Blueberry and Cranberry Chia Bars

I’m a big fan of sweet treats that are easy to throw together, and even more so when they happen to be healthy. Dates are an extremely popular fruit in the Middle East, where I’m currently working because of the huge volume of date palm trees. They’re high in fiber and can be used as…

My Minestrone

Minestrone – a traditional, thick Italian soup – consists usually of many vegetables like beans, onions, celery, carrot sticks and tomato, with added rice or pasta, or sometimes both. There have been many different varieties of minestrone created down through the years, with every different twist as interesting as the other. Most people stick to…

What’s Underneath… Quadriceps Muscles

My previous post in the What’s Underneath series explored the posterior group of the thigh muscles – the hamstring group – which we saw as an overall important group for flexing the knee and extending the thigh at the hip joint. The next group I am going to write about it the quadriceps femoris muscle…

Quick Pitta Pizza & Mild Curry Nachos

Most recipes on my blog are either vegan, vegetarian or dairy-free. Although my diet doesn’t exist as any of those, exclusively, I like to challenge myself to create as many recipes as I can under those categories, because I know that each carries their own benefits and the recipes I create are tasty and fulfilling…

Blueberry Oat Scones

Baking has never been my strongest point, or something I love doing as much as cooking healthy meals, but there’s no denying the therapeutic effect of it once you’re doing it. I remember growing up to the fresh and exciting smell of baked scones at home when I was younger, so I suppose reliving the…

Sun-dried Red Pesto

Pesto has always been one of my favorite condiments. The original form consisting mainly of basil, garlic and olive oil is what first got me hooked; eating it in the most peculiar of ways has caused many to question me before! I love substituting it for things like butter and mayonnaise as I feel it…

Kale Turkey Burgers

Following on from my previous recipe post using kale, I’d like to share another way to sneak the power green into your meals without really noticing it. Homemade burgers were always a staple for me growing up at home – my mum always preferred to throw them together with fresh mince rather than bring home…

Mango and Kale Smoothie

When I first became aware of the health buzz surrounding kale, I didn’t enjoy the taste and had a difficult time introducing it to my meals. Kale chips can only get you so far before give up and into your sweet potato fries again. I’ve noticed though, that kale can easily be hidden behind beautiful…

Sweet Potato Fritters

Sweet potato is another favorite healthy carb of mine because of its health benefits and the many ways in which it can be used. I’ve recently snuck it into some sweet baked recipes such as my Sweet Potato Brownies, but this time I’m cooking with it in savory form. These fritters bind well with a…

Vegan Chia Bolognese

Chia seeds are a great addition to any meal; a nice inclusion of omega-3 fats, antioxidants fibre iron and calcium. Looking back on some recipes I’ve made with chia seeds has reminded me about their versatility. They’re so adaptable that you don’t even realize they’re there sometimes, like for example in this following chia bolognese….