It’s not often that I eat tofu, I consider it as kind of a treat when I do. The whole soy issue is questionable to say the least, so I tend to stay on the safe side and only eat it on occasion.
So when I’m cooking with tofu I like to make it into a healthy version of take out food. Read the rest of this post »
The photos do not do this justice! This recipe was a challenge to capture in photos.
The flavours in this are so perfectly combined! I’m pretty proud of this one
The quick vegan feta cheese is so delicious with sautéed onions and wilted spinach.
Then we wrap that in flavourful grilled eggplant, which I admit I was snacking on just on its own – and I didn’t even think I liked eggplant!
Topped with a tomato cream sauce that you won’t believe is made from real tomatoes (not a can! Read the rest of this post »
I feel like I haven’t been sharing nearly as many recipes as I would like to with you lately!
I’ve been working on this book like a crazy person lately, making about 3-4 recipes a day (creating, testing, testing & re-testing), as well as photographing, editing, keeping up with my design work and studying. Phew!
And every time I come up with a recipe idea, I really want to put it into the book so I can pack in as much value for you as I can. Read the rest of this post »
Okay guys, I’ve got a little something to tell you!
I have been working behind the scenes on it for months and months now, and I can’t really keep it a secret anymore because I am SO EXCITED and because theres not really much point to it being a secret any more!!
I am working on a cookbook for all of you my lovely readers. It will be in ebook/PDF format (perhaps one day even in print?).
I’ve been working so hard on this thing for months now on the recipe development, testing, photographing, designing and editing – and I’m only about halfway through. Read the rest of this post »
Happy Halloween party people!
Halloween isn’t really a big thing over here, no one really celebrates it, although it is getting better year by year. So it’s actually pretty dang exciting to find a organic carving pumpkin at the local health food shop – I had never even seen one in real life before until earlier this week!
Me and Ash celebrate halloween by watching a bunch of not-scary scary movies, like the Scream trilogy (one of my faves). I can’t watch actually scary movies, like all the recent paranormal-saw-weird crap that I can’t believe anyone actually enjoys. Read the rest of this post »
Do you ever have those days when you just feel crappy? Slow, sore, tired, foggy, swollen, headache-y or puffy?
When you have allergies, food intolerances or an autoimmune diseases like celiac, you will likely have inflammation in the body. And if your anything like me you can actually feel this happening inside your body. I get sore/swollen feeling feet, a swollen-type headache, tiredness, fogginess and just a general ‘puffy’ feeling.
This happens to me the days following an accidental gluten or dairy reaction, or after I take a strong detoxifying supplement like chlorella (it feels like I’ve stirred it all up inside), or even if I just stay out late. Read the rest of this post »
Corn tortillas are mine and Ash’s favourite gluten free wrap, whether I’m eating it with mexican fillings or not. They do have a corn flavour, but I still find that it works with almost all other flavours.
Seriously, there’s not a lot in the GF food world that beats a fresh, warm corn tortilla, straight from the pan. You can make breakfast burritos, salad wraps, tofu chicken + lettuce wraps, or whatever mexican fixings you like!
To make corn tortillas, you need a special flour called masa harina, which is corn flour that has been processed with lime juice. Read the rest of this post »
No you can’t change the genes your given, BUT diet and lifestyle can change the way these genes are expressed.
This is powerful stuff. No longer do we need to think of diseases as inevitable because of our genetics.
About 5 weeks ago I was siting in my naturopaths office when she mentioned in passing that they do Gene Profiling. I almost fell out of my chair I was so excited. I had heard about this test and wanted to get it done, but didn’t know where to get it. Read the rest of this post »
I’ve got a quick and easy tutorial for you guys today!
This is a valuable life skill.
Have you ever seen the price of blanch almonds at the store, and been filled with rage? Or have you ever spent over an hour trying to peel 1 cup of almonds, and once again been filled with rage?
I hope not, because I want you to live a happy life, filled with blanched almonds, but without rage.
Use blanch almonds for nut cheeses, sliced almonds, to make almond flour, or anything else you can think of! Read the rest of this post »
Are you noticing the theme of easy baked veggies here on the blog, like the garlic & parsley pesto with potatoes from a few weeks ago? That’s because they are my favourite kind of meals, easy to put together (throw in the oven!) and full of veggies. I was craving them all the way through winter, so this is what I’ve been eating a lot of lately, but spring has really started to hit us here so I’ll be eating much lighter meals again! Read the rest of this post »
Calling all garlic lovers – this one is for you!
I wanted to call this Garlic Punch in the Face Pesto, but I thought people might be a little bit scared of that. And there is nothing scary about this sauce.
I was trying to recreate one of my childhood favourite dishes, Chicken Kiev. It wasn’t really the chicken that I liked, it was the garlic buttery sauce inside it, which I then used the eat with the fries anyway. Let’s skip all that, and make this sauce with baked potatoes instead. Read the rest of this post »
Health is so much more than just the food we eat.
Firstly, what is the point in being healthy if you are not happy and enjoying life? And secondly, can you be completely healthy if you are not happy, and living in a place of gratitude, purpose and meaning? My experience has taught me that no, you can’t. You will be seeing a lot more about the other facets to being healthy on the blog in the future – and I am so excited to share this stuff with you guys! Read the rest of this post »
Last weekend Ash and I went to Byron Bay to celebrate our anniversary, which you can read all about here. If you read the post you will know that I accidentally ate gluten. Sad face.
They did tell me the food was vegan and gluten free, and I left it there and trusted them. I do think this was mostly my fault as I should have been more clear on the severity of my allergy/intolerance/reaction, and done a lot more follow up questions about if they include, oats, barley or any ingredients that have gluten etc. Read the rest of this post »
Last weekend Ash and I headed down to one of my favourite places in the world, Byron Bay to celebrate our 7 year anniversary! I love Byron because not only can I find a place to eat down there, I actually have choices. CHOICES!! It’s kind of nice to feel a little normal sometimes. Although normal is kind of an ironic word to use in describing Byron.
There’s many reasons why Byron has such a special place in my heart. It’s such a gorgeous place, and every single person there has a smile on their face and is so friendly, whether they work at a restaurant or they are a parking attendant. Read the rest of this post »
Today I’m spreading some internet love and giving props to my favourite food blogs! I follow a crazy number of health and food blogs, but theres a few that I really look forward to reading and make recipes from often – these guys are doing amazing stuff, so check out their blogs and send them some virtual love and support!
It was so hard for me to narrow my choices down as there are so many blogs doing great stuff. Make sure you share your favourite blog/s in the comments below! Read the rest of this post »