Lou Dwan Founder of Fridge Scrapings


When I found Lou’s blog I was in heaven! She has so many delicious recipes, many of which are not free which are excellent for my poor husband who can’t eat nuts!

I asked Lou to share about her diet and her blogging journey and this is what she had to say…

I started Fridge Scrapings as a place to record my recipes – before blogging I NEVER wrote down recipes and would get so frustrated when I couldn’t remember exactly how to make something. It was also a little outlet for me when Misty (my now 2 years old) was a newborn (and slept all the time) – I found that writing about my experiences and experiments was a really beneficial “therapy” for me. I have always loved to write, and blogging is obviously a perfect platform to share thoughts and connect with others…. it’s also been a huge source of creative inspiration for me.

I maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating REAL food. I follow a plant based (vegan) diet, but my family is carnivores -which keeps meal time interesting, to say the least! However, we make it work by sticking to food as close to its natural state as possible (whole foods) and placing the main emphasis on fresh produce.

Movement is very important to me – I practice yoga daily, and spend as much time outdoors with my son as possible – it’s amazing how good a bit of sunshine can make you feel! I find my healthy-living-journey is constantly evolving…. as I continue, I learn new things and try different ideas – and it all comes down to finding some sort of balance.

Picking a favorite recipe is a hard task, but (at the moment) this vegan dessert takes the cake (excuse the pun):

Macadamia Shortbread Tart with Lemon Coconut Cream

(Vegan, soy/seed/refined sugar/wheat free – gluten free if you use certified oats)

Shortbread Base:
2C macadamias
2T agave (or any liquid sweetener)
1/2t sea salt
1t vanilla extract
3/4C rolled oats
Lemon Coconut Cream Filling:
4t lemon zest
5T lemon juice
2T agave (or any liquid sweetener)
1/4t sea salt
5T coconut butter
200g silken tofu – the shelf stable stuff Moringa/Mori Nu brands are the most mellow tasting
1. To make the base, process macadamias until they resemble a fine meal – add all other ingredients and pulse to combine.
2.Press firmly into a 24cm fluted tart tine with removable base and place in the freezer while you make the filling.
3.Process all filling ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Scoop into the base and chill in the fridge until firm (freezer if you want to speed up the process).
Number one recommendation to someone who wants to improve their health?

It’s hard to stick to ONE recommendation (I would usually go off on all sorts of tangents here) but I would say increase the amount of fresh produce in your diet- start making vegetables the star attraction of your meals – you will feel the effects of “Plant-Power” that’s for sure.

My goals for Fridge Scrapings are to grow my audience and connect with other like minded people, while continuing to use it as a creative outlet, especially for my cooking. I would love Fridge Scrapings to continue to become a community where people can come to learn, be inspired by healthy living, share and communicate.

Connect with Lou by following www.fridgescrapings.com

Love,

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