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Eat Rainbows – Cooling Yin Bounty Bowl

After I eat one of these bowls I feel high! The mixture of the stone fruit in with the spicy red onion, creamy avocado, cooling cucumber and spicy dukkah mixed carrot.. good lord. This isn’t your average salad bowl. The mix of the spices, tastes and textures are heavenly. Nope, no soggy tomato or lettuce here. This is a taste sensation. Also, you’ll be tucking into a bowl that has all of the colours of the rainbow. It’s one thing knowing that the food you have just prepared is going to do you some good – the other is feeling good as you eat it. I feel that this is exclusive to wholefoods as I never to experience it with fast food. I think you know that too! This is a cooling bowl, made in appreciation of yin energy. I am entirely new to even taking a step to understand the wisdom of yin and yang, but as I grasp it, yin and yang are relative terms and not absolutes. Interpreted, yin means ‘shady’ and yang …

Dukkah Massaged Raw Mango Salsa Wraps

You may not have heard of Dukkah before, and the word may scare you into thinking ‘oh my lord this recipe looks lovely but it’s impossible because what on earth is dukkah aaah’. That was my thought process when I first saw a recipe for potato chips with dukkah. I could do potato chips, but WHAT ON EARTH IS DUKKAH.? Fear not, avid readers, soon you will be so clued up on the tasty world of dukkah you won’t remember your life without it. Dukkah is an Egyptian condiment which is generally a mix of toasted nuts, spices and herbs. It tastes incredible; an earthy, toasty, warm, spicy, aromatic mixture. I like to dip pitta bread in hummus then dukkah. You can add it to your sauces, salads, have it on toast or with your baked potatoes. As it’s made with nuts it’s full of essential minerals and omega 3. I love to use toasted hazelnuts as I love the hearty and slightly-reminiscent-of-chocolate taste. I make my own dukkah, and I will provide the recipe …

Kale, Avocado and Blueberry Salad

Surprise…. a pink dressing!! You’d never believe that vegan food is boring, right? I tell you, you could turn any salad hater into a salad scoffer by just adding toasted nuts. It makes it taste less ‘healthy’. Do you know what I mean? More of a toasty, smoked, carbohydrate-y taste. Lovely. If you’re like me and not much of a raw kale fan, I recommend rinsing the kale under the hot tap for 1-2 minutes and then massaging it with lemon juice (1 squeeze of lemon and then squeeze the kale in your hands until it wilts). This takes the edge off of it completely, and allows me to enjoy the taste without blanching at the texture. 1 cup of kale equals lots of fibre, 30 something calories and 0g of fat. It’s great for your digestion, helping everything to pass through and improving that horrible bloated feeling. It’s full of vitamins A, C and K – vitamin K thins the blood, which will help improve the look of those little dark under eye circles (my …

Roasted Beetroot and Lentil Bounty Bowl

Sometimes I stand in front of the fridge buzzing with ideas with my mind whirring like an old Acer laptop with a million tabs open. Other days I will look at my wilting veg box with an empty tummy and an even emptier mind. When I created this recipe, I had some pretty old green onions, some sad looking beetroots and a sweet potato going soft on me. I hadn’t thought of anything new for this blog for a while and to be honest, the sorry sight of my veg box didn’t fill me with excitement and joy. Something clicked, though – imagine a camera close up to my eyes looking at the beetroot, darting to the right and looking at the nuts and seeds, then a close up of the lentils and suddenly – ping! Eyes widen and a lightbulb appears above my head. Beetroot and lentils and toasted nuts and green things!!! Enter your new favorite abundance bowl – Roasted  beetroots, parsley, green onions, lentils, toasted nuts, with a ginger and lime dressing. It’s …