Thursday, July 10, 2014

It really is summer now and I love going outside not having to worry about bringing a jacket and wearing my sandals everyday! However, with these beautiful days my craving for a warm meal have disappeared. Lots of salads for me now!! But sometimes you have got to spice things up a bit so today I will share one of my go-to meals when I don't feel like doing lots of cooking (I rather spend my time outside)!  

Zucchini Spaghetti with homemade tomato sauce
Tomato sauce for 2
- 3 large (ripe) tomatoes
- 1 red pepper
- 1 yellow pepper
- 1 carrot
- 1 large hand of fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Cut all the vegetables into small pieces. When all have been cut place them in a little saucepan, together with the olive oil and basil, over middle high heat. Let this simmer for about 20 minutes. Once everything is soft and mushy transfer to your food processor and mix until you have a wonderful thick sauce. Serve directly with your zucchini pasta and enjoy!



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Crispy hot fries

Who loves crispy hot fries?! I DO!! I love everything spicy, seriously, mustard is my best friend and I put chili powder on every single one of my dishes. So crispy hot fries being my FAV snack won't come as a surprise;) These babies are supereasy to make, are healthy and perfect served with a good old veggie burger or, like I did with some corn on cob!
Crispy hot fries (serves one)
1 large Russet
2 teaspoons coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
a generous pinch teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
Start by preheating your oven to 420 degrees.
Scrub the potato and cut into not more than and 1/4 inch thick wedges.
Place the wedges in a big bowl and add together the oil and spices. Mix until all the wedges are covered. Spread the wedges out on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Place the wedges in your oven and bake for 15 minutes. Turn the fries and bake for another 8 minutes until golden brown and deliciously crispy!



Monday, June 02, 2014

Nutbutter energybars

Hi loves,
Today I was scrolling through my Instagram pictures and found an oldy but goody of my nutbutter energy bars! Weirdly enough I never got around to posting the recipe.. I think it was because I forgot to make a decent pic (still haven't got one but I will upload a close up somewhere this week!) These babies are packet with beautiful ingredients and give you that extra whoop whoop when you feel like taking a nap or when you need to perform at your very best and you could use some extra energy!

Nutbutter energybars
1 very ripe banana
1 cup spelt oats 
1/2 cup (ground) mixed nuts
1/2 cup medjool dates
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup buckwheat
2 tbsp chiaseeds
2 tbsp nutbutter (I went for almond butter)
2 tbsp coconutoil
2 tbsp cinnamon powder
3 tbsp dried cherries

Start by preheating your oven to 280 degrees. While your oven is doing all the hard work, you'll have more than enough time to whip up these yummy bars. In your foodprocessor mix the banana, nutbutter, coconut oil and the dates. Process until you have a nice and smooth mixture.
Add the rest of the ingredients (except the cherries) and pulse until combined. Line a baking tray with baking paper and pour in your energybar mixture, place the cherries on top. Put into your oven for about 20 minutes. Let it cool and cut into individual bars. Perfect to take with you to work or school! Enjoy!!


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Superfood nicecream

Hi sweethearts! Today I am gonna share my favorite recipe in the world! Superfood nicecream! Seriously the easiest thing to make (like, you don't even need an icecreammaker!!), it gives you an instant energyboost and most important.. this healthy cream tastes so soo good!

Superfood Nicecream
2 frozen bananas (cut them into small pieces and store overnight, in an airtight container, in your freezer)
2 passion fruits (1 to mix through the cream and one as topping)
Handful of frozen blueberries
½ glass of water
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons acai powder
2 tablespoons coconut chips
Optional topping: goji berries, mulberries and inca berries


Place the frozen banana pieces and the water in your blender and mix until you have a creamy mixture. Add the frozen fruit and passion fruit and mix again. Finally add the chia, acai and coconut chips. Spoon into a bowl and garnish with your favorite superfoods!
Enjoy loves!!


Monday, May 05, 2014

Sunday Morning Lemon Waffles

Sweethearts! I hope you've all had the most amazing weekend! I spent mine with my family, normally I have got so many things to do on Saturday and Sunday. But since life is a bit hectic lately I decided to take some me time and relax with my mum's family. Because you can't come empty handed I made some vegan waffles and brought some fresh fruits from the farmers market for the topping!
Vegan, lemon waffles with a tropical topping.
3/4 cup (unsweetened) almond milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
3/4 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup potato starch
juice of 1 small lemon
2 flax eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp agave nectar
Start by preheating your waffle iron to desired level of heat.
In a big bowl, combine the almond milk together with the vinegar and set aside for a few minutes.
Add the coconut oil, lemon juice, flax eggs, agave nectar and whisk. Again set aside 5 minutes.
Mix all the dry ingredients and mix with all the wet ingredients.
Cook according to the manufacturer instructions. Once baked, place on a baking rack in a 180 degree oven so they stay warm until served!