• } 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…

  • Vegan

    ❤ Healthy Three-Course Valentine’s Dinner ❤

    Today’s post is my how to guide for creating a healthy 3-Course Valentines Dinner… Either you hate it or you love it – but February is here – aka the month of love. I have never really been the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day, mostly because I think it is far to commercialised. Do not even get me started on the retail madness that ensues on the overpriced (ugly) flowers, chocolates and teddy bears. 🤢 Even if Shaun and I did choose to partake in the madness, we have a wedding to save for, so we are eating in a lot this year! Which brings me to this dinner. Eat at…

  • Pear, Cinnamon and Maple Overnight Oats
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Pear, Cinnamon & Maple Overnight Oats

    It is the last Monday of January and while everyone waits in anticipation for payday, I have a budget friendly breakfast idea that is easy on the pocket and healthy too – Pear Cinnamon and Maple Overnight Oats. Have you ever tried Overnight Oats before? The idea is very simple – oats are soaked in flavourings, milk, milk alternative or juice overnight and you eat them chilled with any extra toppings that you like. They are foolproof to make and are a great time saver – make them the night before and grab them to go as you head out. The Pear, Cinnamon and Maple Overnight Oats These Overnight Oats…

  • Lemon and Basil Granita
    Dairy Free,  Vegan

    4 Ingredient Lemon & Basil Granita

    Today’s recipe is a very simple 4 Ingredient Lemon & Basil Granita. As temperatures continue to climb, I naturally reach for colder treats and granita is one delight that ticks all the refreshment boxes for me. Cold, icy, crunchy and fruity. What I like about it is that it lower in calories, dairy free and vegan. This icy concoction was invented in Sicilia, Italy’s southernmost region, which is a very dry and hot – so granita is a go to treat. 😎 It is made from fresh fruit and water, mixed together and frozen until icy. It is then flaked with a fork and frozen again. The result is a crunchy,…

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