All posts tagged: recipes

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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: …

Little Big Sugar Salt

7 weeks away from our self challenged Melbourne Brunch mission simply means we have 7 weeks of breakfasts to make up for and after almost 2months of suspicious omelettes and banana pancakes I think a Smashed Avo is more than deserved. A quick Instagram stalk later and Sunday morning a tired and hangry Jonny was being dragged up Chapel Street to Little Big Sugar Salt. The night before the girls and I had one of our dinner dates, the first since I’d returned and somehow that one drink we all promised shockingly somehow turned into a few bottles, being the last table in the restaurant and finally being asked to leave. Ooops. And I don’t drink, one drink hits me the equivalent of a full on bender and I had TWO glasses…so lets just say when we arrived at LBSS and had a not unexpected 15 minute wait there was no way I was loitering anywhere without a large coffee firmly glued to my hand, don’t quite agree with my latte on this one though, …

Citrus & Coconut Smoothie

Lets talk about Smoothies. (I mean everyone else seems to be at the minute) Making a smoothie is the quickest and easiest way to get some of your important 5 a day and rev up your metabolism first thing in the morning. It should be simple and nutritious, so why, why, why is everyone is trying so hard to complicate them. Don’t. It shouldn’t be. We have all become guilty of overlooking the importance of our everyday fruits in favour of some exotic sounding superfood from the depths of the Amazon that none of us can even pronounce, so let’s just stop for a minute and take it back to basics. You get so many of the same qualities in all the simpler fruits as you do the superfruits, we just need to remind ourselves, just because it’s a “boring” fruit doesn’t make it bad. Jonny and I try to get up early most morning for a jog before an hour of hot yoga and then by the time we get home we are in desperate need of some sort of boost (*reward) but I struggle …

Banana, Blueberry & Avocado Smoothie

Like everyone, I am obsessed with juices and smoothies at the moment. Every morning after yoga we make one for Breakfast. It’s so quick and easy to throw something together when you’re in a rush and even better it’s so good for you because it’s packed full of nutrients. This recipe is one of my favourites and it’s a classic,  some might say boring but why does that have to mean it’s bad? Why overcomplicate something that works perfectly well. It’s simple it’s tasty and being Potassium deficient the combination of avocado and banana is a real life saver. What you’ll need – – banana – avocado – frozen berries (we use blueberries) – dollop of Greek yoghurt – decent glug of apple juice then blend all together. And Voila. What’s more this is the perfect recovery smoothie with it’s anti- inflammatory qualities. Just what you need to get all your vitamins and minerals in one easy go without the heavy meal. Perfect for Breakfast after exercise this will keep you going all morning. What do you think?  Do you prefer this one or our …