This Beans Curry recipe is a great way to make beans taste delicious and makes a healthy meal or side dish. Inspired by a Sri Lankan dish, it is a regular dish we make in our home. It is easy to make with ingredients most people keep in their pantry and gluten-free if you use gluten-free spices. Turmeric is a wonderful spice to use in your cooking and has many health benefits such as having anti-inflammatory properties. The spices in curry powder are thought to help prevent diseases like Alzheimers Disease. Use organic spices and ingredients to make it even healthier. Serve with a whole grain like brown rice or quinoa or chicken and our delicious pumpkin curry (see our Recipes).

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Many curry recipes have a lot of ingredients and because of that, people are often put off by them. So we decided to simplify this recipe to make it quicker and easier to cook but still a delicious curry full of flavour. You can use any pumpkin for this recipe. We used organic jap pumpkin. Traditionally this curry is eaten with brown or basmati rice and bread but it’s bursting with flavour so you can eat this curry with other steamed vegetables or vegetable curries as well. This is a good way for you to increase your vegetable consumption. Make sure your curry powder is free from fillers and gluten-free if you are gluten or wheat intolerant. One which is made purely with spices is best.

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These Delicious Turkey and Veggie Patties are moist, colourful, tasty and nutritious. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free. They make a quick and healthy midweek dinner and are great for lunchboxes. You could also make these into balls. For kids, you might wish to use less cayenne pepper or omit it if it’s a bit too spicy but I find it to be fairly subtle. It’s worth the extra step of frying the onions and spices as this brings out the flavour. Turkey is a healthy source of protein needed to grow, repair and replace tissue in the body. Free-range turkey is best if you can find it. You could also use chicken mince in this recipe. The grated carrot adds moisture, colour and nutrients to the patties and helps increase your veggie intake for the day. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants which promote healing in the body.

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These Turkey Meatballs are really flavour-some, quick to make and very healthy. They’re gluten-free and dairy-free. I haven’t added egg as I find that the mixture sticks together enough without it and eating two or more proteins together is harder to digest so I prefer to keep it simple but add an egg if you prefer. You could also add ½ a cup of gluten-free breadcrumbs or almond flour for that texture if you wish. Turkey is a healthy protein. Free-range turkey is best if you can find it. Spinach contains extra nutrients and you can’t really tell it’s in there. Great for fussy eaters. Hope you enjoy!

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If you love KFC popcorn chicken, then you’ll definitely love our version more. This guilt-free, gluten-free recipe is bursting with flavour and is sure to be a favourite with everyone in your household. A brilliant meal prep idea for busy professionals. You can make a big batch and eat it throughout the week. When I was single, I used to make a big bowl of quinoa with veggies and serve that with popcorn chicken. By doing that I had several lunch days sorted and had zero guilt. It was so tasty that I wished I could go for seconds. This recipe is also perfect for busy mums and dads searching for kids’ lunch box ideas. See serving suggestions below for more details.  

Serves 4 people

Cooking time: 30 minutes (approx.)

Ingredients

  • 6 pieces or 900g of chicken thigh fillets
  • 1 tbs of sweet paprika
  • 1 tbs of curry powder
  • 2 tsp of minced garlic paste
  • ½ of ginger paste
  • 2 tsp of sea salt (or to your liking)
  • 1 tsp of olive oil (for mixing)
  • 3 tbs of olive oil (for pan frying)

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