Charred Corn & Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Stuffed sweet potatoes are the new deal.

Maybe they’ve always been the deal, and I’ve just been out of the loop recently. I mean, I’ve had normal baked potatoes, those are quite standard, and I’ve had just baked sweet potatoes before (especially as fries or chunky chips), but stuffed? This was something I’d been wanting to make for a while, but never got around to it.

Well, it was time, and now I’m not sure how I managed to spend so much time missing out on this! I feel cheated out of a comfort food!

Charred Corn & Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes - the ultimate comfort food that is nourishing, wholesome, and incredibly delicious! From www.teffyperk.com

This for me is such a comfort food.

Forget pizza and take-away, I now declare baked sweet potatoes the ultimate feel-good dish! Top it up with some hearty black beans, some deliciously charred corn, and the perfect garlic-y tahini and you’ve got yourself a meal to cure any heartache!  Continue reading

Bloglovin: Make Sure You NEVER Miss A Post!

Are you following this blog on Bloglovin? Because you definitely should be!

Screen Shot 2015-08-23 at 15.57.29

Just click here – Follow

That way, you make sure to NEVER miss a post!

Other ways to follow:

Instagram!

Pinterest!

Subscribe to the Newsletter!

Facebook!

Twitter!

Puffed Grains, Sweet Potato, and Chocolate Squares

I know it might sound weird to have sweet potatoes in this, but bear with me ok? I promise you, this is really really worth it!

This has actually become one of my favourite bars, and it beats any granola bar I’ve ever bought.

As your teeth bite through the chocolate layer you reach the indulgently creamy layer, which is perfectly filled with crunchy nuts, cacao nibs, and puffed up grains. It’s an incredibly mixture of textures and flavours that just works, and makes a simple bar into something special.

Puffed Grains, Sweet Potato, and Chocolate Squares - so delicious and full of goodness, these are addictive! www.teffyperk.com

I love the contrast of textures, from the crunchy chocolate topping and nuts, to the fun puffed grains and the creamy and indulgent sweet potato, almond butter, and date layer. It just all comes together so beautifully!

It tastes like a naughty treat, but it’s actually a nourishing, filling, and wholesome snack, as it has absolutely no added sugar, and is full of fibre, protein, and good fats.  Continue reading

Effortless Banana, Oat, & Vanilla Protein Cookies!

Oh.My.God! These cookies!

These cookies are so unbelievably delicious!

They are bursting with goodness, and they are so so simple to make, so effortless, that we’ve made them about 2-3 times this week already! They have wholesome ingredients that not only make them taste great but also provide nourishment.

It’s safe to say they’re pretty awesome.

Effortless Banana, Oat, & Vanilla Protein Cookies

You get such incredible sweetness from the bananas with a delicious texture from the oats, plus some delicious plump raisins or sour cherries to make it even more moorish.

This is definitely one of those cookies that you can have for breakfast, with absolutely no guilt whatsoever.

No added sugar, high in protein, fibre, and good fats.  Continue reading

Top Tips: My Secrets of How To Sleep Like a Baby!

One of the most frustrating things in life is tossing and turning in bed, trying to will yourself to sleep, and counting down how many hours of sleep you’ll get if you could just.fall.asleep.now.

So so annoying! It definitely does not equate to a happy and early rise.

Lately, I’ve been able to sleep like a baby. As soon as I my head hits the pillow, I’m drifting off into a deep and delicious sleep. Hasn’t always been that way though, trust me, and it’s not magic either. There are definitely a few tricks I use to make sure I’m not driving myself crazy while staring ate ceiling awake in bed.

Photo 31-07-2015 18 13 13

Stretch before going to bed

Honestly, this is my favourite one.

Not only does it mean I’m giving my muscles some TLC after a long day, but it also means my mind is focused and calm, as holding deep stretches for a certain period of time requires controlled breathing, which really relaxes me.  Continue reading

Game-Changing Savoury Oatmeal

This is my new pièce de résistance breakfast.

It’s one of those impressive deals that actually is super simple to make but makes you look like a domestic goddess who knows what she (or he) is doing.

Spelt Oat Savoury Oatmeal

Everyone knows about sweet porridges.

People have their favourite ways to eat it, be it with some simple butter, sugar, or banana. But when it comes to savoury porridges, people are none the wiser!

Most have never even tried it, or thought it was even an option, even though they grew up on the stuff!  Continue reading

Rainbow Fruit Smoothie

I just loved this smoothie.

I mean, just look at it! It’s a rainbow in a jar. Can’t get much prettier than that!

The idea for this actually came from a stand in the streets of Marrakech. It was a single window, with no sign, and there was one man in there dishing out layered smoothies, and it was absolutely amazing. If you look at this old post and scroll down, you’ll see a picture of said stall!

Rainbow Fruit Smoothie

Also, it tastes incredible. You get this delicious sweetness from the fruit and the dates, and you’ve still got some hidden greenery in there from the spinach.

It’s the perfect smoothie to trick kids into drinking some greens, especially if they tend to be averse to a fully blown green smoothie. This way, it looks fun and playful, and they’ll be none the wiser. Though its not just for kids! I drank every last drop of this and loved every minute of it.  Continue reading

Chocolate Courgette (Zucchini) Muffins with Passionfruit Frosting

I’ve never been a huge chocolate muffin fan. I’ve always leaned more towards the blueberry kind, but I must say these might just have converted me.

That’s because these. are. delicious.

It’s fact.

Courgette Zucchini Chocolate Muffins

How do I even explain? The tart sweetness of the passionfruit is perfect to cut through the dark chocolatey-ness of the muffins. They’re moist and tender, and the flavours are just spot on.

You can’t even taste the veg, but it’s in there, giving you that extra bit of goodness and lending moisture and texture to the muffin.  Continue reading

Vegan Savoury Superfood Chickpea Pancakes

I’ve had many sweet pancakes in my life, so I thought it was about time to change it up a bit and have it with something savoury.

Growing up we used to have savoury pancakes that used to be more a cross between a pancake and a crepe. The batter was yellow-y, and we rolled it and filled it with mince meat

This one is actually not very much like my childhood ones at all, especially since it’s vegan. But the idea is the same, to have a super filling, high protein pancake.

Savoury Chickpea Pancakes

This recipe is vegan not just because I wanted it to be, but also because it just, well, is. Since the chickpea flour is rather high in protein and quite sticky, it doesn’t need any eggs or such to hold it together with the veggies. It’s pretty magical actually!

I don’t feel like this is too “beans-y”, but I do love my beans. Matt, who isn’t as huge a fan of beans as I am, had no complaints and didn’t even notice it was chickpea flour, so I guess it’s down to personal taste really.

If you do eat eggs, some poached or soft boiled eggs would go beautifully here!  Continue reading

Sunny Spelt & Oat Passionfruit Porridge

Oatmeal can warm up any cold morning, but sometimes I feel like having oats even when it isn’t cold and rainy outside.

When the sun is shining, I want my breakfast to reflect that, and this bowl of goodness definitely does. It’s bright and sunny, with the flavours being warming enough to eat in the cold but also perfectly suiting that bright and warming morning sunlight that I love so much.

Oat and Spelt Porridge

To change it up from everyday porridge, we’re using spelt. It’s deliciously nutty and gives this sunny porridge a change from the normal, plain oat porridge.

I also love the speckles of vanilla that run through the porridge, so if you can’t find vanilla powder try and use some fresh vanilla pods. It makes such a difference, I promise!  Continue reading