Delicious chocolate-like sweet ice cream in less then 30 seconds and only 2 ingredients necessary – are you ready 🙉🍦🍫🍌
- 5-6 sliced frozen ripe bananas
- 1 cup of cacao powder
- Handful of mixed vine fruit (raisins, currants, sultanas) (optional)
Place bananas and cacao powder in your blender with just enough water to cover your blender blades.
Then if you’re using a Vitamix – put on the ice/frozen setting or if using another blender, blend as you would if you were crushing ice. The result should look something like this:
Serve immediately topped with vine fruit or other topping up choice 👌
Perfect to satisfy an afternoon need for sweetness, dessert or even a Monday Morning breakfast 😉
Healthy, nutritious and delicious 😋
We love making our own homemade burgers, we’ve made experiments galore! Here’s one we particularly enjoyed for you to have a go and explore!
- 2 handfuls of washed fresh spinach leaves
- 1/2 red pepper washed and chopped
- 3 fresh garlic cloves
- 1/2 white onion peeled & diced
- 1/4 cup of buckwheat flour
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2-3 tsps dried chopped mint,
- 2-3 tsps dried chopped basil,
- 2-3 tsps dried chopped thyme,
- A generous pinch of Maldon salt
- Ground pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Add the spinach, onion, garlic, pepper and some water to blend…
Pulse for a few seconds, this is the kind of mixture your aiming for in the end…
Steam your potatoes and mash until fluffy – oh this part is such fun!
Then add all the herbs and seasonings each and every one!
Pour in now, the spinach, pepper, onion and garlic mixture too;And stir and mash again until the mix is completely green right through! Now add the flour which will make the mixture thicker,
Then create your burgers, perhaps using a press like this will be much quicker! Drizzle the tops with olive oil which will give them that extra crunch…
And bake for 30 minutes one side and 30 minutes on the other and they’ll be soon be ready for your dinner or lunch! 👌
Ladies and gentlemen here’s another delicious simple recipe for you to create…
…you’ll soon be making your own gnocchi at a speedy efficient rate!
- Some peeled and diced chopped potatoes
- 1 cup of Buckwheat Flour
Steam potatoes until soft enough to mash through…
Then use a fork, masher or ricer to soften – don’t use a blender whatever you do! Here’s the final result fluffy, silky and smooth:
You can add any seasonings at this point if you’re in a real culinary groove 😉
Then measure out one cup of buckwheat flour ready to pour…
…into your mixing bowl and make a hole in the centre for…
…your fluffy potato, add to the centre in a ball……and knead the flour into the potato here’s what it should look like in all…
Roll the dough into little round balls just like so…
…and place them in a pan of boiling water, and when they’re ready how will you know?
Because in a minute or two they’ll rise up to the top! And that’s when you take them out so the cooking will stop!
Then serve warm with your favourite sauce, we used tomato as you can see here…
After this delicious meal you’ll soon be in good cheer!
Ladies and Gentlemen these Quinoa Balls are a delicious bite to eat! Round and scrumptious and so beautifully neat!
- A bowl of cooked quinoa
- Half an onion diced
- Half a red pepper diced
- Salt/pepper to taste
- Coconut oil for frying
- Basil or other seasoning of choice
Fry your onions and shiny pepper red…
…Add and mix with salt, pepper and basil in their fluffy quinoa bed.
Use your hands to roll a handful of mixture into a neat and round ball…
…And whilst preparing do your very best not to eat them all! 😊😉Serve with salad and enjoy your round burst of protein!
A meal fit for any Quinoa King or Queen! 👑
Here’s a simple 2 minute Homemade Orange dressing that we made for our salad this afternoon:
- Juice of 1 orange,
- 3 tbsps of extra virgin olive oil,
- Pinch of Maldon salt
- Orange zest
- Ground pepper
Simple, easy and zesty! Free of additives, preservatives and sugar, completely natural and super flavourful!
Why not try with lemon or a grapefruit or even a couple of limes?
- 1 large baking potato (or several little potatoes)
- Approximately 6-8 carrots. Though any number would be fine.
- 3 tsp Dried chopped basil
- 1 tbsp Dried chopped mint
- 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
- Salt/pepper to taste
- Olive Oil (optional)
- Ice Cream Scoop
Peel, chop and steam your potatoes and carrots until soft. Ours usually take 30 minutes
Place your steamed vegetables in a bowl with mint, basil, sliced garlic cloves and salt and pepper.
Finely dice your red onion…
Mash together and stir in the onion. Do not use a blender the potatoes will become all gluey! Then fill an ice cream scoop with the mixture .
And place the balls on a baking sheet or oven tray.
We added a little olive oil for extra crispness however this is optional. You could omit the added oil if using a non-stick tray.
If you’re placing the balls in a stone pan however it is recommended to use a little oil so the balls do not stick to the bottom of the pan.
Bake for 20-30 minutes depending on how crispy you like them!
These were in the oven for 30 minutes at 200 degrees. Just until they browned nicely at the edges.
Serve with salad and enjoy!
- 2 cups of Quinoa
- Coffee/spice grinder or Vitamix dry jug blender.
Here’s a little tip for you if you ever run out of quinoa flour:
Simply make your own in a quarter of an hour!
Here we have located our 5 kilogram queen of quinoa store! 👑
For approximately 3 cups of flour just 2 cups of grain we’ll need to pour.
In a skillet toast 2 cups of seed on medium heat until the grains begin to pop.
Then you want to lightly stir for 2-3 minutes before the toasting can stop.
Place the grains in your coffee/spice grinder or Vitamix to finely blend…
And in 30 seconds you’ll have quinoa flour to send…
To your recipes with homemade cheer…
and next time you run out of flour you’ll have no fear!
Ladies and Gentlemen here’s a delicious idea to give your meal a nutritious start…It’s so wonderfully vibrant it is edible art!
- Lettuce head with large leaves. We used Batavia, though Cos could work well too.
- Julienned or thinly sliced salad vegetables.
- Salt/pepper to taste
- Cocktail sticks
- Favourite dip/sauce (optional)
First wash out your leaves and lay them out flat..
Then lay salad items in strips…just like that!
We used julienned, cucumber, carrot, red onion and pepper too. Though you could add any fillings that you wish to.
Sprinkle a little salt and pepper for extra spice and roll the green leaf up like a wrap, oh it looks so nice!
We always find piercing a cocktail stick through the middle helps it to stay, so your delicious crunchy centres don’t unfold away.
Voila! There we go our wraps are ready and complete, ready for a delicious healthy bite to eat 👌
Here’s another tasty tip…Why not serve our lettuce wraps alongside your favourite sauce or dip?
Ladies and Gentlemen here for you and for me, is an appetising, simple salad dressing recipe!
Perfect for when your lunch is in need of some zest and you would like your salad leaves tasting their best!
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon of stevia
- 1/2 teaspoon of Daylesford Wholegrain Mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon to salt
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Getting Zesty! With our Oxo Good Grips Zester…
To an empty glass bottle, Add 1/2 tablespoon of lemon zest…
…2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice, which we measured into our most convenient Joie Lemon Juice Reamer …
…Add Salt to taste… (And pepper too)
…and 1/2 of Our favourite teaspoon of mustard…Delicious and wonderful consistency it is from the lovely people at Daylesford – we’d love to visit their farm someday…
Classic, grainy and tangy it’s perfect for our salad dressing and made with only a few simple organic ingredients
Olive oil in our recycled glass jar ready to pour out 4 tablespoons…
And your jar should look something like this! Here is all our ingredients layered in our glass jar before shaking!
Give all the ingredients a good shake and Voila!
Pour over your salad and store in the fridge (for up to 3 days)… Enjoy!
If like us you’re crazy about avocados you’ll love this fantastic simple idea of replacing traditional tomato based sauce with an avocado sauce on your pizza!
- 1 Large Avocado
- 1/4 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon thyme
Take the flesh from 1 large avocado….
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1 teaspoon of pink salt…
1 teaspoon of oregano…
1 teaspoon of basil…
1 teaspoon of thyme
And place into a jug or mixing bowl…
And stir or blend into a sauce…
Then pour onto your pizza base, pictured here is our Flax Flour-Free Base…
And Voila! You’re ready for toppings…
Red pepper and tomatoes…
And a sprinkle of hemp seeds…
Then cook for a further 15 minutes…
JA ladies x