Carrot Papaya Smoothie

Carrot Papaya Smoothie

I’m still relishing the summer weather here in Melbourne. While I am, I’d like to share this simple smoothie combination of about 60% papaya, 30% carrot purée and 10% of other ingredients you’ll see below. Ingredients: 1/2 ripe papaya (diced and frozen) 2 large carrots (cooked then cooled) 1 banana 1/3 cup coconut water Instructions: Purée carrots in a food …

Veggie Salad Bowl

Veggie Salad Bowl

Belated Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone who celebrated the day of love. I am sharing a savoury dish today for a change. It can be a very refreshing brunch for those who would still like to celebrate the morning after, or any other day for that matter. This is very simple to prepare and you’ll only need to cook two …

The Triple Layer Slice

The Triple Layer Slice

Look forward to the weekend and start making these healthy cashew squares! They’re raw, vegan and layered with cashew cream on top, chewy caramel in the middle and a crisp peanut butter base. These triple layer slices are soft, chewy and melt-in-your-mouth. The cashew cream has light coconut and the caramel center has cacao. The ultimate combination. Ingredients: Crust 1 …

Raw Vegan Snickers

Raw Vegan Snickers

Every Wednesday hump day, we need that kick to get us through the week. Whenever that urge comes making you feel like you want to give in to a little indulgence, turn to these raw vegan snickers. Yes, SNICKERS! It’s the best snack to curb sweet cravings, but still make you feel very satisfied. Imagine it having an oat biscuit …

Vegan Biscuits with Mangoes and Vegan Buttercream Frosting

Vegan Biscuits with Mangoes and Vegan Buttercream Frosting

These biscuits are thick yet light. They have just the right amount of bite — it’s not crispy, it’s not chewy, but it has the texture that would resemble what ‘soft-baked’ is like. I made this recipe following the same technique to make scones as I intended for it to be on the sweeter side of things. This recipe brings …

Chai Latte Smoothie

Chai Latte Smoothie

Because I’m one of those people who enjoy the aromatic blend of masala chai as a tea, I thought of creating a smoothie version of it. It smells good, tastes great and probably is the most calming smoothie to drink and relax with after a work out. Ingredients: 2 bananas 1 cup almond milk 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice …

Buckwheat Pancakes Topped with Apple Cinnamon Compote

Buckwheat Pancakes Topped with Apple Cinnamon Compote

I’ve loved pancakes since I was a child. My mother would always make them for me for breakfast until I learned how to make them by myself. Ingredients: Pancakes 1 1/2 cups buckwheat flour 1 cup almond milk 1/2 cup coconut cream 1/2 cup sugar 2 flax eggs (equivalent to 2 tablespoons of flax seeds stirred with 6 tablespoons of …

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Vegan and Gluten-free Red Velvet Cupcakes

Vegan and Gluten-free Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are a classic. They get quite the attention especially when Valentine’s Day comes around. So I thought of sharing a vegan and gluten-free version of this well-celebrated dessert. Ingredients: Cupcakes 1 1/2 cup coconut flour 1 cup almond milk (may be substituted with soy milk) 1 cup caster sugar 1/4 cup beets (cooked and puréed) 1/3 cup …

Coconut Guyabano Smoothie

Coconut Guyabano Smoothie

Coconut is very popular in the Philippines, from where I come from. It’s ubiquitous and its tree is known as the ‘tree of life’ in my home country. Since long ago, the coconut would provide its coconut meat as food and its coconut water as a drink, while the tree itself can be used to build shelter. Nowadays, the tree allows …

Blueberry Cashew Cheesecake

Blueberry Cashew Cheesecake

I used to love blueberry cheesecake so I thought of making a raw, vegan and much healthier version of it. This one has absolutely no cheese or dairy whatsoever. It does use a lot of cashews! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cashews (soaked and rinsed) 1 lemon 3/4 cup oat flour 3/4 cup water 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup blueberries …