Pea and Mushroom Risotto

In Australia, it is Fall now, or we call it Autumn. There is an abundance of vegetables in the Fall and it is a wonderful time of the year to create nutritious meals! I feel lucky to be able to try such a variety of mushrooms this year, as well. A nice comforting risotto that…

Chocolate Truffles.

Dietary Fibre and Cholesterol. Dietary Fibre and Colon Cancer. It is very well known now from many research studies that the relationship between these is very beneficial for us. The subject of soluble and insoluble fibre was a main topic in the previous posts: Lima Beans,  Black-Eyed Bean Lubiya, Pearl Barley Risotto. Below is an…

Freekah Salad

If you embraced Quinoa years ago, you will love Freekeh/Freekah. It is packed with prebiotics and nutrients, has lots of fibre (about 10%), high protein content for a grain (about 15%). The only thing we need to be aware of is that Freekah is a wheat grain, and it does contain some gluten. Although its…

Vegan Gluten-Free Sour Dough Bread

With modern medicine capabilities, we can easily identify our food allergies and intolerance. Very common one is Gluten. However, by excluding gluten and wheat, on the supermarket shelves, we find gluten free substitutes which are very high in starch and don’t taste as good. This recipe below suggests an alternative bread that is healthy. Although…

Summer Beetroot Soup

Another superfood in our collection – beetroot and its leaves. Beetroot juice is very powerful, and it is taken in small dozes, about 70 ml a day. ‘Beetroot juice during periods of psychological stress protects against cold symptoms. Preliminary evidence suggests particular benefits in asthma, which could translate into reduced asthma exacerbations due to respiratory…

Hemp Seed Falafel

When I think of Hemp Seed now I have association with the words: Fatty acids, Protein and Minerals. It is amazing how well balanced the nutrition of the hemp seed is. It is one of a few plants where we get not only high level of protein but also a good level of fatty acids,…

Pumpkin and Chia Jam

Yet another Pumpkin recipe! If you’ve managed to quit the sugar or trying to, but craving for a jam, try this recipe. You will love it! Maybe you have some baked pumpkin left from Pumpkin Bread recipe, then this will be a great use for it. This recipe also contains chia seeds; such a good source of…

Sesame Tuna

This is a very simple and easy way to enjoy a fresh, high quality piece of tuna. I find, it is a perfect entrée meal to share or a snack for two on the weekend. I was served a similar dish in one of the Melbourne’s restaurants years ago and since, I have been using…

Breakfast Cookies

I created Teff cookies and I found them magical. First, one cookie keeps you going for a few hours and also, they are great for weight management. Besides Teff’s high-fibre and high-protein qualities, which were mentioned in the previous posts for Teff recipes, this super grain also contains vitamins K, B1, B2, B3, B6 and C,…

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

In addition to being healthy, pumpkin also contains another healthy ingredient, that is pepitas, or pumpkin seeds. Pepitas are very rich in minerals such as zinc, magnesium and iron. They are also high in protein content, about 20%. Unfortunately, like many other nuts and seeds, pepitas contain anti-nutrients like phytic acid, or phytate, that can make…