Zucchini, Corn and Mint Fritters

I love my veggie breakfasts but haven’t yet created a really good fritter recipe. I have been a bit turned off   fritters in the past as they tend to be overly eggy or come deep fried. These fritters are different. They are light, not at all oily and only use egg whites ( I hate the taste of egg but I find using egg whites, the taste doesn’t come through as strongly- if you have no issue with eggs, feel free to replace the 2x whites with one whole one). Zucchini and corn are both at their best at the moment, making this lovely seasonal summer breakfast (or brunch, lunch or dinner!). …

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Cardamom Spiced Black Rice Pudding with Mango

This dish takes me back to bali where a popular dessert is sticky black rice cooked with coconut milk and pandan leaf – if you ever see it on the menu, its definitely worth it. This is my twist on the black rice pudding, using banana to sweeten instead of the sugar, adding in a few different spices and reducing the amount of coconut milk. This recipe is healthy enough  for breakfast or dessert, you choose!

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Growing your own food + The perfect spring breakfast

I recently started volunteering with a Kitchen Garden Program in Adelaide aimed at introducing little kids to gardening and the benefits of homegrown produce. Many children who visit the garden have never seen a potato plant or had the chance to harvest a vegetable straight from the ground so the program is a great learning experience. Being involved in this has also made me reflect on my own kitchen garden experiences growing up.

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Veggie Breakfasts

Its national Nutrition week this week (October 11-18) and this years challenge is to the try for 5 challenge – getting 5 serves of veg in each day, you can sign up to take the challenge here.

It’s no secret I love my veggies and recently I have really been getting into having them for breakfast too. By starting the day with a serve of veg you’re already on your way to meeting those 5 serves. Plus it can help get you out of that breakfast rut, get more nutrients in and cut out the typical sugary breakfast choices (move over cereal!).

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Should you go Gluten Free + Spelt Porridge recipe

The internet and social media full of misinformation around nutrition (thanks pseudoscience!) which leads to a lot of confusion about what foods are actually healthy for you. Following the hype around gluten, I often get asked the questions:

Should I be avoiding gluten?

Will going gluten free help me lose weight?

Are gluten free foods better for you?

So lets debunk a few myths.

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Fulfilling Buckwheat Porridge with Caramelised Banana

You know those morning when you are so hungry by 10.30, your stomach has forgotten breakfast ever happened and you are craving something, anything sweet and carbohydrate filled? Yep happens to the best of us and more often for others. This porridge eliminates mid morning hunger and fills you up right until lunch time. No mid morning latte and muffin combo needed.

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Autumn Apple and Buckwheat Porridge

I had been craving a big bowl of buckwheat porridge for so long when this recipe came to mind. We have a whole row of apple trees in our orchard at home so there is always a glut of fresh, crisp apples to be used up come Autumn harvest so they were the obvious choice for this dish. Its also been getting a bit colder here in the mornings which means its time for the warmer and more filling breakfast options to shine.

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Banana, Fig and Coconut granola

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This granola smells absolutely amazing, I made up a huge batch a few days ago. The fragrant (almost banana bread-like) smell wafted out of the oven and all through the house. It was enough to bring my housemates out of hibernation and come out of their rooms looking for the source of this deliciousness.

This is a similar recipe to my Caramel and Fig granola, it is not as sweet and uses mashed banana and a little bit of coconut oil to keep everything together rather than using a sweetener. It is also nut free so suitable for those with allergies or if you want to send it with kids to school. …

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Vanilla Buckwheat Breakfast Pudding

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Lately life has been so busy, I have been doing an intensive course at uni, trying to prepare to move out to go on uni placement, keeping up at the gym and then working on the weekends as well! Sometimes life just gets so busy you run out of time to prepare food and find yourself having to eat on the run. This is definitely true for me at breakfast at the moment. Rather than buying something on the way to uni to eat I have been soaking a big batch of this buckwheat pudding on Sunday night so that its ready to eat in the morning.

The beauty of this recipe is that it takes no time to prepare, just stir up all the ingredients plus it will last in the fridge all week. Once the mix is all soaked in you can divide it between jars or containers and top with fruit and yoghurt all ready for the next morning.

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