recipes for a small planet!
Being healthy is a choice, and it all starts with the foods we choose to eat. Here are some delicious recipes to inspire you to make healthier choices in your life.
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quinoa stir fry This recipe is very adaptable to whatever you have in your fridge; it is never really the same twice! Ingredients 1 cup quinoa (available in the health food section of the supermarket) 1 onion, finely diced 1 zucchini, roughly chopped 1 red capscicum, roughly chopped 2 cm piece of ginger, finely chopped 1-2 gloves garlic, finely chopped 100g green beans ½ head of broccoli, roughly chopped into florets 2 tsp. of your favourite spice mix or curry powder – turmeric, cumin, coriander all work well. 1 tsp coconut oil or rice bran oil Cook quinoa in boiling water until just soft.  Drain and set aside.  While quinoa is cooking, warm oil in a fry pan, and then add garlic and onion to soften.  Add your choice of spices to the pan, stir to combine.  Add the rest of the vegetables, and continue to sauté gently until vegetables are tender.  Finally, add quinoa to vegetable mix, and stir through until warm and coated with spices.  printable version breakfast smoothie Dairy free breakfast has never tasted so good! Ingredients ¾ cup mixed frozen berries 1 serving of protein powder (we recommend The Healthy Chef Protein) 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tbsp. chia seed (best soaked overnight in water) 1 tbsp. avocado 1 tsp. wheatgrass powder (optional) ½ tsp. agave (natural sweetener available from health food stores) 1 cup (approx.) oat, almond or rice milk Blend all ingredients together, pour into a glass and enjoy! printable version beetroot dip Make your carrot sticks a whole lot more interesting with this fresh and flavoursome dip. A lovely friend first shared this dip with us, and it has been a favourite ever since! Ingredients 1/2 cup grated beetroot (if you have a high powered food processer, just pop straight in) 1/3 cup soaked sunflower seeds (add just enough water to cover seeds, leave for at least 3 hours to soak, then discard water) 1 tbs extra virgin coconut oil or olive oil 1/2 cup of fresh mint, roughly chopped Squeeze of lemon or lime Pinch of salt Blend all ingredients together, slowly adding extra water or olive oil until a paste-like consistency forms.  printable version  
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hummus Another easy dip to add some protein and excitement to your vegie sticks.  For a Summery take on this recipe, pop in some fresh mint, which would also help to counter the dreaded garlic breath! Ingredients 600g chickpeas (canned is fine if you are short on time, however, if you are leisurely swanning in the kitchen, take the time to soak and cook the chickpeas yourself) Garlic cloves (the amount you add will depend greatly on how comfortable you are with garlic breath.  Start with one and add more if you are brave!) Olive oil 2 tbs tahini (you will find this in the health food section of the supermarket) 1 tsp ground cumin Juice of 1 lemon Pinch of salt Pop everything in a blender, and whizz until smooth.  Add a dash of water until you reach the consistency of a paste.   printable version
fudge balls  Perfect afternoon protein snack with enough chocolate to give you a quick kick of energy. Ingredients 2 cups soaked almonds (add just enough water to cover almonds, leave for at least 3 hours to soak, then discard water) ½ cup sultanas 1 ½ cup soaked dates (add just enough water to cover dates, leave for at least 3 hours to soak, then set aside water) ½ cup desiccated coconut 2 tbsp. cacao powder (available from health food shops) Mix all the ingredients together in a blender, slowly adding date water to gain a fudgy consistency.  Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls, then roll in coconut.  Best kept in the fridge or freezer.   printable version
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Sometimes the reason we crave chocolate is because our body is craving the magnesium that the cacao bean is so full of.  Unfortunately, most of us reach for the commercial chocolate which is fairly well devoid of any nutrition yet chock full of sugar.  Try this rich chocolate recipe and see how your cravings change.  I had been trying to perfect my chocolate recipe for sometime, then a lovely student showed me this: Ingredients 100g Cacao powder (available from health food shops) 100g Cocoa butter 100ml Agave syrup Pinch of salt Flavourings: These are optional, but make the chocolate intensly exquisite,     Strawberry puree (makes the chocolate more like a fudge)    Dehydrated Strawberry, finely chopped    Any nuts & seeds    Goji berries    Shredded Coconut    2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil    Finely chopped chilli Melt cocoa butter using a double boiler on a slow heat.  Remove from heat, add cocao powder, agave and your choice of flavouring.  Set in a square container.  This chocolate will melt easily, so is best kept in the fridge or freezer.  printable version
brown rice salad
This is a super easy salad that is great to take to ‘share a plate’ parties 2 cups of cooked brown rice 1 red capsicum 1 green capsicum 1 cup walnuts 1 cup dates 1/4 red onion Finely chop capsicums, walnuts, dates and onion. Toss all ingredients together. Dressing 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tsp brown sugar 1/2 tsp curry powder Mix all ingredients together, then stir through salad.  printable version
A memorable salad bursts with flavour.  You could use this creamy wonder to ‘dress up’ waldorf salads without the saturated fat from cream or mayonaise.  1/2 Avocado 1 cup natural yoghurt Zest of a lemon, finely grated Mix all three ingredients together in a whizz, until just combined.  Dollop over your favourite salad.  printable version
creamy salad dressing
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