Month: June 2018

Bangin Beetroot Falafel

  Beetroots are one of my favourite vegetables to eat this time of year. Their earthy and sweet flavour makes them a perfect choice for winter meals. Beets are also remarkably versatile, you can serve them simply roasted with cumin and black pepper, grated raw and added to a slaw with a lemony dressing or blended into a thick chickpea hummus. For this recipe, I’ve created a bit of a beetroot love triangle combining all 3 of my favourite cooking techniques into one delicious magenta falafel. Raw beets are blended with chickpeas, fresh coriander and cumin, formed into patties, coated in sesame seeds and baked until crispy. Wrapped up in a warm flatbread and drizzled with a turmeric, tahini and yoghurt sauce. The earthy spicy flavours of the sauce taste amazing with the falafel and the colours look incredible together as well. These are great to make when you have friends coming round for dinner. You can lay them out mezze style and everyone can make their own veggie kebab. They are also a great …

A Grocery List for Blissful Sleep

sleep – it should come naturally but if your anything like me winding down for a restful nights sleep is a process that starts well before your head hits the pillow. Getting plenty of ZZZs is one of the most important aspects of self-care  – and it’s no secret that when our sleep suffers, our health suffers. A good night’s sleep is essential to regulating energy, hormones, hunger, digestion, memory recall and even our appearance. When we are well rested were more likely to make healthy choices throughout the day, in turn, helping us attain a blissful nights sleep. The food we choose to eat and when we eat it can have a huge impact on the quality and duration of our sleep. We all know to avoid sugar and caffeine before bedtime but some foods have the opposite effect and can ease us into sleep. If your sleep cycle is less than refreshing add some of these foods to your meals to help you drift off into dreamland. Pumpkins – all orange foods are …

Chocolate & Hemp Protein Smoothie

Have you tried hemp yet? You’ve probably seen these happy little seeds popping up on your Instagram feed recently as they have just been given the green light for human consumption in Australia ie we can buy them at the shops and add them to all of our delicious treats like muffins, raw balls, avocado toast ….. the list is endless. Now,  to answer your burning question no you won’t get high. Although hemp is from the same family as smokable hemp it only contains a teeny tiny amount (0.3%) of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the psychoactive compound that gives you the high. They are, however, packed full of body-loving nutrients that will leave you feeling full and nourished. Hemp is available in many edible forms all derived from the seeds of the plant commonly referred to as “hemp hearts”. The dried ground seeds are sold as hemp protein and you can also buy hemp oil or butter and even hemp milk. Hemp is a great allrounder to add to your diet, especially if your vegan or vegetarian. …