Recipes

Dandelion (or just Dandy, if you’re hipster), makes an awesome coffee substitute. It’s roasted so you get that earthy, rich aroma that you get from your usual morning brew, but with the benefit of zero caffeine. I’m quite sure around xmas time I get enough caffeine through chocolate. It’s also a bit hard-hitting on your adrenals, so I like to moderate my intake at times of higher stress. Dandy is the perfect option. It’s great for detoxification of your liver – which is also helpful at Christmas if you’re prone to a drink or six – and also helps promote healthy digestion.

Light the fire and cuddle up with a cup of this and a daggy film. Santa will soon be here!



I love this recipe. It was inspired by a delicious deep-dish vegetable pie I had in Adelaide last year at vegan restaurant Pollen 185. The chef there told me how she had played around with the crust recipe for weeks before perfecting it, and then very generously passed that onto me. I’ve tinkered a little with it myself, but the deliciously crumbly texture remains the same. Fill it with whatever you want – I’ve gone for nutrient dense pumpkin and beets, but you can literally throw anything in there. Turn it into a quiche by pouring in whisked eggs into the crust.

Chickpea flour is made from either raw or roasted chickpeas, milled finely. It contains a higher proportion of protein than many others. It’s also
gluten free, making it a great flour alternative for anyone who suffers from gluten intolerance. It’s also mighty tasty. Grab some at your local health food store and let’s get baking!



If you’ve ever indulged in a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, you’ll know quite how good the combo of sweet oranges and milky chocolate is. Addictive, in fact. As a Christmas tradition (and Easter, and probably most Fridays) I used to ‘tap and unwrap’ these babies and devour the lot in a few short days. Now i’m a little more conscious about ingredients and portion control, it’s time to re-invent another classic. If you use stevia to sweeten, these delicious chocolates have just 54 calories and 0.5g carbs each! They’re helpfully packed with healthy fats too – so it’s seriously unlikely you’ll manage to eat the whole tray. Then there’s magnesium – thanks to the cacao powder, which is great for exercise recovery (if you’re feeling that way inclined over the holidays) and also helps combat fatigue – which is definitely how I feel over the silly season.

Kick your sweet tooth with these amazingly chocolatey rounds, with sweet hints of orange that just melt in your mouth. Being raw so they’re so easy to make too!



While Gingerbread is traditionally one of those fleeting seasonal indulgences that comes and goes quicker than you can say ho ho ho, I’ve managed to find a way (and a nourishing one at that) to keep a little bit of festive cheer with us all year round. Gingerbread Almond Milk Latte anyone?

More than just a pretty face, there is SO much more to this delicious drink than just its scrumptious taste. Ginger has a whole host of amazing health benefits and helps support everything from your digestion to your immune system, making it the perfect addition to any nourishing diet.



My smoked fish addiction is pretty out of hand. In fact, smoked anything really tickles my fancy…but I am wary of the sodium content. I try to limit my intake to once a week, and am sure to drink plenty of water on that day. That being said, smoked trout is an excellent good source of protein, B vitamins, vitamin D, magnesium and selenium. It also contains plenty of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, macular degeneration and Alzheimer’s disease. Try these delicious gluten-free fritters to get your fix at breakfast or lunch!



The nutrition in carrots are held in protein sacs that have to be broken by heat (cooking) or mechanical action (grinding, juicing, proper chewing).Also, by cooking carrots in oil you can increase the availability of carotenoids by 600 percent.This recipe calls for roasting in hazelnut oil, so you will get a maximum kick of nutrients and good fats. Serve alongside your favourite lean meat dishes.