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Apple and Cinnamon Bread

9 Jul
My gorgeous nephews, Campbell and Lucas ūüėÄ

My gorgeous nephews, Campbell and Lucas ūüėÄ

My nephews were coming over for afternoon tea today so I thought I had better make them cake ūüėÄ

I had a quick look at my favourite website – The Healthy Chef and decided on the apple and cinnamon bread. The Healthy Chef recipes are usually sweetened with honey, dates or maple syrup so I was surprised that this one didn’t have any sweetener in it at all. The original recipe does say don’t be tempted to add any sugar as the apples will be sweet enough. It got the thumbs up from my nephews so safe to say, it was sweet enough. I have converted the recipe to Thermomix however the original recipe can be found here.

You will need:
450g fuji apples cut into quarters
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3 free range eggs
40g macadamia nut oil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
200g wholemeal spelt flour

Method:
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
Chop apples for 3 seconds on speed 4-5 or until grated. Then add the baking powder, salt, eggs, oil, cinnamon and vanilla into the bowl and mix on reverse, speed 2 for 10 seconds.
Add the spelt flout and mix on reverse, speed 1.5 for 20 seconds.
Line a loaf tin with baking powder and pour mixture into loaf tin. I thinly sliced up another fuji apple and layered on top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
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Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean. I had to cover my tin after 45 mins as it started to brown too much on top. I then baked for a further 10 mins.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 1 hour before taking cake out of the tin.

Enjoy xx

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Bee Pollen Bliss Balls

5 Jan

I always keep protein balls/bliss balls in the fridge for a snack on the run or if I want a sweet fix after dinner.

My standard balls I make each week are usually leftover almond pulp from making almond milk, extra almonds, cacao, dates, orange oil and a superfood powder.  Other balls I love are Teresa Cutters Spirulina Protein Balls and Protein Balls from What Caroline Cooked (nut free so great for kids lunch boxes)

I came across these Bee Pollen Balls a few months ago and they have hit the top of the list РI love them!  The health benefits of bee pollen are amazing.  Bee pollen is richer in proteins than any animal source and contains more amino acids than beef, eggs or cheese.  Click here to read more of the amazing health benefits of adding bee pollen to your diet.

The original source of this recipe can be found here however I have converted the recipe for Thermomix.

You will need:

110g dates

10g cacao

40g tahini

45g nut butter

10g coconut oil

100g shredded coconut

20g bee pollen

sprinkle of salt

Method:

Place all ingredients into your thermomix and blend for 10 – 20 seconds on speed 10.

Scoop out mixture and roll into balls (I always use disposable gloves for this) and then roll in coconut if desired.

Enjoy!

Bee Pollen Bliss Balls

Bee Pollen Bliss Balls

Superfood Green Tabouli

16 Sep

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I LOVE this salad!  My favourite chef, Teresa Cutter has come up with this Superfood Green Tabouli which is so easy to make and great on its own or as a side dish.  I made this for dinner and had a small piece of steak with it and had the leftovers for lunch the next day with a tin of tuna.

Traditional tabouli is made with bulgur, a cereal food made from the groats of several different wheat species whereas this tabouli is wheat free and the main ingredient is broccoli.

I have converted this for the thermomix but if you aren’t lucky enough to own one of these amazing machines, click on the link above for the original method.

You will need:

350 g raw broccoli, broken into florets
6 spring onions chopped into thirds
100 g (1 large bunch) parsley
100 g (1 large bunch) mint
1/2  avocado, chopped
20 g ( a good handful)  pumpkin seeds
50 g (2 good handfuls) pistachio nuts
100 g baby spinach leaves
Juice from 3 limes or 2 lemons
1 tablespoons cold pressed olive oil or flaxseed oil
30 g (1 handful) goji berries
A generous amount of black pepper and a little sea salt

Method:

Place pistachio nuts into TM bowl and chop for 2-3 seconds, speed 5 and set aside.

Next, place the spring onions, parsley and mint into TM bowl and chop for 3-4 seconds, speed 8.

Add the broccoli and chop for 4-5 seconds, speed 4-5 or until desired consistency.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix on reverse, speed 4 for 4-5 seconds.

Enjoy! xx

 

Zucchini Fritters

16 Sep

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Whenever I’m looking for some food inspiration, ¬†I always check out Teresa Cutters website, The Healthy Chef.¬† I wanted to make something that I could freeze into portions for lunch on the run. ¬†So often on the weekends I am out and about so I take a little esky with me, whip up a green smoothie, chuck in a protein ball and take something out the freezer that I can eat in the car.

These fritters were really easy to make and made a huge quantity!

You will need:

500 g zucchini chopped into 2cm pieces
150g  frozen green peas thawed
1 bunch parsley
1 bunch mint
4 spring onions chopped into thirds
good pinch sea salt
generous grind of black pepper
peel from 1 lemon
3 eggs
50g  almond meal

Method:

Place  zucchini in TM bowl and chop for 4-5 seconds on speed 4.  Place in a colander, sprinkle with salt and leave for 10 minutes.

Squeeze out all the moisture from the zucchini with your hands.

Place lemon peel into TM bowl and zest on speed 8 for 4-5 seconds.  Add parsley, mint and spring onions into TM bowl and chop for 2-3 seconds on speed 8.  Add peas,  pepper, eggs, zucchini and almond meal to TM bowl and mix on reverse, speed 4 for 5 seconds or until combined.

Teresa’s recipe asks at this stage to test cook a fritter to make sure it holds together well. ¬† If not, add some more almond meal or alternative flour if you need it.

Cook fritters in a pan over a medium heat in a little olive oil for 2 minutes each side or until cooked through.

Serve with salad or eat on their own as a snack!

Enjoy xx

Salmon Burgers

23 Jun

I’ve seen this recipe in Teresa Cutter’s 80/20 book but never really flagged it as one to cook until I saw it come up on her Facebook page the other day. ¬†I had all the ingredients except for the salmon, so off to the shops I went and I’m so glad I did!

I have converted this for the thermomix however if you don’t have one, you can find the original recipe here.

You will need:

500g fresh raw skinless and boneless salmon, chopped roughly

1 small bunch parsley

2 spring onions chopped into thirds

zest and juice of one whole lemon

pepper and salt

1 egg

50 grams of almonds (to make almond meal)

Method:

Place almonds into TM bowl and chop for 10 seconds on speed 9 and set aside.

Peel lemon skin and place into TM bowl and zest for 10 seconds on speed 9.

Add your parsley and spring onions and chop for 5 seconds on speed 6.

Next, add the remaining ingredients and chop for 10 seconds on speed 5-6.

Remove mixture from TM bowl and shape into burgers.

Lightly coat with almond meal.  If your burgers are quite soft, place them in the fridge for 10 mins to firm up.

Cook the burgers over a low heat  with some olive oil until crisp, golden and cooked through.

I served mine with some sweet potato chips and lemon wedges.

Enjoy!Salmon Burgers

LSA Porridge

7 Oct

Ok, so this is another one of my fave breakies which is gluten free, dairy free, healthy and delicious!

So simple to make with the thermomix but you can of course do it with a saucepan, grater etc – it will just take a bit longer.

I got this recipe off one of my favourite chefs, Teresa Cutter, The Healthy Chef.

Give it a go, you won’t be disappointed!!

Ingredients
1 green apple
2-3 TB of LSA (make your own with equal quantities of linseed, almonds and sunflower seeds chopped on speed 10 for 3-4 seconds and keep the rest in the fridge – great sprinkled on fruits and salads!!)
220g of almond milk (make your own by blending on speed 10, 200g almonds soaked overnight with 1000g of filtered water and strain through a nut bag – add a date or two if you want some sweetener and use the leftover pulp to make some bliss balls)
Banana, blueberries, flaked almonds and cinnamon to serve

Chop apple on speed 8 for 2 seconds.
Add the LSA and almond milk and heat for 3 minutes, 100 degrees on speed 1.
Pour into serving bowl and add some chopped banana, handful of blueberries, flaked almonds and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

This tastes delicious and will keep you full until lunchtime!

Enjoy!

Power Porridge

28 Aug

There is nothing that tastes better when its cold outside and I get home from the gym then a bowl of power porridge.  This is a recipe adapted from my favourite chef, Teresa Cutter, The Healthy Chef.  I love this porridge and it is so easy to do in the thermomix!  I can be a bit time poor in the morning going to the gym and getting to work on time so I  let the thermomix do the work while I have a shower.

To serve 1, you will need:

1 x small apple

1 x small banana

20g oats

20g quinoa flakes

sprinkle of linseeds

teaspoon of cinnamon

100g milk

100g filtered water

drizzle of honey

First, place your quartered apple into the TM bowl and chop for 3-4 seconds on speed 4.  Add half a MC of water and cook for 2 mins, 100 degrees on speed 2.

Next, add your oats, quinoa flakes, linseed, cinnamon, milk and water and cook for 7-8 mins, 100 degrees, reverse on speed 2.

In the last 30 seconds, add your chopped banana and drizzle with honey.

If you don’t have a thermomix, you can of course do this in a saucepan.

You won’t want to eat plain porridge again after trying this!