Chilli Con Veggie

Chilli Con Veggie

            Chilli Con Veggie I often cook this dish in the slow cooker. Just throw everything in and tada….Dinner is taken care of. 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, chopped cumin ground coriander ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper dried oregano 2 tins four beans mix 2 tins whole tomatoes ½ cup dried red lentils rinsed. 1 cup vegetable stock Salt and pepper Diced fresh chili or chili flakes (optional) Olive oil   Heat a little olive … Read more

Roasted Pumpkin Salad

Roasted Pumpkin Salad

Hello!! I’m stoked that you are reading this blog post of mine because, it means that you now have in your hot little hands my version of the crazy popular roasted pumpkin salad. This is by far one of my favourite go to easiest most delicious salads I make. I’m not the best cook but, I sure know how to build a pretty damn good salad. It’s all about colour, texture, flavour and height! Build it up, build it up, … Read more

Why I don’t calorie count

Here’s some good news… I don’t ask my clients to count calories, unless they want to of course. The thing is, I am promoting a way of living. I am a Food and Lifestyle Coach and I teach my own recipe to healthy living.  I don’t believe that a healthy life involves calorie counting and worrying about numbers in food. In my opinion, that’s not a healthy relationship with food and I don’t like to look at food like that. … Read more

Healthier Choices for Your Everyday Kitchen Items!

Healthier Choices for Your Everyday Kitchen Items!

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS CHECKLISTS   Use my kitchen essentials checklist to make small lasting changes in your own home. Swap it out and tick it off!  Food Healthier Choice Check Bread Sourdough, its easier for digestion   Cereal Porridge, muesli or granola   Cheese Cottage, ricotta, feta, haloumi, parmesan (avoid pre grated cheeses)   Eggs Accredited free range, local   Flour Whole meal Spelt, buckwheat, coconut, almond meal, arrowroot starch   Grains Quinoa, buckwheat, oats, brown rice, wild rice, basmati rice … Read more

RECIPE – SLOW COOKER EGGPLANT AND LENTIL CURRY

RECIPE – SLOW COOKER EGGPLANT AND LENTIL CURRY

I love cooking! I love getting out my chopping board, knife, frypan and wooden spoon and making  something that is going to nourish my family. I love smelling herbs and spices and using them to flavour my food. I love putting different ingredients together that really compliment each other and add colour and texture to my food. I love stirring the food while it’s cooking and watching it all come together. All while sipping on a glass of smooth red! … Read more

RECIPE – SWEET POTATO BROWNIES

Sweet potato brownies….. I know what you’re thinking. Why spoil a perfectly fine dessert by putting a vegetable in there. Well, here’s my reasoning…..I like food…in fact I LOVE food and I love creating healthier alternatives so I can enjoy yummy treats more often. I guess you could call it a recipe makeover. For me, it’s not about hiding vegetables in foods to get my children to eat them. My children help me create these healthier treats and they know … Read more

RECIPE – PUFFED RICE BARS

These little no-bake lunchbox fillers are quick and easy to make. I’ve already got some in the freezer ready for those busy school mornings. They are refined sugar free, gluten free, nut free (of course) and vegan…and so easy to make. This is a good one to get those little helpers involved in the kitchen.

 

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups puffed rice
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup pitted dates, soaked in water for 20 mins to soften

To make:

  1. Line a freeze safe container with baking paper. The container I used is 27cm x 17cm. The height of your bars will depend on the size of your container.
  2. Mix the puffed rice, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Blend dates, coconut oil, honey, salt, vanilla and coconut milk until smooth. Then add to saucepan and heat over low heat until the mixture starts to bubble.
  4. Poor the warm date mixture over the puffed rice and combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  5. Poor the mixture into the lined container and use the back of a spoon to press and smooth over the mix. Once the mix is firmly pressed, put the lid on the container and pop your slice in the freezer.
  6. After about 1.5 hours grab your slice out and cut it into bars of your preferred size.
  7. Store in the freezer until you’re ready to eat.

Welcome 2018!

Welcome 2018!

Apparently this is a going to be a great year! Haven’t you heard? It’s all over the news. I better keep up then….. Welcome 2018!!! How good is the start of a new year?! I might be a little nerdy (I know I’m not alone here) but I really get excited about new calendars, new diaries and all the potential and possibility of the New Year. Who doesn’t love a new beginning. It always gets me thinking about what I … Read more

Recipe: Mocha Energy Bites

These little mocha flavoured energy bites are perfect for an afternoon ‘pick me up’…without all the guilt. They are full of natural protein too, so….great for an after workout snack!  I like eating mine straight from the freezer…which is so fitting for us top enders this time of year. Phew…IT’S HOT!!! Quick…. YES! Easy….YES! Yummy….. YES! Healthy…YES! Here’s what you need: 1/2 cup cacao powder 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 1/2 cups pitted dates A fresh … Read more

Real people doing great things!

Hey people!! Isn’t this time of the year so freakin crazy….?!?!? I LOVE IT! Take 5 and have a little read of this. This blog entry is a little different to all my other entries, I’ve decided to interview a fellow wellness warrior to keep things fresh! Meet Katie!!!! I asked Katie Turner (no, I did not ask myself…HA!) to lend me her words for this blog. This is the first of my getting to know you blogs. Basically, I … Read more