My favourite Food Channels on YouTube

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I’ll admit, I’m completed addicted to YouTube. I can spend hours online just browsing my favourite channels or watching to those recommended videos (YouTube’s recommendations are more often than not spot on!). So today I decided to share here a few channels I’m constantly watching. I hope you guys like them as much as I like.

Clean and Delicious – By Dani Spies


Dani is a health, wellness and weight loss coach. Her channel is full of delicious and easy to make recipes, advocating the clean way of eating (no nasty ingredients and using whole foods). Every now and then she publishes something paleo friendly, gluten free, and low carb too.
I love the way she presents her recipes and also her friendly personality on video. You can find more recipes on her blog www.cleananddelicious.com.

Bondi Harvest – By Guy Turland

Bondi Harvest is presented by Guy Turland, a very talented Australian chef. His recipes are all based on good quality ingredients, with plenty of vegetables, healthy stuff, and sometimes paleo-ish dishes. Another thing I love about this channel is the Australian lifestyle very well represented by Guy. He’s a typical beach Australian bloke!

You can find more recipes on their blog www.bondiharvest.com.

Tastemade

Tastemade is a well-known YouTube channel. There are videos from different chefs around the world, with a huge variety of dishes and cuisines. One of my favourite things to do is to try to adapt their innovative recipes to something according to my diet and lifestyle. Always a tasty challenge! 😀

Fablunch – By Olga Bykina

Olga is a wonderful woman, I love to watch her on screen. Her channel is packed with healthy, vegan and fab ideas for lunch, which names her channel: Fablunch. She also has a great blog full of recipes and general information to improve your health, www.fablunch.com.

Diana Keuilian

Diana is one of my favourite paleo cooks! Her recipes are delicious and extremely easy to make. I constantly browse her blog www.realhealthyrecipes.com to get some inspiration for my weekly meal plan.

She also cooks a lot for her children, so you can find amazing recipes on her channel and blog to make especially for your kids. It’s a bit unfortunate that her YouTube doesn’t get much attention; I hope she comes back soon to it. On the flip side, her blog is constantly updated, though.

Laura Miller

Laura is a raw vegan cook with an amazing sense of humour. I really enjoy her spontaneity on the screen. Her recipes are easy and packed with flavour. After watching them you will think twice before saying vegan/raw food is tasteless or visually unattractive. I’ve tried many of them and was always extremely happy with the results.

Food Wishes – By Chef John

John is an American chef that I really enjoy watching. His videos are totally homemade, simple production, but full of incredible recipes. You can see he enjoys teaching and brings it to his videos, making them very didactic, clear, and easy to follow.

I’ve learned many different cooking techniques by watching him, and I’m deeply thankful for him to spend his time creating these videos. Keep up the good work, John!

Diane Sanfilippo

Diane is the author of Practical Paleo and the 21-Day Sugar Detox, plus she keeps a very informative blog at www.balancedbites.com. What I like about her channel is that there is a good mix of useful information related to healthy, well-being, and cooking.

She’s also very friendly and charismatic, super didactic on her explanations about any topic.

The best cauliflower pizza crust | Cauliflower dishes #2

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I can finally say I’ve mastered the technique to make the perfect cauliflower pizza crust. I’ve tried so many different ideas, changing a bit here and there, willing to get a version that doesn’t fall apart.

Today I’m proud to say I’ve achieved that! This is the BEST Cauliflower Pizza Crust EVER! This crust is perfect and simply has the best texture and flavour you can imagine. Put your fork on the side and embrace a delicious slice of pizza with your hands. 🙂

Ingredients
  • ½ head of cauliflower, shredded
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Black pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Add water and shredded cauliflower in a pan. Once it starts boiling, cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Turn off the heat and let it cool down.
  3. After the cauliflower has cooled enough – like lukewarm temperature, strain the liquid out placing it on a cheesecloth or a thin tea cloth, squeezing very well. Squeeze it until you can’t see any drops of water coming out of it. Nobody likes a soggy crust!
  4. Next, add the strained cauliflower together with the rest of the ingredients to a medium bowl and mix everything until well combined.
  5. Place a baking sheet on a pizza tray and pour the batter over it. Use a spoon or spatula to make it even and in a circular shape.
  6. Bake the crust for 20 minutes at 180C (356F).
  7. It’s done! You can top your crust with any filling you like, here I added tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, black olives, and cherry tomatoes. Pizza time! 🍕

Are you also a cauliflower lover?
If so, check out here all amazing recipes we have with cauliflower. 🙂

KyoTofu Fujino Cafe | Nishijin District – Kyoto

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KyotoTofu Fujino Cafe entrance.
KyoTofu Fujino Cafe entrance.

Within walking distance from the Kinkaku-ji temple you can treat yourself with delicious soy-based desserts at KyoTofu Fujino Cafe. There is also a restaurant serving traditional tofu meals and soy milk treats, but I only had time to visit the cafe during this occasion.

The place serves different types of desserts, all soy milk based and a yummy and creamy ice cream. Which sounded like heaven after walking the whole morning in a heat of 38C degrees. Geez, it was scorching ☀️ in Kyoto that day.

My order

For a quick stop and to refresh ourselves before the next attraction, we decided to have:

  • Hubby: Soy milk ice cream, with mochi, azuki beans paste, fried gluten, and soy milk cinnamon stick.
  • Mine: Soy milk cheesecake with black sesame seed crust.
Soy milk ice cream.
Soy milk ice cream.
Soy milk cheesecake.
Soy milk cheesecake.
Soy milk cheesecake.
Soy milk cheesecake.

As every Japanese dessert, they were just sweet enough. In case you have a strong sweet tooth, you may find it needed more sugar, but for my taste it was amazing! I got a little bit of the ice cream, it was very creamy and you could definitely taste the soy milk.

About my choice, the cheesecake, it was extremely delicate and light. I could feel some lemon or citrus flavour, what gave a special kick to it. Although the ice cream had a clear soy milk taste, the cheesecake had nothing like that. Definitely, a must go if you are around the area. 🙂

The verdict

They say their soy milk and all soy based products sold in the store are homemade. I really liked the desserts and would go back in case I return to Kyoto one day. Ah! For all vegans out there, I don’t know about the desserts (they are vegetarian for sure), but for the traditional tofu meals, they can adapt everything to be vegan, you just need to book in advance.

About the English: English menu available and staff can communicate just enough in English.

Bill: 824 yens (A$10) – no drinks.

Exact location: https://goo.gl/maps/EDcM2PjCUaU2

More information: www.kyotofu.co.jp/en/

Food Choices – Documentary

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Food Choices

Food Choices is a documentary about how our dietary choices can affect not only our daily lives and health, but how also they can affect the environment and global ecosystem. According to author and filmmaker, Michal Siewierski, a plant-based diet is the key to achieve a healthy life and to save our planet.

I do believe our choices have a huge impact on the planet, however, the documentary sounded a bit shallow on some aspects for me and didn’t make me change my mind about meat consumption. Anyway, I always like to watch documentaries with different views about food so I can always keep my mind open and expand my own opinions.

The documentary itself is very good and brings exciting topics to the table, such as:

  • Overview on meat, dairy and eggs consumption in the US
  • Processed food
  • Over consumption of supplements (Do we really need them?)
  • Importance of nutrition as a healing tool
  • How expensive is to keep a plant-based diet
  • Organic or non-organic food?

Another interesting topic in the documentary is the difference between veganism/vegetarianism and a plant-based diet. According to Michal and several specialists he interviewed to make the documentary, there is a huge difference between the 3 of them. A vegan/vegetarian person will not necessarily have a healthy diet, perfectly eating processed food instead of whole and nutritionally dense food, which is the plant-base diet proposal.

This documentary can be watched on Netflix. I’ll leave you guys with the trailer below:

Stir-fried cauliflower rice with eggs | Cauliflower dishes #1

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I totally love ❤️  cauliflower, such a versatile veggie. I cook with it all the time, always making something different and delicious. That’s why I’ve decided to create 4 videos with yum recipes using cauliflower, and this is the first one: Stir-fried cauliflower rice with eggs.

Stir-fried rice with eggs is one of my favourite Asian dishes, and although I eat regular rice on a few occasions, having a replacement for it would be amazing. Having said that, I’ve created this version using cauliflower rice instead, and the result is spot on!

This recipe serves two people and you can change a bit adding other veggies, or maybe season it differently. I usually add carrots and capsicum. YUM!

Ingredients
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons of sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups of cauliflower rice 
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 1 cup of spring onions, finely chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Heat olive oil in a wok or large frying pan. Then add the riced cauliflower and stir-fry for about 4 minutes.
  2. Next, add peas and spring onions. Stir everything constantly around the pan, for about 3 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, beat together the eggs and sesame oil.
  4. Back to the pan, push all ingredients to the side of the pan and on the other side, pour the beaten egg mixture leaving it cook for about 2 minutes.
  5. Season everything with salt and black pepper to taste. Then, briskly swirl around the eggs to break them up and then toss with the rice. Stir-fry for another minute and it’s done!
  6. Serve right away.