Steamed Vegetables with Herb & Garlic Butter

2017-07-10T19:28:37+00:00 1 October 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , |

Steamed Vegetables with Herb and garlic butter

This dressing really makes the steamed vegetables taste super tasty. It is inspired by a  freezer meal I got from a supermarket in Jasper, Canada. I thought, ‘this combination of flavours is yum! I must try recreate this when I get home’ (minus all the preservatives and artificial flavourings!) The herbed butter has quiet a strong salty flavour so make sure you toss it through your steamed veggies thoroughly so it is well distributed. When my husband tried it for the first time he enthusiastically exclaimed

Energising Red Smoothie

2017-10-30T20:56:17+00:00 17 September 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , |

Energising Red Smoothie Recipe

A delicious and nutrient-packed red smoothie recipe to alternate with your favourite green smoothie recipe! There is so much goodness jammed into this smoothie. The beetroot provides your body with a stack of antioxidants and vitamins. Studies have found that beetroot can reduce blood pressure and inflammation. Ginger has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. It aids digestion, relieves nausea, has anti-inflammatory effects and can ease cold and flu symptoms such as headaches and sore throats. Lemon is wonderful for your liver, the detox organ of the body.

Blueberry Pie Smoothie

2015-09-03T12:00:13+00:00 3 September 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Blueberrry Pie Smoothie
This is a delicious, decadent smoothie which makes a filling and satisfying snack or breakfast.

Serves 1

Ingredients

Smoothie:
200ml water
1 handful ice
1 heaped tablespoon coconut cream
1 large / 90g frozen banana, broken into chunks
1/2 cup / 65g frozen blueberries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon maca (optional)
1 teaspoon chia seeds

Toppings:
1 teaspoon coconut flakes
cinnamon
4 pecans, chopped

3 Sides For Your Bacon and Eggs

2015-07-09T12:00:38+00:00 9 July 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , |

My hubby and I love our tradition of bacon and eggs every weekend. It’s such a satisfying filling breakfast. We usually have our bacon and eggs with one of these sides, plus sometimes a green smoothie. These sides are way more nutrient-packed than a slice of bread and a lot tastier too!

Side 1) Kale torn into small pieces, sliced mushrooms and cherry tomatoes sautéed for 5 minutes over medium heat in butter. Top with himalayan salt.

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My 3 Favourite Chocolate Cake Recipes

2017-07-10T19:37:41+00:00 5 February 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I love chocolate! It’s definitely my favourite sweet food, so I’ve tried a lot of different chocolate cake recipes!  Here are my favourite three. Enjoy!

  1. Mr I’s “Far Too Easy” Chocolate Cake.

What I like about it? It tastes amazing and is so easy! I can’t imagine how it could be any easier or quicker to make a cake from scratch. I always serve it without icing, but with cashew cream (see the link on the recipe page).

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Blueberry Chia Pudding (thermomix recipe)

2014-12-29T09:00:04+00:00 29 December 2014|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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I usually have this for breakfast once a week. You can substitute the fruit for whatever is in season and get creative with your toppings! Chia pudding is a great balance of carbohydrates, protein, fats and vitamins. It will give you a great start to your day and keep you full for many hours.