This is a super easy chicken bone broth recipe, or as I call it: liquid gold.
The benefits of bone broth are vast. It is excellent for your skin, thanks to all that lovely collagen (yes, the very same stuff people pay hundreds to have pumped into their faces), fantastic for your gut health which in turn supports your immune system.
For as long as I can remember, my mum has been trying to get me to eat fish. At the ripe age of 25, I still hate it! But as I learnt more about the incredible benefits of salmon and the omega-3 it contains, I knew I wanted to get it into my diet somehow.
All I had to do was figure out how to make this piece of fish not taste at all like, well, fish!
This sweet potato soup is vegan, sugar free, gluten free and low fat.
This vegan Italian tomato and basil sauce recipe is an absolute kitchen staple recipe in my house (well, apartment). I recommend making a big batch of it on the weekend, pop it in an air tight container and keep in the fridge for an easy go to sauce to add to pasta and spaghetti throughout the week. Try adding this sauce to wholegrain spaghetti with steamed tenderstem broccoli and cherry tomatoes.
Did you know that the classic pairing of spaghetti and meatballs ain’t so classic? Traditionally, in Italy, meatballs, or ‘polpettes’ are simply eaten with sauce, cheese and a mixed salad dressed with olive oil. The pairing of spaghetti and meatballs came to be in America in the 1920’s as spaghetti was one of the only Italian pasta’s available at the time. When my Italian mother told me this, I was as shocked as you are and once you pick you jaw up off the ground, I will share my healthy Italian giant meatballs recipe with you.
Soup is a fantastic way to get a lot of nutritious food into one meal and to use up produce taking up space in the fridge. Best of all, it is so easy to put together and you can reheat it and enjoy it all week.
For many people, Christmas = Turkey. If like me, you are cooking for just yourself and one other, a whole turkey, weighing in at 15 lbs isn’t the most practical or cost effective way to go about things. For me, cooking a turkey crown instead of a whole turkey is the perfect solution. A turkey crown is basically just the breast of the bird and it is much easier and quicker to cook than a whole turkey.
I have recently been working with Bearfaced Groceries who source seasonal produce from local farmers and deliver it straight to your door (kind of like Santa for foodies). They kindly provided me with the turkey crown I used to create this recipe.
Honey Maple Roasted Turkey Crown Ingredients
1 turkey crown (2 kg)
1 large white onion
2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
1 and 1/2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Start by preheating the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and giving the turkey a good rinse.
Next slice the onion and place it in a roasting tray and put the turkey on top.
In a small saucepan, heat the oil, syrup, honey, garlic and about 2 tablespoons of water on low heat, make sure it is mixed well.
Use a brush to cover the turkey.
Once the maple mixture is on the turkey, add the rosemary – it will stick to the turkey because of the mixture you have painted on.
Place in the oven for 1 hour and 40 minutes, once you get to the 1 hour and 20 minute mark, increase the heat to 200 degrees.
Enjoy with creamy mashed potatoes and seasonal greens.
Check out the recipes in my ‘sides‘ category for ideas on what you can make to accompany your turkey dish. I recommend the Roasted Golden Beetroot
This is a simple recipe for healthy vegan sweet potato falafels, using only natural and wholesome ingredients. They are baked instead of deep fried like many pre-packaged falafels, keeping them low in saturated fats but still high in tastiness.
This Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Vegan Peanut Sauce recipe is so delicious that it leaves me wanting more every time I make it, so much so that I usually steal a little out of the other person’s bowl when serving up! The wild grain rice is filling and low fat, the sweet potatoes are lightly spiced on the outside but super soft on the inside and it’s all topped off with a moreish peanut sauce.
This easy wild rice salad is just what it says on the tin – super easy but the sneaky thing is, it doesn’t taste easy! It is the sort of salad you can enjoy at work, smiling smugly to your coworkers whilst saying something along the lines of ‘oh, this salad? Why yes it is delicious and I just threw it together in 10 mins…enjoy your supermarket sandwich’ *hair toss.* Okay, maybe you shouldn’t say that exactly but my point still stands that this salad is so delicious and good looking, everyone is going to want it!