Fermented foods… Sauerkraut

Everything old becomes new again…. Or something like that. With the re-emergence of more traditional (real) foods and preparation methods has come a rekindled interest in fermented foods. This excites me because fermented foods are amazing for replenishing and restoring gut health. As adults, over 70% of our immune system resides within our gut and... Continue Reading →

Raw Christmas Puddings

I was planning on making some protein balls this morning and I got a little sidetracked. I love the idea of plum pudding at christmas but I don't like sultanas and raisins and find that the wheat and crystallised (sugary) dried fruit that is often used is a little much. So i decided to morph... Continue Reading →

Making your own Dips

Given it is the silly season, many of us are eating out and entertaining more frequently. One of the challenges during this time is making good food choices. Dips are a classic example as many commercially prepared dips are quite high in sugar, canola or vegetable oil, thickeners and preservatives such as E211 (Sodium benzoate.)... Continue Reading →

Middle Park Picnic Recipes

I have had quite a few requests for the recipes for the bliss balls we served on sunday, so here they are. You do not need to be overly particular with your quantities here. As long as your mixture is moist enough when combined to roll into balls, all will be well. If the mixture... Continue Reading →

Raw Pomegranate Cheesecake

Raw Pomegranate Cheesecake Base 1 cup cashews 1 cup almonds ½ cup nuts- I used pecans and pistachios ¼ cup coconut oil (as a liquid) 10 soft medjool dates, pitted.                FILLING 3 cups cashews, soaked for 4-5 hours 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup coconut cream 2 teaspoons vanilla pinch salt ½ cup... Continue Reading →

Banana Smoothie

This is a great breakfast or snack on the run. Also great after an intense workout as a recovery tool. 2 ripe bananas, fresh or frozen. 2 tablespoons of nut butter- this makes the smoothie really creamy. I love a blend of almond and brazil nut. 1 scoop good quality protein powder (not if making... Continue Reading →

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