In a world where allergies, anxiety and attention disorders are sky-rocketing in our kids, there is much to be said about eating a wholefoods diet and its role in the prevention and treatment of these conditions. It is also a great way to educate children, and bring more fun into eating for them as they explore the different textures, tastes and shapes of natural wholefoods.
Not only do herbs and spices improve the taste of our food, they also provide a range of nutrients and health benefits. Some spices are known to boost metabolism, improve insulin sensitivity and improve digestion. Many herbs and spices also contain more disease-fighting antioxidants per gram than fruits and vegetables.
Inspired once again by a recipe from Delicious Magazine, here is a super simple lunch or dinner idea for all our paleo readers.
Serving Size: 4 – 6
Lemon Tahini Dressing
- 1/2 bulb fresh garlic (crushed)
- 1/2 cup tahini
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup iced water
- Place the sweet potato, grated garlic, spices, almond meal and eggs in a bowl and mix until well combined.
- Heat the olive oil in a large non stick fry pan.
- In 2 batches, add 1/3 cup sweet potato mixture per fritter to the fry pan.
- Flatten with fritters with a spatula into 10cm rounds and cook for 2-3 minutes each side until golden brown.
- Drain excess oil off on paper towel.
- Add the fresh garlic, tahini, lemon and iced water into a food processor and whiz together until thick and glossy.
- Serve your fritters with a dollop of dressing and some fresh greens. Enjoy.
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Last years Christmas party saw the whole team come together to share a meal celebrating another year at Affordable Wholefoods. We each brought along a dish to share and Denise’s contribution was her take on the traditional Greek recipe ‘Spanakopita’. It took just a few minutes for the plate to be empty, so we decided to remake it and share with our readers. Hope you enjoy as much as we did. Continue reading
We often associate being hydrated with drinking plenty of water; however the foods we choose to eat can either dry us out or they can provide us with nourishing hydration. By choosing to eat raw and juicy foods more often you will be increasing your fluid intake as well as giving yourself a super nutrient boost. Here are our top 10 juicy foods to keep you hydrated this summer: Continue reading
This week we are teaming up with Sonya Douglas, Perth’s ‘Mediterranean Dietitian’ and founder of the Dietwise Nutrition Clinics. Sonya is passionate about the Mediterranean diet and sees its benefits on a daily basis with her patients. She runs a busy clinic in Wembley, WA and loves to share and inspire with tasty and nutritious recipes.
We recently met with the beautiful Abigail O’Neill, local model and author of the book ‘Model Chocolate’. Abigail has been a customer in our Lismore store since the very beginning and we have very much enjoyed her passion and enthusiasm each time she has walked through our doors. Abigail’s dedication to cacao is unwavering and she has truly mastered the art of cooking with chocolate.
Here is one of her favourite cacao recipes that we felt was perfect for the festive season. A raw cacao fudge with a hint of ginger, vanilla & cinnamon spice, and a superfood boost of maca. Enjoy! Continue reading
Here is our foolproof recipe for making delicious homemade tortillas. Using our specialty masa lista flour, these will have you thinking you are in dining in the heart of Mexico. Masa lista flour is made from 100% corn flour and treated with lime to make it more alkaline and easier to digest. It is high in fibre and protein and is also gluten free, so suitable for those with sensitive digestion, gluten intolerance or Coeliac disease.
We made this quinoa salad recently after exploring Rena Patten’s book ‘Cooking with Quinoa’. The recipe is delicious, the only difference, we added some lightly roasted pepitas and sunflower seeds (of course).
Apple Cider Vinegar is made from fermenting apple juice using bacteria and yeast, producing a fresh and sour tasting amber coloured liquid. Often you will notice floaty particles in the vinegar and this indicates the presence of the culture used to produce the vinegar and is only present in healthy unpasterised or unheated vinegar and always found in organic vinegar.