Author: Karen Doyle

Sweet Potato Toast is the New Avocado Toast

Move over avocado toast, there’s a new healthy sensation in town! Food blogger Kelsey had the brilliant idea of popping sweet potato slices into the toaster in lieu of bread, and although it may take two or three rounds to cook through, the result is a delicious, nutritious, naturally gluten-free alternative to toast! Your choice of toppings is anything you would normally put on toast, or you can get more creative. INGREDIENTS 1 Sweet Potato METHOD Simply peel your sweet potato and cut it into thin slices (about ¾ of a centimetre in width), as you would with a loaf of...

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Vegan Ramen Noodles to Get You Through Winter

  Looking for something warm, savoury and oh-so-easy to make for dinner tonight? These one-pot ramen noodles are the answer! Naturally gluten-free, buckwheat noodles are high in protein, fibre and minerals, while nourishing miso is rich in health-giving amino acids and vitamins. Infinitely healthier than two-minute noodles, this dish is also packed with nutrient-dense garlic, ginger, chilli and fresh veggies, making it the perfect comfort food for chilly evenings. Vegan Ramen Bowl   INGREDIENTS 4 cups vegetable broth 1-2 tsp miso  140g organic buckwheat noodles or rice noodles ¾ cup organic silken tofu 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted golden in a dry skillet 1 teaspoon sesame...

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Warm Superfood Lattes to Jumpstart Your Morning

Let’s be honest: the last thing you feel like on a cold winter’s morning is an icy (albeit nutrient-packed) smoothie. But we’ve come up with a brilliant alternative – warm superfood lattes that’ll warm your bones and keep your fingers toasty. Best of all, they’re still chock-full of the good stuff – turmeric, raw cacao, goji berries, matcha and maca are all well-known superfoods that we’ve written about before. And if you’re trying to kick the caffeine habit, these are a more than appealing alternative. Enjoy! TURMERIC VANILLA SPICE SUPERFOOD LATTE Serves 1 300ml coconut milk or almond milk 2 tsp ground turmeric ¼...

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Thai Sweet Potato Soup with Gluten-Free Scones

This is a special guest post by Ankie Niesing of Wooden Spoon Kitchen (find her on Facebook or Instagram). Ankie is a total foodie, cooking school owner and food stylist, and full-time feeder of her little family. She doesn’t follow any specific diet yet but is on a journey to eat cleaner and greener. It is June and winter is officially here. Celebrate the cooler weather by making a big pot of soup and freezing the leftovers for when you don’t have time to cook. I could happily eat Thai food every week. All of the beautiful flavours combine in a not-too-spicy creamy coconut milk sauce topped with loads...

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The Truth About Soy: What You Need to Know

The soy bean has been part of the human diet for thousands of years and the Ancient Chinese believed it to be one of the five sacred grains vital for life (alongside rice, wheat, barley and millet.). Soy is particularly important in a vegan diet, as it is one of the few plant products which provides protein that is nutritionally equivalent to meat. However, despite soy being a longstanding natural source of nutrition, there are elements of controversy regarding the benefit and safety thereof. The first point to establish in this debate is that different sources of soy may have...

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