Archive of ‘recipes’ category

In Season: Baked Nectarines with Cinnamon Butter

A lovely box of summer stone fruit arrived at my place the other day: gorgeous, ripe, organic nectarines from a nearby farm. There is nothing better than freshly picked summer fruit. It’s like you can taste the sunshine in your mouth! Perfectly soft and sweet, with the most incredible aroma. We’ve been enjoying them all […]

Super Healthy Cocoa Tahini Hemp Balls

These little balls are incredibly satisfying for a sweet craving. They’re nice and rich, chocolatey, and the best part? They’re super healthy. Hemp is one of the most dense plant sources of protein, omega-3s and fibre while peanut butter is high in healthy fats as well as potassium. And Tahini! It is a marvellous thing […]

Holiday Apricot & Coconut Granola

Granola is one of my favourite breakfasts or go-to snacks. As you may have noticed, buying good quality granola can be quite expensive, but making your own at home is relatively cheap and allows you to decide what to put in it. I use organic oats and raw nuts and seeds and the great thing […]

Roasted Strawberry and Hemp Seed Granola

Roasted Strawberry & Hemp Protein Granola 1 cup rolled organic oats ¼ cup hemp protein powder (or hemp seeds) ¼ cup sesame seeds ¼ cup pumpkin seeds ¼ cup raw almonds 1 tsp cinnamon dash salt 1 cup strawberries, chopped 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1 Tbsp honey Preheat oven to 170C. In a large bowl, […]

Dieta side effect – smoothie bowls

It has been over a week of being on a ‘dieta’ now and the verdict is: eating whole, mostly plant-based foods really does make you feel like a million bucks! I mean it. It feels incredible! No alcohol, caffeine (including green tea), refined carbohydrates or sugars, processed or deep-fried foods, gluten, or excess salt, and I […]

Banana Hemp Protein Shake

After a workout, this banana hemp protein shake is exactly what your body wants and needs. It’s high in potassium and vitamin B6 from the banana and rich in antioxidants from the blueberry and raw cocoa. And most importantly, it’s made with one of the world’s most superior plant sources of protein: hemp. Hemp seeds […]

Inspired by Gogo’s Deli: Breakfast eggs & homemade ricotta

Yesterday I visited a charming little deli in Newlands called Gogo’s, a small family-run farm shop that specializes not only in grass-fed meats (including Happy Hog bacon), but the most delicious organic cheeses and yogurts. I stocked up on lovely stinging nettle goat’s feta, free-range eggs from Paarl and Stellenbosch, and blueberry and granadilla goat’s […]

Perfection in Gluten-Free Cocoa Brownies

Because we all love brownies… There really isn’t any excuse for these. And they don’t need one. They are simply the best: rich, dark, moist, and somewhat healthy chocolate brownies made with raw organic cocoa powder, coconut oil, and gluten-free sorghum flour. I have been experimenting with different flours for baking, and I must say […]

Papaya Chicken Salad

As the summer days get hotter, the meals get lighter. This super healthy and fresh salad recipe is great for a quick dinner on hot summer evenings. There is nothing better than being able to sit outside to eat your dinner, with the setting sun spilling orange and pink into the still blue sky. Coming […]

Strawberry Cardamom Compote

Cape Town has this uncanny ability to catch you off guard and steal your heart away with its surprisingly stunning beauty. If something has managed to put you in a bad mood (like, your apartment building just got broken into, or you can’t get a hold of the Department of Home Affairs for weeks, or […]

“Cape Doctor” and Poached Eggs on Spicy Lentils

I woke up craving poached eggs. With lentils. And with all of this wind blowing in Cape Town, I wanted something comforting and spicy for breakfast. The wind is absolutely insane over here. And apparently I haven’t seen anything yet – this is just the beginning of the wild winds that blow throughout the summer […]

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