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Raw-ckin’ Taco Salad with Smoky Tahini Dressing

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Spicy and smoky walnut ‘taco meat’ compliments a crunchy salad drizzled in a creamy tahini dressing.

Wakeup your winter lunch routine! Enough of those soups already…

Up until a couple weeks ago, if you asked me what ‘walnut meat’ was I would have assumed walnut crusted beef. But no. It is a thing. It is a marvellous thing that raw foodies like to do to enjoy gorgeous Mexican tacos sans creepy ground beef. (more…)

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Outrageously Crunchy Broccoli Slaw with Sesame Ginger Dressing

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I’m about to make you crave raw broccoli in ways you probably never thought possible.

Crunchy, crispy, tangy, nutty with bursts of sweet acidity, this salad has everything you want in a slaw. But what better way to get your super greens in then covering it in a nutty sesame dressing.

Although its usually served cooked because of its ‘tough’ tendencies, raw broccoli is bursting with health benefits just waiting to be taken advantage of- (more…)

Fudgy Cacao-Coconut Cookies

coo 035                     It is with wide open arms that I welcome back my chocolate addiction. After my guiltless Christmas blitz of lindor’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner I said tootleoo to chocolate for a little while. (Terrible decision, I know).

Although the separation brought on initial anxiety and withdrawal, I was able to push through a month or so without calling on my dark, rich and tasty friend for comfort. I had less cravings, slept easier and my tummy felt great. Life was good. But I missed my dear friend. (more…)

Apple Nachos + Raw Salted Caramel Sauce

161141144An all natural, plant based, and mouthwatering caramel sauce to smother your apples with morning noon and night

“Expect Nothing, Experience Everything” – My motto for the beautiful month of February! Monday evening here, coming off a sugar high from the most rad birthday weekend a gal could ask for. This past Sunday I turned 24 and was elated to spend the weekend being pampered with gifts, love and attention by family and friends. (more…)

Cheeky Coconut Cherry Bombs

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Tart, cheeky, and surprisingly creamy; these cherry bombs are a tiny reminiscent of the cherry’s & cream Danish pastries from my childhood’s past.

I’m on a roll…with making balls these days. (sorry) But seriously I can’t stop experimenting and dreaming up recipes for raw and raw-ish treat balls. They are magic in helping me get over my cray cray sugar addiction! A lil date and a lil dried cherry goes a long way folks. (more…)

Sassy & Spicy {Almost} Raw Pad Thai

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I am in Charge of How I Feel Today and I Choose Happiness

One of my favourite mantras! During the tougher times in life it has been my iphone background reminding me to stop dwelling on the negative and force a smile on my face

So yesterday was Blue Monday…the most depressing time of the year? That may be, but there are still a lot of awesome things about January.

  • Like taking your dog out and watching him roll around in the snow and come out with a white nose.
  • Going to the grocery store in a long coat and your fleecy pyjamas underneath
  • Drinking red wine to keep warm while waiting for dinner to be ready. (more…)

Raw Peanut butter Cookie Dough Bites

022013Naturally sweet and chewy, dabbled with chunks of choc chips and kissed with peanut butter… These taste just like the real deal.

I’m a second stomach kinda gal. I may have polished off 3 bowls of chilli for dinner but that does stop the pangs of ‘I WANT CHOCOLATE’ coming from my brain.

Key-word; Brain. The brain tricks us eating into sugar when we are sad, lonely and bored all the time. Admittedly I usually decide its easier to go with the flow and indulge instead of letting it taunt me all night. But post Christmas sugar blitz I have been trying to break the cycle with some faux-sweet treats:

  • I have found the perfect chocolate-mint tea that sometimes satisfies (when paired with 3 squares 90% dark chocolate)
  • Berry smoothies work
  • Bananas dipped in peanut butter (for the peanut butta lova’s)
  • Banana ‘icecream’ (but I may or may not have broke my food processor blending dates)

And then there is these…. cookie dough balls….um yeah. Packed to the brim with energizing and satisfying nuts, sweetened with dates, and flavoured with peanut butter. h e l l y e a h (more…)