Sweet tooth sorted! 

Sweet tooth sorted! 

Please look at these gorgeous beings of cheesecake………..that are RAW! Ermahgerd! (Faints, comes back to the land of the living)   Someone please help me contain myself! 

I have been trying out raw recipes for the past month, and I have to say, I smiled like a really happy person when I took these out of the moulds! I was like, oooooh em geeee!!! Not only do these look delicious, they actually taste amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (And are brilliantly good for you!)

Raw Cheesecakes

  • Servings: 12 little cakes or 1 big cake
  • Difficulty: it's a process
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Ingredients

Makes about 18 muffin tin sized cakes or one big cake – in a 20cm cake tin (spring action to help remove it)

Base

2 cups of walnuts

1 cup of dates

1 pinch of sea salt

Cheesecake centre 

2 cups of cashew nuts

3/4 cup of lemon juice

3/4 cup of rice syrup or honey or agave

3/4 cup of coconut oil

1 TBSP of pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup of water to facilitate blending

Topping

2 cups of any frozen berry (I used strawberries)

1/2 cup of dates

Method

Make space in your freezer to accommodate whichever type of mould you are using!

Process the nuts and dates

Take this mix and place it at the bottom of your mould. Press down to make it nice and smooth!

Process your cashews, lemon juice, sweetner, coconut oil, vanilla and add water to help the mix if it becomes tooooooo thick.

Pour this amazingness over your moulded base.

Ok, now place in the freezer and leave to set for about 45 minutes.

Now, blend the berries and dates.

You need to wait and check that the cheesecake mix is set before you top the entire thing with berries.

Pop into the freezer, and leave to set for another hour!

You should be able to unmold with ease.

Store in the fridge for at least an hour before you serve it!

Sooooooooooo yummy!

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keeeeeenwaaaaaa = quinoa 

keeeeeenwaaaaaa = quinoa 



An ancient grain….high in protein and lacks gluten, they also contain essential amino acids like lysine and good quantities of calcium, phosphorus and iron. 

This recipe makes some yummy quinoa patties, that can be served with a side salad, or even as a side to a roast chicken or lamb dish. 

Ingredients 

1/2 cup of your favorite vegetables – grated or chopped. I used carrots, peas and corn 

1/2 onion 

2 cloves of garlic 

3 large eggs 

2 and 1/2 cups of cooked quinoa 

Salt and pepper to season 

Zest of half a lemon

1/2 cup of gluten free bread crumbs 

1/2 cup of gluten free flour 

1/2 cup of vegetarian Parmesan grated 

1 TBSP of coconut oil 

Method 

Heat the tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan, add the onions and garlic. Fry until golden, now add your vegetables and fry until al dente. 

Add all the remaining ingredients into a bowl, besides the gluten free flour, reserve this for later. To this, add the cooked vegetable mix and combine.  

Leave the mix to sit for about 10 minutes. The bread crumbs will soak up any excess moisture. If you find that the mix is still to wet to shape (this depends on the amount of egg, and even though all large eggs have the same amount of liquid, they vary), add the flour. 

Place your pan on a medium flame/heat and spray & cook the surface. Shape patties and place them onto the hot pan. Allow to seal and brown before you flip. I would give them about 4 minutes on each side. Lower the heat if need be! 



Serve these straight out of the pan, or store them in the fridge once cooked and munch of them with the snack craving attacks.  

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A Sunday well spent. 

A Sunday well spent. 

My Sunday was well spent. 

I slept late, went to work and made some yummy food for the family, came home and figured out dinner for myself! (Quiche Loraine, no crust, with a fresh crunchy salad!) 

I normally wake up in the morning in rush (as most do) and always find myself scrambling or poaching an egg, toasting some rye and swallowing a coffee, before dashing out the door. 

Tonight I decided to make some chia pudding jars and let them settle in the fridge, so that tomorrow I can grab one and start munching while I’m getting ready and then take it with me in the car to finish will sitting in traffic.  

So here, a quick – no, really quick recipe for a chia jar. 

Ingredients 

3 TBSP of chia 

1 TBSP of gluten free oats 

250ml of almond milk (regular or soy milk are also fine, I like my pudding thick, so see the consistency in the morning and you can stir through some more milk to suit you) 

1 TBSP of honey or a preferred sweetener

1/2 an apple chopped 

1 tsp of cinnamon 

1 TBSP of pumpkin seeds

1 TBSP of almonds (flaked or whole) 

Place in a jar or bowl and leave in the refrigerator overnight 

Eat!!!! 





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Let’s lunch 

Let’s lunch 

Some of the food made this week! 

Most times I forget that I don’t need to post a recipe, I could just post these beautiful photos! 

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A quick salad for a lunch I did. 



Brown rice sushi salad! This was really yummy, cooked rice in a rice cooker and finished it like you would “white” sushi rice. Grilled the salmon with loads of black pepper and lemon juice! 



A grilled chicken burger topped with guacamole, cream cheese and sweet chilli sauce. 



Smoked salmon salad. 



My favorite creamy gaucamole with tahini, gives it a sharp tangy taste. Grilled the chickpeas in a hot pan, and fried the kale aswell! The bulgar wheat and broccoli mix I season with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper! 



Quick roasted chicken breast salad, drizzled with balsamic reduction and extra virgin olive oil. 



Skewered some chicken thighs and marinated them in mustard and honey, served with potato wedges, fresh avocado and a tangy mayo dipping sauce. 



This was cold tomato soup, served with kale pesto and I make puff pastry “superseed” sticks! Topped with linseed, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, and vegetarian Parmesan. 



Yummy kale, corn, and cabbage salad with balsamic marinated mushrooms and artichokes! 



This was a snack made for myself! Rye toast, kale pesto, chicken cold meat, Avo, fresh peashots and black pepper! 

See the brownie, eat the brownie. 

See the brownie, eat the brownie. 

Hello! Please! Look at these delicious pieces of heaven!!!! 

Once again on the raw situation! I found these on www.therawtarian.com 

They are packed with superfoods. 

They are amazingly rich and decadent. 

Although a lot of ingredients, this recipe is easy to make and delicious to eat! Obviously 😁 

Ingredients 

1 cup of sunflower seeds 

1 cup of cashews 

2 1/4 cup of dates, pitted 

1/2 cup of cacao 

1 TBSP of vanilla paste 

1 TBSP of coconut oil

1/4 tsp of salt 

1/4 cup of raw cacao nibs or goji berries 

1/4 cup of chia or hemp hearts 

1/4 cup of flaked almonds (my addition) 

Method 

In a food processor, process the sunflower seeds, add the cashews…process. 

Ok. Now the tricky part. Add the dates, bit by bit, you need to keep adding and be patient here, you might need to remove half the mix and add, then add more and keep processing. 

The mix should resemble a crumbly cookie mix. 

Ok! 

Add the coconut oil, cacao, vanilla, salt – process! 

Transfer to a bowl and with your hands mix in the cacao nibs and chia seeds. 

Shape into a brownie pan, press and compact into the pan, and then pop into the fridge for about 1 hour. 

Take out, cut to size, and store in a airtight container in the fridge! 

Don’t cut the pieces to big as its really rich! (But yummy) 



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Universal foods 

Universal foods 



Pizza and pasta, potatoes and pastry. Why do they all start in a “P” ? Let’s not forget cheese, maybe donuts and cake! 

All these are generally, now a days, not on the top of the “you may eat as much of this as you want” list. (That’s a pity)

Lactose intolerance, gluten free me and all the other food problems we sit with because of overtly processed food is actually such a downer! 

I’m lactose intolerant. My favorite thing in the entire world is cheese sauce!! On toast, grilled,  all over pasta, and over chicken, all over anything. But alas, I cannot and shouldn’t be putting cheese or milk or cream anywhere near my face! 

Luckily I can get my hands on lactose free yoghurt, I also eat Parmesan, as its a hard cheese and less processed and I try to only eat pizza like once a month! 

Ok….I’m rambling…I found a recipe by Melinda Novak, she has a blog at www.cookingalamel.com, for a Creamy Greek Yoghurt Mac and cheese. 

I’ve tweaked the recipe a bit to suit me. 

Ingredients 

2 cups of macaroni – gluten free or not (raw) 

1 cup of mature cheddar (grated)

1/2 cup of Parmesan (grated) 

1/2 cup of lactose free yogurt or Greek yoghurt 

1 garlic clove finely chopped 

Salt and pepper to taste 

Method 

Cook the pasta until al dente.

Before you strain your pasta, remove 1 cup of the water, and keep to one side. 

In the same pot that you’ve cooked the pasta, add the garlic and stir about to release the oils and to start cooking it. 

Pop the pasta back into the pot, with half a cup of the water. Add the cheese and stir until it melts. 

Pour in the yogurt while you continue to stir the pasta. Season with salt and pepper. 

If it starts getting toooo thick, pop in the remaining water. 



You are faced with an extremely creamy and cheesy Mac’n Cheese…which is slightly healthier than the white sauce based alternate! 

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Butterfinger licking goodness

Butterfinger licking goodness

How good do these look? 

They are ridiculously rich and decadent and sweet and yummy! Bonus….they are good for you!!! Boom! 

Ingredients 

Base: 

1/2 cup of walnuts 

1/2 cup of cashews 

1/2 cup of dates 

Pinch of salt 

3 TBSP of psyllium husk 

Choc topping: 

3/4 cup of coconut oil melted 

1/2 cup of honey or rice syrup 

1 cup of raw cacao 

1/4 tsp vanilla paste 

2 silicon muffin pans 

Ready? 

Mix the nut and dates in a bowl, add half to a food processor and process. Add the remaining mix, and process until all the dates are broken down and you have a breadcrumb like texture. 

Transfer to a bowl, mix through the psyllium husk. 

Shape the base mix into your muffin trays, I find about one heaped tablespoon in each gives you the right thickness. 



Set aside 

In a blender, add your topping ingredients. Blend on high until the texture becomes smooth and resembles melted chocolate. 

Now work fast, spoon the cacao mix over your already prepared bases, a tablespoon in each is over enough. 

Pop the trays into the fridge and leave to set for at least 2 hours. 

Gently remove them from the moulds and place them between wax paper into a airtight container and store them in the fridge! 

Delicious 

Recipe adapted from @therawtarian

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