Roasting vegetables helps to caramelise them and bring out the flavour. Adding herbs, spices, garlic and healthy oils supports the development of colour and texture.
Use a variety of in season vegetables. I have used sweet potato, pumpkin, kohl rabi, beetroot and cauliflower. Cut all of the veggies into chunks and place in a baking dish with chopped onion, fresh garlic, olive oil, black pepper, sea salt and mixed herbs (dried or fresh). Another option instead of mixed herbs is to use dried herbs such as paprika, cumin and turmeric.
Give the veggies a good mix with a large spoon or spatula so that all the veggies are coated with oil, herbs and spices. I purposefully haven’t put measures for the spices and herbs as everyone has different tastes and experimentation is required to obtain the flavour combination that is perfect for you. Garlic and onion are also optional as some people cannot eat these. A general guide is a couple of cloves of garlic, one onion and a 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper to suit and a good handful of mixed herbs (parsley and chives would be ideal).
Bake in a 200 degree celsius oven until golden and delicious. Give the veggies a turn over half way through cooking when they are starting to crisp.
A delicious and versatile meatball recipe that can form the basis of many meal options. Have with veggies or salad, mash to top a healthy pizza base or use as a filling for an omelette. #cleaneat #fitfood #glutenfree #homecooking
1kg grass fed beef mince
Tamari sauce (approx one tablespoon)
Tomato paste (one tablespoon)
Flat leaf parsley (Half a cup finely chopped)
Free range or organic eggs (two)
Sea salt and black pepper (to taste)
Pasata sauce (one large jar)
Fresh or powdered garlic
Sea salt and black pepper
Oregano or other herbs (fresh or dried)
Place the meatball ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Roll into small balls. If the mince isn’t really cold then you can place the meatballs back in the fridge for a while to firm up. Gently fry in a fry pan with olive oil. Just lightly brown.
Place the browned meatballs into a baking dish. Add the sauce ingredients and gently toss the meatballs through it.
Bake in a 200 degree oven covered in foil for around 20 minutes. Take the foil off and bake for a further ten minutes until the meatballs are browning, the sauce is sizzling and it is looking delicious.
A zesty dressing to add to your fresh and colourful salads. Quick to make using healthy ingredients.
One small fresh lime (peeled)
A small handful of activated walnuts
Cold pressed olive oil
Organic apple cider vinegar (a dash)
Sea salt and black pepper (a pinch of each)
Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and puree. Add enough olive oil so the dressing has quite a liquid consistency. Taste and add more salt and pepper as required. If you would like the dressing thinner just add more olive oil. Pour over your salad before serving and mix through.
A delightful vegetable based main or side dish with a satisfying flavour. An easy meal option being both gluten and dairy free.
The way l measure my ingredients is somewhat random for a dish like this as the size of the potatoes and dish will vary. It really is up to you when mixing the ingredients to determine exact quantities so please use my ingredient amounts as a guide only.
8 large free range eggs (beaten)
6 medium potatoes washed well with skin on (l like the red skinned ones)
2 cups of fresh spinach (roughly chopped)
One large onion or two smaller ones (Use half a leek as an alternative)
2 stalks of celery finely chopped
One handful of parsley finely chopped
Sea salt and black pepper to taste.
Roughly dice the potatoes into small squares and place into a pan with olive oil and the onion. Cook until the potato is just soft. Place all ingredients into a large bowl and gently mix. Pour into a largish baking dish and smooth out with the back of a spoon or spatula. Top with pumpkin seeds if desired.