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Raw creamy pesto zucchini noodles

creamy pesto zucchini noodles

If you’re anything like me, the idea of eating raw zucchini is not something that gets the tastebuds dancing with delight.

Zucchini is for bakes and stir-fry and steamed vegetables. Well, that’s what I originally thought anyway.

Then I tried zucchini noodles (thanks, Bex!) and my perspective on zucchini shifted entirely.

The beautiful thing about raw zucchini is its neutral and absorptive nature. It happily soaks up the flavours of all those foods around it. Once I realised this, I knew I had to mix zucchini noodles with basil pesto (one of my all-time favourite foods). Continue Reading →

Spiced choc banana bliss balls

Vegan spiced choc banana bliss balls

My 30s are shaping up to be pretty darn awesome, if the past couple weeks are anything to go by. Actually, if the past few weeks are anything to go by, I’ll be eating my way through the next decade. Nothing wrong with that, right?

To celebrate my birthday a few weeks back, I threw a little eco party at my apartment here in Alicante. We made origami pterodactyls from the pages of an old book to decorate the house. My friends bought plates of vegan food to share. Everyone was really good about drinking fancy wine out of recycled jars. I felt more at home in Spain than ever before.

And I was spoilt absolutely rotten. My friends even gifted me a food processor! Clever cookies — they know they’ll be reaping the benefits of that guy for months to come.

Then Juan and Ania surprised me with the most delicious homemade banana and vanilla vegan ice cream cake. And as I bit into the base, I knew I wanted to eat this again. Regularly. In bliss ball form.

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Raw vegan brownie bliss balls

Raw vegan brownie bliss balls

Oh my gosh do I have a surprise for you! These chocolately treats are going to rock your socks off.

Packed full of nutritious raw cashews and cacao, these bliss balls are a real cinch to make – just chuck everything into the food processor, blitz, roll and you’re done. Once chilled, the coconut oil and dates give these little yummies a sweet chewy texture that is pretty much guaranteed to send pesky sugar cravings packing. They taste so chocolately and naughty you would swear they have sugar in them (but they don’t!).

I used this recipe last weekend to create a base for a chocolate mousse slice (recipe for that one to come really soon) and everyone (even my lovely omnivore friends) raved about the base. Big thumbs up.

Who ever thought healthy vegan treats could taste this good? Continue Reading →