Green Felafel Burger

Who said burgers can’t be healthy? These green felafel burgers pack in plenty of veggie servings as well as some serious plant based protein and fibre (seriously, forget the wacky powders, chickpeas are so full of goodness, they should be called superfoods). Use a wholegrain/high fibre or sourdough buns for extra health benefits.

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Coconut Water Cold Brew Coffee

I have recently been getting into the cold drip ice coffee – you know the ones made in the giant glass contraptions seen in trendy cafe’s -those ones. Besides costing a small fortune and there being a shortage of trendy cafes in my area, I couldn’t really keep up this caffeine habit and decided to make my own. After some research I found it was actually quite simple to make at home, all you need is some ground coffee, water, a glass container and something to strain out the grinds. …

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Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich 3 Ways

What’s cool as a cucumber, incredibly good looking and about as hot right now as an Aussie summer? Ice cream cookie sandwiches obviously. These are all relatively easy to make, especially since I chose to cheat on the cookies (Sorry, we have hit a heat wave here, not the best weather for cranking up the oven to bake!). These are great as an informal dessert that will still wow your family/guests/dog and so much fun to eat. …

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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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Summer Vegetable Ratatouille

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASummer is my favourite season, it has a lot to do with the 3 months of warmth and sunshine but also because the veggie garden is so abundant during this season. Zucchini, patty pan squash, basil and tomatoes all thrive in our veggie patch and often we have so much we give it away. Even if you don’t have the room for a vegetable plot or a friendly neighbour you can still make the most of summer’s lovely seasonal produce with cheaper prices in the green grocers. This Summer veg hot pot is perfect for using the best produce summer has to offer and also is the perfect make ahead meal to take for lunch to uni/school or work. …

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Zucchini and cinnamon baked oats

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Anyone who has ever grown zucchini at home will know how devious they are. One minute they are small and cute and then you turn your back and they morph into giant monster zucchinis that you have no idea what to do with. It’s lucky that zucchinis are such a versatile vegetable, you can make them into noodles, fritters, savoury slice or even hide them in chocolate cake. One of my favourite things to do with zucchini is grate them into my morning oats and cook until creamy to make “zoats”. Recently we picked some giant zucchinis and I hadn’t made baked oats in a while so it was only natural that I make these into baked zoats too.

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Healthier satay sauce with veggie skewers

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If theres one thing they do well in Bali (besides beaches, cocktails and sun obviously) its satay sauce, anyone who has tried the traditional dish Gado Gado will know what I mean. Sometimes satay sauce can be a bit oily (and full of sugar!) so I wanted to make my own peanut satay sauce with just a little less fat and without the sugar while trying to keep the rich flavour. I think I came close.

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Cauliflower Tabouli

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The old tabouli gets a summer makeover here by replacing the bulgar wheat with grated cauliflower or “cauliflower rice”. It sounds a bit strange to use raw cauliflower in a salad but it is actually delicious for something so simple. Serve this with felafel or your favourite veggie burgers and plenty of hummus. Also good wrapped up in a buckwheat wrap. …

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