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Spicy beans on samp

Spicy beans on samp are the ultimate comfort food for me right now. Samp is such a needed item in every South African household. I recently started to use it more often for side dishes to a braai. I even paired it with a tangy tomato sauce to accompany this hearty starchy meal as part of a plant-based dinner or light lunch. What's even more wonderful about this dish is that you can make a huge batch for a big crowd or even for your week meal prep. 
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Cinnamon brioche heart donuts

Cinnamon brioche heart donuts are the perfect gift or self-love treat this valentines day. Whatever your status may be on the day of love be sure to make these fluffy cinnamon donuts for that extra special effect. These vegan fluffy clouds are so tasty, perfectly spiced and effectively sweet, just like they ought to be on this very special day.
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Gluten free lemon poppy seed muffins

Gluten free Poppy seed muffins are perfectly tangy, crunchy, soft and delectable for a cold winters morning or afternoon. Citrus fruits are in abundance right now, and everything lemony is my current craving situation. What's even more special about these is the nuttiness that the poppy seeds provide alongside the beautiful add on of almond and spelt flour.
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Tangy Lentil pumpkin Bobotie

Tangy Lentil pumpkin Bobotie is a must-make recipe for veggie lovers and meat-lover alike. This recipe is one that I have been making so many times over the couple of years that I have lost count. Normally it's made with meat, but in this case, I added brown lentils that work even better, because it makes it super starchy and a plant-based protein powerhouse meal to boot.
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Cauliflower walnut Bolognese

Cauliflower walnut bolognese is a wonderful way to spruce up your meatless Monday. This meal is made with simple ingredients that won't break the bank and can be put together in no time at all. Plus the upside of this dish is that you get your vegetable fix plus a whole lot of flavor in one, now that is a winning combo if I say so myself.
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Glossy citrus beet salad

Glossy citrus beet salad is a pretty and fresh addition on your table this winter. Zesty, with hints of tangy yogurt, fresh mint and toasted sesame seeds coming through. I truly love salads even in wintertime and I was wondering how could I incorporate salads without it being a drag to eat when it's cold outside and the perfect way I could think of was adding so much depth of flavor with this salad right here.
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Bran buttermilk vegan rusks

Bran buttermilk rusks are simply the perfect addition to my morning routine. They are so tasty, loaded with seeds, jumbo raisins and 100% plant-based. Hard to believe that these sweet dried slices of bread are so good, I made a batch for when the baby has arrived to keep me preoccupied for the couple weeks to come. 
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Beet chocolate loaf

Beet chocolate loaf is fudgy, absolutely divine with thee best frosting. It's certainly a winning combo and nearly too hard to believe its 100% plant-based. Even though you might be sick of sweet things especially after the holidays, this loaf is the exception to the rule, due to added veggies. It's a kinda healthy dessert, so not a cheat meal at all, but part of your five a day.
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Chickpea carrot butternut tagine

Chickpea carrot butternut tajine is the perfect comforting meal this winter. I love this fragrant dish, it just adds that something extra when you want to make something extortionary. It's super tasty, made with wholesome ingredients to soothe the soul, especially lately since I am missing home quite a bit and the winter blues have been rolling around in the quinte little town.
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What I ate today plant based pregnancy

What I ate today plant-based pregnancy is just a low down on my regular meals these past weeks. Even though it varies day to day, I try to stick to the basics which are plant-based protein, lots of veggies, fats and low GI carbs in every meal. I am craving fruit, smoothies and chopped salads with this pregnancy whereas with my first pregnancy I was craving salty treats like there was no tomorrow.