even though it feels like it was years ago, I still cant believe that back in january i spent the most amazing two weeks in the beautiful place that is THAILAND. This was in celebration of my turning 30 years young, two year anniversary with the Mr and just a chance to get away, explore and EAT. Of course food was going to be a major part of the trip, I cook everyday also i am food ENTREPRENEUR so it was so nice to take a break from the kitchen. Now food is abundant in Thailand and if you are someone who eats anything you will enjoy how much is on offer. If you are plant munchers like us then it requires a little more work but I am here to give you a few tips, pointers and recommendations. Let’s get to it!!
Hand on heart I have been vegan for over 3 years now and I have not once in that time craved meat. When I turned vegan I didn’t jump straight to the meat substitutes because I was basically teaching myself how to eat again. So that meant preparing meals completely plant based without the need of meat like substitutes, but I was aware of them. As time has gone on I have experimented with things like veggie sausages, tofu and other soy products and even tried to recreate with veggies. These bbq cauliflower bites are just one of the creations that are delicious, saucy and so simple to make with not a chicken wing in sight. I promise you will enjoy….
Spelt for those of you that don’t know it is an ancient grain that got forgotten about, well to be honest I didn’t even know it existed till a few years ago. although this stuff isn’t gluten free I find it is a lot easier to digest and some people who can’t eat wheat may be able to consume spelt. I find it such a nice ingredient to work with especially spelt flour, it is so tasty and wholesome for cakes and breads. Also spelt spaghetti, penne and fusilli are so pleasant to eat spelt pasta is slightly nutty, chewy and just delicious on a whole. So lets get to these pasta sheets of course I was going to use them to make lasagna. all I needed was a creamy sauce and a wholesome filling to create this bad boy so let’s get to it.
Now I will not lie I have a love hate relationship with these little seeds here, if y’all don’t already know let me formerly introduce you. Meet QUINOA (keen-wa) the little seeds that aren’t a grain but a great replacement for rice and are packed full of that good stuff. IT IS A COMPLETE PROTEIN THAT HAS ALL OF THE ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS but it is also PACKED WITH PROTEIN, FIBER, IRON, CALCIUM, PHOSPHORUS, MAGNESIUM AND POTASSIUM. so as you can see you might just want to grab you a bag or two and introduce it into your daily foodings. I will be honest if you don’t add any flavour too these little seeds they can taste very bland, but i have a little simply recipe to get fluffy tasty quinoa in no time.
Over the past month or so I have took a step back and listened to my body in what it likes and don’t like. sometimes we eat food that we know we shouldn’t time an time again, then deal with the CONSEQUENCES later. for example i love oat porridge but every time I ate it i would get hunger pains after, I ignored these signs and still ate it. now i have officially stopped eating oats and i have been on the look out for its replacement, as I do really miss it. Skipping ahead to last week a fellow foodie posted a green banana porridge, i immediately got excited and ran out to buy some green bananas to get creating. let’s just say I am in love, i won’t be making it everyday but it will definitely be a breakfast staple of mine. I love that it is just a few ingredients and the fact that BANANAS are the main ingredient is awesome. i wanted to share This recipe with y’all, because I feel it is such a delicious breakfast option and so easy to make. so here it goes…..
when you’re an adult turned vegan any chocolate bars that may of been your favourite back in the day are now off the table. I had a few faves like snickers, twirl, flake, time out, boost and bounty to name a few. I know there are some vegan versions on the market currently, but being that I can’t just pick them up in regular supermarkets, they are a tad pricey and still contain a lot of ingredients that aren’t beneficial, i much prefer to create my own. As you know I am a big fan of creating things myself they are so much more satisfying and you know exactly what it contains. Lately I have been craving a “snickers” caramel, peanuts and chocolate is just the perfect match, so naturally I jumped into the kitchen to satisfy those taste buds. So lets show you how you can get a piece of this nutty action.
So I will admit I haven’t been feeling 100% since I got back from my vacay in January, coming back from paradise to cold england doesn’t do wonders for the body. For those of you who live in England or a country with a cold climate will know how rubbish the winters are, dark, rainy, cold and dreary. So we need all the help we can to perk us up, so until the sun arrives I thought I would help you out with a little boost. some liquid sunshine Every morning which I have been taking shots of, this powerful mix contains such amazing ingredients.
First up we have the amazing ginger which can help with many things such as nausea, menstrual pain, muscle soreness, flu and it has anti-inflammatory properties the list goes on. Another bad boy is Lemon these balls of yellow are great for the skin, a good source of vitamin C and minerals, help with digestion and weight loss. Lets not forgot the all mighty Turmeric it has a natural anti-inflammatory compound in it called curcumin, helps to repair damage in the body and helps to fight against many diseases. Lastly we have black pepper which helps with weight loss, skin, coughs, cold and helps nutrients become more available to our system. The black pepper is added just before you take a shot of this wonderful mix to help with the absorption of the turmeric benefits. So let’s show you how to whip up this powerful tonic!!!