Shiitake Mushroom Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)

This vegetarian pho (noodle soup) is easy to make and super popular, even with the carnivores. Loaded with flavour from the spices and the shiitake mushroom. Serves 6 Ingredients - Soup 2 cinnamon sticks 3 whole cloves 2 star anise 1 large white onion peeled and quartered 10cm pc of fresh ginger, peeled and halved lengthwise 4 cups of vegetable stock or broth 4 cups of water 2 tbs of tamari 1 packet of flat rice noodle 1 tbs of olive oil 2 packets of dried shiitake mushroom Garnishes Mung bean sprouts Fresh basil Fresh mint Thinly sliced spring onions Very thinly sliced fresh jalapeno Small wedges of lime Instructions I usually cook this in a slow cooker because I'm often cooking for 10 or

Green green salad

Set up this base salad of greens and then you can easily make variations to suit accompanying dishes. Although, this alone is a delicious meal. Just make sure to make yourself a great big bowl of it :) Base Ingredients 2 big handfuls of baby spinach 2 big handfuls of baby rocket 1 handful of alfalfa or broccoli sprouts 2 Spring onions finely chopped Cashew & Avocado option 1 Avocado, sliced 1 Handful of finely chopped cashews (option to roast first) Dressing 1 lemon 2 tbsp olive oil Pepper & Salt Goats cheese & Seed option 100g of goats cheese 1/2 cup of mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame - option to roast first) Dressing 1 tbsp apple cider or white vinegar 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp seed

Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Salad

Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 1 large carrot 1 large sweet potato 1 cup butternut pumpkin 1.5 tsp himilayan salt 1/3 cup fresh parsley chopped 1 cup of Seedy Nuts a Roastin' (recipe on this blog) Dressing 1/4 cup olive oil 3 Tbs apple cider vinegar 1 Tbs maple syrup 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp himalayan salt 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1. Pre-soak the quinoa for 4 + hours. 2. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees celsius. 3. Spread the vegetables over a large baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle liberally with salt. Use your hands to toss everything together until all vegetables are coated. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until vegetables are golden brown and done. 4. Rinse and cook the quinoa on

Life Changing Loaf by Genius Recipes

I have used this recipe many times and have, on occasion, strayed from this basic recipe (due to availability of products etc). I have found that this recipe is best followed to the tee. https://food52.com/recipes/28886-my-new-roots-life-changing-loaf-of-bread Enjoy! #glutenfreebread #dairyfree #veganrecipe #healthybread

Seedy Nuts A Roastin'

I cooked these three ways for the retreat. I was a bit nutty about my nuts! The original bake had a little too much cayenne pepper, so we are enjoying those at home ;-) The second had as per below, less the cayenne to top the quinoa salad (to follow) and the third were had cinnamon but no cumin (in terms of spices - all other ingredients as per list) 1 cup almonds 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup pecans 1 cup walnuts 1/2 cup pepitas 1 tbs molasses 3 tbs coconut oil 1 tbs maple syrup 1 tsp himalayan salt 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional) 1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. 2. In a small mixing bowl combine all ingredients except nuts and seeds. (I melted the coconut o

Delicious Slow Cooked Oats

This dish is a great belly warmer on these chilly mornings! 500g steel cut oats 3 litres of water 1 litre of almond milk 2 peeled and chopped pears 5 dates 1 tbs cinnamon 1. Add all of your ingredients and stir. 2. Close and set your slow cooker to cook on low heat for 7 hours. If you have a keep warm function, you can use that setting for after the cooking time is up. 3. When the oats are done, give them a quick stir. If you would like, you can add in some more milk to reach desired consistency. 4. Serve with your favourite toppings. #oats #slowcooker #breakfast #healthybreakfast #winterwarmer #winter #winterfood #yum

Easy Vegetarian Tandoori

This was so so easy. You don’t always have to make things from scratch! What? If you can read the labels, you can find great curry pastes with little to no nasties. Curry pastes are fairly resilient in terms of shelf life, so they don’t need a lot of preservatives to be commercially viable. After researching online, I decided that Aldi's curry paste has the best ingredients within minimum preservatives, sugars and gums. Patak’s Tandoori Paste has simple whole food ingredients and is delicious in this dish. Serves 8 1 jar Patak’s Tandoori Paste 1kg quality Greek Yoghurt 2 eggplants (or any other seasonal vegetables that you like!) 1 large sweet potato 2 carrots 2 cans of black bean (or chi

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