Recipe: Raw Vegan Kimchi

Recipe for raw vegan Kimchi
Kimchi is kind of the Korean version of sauerkraut, and traditionally not vegan or raw - but this version is! Kimchi works well in salads or wraps, with a dip such as hummus and some crackers, or you can just eat it by the spoonful straight from the jar. In Korea, a family's kimchi recipe is...

Recipe: Raw Vegan Pad Thai

Recipe raw vegan Pad Thai
Oh how I love Thailand! And Thai food! All those stalls on the streets with the best freshly made snacks, people selling food to you on trains and buses, the chilled out places on the beach with triangle pillows to lounge on while munching away some more delicacies.... Pad Thai is another one of my favourite...

Recipe: Raw vegan Meringue Cream

Just divine. With berries and fresh mint or pancakes or ice cream - on a slice of lemon curd tarte. Here's the recipe for that. Ingredients for raw vegan meringue: 1/3 cup Irish moss gel 1 cup coconut water * 1 cup coconut meat from a young coconut * 4 TBSP liquid sweetener 1/2 vanilla...

Red Velvet Cake with White Frosting

This little cake is a great treat and is a perfect birthday cake to bring along - this was personally tested, thoroughly, multiple times. Just to be sure .. You might be concerned about the small size of this cake but do not worry - due to the high content of nuts and coconut, small...

Recipe: Icy Gazpacho Soup

What's better on a hot summer day (of course except for ice cream) than a cool and creamy soup full of flavour? Gazpacho originated in the the southern region of Andalusia in Spain. It is made of raw vegetables and incredibly easy to make - perfect to enjoy al fresco on a hot summer's day with some...

Recipe: Rainbow Cheesecake

Raw vegan cheesecake has been around for a while now, so let's add a little colorful twist to this classic raw vegan dessert! Instead of just making one large cake, I chose to make several smaller ones to create a  4 tier cake - fancy enough for any celebration, easy enough for a regular weekday, at...

Recipe: Very Berry Popsicles

In my house, ice cream is timeless - it works for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all year round. As a kid, I actually begged my mum's friends to buy me ice cream because I loved it so much, and the only holiday photos with a me smiling were the ones where I also had a...

Recipe: Raw Vegan Tzatziki

Raw vegan tsatsiki recipe
When I was a kid, our family spent several summer holidays in Greece, indulging in the beautiful scent of herbs and trees, blue seas with amazing beaches, the white stone buildings with blue doors everywhere, and of course, food! Tzatziki is one of my favourite Greek dishes, refreshing, full of flavour and easy to make. This...

Recipe: Crunchy Energy Bars

When checking the ingredients list of granola power bars, you often discover things in there that aren't really that healthy - heaps of sugar, flavour enhancers, more calories than a regular meal but way less nutrients. Raw vegan power bars on the other hand are mostly made with nuts and therefore contain a lot of...

Beauty: DIY Homemade Coffee Scrub

Body scrubs are so delicious! Coffee is a natural exfoliant and is known to provide antioxidants, increase blood flow and tighten your skin - when applied topically as a scrub. Add some more goodies such as moisturizing coconut oil and essential oils, and you have a body scrub that packs a punch, feels lovely and smells...

Recipe: Tabouleh – Raw Vegan Style

raw vegan tabouleh rohtopia
Originally, Tabbūle is a Levantine Arabic word and means “little spicy".  It is usually made with couscous, but you can also use sprouted quinoa like I do in this recipe. Ingredients for raw vegan Tabouleh: 2 tomatoes 2 stalks of celery 1 cup parsley or mint 1/2 capsicum of any color 1/2 Lebanese cucumber (or 1/3 of a regular...

Recipe: Raw Vegan Beetroot Hummus

Classic (sprouted) Chickpea Hummus is one of my staples, too good not to eat pretty much every week, with veggies or spread on crackers and raw bread or in a wrap. This version though is even better, because: color! And a fine beetroot sweetness complimenting the sesame flavour. Ingredients: 2 beetroots, peeled 2 cups chickpeas,...

Recipe: Nutella Kale Chips

Usually, kale chips are salty, spicy, savoury - for chocolate aficionados like me something that needs to change of course. May I present: sweet Kale Chips. With hazelnuts and chocolate. Because, why wouldn't ya.  Ingredients: 1 bunch kale each 1/2 cup water or less > to get blender going 1/2 cup hazelnuts 1/2 cup cashews,...

Movie: Earthlings

EARTHLINGS is the single most powerful and informative documentary about society's tragic and unforgivable use of nonhuman animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. Directed by Shaun Monson, this multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about nonhuman animals or wishes to make the world a better...

Recipe: Chocolate Kiwi Popsicles

It's hot, everyone wants ice cream, but shops on sell regular brands with artificial ingredients that you don't like? Make these in 5 minutes and enjoy for the rest of summer :) This recipe is too easy, fresh and fruity plus it's got chocolate - how can life get any better than that? All you...

Recipe: How to make Oat Milk

What do you say to people who drink plant based milk? Great idea! Ooooh, which flavour? Mmh, delicious, may I have some? So many possibilities :) This recipe is for oat milk, one of my favourite vegan milk flavours. It is super easy to make, the ingredients are budget-friendly and the milk tastes just sensational,...

Better than a New Year’s resolution

This time it's going to be different - is what we say every New Year's Eve, at the first of the month or beginning of the week. And then it all stays the same after all once again, maybe with a short flicker of change, but overall, same same and we are frustrated for not...

Recipe: Divine Caramel Slices

These raw Caramel Bars are incredibly delicious! No baking required, and perfect for those days when you have only leftovers in your pantry 😃  RECIPE FOR 20 RAW VEGAN CARAMEL SLICES Ingredients - Base: 1 cup oats (105g) 1/4 cup almonds (35g) 1/4 cup Coconut flakes (17g) 3 TBSP coconut palm sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract...

Recipe: Raspberry Beret Kale Chips

Ingredients: 1 cup cashews, soaked 1 cup grated coconut 3/4 cup raspberries 2 TBSP  maple syrup 1/2 lemon, juiced 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped 1 pinch of sea salt 1/2 cup of water 1/4 cup raspberries 1 bunch of curly kale, de-stemmed (136g without stems) Preparation: Drain cashews, blend with coconut flakes, raspberries, maple syrup, lemon,...

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Recipe: Raw vegan Mango Cheesecake

When I got invited to a potluck the other day, it was crystal clear what I would bring - Mango Cheesecake with chocolate marbling. It turned out beautifully, and the combination of fine, dark chocolate with sweet mango and tart cheesecake flavours is simply divine!  For the base: 1 cup Almonds, chopped 3/4 cup Dates,...

Beauty: Moisturizing mask for all skin types

Whether your skin is dehydrated from being in a cold climate, or too much time in an air-conditioned environment (offices, buses, planes, etc), or your simply want to pamper yourself with a little DIY home spa mask, avocado is your go-to ingredient. Avocados are a fantastic yet so simple way to revitalizing, nourishing and hydrating your...

Recipe: Chocolate Kale Chips

This recipe is my contribution to Movember - say what? Movember (www.movember.com) is all about mens health in terms of prostate and testicle cancer - and kale is an excellent food to boost your health, reduce chances of disease and also nourish you back to health faster if necessary: Kale contains over 45 antioxidants, the...

Recipe: Warming Chia Pudding

"This pudding is perfect whenever I have sugar cravings - by using stevia, you get some sweetness, yet your blood sugar levels won't spike; while the chia will make you feel full and happy longer, especially when blended with creamy vegan milk - enjoy!" Ingredients: 1 part chia seeds, black or white 5 parts plant...

Yoga Flow: Hips wide open

This yoga practise is all about getting more flexibility in your hips. :: Sitting at your desk a LOT, studying or getting your biz going? Take a quick time out with this 15 minute yoga flow I created - all about hip openers, perfect not only for office cowboys but also to release stored emotional...

Superstars: Carrots

Carrots are awesome - this is what they can do for you: GOOD VISION your body uses the carrots' nutrients to build pigments - essential for clear day and night vision.   CANCER PROTECTION your body uses the carrots' phyto nutrient falcarinol as a protection from cancer, and its beta carotin to produce vitamin A...

Cherry Cheesecake à la Jasna

"This cashew cake is not an everyday meal, but meant for special occasions. I made it on my last day in Croatia, just before a thunder storm, that's why the light is so special." Jasna Janekovic For the base: 90g walnuts, 80g almonds, 80g brazil nuts (just one type of nut would be ok as...

Recipe: After Eight (raw vegan style)

Peppermint Patties, After Eights, Junior Mints – whatever you want to call this white, creamy minty deliciousness surrounded by dark chocolate, it is a sweet party in your mouth! And luckily, you can have those peppermint patties even gluten free, sugar free and vegan – here is how:

How to outsmart supermarkets’ manipulations that influence your shopping choices

70% of all shopping decisions you make are not rational but emotional choices, coming from a gut feeling. Scientific studies have also shown how specific triggers affect you in grocery stores and what customary behaviour patterns you exhibit while shopping. Marketing experts and supermarket strategists obviously take advantage of that as their goal is to…

Movie: Vegucated

Vegucated (USA, 2011) is part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy. It "follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks." and was filmed as a guerilla-style documentary to explore the challenges of converting to a vegan diet. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

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So, it’s been a while since the temperatures started dropping and while it may have been fun at first, the cold now starts to creep into all our cells, making us feel chilly in a way we would be dreaming of during hot summer days. With February upon us, traditionally being the coldest of all…

Christmas Recipe: Gingerbread

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Recipe: Chocolate Drops & Ornaments

Yum Chocolate chips in Cookies and Ice cream are the best – and this is a recipe on how to make your own choc chips! What is so great about these chips is that they are made without white sugar, with only healthy fats, and that they are raw and vegan! You can create drops and chips,…

Recipe: Chocolate-Gingerbread-Muesli

Yum Oh dear universe this is good stuff! The other day, I really had to go get groceries, my shelves were empty, but I was hungry in the kitchen. Stirred a few things together, added some spices, waited a little, stirred a little, tasted a little .. and was speechless with culinary ecstasy! Unfortunately there is…

Recipe: Snickers

Yum If you love chocolate, peanuts and caramel, you probably love Snickers – until you check out the ingredients label. So in order to continue truly enjoying this genius crunchy, chewy, sweet concoction, make your own, let your taste buds dance and your body be happy for your smart choice! RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN SNICKERS…

Recipe: Indian Coconut Curry

Yum Recipe by Nelly Reinle-Carayon – Thank you! Ingredients (serves 4)  1 red capsicum 2 tomatoes 1 zucchini 1 carrot 1/2 celeriac 100 g celery 1 large red onion 100 g cauliflower 1 clove of garlic 2 TBSP Nama Shoyu fresh pepper Sauce 1 coconut 1 small tomato 12 sundried tomatoes, soaked in water for 1 hour 50 g fresh ginger 2 tsp curry…