I remember when I was a kid in Scotland, watching my Grandad eat hot English mustard with a teaspoon and not even blinking an eye... I tried that a few times and ended up with tears and nose streaming. However growing up with that as a staple item at the dining table meant I have a fondness for spicy condiments. Recently I had this amazing salad in Dallas with a horseradish vinaigrette so I decided to make up my own version now that I'm back in Perth - it turned out to be creamy concoction that went wonderfully with autumn vegetables!
Unlike traditional sweets, most raw desserts are nutrient dense so a little goes a long way which is perfect for a guilt free treat that is good for the body! Most raw cheesecakes however are a nut based which is fantastic, but sometimes it can get a little heavy for the system so here's one which is nut free, delicious and decadent.
It is super easy to make. All you need a food processor a good blender. The filling is made from a combination of mainly dates and avocados, both being high in nutrients and offering an array of health benefits.
I thought I would share my thoughts and process with food and how I have learn through trial and error how to take care of my body. I have eaten meat in the past and even though sometimes I get hysterical when I see bacon, especially if my friends are teasing me and waving it in my face, I don't have a problem with meat eaters. Everyone has to find the diet that is good for their optimum health and wellbeing, but it certainly doesn't hurt to broaden ones mind and try new things!
Making a choice to be a vegetarian/vegan sometimes isn't the easiest thing. It's a process. Some people grown up that way and have no problems, others making up their minds and stick to it, but for a lot of people, the thought and intent is there, but actually doing it is the hard part.
"I am not what happened to me,
I am what I choose to become"
Carl Gustave Jung
I'm Binny, a full time Bikram Yoga teacher and studio owner that lives in Perth, Australia.
I started this blog to share the things I love the best in the world: being healthy and happy, food (especially raw), yoga, traveling and most importantly, learning how to love and be true to myself.
I suffered from severe digestive problems when I was younger, being gluten and lactose intolerant, and developed compartment syndrome and fibromyalgia in my teens. I have lived with constant pain for over 16 years now.
Over the past 10 years, I've shifted to a mainly plant based diet and realised that being well and healthy is a way of life. I have been teaching Bikram yoga since 2011, in the US and Australia. Due to my health issues I've also had a lot of bodywork done as well as explored alternative therapies.
I've become much more aware of myself as a result of all this - physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Right now I love my life. In my career I love what I do and I do what I love. I have traveled to some amazing places around the world and made lifelong friends. In between working and traveling, I cook up a storm in the kitchen, especially raw desserts, spend time with the people I love the best, which now includes a yoga husband, a mini yogini Estell, and our dog! I try to listen to my body the best I can.
I truly believe that we all have the power and the capabilities to heal our own bodies, to nourish the spirit and seek our own happiness and life's purpose. This my journey...