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Dairy-free Paleo Cream Cheese

One of my favourite foods is cheese, and while I don’t eat much of it these days, I still crave cream cheese every now and then – slathered on vegetables, in a wrap, as a healthy alternative to béchamel in a vegetable lasagna or on my yummy smoked salmon bilinis.

While it’s pretty easy to find convenient dairy-free alternatives to milk, cheese alternatives are a little harder to find in the supermarket. And if you do spot some, you’ll probably fall over when you see the price!

This dairy-free and paleo-friendly cashew cream cheese is the perfect way to still enjoy soft cheese if you can’t (or prefer not to) consume dairy. The texture and taste of this is pretty close to the real thing, it’s easy to make and cost effective to boot! Read more

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Fig + Olive Flax Crackers

olive flax crackers

These fig and olive flax crackers would be a perfect addition to your xmas party or a healthy accompaniment to any snack table. They’re gluten and wheat-free and loaded with fibre to fill you up and help support your body’s natural detoxification system.

In creating these delicious crackers, I realised something… I love making food from scratch! There’s something so rewarding about figuring out ways to make healthy home-made alternatives to those things I used to buy off the supermarket shelves… Things filled with artificial chemicals, preservatives, additives, flavours and nutrition-less calories, that caused me to have a whole host of mental and physical health issues.

I certainly didn’t always have this joy for getting creative in the kitchen. In fact I used to HATE cooking!! I didn’t know what I was doing half the time, and I felt like I was useless at it. I’d find it stressful, a big pain in the butt and the last thing I felt like doing when I got home after a long day at work.

What changed for me though, was when I changed to eating a whole-foods diet I started to really value where my food came from and what it did for my body. I saw food as a way to nourish it and give it the nutrients it requires to function well. I started to understand that things out of boxes gave me less of those vital nutrients and a whole lot of things that weren’t even food in most cases! Read more

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Coconut + Chilli Kale Chips

Kale is by far one of my favourite vegetables. It’s so versatile that I’ll usually incorporate it into at least one meal a day. Whether it’s in a green smoothie, sauteed in coconut oil and served alongside poached eggs, chopped up in a quinoa salad or all on its own as a yummy and healthy afternoon snack (in chip form).

It’s one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet so eating more kale is a great way to dramatically increase the total nutrient content of your diet.

According to the USDA, a single cup of raw kale contains:

  • Vitamin K: 684% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)
  • Vitamin A: 206% of the RDA
  • Vitamin C: 134% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B6: 9% of the RDA
  • Manganese: 26% of the RDA
  • Copper: 10% of the RDA
  • Calcium: 9% of the RDA Read more
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Rosemary + Sea Salt Sweet Potato Chips

Travelling can be tough when you choose to eat a healthy, clean diet.

I recently went on a trip to Melbourne and for the first time ever, I decided that I was going to take my own food on the plane.

I’m not a fan of plane food at the best of times, but when flying with a discount airline the options are really slim. I wasn’t surprised to find that the in-flight menu consisted of biscuits, chips, pies, sausage rolls, breakfast baguettes, packet soups, cakes, sandwiches, hot chocolate, soft drinks… you get the gist. So I was glad I’d come prepared!

So once I’d decided I’d pack my own supplies, the question became… what on earth do I take? 

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