Choc-banana ‘mousse’

I’ve seen a few renditions of chocolate mousse made with avocado. And while the traditional version is not necessarily ‘bad’, especially if it’s enjoyed occasionally, and is homemade with whole ingredients — such as pastured eggs, unhomogenised organic dairy and good quality dark chocolate — it won’t be suitable for those with certain dietary restrictions or particular… Continue reading Choc-banana ‘mousse’

Balinese-style peanut sauce

A few weeks ago, I stayed at the Satyananda Yoga Ashram near Daylesford for 3 days. The life at an ashram is simple and community-based, with 4 hours of karma yoga — a selfless service of doing set tasks {e.g. cleaning, washing, gardening, cooking etc} around the ashram, daily. What I particularly loved about the ashram was the wholesome food. We… Continue reading Balinese-style peanut sauce

Are chia seeds really that super? + Chia pudding

It seems that everyone is jumping onto the chia bandwagon, even champion surfer Kelly Slater, who’s also become a huge advocate.  But, what’s so super about chia? Chia seeds are gluten-free, and for its tiny size, chia packs a mighty nutritional punch — hence its superfood label. Interestingly, chia is the Mayan word for strength,… Continue reading Are chia seeds really that super? + Chia pudding

14 yummy ways to eat Brassica’s + a soup

Is there anyone out there who absolutely loves Brassica vegetables? You know, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and the like? I do. As a child, I got {very} lucky because my mum never subjected these vegetables to boiling until they became limp and tasteless. Instead, they were always beautifully flavoured with spices and still al dente once… Continue reading 14 yummy ways to eat Brassica’s + a soup

Black-eyed beans curry with eggplant & spinach

Legumes in general are wonderfully healthy, as they're high in plant protein, fibre and complex carbohydrates. They're delicious too, but can take some time to cook. That's why I have a soft spot for black-eyed beans — they cook really quickly in comparison to most beans. This dish is similar to what my mum used to for… Continue reading Black-eyed beans curry with eggplant & spinach