Silky smooth cauliflower puree

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I had to write an emergency blog. This cauliflower puree was so, so very smooth and I just wanted to share exactly what I did.   What you'll need (serves 4-5) 1 medium head of cauliflower 1/3 cup coconut cream (or whole cream if you eat it) salt optional: add a tablespoon butter   What to do Thermomix: Set your timer to 18 minutes, temperature Varoma, an inch or two of water in the bottom, steamer basket in place. Once it's going, cut all your cauliflower into small … [Read more...]

Beetroot Leaf Chips – Better than Kale chips?

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Oh, I just love a lightbulb moment. I was feeling uninspired by cooking beet greens again, 3rd day in a row. I was also uninspired to add them to a salad. I was cold. It was cold outside. I procrastinated with them in my fridge a couple of days. And then it occurred to me: CHIPS! I'm going to make a call here: Better than kale chips. The flavour is so good. Something about them! May be it's that it's 'new'? Regardless, I look forward to seeing what you think. My family won't find out just yet … [Read more...]

Fragrant Baked Carrot Stack

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There is abundant variety when it comes to cooking veg - I always like to stretch my creativity in the kitchen and this was born on a typical 'what can I do to make carrots exciting today' thought train... So, I started by chopping them long ways, then when deciding what to do with all of these long carrot strips, this 'stack' idea emerged, inspired by the French Daphinois potato dish of layered potatoes with butter, whisked egg and cream. This is of course a little different I wasn't really … [Read more...]

10 ways to SNEAK cultured foods into your day

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I often get people saying their child or partner isn't taking to cultured foods. It's time to admit that cultured foods might not be love at first sight for everyone. I don't however believe that it will always be that way, as it's something we've lost taste for, so it stands to reason that we can acquire that taste once again. Years ago when I was a cocktail bartender, I ran a swanky bar called Lotus in Sydney's Potts Point - an admission that on instagram brought old regulars out of the … [Read more...]

Zesty Asian Coconut Dressing

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I was in Mauritius with my family over Christmas - mum's side of the family is Mauritian, so we visit every 3 years or so, with aunties, uncles and cousins all still over there! It's such a privilege and a curse living with family around the world. On the one hand grateful to visit such beautiful places and on the other, so sad to not be able to just 'pop in for a tea' when you want to catch up. Thank gosh for skype! Here's my little man living free as a bird for a month with my hubby - lots … [Read more...]

2 delicious and easy fermented vegetable recipes

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Fermented vegetables are all the rage, but the truth is many of us have been enjoying them for years and centuries for so many awesome reasons. Read my why and how of fermenting post that will bring you up to speed on the basics, including the reason for today's many chronic health troubles, the reason fermenting is a powerful tool in your corner to reverse and prevent disease, the tools and tricks you need to get started and the hygiene tips that will ensure more predictable success with your … [Read more...]

Fermenting Vegetables: The WHY and the HOW basics

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Fermented Vegetables. Cultured Veggies I prefer to say. Whatever it is that you DO call them, they are going crazy right now! Funny thing is they've been around for centuries and pre refrigeration and freezing, were the way to preserving vegetables well into the colder months. The thing about science is however, that we now know for a fact they're worth so much more to us than simply handy preservation. They're a health powerhouse. Know everything about them and want yummy recipes? Click here … [Read more...]

Nutrient Rich Dairy Free Pesto

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My little guy is dairy sensitive and it's meant converting a few family staples so that he can enjoy them too. This nutrient rich dairy free pesto is as delicious as it is nourishing. Here are a few ways it delivers a powerhouse of goodness to your body! Fresh basil - anti inflammatory and anti ageing, packed with antioxidants Nutritional Yeast - A brilliant cheese flavour substitute if one must and packed with Vitamin B 12 - 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast flakes is enough vitamin B 12 … [Read more...]