All posts tagged ‘healthy

basic hummus

Basic Hummus

I now realise, after all this time, that there seems to be a trend in my life. That being a set of opposite extremes that run parallel with each other. In other words, for every horrendous loss there seems to be an exciting new gain. For each tear I shed in distress there is another one that cried […]

potato and olive salad

Baby Potatoes with Beans and Olives

Well, I’m happy to say, I’m happy. Truly happy. This happiness can’t be pinned on a single event, or more importantly, on another person. It’s more an amalgamation of lots of little things. The things that, when you add them together, make up my life. And I guess in a way the expression is true – the whole […]

raw vegan key lime pies

Raw Vegan Key Lime Pies

I am terrified of saying goodbye. Goodbye to people, to objects, to situations. And for some reason it makes no difference to me whether I am saying goodbye to something good or something bad. It is the ‘letting go’ that is the problem. It was my birthday over the weekend. And as usual, I got weird […]

apple sandwiches with almond butter

Apple Slices with Cinnamon Almond Butter

As I have continually expressed, I have a long history of weird food behaviour and food obsessions. Yet there has never been an obsession greater than my affinity with peanut butter. There have  many occasions where I have eaten half a jar, in some crazed frenzy, and thought well, that’s dinner taken care of. This behaviour is […]

Raw Salted Caramel Fudge

Sometimes I feel I am a walking contradiction. A cacophony of opposing traits. A tiny ball of chaos that is obsessed with systems and order. Overflowing with love. Cries way too much. A pillar of strength, with the potential to crumble any second. Overly proud. Overly vulnerable. Filled with terror, yet as brave as can be. It’s very confusing.Tomorrow […]

Red lentil tarka dhal

Red Lentil Dhal

I live by the sea, and the cold wind blows strong. In summer it is a real asset. It smells of salt and coconut. There are children with spades digging channels and teenagers jumping off the pier. And we all spend hours in the crashing waves. For me however, its true beauty is revealed when […]

rice and veg bowl

Baked Rice with Veg + Bocconcini

Sometimes my heart decides to move from my chest and settle itself high up in my throat. And I am positive that everyone can see it there, pulsating. Generally, this move occurs as a heavy blanket of anxiety wraps itself around my shoulders. Unlike the majority, who feel like they’re dying inside, I just go ahead and die […]

raw rosey rocky road

Pistachio + Rose Rocky Road

In the past, optimism was a characteristic that seemed to elude me. I could have safely been labelled the ‘glass half empty’ kind. The good news is however, due to the cleverness of the human brain, a hopeful, optimistic attitude is something you can actually acquire. If optimism is a gene that you inherit, I […]

cashew-maple-muesli-bars

Cashew Maple Muesli Bars

Do you have certain songs that transport you to a particular time in your life? I do. I can listen to a song and instantly be hauled back to the past. But not just by way of memories, it’s much deeper than that. It’s as if the song pokes me hard in the heart with its index finger. And suddenly […]

spring-onion-omlettes

Omelettes, Asian Style

Dear fellow humans, I have advice for you. Which indeed I need to heed myself. If ever you find yourself going through tough times, it is important to surround yourself with the people who love you, and who make you feel safe. Although often, when you’re down, the last thing you may want to do is […]