Cauliflower Rice Sushi (Gluten + Grain Free)

Cauliflower 'Rice' Sushi

Before we get in todays super yummy recipe, I want to share some of the amazing feedback I’ve been getting from my ebook, Living on the Vedge.

Now that it’s has been out in the world for a few months, I’ve been getting some amazing emails coming in from folks who are loving it! Read the rest of this post »

Vegan Cauliflower Cheese (Gluten-Free + Dairy Free)

Cauliflower Cheese It is actually starting to get a bit chilly in my little corner of the world! Cloudy days, fuzzy socks, blankets, working in PJ’s, sitting in front of the heater (and wishing it was a fire) and having my cat sleep on my 24/7 – yep, this is definitely my favourite time of the year! And that’s before we even get to talking about the delicious warming comfort foods that winter brings us.

The cold doesn’t last too long here, so we have to make the most of it. Read the rest of this post »

My Top 5 Essential Kitchen Tools

Top 5 Kitchen Tools

I like to use minimal kitchen tools and appliances as possible.

Do I really need a whole appliance just to cook a pizza in? Who has that much kitchen space?!

But who am I kidding? I love to cook and I love me some gadgets. However, theres only a few tools that I would consider ‘essentials’ for a healthy kitchen and whipping up quick recipes.

These are my top five recommendations!

blender + juicer

Vitamix or other high speed blender

I love my Vitamix – it is hands down my favourite kitchen tool (besides Mr. Read the rest of this post »

Raw Chocolate Caramel Turtles, Two Ways (Vegan + GF)

Raw Turtles

I’m gonna say a few words that I know you’re going to love: Chocolate. Caramel. Pecans. Easy. Quick.

Have I piqued your interest yet? I hope so, because I don’t want you to miss out on these!

They are so fricken easy, and so fricken yummy! Get on ‘em…

Raw Turtles

And you have a few options to make them, depending on what you like and what you’ve got in your cupboard. Tip: making both is a really good option!

Raw Turtles

So take your pick…

Raw Chocolate Turtle Recipe #1…

Raw Chocolate Caramel Turtles #1
 
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Raw chocolate turtles with a caramel filling made with almond butter, coconut nectar and coconut oil.
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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’.

Are you waiting for that one thing (or five things) in your life to be “fixed” before you can 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 »