One year ago my son was diagnosed with a stomach parasite called Dientamoeba Fragilis. I didn't realise at the time but this parasite is way more common than I could have imagined & thanks to littlies & their still-developing learning to wash hands when going to the loo, this parasite is transmitted frequently in daycares, … Continue reading GUT FEELINGS
3 ingredient dairy-free ice-cream
3 INGREDIENTS | VEGAN | GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE | NUT-FREE | CHILD FRIENDLY | NO ADDED CANE SUGAR | LOW FRUCTOSE I made this “nice-cream” or vegan ice-cream or whatever you choose to call it because I have been getting mighty bored of the whinging of “Whats for afternoon teeeeeeea?” the whole walk home from … Continue reading 3 ingredient dairy-free ice-cream
When I received a call from our family GP in June 2017 telling me that my six-year-old son had Dientamoeba Fragilis, I was totally unsure how treatment would progress. She told me it was great that tests had uncovered what was going on in his tummy BUT there has been conflict between doctors on whether … Continue reading Dientamoeba Fragilis
banana berry smoothie bowl
There's something indulgent but delicious about having a smoothie bowl for breakfast. I absolutely love this combination & could have a variation of it most days for breakfast, lunch or dinner. INGREDIENTS 2 bananas 1 cup frozen organic berries (berries tend to be highly sprayed crops so I recommend buying organic where possible) 2 tablespoons … Continue reading banana berry smoothie bowl
vegan cashew cheezcake
Before you judge me about using the word "cheezcake", it's purely to get across a point about it not actually being cheese or animal based at all. This vegan cake, to me, is more like an ice-cream (or should that be ice-CREEM) cake. This is my first attempt at making my own cheezcake, with my … Continue reading vegan cashew cheezcake
How do you vegan?
Often I watch a lecture in my IIN study & afterwards, wish I could sit down everyone I know in front of it. Tonight was one of those moments, watching a passionate Mark Bittman sing about policies very close to my heart: He commenced a form of veganism 6 years ago. Before you non-vegans start … Continue reading How do you vegan?
Peanut butter & coconut no-cook fudge
Don't do what I did & make this in 30 degree heat, only for the fudge to literally melt in my hand (well I'll maintain that as an excuse for shoving it in my mouth so fast). INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup Mayver's peanut & coconut 1.5 tbspns coconut oil 1 tspn vanilla powder (I love Honest … Continue reading Peanut butter & coconut no-cook fudge
I may be anti-Valentine's Day due to if having become a money making exercise BUT I am all for an excuse to make chocolate..... 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup hulled tahini (I've used Naked Foods brand for this one) 1/4 cup cacao (also Naked Foods) 1 tablespoon Rice Malt Syrup (you guessed it, from … Continue reading Vegan chocolate
Here's a tip, a can of coconut milk can look intimidating & in the past, I've avoiding opening one, thinking I won't be able to finish the whole thing: freeze it into individual ice cubes (in my case, heart shaped). Following my naturopath visit on Friday, I realised I did need to pump the nutritional … Continue reading Green smoothie