(Appetizer, serves 2 adults)
2 ripe avocados
1 clove of garlic, micropaned
Juice of 1/2 lime
Squeze of lemon (approx 1 tbs)
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut, peel and scoop out the avocado flesh and mash it with a fork. Don't over mash it, it's nice when your guac is a bit chunky.
Cut the jalapeño in half, removed the seeds and stem. Then dice finely.
Cut the red onion in half and dice finely as well.
Microplane the single glove of garlic.
In a small bowl, add all the ingredients and mix together. Add salt and pepper to taste. I like to garnish it with a little extra red onion and jalapeño. You could also add some fresh coriander on top, that would be divine!
Serve with chips, pita, carrot sticks or celery.
I am obsessed with Blue corn chips, and these only have three ingredients (including the salt)! You can find them at Woolworths.
I'm so excited that we have our daughter now and we can start family holiday traditions!
Our newest tradition is homemade pancakes on Christmas morning. This recipe is so darn easy, and most people have these staple ingredients in the cupboard already. It was a huge hit in our house yesterday and I highly recommend giving them a try.
You can make these pancakes any day of the week and adapt the recipe to make it healthier. For instance you could substitute the chocolate chips out and top it off with homemade apple sauce instead of maple syrup (for the kiddos for example). There is really no reason to ever buy pancake mix when it's this simple to make them from scratch!
Chocolate Chip Coconut Pancakes
(Serves 2 holly, jolly adults)
3/4 cup plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp caster sugar (or coconut sugar if you prefer)
3/4 cup of almond milk
Dark chocolate chips (quantity up to YOU!)
1/3 cup organic shredded coconut
Pinch of salt
Extra shredded coconut for garnish
Raspberries and/or blueberries
Add the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt and sugar) to a medium bowl and mix.
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and almond milk together.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir well to combine.
Add the shredded coconut and fold it through with your spatula.
Lightly grease a non-stick fry pan and heat to a medium temperature. I use avocado oil, but you can use butter, non-dairy butter, vegetable oil, coconut oil or olive oil.
Use your 1/4 measuring cup to scoop and pour your batter on the pan or griddle.
Once you've poured the desired size pancake, sprinkle a few dark chocolate chips on this wet side. When bubbles form on the surface, flip and cook the other side until lightly browned.
I like to serve it with berries (and a dusting of powdered sugar, but purely for ascetic purposes)!
You can drizzle them with maple syrup or honey.
For some vegan friendly options, try a chia egg substitute, topping them with non-dairy caramel, hemp seeds, or toasted almonds.
Merry Christmas guys!
Serves 2 adults, makes 700ml
3 large carrots
25 grams of fresh ginger (add more if you like it SPICY!)
Wash carrots, trim the ends.
Wash the beets and trim the root.
Wash and peel the orange.
Wash and peel the lemon.
Cut and peel the ginger.
Place your ingredients in your juicer one at a time. Juice.
Stir well and serve
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The title of this recipe kinda makes me sound like a bad mum, I get that!
But in all honesty, I was going on a six day trip to Melbourne and I had a ton of organic veggies that needed to be used. I decided to get cooking for my little girl because there was no way I was going to waste our lovely organic veg.
This recipe is so easy and super delicious, yes I tried it! If you are like me and like to meal prep, make a big batch of quinoa for yourself to eat throughout the week and reserve a cup to set aside for the this recipe.
9 small carrots
3 small/medium beets
1 medium sweet potato
1 cup of cooked quinoa
Peel all the carrots and trim the ends
Peel the beets, quarter and trim the ends as well (make sure the beets aren't cut too large because these will take the longest to cook and you want everything to be finished cooking around the same time).
Peel the sweet potato and cut into cubes (all similar sized for even cooking)
Place the carrots and the sweet potato in the water at the bottom of your steamer, add the beets to the steamer basket.
Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until beets are just tender.
Cook quinoa per instructions on the packet.
Add cooked veggies and quinoa to your blender with some of the water and puree.
If the puree is too thick, add some of the cooking water to thin it out.
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For the Love of Food
I think eating well is a form of self-respect, and that's evident in my recipes.