Baked Green Peppers Filled with Quinoa and Lentils

This is a perfect dish to finish off leftovers!

You basically toss what you have hanging about in your fridge into a pepper, bake it, serve it up with some salad, a (very big) dollop of hummus, and you’re set! Easy and effortless yet delicious. Exactly my kind of meal!

Green Peppers Filled with Quinoa and Lentils

I love quinoa! Have you tried it yet? Continue reading

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with ice cream.

I could have it anytime, anywhere, any-day. If my mother bought a pot, it would disappear soon. My favourite used to be a blue coloured one called blue skies. No idea what kind of flavour it was (or the horrible stuff it had to make it blue!), except it ruled my heart. But then, I tried mint chocolate chip ice cream, and poor blue skies was never more.

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Now, my tastes have greatly changed since I was a kid, but my love for the chocolate-mint flavour combo has remained. And that is how this delicious smoothie came to be! Continue reading

Creamy Avocado Sauce (Perfect for Salads!)

I used to be the kind of girl who had her salad either plain or with olive oil, but I’ve recently fallen in love with adding salad dressing to my salads!

Now, I run from bottled and store bought dressings like it’s the plague. Nothing good will come out of the horrible plastic bottle. The dressings I’m talking about & loving are deliciously homemade and full of goodness!

Especially this avocado sauce below! Matt’s loved it so much we have it with almost every.single.meal!

Avocado Sauce

It’s deliciously creamy while still being runny enough to drizzle over your salad! Continue reading

‘Morning Glory’ Cardamom & Vanilla Quinoa Granola

I love having smoothies for breakfast, but sometimes I just crave a delicious bowl of homemade granola, topped with lots of delicious fruits and nut milk!

This granola has combined many of my great loves, so I can guarantee you’ll love it as much as I do! It makes me so excited to get up in the morning knowing I’ll have a bowl of this waiting for me!

Cardamom Vanilla Quinoa Granola via Teffy's Perks #vegan #glutenfree

You’ve got some amazing walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts, and pistachios! These power houses are filled with protein, Omega 3’s, magnesium, and selenium. They’re also powerful antioxidants! So they’re great for you and taste amazing! Continue reading

Chocolate Cherry Mousse (Simple Guilt-Free Dessert!)

Sometimes you just need a little sweet pick-me-up after a meal.

Maybe it’s the colours of this mousse, or the flavours, or the chocolate, but it has date-night all over it. It’s the kind of mousse you would want to make for your fella (or lady, depending whose reading)(or for yourself and a friend, if you’re single! I don’t exclude). Not only does it look pretty, but it’s also a crowd-pleaser.

Avocado Banana Chocolate Mousse via Teffy's Perks

Just imagine. You’ve just had a nice, romantic home-cooked dinner (candle-lit, of course), with soft music playing in the background, and you bring out these babies as dessert. BAM! You’ve got them! Continue reading

Vanilla Cardamom Buckwheat Porridge

Another Sunday, another breakfast post!

For me, Sundays are either about indulging in a delicious breakfast at home or going out for a delicious brunch. It has to be something special, and it has to tick all the boxes of yumminess. That’s how this buckwheat porridge came into being. Last Sunday was granola, this Sunday it’s porridge!

I’m obsessed with almond butter as well! I have it every day, and eaten with this porridge it adds such a creaminess that is so so good!!

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Despite the name, buckwheat is completely gluten free!! Actually, it’s not even wheat at all, but a seed. It’s got a delicious and nutty flavour. Continue reading

Baked Brazil Nut & Fresh Herbs Falafel

I remember the first time I had falafels. It was love at first bite.

The taste, the texture, it was all just so so yummy!

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It’s a staple in a vegetarian diet, as it’s made from chickpeas and contains no meat or dairy. Unfortunately, these delicious babies are usually fried, which makes them go from hero to zero.

Not on my watch though! These are baked instead of fried, completely gluten free, and still achieve that delicious crunchy exterior while retaining all the flavour (and none of the grease). Continue reading

Maple & Cinnamon No Grain-ola Clusters (Paleo Granola)

Happy Sunday everyone! Since it’s Sunday, I figured we could all do with some brunch-y food, am I right?

I first made this granola for Matt due to his frustration at not being able to find a suitable paleo granola. I have since made and remade this recipe, cooked a batch for my grandmother, and passed on the recipe to several family members! Everyone loves it and can’t get enough – and I love being able to give it to them!

No Grain-ola (Paleo Granola)

Granola is such an awesome food option isn’t it? Continue reading

Heirloom Tomato and Hummus on a Cauliflower Crust Pizza

A few months ago it seemed cauliflower was taking over the internet.

Cauliflower rice, wraps, crusts. Everything, it seemed, could be made healthier and low-carb with cauliflower. These things always have me wondering though – will it taste as good as the original?

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That was what making this cauliflower pizza was all about. I wanted to know if it was possible to tame my love for pizza with a healthier version. One that wouldn’t plonk cheese into my tummy. Pretty, I know.  Continue reading

Simply Delicious Nachos (Vegan + GF)

Now, I love mexican food.

Throw burritos, tacos, or nachos my way and it is a guarantee they will get gobbled up. Maybe it’s the beans that keep me coming for more. Maybe it’s the spices. Probably both.

What I don’t like though is the feeling of feeling stuffed, bloated, and sluggish that comes after such an indulgence. Especially if the food in question comes laden in cheese AND  fried. Ooof. Definitely not gonna feel great after that, are we? Nope.

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So that, my friends, is where this delicious (and not at all greasy) nachos comes into play. Instead of leaving you feeling like you’re pregnant with Nacho Libre, you’ll just feel, well, like you could take on Mr. Nacho Libre! Continue reading