All posts tagged: gluten free

Wild Berry Coconut Bark

For someone who would rather eat a block of cheese than a block of chocolate it can be a little tricky finding a healthy snack to satisfy that sweet craving. There’s only so many banana and peanut butter bites one person should eat, so I think we’re onto a bit of a game changer with this one, Coconut Bark where have you been all my life. This sums up all the components that make a great recipe, it’s quick – like insanely quick, you can probably make this in an ad break (maybe? Try it) it’s the perfect healthy snack to grab after dinner or when you’re watching a film and need that snack, and it uses some of my favourite ingredients, especially The Wilds Muesli, yes yes yes. And the thing that makes a good recipe for me, is that you can play around with whatever ingredients you want to add in there, Nuts? Berries? Honey? Go wild… What you’ll need 55g Coconut butter 1 can of coconut cream The Wild Lime & Coconut …

Baked Easter Eggs

I hate Chocolate. Can you picture the outrage I get when this comes up in conversation? You’re probably doing it right now, how? What? Why? But I just don’t like it, never have, so all this Easter-food excitement is completely lost on me. Try telling that to my Dad who still buys me an Easter Egg despite me never eating chocolate my whole life, he’s chosen the route of refusing to accept it’s humanly possible or he just knows he gets to eat it, but give me a real egg any day. So in the efforts of doing something Easter related with not an Easter Egg or Hot Cross Bun in sight here is a recipe we made last year, Baked Easter Eggs. If you’re not a chocolate fan either then this one is for you. An eggscellent idea I think, this recipe is so easy to throw together, just use whatever you’ve got in the cupboards, don’t worry about it being too eggstravagant, it’s Easter after all and it’s time to relax. I’m counting down the hours until it’s the …

GF Carrot Cake Muffins

Because nothing says Sunday more than baking. Even better when it’s baking up something healthy and the words Carrot and Cake are involved. These little beauties are ideal if you want to bake but are no Mary Berry. I’m all about simple, I want an easy recipe that I can throw in the oven and in less than half an hour I can claim to be the modern day muffin man. So here we have it, simple and healthy Carrot Cake & Coconut Muffins. (And gluten free – we can still enjoy baked goods too you know) This recipe doesn’t need any extra sugar or unhealthy additions and all the carrot is a great source of antioxidants and fibre. You could even add in some protein powders to transform these into the perfect post work out snack. All this can be quickly knocked up in one bowl in record time, plus they’re a healthy take on Carrot Cake, surely that’s reason enough? What you’ll need: – 3 carrots – 1 cup of walnuts – 1 banana – 2 eggs – …

Chargrilled Aubergine & Goats Cheese Rolls

Sometimes there’s just no need to waste time with introductions. I’ll get straight to the point: Chargrilled Aubergine & Goats Cheese Rolls. Sounds pretty good right? I promise you this recipe isn’t going to disappoint. All it takes is a few key ingredients and you’ll be making this almost as often as we do. They’re light, simple and so tasty – perfect for a snack, your next picnic or for dinner with a big old salad. Only problem, you can never ever make enough. What you’ll need: – Medium sized aubergine – 200g goats cheese roll (log) – Small handful of finely chopped parsley – Salt and pepper – You need to cut your aubergine into thin slices lengthways (if you cut on a diagonal it makes it easier) – Lay out your slices in a sieve and sprinkle in salt (this draws out the extra moisture) leave for around 30minutes – Rinse the slices and grill with oil and pepper until golden (keep a close eye you don’t want them to crisp) – In …

Beetroot & Feta Fritters

Ever dropped a jar of Beetroot in the supermarket? If you’ve ever wondered what would be redder, the floor or your mums face – you’ll get your answer in under 5 seconds. I never understood as a small innocent child why mum was so mortified until I tried to clean one of my chopping boards that used to be white… But beetroot’s a health godsend – it’s so densely packed with so many nutrients and vitamins, it’s powerful antioxidant properties mean it’s a key player in the healthy eating game. You want this guy on your side – stains and all, trust me. And it’s so versatile to cook with, you can roast it, grate it into salads, eat it raw but my favorite is to make Beetroot and Feta Fritters you haven’t seen a power combo this good since Jay Z first met Beyonce. You can just as easily enjoy this recipe for breakfast as you can for dinner, they’re real easy to make and since beetroots been said to improve athletic performance it’s the ideal meal to whip …

Raw Vegetable & Mango Salad

‘I ate really well over Christmas’ said no-one ever. It’s Christmas. With the best will in the world you’re usual healthy lifestyle is going to slip, eating habits go out the window and it’s hard to stick to your exercise plan. But that’s life and again…it’s Christmas so give yourself a break and get over it. After what seems like a full month of festivities this salad is an amazing detox from all the eating and over indulgence plus it tastes so damn good. Since we’re spoilt for choice with fruit and veg all year round in Melbourne, salads are a great & healthy option and an essential player in the BBQ game – an Australian institution of course. Did someone say new favourite lunch dish? I think so. What you’ll need: – x1 carrot grated (or spiralised) – ½ beetroot grated – handful of green beans (tailed and sliced length ways) – ¼ red cabbage shredded -1/2 mango sliced into slithers – handful of coriander roughly chopped – handful of peanuts roughly smashed up – oil – ½ lemon What you’ll …

Honey-Mustard Roasted Carrots & Cauliflower

Walk into my family home back in England right now and I promise you’d find a cupboard full of mustard – my Dad single handedly keeps Colmans in business. As a kid I hated the stuff but I am going through a serious mustard stage right now. I’m addicted. If you’re not then you might be after this recipe, have you tried Roasted Vegetables in Honey & Mustard? Incredible. (so thanks Dad) There is nothing better than simply roasting up some veg, the flavours are amazing and it’s such an easy meal, you know when you dread when a meal ends? This is me every time we make this, weeping at the final carrot. But first off, we all know how important your daily dose of vegetables are for us, they contain an abundance of benefits and nutrients, vital for keeping your body healthy. But did you also know that both carrots and cauliflower are some of the veg with the lowest calories and are renowned for their antioxidant qualities? Make a dinner with these and your onto a healthy winner. What you’ll need: – bag of …

Smashed Mint & Pea Bruschetta

After a winter that would have made London proud it is finally heating up in Melbourne. Summer is definitely on the way, so time to start weaning yourself off soups and winter meals and have some fun with some fresh summer recipes.  This recipe for our Smashed Minted Pea Bruschetta probably can’t even be called a recipe because it’s that simple to make. It is the perfect meal to quickly knock up for a light lunch to take outside and enjoy in the sun, I’ve even made it a few times this week for breakfast with a poached egg. I think we forget how good Peas are for us, you never really see a frozen bag and think ‘aaaa superfood’ but we should, those tiny little guys are full of a host of powerful phytonutrients (very good stuff) and lots of key antioxidants. What you’ll need: – x2 cups of frozen peas – decent handful of fresh mint – tablespoon of greek yoghurt – 1/2 lemon – GF crackers – Salt and pepper – olive oil What you’ll need to do: – put your peas in a bowl and cover …

Christmas Carrot Cake & Cranberry Bites

Theres no denying it any longer – Christmas is literally just round the corner. I know the shops have been in the Christmas spirit since early May but I like to avoid it for as long as possible, some may say Grinch but I have no desire to hear Mariah wailing on about what she wants for Christmas every time I go tin a supermarket. Christmas literally means food overload, let’s be honest everything revolves around eating: Work parties, buffets, enough food at meals to feed a small army, and there’s always that big bowl of chocolates that appears in the house for “guests”. So in an attempt to embrace Christmas but in a nice healthy way, why not make our Christmas Carrot Cake & Cranberry Bites. Who needs a Terrys Chocolate Orange when you can snack on one of these? Trust us – it’ll be worth it when January comes around and you don’t want to hibernate for the year. These are full of healthy all natural ingredients, they are quick and easy to make because come-on who has spare energy in December? And we …

24hours in NYC: Food itinerary

24 hours in New York what’s your plan? I’m not talking a trip up the Top of the Rock, I’m talking about where are you going to eat? It is my firm belief that all great plans begin, feature and end with a great meal, so if this sounds like your kind of itinerary then I think we are going to get along just fine. I’m thinking: 1 city – 24 hours – 3 meals = 3 amazing restaurants to visit? Let’s cut straight to the chase, there’s food involved and we never mess around with restaurants. These three are my favorite places I have visited in the last two weeks so I promise you they will not disappoint. Just prepare yourself for a busy day and make sure you’re wearing baggy trousers (think Joey from Friends in his Thanksgiving pants) and don’t worry if you feel guilty after I have just the solution: you can work it off the next day at a Trapeze class? I have literally thought of everything. Now get to …