Prepare to have your minds blown people; this is the most delicious gluten-free, muffin recipe you are ever going to find on the Internet. Big call, we know, but this Green Kitchen Stories recipe takes ‘muffins’ to a whole new level and the sweet fragrance of apple and cinnamon floating through your kitchen. Not only do these muffins have shredded apple in the batter and sliced apple on top but they also hold small golden pockets of apple sauce in the middle. A serenade of apple flavours and textures paired with warm spices that just sing happy songs together! Switch on your oven…
If you’ve ever tried Banoffee Pie, you’ll know it’s notoriously irresistible and usually full of all things naughty. Thanks to Oh She Glows (originally adapted from My New Roots) we’ve managed to find a vegan version that’s still just as decadent, but super light and healthy too. We’re talking almond-oat crust layered with sticky date caramel, sweet banana coins, luxurious whipped coconut cream and shaved dark chocolate to make for an insanely delicious pie that’s sure to impress.
Butternut pumpkin pasta has long been a staple during the winter months and despite the visuals that spring to mind (Mmmm butter!) this is not a sauce-heavy pasta. In fact, the thing we love most about this dish is that it’s so damn tasty you don’t even miss all that sauce! The whole wheat flavour of the pasta balances perfectly with the roasted pumpkin and salty overtones of cheese, making this meal absolutely delicious! So here it is, check out Naturally Ella’s recipe for an easy prep weeknight pasta featuring savoury roasted pumpkin with butter, parmesan, walnuts, and rosemary.
When we think of a summer salad, we think of local fresh produce with a bit of zest and zing! That’s why we love with this grain-free, chickpea tabouleh recipe from our friends over at ‘Running On Real Food’. Traditionally, this Middle Eastern dish is made from fresh vegetables, bulgur or couscous, olive oil, sesame and herbs such as parsley and mint. In this grain-free version we’re going to use mashed chickpeas in place of couscous, leave out the olive oil completely, add plenty of garlic, fresh lemon juice, parsley, sea salt and use some tahini to add a creaminess to it all. This twist on the traditional recipe really compliments the rest of those original Middle Eastern flavours and also adds some healthy fibre and protein too! Enjoy.
We really, really love tacos and we especially love when there’s a whole lotta goodness goin’ on inside them too! Lo and behold we have found a recipe that truly blows the unhealthy competition out of the water. A spicy raw walnut mix will act as the protein base while fresh, tangy salsa, smooth avocado slices, and a cashew sour cream inspired sauce will give you the garnished kick you’re after! Wrap it all up in a cabbage, or giant spinach leaf and just you wait to hear that Mariachi band sing…
Traditionally Christmas time means stocking the fridge with a well-known concoction made of beaten eggs, milk, and sugar – Eggnog. While we totally get the appeal of guzzling cup after cup of this ridiculously festive (usually alcoholic) beverage, as lovers of all things healthy we at Cali thought we would offer you guys a deliciously healthy alternative.
Since discovering the deliciousness of vegan mousse, we haven’t been able to stop looking for great recipes. For all of you chocolate-mint lovers out there, this friends is the ultimate recipe (thanks to The Minimalist Baker)! We’re talking, vegan dark chocolate mousse infused with pure mint. Fluffy, rich, intensely satisfying and the perfect healthier dessert option for the silly season.
Out of all the meal options available to us, here at Cali we think there are few that make mouths water more than a delicious, juicy burger. Whether it’s a sweet little slider or a beast with the lot, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love a good burger. At Cali, we also love our veggies – like a lot! So when we were asked if we thought we could find a veggie burger that didn’t make us feel like we were missing out on the meat, we jumped at the challenge! And, lo and behold, we found it!… “The Beet Burger”, discovered over at one of our favourite foodie blogs “Green Kitchen Stories”. So here’s the recipe for Cali’s recommendation for the ultimate kind of guilt free veggie burger.
Holy cow! If you like chocolate, you’ll love this recipe thanks to This Rawsome Vegan Life.
Imagine a mega awesome, super chocolate party in your mouth that results in an excellent, ethereal sense of wellbeing… this recipe is it. Don’t worry if that sounds too intense – you can handle it. You’re stronger than you think… Like an ant lifting 5,000 times it’s body weight.
This recipe uses the secret ingredient of cacao butter instead of coconut oil for the liquid centre and we love it! The cacao plant gives us endless delicious food options, with a host of nutritional benefits… just listen to this guy rave about the godly benefits and you’ll be a chocoholic for life!