If You’re Waiting for the Perfect Time, It’s Now

Perfect Time

Honesty time:

There is no future time or place when everything is going to be perfect for you to finally ‘be happy’.

I know your reaction to that sentence – “but she doesn’t know my situation”. Ruh Roh. Once more with feeling:

There is no future time or place when everything is going to be perfect for you to finally ‘be happy’. Read the rest of this post »

Coconut Water Chocolate Thickshake (Raw + Vegan)

coconut thickshake

I know I promised you a recipe using the coconut oil chocolate this week, but when I went to make it I discovered I only had 5 pecans left – the star of the recipe I was planning (I swear this happens to me every time I go to make something, always one ingredient I’m out of). So we’ll both have to wait until next week for that yumminess! But I’ll give you a little hint: its going to be a very caramely week. Read the rest of this post »

Coconut Oil Chocolate Bar (Basic Raw Choc Recipe // Raw + Vegan + Dairy-Free)

Raw Chocolate BarRemember the other day I told you Ash and I were fighting of a bacteria infection? Well I made us a batch of this chocolate that we munched on all week (okay I pretty much ate the whole thing to myself, Ash isn’t big on chocolate). Why? Because coconut oil is anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, making it the perfect food to be eating craploads of when your fighting off a bacteria infection, along with turmeric and any probiotic foods like homemade coconut yogurt and sauerkraut. Read the rest of this post »

Raw Mini Upside Down Passionfruit Cheesecakes

Raw Passionfruit Cheesecake

As I type this I’m sitting in bed not feeling the best, fighting off a bacteria infection that Ash so kindly passed on to me!

For the last few days I’ve been taking care of him, making lots of juices, smoothies, a chicken-less soup, risotto (his favourite) and filling him up with superfoods. Today I woke up with a crushing headache, sore throat and just general crappy-ness, and realised Ash had shared his infection with me (pretty hard not to do when you are so close to someone and share a bed). Read the rest of this post »

Vegan Scrambled Chickpea “Eggs” with Quick Hash (Egg-Free, Soy-Free + Gluten-Free)

Vegan Chickpea Scrambled "Eggs"

I am p-retty chuffed with myself over this recipe!

I’ve tried tofu scramble before, but I like chickpeas so much better as they have so much more nutritional value (and no controversy about whether they are good for you or not) – and if it can be done with chickpeas instead of tofu why not!

So we start with a batter made with chickpea flour – like in these wraps and in the Chickpea Omelette recipe from Living on the Vedge. Read the rest of this post »

Raw Blueberry Cobbler (GF + V)

Blueberry Cobbler

Well today I have a little treat for you! You like raw desserts right? I thought so!

First up, full disclosure: I have never actually eaten real blueberry cobbler AND I don’t like fruity desserts. So perhaps I’m not the best person to be coming up with a blueberry cobbler recipe? But you know what? I love this cobbler – so that must mean it’s really good.

As this was getting warm in the dehydrator (you can use the oven or a sunny window), the whole house was filled with that sweet, warming sugar and cinnamon smell, and I just wanted to shove my face into the pie dish! Read the rest of this post »

Roasted Purple Carrot & Baby Beet Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

The days have started to get verrrry chilly in my part of the world!

Well, it never really gets that cold here in south east Queensland, but some days can get pretty cold. I love the colder weather, and basically spend 10 months of the year waiting for the slight winter we get here to come!

I have been eating a lot of salads for the past 6 or so months. Lunch and dinner thats all I crave. A giant salad, every veggie in the house thrown in, usually with my caesar dressing. Read the rest of this post »

My Story: My Celiac Diagnosis & Where My Health is Now

My Celiac Diagnosis

I have been blogging away here for almost two years now, and I am still yet to share my full story. I thought it was about time I correct that, and share how I got to be here, and why The Vedge means so much to me.

I just love reading people’s diagnosis & healing stories, and I can’t believe it has taken me so long to get around to sharing mine! So here goes…

 

After three years of agonising stomach pain and gastro symptoms I was finally diagnosed with celiac disease at 21-years-old. Read the rest of this post »

It’s here, it’s here! Living on The Vedge is Available Now!

Living on the Vedge ebook

Living on the VedgeYep, today is an exciting day!

The book that I’ve been working on for almost 8 months is finally finished. I am so happy I could cry.

Working on this ebook has been the most fun, but also the most challenging thing I have ever done.

When I started it, I had no idea just how much bloody work it was going to be, and at that time I struggled to get out of bed most days. But I knew this had to be made, I knew people needed this, so I pushed myself to the finish line. Read the rest of this post »

Chickpea Veggie Fritters (Gluten Free + Vegan)

Chickpea Veggie Fritters

Before I get into to telling you how amazing (and easy!) these veggie fritters are, let me start off with some exciting news.

You all know I’ve been working away on this ebook, Living on the Vedge, for over 6 months now – and it’s FINALLY ready for release! I know you’ve been waiting a while for this to be ready – when I started this ebook, I could barely get out of bed most days. It’s only thanks to my continually improving health that I’ve managed to get this thing finished! Read the rest of this post »

5 Life-Changing, Must-Read Books

5 must read books

I go through fazes of reading where I can go through a few books in a couple of weeks, but then I won’t read anything for 3 months! Lately I have definitely been on a reading binge. I think it has something to do with the 2-5 coffee enemas I’m doing a day where I have a good 20 minutes to read for each enema. I’m actually really loving it!

I have been just blown away with some books I’ve been reading. Read the rest of this post »

Raw Chocolate & Orange Jaffa Torte (Raw, Vegan + Gluten Free)

Raw Vegan Jaffa Torte

Isn’t this torte gorgeous?!

I am coming to the tail end of creating my ebook, with just a few recipes to go. I’ve been making about 2 recipes a day for this book, so suffice to say I haven’t really had the time or stomach room to make extra recipes for the blog too! But I set aside some time to make sure I made something really special for you, since it’s been a little while since my last recipe here on the blog. Read the rest of this post »