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These easy to make plant-based Chocolate Truffles are the perfect addition to your Christmas table.

Whether for an afternoon tea/mulled wine session or simply dessert, even the most sceptical person in the room will want to enjoy them. 

I created the recipe during a private cheffing session and it’s been a favourite ever since! 

They’ve received Ollie’s seal of approval over and over again. 

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Not to be shy but this must be one of the best nut roasts in the universe! I made it two days before Christmas and we’re all amazed at how good it is. You will absolutely love it, whether you don’t have a recipe to make and use it now or make it after the Holidays. It will definitely get a place in cookbook number 2.

The wild rice and lentils combination gives it a chewy texture and the spices bring this baby home. Honestly, it’s amazing. I won’t continue praising it too long and I hope you can taste that for yourself. Here it is. You can either make it as a loaf or as individual serving sizes and use a muffin tray for it. They mak great snacks.

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A week after getting back from our cycle to Paris, it’s time to set up the next challenge. 

I’m one of those people that like having a goal to work for as it keeps me accountable.

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If you would’ve told me 8 weeks ago that I’d be cycling from London to Paris in less than 2 months, I would’ve called you crazy! 

I mean, who does that?! 

How long does it take to train? There’s no time. 

No way I’m ready. 

Etc. 

I had all the excuses in the world. 

And just as I was dismissing the invitation, I had a moment of courage and excitement, and I said YES.


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26 / 07 / 2017

Simple Breakfast

You’re in a hurry and want something that’s easy to make. Even better, make this the night before and have it ready to take with you to work. This simple breakfast is here to bring you the taste, looks and power of a good, yummy breakfast. 
 


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Welcome to Day 3 of my Birthday Giveaway! 

It’s the last one for this giveaway and I saved it for you one of the first green powders and oils I started using when I changed my eating habits to a plant based one.

To this day they’re still my favourite green powder and Omega 3:6:9 supplement, perfect for travelling and also as a booster in colder months, when you don’t get as much sun nor fresh, local produce and I feel like I could use some help. 

Enjoy!

Much love,

Denisa xo 


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Welcome to Day 2 of my Birthday Giveaway! You’ll love today’s prizes, as they’re the right companion when you’re out of ideas for what to cook or don’t have time.

First of all, the cookbook will give you ideas, but if you still don’t have the time and mood for it, or want an easy fix, OllyBars are you new best friend.

On top of that Together MultiVitamins are there to help out when you feel you’re not getting around to sourcing all your nutrients from your diet and need a temporary boost. They’re also made only from natural ingredients and have a great philosophy. 

Enjoy!

Much love,

Denisa xo 


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It’s my birthdaaaaay! And I’m so happy that I can share some of my favourite things with you! Like…cake – wait ’till you see it below! 

Take a look at the giveaway details and I’ll see you around social media today! 

Much love,
Denisa 


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In the past few years, I’ve started celebrating my birthday with friends some weeks before and after the actual day as we’re all scattered across the world. I love a good celebration and I love gifts. 

This year I thought I’d do something different for a change and throw a GIVEAWAY PARTY, because, why not?!

On July 18th you’ll get the first email with instructions on how to enter the giveaway and win points which will add to extra entries, meaning extra chances of winning.

There will be 3 days of giveaways, each day with a new prize to win and lots of opportunities to enter. Take a look at some of the prizes in store for you to win plus a whole bunch of them added as a surprise each day. Woop! Woop! 

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Someone asked me the other day what sort of breakfast should they have pre-workout and I thought this is the best way to kick off the new series of the Second Nature Breakfast Show!

This pre-workout vegan breakfast with Oat Chia Pudding is good for you whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or “fooditarian(yes, I just made that one up!).  Hecks, even if you’re not going to work out, but need some energy to sustain a long day – start with this and a green smoothie and you’re sorted till late lunch. 

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Hi there! I’m Denisa, Health Coach and Raw Chef

As a Health Coach and Plant Based Chef my passion is helping busy people to live healthier, happier lives. Food is so much more than fuel. Food is an experience. It's passion, energy, memory, connection, and plays a big role in the healing of our minds and our bodies. On this website, you can find recipes and lifestyle tips and explore different ways of healing through food and I'll be there for you every step along the way, as your coach and mentor to guide you back to better health.
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