Category Archives: food

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Beginner’s Green Smoothie

It’s a New Year and you know what that means – lots of New Year’s resolutions, and I’d hedge a bet that a majority of them somehow relate to health and wellbeing.

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While I personally try to be healthy all year round,  the over-indulgence of the festive season and the thought of a fresh calendar full of new intentions tends to give me that ounce of extra motivation required to turn things up a notch.

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Byron Winter Break – photo diary

Holidays rock! Even when the weather is cold and drizzly and we have made no plans, and instead lay around the house, eat warm soup and devour a book in front of the heater, the idea of a whole week off Uni with nothing planned brings a smile to my face. We decided to book a mid week getaway to Byron Bay, and though it is only an hour from home it felt like a lifetime away, with a whole day spent strolling, eating and taking photos and staying in the cutest little guesthouse I have ever seen.

Homemade Hummus

Some things are just better when they are home made. For me, hummus is at the top of the list. It is super easy and quick to make if you have a decent food processor, and the best part is that you know exactly what is in it without scouring the label and finding things you would prefer not to eat.

Served with carrot sticks or snow peas, hummus is the perfect after work snack for us, bridging that gap of hunger between lunch and dinner time.

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Raw Lemon Berry ‘Cheesecake’

I have eaten my fair share of vegan cheesecake at restaurants and made by a wonderful friend who has trained as a raw vegan chef, but only recently attempted to make my own.  Why it has taken me so long to make an attempt, I have no idea, but I’m so glad that I did!

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After a massive Google search for recipes, I came across a fabulous blog called Sweetly Raw that is filled with stacks of recipes for raw cheesecake and other desserts in any variety you can think of. I had great success following her recipe for raw chocolate cheesecake and wanted to try another variety, so loosely followed her recipe for a lemon berry swirl cheesecake, but tweaked it a little to give it a chocolate crust.

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Cauliflower ‘rice’

Recently we have made a pretty significant change to the way we have been eating. After reading The 4-Hour Body I had a realisation that as vegetarians we tend to rely on carbs for a majority of our meals. Though a lot of the time I tend to replace processed carbs with whole grains, the ‘slow carb diet’ takes you away from grains altogether, leaving us to rely more on fresh vegetables and legumes for a large portion of our meals.

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Surviving the Holiday Season as a Vegetarian

If you are a new vegetarian, or have other specific dietary requirements (particularly if they differ from your family), Christmas can be a challenging time.

To help you out and remove some of that stress of ‘What am I going to eat?‘ or the feeling of not wanting to offend anyone, take a look at the following tips to turn Christmas into a hassle-free time of year, full of delicious food, like it should be!

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