Minestrone without pasta? Yep.. if you want to watch those calories this is the perfect winter warmer. Slow cooked veggie soup, including leeks, carrots,asian greens, a dash of tumeric and the final additional in the last minute of the cook, button mushrooms.
Nothing beats a tummy full of dumplings to energize your day.
Take these spicy mushrooms dumplings and a perfect espresso and I am almost in heaven.
Inventive ways to do Soup Noodles.
It's all about the soup - for this one we created a broth using broccoli, carrots, onions, okra, shiitake mushrooms. Once the broth is the flavour, you desire, adding salt pepper even chilli, simple add to some fresh hot noodles and steamed black beans.
The black beans we used were soaked overnight and then steamed for 20 minutes.
Mint as the garnish - great change-up and worth a try
This treat is a favourite for the children and now with an extra addition, that they just adore. Japanese Seaweed Salad. It is amazing how two fussy little daughters are pleading with Dad. Can we please have Seaweed Salad.!!! Amazeballs.
Simple cooking, that anyone can muster.
Tip "Always use Fresh ingredients and taste as you go."
Boil a pot of water, add some flat rice noodles, about 10 mins of cooking.
while noodles bubble away -
Heat a pan (hot), drizzle a little rice bran oil. slice up find some leek and add to pan, lightly stir and turn.
Once the oil is coating the leeks, cut up asparagus, each strand into 2-3 pieces, add to pan.
Drizzle some sesame seed oil and add some fresh chilli to taste if you like heat.
Finally add enoki mushrooms (or any finley sliced mushrooms will do) and coat with a little rice bran oil. lower heat and when the leeks have started to become a little clear and the mushrooms have been well sauted - simplly drain the noodles serve into a nice plate and top with the ingredients in the pan.
All up about 20 minutes including the time taken to go to the garden or fridge and get the vegies.
Enjoy this is one of my personal favourites.
When i realised how easy it is to cook amazing spicy noodles at home, i started to save a bunch and eat healthier from ingredients in our own backyard.
Spring onions and Leeks are some of the easiest vegetables to grow. simply put in a pot with soil and water, in a few weeks you will be dining from your garden ingredients.
Simple avocado sushi is the girls favourite. To keep it simple we dont do the complicated sushi rice. That makes it arduous and time consuming and the girls prefer the taste on how we keep it simple. the secret Basmati rice, use a quality fluffy rice, eat it fresh.
From starting the rice to sitting at the table probably 20 mins
- with 15 mins just for the rice.
With sushi practice makes perfect enjoy the first 50 or so sushi attempts it only gets better.
Make your Monday morning amazeballs, all you need is olive oil, balsamic, avocado, espresso and Banana/Almond Milk smoothie - Oh yeh and a huge huggly Koala!!
Vegan Wraps come in many types - Quinoa, Buckwheat, Cauliflower and many others - just fill with your favourite ingredients. Here we have a mix of sauteed onion, mushroom and tomato with avocado added full depth and texture. Awesome lunch any day.
The Simplest of things tend to be the most fun. and who doesnt like pastry when its 100% vegan. Crunchy healthy creative pastry.
I keep saying, they are vegan chips and so healthy lol.
well better than packaged - why are chips so addictive?
or is it the roasted rosemary, pepper and rock salt?
Oh now we are talking!!!
Vietnamese Noodles just the way i love them - packed with fresh ingredients and SPICY.
If you have a favourite home made noodle dish be spectacular and share it with us all.
Oven at 160 for the first 40 mins then crank it to 210 for the last ten minutes.
add rosemary and olive oil at the crank up phase.
To get amazing potato chip boil the potatoes in water and a little white vinegar. The vinegar lets you twice cook the chips and they will hold their structure even though the inside will be soft, the outside beautiful and crunchy. add salt when serving.
Take a fresh garden bean wrap it around a fresh dried date. Flavours i never expected to go - for me it was a new taste fresh mixed with creamy and the strong espresso brought it all to life - try and explore new flavours.
The sweet tartness of blackberries is a perfect complement to Coconut Yoghurt.
In this bowl we are using the Nudie Natural Coconut Yoghurt. Sprinkled with fresh chilli and sesame seeds.
Great food is all about contrasts, spicy with chill, crunch with smooth,, and light with heavy. This surprising dish dhad them all. wrap the black beans and watermelon in a lettuce leaf like San Choy Bow and delight in the flavours and the elbow licking treat.
ok a short drive out of Sydney to these fabulous gardens. Mount Tomah, late spring early summer is the perfect time - tell us what you feel.