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Healthy Date Oat Squares (Oil-free No Added Sugar)

A delicious treat made using better-for-you ingredients. These healthy date oat squares make the perfect lighter treat when you're craving something sweet, but still want it to nourish your body. Would you believe me if I said you can make a delicious date oat bar without any processed sugar or oil? That's exactly what I did to create these healthy date oat squares. I'm using whole dates only to sweeten and tahini as a healthier alternative to oil or butter. This recipe is inspired by my favourite sweet treat growing up in Iraq called Kleicha - a date swirl cookie/pastry spiced with cinnamon and cardamom. They're usually served during celebrations and the holy month of Ramadan. Since we're already a week [...]

Crunchy Nut & Seed Rounds

These crunchy nut & seed rounds are my new favourite way to get some heart healthy nuts and seeds into my diet.  We should all be increasing our nut/seed intake. They're associated with so many health benefits, mainly because they're packed with fibre, antioxidants and healthy fats. They're also satiating and satisfying because of their fat content. Plus they contain some plant-based protein, which helps make them even more satisfying and filling.  Many of us crave things like crisps/biscuits because we find that crunch when we bite into them so satisfying. Nuts & seeds make such a great snack alternative because they also offer that satisfying crunch. They're even tastier when roasted!  These crunchy rounds are so handy to have [...]

Vegan Raspberry Pudding (Healthier Dessert)

A beautifully vibrant dessert that's really easy to make and using healthier ingredients. This vegan raspberry pudding is the perfect dessert when you're craving something light, creamy and fruity. Spring is almost here and I couldn't be more excited! I've always been an autumn/winter person, but this winter was different for me. The shorter, colder days really affected me this time around, not sure why. As a result I am glad to see the back of it for now. My body and mind is yearning for longer, brighter and warmer days.  I'm also excited to start making more spring/summer recipes. Lighter chilled treats with brighter colours and fruity notes. This vegan raspberry pudding would be perfect for this Mother's Day. [...]

Vegan Cabbage Pancakes with a Chutney Chickpea Dip

Delicious vegan cabbage pancakes lightly spiced and served with a creamy chutney chickpea dip. You're definitely going to want to try this recipe!  I'm very much into savoury vegetable pancakes/fritters at the moment. A couple of weeks ago I made these simple vegetable fritters, which went down a storm, so I thought I would make another version  I find fritters an easy way to prepare vegetables that's a lot more fun, tasty and exciting compared to plain boiled or even roasted vegetables. Don't get me wrong, I love my roasted veggies, but every now and then I like to change things up a little. This recipe is an easy, tasty way to level up your veggie game!  Cabbage is one [...]

Tofu Rice Dumplings (Vegan & Gluten-free)

Delicious parcels that are so quick and easy to make. These tofu rice dumplings make a great main meal or a protein packed snack/side dish. Tofu is one of my favourite ingredients to use in main meals. Even though I'm not fully vegan, I do follow a mainly plant-based diet. I find tofu one of the best and easiest ways to add protein to meals without resorting to using ultra processed fake meats. Tofu can also be high in calcium, especially if it's set in a calcium solution. Calcium is another nutrient that can be lacking in a poorly planed plant-based diet or if you don't eat things like dairy and boney fish. Tofu is a great way to make [...]

High Protein Vegan Granola

Crunchy homemade high protein vegan granola that's super easy to make and tastes just as good as the shop bought kind! Each serving provides 11g protein, which isn't bad for a granola! Pair it with some Greek yoghurt (or Greek style vegan yoghurt) and nut butter to bump up the protein even more. Make a big batch of this high protein vegan granola to have on your kitchen counter for when you're feeling snacky. I always make better snack choices when I have healthier options there in front of me. When I have granola at hand, especially when it's the first thing in sight when I walk into my kitchen. I'm more likely to reach out for it rather than [...]

Curry Spice Tofu Burgers (Vegan & Gluten-free)

An easy plant-based 'Fakeaway' idea made with healthier ingredients - these curry spice tofu burgers are delicious & a great source of protein! I'm a huge fan of tofu - it's a great plant-based source of protein + calcium, both of which can be lacking in many plant-based meals. It's also such a versatile ingredient, one that I'm always trying new ways to be creative with. I love coming up with fun, exciting/tasty ways to include it into healthy meals. Due to its high protein levels, it's also an easy way to increase the protein content of a disg without adding processed fake meats.  I made these tofu patties a while ago and they were a huge hit, so I [...]

Vegan High Protein Tofu Pancakes

A yummy pancake stack made with healthier ingredients - these vegan high protein tofu pancakes are a great way to start your day with a nutritious meal that tastes like a dessert! Pancakes aren't known for their health benefits, but there's not denying they taste darn good! They're usually high in sugar, simple carbs and low in protein and fibre.  What if I told you I created a pancake stack that tastes delicious, but is also good for you? A stack that's high in protein and also a great source of fibre. A much more well-rounded, balanced and nutritious meal that won't spike your blood sugar levels.  Each serving offers 26g of protein and 7g of fibre. Not bad for [...]

Healthier Vegan Heart Sandwich Cookies

These healthier vegan heart sandwich cookies would make a great treat for Valentine's Day. Whether you're celebrating with your significant other, friends or family - these cookies are a cute way to say 'I care'. You can also make them as a treat for yourself! Nut butter sandwiched between two crunchy oat cookies. This recipe is easily adaptable to your likes and dietary needs. You can use any filling you like. I've made them before with jam and chocolate hazelnut spread, but this time I opted for a chocolate peanut butter. Basically anything you can spread will work. I wanted to make a healthier treat for Valentine's Day that can also be enjoyed any time of the year. You can [...]

Vegan Chickpea Peanut Butter Curry

A speedy curry that will leave you feeling full and satisfied. Once you try this vegan chickpea peanut butter curry, you’ll be making it all the time! Last year I made this easy and quick coconut chickpea curry which has since become my go-to speedy dinner. It's so convenient and it's the kind of recipe that you probably already have all the required ingredients for in your cupboard. Even if you don't, you can easily adjust it depending on what you have available or to your liking.  I wanted to make something similar, but with different flavours just so I have a variation to fall back on if I don't have coconut milk for example or if I'm simply craving a change, [...]

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