Warm and filling choc-coconut breakfast oats

Chocolate coconut oatsI’ve always had a monster sweet tooth. It’s sometimes pretty scary how out of control it can get. Especially when it comes to cupcakes. I MUST EAT ALL THE CUPCAKES.

Chocolate for breakfast is therefore my idea of heaven — but probably my body’s worst nightmare.

Still, where there’s a will, there’s a way. So I created these warm breakfast oats to gobble down on cool mornings. They’re satisfyingly chocolately with a rich hint of coconut. Yet they’re completely healthy, I promise. Continue Reading →

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Using body awareness to let go of self-limiting behaviours

body awareness

You’ve just woken up with a hellish hangover. Or consumed a family-sized block of chocolate.

A sinking feeling starts to creep into the pit of your stomach.

You think: “Okay this is it. I’m never doing this to myself again.”

Then the next week you find yourself right back in that exact same space.

Sound familiar?

I think we’ve all been there.

What is it that keeps us returning to our old self-limiting behaviours? Continue Reading →

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Sexuality, dark fears and great truths

Fear is just noise masquerading as truth

My mouse hovered tentatively over the send button. My heart thumped ferociously in my throat, my hands visibly shook and tears streamed down my face. I took a deep breath and pressed send.

With one tiny click, 30 years of lies began to unravel. There was no going back now.

For almost three decades I had been dishonest with my family and friends and, most importantly, with myself.

Up until just a few months ago, I lived a life where I enjoyed the company of men. Yet deep down my soul longed for something else.

If you prefer a label, you may want to call me gay or bi-sexual (or confused!). Perhaps I am all of these things, or none of them. Personally, I stumble over labels (but this is a post for another day).

This is my story, one of facing my darkest fear and owning my great truth. Continue Reading →

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Peanut butter cookie batter bliss balls

Vegan peanut butter cookie batter bliss balls

This is hands-down the best kitchen accident I’ve ever had. Ever.

A few weeks back, while cooking up a vegan storm for my 30th birthday party, I decided to make the peanut butter cookie part of this peanut butter and salted caramel sandwiches recipe, featured over at Vegan Miam’s incredible blog.

Naturally, I couldn’t help but pop a finger into the batter for a quick taste test — and the flavour that exploded across my tongue stopped me in my tracks.

This had peanuty bliss ball goodness written all over it. Continue Reading →

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