Baked Amaranth with Beets I got some fresh organic beets—which usually I would use for salads or juice,  but today I wanted something warm. The cupboard was a little bare but I had amaranth and thought to combine both beets and amaranth and bake them. This little experiment resulted in a dish I will definitely make again. The result: delicious,… Read More


Walnut Fig Carob Bites Ingredients: 15 dried figs, remove stems 2 cups walnuts 2 teaspoons of carob powder 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 tablespoon of milled chia seeds 1 tablespoon of dark tahini Juice of half a lemon Large sheet of cling-film Directions: Blitz the walnuts in a food processor using an S-blade to form… Read More


Seed Crackers These are a combination of chia, pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds, mixed with water. Improvise, use linseeds or chopped nuts, season with herbs and spices such as rosemary, cumin and fennel seeds for a savoury cracker or chopped dried fruit, cinnamon or allspice for a sweet cracker. Ingredients: ½ a cup of chia seeds ½ a… Read More


Protein Balls These are rich and make a filling tasty snack when on the go. They freeze well, or keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. Makes 12 balls. ½ cup of almonds ½ cup of pumpkin seeds ¼ cup of walnuts ¼ cup of sesame seeds ¼ cup of chia seeds or milled flax seeds… Read More


Chia Seed Pudding Make the night before for following morning. Makes 2 servings. Ingredients: 3 Tbsp. chia seeds 1 tablespoon of milled flax seeds 1 tablespoon of shelled hemp seeds (Linwoods are nice) ¼ cup of chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts) 1 cup of water 1 cup of berries 1 banana Directions: Blend water, berries, banana,… Read More


Quinoa for breakfast Quinoa makes for a nice change from oats. It is a protein-rich seed that cooks like a grain (pseudo-grain), making it a nutritious option if you are gluten sensitive.  It’s also easy to sprout.  Always rinse or soak before cooking. Quinoa with Apple Ingredients: ½ cup Quinoa 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (optional,… Read More


Buckwheat Seed Loaf Ingredients: 1½ cups buckwheat: soaked for 2 – 4 hours and then well drained. 1 cup sunflower seeds ½ cup pumpkin seeds ½ cup flaxseeds 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 2 tablespoons chia seeds 4 tablespoons psyllium husk 1 teaspoon sea salt 1½ cup water 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil (You can substitute… Read More


Spiced Blackstrap molasses cookies Makes approximately 2 dozen small cookies. Ingredients: 4 oz of coconut butter 1 cup of dried dates finely chopped or blended in food processor ½ cup of organic blackstrap molasses 2 tablespoons of chia seeds mixed with 6 tablespoons of water (substitute for 2 eggs) 2½ cups of spelt flour 1… Read More


Nut and Seed Loaf Ingredients: 1 ½ cups rolled oats 1 cup sunflower seeds ½ cup linseeds 1 cup nuts (hazelnuts, brazils, walnuts or almonds) 2 tblsp. chia seeds 4 tblsp. psyllium seeds or milled chia seeds 1 tsp. fine grain sea salt (add ½ tsp. if using coarse salt) 1 tblsp. Blackstrap molasses 3… Read More


Baked Kale Loaf I generally don’t follow recipes and tend to use whatever is in the press or fridge. Today I wanted a light loaf without the usual nuts and beans that go into vegetarian meatless loaves. So, here’s today’s version … Ingredients: 500 grams of kale 1 shallot 1 carrot 4 large mushrooms 4… Read More