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Super Vegetable Soup

September 6, 2017
Sharing my super soup recipe today because I was able to borrow some dehydrating time with a friend who invited me over to teach her how to use her new dehydrator!
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Needless to say, we dehydrated everything but the kitchen sink and it was MUCH fun! 
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Although I don't advocate eating lots of dehydrated foods (you really need to eat whole foods to reap maximum health-supportive benefits) I do support dehydrating real foods to take with you when on the go
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If you've been following me for a while, you know I choose not to eat solid food during flights - instead, I drink copious amounts of water & herbal teas to keep my gut garden hydrated and happy.
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When I land, I fuel my body with food that digests easily, like this yumtastic dehydrated veggie soup pictured.
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This bundle of goodness is my fav 'go to' when I travel. I change it up each time by adding different veggies, organically-grown rice or quinoa + lots of sensational gut-supportive spices.
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Today, I dehydrated:
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✨1 cup each of locally grown & chopped cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes, brown onions & red peppers. I mixed them together, then scooped 1.5 cups of this mix.
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I then added:
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✨25g of organically-grown basmati rice
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✨1 tsp each: ground turmeric, cumin, fennel, caraway & mint
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✨1/2 tsp black pepper
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✨Pinch of sea salt
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I pack this in the coolest BPA-free travel pouch (more info to come next post) that I can easily add boiling water to if there are no bowls around.
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Once water is added, the veggies expand, the rice cooks & the spices work their flavourful, digestive magic - always such a treat to eat 
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My main msg to you today? Try something a little 'left of centre' every now & then!
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Get creative & don't let traveling create anxiety over what to pack & eat, because as you can see, it's actually quite easy!
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As always, I hope this excites & helps you to think outside the box - remember, health-supportive eating should always be fun! 

Sharing my super soup recipe today because I was able to borrow some dehydrating time with a friend who invited me over to teach her how to use her new dehydrator! Needless to say, we dehydrated everything but the kitchen sink and it was MUCH fun! 

Although I don’t advocate eating lots of Continue Reading…

Nutrition

Gorgeously Green Juice

August 27, 2016
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It’s a green juice kinda day…💚

During the summer, I allow myself to enjoy a couple of cold pressed juices every now and then as a great way to feed and cool the body🌱 Yes, juices are typically filled with WAY too much fructose for the body to digest in one go, so I always choose Continue Reading…

Nutrition

Food For The Mind…

July 21, 2016
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Does anyone else read during breakfast? I feel like books feed me as much a food…a side dish to my smoothie bowl! 📚🍴 Re-visiting an oldie but a goodie today, a must-have book for any bookshelf 👌🏻 In fact, anything Dr Christiane Northrup has written is a must-have…I cannot begin to tell you how much I have learnt about myself and my body thanks to her 🙏🏻🙌🏻

Here’s just one pearl of wisdom from this book that really resonates with me…. Continue Reading…

Nutrition, Recipes

Gluten Free, Easy Peasy Squash Crackers

July 7, 2016
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The very beginning stages of my squish squash crackers – I’m out all day and need a little real-food sustenance while I’m on the go! If you haven’t made these yet, you MUST!! Free from gluten, dairy, eggs and sugar, they’re a crispy little cracker that’s easy to make and take wherever you may go👌🏻💫😋 Continue Reading…

Recipes

Perfect Quinoa Every Time

July 5, 2016
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These are my quinoa leftovers from last night’s dinner that I’ve revived for breakfast with some sautéed veggies, deeeeeeeelish! 🙏🏻  I absolutely love quinoa because it’s easy to make, works with sweet and savoury dishes PLUS it’s a ‘complete protein’ which means it contains all 9 essential amino acids your body needs for repair. This super seed (no, it’s NOT a grain!) is also a source of L-lysine, important for tissue growth and formation of collagen which we all know by now is super important for healthy skin 👌🏻😊

Here’s how to make the perfect quinoa… Continue Reading…

Recipes

Choc-tastic Chocolate Banana Muffins

June 22, 2016
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These!!!!! Chocolate, banana goodness free from gluten, dairy, eggs and processed sugar👌🏻 Definitely a ‘must make’ for the coming weekend (or weekday if you’re up for a spot of baking). Whenever you decide to make these, enjoy every bite :)  Continue Reading…

Recipes

Perfect Pumpkin Seed Milk

June 20, 2016
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Fresh pumpkin seed milk, DONE!🙌🏻

If you haven’t already, you really must try this recipe… Pumpkin seeds are packed with plant protein, vitamins and minerals including calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, copper + Vitamins A, B and E 🌟👌🏻🙏🏻

I like to create all kinds of nut and seed milks for baking, beverages and cooking. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do! Continue Reading…

Recipes

Plant Protein Stir Fry

June 16, 2016
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Prepping a healthy chickpea stir fry for lunch today while my beloved and I get to “werk-werk-werk-werk-werk-werk” (sung Rhianna-style – does anyone else get this part of her song stuck in their mind, or is it just me?). I’m working on creating a yummy e-book I’ll be giving away to celebrate the launch of my brand-spanking-new website, coming soon! 🙏🏻 The busier I get, the more I turn to meals that are fast and full of nutrients, vitamins, proteins and healthy fats. Nourish your insides and you’ll be able to work longer, harder and happier! Continue Reading…

Recipes

Blueberry Maca Smoothie

June 10, 2016
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Happy FriYAY!!! Aside from the smoothie bowl recipe below, I thought share this image with you – a total sneak peak into my b’fast construction zone this morning… I love building smoothie bowls, using different toppings and ingredients each time so my body doesn’t become intolerant to my fav bits and pieces!

Today, I’m using Continue Reading…