Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mushroom and Black Olive Stroganoff - raw vegan light lunch.





There's something special about Zoodles! They just go so well with everything. Cooked, raw, savoury, sweet, sides, mains, snacks, I love them. From all the pics coming up on Instagram lots of other people do too. I made this a few weeks ago but never got around to posting. It's a quick and easy light lunch, snack or side. If it's cold where you are and you feel like a bit of warmth then put it in your dehydrator or oven at the lowest setting to warm up a little, it's divine.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cornflake Cookies








It's been a hectic couple of weeks as you can see from my lack of posts. First off, hubby got home on the Thursday, that afternoon he got an email about relocation that needed to be done for a camper company. It had to be taken from Cairns to Brisbane asap. Before I knew it we were on a plane and on our way to Cairns for an adventure. Far out! You should have seen it. It was rough. There was no central locking, we had to check the oil, it was empty so we had to fuel it up, they said we get chairs and 2 sleeping bags! NOT! We got 2 pillow cases and sheet! The gas ran out in the little gas cooker and you couldn't shut the windows when we were on the highway because the wind blew them in so they wouldn't go all the way up leaving a big noisy gap.. Hahahahaaa. It was hilarious. Well it was funny once we got over the initial shock.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Vegan Savory Cream Cheese





I'm really surprised I don't already have this on my blog. It's a staple! A healthy and equally as tasty alternatives to cruddy store bought processed favorites that I like to have on hand at all times. Another is tomato sauce. Did you know it has just as much sugar in it as chocolate sauce! Now, don't get me wrong I'm not against sugar but there's good sugar and there's not so good. My tomato sauce recipe is one of the easiest things to make and doesn't take long at all. I substitute the xylitol with coconut sugar, maybe I should revisit the recipe and post again. I made a batch yesterday, along with this cheese sauce so I'm all stocked up. Think I'll make some of my Meat Free Sausage rolls this afternoon for Jordi seen as he is on holidays and they make a good lunch or snack. Wish I could find gluten free pastry though, if you know of any good brands made from good ingredients with no nasties in Australia please let me know..

Monday, June 30, 2014

Mixed Mushroom and Seaweed Stew




I am on a mission to sort out my tummy and for the next couple of days I am going to cut out avocados. I am wondering if they are part of the cause of my stomach pains. I know I've had others tell me that they can't eat them for the same reason as well as bloating but I've been in denial.. I love them! ;-( and the fact is that I always eat them and I don't always have a some gut, so it may not be them but i'll try anything once! 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Zoodles with Cheesy Mushroom Sauce




I love to eat fairly lightly during the day, although I must admit I am trying to change that a bit.. I'm using fruit to complement my daytime eating as it digests nice and quickly and makes me feel alive and energised. This is a lunch I made for myself last week. It was super delicious and like everything I make very versatile. By adding avocado or cashews to the sauce you can turn it into a really satisfying meal.

Vegetable noodles are all the rage now, they've been around for years but due to the recent grain free, paleo and raw vegan craze they are almost becoming the norm. If you've never tried them, they are amazing, the taste and texture is so similar to normal spaghetti the only thing you will miss is the big 'Blah' moment you get after finishing a big pasta meal, especially if it's combined with a heavy protein. Don't be fooled either into thinking that they're gooey and fragile because they're not. That's another thing that always gets me, the texture is nice and firm and they don't fall apart at all. Some people steam or fry them before they eat them but I'm a hard core raw zucchini fan, it seems like sacrilege to me. My fridge always has a decent supply of zucchinis in it. They're a staple in my diet.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Apple and Cinnamon Bircher Muesli with Berry CoYo and Banana



This is a quick recipe you can use for breakfast, snack or lunch. I make this up in the morning when I'm busy in the kitchen preparing breakfast, smoothies,school lunches and daily snacks.  Everything is already out so it's easy to just grate the apple into the mix and add the rest of the ingredients. It sits in the fridge until my hubby has it for lunch..

Friday, June 20, 2014

Complete Meal Bircher Muesli Mix - raw vegan with gluten free and Paleo options plus serving suggestions.



 

I've had a busy week, I wanted to get this recipe posted on Wednesday but my man got home in the morning so I smashed out my workout and we headed out to the Murwillumbah Farmers Markets. We love it out there, it's so good to get out into the country air and buy our fresh produce straight from the farmers. It's a bonus that we you can ask exactly how the produce has been grown and if or what chemicals they have used. Most just tell me that they have used environmentally friendly ones and I always thank them for their honesty, especially if they admit to using the real nasties. Our fav is a guy at the Uki markets, Pesticide Pete!! Yeah....  Na.. we don't buy anything from him!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Chocolate Fudge Protein Bars - raw vegan




I'm always making up batches of bars or balls for the boys to take back to work. This lot were for my Son Nathan who works away. I make them every week for my husband as well so that he has healthy chocolate choices whilst away. He is a bit of a chocoholic and fortunately processed chocolate does not agree with him so he has to eat the healthy version! Hehe.. at least I think it's a good thing!