• Dairy Free

    Dairy-Free Ice Cream with Speckled Eggs

    Its the LONG weekend and I knew I had to get this Dairy-Free Ice Cream with Speckled Eggs recipe up just in time to celebrate Easter! This recipe uses an ice-cream machine and the one I have is a Krupps that I purchased from Yuppiechef a while back. What if I don’t have an ice cream machine? If you don’t have an ice cream maker, the other option is to freeze the ice cream and in intervals, remove and whisk vigorously. So once transferred to a container, place in the freezer, take it out every 45 minutes and whisk to make the mixture light and fluffy. Use an electric mixer if…

  • Lifestyle

    Eat Together at Plaka Restaurant 💙

    Have you ever visited Plaka? This Greek restaurant franchise is no newbie and has been around since 1993 and in that time, come to be known as one of the most authentic Greek restaurants in our city. Plaka’s namesake village Named after the famous village of Plaka in Athens, the restaurant takes a fresh approach to the best of traditional Greek dishes. While I haven’t yet been to Greece, it most definitely is on the bucket list for future travel plans. When I think of Greece, I think of blue and white houses, irresistible food, strong coffee, sweet biscuits, ancient ruins and high-spirited people. It is no secret that the…

  • Make your own healthy bliss balls
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Orange & Chocolate Bliss Balls

    These healthy Orange and Chocolate Bliss Balls are delicious little morsels packed with energy and wholesome ingredients.  Also known as ‘Jaffa balls’ (if using orange flavours), or ‘protein balls’, bliss balls are made by combining nuts, dates and coconut.  I think the word Bliss must have come from the bright idea of adding cocoa or melted chocolate to these little bites. Don’t they look so pretty! 😍   They are one of the best snacks to have on hand, especially when we are running around like a crazy person and need a quick on the go snack. Dates are naturally sweet, so these bliss balls don’t contain any extra sugar…

  • Dairy Free,  Vegan

    Soothing Pink Beet Moon Milk

    Hands up if you’d like a warm mug of Pink Beet Moon Milk? This pretty pink drink isn’t filled with colourants, but rather uses Beetroot Powder, Maca and some aromatic spices… If you’re in dire need of a peaceful nights sleep before the week begins, it might be time to sip on a warming cup of moon milk. It is my second time blogging about Moon Milk – but in case you didn’t see my last post, Moon Milk is a drink used in the ancient holistic practice of Ayurveda, as a remedy for sleep deprivation and is usually consumed before bed. Making the Soothing Pink Beet Moon Milk One…

  • Lifestyle

    Speckled Egg & Cocoa Nib Bark

    So, Easter is around the corner and to celebrate I am making this super delicious Speckled Egg & Cocoa Nib Bark. If you have not ever tried using cocoa nibs, you are seriously missing out! These little nibs not only add an intense chocolate flavour to foods but also a subtle and satisfying crunch. You make think that they are too bitter but you’d be surprised! They have all the benefits of eating dark chocolate, without the added sugar. They are high in fibre, protein, and antioxidants, and contain the same mood-boosting chemicals that make a bar of dark chocolate so satisfying. I am obsessed with them at the moment…

  • Mango & Black Rice Salad
    Lifestyle

    Mango & Black Rice Salad

    Here’s a very short and sweet recipe for my Sweet and Salty Mango & Black Rice Salad. I picked some black rice up when visiting The Refillery because it’s the only place I have seen it in Jozi! Black rice is known as ‘forbidden rice’ or ‘emperors rice’ because it used to be reserved for Chinese Royalty. Besides being gluten-free, it is higher in fibre than white rice, Black Rice also boasts 8.5g of protein per 100g! Here’s the recipe for a side salad using this awesome ingredient, or if you are feeling hungry – a salad for one! Print Recipe Sweet and Salty Mango & Black Rice Salad Course: Side DishCuisine: ChineseKeyword:…

  • Raspberry Powder Chia Pudding
    Lifestyle

    Raspberry Powder Chia Pudding

    Pretty in Pink right? This healthy recipe is for a gorgeously bright Raspberry Powder Chia Pudding. I used both raspberry powder and fresh raspberries to create this sweet, yet tart Chia Pudding. Eat for breakfast or as a snack. I have mentioned quite a few times that Chia Pudding is one of my favourite gluten-free snacks and breakfasts, for a few reasons. Just two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 4g of protein and they are also a good source of soluble fibre – which is very soothing to the gut. Chia Seeds also contain iron and Omega 3’s and have a neutral taste, taking on any flavour you add to…

  • Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns
    Gluten Free

    Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns     

    Today’s recipe is for my Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns – just in time for your Easter baking. There’s nothing better than the aroma of hot cross buns wafting through the air. Especially when they have been toasted and lovingly smothered with butter.  But before we get to that, let me be honest with you – it took three attempts to get this recipe right. It is never easy to cook with gluten-free flours, especially when creating doughs because yeast needs gluten to rise. No gluten = very little rise, meaning very dense crumbly buns. However, there is a way around this problem. A few tweaks to a recipe can help the…

  • Maple Tahini
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    How to Make Maple Tahini Paste

    On my last visit to the Zero Waste Store, The Refillery, I filled up one of their brown paper bags with some sesame seeds with one idea in mind – A Maple Tahini Paste recipe. Now I love tahini – it is almost like peanut butter, but slightly richer and has a mild bitter tang. It is quite a versatile sauce and is used to make hummus and baba ganoush, but it can also be used in some not so obvious ways – such as drizzled over ice cream, salad or a bowl of granola. Tahini is naturally vegan and gluten-free, tastes nutty and is dead simple to make. For…

  • Lifestyle

    How to Elevate Food Photography with Props

    Today’s post is for the foodies and it’s all about how to Elevate Food Photography with Props. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to want to improve the pictures you take of food. Taking better pictures of food feels quite rewarding and it takes the viewer on a journey of senses, of memory and of taste. The ultimate goal of food photography being — Wow, I want to eat that. 😍 By using different props, you can really create more interest in a picture and you don’t need lots of fancy things either. In this post, I am going to show you some simple items around the house…

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