Tom Kha Gai – Thai Ginger Chicken Dumpling Soup


This is a Thai-style Tom Kha Gai soup. Thai translation: Tom (Spicy), Kha (Galangal), Gai (chicken). If you’re wondering what the heck Galangal is…it’s a Thai root spice very similar to ginger, however the flavor is quite unique. If you’re in a bind and can’t get your hands on it, you can use root ginger for this recipe instead, but if you can, go for the galangal – it’s the traditional ingredient for this soup. I’m going to call this “Thai Ginger Chicken Dumpling Soup” because the green curry chicken balls remind me of dumplings — and chicken ‘dumplings’ sound better than chicken ‘balls’. Moving on

My recipe yesterday for the Thai Red Curry Fish Balls actually inspired this one — both recipes are prepared exactly the same way and both can be used in soups, a top a veggie stir fry, in salads, the options are endless.

This soup is simple to make, and a healthy and much lighter version to your traditional Thai curries. The key I’ve found in my Thai cooking is to have all the veggies prepared first and ready to throw in at the last minute. I don’t actually add the mung bean sprouts OR shredded carrot until the very last second, so they’re virtually uncooked. So much better that way – overcooked Thai food = gluggy. Continue reading

Homemade Creamy Caramel Almond Milk


It’s about time I post this recipe… I had been thinking about making my own almond milk for some time, and finally last week I decided to give it a try. The result? Spectacular. Amazing. Creamy. A Creamy-Vanilla-Caramel dream (did I mention there’s no caramel added?). This recipe makes about one and a half litres or 7 cups which I was sure would last me a week or so…boy was I wrong. This milk is so much creamier than any other almond milk I’ve bought… it’s a treat just on it’s own!  This week I’ve had it on top of my “The Farmer’s Grain-Free Muesli“, I’ve used it in my RAW “Chocolate Sun Warrior Fudge Brownies“, and I’ve mixed it in my daily protein shakes (which make them taste more like a dessert)… yes, it’s time to make another batch!

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Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownies (100% RAW/VEGAN!)


These protein bars were a total experiment, and I have to say – I wasn’t expecting much out of them. I threw a batch together last night, in hopes that by preparing these a day a head it would give me one less thing to worry about when my mid-afternoon hunger came around. And let’s just say – I was pleasantly surprised.

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Homemade “Cookie” Butter!


Now I’m sure by now you’ve either heard of or *gasp* tasted Trader Joe’s dangerously addictive “Speculoos Cookie Butter”, right? I mean, even I have — and I live in New Zealand, where — *gasp again* Trader Joe’s doesn’t even exist!!! (Oh how I miss America…)

Now don’t get me wrong, this “speculoos spectacular stuff” tastes just as good as it sounds ~ but it also happens to be just as bad for you as it sounds too! Continue reading

Nut Crusted Curried Chicken Roll with Creamed Cashew Cauliflower ‘rice’


All I’m gonna say is, this dinner is a winner. The great thing about this recipe, is you can change the spice, nuts, and stuffing to whatever you’d like – this however, was pretty darn good. Here’s the recipe:

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Cream of Beet Summer Soup ~ 100% RAW/VEGAN


I’m going to try and keep this as short and sweet as I can, because the sooner you get this recipe, the better!

This is what I made today for lunch! As I mentioned in my previous post, since I finished my detox I’ve decided to eat a lot more raw LIVE foods… 60-70% RAW is my daily goal, so recipes like this make it super easy. This was incredibly delicious, surprisingly filling, and the combination of flavors… well, you just have to try this for yourself!  Continue reading

Baked Egg in Avocado with Chili Flakes and Lime


So for the last couple of weeks, Cam (my hub) and I have been doing a cleanse/detox – Brett Elliot’s Ultimate Herbal Detox to be precise. And believe it or not, it has actually been a really enjoyable experience! Don’t get me wrong, there were not-so-fun parts about it, like swallowing 20 herbal pills in the morning and 20 at night (yes, that’s 40 pills in one day)…but all said and done – it definitely did the job. I feel completely cleansed inside and out. Apart from loosing 5-6 lbs, (and the obvious things herbal cleanses do that I won’t mention here), my skin is glowing, my tummy feels much more at ease and overall my energy has increased.

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