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Vegan Halloumi and Fruity Quinoa Summer Salad
Sep03

Vegan Halloumi and Fruity Quinoa Summer Salad

This is not your typical salad. Rest assured it will make your taste-buds dance all Summer long! Feel free to substitute the fruits according to what’s in season and if you don’t fancy quinoa, you can use any grain you like. Ingredients: 100g quinoa (I used mixed colour quinoa) 200g Green Vie Vegaloumi (Vegan Halloumi) 50g Good Earth Walnut Halves 50g Good Earth Pumpkin Seeds 1-2 nectarines or peaches 1/2 apple a handful...

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Chocolate Lover Smoothie Bowl
Aug19

Chocolate Lover Smoothie Bowl

A common misconception about eating healthy is that everything you consume, must either taste bland or taste like ‘grass’. However, this smoothie bowl will prove to everyone that health can be tasty, fun to eat and satisfying. Oh!…did I mention that there’s chocolate? During these hot summer days, this smoothie bowl is a perfect breakfast / snack option and it’s so good you’d think you’re...

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High Protein Tortilla Wraps
Aug06

High Protein Tortilla Wraps

This recipe is so easy that you’d think it’s too good to be true…but it actually is!!! These tortilla wraps are gluten free, high in protein, high in fiber and cost much less than store bought ones! Another plus, is that you actually need only one ingredient. Ingredients:  200g packet Lamb Brand – Pulses Mix – Lentils Mix 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 1/4 teaspoon turmeric pink Himalayan salt and pepper to...

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Vegan Pasta Alla Norma. Yes you can!
Aug02

Vegan Pasta Alla Norma. Yes you can!

This week I bought some vegan Greek style cheese to put in my salads. Nothing beats a fresh Greek salad ( or any other type for the matter) on a hot day. I really liked  the taste of it, it was very close to Feta, and the texture was good too. It was easy to cube or crumble it. Then while I was enjoying it, I also realised that it made a very good alternative to ricotta salata. So, of course, I thought about Pasta alla Norma. This is...

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Cookie Cannoli Cake
Jul26

Cookie Cannoli Cake

Holy Cannoli!! This recipe is to die for and no one will even realise it’s 100% vegan! We will be taking cannoli to the next level – by pairing the cannoli filling mixture with a chocolate chip cookie base!!! Ingredients: For the chocolate chip cookie base 300g Lamb Brand self-raising flour 150g light brown sugar 100g coconut oil – softened not melted (if need be, put it in the fridge for a couple of minutes to...

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Mixed veg and mango chutney pie with Acqua & Farina fresh pasta sfoglia
Jul24

Mixed veg and mango chutney pie with Acqua & Farina fresh pasta sfoglia

Here is a simple vegan pie that is easy to make and totally filling. Rich with vegetables, it is easy and quick to prepare using Acqua & Farina’s ready made fresh pasta sfoglia. Ingredients: Acqua & Farina fresh pasta sfoglia onion aubergine 3 small marrows 3 mushrooms 1 small Capsicum small tin of beans 6 cherry tomatoes 2 tables spoons quinoa 1 shredded carrot 1 spoon mango chutney 1 spoon curry powder Preparation: fry...

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Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Fusilli
Jul08

Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Fusilli

Pasta is always a crowd pleaser. This recipe is a double win as it can be done practically with any vegetable you have in the fridge. In fact, I call this recipe the Fridge Cleanout Pasta.  This dish can be served hot, cold or at room temperature – it will be tasty regardless of the temperature (so I guess it’s a triple win then!) Side note: The vegetables used in this recipe are seasonal. Feel free to use any vegetable...

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Quick meals with Pasta
Jun10

Quick meals with Pasta

As much as I love cooking, as the weather starts getting warmer, I try to avoid spending a long time in the kitchen. I am always trying to come up with quick, yet nutritious meals. Pasta happens to be the whole family’s favourite food, so it is always my go to ingredient when I need to cook a meal that does not take long to prepare. There are endless ways of serving pasta.  I just make sure to include lots of vegetables too, to...

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Lemon Blueberry Yoghurt Blender Cake
May31

Lemon Blueberry Yoghurt Blender Cake

When life gives you lemons… throw them in a blender and bake cake! This is a super easy recipe where you chuck all the wet ingredients in a blender and save the hassle of juicing lemons and grating zests! Ingredients: For the cake 2 cups Good Earth Spelt Flour 20g stevia (for a sugar free option) or 1 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon pink himalayan salt 3/4 cup Alpro Almond...

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Dip Combo: Sweet Potato Hummus/Creamy Mint Avocado Dip
May18

Dip Combo: Sweet Potato Hummus/Creamy Mint Avocado Dip

Whatever the occasion – a birthday party, BBQ or a cosy gettogether at someone’s house, dips are always considered the party starters. These two dip-combos are not your average hummus or guac. These two recipes are guaranteed to make your tastebuds dance! Sweet Potato Hummus Ingredients:  200g Good Earth dried chickpeas one small sweet potato 80ml Pantaleo Extra Virgin Olive Oil 30ml Sunita Lemon Juice 25g Sunita Whole...

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Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta
May09

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

When it comes to weeknight dinner, pasta is the go-to dish for most of us. This recipe is so quick to make, there’s no need for any pre-made sauce, because there is some serious flavour into this dish with fresh produce and minimal effort. Ingredients:  400g pasta of your choice For the creamy sun-dried tomato sauce  1/2 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (drained if in oil) 3 tablespoons of vegan parmesan cheese 1/2 cup water...

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Mushroom and Pepper Stroganoff – Quick Healthy Meals
May03

Mushroom and Pepper Stroganoff – Quick Healthy Meals

It is not difficult to make sure we are eating healthily when I have plenty of time to prepare meals. However, this proves a bit more difficult when I get home in the evening after a day’s work and have to start preparing a meal from scratch. However, I have found a way around this,  I think. This is what helps me most. I shop for the vegetables we like in the beginning of the week and then make sure I incorporate them in the...

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Crunchy Quinoa Granola
Apr27

Crunchy Quinoa Granola

Everyone says that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day”. After waking up from a fasted night, we would need a well balanced meal to fuel ourselves to face whatever the day has in store for us. Granola is a popular breakfast staple. It may be marketed as a healthy option, but if you take a closer look at the ingredients, you will notice a string of unpronounceable ingredients, highly processed oils and sugars....

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Mixed Berry Chia Jam
Apr17

Mixed Berry Chia Jam

Store-bought fruit jams are very often than not, full of sugars and preservatives. On a quest to find a healthier alternative to a jar full of sugar, I am going to share with you a very simple recipe that requires minimal time and ingredients, and can be done on a stove top. What I like about this recipe is that you can control what kind of sweetener to use, and you’re totally free not to use any as well! Ingredients: 2 cups...

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Vegan Figolli
Apr13

Vegan Figolli

It has always been a tradition in our family to make home made figolli just before Easter. The kids loved to choose their shapes, and help decorate their own figolla when they were young. Last year, at Easter time, I had already been vegan for a few months , so I set about trying to alter my recipe to eliminate all animal products. It was not as difficult as some people may think. All you have to do is use a vegan margarine and...

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