After a long day at work, crafting a healthy meal may not sound exciting, but realistically, this is when we need quality nutrition the most. Energy levels and stress hormones should be taken care of through a proper, nourishing dinner and the good news is, it doesn’t need to be tricky. So, thanks to Sami Bloom, we have some great tips and tricks to save you time in the kitchen, making sure that by 7pm you aren’t reaching for fast food delivery apps or just settling for toast.
We all lead extremely busy lives and for so many health reasons, breakfast is one of the most important meals of our day. However, brekky can become particularly tricky if you’re trying to be healthy and /or cutting back on sugar, wheat and dairy etc. So when it comes to finding healthy (but still very delicious) brekky substitutes, we decided to put our heads together and compile a summarised list (because we all love a summary) of the breakfasts we should consistently eat to give us loads of energy, help us keep a balanced diet and enable us to feel strong and ready to take on the day, every day…
October has crept up on us and that means Halloween has too! Here at Cali, we know that usually means knock ‘n’ run and a lot of sugar… for the kids at least! So we thought it would be a cool idea to test out a pumpkin pie smoothie recipe by Honestly Nourished to see if it could curb that sweet tooth craving while keeping the Halloween spirit alive.
Well peeps, the verdict is in and we’re happy to announce it’s simply delicious! Since we loved it so much, Cali will be offering our own take on the Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for a limited time across all cafes as of this Saturday! But just in case you can’t make it in to grab one, we’ve popped the recipe down below. Enjoy!
Out of all the meal options available to us, here at Cali we think there are few that make mouths water more than a delicious, juicy burger. Whether it’s a sweet little slider or a beast with the lot, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love a good burger. At Cali, we also love our veggies – like a lot! So when we were asked if we thought we could find a veggie burger that didn’t make us feel like we were missing out on the meat, we jumped at the challenge! And, lo and behold, we found it!… “The Beet Burger”, discovered over at one of our favourite foodie blogs “Green Kitchen Stories”. So here’s the recipe for Cali’s recommendation for the ultimate kind of guilt free veggie burger.
Holy cow! If you like chocolate, you’ll love this recipe thanks to This Rawsome Vegan Life.
Imagine a mega awesome, super chocolate party in your mouth that results in an excellent, ethereal sense of wellbeing… this recipe is it. Don’t worry if that sounds too intense – you can handle it. You’re stronger than you think… Like an ant lifting 5,000 times it’s body weight.
This recipe uses the secret ingredient of cacao butter instead of coconut oil for the liquid centre and we love it! The cacao plant gives us endless delicious food options, with a host of nutritional benefits… just listen to this guy rave about the godly benefits and you’ll be a chocoholic for life!
So, what makes this My New Roots mac ‘n’ tease recipe so good? It’s vegan! Not one speck of cheese or milk or butter or cream in sight. Nope. Instead the delectable sauce is a winning combination of roasted butternut squash, garlic, creamy butter beans, and cheesy nutritional yeast. Although not exactly like the cheese sauce of yore, it is still completely smooth, creamy, rich, and deeply satisfying when combined with fat noodles and the most amazing non-breadcrumb-topping made out of sunflower seeds. That’s right.
Now this is certainly a warm and spicy soup for the soul which is perfect for winter. We’re big fans of the blog Love and Lemons authored by Austin based husband and wife Jeanie and Jack who often complete their delectable recipes with a squeeze of lemon (hence the name). Their recipes are mostly vegetarian (although they aren’t entirely themselves) and their cookbook ‘The Love and Lemons’ was released at the end of March.
For a long time now, the team at Cali Press have seriously admired the work of the incredible little family that makes up Green Kitchen Stories. When David and Luise aren’t busy working, or taking care of their beautiful daughter, they are in the kitchen, cooking up a storm and coming up with super tasty, healthy and simple vegetarian recipes only using natural ingredients. It didn’t come as a surprise when they were announced the winners of Saveur’s ‘Best Food Blog Awards’ a few years ago.