Kitchari – the Ayurvedic cleansing bowl of goodness.

I came across Kitchari at the beginning of summer this year as I was approaching my birthday and experimenting with vegan, gluten free cake recipes. I was feeling bloated from all the taste testing and know that a juice cleanse isn’t suitable for my food-loving self, no matter how hard I try to convince myself…

Sweet Potato & Chickpea Coconut Curry (V, GF & Damn delish!)

The days are slowly getting colder here in France and storm season is in full swing. The nights are breezy and mornings come with a fresh chill in the air. In fact, the past few nights have been crazy windy and there’s a mistral on its way (the name for a big storm over the…

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Buddha Bowl

I love a Buddha bowl. What is it, I hear you ask. Well that’s the point I love so much! By my definition, it’s simply a bowl bundled with goodness. All kind of goodness. I suppose it’s whatever you make it and the options are endless. I love healthy food. I love colourful food and…

September Mornings – What I’m Eating.

The reality is that I rarely know what day it is. Sometimes I genuinely forget what time of year it even is. I may sound like a spoilt brat saying this but it does all merge into one when the sun is (almost) always shining and summer is seemingly endless. I’m not ashamed to admit…

You Glow Differently When You’re Actually Happy

We’ve all heard people saying this, but maybe you’re like me and have rolled your eyes in some way at this bold statement. But let me tell you something. I think I just proved that these utterings are actually true. I’m not a morning person. Let’s just get that straight from the outset. I don’t…

The BEST 10 minute Brownie Bites (Gluten Free & Vegan)

You know those moments where you open the fridge and stare for a few minutes in search of something, but find nothing so close it again, only to open it again five minutes later in hope of either some unexplained miracle appearance of the special something or noticing something that was previously unnoticed? This process…

Lemon Polenta Cake (Gluten & Dairy Free)

This is one of my go-to cakes when I’m craving a bake for myself. It’s gluten and dairy free, so full of moisture, only a little bit full of guilt and so tasty. I’ve made a version of this a handful of times and tweaked the recipe ever so slightly each time, but think I’ve…

My Favourite Dairy Free Alternatives for Savoury Dishes

As I’ve said before, I am not “vegan” and I don’t pretend to be. I am, however, lactose and gluten intolerant which stemmed my love for getting creative with food in the first place and have since grown a love for all things plant-based. I’m not the biggest advocate for replacing cheese with “cheeze” as…

Fuel for the Day – Chia & Coconut Overnight Oats

When I was in England this winter, I reluctantly had to trade in my favourite morning ritual for something more winter friendly, so I stopped buying bananas in an (unnecessary) abundance and bought only enough for the few days ahead. I no longer had a need to keep a stash in the freezer for my…

Fresh & Fruity Fennel Salad

I’m not going to lie, I’m not a huge fan of eating fennel myself. I don’t like that aniseed flavour in anything, especially not in Turkish Raki or Greek Ouzo that I was recently introduced to through my travels. Perhaps it has something to do with a whole bottle of Sambuca I drank on the…