So... what's the difference between stock and broth?
Using natural sugars from maple and coconut, coupled with seasonal fruits (granny smith apples and navel oranges) has allowed us to create a yummy treat without the guilt factor. Maple syrup contains nutrients to include calcium, iron, zinc, potassium and manganese. When shopping for maple syrup, aim to buy real maple syrup, and avoid the maple "flavoured" … Continue reading Flourless Orange, Maple and Chia Tea Cakes
Broccoli are great to have in the backyard. After you have picked the first head of broccoli. The plants shoot out broccolini stems all over the place, so you have continual growth of sweet and tender broccolini for at least a month. Now is the season for broccolini, and we have an abundance of this … Continue reading Broccolini Salad w/ Maple Glazed Sweet Potato, Pine Nuts & Goats Cheese
Thank God for weekends... when we can be slow and consistent like tortoises... Sometimes, just thinking about the busy days ahead is enough to get my head in a spin (and maybe yours too). That's when we rely most on our 'go-to' meals to keep us nourished and perhaps sane as well. This minestrone … Continue reading Minestrone with Veal Shank
A nice Winter recipe with no rice.
Victorian Walnuts are in season!! Easy and highly nutritious, there are many sources which indicate that a handful of walnuts is a simple substitute for your daily multivitamin tablet. Given all the hype that has surrounded the use vitamin supplements lately, I'm more than happy to let my kids munch on a few walnuts while I … Continue reading Walnut Season
Winter roasts... At their best
This Hot Chocolate recipe is useful for those times when you have exceeded your allowance of daily coffee, but need a little pick-me-up to get you through the rest of the day. Unlike regular Hot Chocolate which is sweetened with cane sugar, the maple syrup used in this recipe has a lower glycemic index, … Continue reading Not so naughty….. Hot Chocolate
Easy Slow Cooking
Given that we are getting into the full swing of Autumn (in Melbourne) let's talk a little about Kale. Your local supermarket will generally stock three types of kale, green curly kale, red curly kale and the flatter-leaved Tuscan kale.But if you're feeling a little more adventurous, then you can head down to your local nursery … Continue reading Wilted Kale, Gorgonzola, Pine Nut & Currant Salad