overnight chocolate oats

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Here’s a super quick breakfast in a jar recipe for you: overnight chocolate oats… 🙂

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strawberry cheesecake smoothie

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This is an absolutely luscious smoothie that tastes just like a strawberry cheesecake! Nut-free, dairy-free and vegan. It’s the perfect go-to sweet and creamy smoothie combo.

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raw salted caramel cake

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If there’s one thing I love about healthy food, it’s being able to recreate naughty desserts with raw, wholefood, delicious ingredients.

Some of my faves include The Farm‘s Healthy Chocolate Ice-Cream, 5-Minute Choc Avocado Mousse and my Very Chocolately “Cherry Ripe” Smoothie. You wouldn’t really want to go back to the regular versions of these treats because they’re all dairy-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan, which means you’re more likely to feel satiated and energised, rather than having to go through a sugar roller-coaster.

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healthy chocolate ice-cream

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This is heaven in a bowl. It’s also a never-fail recipe courtesy of The Farm, San Benito, in the Philippines. I’ve run their recipes before, but I thought to share my absolute fave in time for Easter. Like most of the recipes on this blog, it’s wheat-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and 100% delicious – just as rich, decadent and creamy as the store-bought kind. Yep, even ice-cream lovers won’t be able to tell it’s not really ice-cream! Bonus: it’s super healthy as it’s rich in healthy fats, vitamins, antioxidants and magnesium 🙂

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thai salmon with cucumber relish

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How epic does this salmon dish look? It can easily become a weekly go-to meal because it takes literally less than 20 minutes to make. Also, it’s amazingly refreshing because of the herbs and salmon is a superfood; packed with protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals (including potassium, selenium and vitamin B12). Best thing, it’s just absolutely yummy 🙂

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five yummy ways to use cacao

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My friend’s version of my raw cacao treat! Yum yum 🙂

 

If there’s one ingredient I always have in my kitchen, it’s raw cacao. It’s versatile, delicious and a real superfood.

While it looks like the packaged chocolate powder you buy in the baking aisle of the supermarket, what I’m referring to here is the raw grounded stuff you get from cocoa beans. It’s what gives chocolate it’s flavour – like vanilla bean for vanilla ice-cream or the spices that make curry powder.

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book review: clean living fast food

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Clean Living Fast Food by Luke and Scott

The lowdown:

A simply illustrated, easy-to-follow cookbook full of comfort food and much-loved favorites given the Paleo (free of wheat, sugar, dairy, grains, yeast and gluten) makeover.

Recipes include pizza, ice-cream, various desserts (lots of chocolate ones), doughnuts, burritos and fish & chips. Highly appealing for the time-poor but healthy cook. Not a book to be left for display on your coffee table as there’s so much do-able (not just for show) healthy food inspiration, and recipes can be tweaked to suit your needs.

On the downside, not a lot of cuisines represented here, and there are only several breakfast ideas. Still, a great book if you’re not a devoted Paleo follower, or haven’t even heard of Paleo for that matter!

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