The Reasons Why You Still Feel Fat and Tired

The Reasons Why You Still Feel Fat and Tired

Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere! It is no wonder that we are feeling more lost and confused, despite so much information being available to us. The stuff we read online is so conflicting. Every expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their…Read more…

Do Calories Really Count To Lose Weight?

Do Calories Really Count To Lose Weight?

It is difficult to discuss food, nutrition and health without the topic of calories coming into play. Whilst I do not advocate the counting of calories as a long-term health strategy, I do believe we need to factor in calories, as well as metabolism, when it comes to losing weight. What exactly is Metabolism? This…Read more…

Vietnamese Style Banana Flower Salad {Raw}

Vietnamese Style Banana Flower Salad {Raw}

Before I moved to Jakarta, I lived in Hanoi, Vietnam for three years. While living there I took several cooking classes to learn how to make traditional Vietnamese dishes, and some of those recipes I still make today. It has been a long time since I saw a banana flower at the market, so when…Read more…

Coco Nut Butter Bark {Raw}

Coco Nut Butter Bark {Raw}

I don’t know about you, but for me, there are two things I love. One is new recipe books (I have a huge collection!) and the other is healthy treats. When a new cookbook provides me with a healthy treat recipe to try, it is like the perfect combination! This recipe was totally inspired by…Read more…

Raw Nachos {Raw}

Raw Nachos {Raw}

This recipe might seem like it is a bit complicated because of so many steps. However, each step is a recipe in itself. For example, guacamole is also a great dip on its own, or it can also be used in collard wraps or nori rolls. The corn chips are great to make a big…Read more…

Starfruit Salsa {Raw}

Starfruit Salsa {Raw}

I had made a really yummy batch of raw corn chips and I thought it might be fun to make some raw nachos for dinner. Whenever I’ve eaten traditional nachos, I always like to have the corn chips covered in salsa, as well as guacamole and sour cream. Raw sour cream is easy to make…Read more…

Italian Garden Salad and Coriander Pesto Dressing {Raw}

Italian Garden Salad and Coriander Pesto Dressing {Raw}

This is a really refreshing salad that is very simple to prepare. The tomato, basil and cucumber flavours remind me of Italy, hence the name I have given to this salad. You can keep this salad really simple by just adding a small amount of sea salt (I’m totally in love with the almost sweet…Read more…

Lime and Coriander Baked Sweet Potato {Vegan}

Lime and Coriander Baked Sweet Potato {Vegan}

Sweet potatoes are on everyone’s mind this season. They seem to go hand in hand with the holidays, and fortunately, eating these and other sweet vegetables needn’t be limited to this time of year. Cravings for sweets can be greatly reduced by adding sweet vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, pumpkin, parsnips, beets, squash, and turnips…Read more…

Spicy Asian Slaw {Raw}

Spicy Asian Slaw {Raw}

This coleslaw with a twist was inspired by one of Ani Phyo’s salads in her 15 Day Fat Blast book. A number of the salads in her book seem to feature cabbage, which is really a very powerful food as it is low in calories and high in fibre. Cabbage is also a rich source…Read more…

Nori Noshes {Raw}

Nori Noshes {Raw}

I love being able to come home from work or the gym and to be able to whip-up something quickly to eat for dinner. Sometimes I’m not in the mood for soup or salad and don’t have the time to marinate vegetables. The most convenient item I have found to keep in my pantry for…Read more…

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