Raw veggie San Choy Bow

veggie sanchoy bow

Raw veggie san choy bow is zesty, cleansing and uplifting either as a side to fish or meat, or on it's own with added protein from nuts, seeds and the dressing. It's super simple to make and I hope you love it! What you'll need (serves 4-8 depending on portion size / occasion ie meal vs canapes)  2 carrots 6 spring onion stalks from the whites to the green tips 1/2 a 30cm long daikon ( or extra celery and fennel if out of season where you are) 3 celery stalks 1/2 bulb of … [Read more...]

2 minute Teff bread

Teff with smashed avocado and herbs

I wanted something 'bread like' and all I had was the Teff flour I've been experimenting with. I had bacon on the go in one pan and a salad sorted, so it also had to be instant. The experiment began and resulted in this super simple pancake like, airy soft 'bread' that is great to toast up over a couple of days and spread smashed avocado, paté or dips on top, or even perhaps pop under the grill for a couple of minutes with pizza toppings. Consider it a quick new little feather in the cap for … [Read more...]

Fresh Fennel Salad

fennel mango herb salad

Do you need a salad? I need a salad. I adore shaved fennel and adding bigger flavours like herbs and something sweet to it. This simple salad is a great side to fish, chicken or prawns. I served it on the weekend for some dear friends who were round for dinner and we found out they were 11 weeks pregnant - Don't you love that? More beautiful babies in the world with super cool parents. I hope you enjoy it!   What you'll need (serves 6 as a side) 2 medium - large heads of fennel, … [Read more...]

Simple Buckwheat Soba noodles

buckwheat

I love soba noodles. These were such an exciting discovery for me when I realised I was gluten intolerant 11 years ago. When sourcing them though, you have to be sure you're getting the 100% buckwheat ones, as most brands contain wheat (if this is a problem, preference for you) This is the easiest little recipe - A great 2 solo lunches in a row type of thing with a change of accompaniment perhaps to spice things up, or chilli added for day two. I hope you love it as much as I … [Read more...]

Savoury summer fruit salad

Summer Fruit Salad

There is nothing more I love than a fresh, colourful salad in the summer time with juicy bits aplenty. Nature really does gift us the goods over the summer time, when it comes to flavour and colour, doesn't she? A friend asked me to bring something 'Red' to a recent lunch, and so the savoury fruit salad was born out of that. I had strawberries, tomatoes, pomegranates from Mum so I built from them and created this one.   It had purple basil, green basil, tomato, raspberry, … [Read more...]

Epic salad

Greens, herb, spice, and citrus salad

I've had a busy week of workshops and have decided to run with the theme of making the absolute most out of beautiful, natural ingredients by showing just how satisfying and 'epic' a salad can be. We humans crave the "new". I've been thinking of late it's because we used to be nomads and there was always a new plant to explore, or animal to catch... Food marketers of course give us 'new' stuff all the time, but their playing on our desire to be continually excited by food, leads us down a … [Read more...]

Buy Nothing New Curry – Vegetarian / Vegan

Vegetarian Curry

I love that I'm writing this up on world vegetarian day! No matter what style of diet or nutritional 'box' you might put yourself in, we could all make more room for veggies! This got dubbed the 'buy nothing new curry' because the veggies used for it resembled bits and pieces fit for the compost bin. BUT, I like to push the envelop and reduce waste wherever and whenever possible, so I decided, on a night when my boys were out for dinner, that I'd make the curry for myself and test it. Oh how my … [Read more...]

Silky smooth cauliflower puree

Cauliflower Puree

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...]