lokai1 How could you not like a vegetable that taste and resemble pasta? I know what you're thinking, you can't.  I agree.  There is really something to be said about getting in your carbs whilst eating such a beautiful and versatile vegetable.  I mean how cool is it that I am using this gluten free veg as a bowl and adding loads of goodness to it to create a healthy, plant based and fast meal?
chickpeapizza As you all know I am pretty into the fitness and health scene so you would expect Pizza to be the last thing I blog about or even create, right? Well you are right, to a certain extent.  Ya, it is just pizza, a sauce and toppings but what you forget is how important CARBS are to me (they should be important to you too). I used to fear carbs more than life itself but now I have come to learn that a little treat, a lot of carb and laughter can really be good for the soul - not to mention my booty and muscle gains. You can balance your life with all the organic, natural, raw and plant foods you can but sometimes vegan recipes can be inspired by the not so healthy pizza recipes in the world.
POTATOSOUP1 I have a thing for meal prep and nourishing my body.  Kind of like how I have a thing for eating my greens, going gym and drinking loads of water. This sort of stuff has become second nature for me and I wanted to share with you this soup recipe that will make food prep that much more delicious. Do not be intimidated if you do not food prep, this soup can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere!
pastasauce Just when I thought I could not love pasta as much as I already do I discovered eggplant + tomato sauce. It is so creamy, filling, flavourful and fragrant, it suits perfect with Nathalie Sader's Chevre Cheese (plant based), pine nuts, and basil. The spices in this dish are to thank really as they bring out the natural sweetness and beauty of both the tomato and eggplant. If you have always been on the fence about eggplant then I am certain this dish will chance your perspective, forever!
squash I was inspired to make this Stuff Squash when I read Jamie Oliver's recipe of the day from his Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook!  I have always looked up to him (and more than you know) so it just seems natural to make his recipe but transform it into my own, the greek way. This dish is extremely good for you and if we were counting calories then this dish comes in as probably the healthiest dish you could consume over the Holidays.
dw1 Who does not love Curry? We've been on a total kick in this house and I have never felt better! My skin is glowing, my body is energized and my stomach is loving all the bloat reducing spices. Healthy meal plans does not have to be time consuming or difficult! This Curry is a perfect example of how easy it can be to eat well, even when you're on a tight schedule! This healthy food dish is filled with beautiful and exotic spices all of which are extremely important for our diet! Stocking your pantry full with these spices is something I highly suggest.  Not only do they taste amazing in food but they are amazing for your skin, digestive system and for our immunity!
squash1 It is a simple Squash + Avocado Salad that you will want to enjoy every night of the week! It is quick, easy and super delicious. Friendly to most intolerances this dish comes in as a plant based and dairy/gluten/sugar free! I would highly recommend this Squash + Avocado Salad if you are tight on time and want to throw something in the oven while you get on with your tasks or errands.
kalecaulisoup It is The Detox Soup you all need! I will be the first to tell you the colour is not impressively beautiful, but the taste is, and the benefits are well worth it.  The soup embodies everything you need in a day for greens, and health foods.  Balanced with healthy fats, detoxifying greens, and richness from the peas and coconut milk. The Detox Soup is plant based, sugar + dairy free, as well as Andrew approved.  We both lead very busy lives so sometimes it is hard to make sure we get our 10-15  servings of vegetables in a day but this soup surely proved us wrong.  If you ever feel like you need a healthy, cleansing soup then you should absolutely try this one!
IMG_1454 Who ever said Pizza was not healthy? Who ever did clearly never tried Buckwheat crust! Holy Hannah, this was amazing.  Different, I will admit, but amazing.  Traditionally buckwheat crust is made using buckwheat flour, but I wanted to try it with cooked buckwheat and flour instead and it turned out great! Once you try this you will open a whole knew world to {healthy} pizza.  It is an easy weeknight staple, and can be made with such delicious, nutritious and colourful ingredients! The beautiful thing about pizza is you can basically put anything on it, and it will still probably taste damn good.  As you can see I have not added cheese, but who I am to tell you what to do! If you want cheese, go for it!
tart Did I read this right? 20 Minute Tarts! Did FoodByMaria - the healthy nut - make Puffed Pastry Tarts? and in 20 minutes? I think I did. I had a mad craving for something salty, creamy, and crispy so I decided to make these super simple tarts.  I genuinely did not even plan on posting this recipe but since I had so many friends, and family ask for it, why not! This dish is plant based, dairy free, and hella-good! Unfortunately it is not GF but I am sure there is a puffed pastry out there for you somewhere!