The thing I love most about this salad is that its all Veggies! The toasted Walnuts are the magic ingredient.
- Toss butternut in olive oil – roast in oven at 180c for 35 minutes, turn halfway through.
- Place Walnuts into a frying pan and toast on a low heat until lightly brown (no oil needed)
- Serve on a bed of Baby Spinach Leaves & Rocket
- Top with Avocado, Danish Feta & Baby Beetroot
- Dressing, shake all together in small jar: 1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon grainy mustard, 1 tablespoon raw honey, 1/4 cup olive oil (This keep well in the fridge for about a week)
Super quick to make! Add 1/3 cup rolled oats and 3/4 cups water to a pot & bring to the boil – cooks in about 4 minutes. Pour out into a bowl & mix in 1 tsp sugar & salt free peanut butter and 2 drops stevia. Top off with a little milk!
There’s nothing better than char-grilled chicken kebabs at a Braai (Barbecue), but the ones you buy in store are often covered in a sticky, sugary marinade. So this is a lighter, healthier way to make your own chicken kebabs at home.
What you’ll need:
- 4-5 Chicken breasts cut into bits that you can ‘skewer’, dont get them too thick or they may not cook in the middle
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- salt & pepper
- 1 Minced clove of garlic
- Wooden skewer sticks (Cut these to fit the size or your grill pan or braai before you skewer the chicken onto it)
The ‘How to’:
- It’s best to let this marinade overnight in the fridge before cooking. If you’re short on time, 2-4 hours marinading should do the trick.
- Make the marinade mix:
- In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper, rosemary, sage and garlic.
- Place the cut pieces of chicken into a zip lock bag or tupperware. Pour the marinade into the bag. Seal & ‘smush’ around to get all the pieces of chicken covered.
- Put into the fridge to marinade overnight.
- Cut your wooden skewers to fit the size or your grill pan or braai before you skewer the chicken onto it.
- After marinading, push the pieces of chicken onto the skewers and grill until cooked.
- Enjoy with a side salad!
Spaghetti Bolognese is definitely comfort food. I can’t make it as well as my mom but still, it’s pretty good! I like to lighten it up with swapping out pasta for baby marrow noodles.
Serves 4, Takes about 30 minutes
What you’ll need:
- 500gr beef mince (or 1 tin lentils for meat free version)
- 1 chicken stock cube
- 4 chopped tomatoes (or 1 tin diced tomatoes – preferably organic)
- 1 brown onion, finely diced
- Extra Virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 minced garlic clove
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Baby marrow (zucchini) noodles (Make your own or buy ready made)
Lets get cooking:
- Saute chopped onion in E.V. Olive Oil until soft & golden.
- Then add the mince and brown. Break the mince up with your spoon or spatula so there aren’t any large chunks.
- Once mince has browned, add the tomatoes, oregano, garlic, and crumble in the chicken stock cube. Stir until combined.
- Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes – stir occasionally.
- Use a vegetable spiralizer or mandoline slicer to make your baby marrow (zucchini) noodles (or buy ready made from woolworths).
- Place noodles into a microwaveable container with a lid and microwave for 3 minutes – allow to sit in the container for a further 2 minutes before serving.
Busy lifestyles & time spent on technology today often have an impact on our quality of sleep. Try this spiced-up version of the ‘cup of milk’ before bed for a better night’s sleep.
What you’ll need & how it all helps:
- 250mls Full Cream Milk (Dairy or Almond Milk)
- 2 pinches of nutmeg – said to have insomnia curing benefits
- 2 pinches of cinnamon – said to have blood sugar balancing benefits
- 1 pinch pink salt – said to lower stress, it raises oxytocin (hormone) levels which helps you feel calmer
- 1/2 tsp raw honey – said to re-stock and support the liver function whilst you sleep
How to make your warm fuzzy:
- Heat the milk in a saucepan on the stove or in your favourite mug the microwave.
- Add in the spices and stir, you may want to return to the heat to let the flavours infuse.
- Put on some loose, comfy clothes (PJs). Find a quiet, comfortable place, with low lighting, and sip slowly.
Roasting Cauliflower with olive oil, chili flakes, zaataar spices, salt & pepper – 20-25mins at 180C
I got this great Za’ataar blend from Woolworths. Za’ataar is a blend of roasted sesame seeds, oregano, sumac & thyme.