Homemade Nuts & Bolts are one of my favourite things to make this time to year 🎄using @annieshomegrown
this time! Hint: using small mason jars helps with serving size 🎅🏼
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE CRAVING TAKEOUT ON A STUDENT BUDGET?🍴▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ You make your own homemade version😂 & to top it all off, I forgot to buy burger buns this morning🤦 Yes we went grocery shopping this morning and I forgot, really🙄 But I did have some bagels leftover so I used those🙈 A cheaper way to have take out👍 #studentlife
P. S. I don't mean to shock you but not everyday wholegrain😂 Sometimes, you've just got to get creative in the kitchen🥄 So what's for lunch ➡️ Lean beef burger filled with salad + tomatoes+ ketchup, a side of potato wedges seasoned with chilli + basil and corn on a cob🤤
Hope you're having a great day❤️ #thulaskitchen #rd2be #lunch #fitfood #homecooking
Guess what this is? It’s edible, it’s sweet, it’s great at barbecues... yes it’s a marshmallow! With a sea bream - the auspicious fish 🐟 The plain old marshmallow given a Japanese spin 😋
What is on your Christmas baking list? A little tip, if you have a gingerbread man cutter.. turn up the other way and you have reindeer! 🦌🦌⠀
We love this low in sugar cookie recipe from @my_kids_lick_the_bowl
😋 So much fun for the kids to help decorate too!! 🎄 🎄 ⠀
(insert Eddie Murphy's voice from “coming to America“) .
🗣Good morning my neighbours!!!🗣
Enjoying a quiet breakfast this morning : oatmeal porridge with blueberries, peanuts, dollops of joghurt and chocolate cream (courtesy of @samanthahadadi
How is everybody's Sunday going? Mine began with a migraine , but thank God for migraine medicine.🙏
Now I'm not in so much pain but as groggy as rum. Which is why I'm headed straight for lala-land😴
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone🎆🎄🎇🎶🌸💓🎄🎆
This book by Michael Pollan completely changed the way I think about food.⠀
His core belief is that the healthiest food is the least interfered with by industrial processes, which strip away complex nutrients in favour of shelf-life and uniformity. • One element I hadn't considered before reading this book, is that this includes white flour, the original processed food.⠀
I now dine healthily and happily, free to eat whatever incredible dish I want, as long as I make it myself, from whole natural ingredients. • I've never eaten better 🥑⠀
DM me for a link to Michael Pollan's book if you're interested. I'd love to know what you think about his findings.
Hand picked by the team on our Ashburton farm - grab some LeaderBrand asparagus from your local supermarket today and eat your greens!
They say preparation is key 🔑
SOYA & LINSEED FRENCH TOAST😋
It's no secret that sandwiches are a great option to have for lunch🙌 But I'm a bit tired of plain ol' bread so I've made some savoury french toast sandwiches for us🤤 RECIPE BELOW ⬇️⬇️⬇️ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Makes 4 slices
3 egg whites
4 slices soya and Linseed seeded bread
1/4 cup unsweetened soya milk
1/2 tsp mixed herbs
1/2 tsp chilli powder (optional)
Salt to taste
1 tbs olive oil
Turkey ham slices
Cooked rump steak
In a bowl, beat together eggs, herbs/spices and milk until well combined.
Dip bread slices into mixture ensuring every bit of the bread is covered. Set aside.
In a large skillet, heat up oil and fry each slice until golden brown.
Insert toppings, serve. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Another quick and easy lunch for a very wet Saturday☔ Hope you're having a good day❤️ #thulaskitchen #rd2be #fitfood #homemade #foodiesofinstagram
Breakfast in a hurry • my go to for the last 4 days running has been;
3 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp cacao nibs
1 tbsp maca powder
250 ml almond milk
Blitz in the Vitamix and pour into a glass, drink with a spoon! If you have the luxury of time, dress beautifully in a bowl x
Those of you who follow me regularly you know I have suffered with POF, premature ovarian failure, which is basically menopause symptoms in my 40s! It sucks!!! I am not taking any form of HRT, just trying to manage as best a I can with good healthy plant based nutrition and exercise • maca is shown to help minimise hot flushes and I have to say, after a few weeks of it falling off my radar my hot moments have been overwhelming me; a creepy crawling sensation of burning heat that crashes over the body like a wave; it’s claustrophobic and uncomfortable until it gradually ebbs away, so I am back taking my maca with a vengeance to see if so can quell the storm; chia provides excellent omega 3 and of course fibre to help with oestrogen detox and the cacao is antioxidant rich and makes the whole thing taste great • it’s definitely a trial and error journey here and I’d love to hear how any of you cope with symptoms of menopause? Sending you all love this weekend xx have a good one xxx
We're off to Sydney today to see @kevinhart4real
, I can't wait, a bed just to ourselves, Quinny sleeps in our bed every night, I mean every night 😣😣
Last night I had little legs kicking me in the back ALL night ahhh, I know my little Quinny loves a snuggle but sometimes i love a little space ya know???
I don't think I will ever give my eggs away, I love my eggs 🍳
Does this make me a bad person?
Are you a vegan but still decide to eat pasture raised eggs? I've done some research and they call this a lacto- ovo - vegetarian.
One who eats dairy + eggs.
Basically if you have to kill something to eat it than that's a no no. But if the animal wasn't hurt to eat it then that's ok.
I guess this is a personal decision right ?
I'm in no way saying I'm a full blown Vegan and I'm not going to hate you because you choose to eat meat, just like if you choose to smoke or drink. ( I drink hehe), I wouldn't push my choices on anyone else either.
I'm purely starting to go mainly plantbased because of the benefits, I struggle with anxiety , bowel issues & muscle weakness.
My skin is relatively good but i ALWAYS break out when my period is due, I'm slowly noticing my skin is feeling fantastic , I have more energy and I haven't had a panic attack in over 12 months really.
Anyways enough rambling, I hope everyone has a fab day and enjoys their weekend wherever in the 🌎 you are 🌞😀
Good morning my dear friends! Have a wonderful weekend!💕💕
There is nothing more refreshing for lunch than a cold summer borscht. What? Yes you've read correctly a cold summer borscht. In Ukraine you will find two categories of borscht.(And heaps recipes handed down for generations.) Hot borscht all year round and cold borscht for hot weather. They are very different in preparation and ingredients. If you've never had it then you're definitely missing out. It's very refreshing and delicious.
• 2.5L water
• 3 potatoes, peeled, finely cubed
• 1 capsicum, finely diced
• 2 carrots, finely diced • 1 onion, finely diced
• 2 celery sticks, finely diced • 2-3 beetroots, medium size, grated
• 200ml of beetroot water(for colour)
• 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
• 1 tbsp sugar
• Salt to taste
• Dill and spring onion for garnish
1. Bring a pot with water to boil with potato, capsicum, onion, carrot and celery.
2. Reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes.
3. Add beetroot, beetroot water, lemon juice, sugar and salt to taste.
4. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
5. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
6. Place in fridge to cool.
7. Serve with dill and spring onion. You can add sour cream if you like.
Traditional cold borscht is served with diced boiled egg.
#soupoftheday #soup #glutenfreefood #grainfree #plantpowered #veganbowl #dairyfreeliving #cleaneating #vegetarian #eatyourcolours #healthyrecipes #vegan #eatyourveggies #whatveganseat #foodinspiration #beautifulcuisines #melbournefoodblogger #plantbased #eatvegan #glutenfreevegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #makeitdelicious #borscht #borsch #homemadeisbetter #foodstylist
This is a recipe from www.mwambao.com that I have had for ages. I use variations of it depending on what I have available.
They have really cool recipies if you are interested in Kenyan Coastal cuisine.
Okay, here's the recipe:
2 cups plain flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon coarsely ground cardamom
1 teaspoon dry yeast ( I used baking powder )
Mix dry ingredients first and then add the coconut milk.
knead until the dough is smooth and holds it's shape - usually around 10-12 minutes. If I have time, I plug a podcast in and knead and knead and knead because this is therapy y'all- add water if necessary. 🔅
If using yeast, leave the dough in a warm place for 2-3 hours to rise . ( I have also, on previous occassions, wrapped my dough in a big blanket because, love)
If not using yeast, proceed to next step. 🔅
Get the dough and knead it again. Roll it out 1/2 inch thick and cut it into any desired shape. ( I have used a cookie cutter on occassion)
Leave it for a further 15 minutes. 🔅
Deep fry each mahamri in hot oil on both sides till golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper and serve with tea or mbaazi (a bean dish pictured above made with coconut milk)
Enjoy. 😋If you make these lovelies, let me know how it works out or if you have any questions or if you need help eating them😅😜😋😋
There is something about baking in December, just can't get enough🥄 A few months ago, @sweetpeapantry
gifted me with some boxes of their products and I still had one more to use💃 Made these delightful little numbers yesterday afternoon (watch my story or baking highlights👆). As well as their premade mix, I added in mashed bananas and and egg which gave them a softer texture, delicious😋 If you haven't tried @sweetpeapantry
products yet, give them a try. You won't be disappointed🙌
Just submitted what was one of the worst assignments we've had so far😌 Feels like a huge weight has been lifted, I think I deserve m just one day of doing nothing🙈 Happy Friday❤️ #thulaskitchen #homebaking #rd2be #sweetpeapantry #bloggermail
Try your luck! Do you know to which plant this pod belongs?
Yummy tomato gnochi for dinner using my favourite tomato pasta sauce recipe from the blog. I cant remember how long ago I discvered passata sauce but since then I dont cook italian with anything else! So delicious and convenient. Love this passata from @valverdeaus
cos its 100% tomatoes! #discovervalverde #letscookitalian #ad
Keeping it simple 🎄 December is such a fun month isn’t it? So much frisson in the air, anticipation, a break from routines, plays, shows, parties, get-togethers • and of course along with that we eat more, drink more, stress more and sleep less 🥴 • how to nail it? Keep it simple ensuring the house is always full of healthy go-to meals, avocado on toast, a simple pesto, a jar of roasted nuts and seeds to sprinkle on salads, bags of rocket and watercress to upgrade your plate • if you are interested in learning more about the fundamentals of a healthy diet I will be running my 30 day Nutritious Resolutions programme again this January • it’s a brilliant education on the basics of nutrition and how to eat well within the parameters of a busy family life; online chats from me, recipes, evidence based research and masses of top tips • this isn’t one of those lose-a-stone-in-a-week type programmes, it’s a step by step guide to discuss the basics of enduring nutritional habits as lived and breathed by a qualified nutritional therapist • that’s me 😘 • PM me if you are interested • for now sending you happy #friyayvibes
for a great day and lovely weekend ahead x lots of love, Camilla x
Stuck on ideas for a Friday dinner? My go too is vegetarian dumplings. They are ridiculously easy to make, much healthier then the store bought packs and you can change the ingredients each time so you will never get sick of them. Add a wine and movie and your Friday night it looking the goods.
If your not feeling meat free you can add pork to the recipe or any other meat but I suggest trying this recipe first, the mushrooms give a chewy meaty texture.
And lastly the dumpling wrappers can be found at most supermarkets, usually near the tofu and cheese section but if you have an easy dumpling wrapper recipe please share it with me and I'll give it a go!
1 tsp oil
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups shredded wombok (Chinese cabbage)
1 small carrot, peeled, grated
50g mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup bamboo shoots, chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
30 x dumpling wrappers
1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, wombok, carrot and mushroom. Cook, stirring,
for 5 to 6 minutes or until cabbage has wilted. Remove from heat. Stir in bamboo shoots and soy sauce.
Cool for 10 minutes.
2. Place wrappers on a flat
surface. Spoon 2 teaspoons cabbage mixture on 1 half of each wrapper. Brush
edges with cold water. Fold over to enclose lling. (Imade money bags)
Press edges together to seal. Place on a tray lined with
3. Place a steamer lined with baking paper over simmering water. Cook dumplings, in batches, for 15 minutes
or until tender and cooked through. Enjoy!
#wholefoodplantbased #dumplings #plantstrong #makesmewhole #eatplants #vegandinner #eatyourcolours #vegetariandinner
Lemon Dill Baked Salmon recipe now up on the blog 🌿🍋 click the link in bio for this easy, 6 ingredient recipe!
What's your favorite way to eat WALNUTS? Let me know in the comments 👇
Walnuts are one of those "regular" food that doesn't get all the fame it deserves! It may not be labeled as "superfood", but hey these tiny beauties are actually packed with nutrients! Walnuts are rich in minerals (such as iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, calcium) and polyunsaturated fats. But also fibre, vitamin E, antioxidants, tryptophan, and a good percentage of omega-3 (essential fatty acids - compounds that we need to introduce with the diet as our bodies can't produce them)⠀
➡Do you know that walnuts impact our gut microbiome? There are many studies that have confirmed how much walnuts can be useful for keeping our bodies healthy (for example in relation to heart health and colorectal cancer). But recently the news have been pretty interesting:⠀
📚a study published in "The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry" studied how the introduction of walnuts in the diet affects gut bacteria, helping us to maintain a better health. The study found out that walnuts increased the diversity of bacteria in the gut⠀
📚 according to another study published in "The Journal of Nutrition" the way walnuts impact the gut microbiome (the population of microorganisms found in the gastrointestinal tract) may be the reason behind the well-known health benefits of these nuts.⠀
➡SIMPLE TIP TO USE WALNUTS: use them as topping for your porridge (or yogurt) - 📷 an example from today's breakfast: a bowl of porridge topped with walnuts, cacao nibs, roasted banana, and some berries⠀
👉Having some staples in your pantry that you like and you love cooking with, can make your everyday life way easier!⠀
🍋You DON'T have to follow a perfect diet, or create the ideal healthy meal all the time, or eat only what is widely recognised as "superfood", or do exactly what you have seen from that famous lady in the magazine⠀⠀
🍋You CAN choose to eat delicious food, become a more intuitive eater, learn to trust your body, choose what is best for you, and support your well-being every day! Chiara #amatterofnourishment
Power up! How do you get your Monday Motivation? How about with this energising spinach rich smoothie?⠀
Just blend together: spinach, pineapple, cucumber, chia seeds, protein powder, root ginger with a squish of lime juice, coconut water and almond milk. Pour into a bowl and decorate! ⠀
A note about spinach. (Popeye had it figured out!)⠀
Of all vegetables, spinach is a real hero. It contains a loads of antioxidants (especially carotenoids) that have been associated with reduced risk of many diseases including cancer, heart disease and neurodegenerative diseases. ⠀
It is rich in vitamin A and C and minerals magnesium, zinc and selenium, and so good for general health, including good eyesight, digestion and healthier younger looking skin (I need it!). ⠀
Chemicals in spinach (steroids) and their high fibre content, help promote good gut health. Its high vitamin K content promotes good bone health and its high magnesium content ensures a healthy neuromuscular system.⠀
Have a great day!⠀
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