Physalis, Pomegranate and Feta Salad

… so you think by now I would realise that de-seeding a pomegranate in a white t-shirt is a terrible idea… but no… formerly white shirt which now has pink patches all over it is proof I was a little over-estimating my pomegranate de-seeding skills… rocket salad with pomegranate seeds, feta, physalis (the orange coloured…

Blueberry, Cheese, Thyme and Honey Toast 

… this isn’t so much a recipe, just one of my favourite breakfast combinations…  Ingredients:  2 slices of walnut toast 100gr cottage cheese / ricotta  60gr blueberries   Thyme sprigs  Honey  Method:  Place bread on a griddle pan to toast (or simply put in the toaster if you have one of these). Spread the cottage…

Quinoa, Sprouts and Pomegranate Salad

… in love with colourful salads lately… Ingredients:  1/2 cup dry quinoa 1/2 pomegranate 20 large brussel sprouts 2 tbsp black sesame seeds 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds 1 tbsp pine nuts 2 tbsp soy 1 tbsp agave nectar 2 garlic cloves (crushed) 10 fresh basil leaves (finely chopped) Olive oil 1 tbsp black truffle-infused oil…

Cooked Buckwheat, Leek, Mushroom and Choy Sum Salad

… first time cooking buckwheat… the purple cabbage is super colourful in this one! Serves 2 Ingredients: 150 gr choy sum 1 leek 2 tbsp soy 1 tbsp agave nectar 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp sunflower seeds 10 small button mushrooms 1/2 cup dry buckwheat 1/4 small purple cabbage Olive oil Method: Combine 1/2 cup dry…

Coconut Chia Pudding

… coconut chia pudding… the yogurt makes this one quite creamy…  Serves 1 Ingredients: 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 tsp pomegranate powder 100mL plain yogurt  100mL coconut milk  Sprinkle of bee pollen (optional) Method:  Combine chia seeds coconut milk, plain yogurt and pomegranate powder and leave overnight in the fridge (or at least for a…

Hummus

… great for spreading on toast for breakfast… or just eating any time really… Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 1 x 400gr can of chickpeas (reserve the liquid and a few chickpeas for plating) 1 tbsp dark tahini 2 cloves of garlic (crushed) 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp lemon juice Salt to taste Garnish: coriander, paprika…

Raw Cocoa Smoothie

… for when you want something chocolate-like… Serves 3 Ingredients: 1 very ripe pear 2 bananas 1 cup of almond milk 1/2 tsp nutmeg 2 tsp raw cocoa powder Method: Peel, slice and freeze the banana for two hours (or overnight). Chop pear into small pieces. Combine the frozen banana, pear, almond milk, nutmeg and…

Steamed Barramundi

… barramundi is a very common fish in Australia and has a very soft texture when cooked… steamed barramundi is usually quite delicate… Serves 2 Ingredients: 2x 150gr barramundi fillet 1 tbsp soy 1 tbsp honey 2 tsp garlic   2 tsp ginger (fresh ginger slices are better) 1 tbsp dill  Garnish: lime, spring onion,…

Spinach, Beets, Feta and Honey Walnut Salad

… this has to be one of my favourite salads and it is very easy to make… works well as a side dish for lunch or dinner…  Ingredients: 100gr spinach 2 cooked beets Handful of walnuts  2 tbsp honey Feta cheese  Olive oil  Balsamic vinegar  Method: Wash spinach and chop the beets into smaller square…

Strawberry Banana Icecream

… this one is really yummy and I think it actually tastes like ice cream, though it is much healthier…  Serves 2 Ingredients:  2 large bananas 150gr strawberries  100mL almond milk Marshmallows (optional) Method: Peel, slice and freeze bananas for 2 hours or overnight. Purée frozen bananas, strawberries and almond milk until the texture is…

Broccolini and Honey Pumpkin Salad

… super simple veggie dish… Serves 2 Ingredients: 250gr pumpkin pieces (M&S sells pumpkin pieces readily cut into squares for those of us who are too lazy to buy and whole pumpkin and chop it up ourselves) 200gr broccolini (it’s kind of like broccoli, but with smaller florets and longer thin stalks… personally, i think broccolini…

Pan Fried Salmon and Fig Salad

… this has to be one of my favourite easy dinners to prepare… think I eat salmon at home at least once a week… Serves 1 Ingredients: 50gr rocket 3 slices of halloumi 2 fresh figs 150gr salmon fillet 1 portobello mushroom (medium-sized) 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce 2 tsp honey 1 tsp garlic 1 tsp ginger 2…