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    The Hardest part of Being Vegan (has nothing to do with food).

The Hardest part of Being Vegan (has nothing to do with food).

By |October 18th, 2016|

Hey gorgeous!
I know, for anyone who isn’t yet vegan, this lifestyle can seem out of reach. We’ve been raised to eat animal flesh, and most of us are addicted to it. We’re so used to it that changing our diet may seem impossible. 
But, being vegan is easy!
Trust me. After a few weeks of experimenting, […]

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    Want to Dip your Toes in the Vegan Pool? Here’s How to Start Eating One Vegan Meal a Day (you Won’t Want to Stop!)

Want to Dip your Toes in the Vegan Pool? Here’s How to Start Eating One Vegan Meal a Day (you Won’t Want to Stop!)

By |October 18th, 2016|

Are you trying to transition to eating healthier? Good for you, Mama!
I’m going to give you three easy and fun ways to incorporate healthier meals and snacks into your day. 
I’ll start by showing you some simple examples. All you have to do is pick which meal of the day you want to try to […]

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    How Children can enjoy Parties without all the Junk: 3 Tips for Healthy Mamas & Papas.

How Children can enjoy Parties without all the Junk: 3 Tips for Healthy Mamas & Papas.

By |October 13th, 2016|

 

 

I am so excited to see my article published in the amazing elephant journal. I’ve been following them for years so to be writing for them is a real compliment to my work. Thanks everyone for reading my posts and sharing your parenting experiences, without you I wouldn’t have had anyone to write for […]

Wild Mushroom Pho- Vegan

By |October 13th, 2016|

 

 

Hey Wild One,

Do you have any mushroom lovers in your family? I sure do. My daughter Ever really loves them raw, so she eats while I cook this. I love pho and I love mushrooms, especially wild ones, if you do too then you’re in for a real treat. A flavour sensation that is […]

Grilled Wraps- Vegan

By |October 7th, 2016|

 

 

Hey Lovely,

Welcome to another delicious, simple and nourishing meal that your whole family can make together, and enjoy together. This is a really great one to gets the kids participating in the creation process and they’ll more likely eat it because they made what they love, with love while connecting with who they love. […]

3 Top Tips for Handling Parties with Vegan Kids

By |October 4th, 2016|

 

Recently, Ever and I went to a non-vegan kids’ party for a family member’s second beautiful birthday. If you were following our Instagram stories on @wilddonnawild or her Instagram, @plantbasedkid, you would have seen videos of Ever at the kids’ table during cake time, enjoying eating with the others.
So, you may be wondering: What does a plant based […]

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    Does your Child Put Inanimate Objects in their Mouth? Here’s How to Stop It.

Does your Child Put Inanimate Objects in their Mouth? Here’s How to Stop It.

By |October 3rd, 2016|

My friend’s son Tommy calls out, “Mum, Alex has a marble in his mouth.”
His Mum looks at Alex to see that he’s actually blue in the face and can’t breathe, as the marble is jammed in his throat.
How many times have you been talking to a friend when she reaches down to swiftly remove objects […]

Buddha Bowl- Vegan

By |September 30th, 2016|

 

Hey Wild One,

Have you tried a Buddha Bowl before?

If you don’t know what it is, don’t worry because you are about to find out.

It’s so good!!

Simple Ingredients:

2 cup black or red rice
4 cups water
4 tablespoons tamari
3 baby bok choy
2 handfuls of Brussels sprouts (unless you can’t stand them and then […]

Tomato Salad- Vegan

By |September 28th, 2016|

 

Hi Wild One,

I think this salad is pretty sexy, it’s sure simple and it is so darned delicious!

Simple Ingredients:

4 large ripe organic tomatoes, thin sliced
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh basil
4 organic kalamata olives pitted and chopped
3 tablespoons vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Simple Instructions:

1. Arrange the sliced tomatoes evenly […]

Ceasar Pasta Salad- Vegan

By |September 19th, 2016|

 

Hi Compassionate One,

Are you wanting more healthy pasta variations to add to your cooking repertoire?

Welcome back for another delicious, nourishing and simple recipe!

Here is something a little different, super nourishing, full of flavour and so simple to make!

Simple Ingredients:

1 packet of buckwheat pasta (or other gluten free pasta)
1 cup organic cherry tomatoes, […]

Soaked Oats- Vegan

By |September 14th, 2016|

Hey Beautiful Friend,

 

I mentioned in one of my recent recipes that I once ate oats for breakfast for 8 years straight. Here is why! Lol. This recipe in SO good!

 

If you are gluten intolerant (as I now admit that I am, I stopped eating this for breakfast 8 years ago, now I eat fruit […]

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    3 Simple Ways to Stop your Child’s Hitting, Biting and Scratching.

3 Simple Ways to Stop your Child’s Hitting, Biting and Scratching.

By |September 13th, 2016|

Does your child hit?
What if we’re confusing them—and that’s why they hit?
We teach them, “Thou shalt not kill,” “Do unto others,” “Love thy neighbour.” 
But then we tell them, “Now eat that animal—it’s not like that animal over there that you can cuddle, because I said so. 
And we say, “I can hit that girl because she’s a […]

Pineapple Cheesecake Ice Blocks- Vegan

By |September 8th, 2016|

 

Hey Wildling,

Welcome to another super simple, divinely delicious recipe!

Here goes, cover your children’s eyes or they might not have the patience to let this one freeze!

Simple Ingredients:

2 cups fresh organic pineapple (any fruit of choice) chopped into chunks
1 ripe banana  (ideally black spotted, they’re sweeter and better for digestion)
1 cup cashews, soaked […]

Asparagus Soup – Vegan

By |September 6th, 2016|

Hey Beauty,

I love sharing recipes with you, I find the entire process so enjoyable! This creation has been no different and I’m super happy with the result here in my friend’s gorgeous kitchen, using much of the ingredients from her garden. Ahh, plant-based living is such a pleasure!

Simple Ingredients:

1 large bunch of asparagus, […]

Pecan Pie- raw

By |September 6th, 2016|

 

Oh hey there Compassionate One!

So you like Pecan Pie to hey? Who doesn’t? Yum!

Super Simple Ingredients

 Crust:

400 grams dried white mulberries
300 grams pitted dates

Cream:

1 cup soaked raw cashews (pre-soak the night before)
Half a cup of coconut water
Half cup freshly pitted dates
Half teaspoon of cinnamon

Filling:

3 chopped apples
half cup […]

Artichoke Dip YUMAZING! Vegan

By |September 6th, 2016|

 

Hey Healthy Hottie,

I love artichokes. We all know that they belong on pizza but imagine a dip! YUM!!!!

I’m excited to share with you this delicious and simple plant-based dip recipe!

Simple Ingredients:

1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
1 1/4 cups vegan mayonnaise
1/4 cup water
1 can of artichoke hearts, rinsed (to get the excess […]

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    I’ve joined loads of healthy FB groups- and I’m still fat!

I’ve joined loads of healthy FB groups- and I’m still fat!

By |September 3rd, 2016|

Facebook groups can be great. We all need support.

 

I’ve followed this lifestyle for much of my life, and I still need support when it comes to my and my family’s changing needs. I still study daily to keep up-to-date with what leading health professionals are saying in order to best look after my immediate […]

Blueberry Lemonade- Raw Vegan

By |September 2nd, 2016|

 

Hey Wild Heart,

Did you love the taste of fresh homemade lemonade growing up? It’s not a common thing here in Australia but as much of my family lives in the United States I have been exposed to its deliciousness and homeliness.

So here is a little twist on that. The taste of fresh homemade lemonade infused with fruit […]

Granola- Gluten Free

By |August 31st, 2016|

 

Hey Wild One.

 
Are you gluten intolerant? Or do you feel you prefer recipes without wheat or gluten?
 

Before realising I was gluten intolerant I ate oats for breakfast every day for around 8 years straight. I loved it! But it was ruining my body, my well-being, and my natural beauty. Having to make and finally […]

Mango Tart- Raw Vegan

By |August 29th, 2016|

Hey Beauty,

 

Do you love mangoes? Me too! 

 

Here is a surprisingly simple recipe that is super fun to make with the family. Get them onboard and get messy!

 

Super simple Ingredients:

 

Base:

1 cup of coconut flour

1 cup of almond flour

1 cup pitted Medjool dates packed

 

Cream:

400 ml of coconut milk (left in fridge the night before making this […]

Banana Pancakes- Vegan

By |August 17th, 2016|

 

Hey Wild One,

Well, I never met a person who didn’t like pancakes! So, I thought I’d best make a batch that is not just delicious but nourishing and share it with you to enjoy with your family.

Anything healthy, low fat and plant-based you can eat in abundance! Eat as many as you wish and […]

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    Want to know what to eat to make your skin glow and eyes sparkle?

Want to know what to eat to make your skin glow and eyes sparkle?

By |August 16th, 2016|

Has your skin been dull or itchy or pimply?

Before embarking on a plant-based diet I had been vegan for 8 years already (if you’re not sure of the difference between plant based and vegan click HERE) and I had been vegetarian/meat-free for 18 years. The lady who got me started on plant-based via green […]

The best sources of plant based protein- Vegan

By |August 15th, 2016|

“Where will she get her protein?”

“How do I know it’s enough protein?”

“Is there enough protein in a Plant Based diet?”
Hi Plant Based Mamma,
The belief that protein from animal is required, is the reason that diseases among humans are increasing. Bold statement? Well, contrary to popular belief the human body requires only very small amounts of protein. According to […]

Lemon Pepper Falafel- Vegan

By |August 14th, 2016|

 

Good morning PBM! (Plant Based Mum!)

Have you ever tried making falafel? We’re going to make a really yummy, simple, healthy option that the whole family can enjoy.

So often the pure little beings in our families just want simple foods, their pallets are cleaner than ours are as adults and that is absolutely perfect. It’s […]

There’s No Such Thing as a Fussy Eater. Here’s Why.

By |August 12th, 2016|

Let’s look into this question: What makes a fussy eater, and how can you support your child(ren) to eat a variety of nourishing foods.
 
My Story
I’ll begin with my own testimonial of my daughter’s current appetite and habits. Ever Love is a little over two years old as I write this. She has always had […]

Low Fat Mac and Cheese- Plant Based Vegan

By |August 10th, 2016|

 

Do you have any Mac and Cheese lovers in your house?

Well, now you know how to keep your cheese-loving family satisfied and nourished all at once, how cool are you, you Plant Based Mama you.

This recipe isn’t ‘open pack and put in microwave’ type simple but it’s still simple enough to compete!

Simple Ingredients:

2 […]

Chocolate Brownie- Raw Vegan

By |August 8th, 2016|

Hey Plant Based Mama!

Feel like chocolate? ;p

Every Monday I take challenges on FB and bring them to life here. Today’s surprisingly simple challenge was to make “A decadent chocolate brownie that I’ll have no guilt eating”.

And here they are so that you can make them yourself! This recipe is so easy you can make […]

Tripple Threat Mushroom Soup- Vegan

By |August 3rd, 2016|

 

Is there anything better than a warm soup in Winter?

Plant-based soups are super easy, quick to make and done well they can be so yummy!

If you love soup and you love mushrooms then darling are you in for a treat!
Warming 3 mushroom Soup

Simple Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups chestnut mushrooms, quartered
1 1/2 cups portobello […]

What is a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet?

By |August 2nd, 2016|

Hey Plant Based Mama to be 🙂

A whole foods plant based diet is a diet based on fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes; and it excludes or minimizes meat (including chicken and fish), dairy products, and eggs, as well as highly refined foods like bleached flour, refined sugar, and oil.

So you may also be wondering then what […]

My top 3 tips for weight loss on a plant based diet

By |July 26th, 2016|

By now you might have heard about the great success people have with losing weight while on the vegan diet.

But you may be wondering: Does it really work for the long term? Are there any “insider secrets” you need to know to not only lose the weight but to maintain it as well? Are there […]

How do I know if my family is getting all the nutrients that they need?

By |July 24th, 2016|

 

How do I know if my family is getting all the nutrients that they need?

Does this question resonate with you? How about this…

Are they getting enough Protein? Calcium? B12?

Imagine right now how it would feel to know with absolute certainty that your kids, partner and beautiful you are getting all the nutrients that you […]

Are Mono Meals Healthy for Kids?

By |July 20th, 2016|

Hey Plant Based Mama,

I shared a blog recently with you on Mono Meals. Incase you missed it, a mono meal is one food per meal i.e a whole meal of watermelon. Now doesn’t that sound like paradise? I’ve established that it’s healthy for adults but is it healthy for kids? I’ll explain to you in detail below […]

Can a plant based, vegan diet provide B12?

By |July 20th, 2016|

Hey pretty Mama,

 

Are you concerned about whether you and your family will get enough B12 in your diet now that you’re wanting to eat more fruit and vegetables and less meat, dairy and eggs? Perfect. Let me share with you some things that I have learned from my 24 years of meat free living, […]

Why do I need help to go plant based, vegan?

By |July 14th, 2016|

I can go vegan on my own, why do I need your help?

You sure can do this on your own. I had to. I went vegan 14 years ago when I had met two vegans in my whole life and one of those vegans I had met that day (and then dated for the […]

GLASS NOODLE SALAD- Vegan

By |July 13th, 2016|

This is a great option to take to a picnic or to work because the longer you leave it sit, the more tasty it gets as the glass noodles soak up the dressing.

Here is the recipe…
COLD GLASS NOODLE SALAD (Serves 3)

 

Ingredients:
150g glass noodles
½ medium cabbage, shredded
2 medium carrots, peeled & shredded
1 red bell pepper, […]

Hiyayakko- Vegan

By |July 13th, 2016|

HIYAYAKKO Serves 1

Ingredients:

1 block of silken tofu, drained (organic, non-GMO)
1 tbsp. ginger, grated
1 tbsps. tamari

Instructions:
Place the tofu upside down on a plate. Slice into 5 slices. Sprinkle the ginger on top. Drizzle soy sauce over the top. Serve. Simple. 🙂
The tofu will take on the flavours you’ve placed on top. My 2-year-old daughter could very […]

My Best Tip on How to get Discounted fruit and vegetables

By |July 12th, 2016|

Hey beautiful Mama,

So you want cheap or free produce? Who doesn’t right?
Many towns around the world have local farmer markets in order for people to get access to affordable, organic, locally grown food. If you haven’t been to your local farmer market and are blessed enough to be near one (I have 3 a […]

Popiah Recipe – Vegan

By |July 11th, 2016|

MALAYSIAN POPIAH Kind of 🙂 (1 Roll / Serving)

Ingredients:
2 large spring roll wrap
1 cup (75g) sweet turnip, shredded
1/2 cup (21g) carrots, shredded
4 tbsps. (20g) corn kernals (fresh)
2 tbsp. Peanuts, crushed (optional)

Instructions:

Place one spring roll wrap flat. Fill generously with the remaining ingredients. Feel free to add any sauce of choice at this point also- […]

Healthy. Low Fat. Potato Chip Recipe- Vegan

By |July 10th, 2016|

Hey Mama 🙂

I have to say, if you have ever underestimated the healthy properties of a potato then look up these two things:

 

1. The Starch Solution- Current day, world renowned Dr recommends a diet based on starches. In this book you will learn that carbohydrates are family not enemy.

 

2. The Potato Diet- for centuries […]

What is a mono meal? And why should I try it?

By |July 9th, 2016|

Hey pretty lady,

You may have been hearing the term Mono Meal recently. What it is is one food per meal i.e a whole meal of watermelon. Now doesn’t that sound like paradise? I assure you it is.

Some common examples of mono eating are:
Eating watermelon and only watermelon for breakfast.
Eating nothing but mangoes for dinner […]