My Homemade Chai Latte: The Perfect Winter Warming, Blood Sugar Controlling and Pregnancy Craving Fixer

I don’t know about you, but winter always has me craving lots of warming drinks, and being pregnant has just ramped this up. Now it seems all I want are these delicious chia lattes, that my husband got me hooked on. Continue reading “My Homemade Chai Latte: The Perfect Winter Warming, Blood Sugar Controlling and Pregnancy Craving Fixer”

The Only Two Salad Dressings You Will Ever Need!!

I love salads, and think that a great salad dressing is the key to a perfect salad (as well as avocados of course). However I’ve just realised that I don’t actually have any salad dressings on the blog (weird!!!). So I figured I needed to right this wrong immediately and I so have written below two of my absolute favourite salad dressings. Continue reading “The Only Two Salad Dressings You Will Ever Need!!”

Christmas Home Made Gifts: Three Delicious Spreads

During the Christmas period our calendars get busy, there are lots of social occasions, and, generally speaking, our intake of food increases. So because of all of this I decided that it would be nice to give healthy homemade gifts to my friends and families as a way to try and ensure that even though we might be eating more cookies and chocolate we can still make them the best versions possible. Continue reading “Christmas Home Made Gifts: Three Delicious Spreads”

The day I realised my life had changed + how to make Homemade Almond Butter

Counter top full of soaking nuts and seeds as I spend my Monday morning squeezing out a bag of nut milk and pulling trays of roasted nuts from the oven before blending them into a batch of yummy nut butter…I’m sorry have I entered a parallel universe. 

Gradually over the past few years I have changed the way I live my life. My old habit of toast for breakfast went out the door (except on Sundays) and my fridge now contains bottles of left over smoothies, containers of cooked quinoa and jars of cashew cheese. Continue reading “The day I realised my life had changed + how to make Homemade Almond Butter”

How To: Make Nut & Seed Milk

I have made my own dairy free milk for the last couple of years. A lot of people think it’s too much of a hassle or too difficult to make from scratch, but trust me, it’s actually so easy. As a vegan I love having the option of nut milk and I honestly don’t ever miss regular diary milk. Once you’ve made the switch you’ll realize you’re so much better off with out dairy milk in your diet and you’ll learn to love the many different varieties of nut and seed milk. 

I strongly suggest to all of my clients to try some form of nut milk when they first start their food/lifestyle journey. Every single one of them has been pleasantly surprised at how delicious it tastes and how quick it is to make. Continue reading “How To: Make Nut & Seed Milk”

Cashew Cheese

If this is the first time you have read about cashew sauce, I feel very sorry for you. You have been missing out, my friend, on one of the staples to any vegan, vegetarian or plant based diet. Cashew cheese is an absolute essential to my weekly meal preparation. We put it in so many meals or we serve a dollop on top of our salads or vegetables.

Even dairy lovers eat this by the spoonful. I stumbled across this when I first began experimenting with a plant-based diet and I was a little bit apprehensive since it just seemed kind of weird to blend cashews with water. Yes I love cashews, raw, not blended into a cheese. But I tried it, much like when I blended avocados with cacao to create a mousse. Seemed weird at the time, but clearly someone’s onto something, as both taste amazing. Continue reading “Cashew Cheese”