Calendula, carrot and turmeric chai cookies (GF)

On this day I had lots of organic carrots that I purchased on special. On this day I was craving carrot cake. On this day I was also craving cookies. All healthy and vegan versions of course. Combine all this and I have a tray of carrot cake cookies laden with secret untraditional ingredients- because that’s how I roll….roll into bed with a  belly full of cookies that is!

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Sweet potato and lentil pie (GF)

I must admit that even pre-vegan, I was never a fan of shepherds pie (or potato-topped pie to some of you). I was never a fan of mashed potato- strange I know, or mince. However, my husband absolutely loved it and over the last couple of years I have created several different versions of this dish using chunky mashed potato/sweet potato and lentils.

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Savoury sweet potato loaf (GF)

I must admit that when it comes to baking, savoury isn’t really my go-to. I guess it is because I prefer the sweet satisfaction of creating something from scratch as it reminds me of my childhood baking with my grandmother. This sweet potato savoury loaf is a delicious, nourishing and satisfying option for breakfast with avocado or peanut butter.

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Homemade flatbreads with chilli chickpea and crunchy kale chips (GF)

I am utterly obsessed with chickpeas at the moment whether it is roasted until crunchy, ground into a flour or added to curries/ chilli recipes. This meal is laden with plenty of plantbased protein and fibre amongst folate, vitamin B and prebiotics for a healthy gut. Although the meal sounds a little fancy and maybe a little complicated, it truly isn’t!

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Blueberry and passionfruit oat crumble (GFO)

I’ve been craving a combination of crunchy oats and coconut morphed with blueberries for ages after strolling through Pinterest and decided to come up with this dish. It is so healthy, loaded with healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, protein and fibre to keep you full and satisfied. These are perfect for breakfast or just as a snack with a side of coconut yoghurt or coconut cream!

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Wholefood peanut butter brownies with salted caramel (GF)

On this day, I realised that I had legumes for lunch, snacks and dinner! I don’t think there is nothing wrong with that especially in a plantbased diet especially if the legumes are sourced organically and sustainable. Legumes are cheap and are an excellent source of fibre, protein, folate, vitamin B, magnesium and can be used in so many different dishes. Say hello to the humble yet absolutely delicious peanut butter brownies with a salted caramel. Sounds luxurious and guilt-laden right? Fear not- these are wholefoods based and use organic, homecooked chickpeas!

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Chocolate, banana and pecan loaf (GF)

The baking  bug struck again the other day and I came up with this gluten-free, refined sugar-free and delicious loaf using some of the abundance of ripe bananas. I used vegan chocolate chips, raw organic cacao, bananas, activated pecans and organic coconut flakes in the mix. This loaf is high in fibre, protein and magnesium due to the cacao, pecans, coconut flakes and buckwheat flour.

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