What to pack for Vietnam?

I went backpacking to Vietnam for just under 2 weeks, travelling from Ho Chi Minh City in the south of the country, right up to Hanoi City in the north of the country. I traveled during early January, so clothing tips may not be helpful for you if you are traveling during the other half…

Simple Raw Vegan Vanilla Cheesecake

There is limited preparation needed for this dessert as long as you have access to boiling water to speed up the soaking process. Before you begin cooking you will need access to a food processor or blender and a ~20 x 20 cm baking pan or dish that can sit in the freezer. The size…

4 Simple Homemade Dressings

Do not fall into the trap of purchasing commercial salad dressings and vinaigrettes, unless you read the ingredients on the back because most are full of sugars/sweetners/extra fats and can turn a healthy meal into an unhealthy meal. The following salad dressings are all vegan and healthy versions of my old favourite dressings that are…

Homemade Soothing & Hydrating Natural Face mask

A simple and easy way to calm redness, sunburn or acne with a homemade natural soothing mask. Only 3 ingredients needed; Oats, Bentonite clay and water. Add homey for anti-microbial properties but only if you have a good quality honey otherwise it’s not worth it. Soak the quick oats in water for about 20 minutes…

Improving Your Gut Health

I really am a believer in Gut Health. I think it is the foundation for overall health and if the gut is unhealthy or damaged, then everything else in the body will suffer. I have experienced this first hand- I used to have very sluggish digestion but I couldn’t understand why. I would eat way…

Weight Training Split – Beginner

If you are just starting out weight training or are interested in trialing it for a week, here is a typical split I designed for beginners. I have done this myself and found it just challenging enough. This is only a light introduction to weight training and I like to combine weight training with 1-2…

Raw Golden Gaytime Bliss Balls

Raw, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. Try not to over cook the buckwheats, otherwise it will spoil the taste. Ingredients 2 cups dates, soaked 1 cup buckwheat groats, lightly toasted 1 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 tsp peanut or almond butter 1 tsp vanilla bean 2 tbl coconut cream (or coconut…

Homemade Hummus

A small twist on the regular homemade hummus recipe, another addition is greek yogurt if you prefer it to be nice and creamy. Ingredients 400g chickpeas, drained 2 1/2 tsp fresh garlic (I find this makes a big difference if the garlic is not fresh) 1/2 lemon, juiced 1 tbl tahini 2 tbl olive oil…

Raw Snickers Slice

This recipe is raw, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo, vegan and all that good stuff. The ingredients are adjusted to produce around 12 slices, but can be tweaked to how many you want to make. Honestly tastes just like a snickers bar; gooey, crunchy and chocolatey whilst still being healthy! Serves 12…

Homemade Almond Milk

Almond milk is a better alternative to cows milk. Not only is it lower in calories, it is hormone free, sugar free, dairy free (obviously) and lactose free. It is purely made from almonds. I use almond milk in coffee, tea, scrambled eggs, cooking, hot chocolates and often just on its own. If i buy…