Recipe – Deconstructed Sushi

One of the hardest things I found when going vegan was tackling the burden of making a gluten-free and vegan lunch, particularly if I was going to work or school. Having left overs for lunch is always a great option but when there is no left overs and you’ve got no time to spare, I always fall back on this deconstructed sushi recipe. You can whip it up in no time and it tastes AMAZING! 

Its simple, fresh, clean and DELICIOUS

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Recipe – Rainbow Bowl of Goodness

There’s nothing better when you eat a meal and feel fully satisfied and light. This rainbow bowl, although packed with a lot of food, does just that. 

A rainbow bowl can be as complex or simplistic as you like and it doesn’t have to take long to make either. It gives you the freedom to put whatever you feel like eating into it and can help you empty out the left over veggies in the fridge. 

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Why I Can’t Stand New Year Resolutions

It’s that time of year again when people begin asking my favourite question.

“What is your new year resolution?”

This year, I’ve given the same response; “I don’t have one.” Although it sounds like my only ambition in life is to be an old stale couch potato and not achieve anything… in fact, it is quite the opposite.

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Life As A Coeliac

One thing I had always overlooked was the complications of allergies and their detrimental impacts. Until I was diagnosed with Coeliac disease and was forced to research the implications, I literally had no idea what it was like. 

Since my diagnosis, I’m realising that it’s not just me who is unaware, it’s practically everyone. Not even every cafe and restaurant are well-educated on the topic, which makes eating out a challenge…

This lack of understanding needs to be addressed to better the lives of people with allergies. I guess my way to help is to let you know what my life is like as a coeliac, the challenges I face and what I experience when I get the opportunity to eat gluten. Although I can’t speak for all coeliacs, I’ll try to capture every essence of the disease.

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My Go To Groovy Breakfast Smoothies

There is nothing more appetising than a filling and fresh smoothie for breakfast. They are so easy to make vegan and gluten free and I’d like to think I personally also make the best ones – maybe. They are so versatile and combinations of flavours is endless. You can make a regular smoothie, a smoothie bowl or even turn it into a nicecream (vegan icecream – it is the bomb.com)

If you want some new ideas, check out a few of my favourite flavours I’ve compiled below.

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How to be Vegan and Gluten Free in India – A Survival Guide

India, in my opinion, is one of the most amazing countries in the world. The people are lovely, the culture is rich, the sun is hot and the food is amazing. But being vegan wasn’t as easy as I first thought. Although being a vego was no problem, the presence of butter, cheese and ghee (unpasteurised butter) became extremely difficult to avoid. Boycotting gluten was actually easier than Veganism, to my own surprise, and I didn’t get sick once – woohoo – (rare occasion). 

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu

After eating Indian for the past 60 meals (yes, I probably won’t be eating it again anytime soon), I think now I have a better understanding on how to avoid eating animal products and my good friend wheat. So I bring you my take on keeping your values in check by not eating other sentient beings when in India as well as being free from gluten. Enjoy

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5 Ways To Reduce Your Impact On The Environment

I never really cared about the environment that much growing up but the more I learn, I can no longer be ignorant. Although ignorance is bliss, climate change isn’t.

A vegan diet is absolute key to save the planet but there are also plenty of other ways to help out mother nature. I try my absolute best to do everything I can to save the environment but as always progress not perfection. These 5 things are only a few ways to have a positive contribution, you can always do more! But doing something is better than nothing!

So, here goes.

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Recipe – Cacao and Peppermint Bliss Balls

When you’re after something sweet but don’t want to regret it later on, these bliss balls are perfect! They are super simple to make and everyone will love them! 

I make these in the Thermomix but any food processor will do! The crumb itself takes no more than 5 minutes to make! You can’t go wrong! 

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My Top 5 Gluten Free and Vegan Eateries in Melbourne

After being diagnosed as coeliac I thought I’d never be able to eat out again. Throwing a Vegan diet into the mix made matters seem worse, thinking I’d only be able to eat lettuce out if I was lucky… and how wrong I was!

Living in Melbourne, the most accommodating city in the world when it comes to fussy buggers like myself, made my lifestyle change feel much easier. So, to help all the GF restricted people and the plant-based individuals out there, or if you’re lucky enough to be doing both, here is a list of my top 5 favourite vegan and gluten-free cafes you’ll find in Melbourne

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Recipe – Chickpea, Potato and Spinach Curry

This is one of the first meals I made after turning vegan. It’s rich in protein and iron and super hearty. One of the things I really missed, after I was educated on the use of animal products, was a good Indian curry and I honestly wasn’t sure if I could replicate one to my standard. But here it is…

This curry is:

  • warm
  • delicious
  • nourishing
  • and just damn good

 

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vegetable goodness

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