All posts tagged: recipe

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 …

Lavender Chia Pots

Winter is definitely coming in Melbourne, these pitch black mornings are a killer to wake up to aren’t they? It is my belief that in winter breakfasts need to be carefully planned, I’m talking about doing as much as you can the night before so you can snooze that alarm and stay in bed until the very last minute without compromising on flavor or benefits, so this recipe is a guaranteed winner, introducing our Lavender Chia Pots. Make these the night before and voila your looking at your main reason to throw yourself out of bed in the morning. An ideal healthy breakfast rich in nutrients and nourishing goodness. There’s a reason chia seeds are as popular as they are, they’re high in fibre and a great source of anti-inflammatory properties, did you know they actually contain more potassium than bananas? But my absolute favorite thing about this recipe is using Lavender. Everyone knows how relaxing Lavender is, so imagine how calming it is to our body when we eat it? It is infamous for its …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Kale, Mushroom & Chickpea Soup

So this week has been the first week of Spring, one step closer to summer thank god, but I think someone forgot to let Melbourne know. It’s rained non stop and when it’s not been raining it’s been sulking about it, big miserable grey clouds, meaning there has literally been nothing else to do but hibernate under a blanket with a big bowl of soup, and not just any old soup… o no. It’s been a taste sensation of different recipes going down in our kitchen, but hands down the favourite so far has to be our Kale, Mushroom and Chickpea soup. If you are after a healthy tasty recipe, and I mean who isn’t? Then this is your man. Packed full of flavour and using the king the vegetable world right now, Kale, who’s not only low in calories but full of vitamins and essential nutrients like potassium and protein, this is the perfect dinner for when you need to cancel all your plans and just relax in front of the TV. Every time we make …