Today’s round up is all about making tasty and (mostly) guilt-free ice cream and sorbet recipes using a high performance blender like Vitamix. We know that many of our readers own this machine so we searched around for hours to find the most appealing recipes around. We have lots of healthy options, including dairy-free, vegan, paleo, and raw ice creams. [Read more…]
Kelp noodles are a great alternative to regular noodles or pasta as they are gluten-free, egg-free, low in calories, with virtually no carbohydrates, and high in iodine, which helps with healthy thyroid function. The noodles are made from kelp, which is a type of large, brown seaweed, although they don’t actually resemble or taste like seaweed at all. They are crunchy glass noodles with neutral, bland taste that can take on other flavours really well.
There are many reasons to love a good casserole – they are comforting, easy to make, and you get to use up a lot of the leftover ingredients in one dish. I used to make a lot of casseroles when I was a university student because they were cheap to make and I could feed a crowd (aka my flatmates). I can’t say I paid much attention to the nutritional values of those casseroles at the time so they were often heavy, made with pasta and way too much cheese. Let’s just say there are much healthier ways to make a casserole and that’s why I’ve put together this round up of nourishing casserole recipes.
People often think about celebratory and festive foods as something decadent and indulgent, something they shouldn’t eat too much of unless they’re prepared to go on a mini detox the day after. And it’s hard to keep the balance right when you’re surrounded by unhealthy junk food at the office and birthday parties. We have a solution!
Today’s soup is a marvellous fusion of two nutritious root vegetables – Jerusalem artichokes and carrots. It’s the more sophisticated sibling of the pumpkin soup, nutty and savoury with more complex flavour. Great in summer and winter, this soup is a perfect light meal in itself or can be served as a dish in a two-course dinner. For those following the 28 Day Rejuvenate Program, this is a great dish to have on cleansing Mondays.
I love my spiralizer! It makes preparing vegetables quick, easy, and fun plus a little different to slicing and dicing. There’s also something very attractive about a pile of colourful vegetable spirals. Fruit and vegetable noodles can be used to make delicious raw salads, as a low carb pasta, noodle or rice replacement, in stir fries, soups, latkes, or pancakes. You can even make baked treats like sweet potato curly fries, onion rings, or crispy apple chips.
This lovely banana bread inspired cake is full of subtle flavours of ginger and winter spices, which are perfect during the festive season. It’s grain, gluten, and dairy free, with no added sugar except for dried fruit and bananas. It’s also essentially nut free (minus the pecans you can remove) so it’s safe for kids lunch boxes and those of your avoiding nuts. [Read more…]
It’s Thanksgiving this week and those who are celebrating will most likely be firing up the oven to make some juicy, crispy roast turkey. We wanted to create a simpler, quicker recipe with ground turkey that can be enjoyed both during the festive season and any time of the year. These turkey mince patties with tart and flavoursome cranberry and pine nut pesto are quick and easy to make so you’ll have a healthy dinner on the table in no time. [Read more…]
Gut health is one of the most talked about topics amongst nutrition and wellness experts and enthusiasts. Many studies are now showing that a healthy, well balanced gut flora is one of the key factors in achieving good digestion, and health in general. As well as avoiding stress and toxins that cause an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in our gut in the first palce, it’s important to include a variety of fermented foods and probiotics in your diet.
If like me, you like to observe trends and patterns in popular recipes and food blogging, you would have noticed a cascade of bowl meals. We’re talking about nourish bowls, superfood bowls, protein salad bowls, smoothie bowls, breakfast acai bowls – the list goes on and on. They are essentially bowls filled with super healthy, nutrient dense foods and ingredients, presented in a compartmentalised manner which, for some reason, makes us want them so much more. I guess it’s the fact that we get to visually register all the ‘super food, antioxidant rich’ bits and pieces that are about to enter our bodies and that makes us feel proud and satisfied.