Hi, Wild Heart!
I’m sure you’ve heard the hype about fructose by now. High fructose corn syrup! Fructose ruins your liver! Fructose—run!
“But, wait,” you wonder, “what about…fruit?”
Yep, fruit—nature’s beautiful, natural source of fructose—do we need to worry about that too?
In short, no! And I’ll tell you why…
Studies have linked liver problems only to “industrial fructose” […]
Hi, Wild Heart!
Hey Smoothie-Loving Mamas!
I know you’re as smart as you are sexy, so I’m sure it’s no surprise that fruit and vegetables are some of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.
Like many of you, I love smoothies! After learning about green smoothies just seven sweet years ago and incorporating them into my life (and […]
Do you buy organic?
We’ve all heard the rumors that this organic thing is just a phase. A way for big businesses to squeeze even more money out of health-conscious consumers like us.
So, is it true? Is organic just a phase? Are we wasting our money on products with this trendy label? Or is it […]
Hey Wild Hearts,
I’ve been vegan for 14 years (and vegetarian for 24), and I get most of my calories from fruit.
I love that Elephant Journal posted this article I wrote for them about the health benefits of fructose. Although I share my personal experience here this is not just the benefits I’ve experienced, this is […]
The last time I dieted I was 17.
I had no idea what I was doing and no education at all on how to eat, even though I was just weeks from finishing 15 years of school and 15 years of dance training.
No one told me how to be healthy—only how to be skinny.
I despised […]
Many of you know already that I love fruit. That’s where I get most of my calories. Same goes for my family.
And as you’ve seen in my before and after photos, all that fruit and all those extra calories are definitely not making me fat.
What’s going on? Science can tell us…
Researchers added three apples or pears to […]
On the left: Me at 21 years old. I didn’t keep any photo’s of me at my ‘worst’. But I was (many times) up to 13 kgs over my ideal weight, sick and uncomfortable and I sure didn’t glow.
On the right: Me and my daughter August 2016. I’m 35 years old, thriving and glowing […]
Did you use to love toffee apples? They were so good! Here is a really yummy, fun and nourishing alternative that the whole family can enjoy together as a meal, a dessert or a snack. This is a really great activity to do with your kids.
4 Organic Apples on skewers
1/2 cup dates
3 Tb melted coconut […]
Hey Healthy Hottie!
IKR. YUM! Are you ready for a new and life enhancing experience?
Here are the super simple ingredients:
1 cup coconut water
2 cups raw cashews
1/4 of a small avocado
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
3 medium zucchinis
chilli paste to taste
Super Simple Instructions:
1. Spiralize zucchinis to make the noodles.
2. In a […]
As you all know, I love fruit—and so does my family. You probably know, too, that fruit is rich in fiber and antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties and may be linked to cancer prevention.
So, is it possible to overdo it?
Let’s explore that.
Some medical and health professionals have expressed concerns about the sugar contained in […]
Hi, Wild Heart!
I know you care about the environment. Every compassionate, caring person loves our Mother Earth, and every concerned citizen of this world is worried about the growing threat of climate change.
Climate change is a menace to our planet, our animals and—you may not know—our bodies.
Chronic disease is the leading cause of death […]
Did you know that a solid half of all menstruating women experience cramps? (Dysmenorrhea, if you want to get medical.)
Since transitioning to a plant-based diet, however, I have not been one of them.
My period is three to four days long and totally pain free. While menstruating, I experience what I’d describe as a […]
Hey Wild One,
Are you not sure what to do with kale? How about quinoa? Here’s a super yummy and simple idea for you.
For the salad:
4 cups kale
1/2 cup butternut squash, chopped into small cubes
1/2 cup quinoa
1/2 cup chickpeas
For the dressing:
1 ripe avocado
1/4 tablespoon tamari
Squeeze of lime
Before realizing I was gluten-intolerant, I ate oats for breakfast every day for about eight years straight. I loved it! But it was ruining my body and my well-being.
You see, not only are oats manufactured usually on equipment with wheat products but oats can be cross-reactive for those who are gluten intolerant like myself, […]
Welcome back to my recipes page!
Have you tried Kale Chips yet? When done well they’re so good! And they’re as healthy as they are delicious.
I’ve added a super quick cooked version and a slower more nourishing raw version. Both Yummy, both plant-based, vegan.
2 bunches of kale
2 1/4 cups cashews, soaked for […]
The information I’m about to share with you is the product of half a lifetime of learning. I hope it will bring you the same health, wellness and sexy body it brought me! 😉
I’ve been meat-free for 24 years and vegan for 14, and my daughter has been vegan since she was conceived, […]
Hey Vibrant You!
Want to know what every single cell in your body is craving—every single day?
Want to know what humans used to get in abundance in their diets (we’re talking 10,000 milligrams daily) and now, with a modern Standard American Diet, are sorely lacking (3,000 milligrams daily, and that’s if you’re lucky)?
Want to know […]
Hey Healthy Mama!
So listen. We tend to assume that anything that’s natural is safe, and that anything that can be found in food is automatically natural.
Case in point: calcium supplements.
I’d like bring your attention to a few flaws in that reasoning, and hopefully get you better informed on the true nature of these “natural” supplements…
In short, […]
Eggs are a hot topic for vegan, plant-based or generally conscious mamas, so I want to take some time to weigh in on it today.
Are you on the fence about whether or not to keep eggs in your (and your family’s) diet? Wondering how the egg industry treats its laying hens? Trying to […]
A lot of you have been asking me about natural ways to heal or prevent arthritis, so that’s what I want to share with you today.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects millions of people—including, as you may already know, me. It can be a disfiguring disease, requiring (we’ve been led to […]
Take a seat—this is a tough topic today.
Ever heard of “wastage”?
According to the horse racing industry, this is a word for withdrawing horses prematurely from racing.
That definition is sugarcoating an ugly truth.
In reality, “wastage” refers to sending horses to slaughter once they stop making money for their owners.
“Only 300 in every 1000 [thoroughbred] […]
Hey Wild One,
The last low fat, weight reducing hot chips recipe I posted was a massive hit so I wanted to share this healthier alternative to hot chips (fries) with you too. It’s made with eggplant and it’s really nice! Especially with this sauce. Yowsers! Yum!
Eggplants are low fat and nutrient dense, a great food […]
Hey Sexy Mama,
Ever heard of Dr. Kempner? No? Well remember that name, because more than 60 years ago he treated more than 18,000 patients with one simple diet.
He originally designed his dietary cure as a treatment for kidney failure and high blood pressure. (Remember, these diagnoses were far more serious in those days.) Patients […]
Hey Wild Heart,
I dined at an Indian restaurant in Far North Queensland a couple years ago with some family and friends, that was the first time I’d seen how awesome roasted cauliflower can look. Wow! It’s like a cruelty-free roast as a centerpiece for the table, it looked extravagant, super simple to make and so […]
Hey Healthy Hottie,
How good is a nice warm soup?!
The ultimate nurturing food for warmth and comfort. I love it. I could eat soup every day in winter and be so happy.
Here is my current favourite soup recipe that I had regularly in my kitchen last winter.
8 medium size carrots, rinsed and sliced
I used to see slim people and assume it meant they were lucky, blessed with a fast metabolism.
I thought the fact that I had an average, plump body must mean I was an average human. This is where my self-esteem was linked to my weight, and it trapped me.
I would listen to skinny friends […]
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, […]
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!)
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!!
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 […]
Hi Wild One,
I think this salad is pretty sexy, it’s sure simple and it is so darned delicious!
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
1. Arrange the sliced tomatoes evenly […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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!
1 large bunch of asparagus, […]