If you've never made fritters before, these are the ones to start with! So easy and taste amazing on their own, with eggs in the morning or alongside something hot off the grill.
Zucchini and Corn are overflowing at all the farmers markets right now and if you're lucky enough to grow some at home you're probably looking for some inspiration to use them up. I've added some corn flour (masa) for that extra 'corny' (yes I said it) flavour and dusted them with it to add some extra crunchy texture.
Combine the corn, zucchini, flours, cilantro, and chili flakes in a bowl. Mix until combined, Beat the egg and the milk together separately and add salt and pepper to taste. Add the egg mixture to the corn...
It's so easy these days to get overwhelmed and weighed down with all the eating well advice out there. This is back to basics approach to shut down all the nutritional noise to instead make it simple and attainable.
Remember everybody responds differently to food and it's likely your choices will change over time. Guess what? That's okay! None of us should ever feel fearful or stressed about food and my intention is that this will help guide you to instead be more empowered around food.
1. Make it enjoyable
This over everything else both in life and with your food, you have to enjoy it or you’re never going to sustain it. Life’s to short to be doing things that feel shitty and when it comes to food you have to figure out what works for you so you actually make it fun and are able to do it with joy.
2. Get in the Kitchen
This is a big one. There’s so much in the way of convenience foods out there and we’ve slowly been...
I love this point of the summer. The days are hot and the farmer's market is overflowing with amazing goodies. Apricots being of of my favourites. I love their sweet flavour and soft texture. Even better that they go well in something sweet and stand up really well alongside chicken grilled on the BBQ.
Galettes are one of my favourite things to make right now because they really are minimal effort for something that looks so pretty. Think of them as a deconstructed pie. No rolling to make a perfect circle for the pie tin and no top crust.....because why would you want to hide the beautiful fruit? If you have a good crust (which I think I've got the full proof one for even the toughest skeptics out there) and fresh fruit, add a handful of brown sugar and you're golden. Feel free to substitute any fruit you find at the market; peaches, plums, blackberries, or strawberries.
It’s summertime and living is easy. I don’t know about you but when summer hits, I’m much more interested in soaking up the heat from the sunshine rather than at the stove.
Don’t get me wrong, I love cooking and do think about food ALOT (occupational hazard), but when it’s hot out I’m always looking for ways to beat the heat of the kitchen and without sacrificing flavour or good nutrition.
Enter the cold noodle salad. The only cooking required is boiling some water and some light chopping. This is a great option for picnics or a patio party as they can be made ahead and actually taste better the longer they sit. It's a great combination of healthy fats, protein, and carbs that'll keep your energy up even if that's just to laze around on the beach or in the backyard.
You can play around with this and substitute for different vegetables as well as the type of noodles depending on what you have on...
I do what I do because I want to inspire you to get in the kitchen and learn that eat well doesn't have to be hard. There's this misconception that cooking is complicated. Is it really or is that a story that you're telling yourself because you haven't really learned how to do it? It starts with some basic concepts and having the right attitude to make it fun.
This stew is the perfect example of a basic recipe that you can play around with to make it work for you. It's full of the good stuff, easy to prepare and full of flavour. Nothing boring in my kitchen! Once you've made this you can try different things like adding fish, chicken or tofu and different vegetables to mix it up. I love the colour the turmeric adds. It looks like summer in a bowl. I also found the best hack; Turmeric Paste. It's a great time saver as it'll keep much longer than the root itself and will stay fresher than the powder.
I've also added a really easy Indian style quick bread called Chapati where I...