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13 Jul 2019

This is a wonderful and simple recipe for light seed crackers. The easiest way to make them is with a dehydrator if you have one, however, they can still be made in the oven on low heat. 

Ingredients:

1 cup linseeds

3 Tbsp Chia seeds

3 Tbsp Linseed meal

3 Tbsp Sunflower seeds

3 Tbsp Pepitas/Pumpkin seeds

3 Tbsp (heaped) of powdered curry spices or other seasoning of choice

Method:

Combine the linseeds, chia seeds and linseed meal and s...

28 Feb 2019

This is a fantastic pesto that can have several variations and can be morphed to suit your body and digestive system. Being made with seeds rather than nuts makes it much lighter and easier for some to digest. It is also high in antioxidants, phytonutrients and healthy fats from olive oil, seeds and herbs. 

Ingredients:

You will need one to two large bunches of fresh Basil, keeping all the leaves and discarding the stems

about 1...

28 Feb 2019

OK so this is a ridiculously simple recipe that takes little effort to make and yet is super nutritious, full of protein and fun for kids and adults alike. I was inspired by a gorgeous friend of mine who is a passionate nutrition student and works tirelessly in the kitchen inventing and trying out recipes. Thank you Alanna! 

Apparently you can do this with flattened out chicken thigh fillets, but I happened to come across...

28 Feb 2019

This is a super simple recipe that most may well be familiar with. There is something about home made foods and beverages that is hard to beat. You know the ingredients down the the smallest detail and most importantly you can make it with love which feeds you back all the more. So here is a simple and quick Almond milk recipe to enjoy making and drinking or using as an ingredient in other recipes.

Fresh Almond milk typically l...

28 Feb 2019

Here is another favourite of mine ...

Ingredients:

  • a bunch of kale (the frilly one is great for this recipe)

  • some olive oil

  • some spices of your choice (such as garlic granules, sweet paprika, turmeric etc)

Method:

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees (alternatively you can use the grill). Meanwhile, devein the kale, shread into smaller pieces and toss in a bowl with some olive oil and the spices. Spread on a baking tr...

28 Feb 2019

Sweet potato is a starchy root that is a great substitute for conventional white potatoes. Sweet potatoes don't tend to spike blood sugar levels as much and can be a lovely side to your main meal especially if you are trying to give up regular potatoes. Just remember that sweet potatoes still have the 'sweetness' and hence the sugar effect and are best enjoyed on occasion and in small amounts. Here is a simple recipe for shoe...

28 Feb 2019

This is a simple custard recipe that is high in protein and fibre and is delicious and creamy whilst not taking very long to make. A winner for kids and adults that are looking for a porridge or pudding substitute that is more supportive to your body than our conventional custards. And the bonus is that it's also gluten and dairy free just like all our other recipes. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond or soy milk or coconut milk

  • ...

28 Feb 2019

For those of you looking to replace rice in your diet, here are a few ideas for making rice free sushis:

Ingredients:

  • You can use Amaranth seed or Quinoa seed and cook it up like rice. Or alternatively you can also make it with cauliflower 'rice'. Cauliflower rice is simply when you mince raw cauliflower till it resembles rice and then give it a gentle fry to soften it up slightly. When you have 2 cups of cooked Amaranth, Qu...

28 Feb 2019

One of our favourites as a kiddies dinner - but also a great substitute for the usual starchy potato mash that some adults are trying to wean off!  Potatoes and potato mash can spike blood sugar levels, contribute to insulin resistance, inflammation and fat deposits in the body. But this mash is made from Cauliflower and has a far more supportive effect on the body!

Ingredients:

  • We get beautiful lamb snags (sausages) from ou...

28 Feb 2019

Another great finger-food recipe which is great for breakfast, as a quick snack in the day or as a light main served with guacamole (mashed avocado) and a side salad. You can pre-make them and have them ready in the fridge to snack on over a day or two. You can change the type of grated vegetables to suit your diet - you can try adding grated beetroot, celery, fennel bulb, arame seaweed - the choices are endless. Here are ones...

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