1 large eggplant, cut lengthways into 4 wedges (cut in half, and then halves again)
3 tbsp organic white miso paste
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar (or white vinegar is fine as well)
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp tamari
2cm piece ginger, grated
1 large garlic clove, grated
1 tbsp white or black sesame seeds
2 spring onions, finely sliced
1 red chilli, finely sliced (optional)
Here is the quickest, easiest, and most delicious (in my opinion), green smoothie recipe using one of my favourite alkalising multi mineral powders by WelleCo.
2 teaspoons of the WellCo Super Elixir Powder
1 small banana (ideally frozen)
1 handful baby spinach
Squeeze of lemon juice
Glass of coconut water
Simply add all ingredients to your blender and blitz until smooth! Delish!
Some of the main ingredients which are in abundance during winter are our root vegetables – carrots, beetroot, pumpkin, sweet potato, parsnip… as well as our powerful greens which aid with detoxification such as broccoli, Silver Beet and Brussel Sprouts.
What better way to get the best out of winter then to combine all of these healing foods into one dish! These roasted veggies are super simple but packed with flavour – use them as a side dish or put them in a bowl with some quinoa, herbs, rocket and lemon juice for an incredible winter salad.
INGREDIENTS (Serves 4)
1 red onion, roughly diced
1 medium sweet potato (skin on), washed and cut into small cubes
1 red capsicum, roughly diced
2 small beetroot (skin on), washed and cut into small cubes
1 medium sized zucchini, cut into small cubes
4 parsnips (skin on), washed and cut into small pieces
10 Brussel sprouts, cut into halves or quarters
2 cup broccoli florets
2 tbsp olive oil
1 sprig rosemary leaves
2 tsp ground cumin
Seat Salt & Cracked Black Pepper
This curried cauliflower soup ticks all of those ‘comfort food’ boxes – it is hearty, thick, creamy, smells divine and the spices give us that extra kick of heat that our bodies so desperately want in the winter months.
Albeit looking pretty bland and boring, Cauliflower actually contains amazing phytonutrients which help to activate our detox enzymes! They are also an excellent source of Vitamin C and manganese, as well as containing Vitamin K which acts as an anti-inflammatory.
The toasted chickpeas on top not only add crunch, but also add a great vegetarian protein source to the dish.
INGREDIENTS (Serves 4)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
1 large garlic clove, sliced
2 heaped teaspoons of mild Indian curry powder
3 fresh curry leaves (or 8 dried)
1 large blue potato, cut into quarters
1 small Cauliflower head (approx. 830g) cut into small florets
1.5 litres of home-made stock or filtered water
1 x 400g tin organic chickpeas, washed and drained
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
Sea salt & Cracked Black Pepper
The perfect accompaniment to soups, salads, toasties, savoury muffins, and wraps.
Makes 1 jar (approx. 2.5 cups)
1tbsp coconut oil
1 red onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, finely sliced
1 red chilli, chopped
3cm piece ginger, finely sliced
2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
2 tsp curry powder
2 tsp tomato paste
5 large tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp sea salt
We all crave comfort foods in the winter months and this pasta dish most definitely hits the spot. I used brown rice & quinoa spaghetti from my local organic health food store, but you could use mung bean pasta, or even zucchini noodles if you wanted to have no grains at all.
2 tbsp olive oil
12 cherry tomatoes
1 brown onion, finely sliced
2 or 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced
2 tsp dried oregano
4 tbsp tomato paste
1 small or 1/2 large eggplant, cut into cubes
1 tin organic crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup basil, roughly chopped
Sea Salt & Black Pepper
GF pasta of your choice
These cookies are not only vegan but they are paleo too - quick and easy to make, and the perfect lunch box addition or compliment to a cup of afternoon tea.
Feel free to play around with flavours - you could add raw cacao powder to make them more chocolate flavour or swap the orange for lemon.
Makes 20 Cookies
3 cups almond meal
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup brown rice flour
2 tbsp psyllium husk
1/2 cup cacao nibs
Pinch sea salt
Rind of 1/2 orange or 4 drops DoTerra Orange Essential Oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp almond butter (or another nut butter)
3 tbsp unprocessed honey (or rice malt syrup, or maple)
1 cup organic coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup coconut milk
Super easy to make, and full of all the beneficial gut bacteria our internal eco-system just loves! Adding fermented foods to your daily diet can do wonders in boosting your immune system, aiding effective digestion, and improving your detoxification process.
Makes 1 litre
1.2kg cabbage leaves
5 heaped pinches sea sea salt
4 tsp mustard seeds
3 tsp caraway seeds