Thursday, 14 February 2013

Mango Raspberry Sorbet

Ok seriously, this might be one of my favourite things to eat of ALL TIME! I ate the entire bowl and was craving more.

The best thing about this recipe is that it's literally the easiest thing to make and the most delicious thing you will ever try - or one of them at least ;)

I don't know if these flavours are just the perfect match or what but it's SO good!

• First, buy fresh mangoes, slice them up, take the skin off and freeze them.

• Mix the frozen mango slices with frozen raspberries in a blender. Add about 1/2 cup of water depending on the amount of fruit...use as much as you think, but not too much, and BLEND!

• You can always stick it back into the freezer and enjoy the next day (like I did last night!)

Other combinations I've done are: banana and cinnamon (just like ice cream, freeze the bananas after you peel them) - banana, cacao and almond butter, peaches and ginger!

Monday, 11 February 2013

Spicy Pseudo-Mayo Dip

If you love spicy mayo as much as I do...or will LOVE this recipe!

Avocado is not only the best addition to any salad, it is also the best replacement for mayonaise.

Sweet potato fries are also another favourite snack of mine and when paired with this pseudo-mayo dip you will not be able to get enough - or share!

Spicy Pseudo-Mayo Dip

2 Avocados
3 tbsp EVOO
Zest of 1 lemon
2 cloves of garlic pressed
Chile Flakes
Sriracha Sauce - 2 tbsp
Celtic Sea Salt
Black Pepper

Mix all ingredients together until smooth and let cool in the fridge. I drizzle sriracha and sprinkle chile flakes on top for visual appeal ;)

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Cut 2 large sweet potatoes into sticks. Put into a large bowl and drizzle 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil, chilli powder, salt and pepper over the potatoes. Mix very well until all potatoes are covered and then bake at 400° for 40 minutes in the oven, turning once.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Kale Ginger Slaw

When you have a lot of random leftover veggies in the fridge it is easy to just look at them and toss them out. Well, I have a better solution - besides roasting them and making a great meal or soup - but using them to make a slaw salad that is great with any meal!

Kale Ginger Slaw

Raw Kale
Julienned Carrots
Julienned Zucchini
Julienned Celery
Red Cabbage chopped/sliced
Pumpkin Seeds
Toasted Sesame Seeds

Dressing: Tahini, Sesame Oil, Tamari, Freshly chopped ginger 2 inches, 1 clove of pressed garlic, 1/2 lemon, black pepper

Mix all veggies together, add cooked quinoa - as much as  you desire - sprinkle with seeds and then dressing and mix together. Let sit for at least 15 minutes before serving.

I also made wraps out of this delicious dish and spread 1/2 an avocado lightly onto the wraps as it was very soft and then added the pre-mixed Kale slaw!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Weekend Craving Tips!

Superbowl always has people craving wings, nachos, beer, ribs, cheese dip and deep fried food! Not only do the commercials on TV try and drill these images of food into our heads, but so do our friends and family who aren't on the same clean-eating path as we are.

So here are a list of tips for Superbowl weekend, and really any weekend in general:

• Try veggies instead of chips with your salsa, guacamole or black bean dip. These dips are VERY easy to make yourself which will save you calories, preservative chemicals and unnecessary fats and sugars!

• Craving pizza? Use ezekiel wraps and make your own pizzas in the oven in just a few minutes - try making a homemade sauce with tomatoes, herbs and fresh basil. Add veggies and if you want some goat cheese instead of cheddar or make your own pesto in minutes and use as the base!

• Having a carb moment? Sauté lots of greens with garlic and chile flakes and serve some quinoa pasta on top making the greens the main part of the dish - your cravings will still be satisfied but you'll have more of the good stuff in the meal!

• Pop your own popcorn and melt coconut oil on top - sprinkle with cinnamon if you like a sweet but salty treat, or just sea salt and pepper!

• Last but not least, considering it's Superbowl weekend, try a vegetarian chilli instead of a meat-heavy one. Instead of wings try serving grilled chicken with salsa and sliced avocado on the side - and instead of nachos prepare a mexican-style salad with all the ingredients you would put on a nacho plate but substitute with healthy fresh veggies instead of meat, cheese and more cheese!