This salad tastes like summer on a plate. The smell of the ripe mangoes with the tangy peanut dressing is actually intoxicating. Mango, chili, avocado and prawn is such a great refreshing and summery combination, the sweetness of the mango balances the nutty soy laced dressing and compliments the prawns perfectly. Get ready to fall in love with your dinner…
I’m not going to sit here and claim that burgers are a health food. Or that schnitzel is. Or that making it with nuts instead of bread crumbs is ‘better’ for you. It does taste so amazing though. This recipe is more about realising that it’s okay to eat whatever it is you want to eat. But if you make the food your craving yourself rather than swinging through a drive through your undoubtedly going to end up eating something far more wholesome and real and that’s worth celebrating. This burger is made from scratch (you could make the rolls if you’re feeling really time rich) using the best quality ingredients you can afford and that makes it super tasty. Just look at all that melted cheese too. Oh my.
Yes this is my second haloumi recipe this fortnight, I’d apologise but if you hate haloumi this probably isn’t a long term relationship anyway… Because do you know what’s always delicious? Haloumi.
This week I’ve got all the pretty colours planned for you! Keeping a variety of plant foods in your diet is so important. I usually aim for about 30 different plant foods each week. This might sound like a lot, but with the 5 meals in each meal plan this week you will easily reach that! My lovely friend Mel from the Nutrition Effect recommends 40, and if you can get 40 in 5 meals then 40 is super doable.
This week has been HOT and I am loving it… mostly! I’m also kind of dying by the time I walk home from work in the afternoon and in need of something super refreshing. So this week instead of new recipes (because to be honest I’ve had so little time in the last fortnight I haven’t been able to do the final test on anything) I’ve put a joyful little list together for my fellow down under peeps. All the healthier treats to stock your freezer with, or make in mere moments on a hot day. Yay!
I’m feeling indecisive. I knew all the flavours i wanted to eat but I couldn’t decided whether i wanted to have a pretty salmon with sauce and salad thing or if a quinoa bowl was more my vibe. So I made this dish both ways to see what was best. Turns out both are best, depending on level of hunger/patience for plating. This means that you’re getting a double whammy today. 1 recipe, 2 incarnations. Lucky you.
As we gear up for silly season and life gets super busy I’m trying my best to keep my diet full of healthy goodness to balance things out. This week I’m leaning towards beautiful salad bowls, vegetable laden curries and clever dishes to use up leftovers.
Everything about these is a yay. I’m a little waffle obsessed and sometimes even just use my waffle maker as a sandwich press, but it’s always a happy day when I whip up a batch of waffles and I’m really vibing the savoury variety at the moment. These are filled with potato and parmesan and you’re going to love them.
Ever since doing the Gut Makeover, I’ve been really into keeping my breakfast grain free 5 days a week. This isn’t because there’s anything wrong with grains – I love grains and eat them all the time. It’s more about giving me space in my diet to make sure I’m including a wide variety of other foods, especially fruit and vegetables. This little collection of recipes are my regular go to breakfasts.
I love fried rice. I bonded with one of my dearest friends over fried rice. The first time we met was at a bar: I walked up to her and re-braided her hair, she was my boyfriend-at-the-time’s friend and earlier in the evening I had instructed him – at his request – on how to plait a fish tail braid over the phone. When I got there I was like, ‘nope’, and immediately fixed it. Later on that evening we ended up at China Bar eating their amazing fried rice and had a love-in over how much we both loved said fried rice. And dumplings, we’re also big fans of dumplings.