Berry Berry Good💜

This may come to a surprise to some of you as I don’t believe I have ever made anything other than a green smoothie. Don’t be alarmed... I still love and cherish and will always  rate the green smoothie number one in my books but I have been trying to branch out and try new things and I definitely hit the purple jackpot with this here beauty. Just kidding of course.. I’ve made all different kinds of smoothies. But this berry smoothie from yesterday was the bomb and felt the need to share it with you all💜

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The reason all my smoothies turn green is simple.  I add spinach or some sort of leafy green to them all. I have tried to rock a purple or pink smoothie but the moment that green goes in, I end up with a turd brown colour and no one likes that colour now do they.. tell me I’m not alone here. Raise your hand if that’s happened to you🤚🏼🤣 Don’t get me wrong, it tastes friggin great but doesn’t quite strike the same cord as, well, let’s say this beauty. 

INGREDIENTS  (serves 2)

1/2c chopped zucchini

1/2c chopped cucumber

3/4c fresh blueberries (more for topping)

 1/2 avocado

chunk fresh ginger

1tsp maca powder @ecoideas

2tbsp @organika blue mylk latte powder

1 frozen banana (chopped into chunks) 

1c ice

1c filtered water

METHOD 

Add water to blender first and then all other ingredients. Save the frozen banana and ice for last. BLEND and top as you wish. I got fancy with a 1/2tsp coconut oil and 1tbsp of tahini. Microwave tahini for 20 sec and mix. The oil thins out the tahini making easier to drizzle.  

ENJOY!! 

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 🙌🏼Makes things A BEAUTIFUL shade of BLUE💙 I add to oats, chia pudding and even pancakes. So fun😁

Eggplant Bacon

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Say WHA???? Yup, you read it correctly. Eggplant bacon. Ive been eating a plant based diet for the past 7 years and really there’s only a couple of things that I truly miss. One, is for sure, hands down PIZZA. Like true blue cheesy, greasy, stringy... oh you get the point and this post is not about pizza. The other thing I miss is BACON. I grew up eating bacon in all the ways and there really is nothing like the smell of it to bring you back to your childhood. Well, fortunately for us plant based folks, we too can enjoy the satisfying crispy saltiness of bacon without killing Miss Piggy for it.

For those of you who follow me on Instagram you may have seen that we made a big heap of this stuff for Easter brunch and promised you the recipe. So as promised here it is.  Enjoy this the same way you would regular bacon. If you make it, LET ME KNOW!!!! 

 EGGPLANT BACON

2 Japanese eggplants

2 Tbsp Olive oil (or avocado oil)

1 Tbsp Maple syrup

1 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar

1 Tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp tamari

1 tsp mellow miso

4 dashes of liquid smoke (less is more here)

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 pinch of salt

1 pinch garlic powder

Cracked pepper to taste

METHOD

Pre-heat your oven to 400 degC. Use the convection setting if you have it.


Slice the eggplants into quarter inch strips. I like Japanese eggplants because I can use my Mandolin to get a uniform thickness and the slices look like bacon strips. You can use any type of eggplant and cut the slices any way you want as long as you maintain a relatively uniform thickness. Liberally sprinkle the eggplant slices with sea salt and then arrange in layers in a large colander and place in the sink or over a bowl. After 15 or 20 minutes the eggplant will release some moisture. Rinse the salt off the slices and then pat dry and place on a rack over a baking sheet.


Whisk together all the wet and dry ingredients except the pepper. Brush half the mixture on the topside of the eggplant stripes and season with cracked pepper. Put the baking sheet into the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip the stripes over. Paint the stripes with the remaining mixture and season with more cracked pepper. Bake until you start to see crispy edges (about another 15 minutes). Watch closely as the stripes can skip from perfect to burnt to a crisp very quickly.


It’s perfect right out of the oven but it’s also great after it’s cooled (BLT anybody?!?).



“Bacon” Lettuce Tomato🤤

“Bacon” Lettuce Tomato🤤

Alllllll the Goods

Alllllll the Goods

Hello there beautiful🥓🥓🍆🍆🍆