The banana bread recipe was so well received that I said I’d introduce you to another weekend favourite that is virtually impossible to mess up. It’s much richer than the banana bread so feel free to add less choc chips … Continue reading
Category Archives: breakfast
I estimate that in all the years I’ve been posting recipes I’ve had no more than a handful of sweet treats in the mix. I’m definitely of the savoury persuasion. Pass me a bowl of mash and I’m overcome with … Continue reading
The best tofu scramble quesadillas
Tofu scramble quesadillas are probably the brunch I whip up most often. Always a crowd pleaser when served as a sharing platter. They take no time at all and are utterly scrumptious. I must have 20 variations of this dish … Continue reading
Buckwheat and hazelnut pancakes with a chocolate orange sauce
A “hearty” breakfast this morning! Pun most definitely intended. Buckwheat flour, hazelnut milk, maple syrup and vanilla pancakes. Equal measures of milk and flour with a drizzle of maple syrup and vanilla essence. Blitz in a nutri bullet. I used … Continue reading
Spicy vegan sausage rolls with black bean hummus
These look sort of fancy but are absolutely the opposite. Super quick sausage rolls with black bean hummus. I grilled four of Dees delicious gluten free vegan sausages and then grabbed two tortillas which I halved and spread a little … Continue reading
Holy moly granoly….
Picture perfect morning run earlier. Now it’s time to get my granola making on…. I panic if my jar is running low. My secret ingredient is… Leftover pulp from whatever juice I’m making. This morning it was apple, lime and … Continue reading
Fifty shades of orange
I promise this tasted delicious despite its monochromatic appearance. A real case of grab all the fridge leftovers. Cheesy sweet potato and green onion mash (using art of zen foods violife range) topped with yummy guacamole. Mash your cooked sweet … Continue reading
Friday fuel up
Happy Friday everyone! Porridge in the mornings is a must for me. Aside from the contentment I get chopping and making things look pretty I just love my bowl of oaty comfort. Today’s combo is jumbo oats cooked through with … Continue reading
Cheeky choccy chip dough balls with a healthy twist
What if I said I have a recipe that takes 5 min, requires no cooking, no equipment and is healthy but tastes oh so naughty! The lovely Iswari sent me a box of their delicious range aggeeeees ago and I … Continue reading
The perfect vegan crumpet! Simply delightful….
Oh crumpets you are simply delightful! Even saying the word makes me smile. I made a handful of crumpets yesterday that were quickly devoured by hungry mouths so I decided to shake it up this evening with the leftover batter … Continue reading
Brunch kebabs, smoked potatoes, tofu scramble and vegan tartare sauce
Quick and delicious veggie brunch kebabs with roasted smoked paprika potatoes, cheesy tofu scramble and vegan tartare sauce left over from the other night. Chop and skewer veg of choice and cube 2 potatoes. Pop both into the oven at … Continue reading
Breakfast banana split goes vegan…
Breakfast banana split vegan style. Beyond delicious and oh so pretty 1 banana sliced in two. Oats soaked in almond milk, cinnamon and maca. 1 kiwi sliced 1 scoop of coconut yoghurt mixed with acai powder Pumpkin seeds Desiccated coconut … Continue reading
Rosewater and coconut porridge with mint, date syrup and orange
The rain this morning had me running for a hearty bowl of porridge but not any sort of porridge a middle Eastern inspired bowl of yumminess. 1 cup of oats 1 cup of coconut milk (I used tinned because I’m … Continue reading
Rhubarb and vegan custard with sprouted buckwheat rolled in maca topped with goji berries
How I managed to consume this after my monster plate of mac and cheese yesterday I’ll never know but it is simply deeelicious! Just getting around to posting it now so here we go. Rhubarb and vegan custard with sprouted … Continue reading
Baked polenta cake, oven roasted toms, creamy mushrooms and wild garlic pesto.
I had a 5 star mushroom experience with this dish thanks to Ballyhoura. I sautéed them like they were precious jewels ha ha. Oh the flavours! Introducing baked polenta cake with oven roasted cherry toms, wild garlic pesto and a … Continue reading
This brunch deserves a medal!
This brunch has most definitely landed itself a podium position! Yummmmmeeeeee…. Cheesey tofu scramble on a toasted wholemeal bap topped with garlic spinach, creamy thyme mushroom mash and tomatoes along with an epic serving of asparagus wrapped in Moodley Manor … Continue reading
Brunch of champions! Smoked tofu, carrot top pesto, creamy polenta and garlic basil mushrooms
Simple tasty brunch! Smoked tofu and carrot top pesto, creamy mozzarella polenta topped with garlic and basil mushrooms and a little cup of potatoes, tomatoes and scallions in a sweet chilli sauce. For the polenta: 3:1 ratio of boiling water:polenta … Continue reading
The queen of the vegan brekkie pots!
The rainy weather had me craving a little breakfast pot over a juice this morning. Doesn’t it look pretty! And so simple too.
The bottom layer is a delicious chia pudding.
I mixed a handful of chia seeds with a cup of almond and coconut milk, a squeeze of agave and a few drops of vanilla essence. Pop in the fridge overnight until it becomes gelatinous and yummy. I usually make enough that i can have it over a few days.
Middle layer: I blended 3 kiwis with a scoop of spirulina.
Top layer: I blended 2 plums with a scoop of acai powder.
I topped it off with pumpkin seeds, cacao nibs and rose petals.
Have a wonderful day everyone
When a fruit explosion meets a scone…. this is what happens…. YUM!
I love a good fruity scone none of that searching for the one raisin in the scone for me! Yes there may be more fruit that scone mix in this but the scone police will let me off when they taste them.
Here we go:
450g of plain flour
1 and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
70g of coconut sugar
3 egg equivalent of egg replacer
100g of olive oil spread
210ml of soy milk
Mix dry ingredients then chop in butter and make well in the middle for liquid.
Now for the fun bit! You can add your fruit of choice but I just love adding frozen mixed fruits it gets all gooey and rainbow like. I never measure so just add the quantity you desire. No need to defrost
fruit frozen is fine. Roll out and use cutter for your desired shape/size
Bake at 270c for 25 min.
Remove to a wire rack and leave to cool.
I topped them with a squeeze of agave and dessicated coconut.
Now where’s my teapot it’s time to put the feet up and eat.
Delectable cinnamon orange hot chocolate with gooey energy balls….
Delectable orange and cinnamon hot chocolate accompanied by the cutest fig, almond and apricot energy balls.
For the hot choc:
Heat a cup and a half soy milk
Add a scoop of raw cacao and a teaspoon of maca from the lovely Iswari Ireland/UK
A tablespoon of coconut sugar
I added two drops of citrus bliss from doTERRA but orange essence or rind will work too.
For the energy balls:
Blend a handful of figs, apricots and almonds.
Add a squeeze of agave
Roll into balls and roll in dessicated coconut.
Simple and sinful…
Its like drinking gold…. the best fig choc smoothie you’ll ever taste.
Heavens above! Every Friday needs to be celebrated with this over indulgent choc and fig breakfast smoothie. Out of this world. Mmmm…. I had half a tin of coconut milk in the fridge and thought ah its Friday live a little.
I blended a handful of dried figs a generous spoon of cacao nibs (optional) a squeeze of agave, 2 tablespoons of raw cacao and 2 teaspoons of maca from lovely iswari, a glug of agave, half a tin of coconut milk and 3 glasses of water (as little or as much as you like depending on your desired consistency)
It’s like drinking gold or some other metaphorical equivalent. This is definitely becoming a regular treat.
Have a wonderful friday! Sending out love and happy vibes for the wkd.
All hail the sweet potato… Sunny juice for an almost sunny morning
Sunny juice for an almost sunny morning!
Rev up that juicer and pop in the following
1 sweet potato, 4 kiwis, a tomato, a chunk of cucumber and 3 carrots. I topped it off with a scoop of wonderful spirulina and wheatgrass. Don’t be turned off by the sweet potato it’s amazing in juices and bursting with goodness!
Happy Thursday everyone…