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All natural hair care: The Innate Life

May 15, 2017
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When the all-natural hair care brand, The Innate Life, we’re looking to send samples to those who would appreciate them, I was lucky enough to be one of those people.

I received the ‘complete hair care bundle – small’, which is very generous in size. It includes three amazing products; the herbal hair mask, rose hair elixir and the normal scalp treatment.  All 3 of the products are organic and use the best ingredients to support and promote healthy hair.  A couple of my favourite ingredients for the hair are castor oil, bhringaraj, amla, neem, horsetail and evening primrose (just to name a few) and these 3 products combined contains them all.

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breakfast, smoothies & juices

Green Beauty Smoothie

January 17, 2017
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This smoothie is definitely one of my go-to smoothies any time and day of the week. For weekdays before work I always make myself a smoothie for breakfast and this recipe has been made on average at least 2-3 times a week for the past two years.  This smoothie is so quick and easy to whip up it makes for the perfect breakfast when your busy and crunched for time.

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breakfast, mains

Delicious and Easy Tofu Scramble

January 30, 2016
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I am not going to lie that cooking tofu scrambles has always intimidated me.  I would occasionally order it at some vegan restaurants; some tasted bad. Until I went on a trip to New York and had the best breakfast I’ve ever had and yes it involved a tofu scramble.  Since returning home I longed for that amazing tofu scramble so I tried to re-create it and if I do say so myself I did a damn good job.  Now I can stop the cravings AND its healthy, delicious and so easy to make. That’s what I call a win-win.

This tofu scramble is full of delicious nutrient-rich veggies and protein packed, which makes it the ideal weekend breakfast for champions.  Red peppers are high in antioxidants, vitamin C and boosts your metabolism, mushrooms are high in zinc, the kale adds fiber and the spices, especially turmeric, are anti-inflammatory for the body.  Its also warm, filling and utterly delicious and the best part is that its so simple to make, yet packed with a ridiculous amount of flavour.

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snacks

Avocado Toast

October 28, 2015
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Avocado toast is the perfect healthy snack.  This is so simple to make yet so satisfying and delicious you will want to bookmark this page to remind you that avocado toast is amazing. Eat this when your still hungry after dinner, in between meals, or just feel like a dang good snack.

There is only 5 ingredients to this snack and you can have everything prepared and ready to go before the toast is even out of the toaster! This snack is perfectly balanced with the acidity from the lime juice and spice from the chili flakes. I am also not a fan of cilantro, I actually used to despise the herb, but when used with all the other ingredients it tastes SO GOOD on this toast.  Each ingredient is super healthy, full of nutrients vitamins and minerals so its a 100% guilt free snack.

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breakfast, dessert, snacks

Healthy Vegan Breakfast Cookies

October 19, 2015
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Cookies for breakfast. Yes.

I like to wake up and have a warm lemon drink or a smoothie and along with that I also like to have some sort of substance that isn’t just liquid.  Working early in the morning on weekdays I also don’t have time to prepare much and breakfast needs to be food I can eat on the go so cereal and pancakes were out. I came across some breakfast vegan cookies at a restaurant nearby and thought to myself instead of wondering how much sugar was in them or justifying spending $3.10 on a cookie every morning, I decided that I would try and make my own.  I have found the perfect amount of each ingredient to transform them into the perfect healthy breakfast cookie.

These cookies are soft, chewy, moist and delicious and are so easy to make only requiring one bowl to make them in. When I eat them I feel like I should feel guilty but then I remember that literally every single ingredient in these cookies are pure, whole foods offering a variety of nutrients. I usually make a batch of these cookies every Sunday and take one on-the-go in the morning before I leave to go to work.  Its prettttyyyy hard to only eat one a day…..they don’t always make it to the end of the week but I’m not complaining.

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breakfast

Homemade Raspberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

April 23, 2015
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These are by far the best cookies i have ever made and had…and i’ve had a lot of cookies.  After you have just one, you will crave these again and again and again. The taste and texture are just absolutely perfect and you would NEVER know these were vegan and gluten-free.

I have been experimenting a lot with gluten-free baking and discovered I really like it as it makes vegan baking easier because there’s so much variety with flours, emulsifiers and thickeners that when combined properly make the best damn taste and texture that is different from standard white-flour, egg and milk cookies.

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breakfast

5 Ingredient Healthy Pancakes

October 18, 2014
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I am here to share with you an amazing pancake recipe.  First lets start by saying these are dairy free, egg free, and can be made gluten free too.  The pancakes are moist, fluffy, so airy yet filling, and  you wouldn’t believe that they are only 5 ingredients! They are so fast and easy to make your Saturday and Sunday mornings will never be the same after making these.

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dessert, snacks

Healthy Banana Bread

September 9, 2014
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I am obsessed with this banana bread.  I never used to be a fan of banana bread until I tried it homemade!

This recipe is dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free, and can be made gluten-free too.  It is so scrumptious, moist, and you would never have any idea that it was free of all those ingredients.  I have made this recipe countless times so I can assure you it is the real deal and every single time, evvvverrryyy single time, it comes out perfect.

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