Easy Roasted Cauliflower Soup (Vegan)

While on a rural placement for my university course I set out to prepare easy healthy food on a budget. This simple, healthy soup requires only 5 ingredients which may already be in your pantry. Roasted Cauliflower Soup Ingredients 500g cauliflower (fresh or frozen) 1 can (400ml) coconut milk 500ml vegetable stock (or more, depending on…

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are a perfect gluten-free “crouton” replacement in salads. They’re so simple to make and are a healthy snack on their own. It is easy to personalise this recipe with your favourite herbs and spices. 1 can of chickpeas packs 30g of protein! Ingredients 1 can chickpeas (400g) Approx. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive…

Carrot Cake Waffles (Paleo, Low FODMAP)

Since my brother purchased a flippable waffle-maker for my birthday I have been a little waffle obsessed. By adding a little veg and reducing the sugar content I am able to justify eating waffles at any time of day without compromising on flavour. Carrot cake waffles Makes 3 (1 cup) waffles Ingredients 1 cup grated…

Zucchini and Polenta Fritters

I am the girl with the packed lunch. But taking a filling packed lunch becomes harder without wheat or grains. I love salads and soups, but they’re messy, and sometimes they just don’t cut it. These fritters are really tasty and stick together well – the perfect lunchbox filler! Further Food Nutritionist Commentary: “Polenta is a great…

Summery Blueberry and Chicken Salad (Low-FODMAP, Paleo)

The weather in Melbourne has been uncharacteristically good of October. We’ve had a week of near 30°C weather and with that comes fresh fruits, juices and lots of salad. This summery salad was thought up on one of those days. Enjoy! Blueberry and Chicken Salad Low FODMAP, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free Serves 1 Ingredients: 1 teaspoon…

Italian Beef Meatballs

Meatballs are a crowd pleaser. These take 10 minutes to assemble and require minimal attention while cooking. We often have a batch of these in the freezer, ready to reheat. They’re low FODMAP and gluten free and are best enjoyed with rice, gluten free pasta or my personal favourite – the zucchini noodle! Further Food…

The YUMMIEST Chocolate Bikkies – you can’t stop at just one!

After one successful “no sweetener” biscuit attempt I HAD to experiment with flavours. The logical first choice was obviously chocolate. These biscuits also happen to be VEGAN, and Low FODMAP (~1 tsp carob powder per biscuit) and can easily be made PALEO. So, if you have any issues with dairy, wheat, gluten or eggs these bikkies…

A Healthy Thanksgiving Staple

I know Thanksgiving is a truly American holiday and the scorching weather in Australia at the moment doesn’t really call for pie but I just couldn’t resist the temptation to try something very “thanksgiving” this week when my instagram feed was so full of thanksgiving-ey goodness. (Have I said thanksgiving enough yet?) My impatience to…

Guilt-free Grain-free Great-tasting Muffins

Exam time is upon us in Australia and procrasti-baking is my specialty! Here is a naturally protein-packed snack which feels naughty – but is packed with goodness to keep those brain cells buzzing through long study days. Double Choc Grain-free Protein Muffins grain free, gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, lactose free, nut free, low…

Jaffa (choc-orange) slice

Our orange tree at home is thriving! And the oranges are super sweet.. So I got creative, and made a healthy treat to enjoy with a cup of  tea on a dreary Melbourne afternoon. This slice is flavoured by the sweetness of the orange and doesn’t need any sugar! Paleo, Vegan and Nut Free options included…

Healthy Plant-based-Protein Brownies

Are you sick of seeing recipes that call for strange supplements and pricey powders? I am. So I went back to basics with this recipe, using only ingredients I have in the cupboard that aren’t obscure or a burden to my wallet. Protein keeps you fuller for longer. So making a sweet treat high in…

Real and easy custard – Paleo and Dairy free

Are you constantly separating eggs to make use of the protein rich whites? Ever wondered what to do with the left over yolks? My solution is custard – and you don’t have to feel guilty about eating this healthy version either! Paleo Almond Milk Custard 1 egg yolk to 1 tbsp tapioca starch (arrowroot) to…