Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Monday, 27 January 2014
My creativeness for recipes and combinations doesn't always come straight from the top of my head, sometimes it takes a little help from the blogging community to find awesomeness. So I thought I'd share you with you some of my favourite pages I have found...
And while your at Kath Eats Real Food, check out this recipe! You will not be disappointed!
If weird combinations are what your looking for, this might be the recipe for you! Peanut Butter Boy is a genius!
In the mood for some french toast ( made awesome!) click here and here.
Hungry? Make. This. Now!
Want to make an awesome pizza? Click here!
Some links away from food:
I came across this diet on a blog and it just makes so much sense to me!
The Volumetrics Diet:
this post to be a real eye opener.
This post is a must read!
And last but not least, this post is one I truly believe in.
So there you have it, a list of stuff I have found interesting recently that I hope you will too!
Now I shall leave you with my very own weird combination, no help needed from other bloggers, it was common sense really!
I took a bite:
I hope everyone has an awesome day- my challenge to you is to try the weirdest flavour combination you can come up with... I mean Vegemite and smoothie- come on!
Sunday, 26 January 2014
The past two meals I have eaten have been ridiculously yummy (to me anyway!) and I figured I'll just have to share them both.
It really hit the spot, but then along came breakfast...
this recipe from Kath Eats Real Food.
Dough Boy Smoothie:
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup milk ( I used fortified soy milk)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
About 1/4 cup extra milk
1. Place rolled oats, chia seeds and banana in a bowl, stir
2. Add the milk, stir again then leave in the fridge over night (Just like my overnight oats)
3. Come morning it should look like this:
5. Place in the freezer until ready to use, because now you are making my very own creation!
Steph's Breakfast fruit salad:
A handful of bran sticks
A sprinkle of seeds of choice ( I used pepita and sunflower seeds)
2 tablespoons milk (I used soy milk)
A sprinkle of dried fruit ( I used cranberries)
Optional: Whatever fresh fruit you want- mine included blueberries and figs and also coconut butter :)
1. Place the bran and seeds on a small plate:
4. Eat up:)
My delicious Dough Boy Smoothie: ( It's called dough boy, because it tastes kind of like cookie dough in smoothie form)
My beautiful Brekky Salad:
Last but not least, one of the best bites of the day:
Saturday, 25 January 2014
In the past I have already done a trio of different flavoured cupcakes and I enjoyed the variety and awesomeness of this so much, that I decided to do it again... but it's pancake Sunday and so I wanted to make Breakfast Trio Pancakes:
Blueberry, Banana and Fig Pancakes:
50g wholemeal spelt flour
50g brown rice flour (or just 100 g of flour of choice instead of spelt and rice)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder (so they get nice and fluffy!)
1 egg (or egg replacer)
1/2 cup milk of choice ( I used unsweetened almond milk)
Optional- LSA mix and chia seeds
banana, chopped( I didn't use much, maybe an inch off the top- then I froze the rest)
1/2 a fig, chopped
A small handful of blueberries (fresh/frozen)
1 tablespoon of oil, to cook them in
1. Combine the flour, baking powder and LSA and chia seeds in a medium bowl.
2. Whisk in the egg and milk until smooth- it will look quite runny, but that's ok!
6. Spoon in your batter (perhaps do it one at a time, mine was fine... but it sure was squishy!)
9. Top with anything you like- remember you still have half a fig!
Suggestions include; maple syrup, honey, butter, jam, nutella, lemon, whatever your favourite pancake topping is!
If you're interested I lightly spread mine with nut butter and then drizzled over some coconut butter :)
The blueberry one was the prettiest:
But the banana one tasted out of this world! It was like warm, gooey banana bread- without sugar, butter or anything!:)
Friday, 24 January 2014
My blog is designed to help those who have any kind of restricted diet (mainly vegan, dairy free, wheat free, sugar free) or who simply want to eat well without missing out on awesome foods, I mean come on, how many people do you know eat this and this for breakfast!
Back to my first point though. I want to show you an example of what a vegetarian, dairy free, sugar free person eats (that's me by the way ;) so anyone who can't think of ideas might get some.
I just picked a random day, each meal changes daily!
You simply put about 1/4-1/2 (depending on how hungry you are)of rolled oats/ muesli (muesli has yummy dried fruits and nuts) into a bowl with a tablespoon of chia seeds and either 1/2- 1 cup of milk of choice (depending on how much of the oats you put in- you double the milk) give it a stir and sit in the fridge over night.
In the morning give it another stir:
All you do is saute whatever veggies you like in a fry pan with some garlic/ oil (optional), scramble two eggs in another fry pan, stir together fold up in wrap and toast- too easy!
The veggies are seasoned with oregano, basil and cumin seeds, drizzled with oil and baked in the oven on a low temp (140 degrees maybe) for about an hour.
I simply put the split peas in lots of boiling water in a saucepan and let them cook for about 35 mins.
The polenta was 1 minute polenta so I added about 1/2 a cup of water to a small saucepan, brought to the boil, added polenta (maybe 1/4 cup) and whisked until it looked like cooked oat bran :)
Fruity, nutty, apple-y oat balls:
1/2 cup fruity muesli
3/4 cup milk of choice ( I used almond milk)
1/4 of an apple grated + 1/4 of an apple chopped into small squares
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius
2. Get your fruity muesli:
3. Once thick:
Enjoy as cereal with milk, or stirred through a smoothie or with banana milk like I did:
I hope you have some inspiration now, go have a yummy day!
Thursday, 23 January 2014
If you hadn't noticed already, most of the recipes I have posted on this blog have all been experiments where I make up the recipe as I go along. 9 times out of 10 it somehow miraculously works!
But, there are those few that... flop!
Today's breakfast was a bit of both- really good experiment, really bad experiment.
Lets start with the good.
Presenting my Pumpkin Glazed Mini Doughnuts:
100g pumpkin, chopped
30 g wholemeal spelt flour
50g wholemeal plain flour (or just 80g flour of choice)
1 teaspoon baking powder
milk (around 1/4- 1/3 cup) ( I used unsweetened almond milk)
Coconut butter (optional- this is what I used to glaze the doughnuts. You could use the glaze from this recipe or top your donuts with whatever you like!)
1. Steam/ boil pumpkin until soft (15 mins), then mash
2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl
3. Whisk in pumpkin and then start adding milk until you get a slightly thick pancake consistency:
5. I turned my machine on covered it in oil and spooned my mixture in, closed the lid and let it cook for about 4-5 mins (same time if you are making pancakes- oven might take 15 mins or so)
6. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool:
No, it wasn't these little beauties:
this recipe, but I didn't add any sweetener and it tasted foul. Observe.
My original breakfast:
I sprinted down to the kitchen, washed the horrible thick shake down the drain, threw a frozen mango, a couple of handfuls of berries and some water into a blender, poured it into my big mug and ran back to my beloved doughnuts! Ahhh, much better!
So the doughnuts tasted fabulous- perfect for me, they would probably not be sweet enough for anyone else, but that's why I gave you so many different topping ideas, It's all in the topping people! I love foods that aern't overpoweringly sweet, but I seem quite alone in the world! Oh well- just one more pic of the doughnuts and I promise you won't see them again!