Zoodles, mushrooms & peas

VEGAN | GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE | IQS | JERF | LOW-FRUCTOSE Anyone else find they open the fridge door a few too many times & can't work out what to prepare? I am spending so much time at home with a 9 week old who can't yet wear suncream, which means we are spending most … Continue reading Zoodles, mushrooms & peas

Filling vegan meals

I had a message from a lovely follower, Jodie, who wanted suggestions on filling vegan meals. I agree that if you are used to meals heavy on protein including meat, seafood &/or dairy, a vegan meal may seem not as filling. First of all be sure to include the following: 1. Some form of carbs … Continue reading Filling vegan meals

10 low-fructose desserts you have to try…

The internet really is an amazing thing. I remember doing school projects in the 1990s & using my Grandparents' encyclopaedias for information! Now we have information at our fingertips (some of it helpful, other not so much). I love finding recipes online - there are some seriously talented people out there creating some amazing dishes.....before … Continue reading 10 low-fructose desserts you have to try…

20 pantry items to kickstart a healthy 2017

If I could force everyone to have 2 New Year's Resolutions they would be to drastically reduce high-fructose foods & to start purchasing pantry staples from bulk stores, using their own jars. My top 20 pantry items to kickstart your healthy 2017 are: 1. Nuts - a quick, easy snack high in protein & fat … Continue reading 20 pantry items to kickstart a healthy 2017

Cauliflower kale quinoa salad

V VEGAN | GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE | LOW-FRUCTOSE | JERF | IQS Loving salads at this time of year but while breastfeeding (I'm using that as an excuse for eating a lot), I need something a little more filling, hence adding quinoa as a source of protein & carbohydrates. As with all my recipes, adapt … Continue reading Cauliflower kale quinoa salad

Banana tahini vanilla smoothie 

VEGAN | GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE | NUT-FREE | NO ADDED SWEETENERS | 4 INGREDIENTS Can't go wrong with frozen bananas in a smoothie but I always try to add some protein &/ or good fats to keep me full for longer 3 bananas, peeled then frozen overnight 1 tbspn tahini (Mayver's is my fave brand) … Continue reading Banana tahini vanilla smoothie 

Basic smoothie | V GF

VEGAN | GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE | NUT-FREE | NO ADDED SWEETENERS INGREDIENTS 2 x medium bananas 1 x tablespoon chia seeds 1/4 cup water or coconut water (you may not need all of this) OPTIONAL - don't add all of these together! 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla powder (I don't recommend vanilla extract as it is full … Continue reading Basic smoothie | V GF

Vegan vs plant based 

Let me start by saying I have not eaten meat in almost 19 years (over half my life). I eat seafood 3-6 times a month. A year ago I cut out dairy on the advice of a Naturopath & introduced organic eggs (after never really enjoying eggs previously). I am 85-90% vegan. I feed my … Continue reading Vegan vs plant based 

Indulgent sugar-free chocolate

45g cacao butter 45g coconut butter 45g tahini 1/2 tbspn chia seeds 4 tbspns cacao 1.5 tbspns rice malt syrup METHOD 1. Melt together cacao butter, coconut butter & tahini on a low heat. If it starts bubbling at all, remove from heat immediately. 2. Stir in cacao well. 3. Remove from heat & immediately … Continue reading Indulgent sugar-free chocolate

ANZAC cookies | vegan

I love the tradition of baking ANZAC cookies. Today was a matter of what I had in the pantry to make a new version. They got a big thumbs up from my sons so I am thinking they would also be a good treat for school lunchboxes. INGREDIENTS  1 1/4 cups oats (I recommend organic) … Continue reading ANZAC cookies | vegan