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Dinner, Dinner, Recipes / 26.07.2019

Nothing can warm up the belly quite as well as soup can. I also tend to be a little lazier during the winter months when it comes to making dinner and so soup is definitely a go-to for me. With minimum dishes and ingredients this creamy mushroom soup is a winter dinner winner . The creaminess of the soup comes from the coconut milk and flour, while the lentils add extra fiber and thickness. You can use gluten-free/regular all-purpose flour, brown rice flour, buckwheat flour, tapioca starch...

Recipes, Snacks / 24.05.2019

Be snack ready to attack those pesky PMS cravings when they show up at your front door. With activated buckwheat groats, ceylon cinnamon , maca and raw cacoa powder these chaga crunch balls are the perfect snack during menstrual phase or whenever the stars align. Ingredients with a function: Ceylon Cinnamon No this is not just your regular cinnamon . Ceylon cinnamon might be a little harder to find than the common Cassia cinnamon, but it is definitely worth the effort.This variety of cinnamon can help lower blood sugar...

Breakfast, Recipes / 20.05.2019

Easy, quick and tasty spiced orange and cocoa overnight oats. I HATE overnight oats. Well, used to hate it until I discovered that adding less chia seeds and warming it up before eating it really makes a HUGE difference in my opinion. The nice thing about overnight oats is that it really saves so much time when you really just have time to grab-and-go in the morning. It's also a really quick and easy thing to prepare the night or even weekend before. There's also countless ways you can...

Dinner, Recipes / 13.05.2019

The ultimate comfort food perfect for those cold winter nights when you want a warm nourishing bowl of soup. I always like to find new ways to incorporate adaptogens into my daily routine. My two favourite adaptogens that almost take everyday is ashwagandha and maca. If you don't know this already, adaptogens are natural substances (found in some mushrooms and other plants) that fight the stress on your mind and body, working to return your systems back to ‘normal’. They’re stress response modifiers on both ends of the...

Breakfast, Recipes / 06.05.2019

Golden tumeric spiced granola without any oil and a little boost of collagen. First things first, aquafaba is just chickpea brine. Cool. So now that we're all on the same page. This recipe is just another way you can utilize the brine instead of pouring it down the drain next time you use a can of chickpeas. I'm sure by now you've made your very own homemade granola , if that's not the case then welcome to a whole new world ( don't lie you totally just sang that...

Breakfast, Recipes / 24.04.2019

Easy, delicious homemade bagels or should I say BAE - GOALS. Friends ! How exciting ? This recipe makes it possible to make and enjoy homemade vegan, paleo bagels with only 6-ingredients. The very first time I had a bagel was at a random Bed & Breakfast in between Las Vegas and San Francisco where we stopped at for an average bed and average American Breakfast. Exactly like it should be on an American road trip, I guess. Even though it was back in 2015 and I...

Desserts, Recipes / 11.04.2019


Cinnamon roll & Hot-cross bun marriage.

Hot-cross Cinnamon rolls that are sweet, sticky, spicy and absolutely dripping with indulgence.

This Easter we're not settling for just cinnamon rolls or hot-cross buns. The Hot-Cross Cinnamon roll is a baked miracle. A perfect marriage of your favourite treats: the classic Cinnamon roll and the festive Hot-Cross Bun.

Desserts, Recipes / 02.04.2019

Moist carrot cake with a tropical twist I made this vegan and gluten-free carrot cake for my birthday this year and it truly exceeded all expectations.   Light, sweet, tangy carrot cake that retains its moisture without being all mush and no cake. With added dried pineapple and passion fruit to give it a tropical twist. Perfect birthday cake or for any celebrations which include weddings, showers and braai’s.  I had vegan and non-vegan friends tasting the cake at the party and it is undetectably vegan and gluten-free. Make it your own...

Breakfast, Recipes / 31.01.2019


Thick, tangy and creamy dairy-free coconut yoghurt with only four ingredients.

After making my own coconut yoghurt I’ll never go back to store bought coconut yoghurt; it’s cheaper and I can control what goes into the yoghurt.

This recipe can also be used to make regular yoghurt as well.
The secret to having creamy, thick and tangy yoghurt lies with the ingredients you use and of course the right method.

Drinks, Recipes / 28.01.2019

AsWHAT? Classified as an adaptogen; that helps the body manage stress. Ashwagandha has been used for over 3000 years to relieve stress, increase energy levels and improve concentration. So what does science say about ashwagandha? Can reduce blood sugar levels ; human studies found that ashwagandha successfully reduced blood sugar levels for both healthy people and people with diabetes (1,2,3,4) . Can reduce cortisol (stress hormone) levels ; (5,6) one study found that compared to the control group , adults who was chronically stressed and supplemented with ashwagandha had a...