A pumpkin puree based take on 'mac n cheese' using smoked paprika, nutritional yeast, and vinegar to replicate the flavours we love so much in the original version. Albeit it being healthier for us, it still manages to tick the comfort food box when it comes to taste and texture! Y U M!
How lovely to turn an everyday ingredient such as the humble onion, into the star of the show! This delicious summer salad incorporates the sweetness of caramelised onions with the crunch of roasted walnuts and the delightful zest which comes from goats fetta and orange juice.
Serves 4 - 6
3 large red onions, cut into halves and then into thirds or quarters depending on size
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
150g walnuts, roughly chopped
100g goats fetta
1/2 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
2 cups radicchio, roughly chopped
1 tbsp seeded mustard
1 medium navel orange, juiced
Salt and pepper
As the warmer months set in - we often crave lighter, cooling foods - things like salads and juices and smoothies. For many of us though, we tend to miss the mark in the smoothie making department - blending up fruit and liquid only to find ourselves starving 30 minutes later.
A smoothie can be a fabulous meal in itself and an excellent time-saver if you're on the fly. In order to make a smoothie which gives you lasting energy however, it needs to balanced. Considering that fact that a smoothie has already been pureed (and therefore half our digestion work is already done for us), we need to ensure it contains fibre, fat and protein to sustain us for the entire morning.
Who ever said salads were boring? A Middle Eastern spiced grain salad brought to life with the sweetness of green grapes and an abundance of fresh herbs.
One of the biggest perks of Summer? It's MANGO SEASON! Yas! Juicy, tropical, sweet goodness loaded with Vitamin C and beta-carotene which makes it especially wonderful for our skin health. Start the day with this cooling, incredibly simple, breakfast parfait.
Because who doesn't love dumplings? Serve as a delicious entree or add to a soothing Asian soup packed with chilli and veg - yum!
It gives you the comfort of a warm loaf of bread, combined with the goodness of unsaturated fats, essential protein, and plenty of high fibre, antioxidant-rich vegetables. Plus it freezes well and packs easily into your lunchbox. Convenience plus!
Theres something about spiced baked beans which screams comfort food. Whether you have them on toast with smashed avo, add them to your lunch bowl, or wrap them up in a burrito, they pack a powerful nutritional punch and are a great source of plant based protein + fibre... plus they're usually a win with the kiddies (sans the chilli of course).
A take on the classic winter breakfast dish... packed with anti-inflammatory turmeric + ginger. It doesn't only make it good for us, but it also turns the porridge bright yellow, which looks a bit fun.
It's easy, healthy, and it looks impressive - a win / win situation. Plus it's a great way to use up leftover cooked rice if you have it in the fridge. Serve with a crunchy side salad and you're all set!