Here it is, my final festive recipe for the season… and look how pretty it is! Plus it’s very simple to make with the easiest pastry ever. There’s no resting needed, no butter, no special equipment. It looks impressive and you can make it without any added sugar at all, so go ahead and eat it for breakfast 😉
This flatbread is vegan, gluten free and stupidly easy to make. It’s what I make when I have next to nothing in the cupboards and want a vehicle for toast toppings. without toast. The extra virgin olive oil and chickpea flour works so well together and the finely chopped spring onions add a burst of flavour. Easy, delicious any time of the day food is what I’m about.
There’s a little for everyone in this list, whether you’re having a cold salads and seafood affair or a more traditional roasted things affair there’s a vegetarian side here to keep everyone happy. This little vegetarian sides list is to help keep that dining table in balance on Christmas day. All the meat and protein is delicious but impressive sides make the meal. The sides are a great opportunity to sneak the vegetables in!
The end of year is hurtling towards me at an alarming rate and if if it wasn’t for my love of the holiday season i’d be screaming for the breaks. Luckily that love is strong. I’m all ofr the food, family, friends, party times and gift giving at this time of year. it’s all my favourite tings at once and living in Australia means I also get sunshine.
It’s stone fruit season and I’m pretty excited about it. Apricots have always been one of my favourite fruits and when they’re good they’re so good. I’ve always known that dried apricots and cheese were good together on a cheese board and I’ve recently discovered that sweet grilled apricots are amazing with salty goats cheese and thyme. it’s actually a dream combination.
My tahini obsession has reached new heights recently and this chicken is the best thing to come out of it. I’ve never used tahini to give sesame flavour to Asian dishes before and I have no idea why because it’s amazing. The marinade coating this chicken is insanely tasty and the chicken gets golden and crispy so it’s a very good time.
Why hello there summer, do I have the perfect accompaniment for you. These icey poles are life and have i fact been saving my life for weeks now. They’re so simple to make and taste amazing. Like a mango Weiss bar but better. Well I think they’re better, and they’re also better for you.
It’s been such a busy week this week but I feel like that’s just the vibe for December right? Christmas parties are happening, summer is happening and the end of the year is quickly approaching. I’m trying to keep my week night meals as wholesome and nourishing (I hate using that word for some reason!) so that’s what this weeks meal plans are all about: keeping the balance in comparison to the December party time mayhem.
I totally get that Christmas is a time of indulgence for all of us and I am by no means suggesting you overhaul your whole Christmas tradition and make it a ‘healthy’ Christmas because Christmas isn’t unhealthy, it’s a time to celebrate with your loved ones and share traditions, gifts and food. It’s not a time to be worrying about calories. Then again I don’t think any day is a day to worry about calories! That said, you can include a few things that are a little lighter to mix things up, lighter but still super delicious and this little collection ticks those boxes big time. From gluten free, to dairy free, to just wholesome there’s something for everyone,
Basically ramen. But I cheated, and made it quick and easy, like almost as easy as 2 minute noodles but full of goodness and yummy nourishing things rather than a weird dehydrated sachet of ‘flavour’. But let’s be honest, I might be trash talking that stuff but I crave it sometimes as it was the comfort food of my childhood and then hangover food of my teenage years and very early twenties. Don’t judge me, just admire how far I’ve come;)