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Cookie Dough Brownies Vegan, Gluten-free & Sweetened With Dates

Cookie Dough Brownies Vegan, Gluten-free & Refined Sugar-free This is one of my favourite creations. Not only because they taste absolutely delicious and decadent, they're also probably the healthiest baked treat I've made so far! Made with black beans, oats and sweetened only with whole dates!     Everyone who's tried these yummy bites has instantly fallen in love with them, which is such a joy to hear when you put your heart and soul into your creations and get such positive feedback. It's what keeps me going and keeps me curious - experimenting with different cooking and baking methods and alternative ingredients to try and make my treats as healthy and wholesome as possible whilst making sure they still [...]

Butternut Squash Turmeric Ginger Soup

Butternut Squash Turmeric Ginger Soup Now that I’ve embarked on my 30s, it’s crucial for me to look after my body in any way that I can. In my younger days, it was so easy to think I was invincible, like nothing would ever hurt me. I was so used to my body being able to bounce back and recover from pretty much anything. It’s only when I started getting the aches and pains that come as a result of accumulated injuries/physical stress, bad posture and the natural process of aging that I started to consider taking steps to look after myself! Now, that resilience I grew so used to having is fading and I find myself looking for ways [...]

HelloFresh Review – Coconut Dal with Roasted Butternut Squash

HelloFresh Review - Coconut Dal with Roasted Butternut Squash *This post is sponsored by HelloFresh* I’m all about quick and easy meals that are made from scratch at home, but I know that on busy days just the idea of having to think of what to make for dinner, grabbing the ingredients from the supermarket and putting a meal together can seem daunting when all you want to do is put your legs up and enjoy some down time. In my case what would usually end up happening after a long day of work, running errands and other chores is I would end up spending ages trying to think of something to whip up, but by the end of it [...]

2-ingredient Chocolate Quinoa Crunch Bites

2-ingredient Chocolate Quinoa Crunch Bites If you like chocolate and you like crunchy treats, then you NEED these 2-ingredient chocolate quinoa crunch bites in your life!  I've been really stressed out recently with clinic work and assessments, so I've been craving ALL THE CHOCOLATE! I know it's not the best thing to eat to nourish your body during periods of high level stress, but my God does chocolate help my soul and mental well being! It becomes my bestest friend :P  I almost feel like chocolate is the only thing getting me by right now! It's sad to say, but it's definitely the highlight of my day (the rhyme wasn't intentional, promise haha!). My chocolate crunch doughnuts have been my [...]

Chilli Butternut Squash Soup

Chilli Butternut Squash Soup Up until recently I've never been a huge soup fan. I just didn't grow up eating much soup, apart from lentil soup (my fave), so it never appealed much to me. However over the past few weeks I found myself actually craving soups, so I started to buy ready made soups when doing my weekly food shop.  I'm usually a cold meal kind of person and I'm not usually fussed whether a meal is hot, room temperature or cold, but recently my body has been craving warm food. Comfort foods mainly. Stews, curries, porridge...and soup! I decided to try making my own instead of relying on ready made soups. They're fairly easy to make, cost a lot less and [...]

Raw Mince Pies Recipe – Vegan & Gluten-free

Raw Mince Pies Recipe - Vegan & Gluten-free This is my first Christmas recipe on the blog this year...yay!  Delicious raw/no-bake mince pies that are so easy to make and taste amazing without any added sugar, dairy or wheat!  When I first moved to the UK around 11 years ago (my goodness how time flies!) and during my first ever proper Christmas day celebration with my uncles, granddad and cousins, I tried a mince pie for the first time. Did I like it? NO! I actually hated it! First of all I found the name so confusing. You would assume a mince pie would contain minced meat, but instead I had a mouth full of raisins, which I wasn't too keen on. I [...]

California Walnut Tomato & Tofu Quiche

California Walnut Tomato & Tofu Quiche A delicious and filling California walnut tomato & tofu quiche in a crumbly oat & walnut crust topped with beautiful orange, yellow and red baby tomatoes. If you're looking to impress vegans and meat-eaters alike with a scrumptious dish that's completely plant base, you NEED to make this!  Now that the weather is getting cooler and the days are becoming shorter, I'm turning to baking for a source of comfort. I've also been inspired to bake more because of the Great British Bake Off. If you're a fan of baking you will most likely be following along and would have seen that last week was the first ever vegan week on the show. It was [...]

Vegan Avocado Pesto Grilled Cheese

Vegan Avocado Pesto Grilled Cheese A grilled cheese sandwich with a twist. The twist being this vegan avocado pesto grilled cheese toastie is SO MUCH BETTER than a plain cheese toastie. Add avocado to any sandwich and instantly it's ten times better! Especially when paired with pesto and cheese.  Since reducing my dairy intake, I haven't really missed cheese all that much. The one thing I hear most from people who cut out dairy from their diet or go vegan is how much they miss cheese. I've never experienced that; however, I do crave a bit of cheese every now and then and this vegan avocado pesto grilled cheese is the ultimate way to satisfy such a craving. As I mentioned in my previous [...]

Easy Coconut Chickpea Curry

Easy Coconut Chickpea Curry For me, meals like this easy coconut chickpea curry are such a huge time saver on a busy day. Come evening time I don't usually have the energy to cook, especially if I've been recipe creating or filming earlier that day followed by cleaning and tidying. It can really take it out of me. So I always fall back on quick and easy recipes like this one that doesn't require much time to prepare and uses ingredients I always have available in my pantry. Ingredients like canned chickpeas, canned coconut milk, spices and rice. I use light coconut milk to make it slightly healthier and lighter. The great thing about this curry is that you can adapt it to [...]

Healthy Baked Waffles (Vegan & Gluten-free)

Healthy Baked Waffles (Vegan & Gluten-free) Healthy waffles made with oat flour instead of plain flour, almond butter instead of oil and sweetened with stevia. they're also egg-free and suitable for vegans and those with a gluten allergy/intolerance.  Do you own a waffle maker? I used to, but I rarely used it. I found it so difficult to create a healthy vegan, egg-free waffle without the batter sticking to the waffle iron. It almost always ended up in a huge mess, and trying to get the stuck batter off was a nightmare! That really put me off using my waffle maker.  I must admit it was a cheap waffle maker and I haven't owned one since, so my waffle maker [...]

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