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NO WASTE NOVEMBER JUICE PULP ALMOND CAKE

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I like to think I am a mindful person on a every day level, I took plastic free July so seriously and can happily say I have still not taken a single plastic bag from a shop since, not that I did much before but it just made me more mindful than ever and I am so happy that this is now a thing for me :)

I also don’t create a lot of rubbish/food waste at home either, but I was especially inspired by #NoWasteNovember and when I… read more

KAPHA AYURVEDIC CORN TORTILLAS WITH MEXICAN CHILLI BEANS AND MANGO DRESSING


Ingredients and Method

CORN TORTILLA
2 cups Masa Harina flour – I used Bob’s Red Mill
1 1/4 hot water

In a large mixing bowl, add the flour and water and a pinch of salt and knead to form a soft dough,leave in the bowl and cover with a tea towel for about 30minutes. Divide into 8-10 portions and roll into little balls, on a piece of baking paper place 1 portion at a time and flttern with your hand pressing with the outer palm molding into… read more

DIFFERENT TYPES OF STRESS AND HOW TO COMBAT THEM WITH AN AWESOME MEDITATION

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I can completely relate to this article by Emily Drew stress is a silent interferer for want of a better word!

Although you cant see it , it can have the hugest impact on your health and life and can create disease, depression, anxiety and many other health issues as I found out! It can be detrimental!

The best thing you can do that I have done and noted is a daily meditation practice, there have been so many research papers done on this subject, its not airy fairy stuff… read more

Fountain of Youth Morning Elixir

Gooood Morning :)

How do you start your day? I would really love to know! I am going to be doing a series of posts about morning rituals, the things we do to start our day off right to point it in the best possible direction. Of course the way we fuel these gorgeous body’s of ours is one of the more important decisions we make in the morning. Here I share my basic recipe for what I call the Fountain of Youth Elixir as it contains the most incredible ingredients… read more

Beetroot Apple Macadamia pesto

Beetroot Apple pesto

Ingredients

1/2 – 3/4 beetroot – raw

1/2 cup macadamias (soaked for a few hours)

1/2 cup cashews (soaked for a few hours)

1/2 green apple, peeled

1 Tsp Apple Cider vinegar

Juice half a lemon

2 Tbsp olive oil

pink salt and ground black pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined but still a little chunky, you can use this as a dip or puree. Serving suggestion, drizzled over… read more

GRAIN FREE RHUBARB AND MANDARIN CRUMBLE

Serves 2

Ingredients

Rhubarb and Mandarin
5 sticks of rhubarb
2 Tbs raw honey or more to taste
Zest and juice and pulp of 1 medium mandarin
½ cup water

Crumble
1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup butter or coconut oil

Wash and chop rhubarb and add to pot with water, mandarin pulp, juice and zest along with raw honey and let simmer until stewed.

In a bowl mix together the almond flour with the butter or oil with your hands until it forms little clumps.

Spoon fruit mixture into individual oven proof… read more

ZUCCHINI FRITTERS with roast red capsicum hummus

zucchini fritters

ZUCCHINI FRITTERS

Serves 2

1 zucchini – grated
1 onion – diced
1 egg
fresh basil – chopped
1/2 red chilli – diced small
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 Tbs coconut oil for frying

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, place oil in the pan and heat, once heated place dollops of the mixture into the pan, it should make about 4-6 medium fritters.

ROASTED RED CAPSICUM HUMMUS

1.5 cups cooked chickpeas
1 red capsicum
1 red chili
4 semi dried tomatoes
Salt
Pepper
1-2 Tbs… read more

CARROT BASIL & LEMON FALAFELS

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 Serves 2 – makes 6-8 average size falafels

1/2 cup uncooked (dry) organic chickpeas – soaked overnight
1 carrot – grated
Handful fresh basil
1Tbs lemon juice
1/2 red chili
Salt
Pepper

Pop all of the above ingredients into a food processor and pulse until combined. Roll into balls, you can either pan fry these with some coconut oil or you can bake them in the oven on 180 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.

Serve with a homemade chutney or sauce and a great big salad!

CHICKPEA HEALTH BENEFITS

Chickpeas are high… read more

Sprouted brown rice veggie sushi with coriander aioli

Sprouted brown rice sushi

Serves 1

1 cup sprouted brown rice
1 sheet seaweed
broccoli sprouts
cucumber
carrot
avocado
kimchi

Tamari (organic for dipping)

CORIANDER AIOLI
1 egg yolk
1 Tsp hot water
120mls olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 tsp balsamic
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp mustard
handful coriander

In the Thermomix add coriander leaves and garlic and chop 3 secs/speed 7. Add egg yolk, vinegar and mustard and combine 6 secs/speed 5. With the blades still on speed 5 slowly add oil (leave MC on) and process until thick. Add enough water… read more

D.I.Y. ORGANIC BEESWAX LIPBALM

homemade organic lipbalm

Home made yummy natural organic lip balm- that’s is so easy to make

I have a cold at the moment! Boo hoo…. and my lips are dry as well as my nose from sneezing, I do have a few lip balms but for some reason I really wanted to make one and I had all the ingredients on hand…beeswax, coconut oil, cacao butter and a empty jar!!

So here goes:

Grate 1 tsp of beeswax (use a measuring spoon and pack it in tight) – I used a local organic beeswax
1… read more