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
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.
Because who doesn't love dumplings? Serve as a delicious entree or add to a soothing Asian soup packed with chilli and veg - yum!
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).
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!
Yeahhhh baby. Warms your soul, and fills the house with aromatic spices. This dish is also jam packed with flavour and bursting with all the good stuff - protein, fibre, leafy green vegetables, lemon, turmeric... the list goes on.
Comforting like a warm hug, this soup ticks all the winter boxes - it's slightly spicy, slightly sweet, and is made from some key nutrients + antioxidants which our bodies crave during the colder months.
A labour of love... lasagne needs time and patience, so it would be preferable to make this recipe on a lazy Sunday afternoon with a glass of red wine in hand.
RECIPE NOTE: This recipe is gluten and dairy free but if you can tolerate gluten/dairy then you can swap the relevant ingredients for flour/non GF pasta/milk etc.
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.