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Desserts, Recipes, Snacks / 10.02.2020

Easy and delicious snack with a hazelnut and crunch surprise on the inside. Who needs a boyfriend when you can have a snack like this! Quick and easy Hazelnut centered cocoa date balls ready to serve as a healthy snack or lunchbox treat. Using only 10 wholesome ingredients to make these quick and easy date balls you'll have snacks for the whole week prepared in no time. These date balls are gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. I know I know, date balls aka energy bites are so last decade but honestly,...

Desserts, Drinks, Recipes / 14.01.2020

I can still remember 7 year old me trying to convince my mom that soda floats weren't dessert whenever we went to the Spur or Wimpy diner. Most people don't have the slightest idea what a soda float is, and that's so sad. A soda float is the glorious marriage of a glass of cold soda (my favourite was creme soda) and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. When the ice cream starts to melt it makes this fizzy deliciousness. This can be enjoyed with a...

Breakfast, Desserts / 22.12.2019

Light, sweet and soft pull-apart buns filled with almond butter, Medjool dates, cinnamon and a sprinkle of orange zest. Christmas is in the air and so is the inviting aroma of cinnamon and orange buns ready to be enjoyed as a decadent breakfast on Christmas morning alongside opening presents. These light,  soft and sweet buns will also make the perfect festive dessert with a scoop of ice cream and a sprinkle of chopped toasted almonds. What are you waiting for? Let's the festive baking begin! First and foremost remember...

Desserts, Recipes / 06.12.2019

Celebration of warm festive spices and rooibos for a South African flare. Just to be clear it doesn't have to be Christmas to whip up this cake because it's good all year round. And frankly, we don't need an excuse to eat cake, am I right? This deliciously fluffy and moist cake sponge recipe is derived from a classic milk sponge recipe. However, this version of the recipe I aimed to make dairy-free and refined sugar-free by replacing the milk with a dairy-free alternative, cane sugar with coconut blossom...

Desserts, Recipes / 22.11.2019

Middle Eastern holiday cookies. Introducing this Middle-Eastern holiday cookie! These cookies are popular during the holiday seasons all over in the Middle East, the Ma’amoul cookies are also known as the Holiday Cookies. Make these at home and pop them into a festive jar from Faithful to Nature for the perfect Christmas stocking filler. Traditionally made with a combination of semolina and all-purpose flour and filled with dates, pistachios, walnuts or a combination. These cookies also come in different shapes and sizes which is actually an indication of...

Breakfast, Desserts, Recipes / 15.11.2019

The taste of a summer celebration with a hint of floral and fresh strawberries. Are you a pancake or waffle type of person? Because waffles are basically pancakes with abs. Another reason I believe waffles trump pancakes is because they're the perfect combination of crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Debate closed. So let's get waffling! Gluten-free and vegan waffles that are crispy? This used to a myth in the TGR kitchen until now, my friends. And with summer being in full swing what...

Breakfast, Desserts, Recipes / 30.10.2019

Gluten-free,dairy-free buckwheat crêpes that's easy to make when the weather or your appetite calls for it. A crêpe is like having a mini burrito for breakfast, and quite frankly, who wouldn’t want that? If you are on the look-out for an easy, lazy weekend morning breakfast to have in bed, this easy 4-Ingredient Buckwheat Crêpe recipe is just that my friend! Fillings, Toppings and Flavours The flavour options and filling possibilities are endless. Making it an all year-round-type of breakfast, lunch, dinner and obviously dessert. If you're feeling fancy enough...

Desserts, Recipes / 11.10.2019

Classic genoise vanilla cake made dairy- and refined sugar-free with toasted coconut. Ladies and Gentlemen allow me the amence honor to present to you this fluffy, sweet, tender toasted coconut vanilla cake that's dairy-free and refined sugar-free. A dream that you can bake. So let's get baking! Ingredients Blue matcha actually isn't matcha at all but just butterfly pea flower powder and is the perfect natural colourant when mixed with hot water or milk as it turns vibrant blue. However, mixing it with the coconut cashew frosting required a little...

Desserts, Recipes / 01.10.2019

Creamy vegan matcha popsicles with a white chocolate drizzle, pistachio, and strawberries. Any good café worth its salt is serving matcha lattes these days. Think of these as a summer-friendly version, finished with crunchy pistachios, white chocolate and strawberries. Popsicles are one of my favourite treats to snack on and cool down all at once a hot summer's day. Ingredient break down Coconut yoghurt Loaded with probiotic benefits you can make your own coconut yoghurt. You can also use regular greek or plain yoghurt . Matcha I LOVE matcha and using...