I’m a giant health food nerd. I’m sure that that’s obvious at this point – but I get pretty freaking excited when I discover new veggies to try. I’ve been aching to try purple sweet potatoes and when I FINALLY stumbled upon them at the Cultural Market I snatched those babies up like they were precious gems. But this was a two for one win, because they also had white sweet potatoes… I was in foodie nerd heaven! The first thing I wanted to make? Colourful sweet potatoe fries!
French fries are a classic for a reason! They pair well with so many things. I swear, fries can be foodie friends with almost anything! They’re well loved by many and totally adaptable. And, my favourite, they’re easy to share (whilst still getting your fill ^^). But, unfortunately, they’re often deep fried, greasy, fast food nightmares… I swore that kind of junk off many moons ago.
But dude, you can have your French fries and eat them too! This foodie classic doesn’t need to be bastardized into a questionable, unhealthy junk food. And you don’t even have to fry them if you want them to be crispy. Healthy, delicious and easy are my ideas of heaven. So I made it my mission to come up with healthy, delicious fries stat!
These Rosemary Dill French Fries are crispy, baked goodies, and I swear they are as delicious as their fried counterparts. Minimal effort, minimal ingredients and healthy coconut oil. Booyah!
Did you know that you can eat carrot tops? That those lovely green things that you rarely even see attached to your carrots by the time they make it to your home are edible?! I totally didn’t! And I’m bonkers excited about it! So I obviously had to make a carrot top pesto!
Give carrot tops a chance and treat yourself to this carrot top pesto too:
I am so excited to introduce you to Em Harding! Em is a student of Holistic Nutrition and Phytotherapy. Her wonderful website is an enticing and inspiring mixture of health, spirituality and delicious recipes! She is a talented, healthy foodie, and one look at her blog or Instagram will have your mouth watering (seriously, this girl has mad skills!). A fellow Graves Disease Warrior, Em is determined to live lovely with her autoimmune disease; I am so inspired by her dedication to her health and her positive energy! I know that she will inspire you too.
I’ve been lactose intolerant for more years than I can count! I used to inhale lactase enzyme pills like candy and eat my fill of cheese, chocolate and ice cream. Those pills eventually began to fail sporadically and I discovered that I thrive on a dairy free diet. While I’ve found alternatives for almost everything (I spend a great deal of time with nut milks, coconut milk ice cream, and dark chocolate) I sometimes find myself pining for cheese. Which is why nutritional yeast and the dairy free cheese recipes you can create with it has been my savior!
Want to give it a try? This Dairy Free Cheese Dip is a pretty good place to start!