Roasted Cauliflower with Fennel and Chilli

This is a staple around my place – delicious Roasted Cauliflower with fennel and chilli. Cauliflower florets are drizzled with olive oil and coated in cumin and chilli flakes, then roasted till golden. And to top it off, shallots and fennel fried with ample garlic. Equally as yum made with Brussel’s sprouts when in season. […]

17 Aug 2017 | 0 comments

Slaw with Probiotic Miso Tahini Dressing

A fresh crunchy Slaw with Probiotic Miso Tahini Dressing. Full of beneficial bacteria and bursting with flavour. I know, there ain’t much revolutionary about a slaw, but I do think this dressing (well, I guess it’s almost more sauce than dressing) is rather special. It takes just a minute to whip up and is packed […]

17 Aug 2017 | 0 comments

How to Cook Fluffy Quinoa

Light and fluffy quinoa is no longer a mystery! This simple trick will help you reach the elusive perfect quinoa – every time. A very short, but important post today. How to cook fluffy quinoa. In fact, how to cook fluffy any grain, really. But first, let’s take a moment to marvel at the perfection […]

16 Aug 2017 | 0 comments

Raw Black Forest Brownie

A rich and fudgy Raw Black Forest Brownie, naturally gluten and dairy free. Cacao, organic tart cherries and vanilla – pretty much the best combo out there.  Last weekend I did two cooking demo’s at the Ceres Healthy Hub Kitchen at the Auckland Food Show. What a blast! I did however have a very typical […]

3 Aug 2017 | 2 comments

Protein Packed Broccoli Pesto Pasta

A nutritious, protein-packed Broccoli Pesto Pasta using chickpea fusilli. The dairy free pesto is a real treat – made with fresh basil, nutritional yeast, hemp oil and cashews. On the table in 30 minutes. Quick has been the name of the game Chez Glucina this week. I feel a little like the master juggler, lots […]

27 Jul 2017 | 0 comments

Chickpea Spinach Curry

A delicious plant-powered winter Chickpea Spinach Curry packed with warming spices and fresh greens, finished with creamy coconut. Time for a mid-winter curry. This dish has fast become my partner’s favourite. One would think he is quite deprived by the way he carries on sometimes – when I put this in front of him the […]

10 Jul 2017 | 0 comments

Homemade Immune-Boosting Digestive Tonic

A super simple yet potent homemade immune-boosting digestive tonic – it’s Fire Cider with a twist. For congested sinuses, coughs and colds over winter. This infused vinegar is an old herbal folk recipe that has been around for an age. I was first introduced to it as ‘Fire Cider’ through American Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar’s book, […]

29 Jun 2017 | 0 comments

Shiitake Immuno-Soup

A delicious, filling winter soup with immune supportive shiitake mushrooms, warming ginger and garlic, fresh greens and mineral-rich wakame fronds. Boom. Another one-pot wonder filled with nutritional goodies, well, almost – if you exclude the crispy tofu – though I’m of the mind to keep those little puffed cubes of goodness in there purely for […]

22 Jun 2017 | 0 comments

10 Ways to Stay Healthy Over Winter

So far I’ve been quite impressed with winter – it is certainly crisp but hasn’t been too miserable – is the worst to come I wonder? Today I have 10 ways to stay healthy over winter, with a plant-powered focus, of course! The key to a healthy immune system is to manage stress, sleep well, […]

16 Jun 2017 | 0 comments

Raw Pistachio Salted Caramel Slice

Every now and then you need something totally over-the-top decadent, don’t you think? The long weekend was the perfect excuse for this rich Raw Pistachio Salted Caramel Slice. The addition of peanuts lends a bit of a Snickers feel.  The long weekend saw me asking myself this: in what ways am I nourishing myself outside the […]

6 Jun 2017 | 1 comment

Anti-inflammatory Thai Pumpkin Soup

A luscious anti-inflammatory Thai Pumpkin Soup with turmeric, ginger, lemongrass, kaffir lime, chilli, cumin, coriander, coconut milk, and roasted pumpkin. Naturally gluten free and plant-based. Pumpkin soup is certainly a classic – but the addition of these flavoursome herbs and spices take it from comfort food to a bowl of therapeutic goodness. The key spices […]

29 May 2017 | 2 comments

Speedy Super Seed Crackers

Today I have what I hope will become an absolute staple in your kitchen, as it is in mine. The perfect seed cracker, complete with ample crunch, best topped with all things green and wild! Naturally gluten free and an absolute breeze to prepare. Now, if you’re an 80s babe like me, you’ll be well […]

14 May 2017 | 0 comments

Are you getting enough magnesium? {+ top food sources}

Marvellous magnesium – so critical to the running of our bodies (it is required for over 300 biochemical reactions), it plays a role in supporting healthy cardiovascular function, nerve and muscle relaxation, blood sugar balance, bone health and production of energy. This post will focus on how to get enough of this important mineral in […]

8 May 2017 | 0 comments

Rhubarb Apple Amaranth Porridge

Mix up your morning routine with this seasonal, stewed Rhubarb, Apple and Amaranth Porridge cooked with ginger, vanilla and coconut. Naturally gluten free, high protein and delicious with a wee drizzle of pure maple syrup. I’m sharing another nutritious breakfast option today, to add some variety to your morning. I find that I need to […]

22 Apr 2017 | 2 comments

Gluten Free Coconut Date Banana Bread

A simple, gluten free Coconut Date Banana Bread with no added sugar, sweetened naturally with whole dates. Soft and a little more cake– than bread-like, this is a large recipe to feed a hungry family! Devoured in minutes in our household. Firstly, what an exciting week! The launch of my new LIVELY™ Desserts range has […]

14 Apr 2017 | 0 comments

Coconut Quinoa Porridge {Sprouted!}

An energetically warming, grounding bowl of nourishment – Coconut Quinoa Porridge cooked with aromatic spices and soft Medjool dates with a handful of toasted walnuts to finish. The cooking time for this lovely breakfast is made all the quicker if you sprout the quinoa ahead of time. Autumn is here and for many (particularly us […]

9 Apr 2017 | 0 comments

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