Green Mangoes. Yum! It’s not often I see these babies in my neck of the woods. You can source them in asian grocery stores or markets but I choose to enjoy them when they pop up this time of year in my local greengrocery shop. Today I decided to take a vietnamese pickled salad I… Continue reading Pickled Green Mango Salad with ABC Prawns
These ‘muffins’ are a wheat free, guilt-free treat. They freeze well and contain amaranth – the ‘miracle grain’ of the Aztecs that is not actually a grain, but a seed that contains 15 to 18% highly absorbable protein and 25% more fibre than whole-wheat. Amaranth is also rich in vitamin B2, B3, B5, B6 and… Continue reading Raspberry, Amaranth & Almond Muffins
HUMMUS Handy snack and a great accompaniment with some carrot sticks, celery, snow peas, sticks of cucumber or capsicum slices. Homemade hummus is pretty easy to make and is better for you than most preservative-containing store varieties. Try making a batch up Sunday arvo to last you the week. Chickpeas are high in protein, vitamin… Continue reading Humble Yet Handy Hummus
I LOVE freezable treats. Perhaps this is due to the fact that I am the type of person to make a cake and eat it all in one sitting. Slight exaggeration… Two sittings. That is why making sweets that store best in the freezer works for me. Out of mind, out of sight. Right? It… Continue reading Raw Raspberry Freezer-Ready Slice
One of these Autumn vegetables most likely pops up in your fridge regularly, while the other may be completely new to you… Beetroot is ready to be harvested in the veggie patch and it is time to get inventive. I decided to try my hand at cooking a Sri Lankan style Beetroot Curry. But, I… Continue reading Beetroot and Okra – A Tale of Two Autumn Veggies
Chicken soup is good for the soul… My daughter is not feeling very well today, she has had a tough week at school and seems to have picked up a virus. Her little body is fighting it – no fever, a red throat, a little cough and the desire for extra TLC and time rugged… Continue reading Child Flu: A particularly nasty strain of Man Flu
Sunflower Seeds… Something that comes from such majestic, beautiful flowers HAS to be simply amazing 🙂 These magic seeds should be included in your daily diet for a few very important reasons: Wonderful source of protein, vitamin E, magnesium, selenium (soil dependent), B vitamins – B1, B5 & B6, copper, iron, folic acid and fibre… Continue reading Sunflower Power!