Kale & Radicchio Stir Fry

Inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe, Braised Peas with Spring Onions and Lettuce, I tweaked and twirled and danced a jig when this evolved in my kitchen last night … The simplicity of this dish is divine. The ingredients are for a dish for one, or a side dish for two. 1 medium brown onion 2 cups kale leaves (stalk removed) 6 outer leaves of radicchio 1/2 cup pine nuts 2 tablespoons coconut oil Ground black pepper Pinch of dried chilli flakes Juice of half a lemon Melt the coconut oil in a large frypan on a medium heat When … Continue reading Kale & Radicchio Stir Fry

Fennel, Celery & Kelp Noodle Salad

Kelp, seaweed and sea vegetables contain one of the most easily absorbed and highest levels of calcium and minerals we can consume. My lunch is a really important meal for me. It’s a time for me to stop for a little while and enjoy nourishing my body. I like to go for a little walk afterwards! Ingredients: Finely sliced fennel Finely sliced celery Finely sliced rocket leaves Flaked cooked salmon (I pre-roasted it with some cracked black pepper) Kelp (Seaweed) noodles (chopped) Cracked black pepper Dressing: Olive oil Lemon juice Toss all gently together and allow to infuse well before … Continue reading Fennel, Celery & Kelp Noodle Salad

Prawns with Fennel & Basil Stir Fry

Fennel is my absolute favourite food ever in the whole world. Fennel, combined with prawns, another absolute favourite food ever in the whole world, is truly a delight I can’t describe! Nicole and I felt like a hearty breakfast, but you could have this anytime of the day. Stir fry finely sliced fennel, snow peas (mangetout), broccoli florets in coconut oil with some dried herbs, garlic and onions. Add lots of fresh basil leaves right at the end. Stir fry fresh uncooked prawns in coconut oil with chilli and cracked black pepper. Serve in the morning sun with a steaming pot … Continue reading Prawns with Fennel & Basil Stir Fry

First Sydney Curry Paste

After some grocery shopping today with Maxine, we realised that all the pre-made curry pastes in the supermarket have sugar in them, so I felt to make one up! 4 garlic cloves 1/2 large red onion – roughly chopped 2 teaspoons dried chilli 2 teaspoons turmeric 2 teaspoons cumin seeds or ground 2 teaspoons coriander seeds or ground 15 or so curry leaves 1 star anise 2 teaspoons of fresh chopped lemongrass 2 tablespoons of water Blend all of the above in a small blender till you have a fine paste. The twist on this recipe tale is that I … Continue reading First Sydney Curry Paste

Herby Green Pesto Soup

Welcome to my kitchen!! I felt to take a photo of the soup-in-progress because there are so many green soups here that all look the same – here is the pre-blended masterpiece. I had some spinach in the fridge that needed cooking so this is what I felt to make this morning for breakfast and to have some green goodness in the fridge for my busy week ahead. Ingredients: One large leekSix celery sticks 700g fresh spinach 500g fresh spring greens 20 toasted almonds (whole) 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts 1 clove garlic 3 bay leaves 3 tablespoons coconut oil … Continue reading Herby Green Pesto Soup

Seaweed Soup & Fried Fish

I have a very busy week ahead and felt that preparing my fridge for the late nights and long days would be the very best care I can give to myself and my body. Seaweed Soup (makes about 4 serves) Soak one cup of mixed dried seaweed (sea vegetable) in a bowl covered with filtered water for it to rehydrate. This takes about 15 minutes. While the seaweed is soaking, heat 3 tablespoons of coconut oil in a large saucepan with a lid. Thinly slice one large brown onion and four-six sticks of celery and saute gently in the pan … Continue reading Seaweed Soup & Fried Fish