Chocolate Black Bean Cake

BLACK BEAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

Kate Cake, Chocolate, Dessert, Gluten Free, Recipes, Snack, Sugar Free, Sweet, Vegan Leave a Comment

I’m not really the type of person to pass on a piece of cake– the saying doesn’t exist for nothing, and I don’t think I’m alone in admitting that eating a piece of cake is a really easy (and delightful) feat. Cake is synonymous with indulgence and let’s face it, there’s something about being a little bit naughty that makes …

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Coconut, Fig and Spirulina Bars

COCONUT, FIG AND SPIRULINA BARS

Kate Chocolate, Dessert, Gluten Free, Picnic Food, Raw, Simple, Snack, Sugar Free, Sweet, Vegan 2 Comments

Now that the weather is warming up, who wants to use their oven? Spring and Summer are all about easy-to-make snacks you can store in the fridge or pantry, grab, go and enjoy. There’s honestly nothing easier than energy bars/protein balls/bliss balls… whatever you want to call them. Simply throw your nuts, seeds, dried fruit and various flavorings into a …

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Avocado, Lime and Coconut Smoothie

AVOCADO, LIME AND CARDAMOM SMOOTHIE

Kate Breakfast, Raw, Recipes, Simple, Snack, Spring, Summer, Sweet, Vegan Leave a Comment

Aside from feeling either hot or cold, the seasons also dictate how we should spend our time and what we eat. During Autumn and Winter we spend more time indoors, resting and enjoying slow-cooked warm foods, and during Spring and Summer, we gravitate towards spending more time outdoors, enjoying the sun and we crave raw, watery and hydrating foods. When it’s …

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Raw Cacao Rocky Road

RAW CACAO ROCKY ROAD

Kate Chocolate, Dessert, Gluten Free, Raw, Recipes, Simple, Snack, Sugar Free, Sweet, Vegan 4 Comments

There’s nothing better than Darrell Lea rocky road…. That perfect combination of crunchy and salty peanuts, fluffy marshmallow and toasted coconut got me every time. Trying to replicate this perfect model proved impossible, because how can you make or find a vegan marshmallow without refined sugar, gelatine or egg whites? They say when you can’t beat em’ join em’, so I’ve …

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Coconut, Lime and Passionfruit cake

COCONUT AND LIME AND PASSIONFRUIT CAKE

Kate Baked Goods, Cake, Dessert, Recipes, Sugar Free, Summer, Sweet, Vegan 4 Comments

Cake is really not healthy, and really not vegan. Refined white flour, refined white sugar, eggs, cows milk, mix it together, throw it into a pan, bake it and voila. I always wonder who came up with the idea of putting specific ingredients together for recipes we take for granted now, like cake. Did the person set out to make something ‘light, …

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Beetroot Smoothie

HELLO NEW YEAR + A SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Kate Breakfast, Raw, Recipes, Snack, Summer, Sweet, Vegan 1 Comment

Happy 2015! I know it’s now mid-January, but better late than never! It always takes some time getting used to writing out the number of the new year and this year isn’t any different. I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks it’s strange that every new year begins with a 10 second countdown. Sometimes I feel like we’re thrown …

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Tamarind and Kaffir Lime Chia Pudding

CHIA PUDDING WITH TAMARIND AND KAFFIR LIME CARAMEL

Kate Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten Free, Raw, Recipes, Simple, Snack, Sugar Free, Sweet, Vegan 2 Comments

Chia pudding would have to be one of my favourite breakfast recipes. In 5 minutes, you have yourself a thick and moreish pudding that you can adapt to whatever flavour you fancy. The idea for this chia pudding came to me after a trip to Cabramatta. Walking down John Street is a feast for the eyes, mainly because of the …

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Caramel Icecream

CHOCOLATE, CARAMEL AND BANANA ICECREAM BARS

Kate Chocolate, Dessert, Gluten Free, Raw, Simple, Sugar Free, Sweet, Vegan 2 Comments

I never liked Magnum ice creams. I’m not sure if it’s because I was never allowed them (my parents always maintained a $2.00 rule at the service station) or because my Mum had brainwashed me to only like Cadbury chocolate. Whatever the reason, I was 19 when I tried my first one and to be honest, it was pretty underwhelming. Don’t …

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Chocolate, Coconut and Goji Brownie

CACAO, COCONUT AND GOJI SLICE

Kate Chocolate, Dessert, Gluten Free, Raw, Simple, Sugar Free, Sweet, Vegan 9 Comments

I’m not a raw foodist by any means, but I do appreciate the point and it’s benefits. Usually when I make something raw, it’s because I don’t have a lot of time but still want to enjoy a sweet treat. You don’t have to spend all your days slaving over a hot oven, waiting for dough to rise or for cookies to …

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Chai Turmeric Porridge

CHAI SPICE AND TURMERIC PORRIDGE

Kate Breakfast, Grains, Recipes, Sweet, Vegan, Winter Leave a Comment

Sunday morning– The end of a (hopefully) well-rested weekend is one of the only days you can justify spending thirty minutes making breakfast, and another fifteen, washing up all the pots you used to make it. I for one, enjoy the extra sleep on a regular weekday and will make a simple smoothie or quick chia pudding for breakfast instead. …

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