We love celebrating the very best from the foodies in our community, who inspire us with their delicious and drool-worthy creations on a daily basis. On the foodie spotlight, we share with you an insight into the person behind the inspirational recipes and mouth-watering Instagram posts. Don’t forget to check out our Recipe sharing group to keep up to date with the wonderful creations from our community!

Foodie Spotlight: Silvia from Salvia + Limone

Hello! I am Silvia, hopeless sweet-tooth, plant-powered-patisserie enthusiast, stylist, and sugar free recipe developer. Proud mama of 2 toddlers, experiences collector and outdoor lover. In the process of going plastic and waste free. I believe in kindness and in the power of compassion. Italian soul living in London.

My dietary lifestyle

We are a plant powered family. My diet is mainly vegan with some rare exceptions. I use honey, eggs or some cheese only if really I know they are responsibly sourced, which is rather difficult. I do however avoid animal product in our daily meals and in my cakes. Also I include Macrobiotic and Ayurveda dishes in our weekly diet. My cooking is, without exception, sugar free.

My day always starts with tepid water and some green veggies in various forms, from smoothie to blanched with a miso dressing. I love breakfast, it is a ritual in my house, and everyday we change the menu. It often involves a few different homemade granolas, vegan yoghurt, a lot of vegetables, fruit and seeds. I don’t eat cakes for breakfast. Only during the rest of the day!

My Protein Powered Almond Bomb Cake is my fave recipe, it’s the most popular one among family and friends. The combination of flavours just work so well. The rich sweet sponge contrasts with the tangyness of nut-cheese – it’s heavenly. I love the challenge of making very good gluten-free recipes, and on that front, this is an absolute winner.

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