Yearly Archive: 2014

HNC summer ‘slaw – the perfect Summer Salad!

My husband hates mayonnaise. I mean REALLY hates it! So a ‘normal’ version of coleslaw is definitely not an option for us! That’s ok though – as I actually love this version even more. It’s lighter, fresher, and the mint, coriander and lime really give it a tropical feel. A perfect summer salad!salad

 

WHAT YOU NEED

1/2 a red cabbage, shredded finely

60g toasted macadamias, chopped coarsely

¾ cup coriander, chopped

½ cup mint leaves

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Raw mango-nana cheesecake

 

Who doesn’t love a good cheesecake?!

How about if I told you that this one is not only delicious, but is good for you at the same time!! With no refined sugars, gluten-free, dairy-free, the goodness of cashews, coconut oil, mangoes and bananas – this is the perfect dessert. Or is good enough to eat for breakfast :).

raw cheesecake

 

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Basil and Cashew Pesto

Pesto is the most versatile dip to make, not to mention easy and delicious! It also uses one of my favourite herbs, and one of the easiest to grow, Basil.

basil pesto

Make up a batch on the weekend and use it throughout the week as a dip, add to salads, stir through pasta, and my favourite – have for breakfast with poached eggs and avocado!

There are many variations out there for pesto. My version is dairy free, but you can … Continue reading

Ways to eat Chia….

Chia Seeds. Little seeds that pack a whole lot of nutritional punch!

Wondering why you should include these in your daily diet, and how on earth you are going to do it? Well you’ve come to the right place 🙂 Lots of ideas below.

Benefits of Chia are numerous. benefits of chia

 

Firstly, they are an excellent source of omega 3 fats, that are essential for brain health and are also anti-inflammatory.

Secondly, they are a complete protein, containing all of the … Continue reading

HNC Bliss Balls – Two ways

Bliss balls. Little balls of bliss. Sweet little treats that are good for you!

There are heaps of different versions of bliss balls out there, here are two of my favorites: ‘Chocolate, Coconut and Chia balls’, and ‘Lemon, Coconut Chia balls’. They are easy to whip up and use ingredients I always have in my pantry. Once you get the hang of them, you just add in anything you have on hand.

 

bliss balls

Make sure you note the difference between … Continue reading

Blueberry Chia Breakfast pudding

Chia. Chia chia chia. Little seeds that are just so good for us! Turning them into a breakfast pudding is a great way to start the day, full of omega 3’s, fibre, minerals and antioxidants. You will be full for ages after this one! No more mid-morning hunger slump.

chia pudding

Why oh why would you want to eat from a cardboard box?? (that – let’s be honest – you may as well just be eating the cardboard) when you can whip … Continue reading

HNC Crunchy Nut Mix

I’ve gone nuts. Completely nuts for nuts! I don’t think I’ve ever eaten as much of them as I have since we began the transition to wholefoods. They are just a perfect snack that fills you up. The perfect addition to breakfast, dessert, morning and afternoon tea…. Making up a batch of sweetened granola, or my crunchy nuts, is a great addition to the pantry.

crunchy nut mix granola

It will last in an airtight container for a week or two at a guess- … Continue reading

Banana and date loaf

This is my husband’s recipe. He doesn’t bake very often, but lately he has been known to commandeer the kitchen for a long time on a Sunday afternoon while he bakes this beauty. He is so exact with his measurements, it drives me crazy!! He does though, to his credit, produce a beautiful banana and date loaf every single time that rises to perfection. He enjoys his banana and date loaf for morning teas throughout the week.

banana bread

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Chia and apple porridge

This is such a simple, nourishing apple porridge to throw together quickly. Perfect for cold winter mornings when you are craving something warm and filling. It will keep you going till lunchtime!healthy breakfast apple porridge

 

Chia and Quinoa are both protein rich, high in fibre and minerals such as iron, magnesium and calcium. Chia help balance your blood sugar levels and are full of Omega 3 – the healthy fats. Chia and Apple Porridge can be gluten free if you use quinoa … Continue reading

Roasted pumpkin and cashew soup

This is a quick and easy dairy-free soup that is still quite creamy in texture. You can always use some cream if you can tolerate dairy, or if you don’t have the cashews – then leave them out, it will still be delicious! Soup is great to make for lunches throughout the week – make a big batch on Sunday and it will last for days. No need for nasty take-away!

pumpkin soup

INGREDIENTS

  • 900 g pumpkin, cut into pieces to roast 
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