Vegan Pesto Pasta with Roasted Zucchini + Asparagus and Spinach Salad

For me, there’s something so comforting about a big bowl of pesto pasta… enjoyed child-like – simply as is, or with a little grown-up flair adding things like roasted veg, different grains instead of pasta… you get the gist. Anyway, this recipe is a vegan pesto, omitting the traditional lashings of parmesan in favour of…

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Kid-friendly Buckwheat Banana Pancakes

This recipe was created with little bellies in mind. A pancake recipe that would fool miniature humans into thinking they were eating something naughty when in fact it couldn’t be nicer… Gluten free, sugar free, and vegan – these pancakes avoid all the things you’d traditionally find in a pancake batter that I’m choosing not…

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Banana, Dark Choc + Hazelnut Loaf

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4 large ripe bananas, mashed 3 eggs ½ cup cocoquench (or other nut milk) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup coconut oil, melted 1 cup dark chocolate buttons 2 ½ cups spelt flour 3 tablespoons coconut sugar ½ cup hazelnut meal 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder Preheat your oven to 175*C. In one…

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Smokey Curried Lentils

1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 onion, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, sliced ½ teaspoon curry powder ¼ teaspoon turmeric 400g tin brown lentils 400g tin tomatoes 1 cup coconut cream 200g smoked tofu Salt and pepper Heat the coconut oil in a pot. Add in the onion and cook until it begins to colour. Add…

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Vegan Mexican Beans

Mexican is my go-to when I’m feeling something quick, easy and yum. I always have these ingredients in my pantry, so any dish that doesn’t require leaving the house is a winner in my eyes. 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 red onion, finely diced 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon chipotle powder…

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Raw Choc Espresso Slice

It’s been a while since I posted a raw cake recipe; I feel this one was worth the wait – one of my all-time favs! Espresso Base: 1 cup quick oats 1 cup almonds ½ cup walnuts ½ cup cacao 1 tablespoon organic ground coffee Pinch salt 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup 1 cup dates,…

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Tomato + Fennel Risotto

1 tablespoon ghee (or butter, or olive oil) 1 onion, finely diced 4 cloves garlic, sliced 1 long red chilli, sliced 3 big bulbs fennel – 1 finely sliced, 2 cut into wedges for roasting 4 tomatoes, cut into wedges for roasting 2 cups Arborio rice 4 tablespoons tomato paste – 2 in the base,…

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Sugar + Grain Free Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe is perfect for the kiddies! Our bubba loves it, as do we. Although it keeps exceptionally well, it doesn’t last long at our place. The coconut flour makes the cake light, moist and sweet – hence no need for any additional sweetener! 4 ripe bananas, mashed ¼ cup coconut oil, melted…

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Peanut Crusted Cauliflower

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This dish is one of my family’s favourite go to dinners. You do need a food processor to make the paste, but assuming that you do – it’s so quick and easy to make with a finished plate that looks and tastes like you spent hours! 1 head cauliflower, cut into thick steaks Paste: 1…

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