Oct 25, 2013

You'll never guess what these cookies are made of...

Not too long ago, I told you guys about how I have gone vegan since April 2013... and how it justified part of my dissapearing act of many months from Swirl & Scramble. During this time of living off a non-animal based diet (yes, I survived and am still alive! Doing great thank you!!), I've been enjoying a lot of savoury dishes but haven't explored the sweet side as much.  Having always been a very traditional baker (read: eggs & butter!!) I had no idea how to approach vegan sweets. I've certainly read all sorts of recipes, but was never motivated to test them out. That was until.......

Oct 20, 2013

Kale, Lentils & Butternut Squash

And here is a second act from our dear friends kale & parsley. I was stuck with some leftovers from the other day and needed to make yet another vibrantly tasty and healthy salad (if I may say so myself!). This time however, a little heartier (with the addition of lentils) and roasted butternut squash, giving it a nice seasonal pop of colour. Add a dash of cumin for a flavour boost and some depth before sealing it all together with extra virgin olive oil and a squeeze of lemon

Oct 17, 2013

Magic Kale Salad

I am not one to follow trends, but for once I am going to tell you: yes, do believe the hype around kale! This curly, crunchy uber-nutritious leafy green has been all the rave for the last two years or so, and it indeed is one super hero of a vegetable that I have welcomed into my kitchen with open arms! It is just too freakin' delicious! I consume it in all different sorts of ways, and one is in my magic kale salad.

Oct 13, 2013

Hungry Monkey Granola

Woo oh my, it has been a WHILE that I haven't swirled and scrambled, hasn't it... What else is there to say other then that my life has been busy (in a good way!) and a couple of things have changed- including my diet... believe it or not, but....*drum rolls*...I have gone...*drum rolls*....v....e....g....no not vegetarian. I've gone vegan! It's been a little over six months now that I've stopped consuming animal products. It all has to do with a trip to Jamaica earlier this year, where I decided to experience my trip eating at "Rastaurants"- basically where Rastas eat.