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…

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

The pumpkin is a large fruit that is so versatile that it can be used in many sweet and savoury dishes. Pumpkin is packed with vitamins and minerals. Of note, it is very high in vitamin A and C, potassium and the minerals copper and phosphorous. Pumpkin is also very low in calories. NPK fertilizer is often used to…

Teff Polenta Recipe

In Tzatziki and Teff Crackers post we discussed the health benefits of teff. This recipe will be loved by those who enjoy corn polenta but wish it had less carbs and more protein. Adding olives and cheese is just my improvisation that adds more flavours, you can also experiment with herbs and seeds. This polenta is best to accompany any  dish with…

Tzatziki and Teff Crackers Recipe

Teff Teff is a fine grain, it is less than 1mm diameter. Traditional Ethiopian bread is made using fermented teff flour, which is naturally gluten free. Teff, being a tiny grain, is rich in fibre. Teff also contains similar amounts of protein as lentils, about 13%. This suggested recipe below is simple but a great entertainer. It is a…