Month: December 2017

vegan bircher, superfood bircher, bircher muesli

Superfood Bircher Muesli

Working in a cafe means I don’t have a lot of time in the morning to make a full on breakfast. I’m usually up at 5am and out the door by 5 30am so I need a great grab and go breakfast that requires no effort what so ever. This bircher is great when you have a busy week or early starts. Its a breeze to throw together, it lasts for up to a week in the fridge and you can vary the ingredients depending on whats in season. I make a big batch the night before I go back to work then portion it out into takeaway containers. That way I know I have a nourishing meal to start the day with. This recipe is a play on classic apple pie flavours using grated apples, warming cinnamon, sweet raisins and oats soaked in almond milk until everything becomes deliciously creamy.  You can really use whatever fruit you like and then add in nuts, seeds and spices to bump up the nutritional value. I love to add …

Cajun Sweet Potato & Corn Salad

Cajun Sweet Potato and Corn Salad Serves – 4 as a side    Prep – 15 min    Cook – 30 min     Difficulty – easy Ingredients 2 x medium sweet potato 1 cup of corn (you can use fresh or frozen) 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes  2 spring onions 1 green chilli 2 tablespoons cajun spice mix 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 cup of coriander coriander For the dressing 1/2 cup cashews zest and juice of 1 lime 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard 1/2 cup of water salt & pepper Method Preheat your oven to 180c. Chop the sweet potato into chunks and place on a baking tray. Coat with the coconut oil and cajun spice mix. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until golden on the outside and squishy in the middle. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. While your sweet potatoes are roasting prepare the rest of the salad ingredients. For the dressing soak the cashews in 1/2 cup of water for 15 – 20 minutes set aside …