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Spinach and Fennel Smoothie

SPINACH AND FENNEL SMOOTHIE: I have been enjoying this Spinach and Fennel Smoothie favourite from the Midlife Meal Planner with lower oxalate Bok Choy instead of spinach lately. In mid 2020, after my Osteoporosis diagnosis I have become more mindful of subtleties in my diet.  Maximising the absorption of calcium and other critical nutrients through …

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Walnut and Black Bean Burgers.

WALNUT AND BLACK BEAN BURGERS Makes 4-5 single burger serves. These are a favourite here and the recipe is also in The Beet Retreat Meal Planner** **tap link to purchase and download for this and more than 80 other recipes designed to enhance health and quality of life for those of us in our middle years!) …

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Going Vegan in the New Year? Could you?

Hippies, Anarchists and Hipsters. Going Vegan in the New Year?  Could You? Wait, what!? It’s one of those love/hate things.  Even the word, “Vegan”, can stir up a lot of stuff in people.  Until you love it, you probably hate it and you’re likely to know plenty of people in your circle who do!   The …

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OVERNIGHT OATS

Overnight Oats with Blueberry Cashew Cream Adapted from naturallysassy Ingredients: 1/2 – 1 banana mashed 1/2 cup oats 1 cup almond or other nut or plant milk (part coconut milk is nice too but higher fat) 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 tbsp fresh ground flaxseeds 1/2 tsp of Vanilla paste or 1/2 scoop of Sunwarrior …

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VEGAN DUMPLINGS WITH EASY PEANUT SAUCE

A bit of healthy crunch and texture variation is one of my favourite foody things, along with flavour and colour so check out my tip for this recipe to personalise it for my preference. It is a little bit fiddly making the dumplings so you if you are in a rush or impatient or like …

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FULLY LOADED SWEET POTATO

with Black Beans, Sesame Miso Gravy, Green Onions and Purple Cabbage. ADAPTED FROM Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 large yams Tahini Miso Gravy
1/2 cup water
3 Tbsp tahini
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 heaping Tbsp miso paste** 1 tsp maple syrup
1 peeled garlic clove
1 tsp – a chunk peeled ginger …

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NO MOO MANGO LASSI

Ingredients: 2 medium fresh very ripe mangoes 1 medium frozen or fresh banana 1/2 cup Raw Cashews 3 Medjool Dates 1/4-1/2 medium lemon Pinch of quality Sea Salt like Celtic 1-1/2 cups of filtered water 1 cup of ice cubes (and an extra 1/2 cup if banana is not frozen) Method: Blend until it’s smooth and …

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DOUBLE CHOCOLATE WAFFLES

(adapted from The Minimalist Baker) Serves 4-6. Total time about 30 mins with prep time of 20 mins Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 cups (360ml) of Plant-Based Milk (see notes) 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar or Lemon Juice 1/4 Cup (60ml) melted coconut oil or vegan butter 1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla paste 2 tbsp (30ml) …

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30-MINUTE SWEET POTATO AND KALE COCONUT CURRY

Serves 4-6 (adapted from tasty-yummies) Ingredients: A splash of water or liquid stock to saute onion 1 medium yellow onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, sliced 3 tbsp AYAM red curry paste 3 medium-sized cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp fresh ginger root, minced or grated 1/2-1 tbsp fresh Turmeric Root, minced or grated 1 large …

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