Vegetables for breakfast anyone? Delicious sweet potato disguised in a sweet, chewy crispy waffle courtesy of the delightful Morag Turnball aka @aveganfeed
A super light tropical salad recipe perfect for the warmer weather. The toasted seeds really give this salad a beautiful crunch with the coconut adding a delicious natural sweetness.
This salad is great to have as a side to any simple meat or vegetarian dish.
Over the Christmas break our Manager Kym revisited one of her favourite recipes from an old Woman’s Weekly Cookbook; Vegetarian Croquettes. Kym modified the recipe making it gluten free using our gluten free crispy crumb mix and some seasonal herbs from the garden. This is a great recipe if your looking for something simple, fresh & light to cook this summer.
The Fenugreek plant is a member of the legume family native to North Africa, Southern Europe and Western Asia. The leaves and the tiny bean shaped seeds have been used as medicine for aeons, as well as being a traditional ingredient in many culinary dishes from India to Ethiopia. The name is derived from the Greek words Foenum-Graecum, translated as Greek Hay. This is because it was discovered that cattle preferred to eat hay that was mixed with fenugreek.
Fenugreek is slightly bitter and pungent, and has a distinct maple flavour so it is often used as a maple substitute alongside sugar in sweet syrups. In India the leaves are used in many different types of curry and in Ethiopia the most popular spice mix known as Berbere, contains Fenugreek seeds and is the central ingredient in most dishes.
The leaves and the seeds have great medicinal properties including the ability to lower cholesterol and treat diabetes due to its affect on insulin; the hormone that governs the uptake of glucose into the cell. Fenugreek is also a popular digestive, often used to reduce flatulence and relieve digestive discomfort.
Fenugreek is widely known to have oestrogen-promoting properties and can increase milk production in breast-feeding women and improve libido in men and women with low sexual desire. Consuming fenugreek can also increase your metabolism, improve bowel regularity and sooth a sore throat due to its mucilaginous (gel-like) properties.
As well as using Fenugreek in your cooking, the seeds can sprouted and eaten raw for a slightly spicy additive to your salad or simmered in water and used as a therapeutic tea. Due to its potent medicinal properties, it is wise to consult with a natural health practitioner before using it to treat any particular health condition.
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A delicious dinner recipe using our new Organic Kamut Penne Rigate Pasta. The combination of lemon, chives, goats cheese and pine nuts is divine. You will love this recipe. Enjoy!
NOTE: This dish can be served hot, or enjoyed cold as a pasta salad. Whatever your fancy!
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It can be difficult to find good lunch box snacks for kids that are nut free and in line with our schools allergy policies. Nuts are such a great way to get nutrition into our children, especially whilst they are burning so much energy running around in the playground or learning in the classroom – so we’ve come up with an alternative. A delicious gluten free trail mix recipe that is school friendly. It offers all the nutrition nuts would through the use of sunflower kernels and pepitas, as well as juicy sultanas and tasty toasted coconut flakes. It’s also super easy to make (about 20 minutes in total including baking time). Enjoy!