Every Tuesday night in our little share house family we alternate with who cooks the evening meal for all. There are basically two rules; 1. cook a ‘clean’ and healthy meal and 2. make it substantial enough for the manly men too! Continue reading “HEALTHY QUINOA NASI GORENG”
5 WAYS TO PIMP YOUR AVO TOAST
Avocado toast is just one of those ultimate classic dishes right? It is quick, easy, looks gourmet, tastes insane and is super healthy for you – not to mention ON EVERY breakfast menu worth looking at. Hello carbs and healthy fats! Ahhh I have been addicted to avocado toast for quite some while now and it makes the perfect breakfast, morning tea snack, quick lunch, arvo hunger snack or easy lazy dinner. Mmmm you can’t go wrong with natures butter!! Here are 5 new ways that you can pimp your avo toast and make it a little more gourmet or interesting! These combos aren’t for everyone but hopefully one of them tickles your fancy. Otherwise – just stick with the classic.
Growing up Mac n Cheese was a staple in our household. Mum used to make the most insane mac that we all devoured! I have made mum’s classic dish a few times over the last couple of years but wanted to make a ‘healthy’ completely guilt free version for the gluten intolerant and of course add as many vegetables as I possibly can into the mix without making it look like a stir fry. SUCCESS!!! Continue reading “5 HIDDEN VEGGIE MAC ‘N’ CHEESE”
With so many fad diets circling social media and the health and fitness industry it is hard to know what to eat. It certainly doesn’t help that the ‘gluten free’ diet is becoming a bit of a fashionable trend and people are focussing more on what NOT to eat, than what TO eat! Don’t eat dairy. Don’t eat meat. Don’t eat fats…. ringing a bell?
This is a simple and delicious meal that is so easy to whip up – and I bet you have had it before. Zucchini pie, tart or slice call it what you wish, it is a homemade classic that has been circulating for years. Here is a ‘healthy’ recipe alternative for the dairy and gluten intolerant and even options for the paleo inclined.
ZUCCHINI SLICE – SF, GF, PALEO
1-2 medium zucchinis
1 medium sweet potato
2 tomatoes (topping)
1 brown large onion
8 jumbo eggs
1 cup diced bacon or ham (left over Christmas ham works a gem)
1 cup almond meal (or any other flour alternative – I use spelt or buckwheat flour and it’s divine)
2/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
salt and pepper
handful of pepitas or pine nuts (or both)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (can omit for paleo diets)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a large baking dish with baking paper. Grate the zucchinis and sweet potato. Place in a large bowl. Add the diced bacon/ham, finely diced onion and grated cheese.
In your food processor crack the eggs, add the oil and process until light and fluffy. Pour into bowl and mix through. Add the flour/meal, cumin, pepper and salt and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
Pour mixture into lined baking dish. Top with sliced tomato and sprinkle with pepitas. Bake for 45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.