Dietary Fat Consumption and Women’s Hormones

As I started to research into the hormone space a few years ago, it became clear to me that many hormone experts, who I love and have learned a lot

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Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

This is not exactly my recipe, and I don’t make these very often. This is my mum’s recipe that I force her to make for us every time we are

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Healthy Vegan Chocolate Mud Cake with Avocado Oil

I am sure I am not the only one that used to grab one of those supermarket mud cakes from Woolworths or coles. All my friends used to eat these,

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Raw Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bars

Cherries have got to be one of my most favourite fruits. They are not only delicious but also packed full of health benefits and very pretty. Cherries have been shown

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Vegan Apple Walnut Crumble Cake

Ever since I started this blog many years ago I have been insecure over my baking skills. I am much better at raw desserts. And every time I attempt to

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How to Eat Plant-based for the Menstrual Cycle: Luteal Phase

After ovulation, the ovary begins to secrete progesterone. The luteal phase is a progesterone dominant phase. During this phase, appetite increases quite noticeably. Studies have shown it is completely normal

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Vegan Pumpkin Arancini Balls

I was visiting a friend’s house a while ago who randomly told me that you can make arancini balls with leftover risotto. Its something that I had never considered before

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Vegan Pumpkin Banana Bread

Every year just before Halloween I see the internet explode with a bunch of pumpkin recipes coming from America. I can’t get over how many sweet things make with pumpkin.

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Chickpea Sweet Potato and Kale Patties

We absolutely love patties in our family. I think its the perfect way to pack in different vegetables, legumes and wholegrains in a compact little size. Patties have got to

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Raw Vegan Walnut Fudge Bars

The inspiration for this recipe came from a random discovery that walnuts have quite a lot of omega 3. I always knew walnuts contained omega 3 but I didn’t know

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How To Eat Plant-Based for the Menstrual Cycle: Ovulatory Phase

The ovulatory phase is only a short phase lasting about 3 days when hormones are at their highest. During this time, a distinct switch happens. Estrogen reaches its peak before

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Vegan Carrot Cake Oatmeal with Califia Farms Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

It has taken me a few goes to get a carrot cake oatmeal right. My first two goes were ok but the carrot ended up being too crunchy and it

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Vegan Mushroom Meatballs with Vegan Gravy

I’ve made a recent discovery: mushrooms can be a valuable source of dietary vitamin D. Vitamin D is crucial for so many systems in the body and is especially important

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Creamy Green Pea and Lemon Almond Milk Risotto with Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk

Even though its winter at the moment, I have been feeling like lighter meals. I have been wanting to try a green pea risotto for a long time. It’s fresh

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Rose Tart

I am really into rose flavoured desserts lately. I typically use rose water on my skin because it is said to help with lots of skin-related issues. Rose is also

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How to Eat Plant-Based for your Cycle: Follicular Phase

To recap, the follicular phase is the first part of the menstrual cycle starting on day one which is the first day of the period and leading up to ovulation.

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Smoky Bean Brown Rice and Quinoa

I’m not really sure what to call this dish. I think its more of a rice side dish that would traditionally be eaten with meat, but we like to eat

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What I eat in a day: Menstrual Phase

As a follow up from my previous post about how to eat plant-based for the menstrual phase https://hazelandcacao.com/how-to-eat-plant-based-for-your-cycle-menstrual-phase/ I thought it would be nice to share some of the meals

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Vegan Chocolate Vanilla Custard Slice

Every once in a while I want to try to recreate some of the very difficult Romanian desserts that I grew up with. My mum actually does not enjoy being

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How to Eat Plant-Based for your cycle: Menstrual Phase

Although I’ve known my health issues were hormonal right from the beginning, I never gave “eating for my cycle” much thought until recently. I always thought the idea was not

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