Growing up we used to watch a lot of anime, and as an adult I still love to watch these animated Japanese show. In these anime they present the most delicious and cute looking foods, including these rice balls, which are called onigiri, in the most appetising ways, many times scoffing them down like their the most delicious food on earth. Imagine my curiosity, especially as a foodie, I started craving these anime foods, I simple had to try them!…
Every time I see an overripe bunch of bananas lying around my kitchen I start getting excited because I know it’s time to either freeze them to make ice cream or use them in bakes goods, how exciting is my life, right!?. To everyone throwing away their perfectly ripe bananas because they look disgusting, those yucky looking bananas are tropical gold! I’m being over dramatic but I mean it, there is a point at when bananas start being really brown and mushy, but once they are used in some good baked goods, we turned gross bananas into a delicious banana flavoured treat, win.
This is a one bowl recipe, as I didn’t feel like mixing the wet and the dry separate, I’m kind of a rebel when it comes to baking! So far it has worked out great, so why fix something that isn’t broken.I topped these muffins with pieces of bananas and others with a mix of pumpkin & chia seeds and some crushed walnuts. You can top it with whatever you want though, you can try making a crumble or topping it with other nuts and/or seeds.
Now let’s get backing and make yourself a nice warming cup of tea (or not) to go along these scrumptious muffins! I really hope you like these recipes and feel free to leave a comment below or to tag me in your recreations on Instagram and don’t forget to like my Facebook page.
This recipe is a big contradiction for beet haters, because you’ll probably love it! I myself do not like beets whatsoever, the closest I get to eating beets is using the powdered form as a food colouring or eating the occasional beet chip, but raw or cooked beets? No thanks! Now as someone who’s always open to giving foods that I know are healthy, but don’t really like, a second chance, I decided to not give up on beets! One thing that also caught my attention is that the more I eat of these foods I do not like, the more my taste buds get used to them, to the point I can even start craving them!
Noodle salads are one of my go to dishes when I want something fast, filling and delicious, all you need is a tasty sauce and some colourful veggies to turn it into a meal! This is definitely a quick and easy recipe. It took me about 3 minutes to whip up the sauce and not much more to chop the veggies, you could all of this while the noodles are soaking and by the time they are done you’ve got yourself a meal. You could possible make this colourful rainbow noodle salad in less than 15 minutes, lets make it a challenge!
Just like many people like to dress up during halloween, well be dressing this salad up with a dark satay sauce, made using black tahini, which you can make yourself and you’ll find a little how to by clicking the link. The sauce will turn this once beautiful salad into a messy dark bowl of deliciousness.
Of course feel free to play around with the ingredients by using different veggies or a different type of noodle, I used rice noodles which I coloured with purple cabbage to make it blue and being able to transformed to pink with a few drops of lime. You can find out how to make these noodles by clicking on this link. Unicorn noodles aren’t required but its a fun way to turn a regular salad into a Harley Quinn inspired salad, perfect for Halloween!
Now lets start cooking! And as usual feel free to leave a comment below or to tag me into your recreations on Instagram. Bon Appetite!
You might have noticed that I have a thing for rainbow foods, and especially when they are done with natural food colourings and aren’t only a pleasure for the eye but also nourishing to the body and soul.
When I first went vegan it was mainly motivated by health and spiritual growth, and the more it became motivated by the ethical and environmental side of the vegan spectrum the more I stared to move away from my “healthy” approach and started eating everything as long as it was vegan. I’ll do a post on that whole subject on the near future and how my body did not agree with me on this approach, but for now I’ve come to the conclusion to focus on nourishing dishes to once more feed my body and soul, with some lifestyle tweaks here and there. Of course keeping in mind that thins should be balanced so some vegan “junk” every now and then in special occasions, why not!?
Now this brought me to this dish, its fast and easy and all round good food! As a rainbow food fanatic this bowl is one of the most comforting foods I’ve had this week. A prefect dish to feed those chakras, am I right!? I added a simple and fast peanut satay sauce to the bowl and it was a feast!
The fact that the corn, broccoli and noodles all go in one pot already makes this one dish I’ll be revisiting many times I wont feel like cooking. The mushrooms were also very simple, they are cooked with some sweet soy sauce and Sriracha, thats it.
You can choose what type of veggies you’d like to include, maybe you are craving cauliflower or spinach, just add them to the bowl, and if you don’t like corn or anything else you can also choose to leave it out. One thing I wouldn’t skip on is the satay sauce, it will put a smile on your face, oh and did I already mention that the sauce is sweetened with dates, bye bye refined sugar!
It’s absolutely optional to colour your noodles, but when you do decide, don’t be afraid of spending extra time, I just threw some natural food colourings on the finished noodles and they were done. And the blue one is simply made by soaking it in water boiled with purple cabbage, this is a no fuss kinda dish.
Tip: Make the satay sauce while the noodles are soaking this way you’ll safe even more time!
If you like this recipe or have any questions or suggestions feel free to leave a comment below and tag me in your recreations on Instagram.
Now lets get cooking!
For a while now I’ve been trying to eat more “clean”, while not being to strict on myself. One thing I’ve noticed is that when there are clean and healthy snacks lying around the house, it’s easier to ignore those junky foods that keep eyeballing me, and it’s not like I can completely get rid of them because most of them aren’t even mine. So you can expect a lot of clean, healthy and yummy recipes (although most of my recipes aren’t junky at all).
I wanted to get my oatmeal in the form of a bar and that’s how these bars were born. Now that the weather is getting warmer so big bowls of warm oats aren’t as appealing to me as they are during the colder periods, but I still want the benefits of eating a good bowl of oats.
- They keep me full and satisfied in the mornings and of course a very clean breakfast!
- Oatmeal is very customisable, you can literally adjust it to your own liking.
- It’s inexpensive.
- You can scrub your face with them, I’m not even kidding.
These are just a few reasons why I enjoy my oats, now I want all of that stuffed into a bar! Now I do not recommend eating just one of these bars for breakfast, eat some fruits with to make it a meal.
These bars do not include any syrups, the only sweetener I used was bananas, if you want more sweetness you can add raisins or more goji berries. This makes it a perfect treat for when you are trying to avoid overt sugars and oils.
The base to this recipe are the bananas, flax seeds and oats, all the remaining ingredients are just because I like them or for nutritional value. This means that you can customise these bars to your own liking, just like a big bowl of oats.
I used turmeric to make them nice and golden and because I love its beneficial properties, you can’t even taste the turmeric. You can absolutely use other spices like cardamom, anise, clover and all spice to name a few. Instead of using walnuts you can use nuts like cashews, pecans and brasil nuts, and if you have a nut allergy just skip those and add coconut. Another ingredient you can swap are the goji berries, if you don’t have them just use raisins instead, or even mulberries. These are your bars, you get to decide what goes inside them.
If you like soft (but firm) and chewy bars you should really give these a try, they were a winner in my household. Give them a try and let me know how they turned out. If you tweak the recipe post a picture on Instagram and tag me, I’m curious to see your creations!
One of the things I try to avoid at all cost is spoiling food, so dishes that use leftovers and kitchen scraps are high on my list of favorites. Vegetable fried rice is one of those dishes that allows you to use your imagination when it comes to vegetables and spices, you can really use whatever vegetable scraps you’ve got stashed in your fridge. Besides using scraps you can also use your leftover rice to make this dish. Often I catch people throwing away their leftover rice, which makes me gasp, because its perfect for making fried rice, and a ton of other dishes.
Growing up fried rice used to be one of my favorite meals, I loved the spices and didn’t mind eating all the vegetables, ofter I didn’t even notice them, this was awesome because I was kind of a picky eater. Luckily I grew to absolutely love vegetables and dishes like this always surprise me because of the amount of vegetables you can stuff in them.
These are the vegetables I used, but feel free to try different kinds of vegetables. I often throw some corn, celery leaves and mung bean sprouts through the mix or even some chopped purple cabbage, you can really use your imagination. Some other options are broccoli, mushrooms, cauliflower, bamboo, jackfruit, and whatever else floats your boat!
I made my own spice blend, you can make the one I used or make your own. Everyone loves different things so if you want it to be less spicy, make it less spicy. You can use store bought spice blends or just keep it plain and simple, again this is your dish, so customise it to your own liking. To make things even more easier you can cheat and use store bought satay sauce, just make sure it’s vegan.
I’ll work on more dishes and ideas for saving your kitchen scraps and leftovers, because I like to keep the spoiling of food to a bare minimum. Now you know what to do with your leftover rice, if you’ll try this recipe let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or tagging me on Instagram. Have an awesome day and bon appetite!
Chocolate chip cookies and almond milk, yes vegans can have it all! I really love chocolate chip cookies, but many store bought cookies either have unnecessary ingredients, are not vegan or are too expansive. I found myself (as usual) standing in the kitchen thinking what to make and then i thought “let me just look at what ingredients i have by hand, bake some cookies and hope for the best” one word, success! This recipe is super easy and quick to make, i mean fresh chocolate chip cookies in less then 20 minutes, sign me up!
These cookies are really thick, crisp on the outside, cakey on the inside with an exotic twist, they are magical. I found that the combination of peanut butter, cinnamon and cardamom works extremely well in this recipe, but if you dislike cardamom you can definitely leave it out.
Another thing (or ingredient) that makes these cookies the bomb is peanut butter. Because peanut butter is naturally fatty this recipes doesn’t require extra oils or butter. If you are allergic to peanut butter you can also try to make these using other nut butters, maybe even sunflower seed butter? if it works let me know. I also used applesauce as an egg replacer. Also note that you can take any vegan chocolate, chop it up and use it as chocolate chips (this is actually what i did).
Take a look at this beauty, i topped it with coconut whipped cream and spirulina chia pudding, heaven! I love to eat these by dunking them into some non dairy milk or, as pictured above, have them with coco whip.
Coconut whipped cream is so easy it doesn’t even need a recipe. Just take a can of full fat coconut milk (not the low fat kind, this will not work) and refrigerate it overnight so the fat can separate from the liquid. Once chilled flip your can of coconut milk and scoop the cream into a bowl, now with a whisker you need to fluff it up a bit and you are done. You could also add a sweetener of choice, this time i used agave.
If you make these cookies and let me know if you liked them!
Its October, which means its the start of the holiday season! The end of the month halloween is celebrated, so i decided to make some halloween themed recipes for your halloween party. The first dish i wanted to turn spooky was pumpkin pie and after tons of tweaking i’m finally able to share this recipe with you! This pie is gluten free, refined sugar free and cruelty free, a great dish to serve at your party (or eat by your own, like i did)
What makes this pumpkin pie spooky? well it looks green… yeah thats all. Well i think that a green pie is very scary! Of course i used this recipe as another excuse to use spirulina. Im obsessed with the colour green, also spirulina has tons of nutrients, so its a healthy obsession! And i know what you’re thinking the pie does look a bit brown on the pictures, but in real life is has a very dark green colour. Again this recipe is adjustable so feel free to tweak it to your own liking.
In all honesty, i’ve never been a big fan of pumpkin, not even pumpkin pie. I chose to go for a pumpkin pie because i wanted to give pumpkins another chance. This recipe was a lot of trial and error and i was scared i’d never like pumpkin pie, until i woke up this morning and tasted the deliciousness of this final pie, it is a winner! Its creamy, yet stiff and the crust is moist on the bottom and crunchy on the side, in my opinion, its perfect!
This was pie number three look how scary it is with the bat on top… The past week i’ve eaten so much pumpkin pie i thought i’d never be able to eat it again, until i made the final pie, i’m obsessed! And just because i made this halloween themed you should feel free to make this for your thanksgiving dinner, or just because you feel like it. And don’t throw away those pumpkin seeds! You can roast them to make a yummy and healthy snack.
Ive been working on another fun and spooky recipe which i can’t wait to perfect and share with all of you. Here is a little sneak peak of my next recipe.
Who is ready for some bloody dumplings!?