Red Chai

Beautiful. Brew up a batch for friends. I’ve been wanting a caffeine-free chai for so long. Rooibos (red bush) tea makes a lovely alternative. It’s also fine for children and a lovely dessert tea. Perfect served with fruit toast and Kere’s bliss balls. Dedicated to my sis. Chai tea brings peace. INGREDIENTS 1 stick cinnamon…

Brazil-coconut Cardamom Smoothie

We’re having family smoothies and my 9 month old son loves them! I’ve added a new category: ‘Baby Loves It’. INGREDIENTS 2 bananas 3 brazil nuts 3/4 cup coconut cream a dash of vanilla a sprinkle of cardamom a few sultanas (optional) a dash of cinnamon (optional) INSTRUCTIONS Blend

Pear-Cashew Cheese Noodles

This is simple and nice. I spiralised up some carrot noodles with my trusty Betti Bossi (you can also just grate or finely chop carrot if preferred), tossed through cashew cheese, chopped pear, and a few whole cashews, then drizzled some lemon juice and a lil’ olive oil on top. It would also be nice with some…

A MAR-MIGHTY Discovery…

Sorry if that’s too CHEESY… You know all that money you’ve been spending on expensive nutritional yeast? You know how you had to tell your provincial friends you made cheesy sauce out of weird ingredients that they can’t source in their town? Well not any more. BECAUSE YOU CAN MAKE CHEESY SAUCE… with Marmite. (picture…

I’m Suffering From a Severe Salad Deficiency.

Too often I ignore my body’s desperate pleas for salad. So tonight I upped my salad intake by using lettuce from our garden. This simple meal is garnished with a quick nut-cheese, plus it’s naturally gluten-free which is great for my tummy! My body feels so relieved. Make lots because frankly, you will want another…

Hot Chocolate

You don’t need lots of sugar to make a delicious, quick, hot chocolate. This is cheaper than buying pre-mixed, sugary hot chocolate. There’s also a secret to soy milk. I was never a fan until this year, when I discovered that when it comes to soy milk, brand is everything. Everyone has their favourite but  I personally…

Thrifty, Healthful, Sparkling, Sweet Soda!

I used to love soda. ♥ swoon ♥ Unfortunately my beloved pancreas did not share my fondness for sugary soft drink, and neither did my wallet. So this is what I do in summer when it’s warm, and I want a treat. I buy large bottles of orange or apple juice which contain no added sugar,…

A New Banana Trick

We scored at the farmer’s market. I suggest you do the same. We got an entire box of over-ripe bananas for $3. This was possibly the single best budgeting score we have ever made. That was about a month ago, and we’re still making use of our bananas! Here’s what you do. Skin all of…