Sunsational Summer Drinks
Jun05

Sunsational Summer Drinks

Grapefruit Spritzer INGREDIENTS: 1 grapefruit; plus additional grapefruit for garnish 2 cups ice 3 x 12oz cans of ginger soda handful of fresh basil 1/4 cup basil simple syrup DIRECTIONS: Juice one large grapefruit and segment additional grapefruit for garnish if preferred. Fill a pitcher half way with ice. Pour soda, fresh grapefruit juice and simple syrup. Mix well. Garnish with grapefruit slices and fresh basil. Moscow Mule (yields...

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VEGGIE BURRITO (BLACK BEAN)
Jun05

VEGGIE BURRITO (BLACK BEAN)

BLACK BEANS 2 cups black beans (dried – soak over night for optimal nutrients). Boil black beans in salted water for 45 min or until soft. 1 red onion, diced small 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced small 2 tbsp vegetable oil (to sauté) 1 tsp lime juice (maybe two depending on how juicy)  Salt pepper to taste ½ cup Cilantro, chopped DIRECTIONS: Add oil to large pan and heat. Sauté the red onion and jalapeño peppers until onions...

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PROTEIN PACKED SUMMER SALAD
Jun05

PROTEIN PACKED SUMMER SALAD

INGREDIENTS: ¾ cup romaine, finely chopped ¾ cup radicchio, finely chopped 1 hard-boiled egg, finely diced 1 chicken cutlet, grilled and diced 10 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters ½ cup chickpeas, cooked 2 tbsp chives, finely chopped ¼ cup blue cheese, crumbled 1 tbsp red wine vinegar, or to taste 2 tbsp olive oil, or to taste  salt and pepper DIRECTIONS: Combine romaine, radicchio, hard-boiled egg, grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes,...

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PORK and PINEAPPLE SKEWERS
Jun05

PORK and PINEAPPLE SKEWERS

INGREDIENTS: 400g pork 4 tbsp sugar 60ml cider vinegar 1 tsp fish sauce ½ small pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks (or use ready prepped fresh pineapple, drained) 1 green pepper, deseeded and cut into squares 4 spring onions, trimmed and cut into 4 equal lengths  small bunch coriander, chopped  cooked rice (to serve with) DIRECTIONS: Cut the pork into cubes. On low heat, heat the sugar and vinegar in a pan until the sugar...

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NO BAKE STRAWBERRY CHOCOLATE TART
Jun05

NO BAKE STRAWBERRY CHOCOLATE TART

INGREDIENTS: CRUST: 32 Oreo cookies, whole ½ cup butter, melted CHOCOLATE FILLING: 7 oz milk chocolate (200g) 3.5 oz bittersweet chocolate (55-70% cacao) (100g) 7 oz heavy cream (200 ml) TOPPING: 10 oz fresh strawberries (300g) chopped nuts (almonds, pistachios) DIRECTIONS: Place oreo cookies (with filling) into the bowl of a food processor and blend until crumbs form. Melt butter and pour into the crushed cookies and process until...

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Raspberry Keto Muffins
Jun05

Raspberry Keto Muffins

INGREDIENTS: 3 cups almond flour ½ cup ghee or coconut oil, melted 4 large eggs, whisked 1 cup raspberries 2 tbsp lemon zest 1 tbsp sugar-free vanilla extract stevia, to taste 1 tsp baking soda DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C). Mix together all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Pour into muffin pans (use silicone muffin pans or grease the metal pans). Bake for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Makes 12...

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Bacon, Parmesan Brussel Sprouts
Jun05

Bacon, Parmesan Brussel Sprouts

INGREDIENTS: 4 strips thick-cut bacon 2 tbsp butter 1 lb brussels sprouts,halved 2 tbsp fresh parmesan salt and freshly ground black pepper DIRECTIONS: Cook bacon in a large skillet until crispy. Remove to paper towel-lined plate and roughly chop. In same pan with bacon fat, melt butter. Add brussel sprouts. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sprouts are golden brown (8-10 min). Season with salt, pepper and fresh parmesan, to taste,...

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Keto Salad
Jun05

Keto Salad

Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 20 Minutes INGREDIENTS: SALAD INGREDIENTS: 2 cups baby spinach 4 slices bacon, cooked and diced 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (or diced Roma tomatoes) 1/2 cup red onion, diced 4 ozs blue cheese, crumbled 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced 1 egg, hard boiled 1/4 cup red wine vinaigrette (see recipe below) RED WINE VINAIGRETTE INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup olive oil 3 tbsp red wine vinegar 3 garlic cloves,...

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Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Mash (serves 4)
Jun05

Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Mash (serves 4)

INGREDIENTS: 1 head cauliflower 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp butter 2 garlic cloves 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 2 tbsp light sour cream 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste 1/8 tsp pepper, or to taste DIRECTIONS: Rinse and cut the cauliflower. In a large pot with a steamer basket add enough water until it touches the bottom of steamer basket. Add the cauliflower, cover and bring the pot to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the cauliflower is...

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Peppercorn Steak
Jun05

Peppercorn Steak

INGREDIENTS: 2 of your favourite cuts of steak 2 tbsp lightly cracked black pepper 1 tbsp kosher or sea salt DIRECTIONS: Using a pepper-mill on the largest setting or using a plastic bag and a heavy pan, lightly crack the black pepper. Season each steak with 1/2 tbsp of kosher salt. Cover the steaks with 1 tbsp of the cracked black pepper. Make sure to coat each side and then press the pepper into the steaks with your hands before...

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PEACH ICE TEA (cold brewed)
Jun05

PEACH ICE TEA (cold brewed)

INGREDIENTS: 5 earl grey tea bags 1 litre water 3 peaches, sliced  peel of 1 orange, peeled into large slices 3 mint sprigs 2–5 tsp sugar, maple syrup or honey DIRECTIONS: Add the peaches to the bottom of a pitcher and muddle with a wooden spoon just enough to smash them. Add the slices of orange zest, mint, sweetener of choice, tea bags, water and mix until combined. Cover and place in the fridge for 6-12 hours. Remove the tea bags...

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BEER SOAKED CEDAR PLANK SALMON
Jun05

BEER SOAKED CEDAR PLANK SALMON

Yield: 2-4 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 untreated cedar plank 1 whole fillet of salmon, approx 1 pound 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil  salt and pepper 1 lemon, thinly sliced 4 sprigs fresh thyme 2 cups  beer DIRECTIONS: Place the cedar plank in a high rimmed baking dish or roasting pan and top with a very heavy can. Pour beer in dish and add just enough water to ensure the plank is fully submerged. Allow the plank to soak for at least 4...

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Sweet Potato Bites with Avocado and Bacon
Mar13

Sweet Potato Bites with Avocado and Bacon

INGREDIENTS: 4 slices thick-cut bacon (about 3ozs) 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean, peels on 1 ¼ tsp kosher salt ¾ tsp black pepper 2 med. avocados,peeled, pitted, and diced 1 tbsp fresh lime juice DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400°F and cook bacon, place on a paper towel lined plate and pat dry. Once cool enough to handle, dice and set aside. Move oven racks to the upper and lower thirds of the oven....

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Curry Bowl
Mar13

Curry Bowl

Recipe courtesy of: Healthy Cravings Holistic Kitchen INGREDIENTS: 4 potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 tbsp vegetable or olive oil yellow onion, diced celery chopped fined 2-3 med carrots 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp ground cumin 1 ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional) 4 tsp curry powder 4 tsp garam masala (optional) 1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained 4 cups veggie broth 1 cup frozen peas 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk...

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Rhubarb Spice Cake
Mar13

Rhubarb Spice Cake

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup sugar 2 cups rhubarb, chopped 175 g butter, melted egg, whisked 1 ½ cups plain flour 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp nutmeg, grated ½ tsp all spice 1 cup raisins ¾ cup walnuts, chopped Icing sugar DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line baking tin with parchment paper. Put the rhubarb and sugar in a large bowl, then stir well. Add the butter and egg and mix well. Fold in the sifted dry...

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