There are no black beans in these brownies. I repeat, these brownies are black bean free. I sometimes feel that black beans have a slightly overpowering taste, even when smothered in chocolate. When I make a bean based brownie I like to use cannelini beans as you still get the health benefits of them being a plant based dessert that’s full of fibre, but with a less ‘beany’ taste.
Soba noodles, miso, sesame, a pile of vegetables and a couple of great protein sources – all this makes up the bowl of health. This beautiful looking bowl is full of goodness, such as: omega 3s, protein, vitamin a, b, c, e and k, antioxidants, fibre, iron, calcium just to name a few!
Simple, fun and nutritious breakfasts are where it’s at. This recipe ticks all those boxes. Loaded with omega 3’s from the salmon and avocado and with the added benefit of a serving of vegies at breakfast it’s got a lot of good things going for it.
Sometimes all I want is a toasted sandwich. Comfort food ya know? But comfort food doesn’t need to be a total nutritional loss. This sandwich has all the melted cheese and golden bread of your dreams, but with a home made hot and spicy chutney filled with vitamins A, C and E to name but a few. Add in that handful of greens for freshness and a side salad and you have yourself a meal you can be proud of.
Chilli and tomato are great friends. And this is a great homemade sauce to add pizazz to sandwiches, burgers, wraps, have with roast vegies or meat. It’s free of nasty additives and full of flavour.
This salad is fresh and zingy and full of contrasting textures – everything I like in a salad. And it’s basically fresh and zingy salad time now as the weekends have really been turning it on lately. Spring is here, like really here. Well for today anyway, if I get too excited about all this sun Melbourne will go and take it away again.
It’s a weird time of year in Melbourne. We’re oscillating between smoothie and cold drink weather and warm porridge weather. Sort of typical Melbourne really. This porridge straddles that fence nicely. Strawberries are abundant at the moment as the weather heats up around the country and they are so delicious teamed with the vanilla scented creaminess of this porridge.
This smoothie is both tasty and pretty. And full of the good stuff of course! You can use your preferred milk but almond or oat would both be delicious choices. The marbled effect is easy to do and makes for a pretty finish. We eat with our eyes first and I find the nice my food looks the more mindful I am when eating it.
This cake is gluten free and uses a mixture of polenta and nutrient filled nuts to add texture and flavour. Blood oranges are one of my favourites, i love the variation you get in colour and they have such a beautiful flavour with a slight bitterness which balances this cake nicely. This is a cake, so it’s not health food but we all need cake sometimes and this one is full of real ingredients and amazing flavour.
I love going out for brunch and one of my favourite things on any brunch menu is fritters. Especially corn ones! But so often they are deep fried and more batter than corn. These fritters are quick and easy, full of corn and gluten free. They also make a really easy to prep lunch idea.