Guilt Free Mulled wine

It is that time of the year … we all want to look good in our summer frocks , but ohhhh – all those festive temptations in the stores … and now I am specifically talking about the edible ones. ..and then there are all the celebrations , family lunches and staff parties. I have…

The Ultimate Raw Vegan Date Balls

Sunday afternoons have always given me a bit of a twilight zone feeling – enough time has passed to rest and recover from the week’s activities – but not quite enough time to feel ready for Monday morning. Naturally , I find myself in the kitchen trying out new recipes I have marked with posted…

The French Balance

In every country traveled I find there are lessons to be learned – passed down from generation to generation – ingrained into the very essence of the culture. When I am fortunate enough to stumble across these , normally happily shared by a generous local , I treasure the experience and find a way to…

Glorious, humble tomato

Over the years I have quietly come to realize that most of those “old-wife tales” are very true and still relevant in our modern times. One of them is : breakfast is the most important meal of the day. From personal experience I have come to see , the days I take the time to…

Bookclub Girls | Italian Influence

So last night was my turn to host my fabulous book club girls. Hostess me – is one very happy person. It was one of those evenings when I wish I could record all the conversations and save it in a time capsule for those rainy days. My Italian friends have a way of making…

Coconut Oil & Pineapple Vegan Cheesecake

Now , it is important to know that when the temperature hits 28degrees Celsius and every Capetonian runs to the beach .. I retreat back indoors and into the comfy surrounds of my kitchen. The main excitement is that my number one cooking essential for every delicious dessert that you can imagine … my coconut…

For the LOVE of Quinoa

A happy day it was when I first discovered quinoa , the protein packed , wheat free , super healthy alternative to every starchy comfort food you have ever known. Even the most hardy of raw foodist has days when all you can think of is a warm , hearty bowl of solid goodness. I…