EASY, HEALTHY APPLE CHIPS (no dehydrator or sugar required!)

So incredibly easy, these apple chips don’t require a dehydrator or sugar. I love them, my kids love them, they’re healthy and, honestly, they beat any store-bought apple chips I have ever tried. The batch you see in the images here were made from apples we picked as a family from our friends’ mini orchard, north […]

BAKED CARROT BACON (seasoned with paprika)

Many moons ago, I shared this recipe for vegan carrot “bacon” via my Instagram account. An alternative to the processed mock meats that are becoming more widely available by the day, this is a super-simple “real food” recipe. And, unlike all the carrot bacon recipes I had seen before I started experimenting with this myself, this one […]

CARVED & STUFFED BAKED BELL PEPPERS (a healthy Halloween treat!)

As has been our family tradition for the past few years, this Halloween saw carved and stuffed bell peppers on the menu. Wanting to update them somewhat, I came up with this recipe, loosely based on the first one that we ever used. The kids have been dressing up for days. We’ve seen variations of […]


This truly delicious porridge is perfect for a make-ahead breakfast treat; an interesting, healthy, indulgent and different spin on overnight oats, that takes mere minutes to prepare… and is a great way to use up leftover quinoa. It is wonderful served cold, straight from the fridge or, if you prefer, both the compote and the porridge can be warmed […]


No dehydrator? No problem! These chips can be made in the oven and are a light and super-tasty snack, perfect for anytime of the day. ZUCCHINI CHIPS WITH TAMARI AND SESAME SEEDS  Serves: 2 | Prep time: 10 minutes | Bake time: approx. 1.5 hours INGREDIENTS 1 zucchini at room temperature 1 tablespoon coconut oil, […]


A muffin for breakfast with a delicious twist! For a while I have been mentioning my favourite recipes on Instagram, and I am finally playing catch-up and starting to post them, as promised. When I posed the question yesterday, “Which of my baked porridge recipes would you like to see next?”, the winner – by Instagram comment […]

I QUIT SUGAR 8-WEEK PROGRAM, ROUND 3 (the first 3 weeks in review)

This is my third time around, doing sugar-free the IQS way. As always, it’s a fascinating (and delicious) process. And already significant health-related revelations have come to light, which I will delve into later. But I’ll start with the food. No doubt the best place to start… WHAT I HAVE BEEN EATING Week 1 arrived and the program kicked off with […]

GREEN TEA CHIA PUDDING WITH LEMON & BLUEBERRIES (gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan… & delicious!)

This is a light and fresh chia pudding combining the mellow freshness of a fragrant green tea with the gentle creaminess of almond milk, a hint of vibrant lemon and sweet bursts of fresh blueberries. The recipe is gluten-free, sugar-free, IQS-friendly, organic (if you use organic ingredients), vegan/plant-based and has a Paleo option too. GREEN TEA CHIA PUDDING WITH […]

SWEDISH (NO)MEATBALLS (a vegan version of the Swedish favourite)

Famously, Sweden has a long tradition of meat, seafood and dairy-rich cuisine. Its inhabitants, however, seem to be increasingly more interested in plant-based eating. My newly-vegan husband- who was raised on köttbullar (Swedish meatballs), sill (pickled herring) & kilos of cheese- is a testament to this trend. On our first study “date” during our university days in Australia, […]

SIMPLE LAVENDER SALT SCRUB (a quick, thrifty and beautiful homemade spa-in-a-jar gift)

Allow me to jump right in and begin this post by stating that this scrub works. It really works. Not only will it leave your skin cleansed and moisturised, but you will smell gorgeous too (if lavender is your thing, as it is mine). Moreover, it is inexpensive to make, simple to prepare (my toddlers helped me […]