My favourite recipes!
As much as I love cooking and often have the best intentions, it sometimes feels like too much of an effort, especially these days when it's already dark when you get home from work! I'm loving these great easy recipes that are super healthy and super tasty.
Fruit and Nut Slice
I decided to make my own nut bars because I used to love snacking on the packaged ones- until I realised just how much sugar they have in them! This recipe is really quick, no fuss and means that you have a snack that you know exactly what's in it!
1 cup Almonds (whole or chopped)
2 cups sultanas (or other dried berries, I used goji berries as well)
1 cup dried apricots (whole or chopped)
Sprinkle of chia seeds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.
1 tablespoon milk (I used almond milk)
1 tablespoon plain flour (to make it even healthier use wholemeal flour)
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
It really is so so easy!
Preheat oven to 180C
Grease/ line a slice tray
Mix everything together in a bowl, pour into the tray and press down.
Bake for 20-25 mins or until the top is a golden brown.
Cut into squares and cool on a wire rack
You can also melt some dark chocolate to drizzle over the top.
Delicious Feel Good Dinner
A great vegetarian meal or as a side dish with something else.
Quinoea and Pistachio Salad
80g red quinoea
80g white quinoea
400ml veg stock
170g broccolini (trimmed)
100g frozen peas
200g baby spinach leaves
1 avocado chopped
100g feta (crumbled)
100g pumpkin seeds (toasted)
60g pistachio kernals
1/3 cup basil leaves
finely grated zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup olive oil
Cook Quinoea in the stock for 15-20mins
Boil the broccolini and peas
Whiz all the pesto ingredients together in a blender until smooth
Combine all the salad ingredients with the quinoea and vegetables, then drizzle without the pesto dressing.
Perfect for an easy light dinner or to take to work for lunch!