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About Ally

Passionate about Health and Nutrition. Love Raw Food ...

eBook now available for purchase

While taking a sabbatical from delivering raw food classes, I’ve been spending some time putting together a simple raw food recipe eBook.  If you want to know what raw food is all about and want some quick and easy healthful recipes – then this is the book for you!

In this eBook I share with you most of the information I cover in my Raw Food Basics class plus many of the recipes I demonstrate in class.  With plenty of hints, tips and ingredient substitutions, I am sure you will be able to make some of these recipes right away with what is currently in your pantry.

Recipes include: Nut Milk, Simple Smoothies, Nut Herb Pate, Spicy Raw Soup, Gourmet Kale Salad, Asian Stir-Fry, Raw Spaghetti Bolognaise, Chocolate Pudding and Raspberry Cheesecake.

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Raw Food - 10 Simple Recipes

Raw Food – 10 Simple Recipes










Eat Well.  Be Well.

Ally x

Walnut and Beetroot Salad

Here is a delicious recipe for a very simple salad that only takes a few minutes to make.

If you are not too fussed about being entirely raw – try adding some roast pumpkin pieces and cubed feta.

Ingredients:…serves 1…

1 cup baby kale

1 beetroot, peeled and diced

1/3 cup walnuts, chopped


1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

2 Tsp. flaxseed oil

pinch of salt

1/2 Tsp. agave nectar (optional)


Combine the dressing ingredients in a bowl and add the diced beetroot.  If you have time allow the beetroot to sit in the dressing for 1/2 hour.

Arrange your baby kale on a plate and top with the beetroot and walnuts…

Simple and yummy!

Ally x

Nut Butter Cookies

Merry Christmas everyone!

May you have a day full of love and laughter with the people you care most about.

Nut Butter Cookies

Nut Butter Cookies

I found this great little recipe that I just had to share with you…

Vegan, gluten free and low fructose cookies that are absolutely delicious!


2 cups of nut butter

1 3/4 cups sugar, a little extra for sprinkling

1 Tsp. sea salt

2 Tsp. baking soda

2 Tsp. vanilla extract

2 Tbsp. flaxseed meal mixed with 1/4 cup warm water


Preheat over to 180 Celsius.

Mix together the nut butter, sugar, salt, baking soda and vanilla until well combined.  Add in the flaxseed mixture and mix.

Roll mixture into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets, flatten with a fork and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake 9 minutes or until slightly golden on the edges.

Allow to cool completely before moving onto the cooling rack.


Super easy and so delicious and I must say it was hard to not eat the mixture before cooking it!


Seasons Greeting…

Ally x

Giving credit where credit is due…

Thank you Allyson Kramer for this wonderful little recipe.



How to Make Raw Almond Milk

Delicious Almond Milk

Delicious Almond Milk

This recipe is simple and so fresh…. I prefer to make almond milk with just almonds and filtered water but this recipe has some ideas about what you can add to the milk.  Take or leave what you like – it is all good!


4 cups soaked almonds (8 hours soaking)

4 cups filtered water

Optional ingredients:

1 Tbsp vanilla

1 pinch sea salt

1 Tbsp raw honey (or agave nectar)

1 pinch cinnamon

1 Tbsp mesquite powder


Blend 2 cups of soaked almonds with 2 cups of filtered water then pour mixture through a nut milk bag.  This is where it gets a bit hands on as you will need to ‘milk’ the mixture through the bag and it really is a bit like milking…  Keep the almond meal for another recipe in the fridge for 1-2 days (I will use my left over almond meal tomorrow in my almond bread recipe). Repeat for the remaining almonds and filtered water.

Squeezing the almond milk through the nut milk bag

Squeezing the almond milk through the nut milk bag

You can buy nut milk bags from my ebay account at:

If you’d like to add flavours to the milk – add the ingredients you’d like and blend until smooth.

Almond milk keeps in the fridge for quite a few days – it is great in smoothies, ice creams and desserts.


Ally x

Layered Raspberry Cheesecake

Layered Raspberry Cheesecake

Layered Raspberry Cheesecake

If it always busy prepping for a Raw Food Class – today was no exception… a kitchen tidy… shopping… ingredient preparations… nuts on to soak… seeds sprouting… and of course I love to have a cheesecake on the ready for my class to try at the end of the class – always a good way to finish.

Took me over 24 hours to complete this gorgeously fruity and not too heavy cheesecake and am sure it will be a winner.  It is based on a previously blogged cheesecake recipe Mixed Berry Cheesecake – the only variation is that I have layered the filling and topping.

If you decide to layer the cheesecake – only make half the filling at a time as you will need to allow time for the layers to set and you don’t want your extra filling setting between waiting times…

Give it a try – one of the easiest and most delicious cheesecakes I’ve made 🙂

Ally x

Deconstructed Raw Brownie

Deconstructed Raw Brownie

Deconstructed Raw Brownie

With my first Just Desserts class coming up on 9th November I’m spending some time to tweak a few recipes and whiz up some newbies…

… how does this Deconstructed Raw Brownie look?

Based on a couple of previous recipes – I think this one has come out pretty good 🙂

Check out my previous recipes to put this one together… or come along to Just Desserts and get the latest version 🙂

Chocolate pudding

Raw Brownie

Eat Well. Be Well.

… and enjoy the gorgeous sunshine…

Ally x


Raw Breakfast Parfait

Raw Breakfast Parfait

Raw Breakfast Parfait

Inspired by a recipe from Luke and Scott – I decided to convert their Paleo Parfait (thanks Fiona) into a Raw Breakfast Parfait and I must say I am rapt with the result – there is definitely the potential for these 4 creamy crunchy berry delights to be gone before the end of today – it will be hard leaving them for my breakfast tomorrow!

The granola takes a few days to make and I used dehydrated sprouted buckwheat in mine (which I just happened to have on hand) – so if didn’t happen to have the sprouted dehydrated buckwheat – start sprouting your buckwheat now and expect to start making up parfait’s next week!  It will take time to sprout them and them dehydrate fully.  Sprout until they have tails the length of the buckwheat – then dehydrate 24 hours.

Putting together the granola.


1 apple

1/2 carrot

6 medjool dates (soaked for 1 hour)

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1/2 sprouted and dehydrated buckwheat

1/3 cup sesame seeds

1/2 pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

1/2 cup activate almonds

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

pinch of sea salt

1/2 Tsp. mixed spice


In a processor (or blender) – pulse the apple, carrot and dates to form a chunky wet mix, add in the remaining ingredients and just pulse to combine – do not over process.

Line a dehydrator tray with teflex sheet and spread the granola mix across the tray.

Dehydrate at 115 degrees Fahrenheit for 36 hours or until fully dry and crunchy.

Store in an airtight jar / container.  The granola will keep for a few months.


Making the Coconut Cream.

Open 2 young thai coconuts – reserve the water – scrap out the coconut meat (I will put up a post this week on how to open coconuts – it is really simple!)

Combine at a ratio of 3 parts coconut meat to 1 part coconut water in a blender on high speed until lovely and creamy – if too thick – you can always add more coconut water.

Coconut Cream will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.


Making the Berry Salsa

Take 1-2 cups of frozen berries and allow to thaw overnight in the fridge.

In a blender combine the frozen berries with a sweetner of your choice – I used 2 Tsp. agave nectar but you could use coconut nectar or maple syrup or raw sugar.  Pulse to combine – do not over process and it is great a little chunky.


Putting together your Breakfast Parfait!

You know what to do… pop some of that crunchy granola in the bottom of a glass… top with coconut cream… and then your berry salsa…

Then grab a spoon – a gorgeous comfy spot to sit (nothing beat the sunshine outside) and take the time to nourish your body with healthy delicious food and your mind with a few moments of delightful relaxation!

Ally x



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