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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...

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, Drinks, Recipes / 11.11.2019

With Medjool dates, maca and mesquite for a hint of salted caramel. In general, I'm more of a sweet tooth when it comes to breakfast. I also always try and keep it healthy and balanced especially in the week. This toasted coconut smoothie is the perfect combination of delicious and nutritious. Let's get blending! Ingredient break down I chose to use pea protein because I prefer the taste to whey protein, but you can use any protein of your choosing; vanilla, chai, maybe even chocolate for extra decadence. The addition of...

Drinks, Recipes / 05.11.2019

Cool off this summer with this crisp, smooth and refreshing Peach Ice Tea. There’s nothing quite as nice as sitting outside, enjoying the sunny weather and sipping on a glass of iced tea.Ok, maybe having one of these Matcha popsicles with white chocolate and pistachio is pretty good too! This homemade ice tea is easy to make and is all-natural, low in sugar, and loaded with fresh mint, peaches, and lemon. I used green tea, but rooibos tea or even earl grey would also complement these flavours perfectly. Secret to the...

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...

Drinks, Recipes / 26.09.2019

Luxuriously smooth latte with added maca and naturally sweetened with Medjool dates. This rooibos chaga latte recipe is perfect for natural energy, fertility, PCOS, and hormonal balance. The mix of chaga and maca is the perfect caffeine-free pick-me-up replacement for your morning coffee.  Ladies, if you are finding yourself in the luteal or menstrual phase of your cycle this would be the ideal latte for you. According to Alissa Vitti from FLO Living's book, Women Code, our energy levels are at their lowest during these two phases. So...