WHY YOU SHOULD BE JOURNALING

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As I am only two weeks into journaling, I am no pro. I do however think that as a beginner, you may want to hear my insights into it all and how it has ALREADY changed my life completely.

What is journaling? And how can I go about doing it? Continue reading “WHY YOU SHOULD BE JOURNALING”

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KALE, PECAN & CRANBERRY SIDE SALAD

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Here it is, the perfect side salad for any tasty meal! I created this Kale, Pecan & Cranberry side salad with The Simplest Eggplant Lasagne in mind, and because something as tasty as this lasagne recipe needs no help from sides to shine, I kept it super simple with bold and fresh flavours. With the lemon tahini dressing, the flavour profile of this side is simply delicious. The sweet cranberries and toasted nutty pecans just further enhance all this deliciousness, and you can be sure that a generous amount of both is added to this dish.  Continue reading “KALE, PECAN & CRANBERRY SIDE SALAD”

PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BALLS

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I am so excited to finally be sharing the recipe for these Peanut Butter Energy Balls with you all – they truly are a life saver on those long days at work; the perfect energy boosters. I am a sucker for a combination of sweet and salty treats, and this is exactly what you will find with these. The salted peanuts and the sweet dates are a match made in heaven, and of course the creamy peanut butter just tops it off, perfectly merging all the delicious flavours. Continue reading “PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BALLS”

THE SIMPLEST EGGPLANT LASAGNE

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Being a great cook has little to do with fancy tools and equipment, although having some sort of tool that you can learn to make work for you, is essential. I have been wanting to make an eggplant lasagne for the last couple of months now, but what was stopping me was not having a baking dish. I know, shocking right? I had nothing drawing me towards buying a brand new, sparkling white one, and luckily we scored this awesome old school dish from my boyfriends parents – not even a day later I had this baby in the oven!  Continue reading “THE SIMPLEST EGGPLANT LASAGNE”

HERBY LENTIL & COUSCOUS SALAD WITH HUMMUS DRESSING

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If you are looking for a fresh and filling lunch time salad or perfect side dish, this herby lentil and couscous salad is exactly what you need. I love taking inspiration from dishes I find in stores or on menus, and this recipe was inspired by my favourite Woolworths salad with Bulgar wheat and lentils. The Woolworths salad tahini dressing is such a winner, although I decided to bulk mine up with chickpeas and turn it into a thicker hummus-like dressing.  Continue reading “HERBY LENTIL & COUSCOUS SALAD WITH HUMMUS DRESSING”

WHAT I ATE WHILE CAMPING AS PLANT-BASED

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Our first time camping in two years and it was absolutely magical. Michael and I decided to take the long weekend and plan a trip away, somewhere without any reception! I cannot begin to explain how good the time in nature was for us. Freezing rock pool swims, mountain and waterfall views, and not to forget the sunrises we were spoiled with each morning.  Continue reading “WHAT I ATE WHILE CAMPING AS PLANT-BASED”