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…

Orange and Poppy Seed Waffles

More waffle madness as inspired by Symmetry Breakfast Orange and poppy seed waffles Ingredients 1 1/2 cups oat flour* (use gluten-free oats if required) 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt Pinch of cinnamon 1/4 cup poppy seeds 3/4 cup almond milk 125g melted butter (or coconut oil for vegan waffles) Juice and grated rind of one…

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…

Easy “Roasted” Capsicum (Red Bell Peppers)

I love the taste of roasted capsicum but the way mum used to do it over a flame on the stove made a huge mess. This cheat’s “roasted” capsicum can be made in a saucepan with minimal attention AND it avoids filling the kitchen with smoke. CLICK HERE to view the recipe on FURTHER FOOD This…

Basic Oat Pancakes

There’s nothing I enjoy more than pancakes on a Sunday morning. But when someone in the house can’t have wheat they tend to miss out. Oats make great wholemeal flour which is dense and filling. These pancakes stick together like regular pancakes but you will find that they keep you full all morning and are less moreish than…

Italian Ricotta and Spinach Pie

I have fond memories of visiting Mamma Lucia Cheese in Brunswick as a child. I would watch the men and women in their hairnets stirring the giant pots through the display window while mum and Nonna ordered funny smelling cheese from the Italian woman behind the counter. We used to come home with a big…

Creamy, Savoury Porridge with an Egg on Top

This morning I got up late. Late enough that I wasn’t sure whether to have breakfast or lunch. So I had both, in one. This bowl of porridge is a breakfast/lunch fusion combining my daily early morning ritual (porridge) and standard lunch protein fix (eggs). Perfect for people who want a salt fix (or don’t have…

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…

Beautiful Bircher (dairy free!)

With the weather getting warmer and the mornings getting brighter I’m feeling less and less like my usual warm porridge. Bircher muesli is an easy quick breaky that you prepare the night before and can take on whatever flavour you like depending on what you add to it! Traditionally made with milk or yogurt, Bircher…