Apricot Chocolate Popped Quinoa Bars

These no-bake Apricot Chocolate Popped Quinoa Bars are a breeze to make and packed full of plant protein. Pumpkin seed butter holds them together – giving a pop of green whilst providing some zinc. A delicious afternoon snack. Life is good – it’s Sunday after all, my favourite day of the week. I’ve slept in, […]

26 Feb 2017 | 0 comments

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins with Teff

These gluten free blueberry muffins are entirely vegan, made with the nutrient-dense whole grain, teff. Soft and moist, with lemon and coconut. Oh the poor Elements – they’re so confused – it’s meant to be summer, yet – all this rain! I have to admit though, I’ll take a rainy day just as quick as […]

20 Feb 2017 | 0 comments

Healthy Butternut Squash Black Bean Tacos

These Healthy Butternut Squash Black Bean Tacos are gut friendly – made with soaked beans (to reduce anti-nutrients and improve bioavailability of minerals), authentic corn tortillas (gluten free), beet sauerkraut (probiotics) and finished with a creamy raw cashew aioli (dairy free). Healthy tacos! Need I say more? I’ll admit these are a little fiddly – […]

13 Feb 2017 | 2 comments

Classic Refried Black Beans {V}

Classic Refried Black Beans – a versatile plant-based staple to enjoy with tacos, burritos, nachos, or simply with a side of rice. Great to have in the freezer for an easy mid-week meal. What’s not to love about beans? Hearty, filling, fibre and protein rich, tasty and cheap to buy!  Per cup (cooked), black beans […]

13 Feb 2017 | 0 comments

Creamy Raw Cashew Aioli

Creamy Raw Cashew Aioli – a vegan alternative to the classic and a great staple recipe to keep on hand for everything from roast potatoes, to tacos and homemade burgers. I’ve shared reiterations of this recipe on the blog before (Raw Tacos, Vegan Black Bean Burgers, Pumpkin Chickpea & Rocket Salad, & Raw Vegan Kofta), […]

12 Feb 2017 | 3 comments

Lemon White Bean Kale Soup

A grounding Tuscan-style, garlicky Lemon White Bean Kale Soup, prepared from scratch using whole dried beans. True soul food and best enjoyed with a rustic knob of sourdough. I know this isn’t the most Summery of recipes, but I have been in need of some seriously grounding nourishment of late. Both my partner and I […]

6 Feb 2017 | 2 comments

Raw Lemon Goji Truffles

These Raw Lemon Goji Truffles are soft and moist, bursting with sweet coconut, fresh lemon juice and tangy goji berries. They are just divine if you can find the time to pop them in the dehydrator – it makes for more of a macaroon texture. I think it’s fairly important to have a few good healthy […]

29 Jan 2017 | 4 comments

Chickpea Sorghum Salad

A delicious Chickpea Sorghum Salad filled with fresh herbs and spices. Sorghum is a gluten-free grain hailing from Africa with a lovely mild taste and chewy texture. Packed with B-group vitamins, protein and fibre. I feel like I am running with a theme here, after using that lovely rich pomegranate molasses and lemony sumac in […]

22 Jan 2017 | 0 comments

Sorghum Nutrition and Health Benefits

This is part of a series on some of my favourite whole foods – things I consider kitchen staples and use often in my recipes. I hope you get to discover something fun and new about them!  I’ve been using sorghum quite a bit in the kitchen lately – a lovely neutral to mildly sweet […]

21 Jan 2017 | 0 comments

Radical Roasted Beet Hummus with Sumac and Lime

Summer calls for Radical Roasted Beetroot Hummus with Sumac and Lime, and if you’re adventurous, a dash of tangy pomegranate molasses. A nutrient dense dip loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds,  protein and gut-loving prebiotic fibre. We celebrated my little-big-brother’s 30th birthday last week. His gorgeous partner planned a birthday picnic. But in typical Auckland […]

15 Jan 2017 | 3 comments

Top Prebiotic Foods for Gut Health

This is the second of two posts on this topic. The first looks at the health benefits of prebiotics in detail. Prebiotics are types of dietary fibre that arrive un-digested at the colon, where they are readily fermented  by beneficial bacteria, allowing them to grow and thrive. In order to be classed as a prebiotic, […]

11 Jan 2017 | 0 comments

Health Benefits of Prebiotics

This post is one of two posts on this topic. The second post will look at my favourite prebiotic foods in detail. We hear a lot about probiotics – but what about prebiotics? They’re just as deserving of attention because they play such an important role in our health. Prebiotics are certain types of fibres found […]

9 Jan 2017 | 1 comment

Kawakawa tea: my favourite digestive tonic

It felt fitting to end the year by sharing my favourite herbal tea. It has a beautiful calming effect on the digestive tract, appropriate given the time of the year and the tendency to over indulge – particularly on Christmas day. Kawakawa (Macropiper excelsum) is a New Zealand native, a relative of the pacific kava […]

26 Dec 2016 | 2 comments

Healthy Vegan Ginger Cake

This healthy Vegan Ginger Cake is gluten free and filled with aromatic spices. Soft and moist, with a cashew lemon icing. Mineral-rich blackstrap molasses, whole dates and a little organic rice malt syrup make up the natural sweeteners. I served this with fresh blackberries, pomegranate and mint leaves – the perfect complement to ginger (and […]

16 Dec 2016 | 7 comments

Healthy Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Cake

This healthy gluten free Christmas fruit cake is a family recipe that has been tweaked and modified over the years. There is no added sugar, butter or eggs, and sorghum flour is used in place of self raising white flour (though almond meal would work equally as well). Soft and moist – perfect with a […]

3 Dec 2016 | 4 comments

Gluten Free Sun-Dried Tomato Spinach Quiche

This has to be the ultimate picnic quiche – a light, millet and sunflower seed crust packed full of nutrient dense greens (and wild edible weeds from the garden if you’re so inclined!), finished with crunchy seeds and soft juicy tomatoes. Naturally gluten, egg and dairy free. I served this with a mess of fresh […]

19 Nov 2016 | 4 comments

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