All posts tagged: Make

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 …

Japanese Lettuce Cups

I haven’t been this excited about a recipe since I first moved to Melbourne and discovered Smashed Avocado. Now that was a great day and this comes pretty close, you’re going to kick yourself you haven’t tried this sooner. Depending how elaborate you want to get it this can be so easy to throw together, just use whatever veg you’ve got in your fridge, play around and decide what makes the best healthy combo. We went a bit crazy in the local Asian supermarket with an ingredient overload and made all our sauces and dressings – obviously you don’t need to do this every time but trust me it tastes so good, it will definitely be worth it. Ingredients 1 baby cos lettuce 1 clove of garlic 1 small chilli 100g firm tofu ½ avocado, thinly sliced length ways ¼ mango thinly sliced ¼ cucumber ¼ red cabbage thinly sliced sesame seeds to scatter on top Wasabi Avo & Edamame Spread 2 teaspoons of wasabi powder 1 cup of Edamame beans ½ avocado 2 spring …

Lime & Coconut Slices

Here’s something  I never thought you’d ever hear me say but I think I’ve found something I like more than my Peanut Butter Balls – and as a self confessed Peanut Butter addict this is big. Seriously they taste amazing, sharp tang of the lime with the creaminess of the coconut and cashews, mix that in with the sweet realization that these are actually so good for you and a great post work out protein hit and nothing tastes better. Plus these will literally take you a whole 5 minutes to make so it’d be rude not to knock a few up. What you’ll need: – 3 cups of cashews – 3 limes – 1 cup of Grated coconut – 1 cup of Coconut chips – 2 tablespoons Coconut butter – 1 tablespoon of Protein powder What you’ll need to do: – Put everything except your limes and half your coconut chips in your food processor – Half your limes and squeeze in the juice – Pulse your food mixer until your ingredients are roughly blended and sticking together – Flatten …

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 …

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 …

GF Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Have you ever noticed there is a day dedicated to literally everything? Seriously just Google what today celebrates and you will find the weirdest list of National Holidays. Who even get to come up with these things? But when I heard that 17th October was National Pasta Day…well that is something I will happily dust off my party hat for a little belated festivities. So yes you may be thinking but she’s gluten free so how much celebrating can she actually do without a big bowl of penne, well let me tell you…A lot. Who said pasta day couldn’t be GF Pasta Day or as I am going to celebrate it as – Sweet Potato Gnocchi Day. Any excuse to make a big old batch of this: So the health bit, not only are these bad boys full of key vitamins and dietary fibre but they are also low in fat but let’s be honest none of that is as important as how good you’ll look when you tell people you actually made your own pasta. Let the gloating …

Happy Celiac Month

I’m putting it out there, October is a good month – and not just because it means it’s almost my birthday – it’s also finally heating up in Melbourne (even if I’m in currently in New York) but this month is also National Celiac Awareness Month. Bet you didn’t know that now did you? But anything we can do to raise awareness or even just help others who suffer with some simple and tasty recipes is better than nothing, every little helps and all that. The thing that always bothered me is the difference in quality and lack of options out there for Celiacs or those living GF, it’s like being constantly punished for your health issues because apparently not being able to eat pizza isn’t punishment enough. So here are some of my favorite GF recipes that I am addicted to making and more importantly to eating. Trust me with these: they’re straightforward, tasty and as healthy for you as we could possibly make. Try them: – GF Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi  Let me put it simply: …

Kale & Cannellini Pesto

Here’s a quick post for you, a little recipe for Pesto that I cannot get enough of this week, there’s some waiting in the fridge right now – just teasing me. Sometimes it’s all about simplicity, and no I don’t mean simply going out and buying a jar because that’s just crap, how about exert yourself a tiny bit and whip this up because I promise you not only is it healthier but it will taste 10xs better and then you can gloat to all your friends that you make your own pesto, seriously do it, be that person. What you’ll need: – 2 handfuls of kale (roughly rip the leaves away from the stems) – 1 clove of garlic – tin of cannellini beans – 2 large spoons of parmesan – olive oil – salt & pepper – handful of nuts (whatever you have) What you’ll need to do: – throw everything into your blender – blitz until smooth or as smooth as you fancy, I like it quite chunky – and yep, that’s pretty much it. I …

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

If you have never found yourself at one point in your life scraping peanut butter out the jar with a spoon or even better just your finger then this article isn’t for you, no seriously, you need to click away now…go on. We don’t need your types over here, this is solely for those people who know how peanut butter deserves to be appreciated – not a thin sliver across toast. Good god no, it’s all about the thick layer that almost jams your teeth together. Still reading? Good. If you haven’t got it already I like Peanut Butter *correction, I love it. It’s a versatile god send, put it in smoothies, smear it across rice cakes, on sliced bananas, I could go on if you wanted? I have a whole list of Peanut Butter related recipes, so if you are like me and love the stuff then you will love my Peanut Butter Energy Balls. I make these a few times a week because I literally polish off a batch in one go, but …