Two Ingredient Cashew Yoghurt

This cashew yoghurt is creamy, thick and has a slight tang. I am a huge fan of greek yoghurt but this yoghurt is a strong competitor. It has a strong resemblance to greek yoghurt, the only difference is that it is less sour. You could eat this on its own but why do that when you could amp up the flavour by adding fruits, granola, muesli or jam.

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Triple Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream

A coconut chocolate ice cream base, with chopped pieces of dark chocolate and a thick chocolate sauce. Does that sound delicious or what? I love ice cream or gelato. I especially love the Italian gelato. I remember when we bought an extra large ice cream cone filled to the brim with pistachio and hazelnut ice cream. Good times, good times.

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Sesame Seed and Herb Falafel

For those who don’t know, falafel is a Middle Eastern dish of spiced mashed chickpeas or other pulses formed into balls or fritters and deep-fried. My version is a bit different. Instead of being deep-fried these falafels are baked. These patties are also flavoured with fresh herbs and rolled in sesame seeds for an extra crunchy texture.

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Agave Nectar – worse than high fructose corn syrup

Want to stay healthy? What to replace white sugar? Choose agave nectar as the healthy option – they’re all LIES people. Many people want to stay healthy and in doing so they have switched to agaveĀ as a safer “natural” sweetener. They want to avoid dangerous sweeteners like High Fructose Corn Syrup. The truth is that most agave are actually worse than High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

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The Raw Food Craze

To eat raw food or not to eat raw food. That is the question. I see how eating raw can be good for you but we are humans and we lean towards warm, cooked meals. Why did the raw food craze start? It started because it is believed to have many benefits:

More energy and mental focus

Eating raw means that you avoid all the processed, frozen and boxed foods. You eat all natural, have a cleaner lifestyle and feel much more focused and energised.

Enzymes

Enzymes convert the food we eat into substances that can be easily absorbed into the blood. Enzymes also make active hormones and dissolve fibre. When we cook food, we destroy many of the enzymes that help us naturally digest.

VitaminsĀ 

Without vitamins our cells would not function properly. Vitamins help regulate metabolism, help convert fat and carbohydrates into energy and assist in forming bone and tissue. When you cook certain foods, a large percentage of the vitamins are destroyed.

But the raw food craze isn’t all about benefits. There are some draw backs to this style of eating.

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