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Hong Kong Food Guide

In March, I went on a quick 5 day trip to Hong Kong with a couple of my girlfriends. It was such an amazing holiday and I was pleasantly surprised with the vegan / vegetarian food options over there I thought I would share some of my favourite spots to grab a bite. These are probably old news for anyone who gets to Hong Kong regularly but handy for newbies planning a trip, especially if your vegan or vegetarian. Finding places to eat on holiday can be tricky for anyone but we were travelling with 2 vegetarians and 1 gal with a nut allergy. Yikes! Chinese food is typically meat heavy and doused in peanut oil so naturally, I was a little sceptical about eating out. But it was a breeze eating pretty much anywhere. It was harder trying to find somewhere to grab dinner without a booking than it was finding veggie options. All of the restaurants we ate at had loads of vegetarian options and were happy to make the dishes nut free. …

Chocolate & Hemp Protein Smoothie

Have you tried hemp yet? You’ve probably seen these happy little seeds popping up on your Instagram feed recently as they have just been given the green light for human consumption in Australia ie we can buy them at the shops and add them to all of our delicious treats like muffins, raw balls, avocado toast ….. the list is endless. Now,  to answer your burning question no you won’t get high. Although hemp is from the same family as smokable hemp it only contains a teeny tiny amount (0.3%) of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the psychoactive compound that gives you the high. They are, however, packed full of body-loving nutrients that will leave you feeling full and nourished. Hemp is available in many edible forms all derived from the seeds of the plant commonly referred to as “hemp hearts”. The dried ground seeds are sold as hemp protein and you can also buy hemp oil or butter and even hemp milk. Hemp is a great allrounder to add to your diet, especially if your vegan or vegetarian. …

5 Grain Free Breakfasts for Winter

Porridge is usually on high rotation in the cooler months for me. Its the perfect morning comfort food, easy to prepare & cheap to make. Not to mention the flavour combinations are endless! But having oats for breakfast day in day out can get a bit dull & because variety is the cornerstone of a healthy diet I’ve come up with a few grain-free breakfast ideas to brighten up your winter mornings. Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Quinoa is usually lumped into the same category as grains but its actually a seed and is naturally gluten-free. Its a great source of protein, fibre, iron, magnesium and b vitamins so it will help you power through your morning. For a delicious savoury breakfast mix, leftover cooked quinoa with pesto and serve with sauteed mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and baby spinach. Teff Porridge This is a great one for celiacs or people who can’t digest oats well but are still die-hard porridge fans. Teff, like quinoa, is actually a seed about the same side as a poppy seed and is native to Ethiopia. …