• 30-minute Tomato & Basil Soup
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    30-minute Tomato & Basil Soup

    This is my super easy, super quick, 30-minute Tomato & Basil Soup recipe. The recipe has a very simple hack in that I used a combination of juicy, plump Romanita tomatoes, as well as a bottle of Romanita Tomato juice, which is a fast way to punch flavour into a tomato soup when you have limited time. From start to finish, this soup will take you 30 minutes to prepare and cook, so a great meal to make when you are short on time. What’s in the Tomato & Basil Soup? Keeping to my low dairy diet, besides the tomatoes, this soup uses coconut cream as a topping and nutritional…

  • Dairy Free,  Vegan

    How to Make Rooibos Chai Latte

    Winter is coming (and Game of Thrones is finished😥) and today I’m going to show you how to make a Rooibos Chai Latte. This spiced drink is blended with frothed almond milk and takes only a few minutes to make at home. I absolutely love chai latte’s, but whenever I want to order one I have to first check if it is the powdered version. Although delicious and super creamy, the powdered versions are usually LADEN with milk powders that cause me to bloat within a few minutes. I’m talking about the kind of bloat that makes you like as though you may be 6 months pregnant. Not a great…

  • Gut-Friendly Green Swish Chard Soup
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Gut-Friendly Green Swish Chard Soup

    This Gut-Friendly Green Swish Chard Soup is, as the name suggests, made with leafy, vitamin-rich swiss chard. A relative of beetroot, it’s high in vitamins A, C and K, as well as iron, magnesium, manganese and potassium. I find this leafy vegetable much easier to stomach than Kale, so I decided to use it in soup. My mom and stepfather Gerry have been visiting us since Easter and yesterday he got a very painful abscess. It is so bad that it has given him a fever! Luckily enough he was able to get an emergency appointment at the dentist, but the tooth had to be removed. He isn’t able to…

  • } Creamy Tomato Butter ‘Chicken’ Curry
    Vegan

    {Vegan} Creamy Tomato Butter ‘Chicken’ Curry

    Autumn is here there is a chill in the air and warm comfort food is a must. I am serving up this delish #MeatFreeMonday dish using ZZ2 Classic Round Tomatoes. The hearty and warming meal is packed with all the spices and flavours that go into a butter chicken, but without using any chicken. I think it is as good as the original dish. 😁 Usually, the sauce for butter chicken is loaded with butter and cream, but this version uses coconut milk, as it is a dairy-free alternative. Coconut Milk and Coconut Oil help to give this dish a creamy luxurious texture, further complemented by the use of ripe,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Hpw to make crispy roasted chickpeas
    Gluten Free,  Vegan

    How to make Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

    Over the weekend, I discovered an irresistible protein packed snack – Crispy Roasted Chickpeas😍 These little morsels are super easy to make and have endless flavour variations! They are so moreish that I hardy had any left to snap pictures of, as I kept eating handfuls straight out of the pan! Aren’t beans bad for IBS? The answer is YES sometimes, but also NO not always. Serving size comes into play, which you should always pay attention to if you have IBS, but also the kind of chickpeas is where the difference comes in. Canned chickpeas are easier to digest and a fair amount of the FODMAPs ‘leach’ out into the…

  • Mango and Coconut Chia Pudding
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Mango & Coconut Chia Pudding

    Happy Monday! Today’s recipe is a very simple Mango and Coconut Chia Pudding that you can eat for breakfast or as a midday snack. This Mango & Coconut Chia Pudding is healthy and easy to make and is loaded with sweet mango flavour. You only need a handful of ingredients and a bowl and I have adapted it for you incase you don’t have a blender.     I generally make chia pudding with almond milk, but I think coconut and mango go very well together in this recipe. In fact, the combination of flavours and the texture of the chia pudding remind me of a Mango, Coconut Ice Cream…

  • Raw Beetroot & Hummus Dip
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Raw Beet & Chickpea Hummus Dip

    Add some colour to your life with this Raw Beet & Chickpea Hummus dip – a healthy, creamy, and bright pink dip that’s as yummy to eat as it it to look at. Unlike regular dips, this one is free of cream and garlic, but still loaded with flavour from the chickpeas, lemon, beet and tahini. You can spread it on sandwiches and wraps, on salads or as a dip for raw veggies, chips and crackers. Beetroot and Chickpeas I have started to reintroduce certain foods back into my diet (after following a strict FODMAP diet for IBS) and I have really started to enjoy eating beetroot and chickpeas again. I…

  • Creamy Watermelon Sorbet
    Dairy Free,  Vegan

    No Churn, Creamy Watermelon Sorbet 🍉

    This recipe for no churn Creamy Watermelon Sorbet is so simple, I am almost embarrassed to post it! 😁 It’s watermelon season at the moment in South Africa and what better way to use that huge watermelon taking up space in your fridge than with an icy cool sorbet?   This sorbet is made using coconut milk, watermelon and vanilla and requires no churning (i.e no ice cream maker) – just a little bit of patience and time. This sorbet is vegan, yet creamy and smooth and very refreshing. Why Coconut Milk? Sorbet usually comprises of water, sugar and fruit, but I wanted to change things up slightly to give the…

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