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…

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…

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….

Sweet Chilli Marinaded Tofu

I’ve always found tofu one of the toughest foods to present well – this may be why we see a lot of tofu scramble on our news feeds, because at least messy is the look we’re going for! After doing my research, firm, pressed tofu is definitely the way to go if you want it…

Vegan Cheese Nachos

Since there was such a nice response to my previous nacho recipe, I decided to go one step further and account for the vegan and dairy-free diets too. The vegan cheese is my main focus for this post, but dairy-free yogurt works very well in substituting the sour cream in the original recipe. This was…

Blueberry Banana Bread

I incorporate oats into my baking as much as I can. Not only are they a wholesome, unrefined carb, but they tend to save your recipes when you’re not including eggs; whether I’m baking oat bread, oat cookies or this banana bread, it always tends to bind things together well. My Mum’s banana bread was…

Sweet smoothie blends

You can never play safer than to kick things off with a few smoothie recipes! Saying that, it’s a bit trickier to crack the ingredient ratio than you may think. Winter in the Tropics is one of my favorite smoothie creations yet as it combines the cozy cinnamon spice with the tropical flavors of mango…