Friday, 28 February 2014
I. Love. Bread.
But do you know what I love even more than bread... Home-made bread!
I used to make my own bread all the time last year because I was wheat free- now that I can tolerate wheat... I still do!
This is the bread mix I use:
Well, the previous two sandwiches I have made have been extremely delicious!
You all know my obsession with this sandwich, it is just. so. good! Well, I played around with it and made another de-lish variation:
Don't the eggs look like eyes?
Anyway! This was sooo yum and smelled A-MAZ-ING!
What is your favourite bread recipe?
Thursday, 27 February 2014
With school and other activities filling up my days, I don't get to post much during the week, so I've decided to do a weekly rap-up of the delicious (and only delicious) meals I have been enjoying...
Hopefully this may provide you with some inspiration if you're stuck in a food rut :)
Starting off the week with some yummy OIAJ (oats in a jar)
Next, I had a sandwich for lunch...
recipe, omit the blueberries and add a whole banana- slightly mashed. Place in the microwave for 1 minute, check, then put it in for another 30 seconds if not set. Then take out from mug, cut in half fill with coconut butter mixed with lemon juice, place back in mug and top with remaining 'frosting':)
apple oaties topped with coconut butter, almond butter then cooled. Placed in bowl with grapes and mango raspberry sorbet (mango and raspberry whazzed up in food processor) :
Have a fabulous Friday tomorrow!
Saturday, 22 February 2014
I seem to be on a bit of a posting my breakfasts kick lately (see; here, here and here) so I've decided...
To give you another awesome breakfast!
Before you say anything, let me paint you a picture. Warm gooey chocolatey banana bread-y... DONUTS! Does it get any better?
Even better (although there is no way you can tell!) they are wheat free, dairy free, added sugar free, vegan, chocolate banana bread donuts! But that's a bit of a mouthful... so we'll stick with:
CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD DONUTS!
1/2 cup oat flour (rolled oats chopped up in processor)
2 tablespoons oat bran
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon raw cacoa
chia gel (1 tablespoon chia seeds, mixed with 1/4 cup milk of choice- sit for 5 mins, whiz in processor)
optional- LSA mix
milk- about 1/4 cup (I used oat milk)
1. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
2. Place banana in a small food processor and pulse lightly to create chunks, alternatively- lightly
3. Add banana and chia gel to dry mix
6. Place mix in (or on fry pan- turn after about 2 mins) and cook until firm-ish (it will be gooey-yay bananas!) then transfer to cooling rack.
7. Top with whatever you like. I went with coconut butter. Delicious. I think it would also be great with butter (vegan butter alternatives to keep it vegan!)
I'm sure you saw this coming:
Friday, 21 February 2014
Unless you taste as good as my smoothie this morning! I'm sure you've all seen these green smoothie things floating around everywhere and yes I love them too! I love the colour, the health benefits, the fact that I cant taste the spinach and the way it reminds me of the Shrek movies.
So here's my version of a super yummy, creamy green smoothie:
1 chopped frozen banana
1 small frozen mango, chopped
1 tablespoon peanut butter (or any nut butter)
milk of choice ( I used oat, and not too much - 1 cup maybe- I like mine thick!)
1 massive handful of spinach
optional- chia seeds and LSA mix
1. Place ingredients in order they are listed in a blender, pulse for a few times first just to get everything combined, then blend until smooth and creamy dreamy.
I ate mine with a small bowl of muesli:
I've been known to have nut butter and coconut butter feature in many of my breakfasts:
So, we all know that nut butter is good- in small amounts- full of healthy fats etc.
What about coconut butter? There's been a lot of hype over coconut- especially coconut oil lately, for its high saturated fat content. Even in this months Healthy Food Guide magazine, coconut oil was thrown into the spotlight.
I decided to do a bit of research on coconut butter, to see what's what.. this is what I found- on almost every site I looked on... some great sites include: this one and this one.
- It boosts metabolism- aids in weight loss and increases energy
- full of essential amino acids, calcium and magnesium
- full of healthy fats that keep you feeling fuller for longer
- Healthy skin
The advice I can give you (seeing as I'm not actually a registered dietitian or anything like that) is MODERATION. That's the key with anything, so ENJOY a small amount- and trust me, you will :)
P.S. if you are sticking with me on the coconut butter front- check this website out now!
Saturday, 15 February 2014
I like to say I'm pretty creative in the kitchen, but nothing could have prepared me for this...
A couple of days ago I made myself my favourite smoothie, except I had a massive frozen banana and used two medium sized mangoes... so I could not finish it (I know- me, really?) So instead I found these moulds:
Then I remembered my favourite ice cream ever:
Which brings me to my breakfast this morning:
1. Make yourself a wonderful smoothie (use your favourite smoothie recipe- or mine)
2. Enjoy almost all your smoothie save enough to put in a mould.
4. Make oat-balls- you can use this recipe
5. Find some muesli- I used this:
8. Place oat-balls in a bowl, add any fruit you want ( I had blueberries and black grapes) add any remaining coconut butter and milk of choice.
9. Enjoy your 'out of this world!' Breakfast!
Mmmm, ice-cream for breakfast! :)