Month: May 2016

apple amaranth porridge

Apple Amaranth Porridge

This simple porridge was a staple this week. Sometimes it was the only thing I ate all day that didn’t come out of plastic packaging inscribed with the word “Instant”. Maybe it’ll help you maintain your healthy morning routine? It’s pretty quick to make and you know what they say: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

miso popcorn

Sesame Miso Popcorn

I adapted this recipe created by the lovely ladies of Dinner was Delicious. My version of this tasty snack is vegan friendly and has been tweaked a little just because of the ingredients I had on hand. I recommend whipping up a batch of this stuff for your next movie night. It’s the perfect sweet and salty snack.

Cashew Cream Cheese

I definitely should have posted this recipe along with my vegan lox but I wanted to test out a few different methods to give you the best version of this delicious cashew cream cheese. I absolutely love this recipe because it doesn’t compromise on taste or texture. It’s creamy, spreadable and versatile just like it’s non-vegan counterpart. Thus far, I’ve used it as a spreadable cheese and as a base for an Alfredo sauce as well as a creamy-lime dressing for one of my nourishing bowls. I’m thinking of using it for a raw vegan cheesecake recipe or maybe stuffed peppers. What do you think?

Garlic for Yeast Infections

Last night before bed I inserted a clove of garlic into my vagina. It’s kind of a long story.

One of the main reasons I started this blog is because I believe food is medicine. Over time, Western culture in particular has lost touch with this fundamental idea. Everyday, we put all kinds of things into our bodies without considering the consequences (positive or negative). One of these things is medication and one of these things is food. I know a lot of people who take pills for various reasons and I want to make it clear that I am not opposed to medication. I am not a doctor or a medical practitioner of any kind. If your doctor prescribes you a medication I believe you should take their professional opinion into consideration. Above all, you should always listen to your body. If you’re currently on medication and it feels right for you then that’s great! However, if you are taking pills for a chronic health issue and you’re not entirely happy with the results then I encourage you to think more about your food.

Plant foods are a wonderful source of healing and have many medicinal properties that can be used in combination with Western medicine or simply on their own. Take garlic, for example, it has been known to ward off the common cold, decrease your risk of colon cancer and treat fungal infections— which brings us back to my vagina.

Brooklyn Hide Bagels

Brooklyn Hide Bagels

If you are wondering where I got the bagels for my vegan lox recipe then look no further. Tucked away down a little side street, right near Central Station, so you can pick up a bagel on your morning commute, Brooklyn Hide is the place to go if you’re on the hunt for some New York style bagels in Sydney.

Green Pineapple Smoothie

This Green Pineapple Smoothie was the highlight of my week. You may think that’s an exaggeration but it’s completely true. It’s a magic potion. Needless to say, I wasn’t exactly a bowl of laughs this week and both times I made this smoothie for breakfast I was inexplicably chuckling or doing impromptu shower dances. It just gave me such an energy boost. You should try it. It’s better than coffee.

vegan lox bagel

I Love You Lox!

A doctor once told my mum that it was more likely for her to get struck by lightning and win the lottery twice than get pregnant. He was an asshole but that’s not the point of this story.

Review: Happy Healthy Vegan Kitchen

This cookbook would be great for people interested in transitioning to a vegan lifestyle or at the very least keen to experiment with plant-based cooking. There are lots of helpful how-to’s and familiar classics, such as mac and cheese, that have been veganized. With so many recipes you’re bound to find something you like!