How I Raised My Low Iron Without Supplements on a Plant-based Diet

If you have been following me for a while, particularly on Instagram, you will know that I have been on a mission to raise my low iron post-baby. This has

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Vegan Moringa Peppermint Chocolate Mousse and Benefits of Moringa for Women

As many of you know, I have been working hard at raising my iron levels post-baby. I am unable to tolerate synthetic supplements due to the way my gut reacted

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Easy Vegan Bean Sheet Pan Nachos

I used to make vegetarian nachos all the time when I was younger. Except back then I just used store-bought salsa, no beans, and quite a lot of cheese! When

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Understanding the Menstrual Cycle

As I dive deeper into the hormone space, I want to write more and more articles around hormone health and balancing,  but it is hard to do so when there

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Vegan Lentil Shepherds Pie

I’m sure there are thousands of vegan lentil shepherds pie recipes on the internet, there isn’t anything specific about this recipe that makes it any better, this is just my

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The Best Plant-based Foods to Help with Period Pain

This is a follow-up post on my period pain blog post that goes into a lot more detail about some of the root causes of period pain. You can find

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Getting to the Root Cause of Period Pain

Falling pregnant with my baby boy marked the end of my journey with painful periods. I was one of the lucky women who’s period pain simply didn’t return after birth.

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Vegan Lentil and Walnut Sausage Rolls

I love veggie sausage rolls. They are a serious craving of mine. I’ve been obsessed with them ever since buying them at the canteen in highschool.  They are my favourite

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Easy Homemade Tomato Beans on Toast

This is my homemade version of baked beans. I'm not sure if it is very authentic, because there is no baking involved. I have always gotten a little grossed out by baked beans on toast, only because the only version I was exposed to was the canned version.

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Vegan DIY Iron Supplement Gummies

It turns out I have a lot to say about iron and consuming iron for women, probably because it comes from personal experience, but for the purpose of this post I will keep my writing about the recipe itself and not delve too much into iron. I am currently experiencing mildly low iron due to previous pregnancy and extended breastfeeding.

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