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Crunchy Vegan Vegetable Spaghetti

vegan Vegetable Spaghetti This crunchy vegan vegetable spaghetti is a deliciously easy meal, budget friendly and perfect for the whole family. Ready in 30 minutes. Sunday was a meh day, I was bored and in the mood for comfort food,, aka PASTAAAAAAAA I was in the mood for some spaghetti, but with some vegetables that … Continue reading Crunchy Vegan Vegetable Spaghetti

The Bestest Vegan Banana Bread

vegan banana bread This vegan Banana Bread recipe is quick and easy to bake. The best part of this recipe - no added sugar! Ready in under an hour. delicious vegan banana bread Soooo I bought 1.5 kg of bananas on special at Pick and Pay and they literally went mushy in two days. Fook. … Continue reading The Bestest Vegan Banana Bread

The Five Best and Most Delicious Winter Soup Recipes

The Five Best and Most Delicious Winter Soup Recipes This is the definitive list of the five best and most delicious winter soup recipes. All of these recipes are vegetarian, one pot, and ready in an hour or less. Number one: Cheesy Broccoli Soup It´s still winter, which mean soup all day erryday. Today I … Continue reading The Five Best and Most Delicious Winter Soup Recipes

Traditional South African Corn Bread (Mieliebrood)

This is a delicious and traditional corn bread recipe, also referred to as mielie brood in South Africa. This corn bread recipe is tasty and simple to make. Who does not love a freshly baked little loaf of bread on a weekend? This recipe is fantastic, you can swap out ingredients without compromising the taste … Continue reading Traditional South African Corn Bread (Mieliebrood)

The Ten Best Vegetarian Pasta Dishes!

The Ten Best vegetarian Pasta Dishes! This is the definitive list of the ten best and most delicious vegetarian pasta recipes. these recipes are all vegetarian, one pot and ready in under one hour. What more could you ask for? Number 1: A Simple Pasta Puttanesca I love this pasta, when I first heard of … Continue reading The Ten Best Vegetarian Pasta Dishes!

Vegan Glass Noodle Salad

vegan glass noodle salad with fresh vegetables Vegan Glass Noodle Salad This vegan glass noodle salad is the perfect dish for when you are craving something, but you don´t exactly know what. It is gluten free and ready in 15 minutes! This noodle salad has become a weekend favourite of mine, when I am in … Continue reading Vegan Glass Noodle Salad

A Simple Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta alla Puttanesca pasta puttanesca An easy and delicious pasta puttanesca made with anchovy stuffed olives and a fresh sauce. This puttanesca is ready in 45 minutes. Spaghetti Puttanesca mit getrockneten Chilischoten A great one pot dish for dinner. Can be made vegan. I love this pasta, when I first heard of the dish (In … Continue reading A Simple Pasta Puttanesca

Grilled vegetable wraps from scratch

vegan Grilled vegetable wraps made from scratch A simple how-to recipe on making delicious vegetable wraps from scratch. Made with grilled zucchini and and home made hummus dressing. I loooove wraps; I love any food you can eat with your hands, dripping with sauce, tasting all those marvellous fresh flavours creating harmony in your mouth. … Continue reading Grilled vegetable wraps from scratch

Untraditional Vegan Green Curry

vegan Thai green curry This is a great mid-week vegan Thai green curry. Perfect for people who love spicy food. Ready in 45 minutes. Curry is one of my favourite dishes of all time. There are so many versions and variations that will make even the fussiest eater happy. You can eat it in summer, … Continue reading Untraditional Vegan Green Curry

Thai red coconut curry noodles

vegan Thai red coconut noodle curry Thai red coconut noodles This is my favourite budget friendly meal. A vegan Thai red coconut noodle curry. Made with simple ingredients already in your kitchen! Ingredients: One packet Egg noodles or 3 packets of 2 minute noodles if you’re broke like me, lol1 tin of coconut milk (400ml)Fresh … Continue reading Thai red coconut curry noodles

Vegan Split Pea Soup

Vegan Split Pea Soup This is an easy and delicious vegan split pea soup. A warm and comforting soup perfect for any night of the week. ready in 45 minutes. Ready in 45 Minutes! 1 cup of split peas1 cup of frozen peas1 cup of soup mix500ml vegetable stock1 onion1 potato1 stalk of celery2 leeks2 … Continue reading Vegan Split Pea Soup

Living with Depression : Always be kind to yourself

This is an important article to read when you feel like you cannot go. Living depression is real and scary. You are not alone. Today I woke up feeling like shit so I thought let me write about it now, so that when you feel like shit and you read this, it may help you … Continue reading Living with Depression : Always be kind to yourself

The Cream, of Mushroom Soup!

Vegan Cream of Mushroom soup A quick and easy creamy vegan mushroom soup. This recipe is really simple to make and perfect for summer of winter dinners. I have included instructions on preparing your garlic roll which goes soooo well together, please enjoy and let us know if you tried it! Ingredients: 1 Packet White … Continue reading The Cream, of Mushroom Soup!

Vegan Broccoli Soup

Vegan Broccoli Soup This vegan broccoli soup recipe is one pot, vegan and gluten free. What more could you ask for? Oh, it´s also ready in 30 minutes. It´s still winter, which mean soup all day erryday. Today I would like to share a vegan recipe with you. Now, first things first, I am not … Continue reading Vegan Broccoli Soup

Vegan Power Bowl

Vegan Power Bowl This vegan power bowl is the perfect go-to lunch or dinner meal. It is quick and easy to make and really flavourful. It will definitely leave you sated and satisfied. Why I haven't thought of typing a power bowl recipe sooner is beyond me. I eat one almost every day. I am … Continue reading Vegan Power Bowl

Vegan Sweet Potato Curry

Vegan Sweet Potato Curry This sweet potato curry is perfect for winter. Made with simple ingredients found in your cupboard. It is vegan and one pot. It is curry time again. I feel like I can change this blog from a home cooking blog to a curry blog. I never tire of curry, there are … Continue reading Vegan Sweet Potato Curry

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cherry Cake)

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cherry Cake) This cake is a classic German treat. Easy to make, although it requires some time and patience. It is wholesome and delicious. Vegetarian. Black forest cake I am so excited to share my first baking recipe with all of you. And a Black forest cake, no less! I am … Continue reading Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cherry Cake)

Chana Masala (Chickpea Masala)

Chana Masala (Chickpea Masala) Chickpea Masala This vegan chickpea masala recipe is so easy to make. It is the perfect weekend meal for when the weather gets you down. Vegan. One pot. I have been in Germany for almost one month now, and let me tell you, I cannot believe how much I am craving … Continue reading Chana Masala (Chickpea Masala)

Maultaschen (German Filled Pasta)

Maultaschen (German Filled Pasta) Maultaschen This is a simple, yet fantastic recipe for Maultaschen, made with a hearty vegan broth. Easy to make, one pot and ready in 45 minutes. Maultaschen in Brühe Happy Autumn everyone! Now you may be thinking, autumn? Huh? She´s been complaining about winter for months, and suddenly it´s Autumn, is … Continue reading Maultaschen (German Filled Pasta)

French Salad Dressing

French Salad Dressing This is an easy to follow recipe for some great home-made salad dressing. This French-inspired salad dressing is made with simple ingredients you already have in your house. Vegan and GF. When you think of salad dressing, your first thought is probably about something that is bought in a grocery store. I … Continue reading French Salad Dressing

Vegan Broccoli and Lemon Pasta

Vegan Broccoli and Lemon Pasta This recipe is the ultimate two-pot go to meal. Vegetarian broccoli and lemon pasta, can be made vegan. Ready in 30 minutes. This is a great mid-week meal. Best served with a crunchy salad and some fresh bread. We are teetering on the edge of summer, or so I keep … Continue reading Vegan Broccoli and Lemon Pasta

Vegetarian Mushroom Quiche

Vegetarian Mushroom Quiche This vegetarian mushroom quiche is a great one-dish recipe, vegetarian, gluten free and is ready in 45 minutes. It is perfect as a main dish for dinner, or as a side dish for any occasion. It is still not summer. Sigh. I feel like this post-winter weather is just never ending. We … Continue reading Vegetarian Mushroom Quiche

Soya Protein Shake

Soya Protein Shake I got the idea to start making soya protein shakes for breakfast in addition to my normal eggs and toast. During hard lockdown last year, I decided to finally start strength training. I have dumbbells that have been gathering dust in my cupboard, and I figured that hard lockdown was the best … Continue reading Soya Protein Shake

Lemon-Garlic Spaghetti

Lemon-Garlic Spaghetti A delicious and easy lemon-garlic spaghetti. This pasta is very simple to make, and it is very flavourful. Made with every day ingredients. Ingredients: 1 handful of spaghetti 3 cloves of garlic 10ml lemon juice Salt Chilli oil or chilli flakes Method: Cook the pasta to your preference In a separate pan, heat … Continue reading Lemon-Garlic Spaghetti

No Yeast Naan Bread

No yeast naan bread This no yeast Naan bread recipe is simple to make. It is flavourful and mild. A perfect side for any curry dish. naan bread Ingredients 2 cups of self-raising flour1 cup of Greek yoghurtSalt Method: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to form dough Roll out a little ball (about … Continue reading No Yeast Naan Bread

Stuffed Peppers

stuffed peppers This as a yummy stuffed peppers recipe. It can be made with green, red or yellow peppers. These peppers are the perfect dinner side dish. You will notice that this recipe is a bit vague when it comes to the ingredients, the reason for that is that this recipe is very easy to … Continue reading Stuffed Peppers

Garlic Rolls

home made garlic rolls These garlic rolls are the perfect snack or side dish. They are easy to make. This recipe is for individual rolls, as opposed to one long roll. Ingredients: Hotdog rolls Margarine Salt and pepper Garlic Fresh parsley Paprika Aluminium foil Method: Slice all the rolls you are going to use in … Continue reading Garlic Rolls

Vegan Noodle Soup

vegan noodle soup This is a simple yet flavourful vegan noodle soup recipe. Vegan soup is hearty, flavourful and chock full of nutrients for the harsh winters. Ingredients: Carrots Beans Potatoes Onions Broccoli 500ml vegetable stock 1 cup of pasta Method: vegan noodle soup Prepare all your ingredients, I usually just chop mine into little … Continue reading Vegan Noodle Soup

Vetkoek – Traditional South African Fried Dough

Vetkoek mit Linsen und Chilisardinen (Südafrika) vetkoek (south African fried dough) This is a traditional South African fried dough. It is great with sweet or savoury fillings like cheese, mince or syrup. Magwenya, Fatcake, Amagwinya. Make it. eat it. love it. Vetkoek; every South African knows it, every South African (hopefully) loves it. It´s a … Continue reading Vetkoek – Traditional South African Fried Dough

Roasted Chickpeas

oven roasted chickpeas This recipe is an easy to follow guide on how cook perfectly roast your chickpeas. Roasted chickpeas are the perfect ingredient for curries. Ingredients: 1 tin of chickpeas salt pepper chilli powder paprika olive oil roasted chickpeas Method: Preheat your oven to 180°C or 9 on a gas oven Drain the aquafaba … Continue reading Roasted Chickpeas

Warm Couscous and Vegetable Salad

warm couscous and vegetable salad For those days when you are not in the mood for cooking, this couscous recipe is perfect for that. Sometimes you are not in the mood to cook, but those instant noodles just don´t hit the spot. This recipe is great for warming your belly, and is also nutritious. Ingredients: … Continue reading Warm Couscous and Vegetable Salad

Basil Penne

basil penne A delicious and flavourful basil penne recipe, made with ingredients you already have in your home. This is one of those delicious dishes that only have a few ingredients, and yet, it always comes out very flavourful. I think we can thank the Italians for teaching us how to balance flavours and using … Continue reading Basil Penne

Vegan Spinach and Potato Curry

vegan spinach and potato curry The beauty of curry. You really can make it your own, it probably won´t be considered authentic or original any more, ad you don´t have to call it as such, the important thing is that you love making it and love eating it. This recipe is perfect for one person, … Continue reading Vegan Spinach and Potato Curry

Vegan Cocoa Oats

Vegan cocoa oats This vegan cocoa oats recipe is a great way to get your morning started. It has a lot of flavour and nutrients. Ingredients: 1 cup of Faithful to Nature´s uncooked oats 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder salt 1 banana Method: Cook the oats in boiling water, add just enough water to cover … Continue reading Vegan Cocoa Oats

Easy Vegetarian Garlic Noodles

Easy Vegetarian Garlic Noodles This garlic noodles recipe is easy but of so flavourful. perfect for when you are broke or not in the mood to cook, or both! I get lazy just like everyone else does, and on those days I tend to make my favourite go-to dish; two minute noodles. It is amazing … Continue reading Easy Vegetarian Garlic Noodles

Vegan Vegetable Soup

creamy Vegan Vegetable Soup This vegan vegetable soup recipe is easy to make, it is one pot and ready in under one hour. Many variations can be made. I am so glad that I found this recipe, this is a fantastic example of making a soup creamy without adding actual cream to it. I first … Continue reading Vegan Vegetable Soup

Lemon Carrots

Lemon Carrots Photo by mali maeder on I had hospitality as a subject in high school, and a few nights every term, we would have restaurant night. Everyone was divided into two groups, waiters and chefs. We would all take turns until everyone had done each department twice. I loved being in the kitchen … Continue reading Lemon Carrots

Balsamic Glazed Green Beans

Balsamic Glazed Green Beans Balsamic glazed green beans is the perfect way to make your mid week vegetables a bit more exciting. One pot recipe. Ready in ten minutes. I am a big vegetable lover, I usually make some every night. I often roast them in the oven with some olive oil and eat them … Continue reading Balsamic Glazed Green Beans

South African Potato Salad

Potato salad I think potato salad is such a great dish,it is much-loved around the world, not just here in South Africa. Every country has its own variation too, which is great, because you can always learn something new by trying another region´s version, and who know, you might end up liking that one even … Continue reading South African Potato Salad

Oven Roasted Vegetables

Oven roasted vegetables Oven roasted vegetables are healthy and full of nutrients. Roasting them in oven prevents them from losing their taste and value. This dish is perfect for anyone who is not in the mood to cook after a long day of sitting behind a desk. You can eat these veggies alone, or as … Continue reading Oven Roasted Vegetables

Lentil “Meatballs“

FLAVOURFUL LENTIL MEATBALLS This is an easy recipe on how to make your own healthy vegan meatballs with lentils. These lentil balls are a great alternative to meatballs. There are a lot of vegan or vegetarian alternatives out there, some of them good, some of them horrible. This was the first time I have ever … Continue reading Lentil “Meatballs“

Mushroom Broth with Noodles

spicy mushroom broth with noodles I can´t seem to get enough of cooking with mushrooms, they just have that something special, I suppose that´s why they are referred to as having an umami taste. They really can add some much flavour and depth to a dish. This recipe is my poor man´s version of a … Continue reading Mushroom Broth with Noodles

Black Bean Veggie Burger

Black bean veggie burger This veggie burger is really easy to make and it is so flavourful. It is made with black beans, which gives it that great authentic taste. Happy winter guys! Today I want to share another vegetarian recipe with you; a mouth-wateringly juice burger. This is a really simple recipe there are … Continue reading Black Bean Veggie Burger

Mediterranean Salad

four ingredient Mediterranean salad This four ingredients salad is the perfect main meal or side dish. Made with fresh ingredients, it is vegetarian and gluten free. This salad has become on of my favourite side dishes. I will be honest, I am sick of tired of watery, flavourless lettuce. I have decided to leave it … Continue reading Mediterranean Salad

French Bread

not-so-French French bread This French bread recipe is easy to follow, you don't need to be a pro baker to master this recipe. Vegan. So here in South Africa, you can definitely buy traditional baguettes, but most of us go to the bakery and buy what we call French Loaves. It´s a long loaf of … Continue reading French Bread

Vegan Spinach Spaghetti

spinach PASTA This spinach spaghetti is a great meal made with fresh spinach puree. It is vegan and ready in under 30 minutes. Ingredients: Spaghetti (how ever much you make for yourself) 4 large fresh spinach leaves 1 stock cube 2 cloves garlic Salt and pepper fresh spinach pasta Method: Bring water to boil and … Continue reading Vegan Spinach Spaghetti

Chickpea Stir-Fry

Chickpea stir-fry This chickpea stir fry is a great meal for when you are not really in the mood to cook, but you still want some nourishment. Pro tip: Let the stir fry vegetables defrost before you cook them, this will allow them to cook without becoming soggy. Ingredients: 1 tin of chickpeas 250g of … Continue reading Chickpea Stir-Fry

Spicy Vegan Mushroom Soup

VEGAN MUSHROOM SOUP This mushroom soup is spicy and delicious. It can be made in under 30 minutes, It is vegan and gluten free. Ingredients: 250g white button mushrooms 1 stock cube 1 white onion 2 spring onions 3 cloves of garlic Mushroom Soup powder salt, pepper, chilli powder Method: Prep all your ingredients Dice … Continue reading Spicy Vegan Mushroom Soup

Crispy Vegan Potato Skins

vegan potato skins Potato skins are a great way to use all of the potato without having to waste anything. Simply fry the peels in oil and season! I am a big fan of anything to do with potatoes, fries, mash, baked, jacket, you name it, I’ll eat it. I am also someone who does … Continue reading Crispy Vegan Potato Skins

Aglio e Olio

Ready in 30 minutes I Vegan Aglio e Olio This is a aglio e olio made simply with pasta, oil and some garlic. This dish is well balanced and flavourful. Vegan. Bless the Italians, thy know how to make simple food perfect. What is better than making a meal that takes less than thirty minutes, … Continue reading Aglio e Olio

Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

This roasted tomato and basil soup is easy to make and full of flavour. It is great for winter nights. Vegan. Ingredients: 6 tomatoes3 cloves of garlicHandful of fresh basil leavesVegetable stock1 white onionTomato pastePaprikaSalt and pepperThymeMilk, cream or yoghurt Method: Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius Slice tomatoes into 3 thick slices, Slice onions … Continue reading Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

Salad Niçoise

Salad Niçoise This is a classic French niçoise salad made with radishes, olives, hard boiled eggs and rocket leaves. It is best served with a home made vinaigrette. Are you feeling like something filling that doesn’t take forever to make and that won’t leave you with a pile of dishes? This salad is definitely for … Continue reading Salad Niçoise

Paul Hollywood´s Baguettes

This baguette recipe belongs to the one and only Paul Hollywood. It it time consuming, but oh so worth it to make at home. Baking is definitely not my strong suit, I fool around in the kitchen and I don`t follow the recipe, and then I get mad because my baking is a flop. It`s … Continue reading Paul Hollywood´s Baguettes

Living that French Lifestyle

how to life that French lifestyle This is an article dedicated to my love of the French lifestyle. Find some inspiration here how how to eat live and dress a little more French. French Lifestyle secrets you can´t help but love I came across an article about French lifestyle habits a while ago, at first … Continue reading Living that French Lifestyle

Crispy Potato Wedges

Crispy Potato Wedges This is an easy recipe on how to make perfect potato wedges that come out crispy and delicious every time! Vegan. Ingredients: Four large potatoes Salt Black pepper Olive oil Paprika Method: Boil the potatoes whole with the skin on in a pot of water Once the potatoes are soft, remove from … Continue reading Crispy Potato Wedges


Shakshuka This is a classic North African/Middle Eastern Shakshuka made with eggs and tomatoes. This recipe is easy to follow and ready in under 30 minutes. The other day, I was making a home made spicy tomato relish for my sister´s birthday (don´t even ask how I got roped into doing that) and I had … Continue reading Shakshuka

Fresh Home made Paneer

Fresh home made paneer This is an instructional recipe on how to make traditional fresh Indian cheese called Paneer. This recipe is really easy and delivers perfect results. Who doesn’t love cheese? Who doesn’t love fresh home made cheese? cheeeeese! I thank my lucky foody stars everyday that I have been able to eat and … Continue reading Fresh Home made Paneer

Belly Warming Winter Broth

This is a simple vegan broth that can be the basis for other dishes, or it can simply be enjoyed by itself. Ingredients: Any veggies you have in the fridge; BroccoliCarrotsGreen beansBaby marrowsPak choiPeasOnionsStock cube or liquid stockSaltTurmericChilli flakes and chilli paste Method: Bring 1l of stock to the boil Slice and dice all your … Continue reading Belly Warming Winter Broth

Spicy Chakalaka Pasta Salad

Spicy Chakalaka Pasta Salad This spicy chakalaka pasta salad is a great South African recipe made with macaroni and delicious relish called chakalaka. One pot recipe. Like most days, and I get bored and wonder what I am going to make for lunch or dinner. I was in the mood for something hearty, but it … Continue reading Spicy Chakalaka Pasta Salad

My 30-day sober challenge : An unexpected journey

This is my honest account of completing the 30 day sober challenge. Everything that I went through and how I kept going. A few weeks ago I decided to do the 30-day no alcohol challenge. I don't really know what made me do it, I didn't hit rock bottom, I didn't end up in the … Continue reading My 30-day sober challenge : An unexpected journey

Creamy Vegan Pea Soup

vegan pea soup Creamy Vegan Pea Soup This is a delicious and vegan creamy pea soup. This soup is one pot, quick and easy to make. Perfect for cold winter nights. Ingredients: 1 kg of frozen peas 1 white onion 2 Cloves of garlic 500 ml vegetable stock Salt & pepper 175g of vegan cream … Continue reading Creamy Vegan Pea Soup

Female Body Builder Fitness : Vegan Edition This is an in-depth article about what is is like to be not only a female body builder, but also a vegan body builder. We´re back again with Lara, our favourite bodybuilder and lady crush. Lara started her journey as a Vegan in May last year, and we´re having a follow-up interview with her … Continue reading Female Body Builder Fitness : Vegan Edition