Month: June 2015

Courgette pasta with spicy avocado sauce

Courgettes have recently become my new love and I really enjoy replacing pasta dishes with them. Thanks to that I no longer feel tired and lethargic after the meal. What are the benefits of eating courgettes? They are rich in magnesium and potassium, helping balance the blood pressure, and also the immune system boosting vitamin C. If you are watching your weight, you may want to know that courgettes have a high water content and are very low in calories. One more reason to get a bunch of these and include them in your diet! Substituting pasta with courgettes is very simple; you can eat it raw or slightly steamed, and add various sauces to it. Even though I have been making this pasta for a while now, I can’t believe that I still haven’t got around to buying a vegetable spiralizer to be able to make spaghetti! Oh well, for those of you who are the lucky owners of one, use that. Those of you who are like me and don’t own a spiralizer, …

Clean Beauty Wishlist #1

I have never been one of those girls who have flawless skin no matter what – I am the exact opposite. I suffer from eczema, which sometimes gets really serious and unfortunately it always appears on my face, which makes it even harder for me. But since I’m using natural face products on a daily basis I noticed a huge improvement in the condition of my skin. I have always been looking for gentle and eczema friendly products in the pharmacy but they were far from perfect – the majority of them was causing skin irritation, had an intense scent or some chemicals which were making my condition even worse. And then Ewelina came to the rescue, introducing me to natural beauty products and this is something I will be forever grateful for. Probably my bank account is not as happy because these cosmetics are more expensive than the drugstore ones but I believe they are worth every penny. Speaking of which, I prepared a wish list of clean beauty products, as there is still a …

Raw chocolate and chia seeds power bites

I can’t live without chocolate so having learned to make my own raw treats has been a breakthrough for me last month! And so much better on my pocket 🙂 Do you know that feeling when you are at work and it approaches about 4pm, and you need a little treat to pick you up? I definitely do and my go-to treat has recently been a Nakd raw bar. They are yummy, however I want to know exactly what’s in my food if I eat it regularly and ‘natural flavouring’ always worries me, as I don’t know what companies mean by that! Why can’t they just say exactly which flavouring they used? One of my first attempts at making raw treats were delicious Chocolate Orange Cookies from nutriliciousliving blog. They came out so yummy and full of natural flavour! Since then, I became addicted to testing my own recipes and replacing store bought treats with homemade. I decided to create energy bites, with raw cocoa (my favourite), maca and chia seeds to provide me with …