If you’re a follower of all things delicious on Instagram, there is no doubt you’ve seen Taline Gabriellian’s creations. As the creator of the healthy recipe app, Hippie Lane, she knows a thing or two about beautiful food – namely vegan, raw sweet treats (ummmm yum) – and how to make them. She’s a passionate foodie and mother of two, plant-based recipe developer and self-confessed sweet tooth – we’re already drooling over her Day on a Plate, read on to find out more…
- Tell us a little bit about yourself – who you are and what you do.
I’m an active mum of two who is passionate about good food and health. I’m the type that likes to get through my whole to-do list in a day, and fully commit myself to whatever project I have going on. I love the company of friends and family and am a loyal and sincere friend. I probably do too much and need to find a balance between work and rest. I love fashion and aesthetics and perhaps a little too addicted to travel.
I have a healthy recipe app, Hippie Lane, and I contribute to the development of the menu at our cafes in Sydney. I’m currently in the process of developing a whole heap of new plantbased recipes for an exciting (& massive) project!
- What was the ‘uh ha’ moment that inspired you to get in to health and wellbeing?
Hippie Lane evolved from my own battle with food intolerances. In order to better my health, I needed to cut out eggs, gluten, dairy and soy from my diet. Being a major sweet tooth, I was determined to find a way to create treats that I could eat without affecting my healing.
I got experimenting and before I knew it I had a bunch of delicious recipes that were too yum to not share. I began to supply my treats to our cafés in Sydney and created an Instagram account where I would share photos of my creations to likeminded people.
Fortunately there was an interest in my posts and a demand for my recipes, which led to the development of the Hippie Lane app and the larger project that is currently in the works.
- Talk us through a typical day in your life.
When I’m on my best behaviour (which is not always 😉 ) this is how my day goes:
I wake up slowly and head to my yoga mat for some stretching. I alternate between stretching, pilates and a HIIT session 4-5 mornings a week.
Once I’m done, I make a simple green smoothie that I prep this the night before – kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, mint and parsley ginger, avocado, and lime.
While sipping on this, I have either a chia pudding with berries, nuts & seeds, avocado and tomato on flax crackers or my rawnola with coyo. I make myself a green tea and get my kids ready for school and drop offs.
Lunch time always consists of a raw salad with some warm protein. I love warm salads so I usually throw in a veggie pattie, quinoa and beans / tuna. The raw part of the salad is usually rocket, red onion, tomato, capsicum, cucumber, avocado, olives and sauerkraut. I am addicted to sauerkraut, I feel like something is missing if it’s not part of the mix. I finish all meals with a tea, and can not look past lemon and ginger. I normally have 1-2 cups.
Dinner is usually protein and veg. I’m usually making nourish bowls that include either lentils, chickpeas or tuna and a variety of baked and raw veggies. I crave roasted veg. I often roast broccoli, fennel, zucchini, cauliflower and sweet potato with turmeric, garlic and herbs. I’m also massive on baked potato & sweet potato chips. It’s my biggest weakness!
Normally I have stacks of sweet treats in the freezer to choose from. I’m chocolate obsessed so I am stoked when I find a stash of my Raweos or chocolate cheesecakes in there.
Chamomile is my choice for tea in the evening. It helps to calm and relax, and allows me to wind down and get ready for bed.
I try to drink lots of water through out the day and sometimes snack on veg sticks and hummus when I get hungry between meals.
Bed time. I’d like to say I meditate before bed (that would be ideal) but most likely I’m trying to get myself organised for the next day. I try to stay clear of the phone before bed but it really depends on what I’ve got on. When it’s busy, it’s inevitable that I’ll be doing work till bed time, but ideally, 8-10pm is my time to chill and hang out with my husband while my children are fast asleep.
- Three foods you can’t live without?
Quinoa, nuts, avocado
- What’s your go-to snack for those days on the run?
Tamari almonds & an apple
- … And any last words of advice or tips for those starting out on their health journey?
Take things slowly. It can feel overwhelming letting go of old eating habits so don’t try to do it all at once!
I’d focus on getting more plants in your diet. Limit meat, cut out processed food and take notice of how much sugar you consume. Sugar should come in natural form so ditch the added sugars.
Craving something chocolatey, decadent and a little bit naughty?! Make Taline’s Chocolate Lover’s Smoothie Bowl