I cannot believe it has been one year since I started Emma Lauren Food and what a year it’s been. Thank you all so much for your support and positivity over this time, it’s been overwhelming since the beginning and such an amazing experience.
Reflecting back on the recipes created this past year, I thought I’d share some of my personal favourites with you all:
Raw fig raspberry pistachio cheesecake: This is probably my favourite photo of the year; the vibrant colour combination of the berry pink and lime green really complement one another. It’s also been very popular as many of you have recreated this cheesecake and thoroughly enjoyed it with your family and friends – thank you for sharing these photos with me too!
Move Over Sugar: Lorna Jane eBook: This was a very proud moment for me as four of my original recipes were featured in Lorna Jane’s Move Over Sugar eBook. To be part of such an amazing eBook filled with healthy and delicious recipes is a real honour. I’ve since been featured in Lorna Jane’s 12 Days of #MNBXMAS with my Raw festive fruit tart which was also a ‘pinch me’ moment!
Basic pancake batter: If you follow me on Instagram, you would know I rarely go one week without enjoying pancakes – quite often making them twice or three times a week! I love the variety of toppings that can be added to the basic pancakes to enhance their flavour and keep them exciting. This photo just really shows that having chocolate for breakfast isn’t all that bad for you!
Mango, macadamia and basil salad: This photo reminds me of summer in Australia – the vibrant colours really showcase just how fresh and healthy this salad is. When I see this photo it also brings back memories of the celebratory Christmas dinner I had with my university friends after we finished our final exams, definitely memories I will cherish forever.
Raw vanilla and cacao hazelnut cake: I made this spectacular cake for my Mum’s birthday last year. What I loved most about it was not only how delicious it was, but the fact that my Oma (Dutch for Grandma) devoured it, and if my memory serves me right she actually went back for seconds! Knowing that a healthy cake was enjoyed by all generations was a really big tick in my books!
Superfood balls: I absolutely love to snack throughout the day. It keeps my energy levels high and stabilises my blood sugar. These superfood balls are a filling yet nutritious ball that fills that in-between-main-meals void. I also love the bright specks of colour, especially from the red goji berries.
Roasted vegetable quinoa salad: Last but not least, this was my very first blog post exactly one year ago. Over the past year I’ve often frequented this post as it reminds me of how much I have grown as a person and how this blog has developed over time. I still make a version of this salad every now and then, for old times sake.
I would like to thank you all so much for your continued support, without your positivity and feedback Emma Lauren Food would definitely not be what it is today. I am so excited for what the next year will bring and I can assure you there are a number of projects currently in the works that I cannot wait to share with you all!
Emma Lauren x