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CHEATERS GUIDE TO GUACAMOLE

A Cheaters Guide to Making Guacamole

Hello everyone

Who loves guacamole? Me!

There are a few variations in all the recipes out there including this one. Again, it takes no time and is something the whole family can enjoy.

Whats in the guacamole?

Onions
Pickled hot peppers
Tomatoes
Avocado
Organic apple cider vinegar
Olive oil
Pepper

How to make

Roughly chop up the onion, chilli’s and tomatoes into small pieces. Then peel and core your avocados and add it to the mix. Drizzle some olive oil and apple cider over of the mix. Add a little pepper and then start fork mashing until its the consistency you would like it (I like it chunky. Once all the ingredients are thoroughly mashed together, serve it up with your choice of crackers and veg. Am addicted to the Mary’s Gone Cracker’s range.

EASY! DELISH! HEALTHY! and totally VEGAN!

xx

NOT SO BORING FRIED RICE

Hello gorgeous people

For everyone in Melbs, I hope you all had a chance to enjoy todays beautiful Autumn sunshine. I am really glad that we had a break from the cold.

So heres another dish I made during the week that I would love to share with you! During the working week, I am really lazy with my dinners which is why I love making fried rice. What I love most about fried rice is that not only is it quick and easy, it doesn’t have to be the usual egg, carrots, corn & peas with rice. You can change it up, just like I have a use up all your left over vegetables. Plus you can use tofu instead of egg if you would like to make it vegan friendly.

As usual, I prep all my dinners the night before, so that when I come home I don’t have to stress about what we are going to have for dinner. I just pull out the goods from the fridge and get cracking with the cooking.

So whats in it?

:: Grains & Vegies
Organic brown rice
Organic carrots
Capsicum
Zucchini
Chickpeas
Corn
Tofu

:: Spices & Flavouring
Organic coconut oil
Onion
Garlic
Ginger
Pepper
Cumin
Powdered vegetable soup stock
Tamari
Organic agave nectar
Water

:: Garnish
Chilli flakes
Pickled hot peppers
Crackers
Organic coconut butter
Parsley

Simple instructions on how to make it

1. Start cooking the rice (I use a rice cooker). While thats cooking, start preparing (if you have not done so). Finely chop up your garlic, onion and ginger and set aside. Then wash up your vegetables, chop into small cube sizes and set aside. Open up and drain the tofu, chop into cubes and set aside.

2. Heat up a non-stick pot/pan (high heat), add in some coconut oil (olive oil is fine) and then toss in the onion, garlic and ginger. Stir and let it lightly brown.

3. Once the onion, garlic and ginger is lightly brown, add in all your vegetables, chopped up tofu and just enough water to help cook your vegetables and stop the pot from burning your veggies.

4. Add in pepper, cumin, powdered vegetable soup stock, organic agave nectar, tamari (qty depended on your taste) and then thoroughly stir in with all the vegetables.

5. Turn down the stove heat to, cover your pot/pan with a lid and let it all simmer until veggies are nice and soft

6. Once soft, add in the brown rice & gently stir.

7. Add in some more water, and cover the pot/pan with a lid and let it simmer for a while longer until water is reduced.

Done! Plate up the fried rice and serve it with some sprinkled chilli flakes, chopped up pickled hot peppers, crackers for some crunch, shaved organic coconut butter & chopped upparsley.

YUM…

Yes, it does look like quite a few steps but its actually easier and quicker that it looks. Prep up all the vegetables like I do the night before and save even more time. To me, this is the modern way off cooking – thinking outside the traditional ingredients and making dishes your own.

It was delicious so I hope you enjoy it as much as we did 🙂

xx

SWEET SLICE OF LIFE

A Sweet Slice of Life

Hello lovelies

Yesterday I looked through my pantry, tossed a few items on the kitchen bench and started mixing up a power slice that was sweet enough to satisfy my sugar craving.

Until yesterday, I was a vegan sweet slice making virgin and got the idea from something similar that I saw earlier that day in the Wholefoods store. The slice took me literally 5 minutes to make and turned out tasting like the best muesli bar I have ever had! It’s also completely vegan and almost completely raw.

So whats in it?

Oats
Chopped almonds
Pumpkin seeds
Organic chia bran
Organic flax meal
Organic dried cranberries
Organic dried blueberries
Organic agave nectar
Organic cashew butter
Organic Coconut butter
Water

Simple instructions on how to make

In a bowl, mix in oats, chopped almonds, pumpkin seeks, chia bran, dried blueberries, dried cranberries and coconut butter. Then add in agave nectar, cashew butter and water to the consistency you would like it. Once you have thoroughly mixed all the ingredients together, simply transfer it on to a baking sheet, wrap it up and stick it in the fridge. It should be ready to eat in 1-2 hours.

Measurements aren’t provided as I don’t measure the quantities myself. I just put in how much I like of what ingredient based on my taste. On that note, you don’t have to used these exact ingredients. You can definitely mix up the fruits and try different butters if you don’t like coconut or cashew.

Enjoy.

xx 

QUICK & EASY VEGETABLE CURRY

Quick and Easy Guide to Making Vegetable Curry

Hi everyone

I love making curry for the family as it’s quick, easy and tasty. For lunch today, I made hubby and I some vegetable curry which I can have again for lunch tomorrow and even enough to freeze for later down the week when I am too busy to cook.

I am certainly no pro at cooking curries so I tend to use curry paste from a jar and add in some extra bay leaves, pepper, agave nectar and galangal. For extra creaminess, I also  add in some coconut milk.

To serve, I just spoon some of the curry over brown rice and top it with some fresh coriander and roughly chopped almonds. Voila!

Since I am the only one in my immediate and extended family that is vegetarian, I tend to get asked how do you do it? Does that mean your husband and baby is vegetarian as well? So what do you eat?. Well peoples, you will be surprised how easy it really all is and what kinds of delicious foods I really do eat. This curry dish is one of many and whats great about curries is that I can easily add in meat for hubby. All I need to do is set some aside in a separate pot for me and then add the meat in the portion for him while its cooking.

You are very welcomed to message me for further information on this dish.