All posts filed under: Easy dinners

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 …

Chilli, Zucchini & Kale Cauliflower Pizza

Pizza is one of those takeaway meals that everyone loves. The crispy bread base topped with savoury tomato sauce and gooey cheese mmmm it’s a real crowd pleaser. Sometimes the takeaway version can leave you a little bit worse for wear and If you’re like me and don’t react well to gluten then pizza is off the menu. But a life without pizza isn’t a life worth living! So I’ve been experimenting with gluten-free bases and this cauliflower number is the best yet. I know it sounds completely mad using cauliflower for a pizza base but it is amazing. The raw cauliflower is blended into a “rice” then mixed with chickpea flour, chia seeds and dried oregano. As the base cooks the cauliflower turns golden brown and crisp on the outside and soft in the middle and has the most delicious savoury flavour. perfect or pizza! I like to keep my pizza simple and only use a few toppings. My favourite at the moment is a pizza Bianca using a  cashew cheese sauce topped with zucchini, chilli, …

Lemon Grass & Coconut Soup

This Fresh and light coconut broth is the perfect meal to kick-start your healthy eating in 2018. Its the love child of Coco-nutty tom kha soup & fragrant hai green curry. Lemongrass, ginger, Kaffir lime leaf & fresh herbs are blended with coconut milk & veggie stock to create a delicious broth which is simmered gently then ladled over brown rice noodles, broccolini and tofu. I love topping this soup off with fresh cucumber and bean sprouts for extra crunch. Snow peas, boy choy and capsicum also work amazingly. If you want an extra green kick you can blend a handful of spinach into the broth. This soup is great if you want to calm and soothe your tummy after an indulgent silly season. Lemongrass, ginger & mint are digestion superstars! They’re full of compounds that can help ease common digestive symptoms like bloating, nausea & cramps. You can also use the leftover herbs to brew a delicious tummy tea and sip throughout the day. Lemongrass & Coconut soup Serves – 2 hungry people   …