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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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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Easy Vegan Avocado Cashew Cream or Guacamole

Ever since I married my husband, we have made our guacamole the same way, which is to mix it with sour cream. It’s absolutely delicious! Since becoming more plant-based I’ve

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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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Apple Almond Quinoa Porridge

This is a recipe I developed over a year ago. I was having it regularly at the time and then stopped having it altogether once the warmer weather hit. It’s

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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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Raw Vegan Macadamia Caramel Cheesecake

I liked this cheesecake so much I decided to make a double batch and make it into a cake and a slice. Well, that’s not entirely true, the two different

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Vegan Cherry Tomato Brown Rice and Buckwheat Risotto

I am actually on a mission to add more types of whole grains into my diet more consistently, hence why I also added buckwheat to this recipe. I love buckwheat because its a good source of magnesium. I have currently taken to cooking up a big batch of whole grains and freezing them. I do a big batch of millet, buckwheat, and quinoa as well as brown rice.

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No Bake Vegan Chocolate Mousse Tart with Raspberries

Paring it with the magnesium from the raw cacao and almonds as well as the b vitamins found in sunflower seeds means that this dessert is wonderful for building healthy neurotransmitters and boost mood (most chocolate does that). The added bonus of fresh raspberries adds extra antioxidants and vitamin c. I particularly love my fresh Aussie raspberries from Perfection Fresh, that I get from my local Aldi down to the road.

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Vegan Avocado Pesto Pasta

Personally I am not a fan of processed white flour in general but since I do not have any gluten or wheat issues, my favourite pasta is actually wholemeal pasta. I also enjoy spelt. Durum wheat semolina flour used in pasta is actually quite different to flour used in bread, it has a much lower gluten concentration so it is less likely to create a digestive upset,

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No-Bake Vegan Plum Vanilla Jelly Tart

When I first made this cake a while ago I never intended to blog it because it is the exact same recipe as my vegan baked vanilla cheesecake but with the addition of blueberries and a little lemon zest. I was so thrilled my first attempt at a baked vegan cheesecake had worked so well that I wanted to try different flavour combinations.

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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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Raw Vegan Chocolate Plum Slice

I have recently learned that plums are a very good source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are a powerful tool to help fight off oxidative stress and free radicals. They help boost the immune system and help to fight off viruses, in fact, antioxidants are so great for the immunity they have even been shown to help fight cancer

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Tea Infused Vegan Spelt Muffins with Blackberry Coconut Frosting

Its a very plain recipe so I wanted to attempt to give it more flavour by using herbal tea instead of plant milk and add some frosting. The herbal tea I used was a sleep time blend from Asha Twinnings, which was mostly chamomile, but you can use any tea you like.

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How Phytoestrogens Affect Women’s Hormones

My research into phytoestrogens and how they affect hormones started many many years ago and the very beginning of my health journey over ten years ago. At that stage, I

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Vegan Chocolate Almond Torte with Dark Berries

This cake is one of my most favourite recipes because it's so heavy on the chocolate! I really enjoyed having it in my freezer and munching away at it after the workshop, it was also really handy to have to serve to guests.

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