Carrot and Walnut Bites

A healthy, tasty snack



about 15 dates

a few drops of water

3-4 handfuls porridge oats

2-3 handfuls walnuts

1 carrot peeled and grated

half a teaspoon ground ginger

half a teaspoon ground turmeric

a quarter teaspoon ground cinnamon

a drop of vanilla essence


Step 1: Blend dates with a few drops of water in nutri bullet (or alternative blender) to form a paste. Transfer paste to mixing bowl. 


Step 2: Put oats and walnuts in nutri bullet. Grind to form a fine powder. Transfer to mixing bowl. 


Step 3: Add grated carrot, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and vanilla essence to mixing bowl. Mix everything together well. 


Step 4: Form mixture into balls and place on plate lined with parchment paper. I made 10 balls from this mixture. Chill in fridge for at least an hour. Then you can eat! 


Roasted Vegetables and Tofu

An easy, healthy dinner using whatever vegetables you have in the fridge



Selection of chopped vegetables (I used sweet potato, parsnip, pepper and asparagus. You could also use carrot, potato, cauliflower, broccoli, etc. )

Some chopped tofu (I used tomato flavoured tofu. Plain tofu is very bland so I prefer to use flavoured tofu)

1 tablespoon olive oil (or alternative oil)

Seasoning of your choice (I used dried mixed herbs)


I made enough for 1 person. If you are cooking for more people use more vegetables and tofu. 


Step 1: Put vegetables, tofu, olive oil and seasoning in a baking dish. Mix everything together well. Roast in oven preheated to 200 c for 20-30 minutes. 


Step 2: Enjoy for lunch or dinner! 

Healthy Hot Chocolate with Spices

A healthy, tasty hot chocolate drink with spices



1 mug milk of your choice (I used almond milk)

2-3 teaspoons cacao powder

half a teaspoon ground ginger

half a teaspoon ground turmeric

a quarter teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon honey


Step 1: Heat milk in a saucepan over a medium heat. 


Step 2: Add in cacao, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and honey. Stir well. 


Step 3: Pour into a mug and enjoy! 

Mango Ginger Turmeric Smoothie

A tasty, immune boosting smoothie



A few pieces of fresh mango

some fresh ginger

half a teaspoon turmeric

some milk of your choice (I used almond milk)

1 teaspoon honey


Step 1: Put mango, ginger, turmeric, milk and honey in nutri bullet (or alternative blender).


Step 2: Blend until smooth. 


Step 3: Enjoy fresh!

Roasted Carrot, Parsnip and Sweet Potato Soup

Another tasty soup recipe



1 onion chopped

3-4 cloves garlic chopped

1-2 parsnips peeled and chopped

3-4 carrots peeled and chopped

2-3 sweet potatoes peeled and chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil (or alternative oil)

1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs (basil, oregano, etc.)

1 litre water


This recipe makes 5-6 servings


Step 1: Put onion, garlic, carrot, parsnip, sweet potato, olive oil and dried mixed herbs in a baking dish. Mix everything together well. Roast in oven preheated to 200 c for 25-30 minutes. Turn vegetables halfway through to ensure they are cooked evenly. 


Step 2: Transfer roasted vegetables to a big pot. Add 1 litre of water. Bring to boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. 


Step 3: Blend until smooth. 


Step 4: Enjoy some soup as part of your lunch or dinner. This soup should be OK in the fridge for up to 3 days. Take it out and reheat it whenever you want. 

Porridge Bread

Porridge bread was my first blog recipe. It is still one of my favourite recipes and I make it all the time. It is so simple: You just need 3 basic ingredients (natural yogurt, porridge oats and bread soda). Then you can add extra ingredients of your choice such as chopped dates, seeds, banana, etc.

bia katie


500g carton of Natural Yogurt

Porridge Oats

Bread soda

dates (optional)

seeds such as chia, linseed, sesame (optional)

img_20170207_122046 Step 1: Empty 500g container of natural yogurt into mixing bowl

img_20170207_122140 Step 2: Use empty yogurt container to measure two containers full of porridge oats. Add to mixing bowl

img_20170207_122242 Step 3: Add 1 teaspoon of bread soda to the mixing bowl. Mix everything together.

img_20170207_122455 Step 4: Chop 8-10 dates if using. Add to mixture.

img_20170207_122539 Step 5: Add 2 tablespoons of seeds (such as chia, linseed) if using

img_20170207_122627 Step 6: Mix everything together

img_20170207_122910 Step 7: Put mixture into bread loaf tin lined with parchment paper. Bake in oven preheated to 180 c for 40 minutes

img_20170207_130512 Step 8: Bread should come out of the oven looking something like this. Leave to cool. Then slice and enjoy 🙂

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