Category: Diet and Nutrition

Allergy-Free Pudding and Fruit Cake

Allergy-Free Pudding and Fruit Cake This recipe, which is free from gluten, dairy products and eggs, makes 1 fruit cake or pudding. Recipe can be made one month ahead; keep refrigerated. 2 1/4 cups (360g) sultanas 1 1/2 cups (250g) chopped raisins 1/2 cup (75g) dried currants 1 1/2...

Alu Tikki

Alu Tikki 4 boiled Potatoes pealed and mashed 5 slices of bread 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds 2 tbsp Green Chillies finely chopped Salt as per taste Oil for frying 1. Wet the bread in water and Squeeze out the water. 2. Mix it well with the mashed potatoes. 3....

Antipasto

Antipasto 2 medium red capsicums 1 medium eggplant 1 medium zucchini 1 can artichoke hearts 4 roma tomatoes 1 tablespoon dried oregano Salt and pepper Slice capsicums in half and remove seeds, then cut into 1 cm slices lengthways. Remove top of eggplant, cut eggplant in half, then slice...

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits 1 cup coconut 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup butter 1 level tsp bi-carb soda 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup sugar 2 Tbsp golden syrup 2 Tbsp boiling water Mix dry ingredients. Melt butter and syrup together in a small saucepan. Dissolve soda in boiling water....

Apple and Banana Porridge

Apple and Banana Porridge Serving size: Serves 4 1 1/3 cups (120g) rolled oats 2 apples, grated 1/4 cup (60ml) low-fat milk 2 bananas, sliced honey or maple syrup, to serve Combine oats and 3 cups water in a saucepan and cook according to packet directions. Add apple for...

Apple and Oat Bran Muffins

Apple and Oat Bran Muffins 2 cooking apples diced small 1/2 ripe banana mashed 1/2 cup sultanas 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 oz / 30 grams butter 1 egg 2 cups Self Raising flour 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp bi-carb soda 1/2 to 3/4 cup hot water (retained...

Apple and Raspberry Crumble

Apple and Raspberry Crumble (Gluten Free) Serves 4 Fruit Base: 5 large sized (900g) Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored 20g butter 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup CSR Pure Icing Sugar (Gluten Free) 1 cup frozen raspberries Crumble Topping: 1/2 cup CSR Pure Icing Sugar (Gluten Free) 1/3...

Apple and Strawberry Crumble

Apple and Strawberry Crumble 2 Tbsp reduced-fat margarine, plus extra to grease 3 cooking apples (such as Granny Smiths) peeled, cored, sliced 2 Tbsp pure floral honey* 250g strawberries, hulled, halved 1 cup (100g) rolled oats 2 Tbsp soft brown sugar 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1. Preheat the oven...

Apple Cheesecake Slice

Apple Cheesecake Slice 2 cups rice crumbs 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon mixed spice 150g butter, melted 500g block cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup cream 1/3 cup caster sugar 1 egg 400g can gluten free pie apple Raw sugar and coconut, for sprinkling 1. Combine rice crumbs, sugar...

Apple Coconut Pie

Apple Coconut Pie 125g butter 2 cups coconut 1/2 cup plain flour 1/4 cup sugar 410g can pie apples Melt butter. Place in large bowl and stir in coconut, flour and sugar. Press half the mixture into pie plate (base diameter of 18cm). Top with apples and sprinkle with...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble Base (Apple Mixture): 1/2 cup water 4-6 large green cooking apples 1/4 cup sugar 2-3 Cloves (if liked) Topping: 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 1/2 cup sugar (brown or white) 3 Tablespoons butter (3 x 20ml spoons) 1/2 cup rolled oats (optional) 1 Tablespoon...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble 250g dried apples 1 and 1/2 cups raisins 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup slivered almonds 1 punnet strawberries 2 kiwifruit 1. Soak apples and raisins, in separate bowls, overnight, in cold water (or 1 and 1/2 hours in hot water). 2. Place strained...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble 8 medium size Golden Delicious apples 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup sultanas juice of 1/2 lemon 250g plain flour 100g self-raising flour 250g Demerara sugar * pinch salt 250g softened butter 1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C. Peel, and core the apples. Mix them with the sugar and...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble Serves 4-6 500g cooking apples (Granny Smith) 3 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon sugar 3-4 cloves 1/4 cup SR flour 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons coconut 2 tablespoons brown sugar Pre heat oven 190C. Peel, core and slice apples and place in pie dish with sugar, water and...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble 100g sugar 50g butter or margarine 100g flour 100g almond meal pinch of cinnamon 4 or 5 apples, cored and sliced castor sugar 1. To make crumble: mix the sugar, butter, flour, almonds and cinnamon together with the fingertips until the mixture is like fine breadcrumbs (or...

Apple, Oat and Sultana Muffins

Apple, Oat and Sultana Muffins 6 granny smith apples, peeled and diced boiling water 2 cups oat bran 2 cups wholemeal plain flour 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp mixed spice 1 cup sultanas grated rind of 1 lemon 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup...

Apricot Fudge

Apricot Fudge 185g (6oz) brown sugar 250g (8oz) butter 400g (about 13oz) condensed skim milk 2 cups dried apricots, chopped 2 packets gluten-free rice cookies, crushed Slowly heat the sugar, butter and condensed milk until it’s smooth and well blended. Add the dried apricots and crushed biscuits. Mix well...

Apricot Turkey

Apricot Turkey Serves 4 4 turkey breasts rind of one orange, thinly shredded 225g of dried apricots 250g unsweetened yogurt 1 tablespoon of ground cumin 2 teaspoon of ground turmeric 2 teaspoon of ground coriander 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 pinches salt Pepper Preheat oven to 190°C. 1....

Asian-Style Vegetable Stir Fry

Asian-Style Vegetable Stir Fry Servings: 4 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup prepared stir fry sauce 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon) 4 teaspoons peanut oil OR 4 teaspoons vegetable oil 2 cups small broccoli florets 2 cups small mushrooms 1 small onion, cut into wedges...

Asparagus and Banana Vinaigrette

Asparagus and Banana Vinaigrette Servings: 4 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/3 cup wine vinegar 1/2 cup salad oil 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped scallions 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 pound asparagus, steamed 2 ripe tomatoes, cut in wedges 3...

Asparagus Bundles with Tarragon Butter BBQ

Asparagus Bundles with Tarragon Butter BBQ 1/3 cup butter at room temperature 2 teaspoons snipped fresh tarragon 1/4 teaspoon onion salt 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus spears 8 x 8-inch green onion leaf tops, blanched In a small bowl combine butter, tarragon, onion salt, and...

Asparagus with Herbed Ricotta and Pine Nuts

Asparagus with Herbed Ricotta and Pine Nuts Serves 4 24 fresh asparagus spears, blanched or steamed till tender 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup pine nuts 1/4 cup diced onion 3/4 cup ricotta cheese 1/4 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (or 1 tablespoon dried) 2 teaspoon tarragon...

Asparagus with Minted Hollandaise Sauce

Asparagus with Minted Hollandaise Sauce 2 bunches fresh asparagus Hollandaise sauce 3 tablespoons white vinegar 1 bay leaf 6 peppercorns 125g butter 2 egg yolks salt pepper 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/4 cup chopped mint Cut off tough ends of asparagus, scrape spears a few centimetres up from end,...

Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush Use this eggplant dip with celery, mushroom and cheese dippers. 2 large eggplants 2 cloves garlic, crushed 3 tablespoons sour cream 2 tablespoons lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste Place eggplants on a baking tray in the oven for 90 minutes at 200c until softened and...

Bacon, Cabbage and Cauliflower Soup

Bacon, Cabbage and Cauliflower Soup 1 tablespoon butter 6 rashers of rindless bacon, chopped 2 leeks, sliced 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1/2 medium cauliflower, cut into floretes 1/2 medium cabbage, shredded 5 cups chicken stock salt and pepper 2 spring onions, chopped dollop of sour cream sweet paprika...

Baked Bananas in Foil

Baked Bananas in Foil 4 ripe bananas, peeled 1/4 cup water 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup apricot preserves Level 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise 4 pieces aluminium foil, 20cm x 30cm 1. Preheat the oven to 220 C. 2. Bring the water to a boil...

Baked Butternut Pumpkin

Baked Butternut Pumpkin 1 medium butternut pumpkin 2 tablespoons margarine 1/2 cup fresh orange juice pinch of ground cinnamon Preheat oven to 175C or 350F. Cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out the seeds, scraping clean. Place the pumpkin in a baking dish and ‘dot’ each half with...

Baked Caramel Bananas

Baked Caramel Bananas 4 ripe bananas, halved lengthways 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 Tbsp apple juice 50g melted butter Vanilla Ice-cream (check the label!) 1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Arrange bananas cut side down over the base of a 24cm ovenproof dish. 2. Combine sugar,...

Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Cannelloni

Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Cannelloni 500g broccoli, washed, florets and stalks chopped 500g white cauliflower, same as broccoli 7 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced small bunch of fresh thyme, leaves picked 25g tin best quality anchovies in oil, drained and chopped, oil reserved 2-3 small dried chillies, crumbled...

Baked Ditalini with Three Cheeses

Baked Ditalini with Three Cheeses Servings: 6 1 pound Ditalini, Elbow Macaroni or other medium pasta shape, uncooked 1 cup skim milk 3/4 cup part-skim Ricotta cheese 1/2 cup grated low-fat Cheddar cheese 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup chopped parsley Salt and freshly ground...

Baked Eggplant Hashbrowns

Baked Eggplant Hashbrowns 1 small eggplant salt pepper oregano 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese # Peel skins off of eggplant and slice the flesh into 1 inch pieces. # Sprinkle with salt/pepper/oregano (to taste) and then sprinkle minced garlic over the top of the eggplant. # Crumble...

Baked Marinated Mushrooms

Baked Marinated Mushrooms 500 grams Field or Portobello mushrooms 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup red wine 2 Tbsp brandy 1-2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed freshly ground black pepper 1 crusty loaf of bread olive oil 1 small red onion, peeled and chopped 2-3 rashers bacon, chopped 1...

Baked Potato Balls

Baked Potato Balls 2 Cups of mashed potato (Cold) 1 egg – beaten (for dipping) Crushed cornflakes Shape the cold potato into balls. Dip it in the beaten egg. Roll in crushed cornflakes. Place on a greased oven tray. Bake for about 15 mins on 210 until brown (Oven...

Baked Potatoes

Baked Potatoes Perfect for the barbeque or when cooking for a crowd. Fill the Slow Cooker with like sized scrubbed and buttered potatoes – the Slow Cooker will hold approximately 18-20 potatoes. Sprinkle with seasoned salt, cover and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours. To serve drizzle over sour...

Baked Ricotta with Semi Sundried Tomatoes

Baked Ricotta with Semi Sundried Tomatoes 1 round fresh ricotta 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 lemon, juice and zest 155g semi-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped 1 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1/3 cup olive oil Place ricotta on a greased baking tray and...

Baked Zucchini in Sour Cream

Baked Zucchini in Sour Cream 1/2 kg zucchini 90g cream cheese 2 tbsp onion, finely chopped salt and freshly ground pepper 1/2 carton sour cream paprika Place zucchini in boiling water, reduce heat and simmer 5 mins. Drain, cut in half lengthwise, scoop seeds into a small bowl. Mix...

Balti Potatoes and Coriander

Balti Potatoes and Coriander 250g Fresh coriander 2 Tbsp Oil 125g Grated or finely chopped onion 1 tsp Fresh garlic, ground 250g Peeled potato, cut into 2.5 cm cubes 1 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder (omit for milder taste) 1/2 tsp Turmeric 1 tsp Ground fresh green...

Banana and Nut Cookies

Banana and Nut Cookies Makes 12 large cookies 4 ripe bananas 150g soy flour 80g whole meal flour 2 eggs 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 25g cashew nuts 25g raisins 1. Preheat to 190°C. 2. Mash all 4 bananas in a small bowl using a fork,...

Banana Bread

Banana Bread – optional coconut for Desert 2 1/2 cups of gluten-free all-purpose flour pre mix. 2 teaspoons of gluten free baking powder. 2 teaspoons of mixed spice 1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar 100g shredded coconut (optional) 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 egg whites 300 ml of...

Banana Bread

Banana Bread 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 3 tablespoons sour milk mixed with a bit of lemon juice 1 teaspoon soda Vanilla 2 cups corn starch Pinch of salt 3 bananas (mashed) Mix everything together with the exception of the bananas. In a separate bowl, beat...

Banana Buttermilk Pancakes

Banana Buttermilk Pancakes Makes about 8 pancakes 1 cup chopped banana (about 2 medium ripe bananas) 3/4 cup buttermilk 1 Tbsp light olive oil 1 egg 1/2 cup plain flour 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/4 cup un-toasted muesli 1 Tbsp maple syrup 150ml low fat vanilla berry fruit...

Banana Chips

Banana Chips A quick and yummy snack, but be warned – you won’t be able to stop eating them! 4 bananas 1. Peel and thinly slice bananas. 2. Bake in a hot oven (250°C) for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp. Submitted by...

Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins 2 1/2 cups (310 g/10 oz) self raising flour 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1/2 cup (80 g/2 2/3 oz) lightly packed brown sugar 1 1/4 cups (310 ml/10 fl oz) soy or rice milk 140g (4 1/2 oz) apricot puree...

Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes 1 1/2 cups (185 g / 6 oz) self-raising flour 1/2 cup (80 g / 2 2/3 oz) brown rice flour 1/3 cup (85 g / 2 3/4 oz) caster sugar 1/2 cup (140 g / 4 1/2 oz) apple puree 60 g (2 oz) milk-free margarine,...

Banana Rice Porridge

Banana Rice Porridge 1/4 cup (20 g / 3/4 oz) rolled rice flakes cereal 1 cup (250 ml / 8 fl oz) soy or rice milk* 1 medium ripe banana, mashed 1. Put the rice flakes cereal and milk into a pan over medium heat. Stir for 5 minutes...

Banana Smoothie

Banana Smoothie 1 ripe banana 1 cup soymilk 2 teaspoons honey 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1. Place all ingredients, except passionfruit, in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. 3. Pour into glass....

Banana-Apple Pancakes

Banana-Apple Pancakes 1 3/4 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 cup milk of your choice 1/2 cup water 1 mashed banana 1 apple, cored and finely chopped Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, make a well then add other ingredients and mix...

Barbecued Bananas

Barbecued Bananas 4 bananas 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cups vanilla ice cream Preheat grill for low heat. Halve each of the bananas lengthwise, then width wise. Sprinkle bananas with lemon juice. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar...

Barley Pilau

Barley Pilau 1 1/2 cups dried sliced Chinese mushrooms 8 spring onions, trimmed and sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated 1 teaspoon sichuan peppercorns, crushed 1 1/2 cups pearled barley 3 cups vegetable stock 2 choy sum (Chinese broccoli), cut into 5cm lengths Salt to...

Basic White Bread (Gluten-Free)

Basic White Bread (Gluten-Free) 3 Eggs 1 teaspoon vinegar 1/4 cup oil 1 1/8 cup water 3 1/3 cup gluten free flour mix 3 tablespoon sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt 2/3 cup dry milk 2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast Add all wet ingredients to bowl, mix well, and...

Basmati Rice Salad

Basmati Rice Salad 1 1/2 cups yellow lentils 1 1/2 cups basmati rice 315g cannelloni or Soya beans, cooked 4 large ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1 continental cucumber, seeded and chopped 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped 1/2 cup basil leaves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon garlic chives,...

BBQ Soy Sausage Tortillas with Guacamole

BBQ Soy Sausage Tortillas with Guacamole olive oil for brushing the food 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 medium red capsicum, finely chopped 1 medium green capsicum, finely chopped 1 large tomato, chopped 1 packet Sanitarium vegie delight bbq soy sausages wheat flour tortillas or commercial nacho cases Tofu...

Beef Stew

Beef Stew Serves 4 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 1 zucchini, peeled and chopped 700g stewing steak 1 teaspoon Nuttelex margarine 1 brown onion, peeled and roughly chopped 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon corn maize flour sifted 1/2 cup (125ml) water and extra as required pinch of pepper...

Berry Sponge Trifle

Berry Sponge Trifle 2 cups (500mls) of unsweetened apple and blackcurrant juice 150g of thick sponge fingers 1 packet of low joule strawberry jelly 500g of mixed fresh berries 250g of strawberries, hulled and halved 3 Tablespoons of custard powder 2 Tablespoons of sugar or low calorie sweetener suitable...

Blanched Green Vegetables with Light Vinaigrette

Blanched Green Vegetables with Light Vinaigrette 15 long green beans, trimmed and halved 1/2 head broccoli, florets 1 large zucchini, sliced on the diagonal 1/2 cup light vinaigrette with fresh parsley and roasted garlic Blanch vegetables in boiling water so they are cooked but remain crisp. Place in a...

Blueberry and Banana Bread

Blueberry and Banana Bread 2 large ripe bananas, peeled (460g) 4 eggwhites or 2 whole organic eggs 1/2 cup (125ml) honey or pure maple syrup 125ml macadamia nut oil or grapeseed oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup (50g) vanilla protein powder or skim milk powder 2 teaspoons baking...

Blueberry and Banana Muffins

Blueberry and Banana Muffins 1 1/2 cups unbleached self-raising flour 1/2 cup unbleached white plain flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon or mixed spice 1 cup fresh frozen or tinned blueberries (drain well) 2 bananas, peeled and chopped 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup apple juice concentrate 3/4 cup low-fat milk...

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins 2 cups SR flour 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup Splenda 1 cup (150g) fresh or frozen blueberries 1 egg, lightly beaten 3/4 cup (180ml) buttermilk 1/2 cup vegetable oil Grease a 12 hole muffin pan. Sift dry ingredients into large bowl and stir in...

Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins

Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins 12 Muffins 2 cups oat bran 1/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup non-fat or low-fat vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup fat-free egg substitute, or 2 large eggs plus 1 egg white, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons...

Bok Choy and Tofu Soup

Bok Choy and Tofu Soup 1/2 packet dried bean curd 1/2 bunch fresh coriander 1/2 bunch fresh Vietnamese mint 2 cups fresh bean shoots 1 cup dried fungus 1 can straw mushrooms (no added sugar) 1 tablespoon fish sauce (no added sugar) 1 small chilli, seeded and chopped 1...

Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding 3 eggs 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 2 1/2 cups soymilk 1 tablespoon margarine 8 slices rye/grain bread, crusts removed 3/4 cup dried fruit salad chunks 1. Place eggs, honey and soymilk in a bowl. Whisk well. Spread margarine onto bread and cut into triangles. 2....

Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding Serves 4 4 eggs 2 1/2 cups (600ml) skim or low-fat milk 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 3 slices wholegrain bread 2 teaspoons margarine 2 Tablespoons sultanas 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1. Place eggs in bowl and beat. 2. Add milk and vanilla essence. 3. Spread...

Bread Rolls

Bread Rolls 3 1/2 cups (420 g / 14 oz) gluten-free all-purpose flour pre mix 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons dried yeast 1/2 cup (60 g / 2 oz) grated cheddar cheese 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 3/4 cups (440 ml / 14 fl oz) warm...

Broccoli and Cauliflower Alfredo

Broccoli and Cauliflower Alfredo 1/2 head broccoli, cut into florets 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into florets 1 egg 4 tablespoons cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons cream 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese Salt and pepper to season 1/2 cup grated tasty cheese 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg Steam vegetables until just cooked....

Bruschetta

Bruschetta Seasoning Oil: 1/3 cup olive oil 4 cloves garlic, crushed 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped 1/8 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes Tomato Topping: 1-1/2 pounds plum tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1...

Butter Chickpea Curry

Butter Chickpea Curry oil 1 onion, diced 1-2 cloves of garlic 2 tsp curry powder 2 tsp garam masala 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cumin 1 Tbsp mustard seeds 1 tsp fenugreek seeds (optional) 1 chilli finely sliced 3/4 can of condensed tomato soup 1/2 cup cream...

Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes Serves 5 2 cups whole-wheat flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons sugar substitute 2 cups buttermilk 1/3 cup liquid egg 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1. In large bowl, combine whole-wheat flour, baking powder and sugar substitute. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk,...

Buttermilk Pancakes with Glazed Fruit

Buttermilk Pancakes with Glazed Fruit Serves 4 Pancakes: 1 cup (100g) one-minute oats or unprocessed oat bran 2 cups (500ml) buttermilk 1/2 cup (75g) dried fruit medley, chopped 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour, sifted 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons mono...

Cabbage Noodles

Cabbage Noodles Cabbage noodles are excellent for serving with a protein style Napolese sauce. Try stir-frying minced meat, onion and garlic; add tomato paste, tomatoes and mixed herbs and seasoning; simmer to thicken then pour the sauce over the cabbage noodles. 1 cabbage, shredded 4 tablespoons butter Salt and...

Cajun Kumera with Monterey Jack Cheese

Cajun Kumera with Monterey Jack Cheese 1 1/2 tablespoons oil 4 bacon rashers, chopped 1 medium onion, sliced 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 kg kumera, peeled and cubed 4 cups / 1 litre chicken stock 1 cup / 220g canned red...

Cajun Vegetable Kebabs

Cajun Vegetable Kebabs (vegan) 250g firm tofu, cubed 165gm jar Cajun flavour base 2 baby eggplants, sliced 2 small zucchinis, sliced 1/2 red capsicum, cut into 2 1/2cm chunks 1/2 green capsicum, cut into 2 1/2cm chunks 250g cherry tomatoes 1 small pineapple, cubed 1 tbsp olive oil 1....

Caramel Banana Pudding

Caramel Banana Pudding Serves 8 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 3/4 cup mashed banana (2 medium bananas) 1/3 cup brown sugar 2 egg whites 1/2 cup apple sauce (in jar) 3/4 tsp bi-carb soda 1 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 cups water Pre-heat oven to 180c – fan forced....

Caramelised Onion and Corn Bread

Caramelised Onion and Corn Bread 2 tablespoons Sanitarium Macadamia nut oil 3 onions, finely sliced 1 tablespoon brown sugar 3/4 cup polenta 1 cup brown rice flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup linseeds 1/4 cup psyllium husks 1 tablespoon fresh thyme 1 cup Sanitarium So Good soymilk 1...

Carrot Cake With Orange Frosting

Carrot Cake With Orange Frosting 1 cup (125g) soya flour or besan (chickpea flour) 3/4 cup (110g) maize cornflour (100 percent corn) 2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 2 teaspoons mixed spice 1 cup (200g) firmly packed brown sugar 1 1/2 cups (360g) grated carrot...

Cauliflower Fritters

Cauliflower Fritters 1 cauliflower (about 600g), cut into florets 3 eggs, separated 1 tsp sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 cup plain flour 200ml water 1 onion, finely grated 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp turmeric 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped...

Cheese and Ham Chicken with Asparagus and Rocket

Cheese and Ham Chicken with Asparagus and Rocket 1 leek, sliced 4 (560) single chicken breast fillets (without skin) 120g Weight Watchers Block Cheese, cut into 30g portions 100g shaved ham steamed asparagus and baby rocket leaves, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Heat a non-stick frying pan...

Cheese and Pineapple Spike

Cheese and Pineapple Spike Tin pineapple slices or chunks A piece of cheese Cherries (glace, tinned or fresh) 1 large potato Tin foil, cocktail sticks (skewers), knife, sieve, 2 plates 1. Wrap the potato in foil. 2. Carefully open the tin of pineapple. Using the sieve, pour off the...

Cheese, Tomato and Bacon Corn Bread

Cheese, Tomato and Bacon Corn Bread 1 1/4 cups (150 g / 5 oz) gluten-free self-raising flour 1 tablespoon caster sugar 2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup (110 g / 3 1/2 oz) fine polenta (cornmeal) 1/2 cup (60 g / 2 oz) grated cheddar...

Cherry Slice

Cherry Slice 600g dark cooking chocolate, chopped 500g desiccated coconut 100g copha, melted 395g can condensed milk 150g glace cherries, chopped Few drops red food colouring Melt half the chocolate and spread evenly over the base of a foil-lined 30x20cm cake tin. Rest, covered, in the fridge until set....

Chia Cacao Coconut Clusters

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chia Cacao Coconut Clusters 2 tbsp Nature’s Way Super Coconut Oil 1/3 cup honey 1?2 cup peanut or almond butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups shredded coconut 1 tbsp Nature’s Way Super Chia Seeds 1?4 cup Natures Way Super Cacao Powder 1?4 cup chopped...

Chick Pea Curry

Chick Pea Curry 1 cups/200g dried chick peas 4 cups vegetable stock 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 medium onions, finely chopped 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger 4 garlic cloves, crushed 3 teaspoons garam masala 3 teaspoons ground cumin 3 teaspoons ground coriander 3 teaspoons sweet paprika 1/2 teaspoon chilli...

Chicken and Cashews

Chicken and Cashews 4 small chicken breasts 2 tsp soy sauce 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp ginger, grated 1 medium carrot, sliced 1 stick celery, sliced diagonally 1 bunch bok choy or choy sum, 2.5cm lengths 50g cashews 115g bamboo shoots 115g water chestnuts 12 snow peas 6 shallots,...

Chicken and Chickpea Casserole

Chicken and Chickpea Casserole Serves 4 3 medium sized chicken breasts 1 medium red onion 1 large or 2 small carrots 200g canned chickpeas 200g sweet corn 300g passata (sieved tomatoes) or 400g tin of tomatoes 1/2 tablespoon bouillon or other stock 5 dashes of Tabasco sauce 1 teaspoon...

Chicken and Corn Rice Soup

Chicken and Corn Rice Soup 1/4 cup (50 g / 1 2/3 oz) jasmine rice 4 cups (1 litre / 32 fl oz) reduced salt chicken stock 2 skinless chicken thigh fillets, chopped 1 medium carrot, diced 1 medium celery stick, diced 125 g (4 oz) can creamed corn...

Chicken and Mushrooms in Creamy Lemon Sauce

Chicken and Mushrooms in Creamy Lemon Sauce Sauté 2 seasoned (with pepper and salt) skinless chicken breasts in a small amount of Olive Oil Add juice of a whole lemon and quarter of a cup of chicken stock. Poach until cooked through (with lid on), approx 15 mins turning...

Chicken and Spinach Purses

Chicken and Spinach Purses 150 g (5 oz) lean chicken mince 30 g (1 oz) baby English spinach, roughly chopped 2 spring onions (scallions), sliced 1 tablespoon kecap manis 1 teaspoon cornflour 16 Shanghai won ton wrappers (egg-free) 1. Put the chicken, spinach, spring onions, kecap manis and cornflour...

Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad 1 tin of Chickpeas, drained 1 whole fresh tomato 1 large sprig of parsley juice of half a lemon olive Oil Add the tin of drained Chickpeas to a small salad bowl. Finely chop parsley and tomato, add to chickpeas. Squeeze Lemon Juice over mix and add...

Chilled Mushrooms in Curry Sauce

Chilled Mushrooms in Curry Sauce Serves 6 350g (12oz) closed cup mushrooms, halved 50g (2oz) blanched almonds, toasted 200g pack of washed and ready-to-eat continental four leaf salad For the curry sauce: 200g carton of fromage frais 2 teaspoons curry paste 2 tablespoons mango chutney 2 tablespoons fresh lime...

Chilli Bean and Vegetable Combo

Chilli Bean and Vegetable Combo 1/3 cup olive oil 400g baby eggplant, thickly sliced 2 large onions, chopped 6 garlic cloves, crushed 2 large red capsicum, chopped 1 x 750ml Italian-style tomato cooking sauce 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 small red chillies, finely sliced 400g zucchini, sliced 300g kumera,...

Chilli Chicken with Asparagus

Chilli Chicken with Asparagus 1/3 cup oyster sauce 1/3 cup sweet chilli sauce 500g fresh thick rice noodles 2 tablespoons peanut oil 600g chicken breast fillets, trimmed, thinly sliced 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed, cut into 5cm lengths 1 long red chilli, deseeded, thinly sliced lengthways 2 garlic cloves, finely...

Chilli Lentil Pies

Chilli Lentil Pies 1/2 cup brown lentils, cooked 1 red chilli 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 stick celery, finely chopped 1. Place lentils, chilli and tomato paste in a Food Processor. Blend until smooth. Stir celery through the mixture. 2. Make pies as per instructions. Note: This recipe is...

Chocolate Almond Brownies

Chocolate Almond Brownies Gluten and Lactose Free 2/3 cup non dairy margarine 1 cup firmly packed soft brown sugar 2/3 cup carob chocolate buttons 1/4 cup gluten free plain flour 1/3 cup carob powder 1/4 tsp gluten free baking powder 3 eggs, beaten 3/4 cup almond meal fresh fruit...

Chocolate and Pecan Brownies

Chocolate and Pecan Brownies Makes 20 pieces 100g pecans, coarsely chopped 150g Nuttelex dairy-free margarine 150g Lindt Excellence 70 per cent cocoa dark chocolate, coarsely chopped 35g (1/3 cup) cocoa powder 80ml (1/3 cup) hot water 150g good-quality white chocolate, coarsely chopped 270g (1 1/3 cups, firmly packed) brown...

Chocolate Apple Cake

Chocolate Apple Cake 225g caster sugar 100g butter or soft margarine or oil (vegetable, sunflower or light olive) 300ml apple puree 2 level tsp bicarbonate of soda 15g cocoa powder or carob 225g plain flour 2 level tsp baking powder 1/2 level tsp ground nutmeg (optional) 1/2 level tsp...

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies 175 g (5 2/3 oz) milk-free margarine, chopped 200 g (6 1/2 oz) dark milk-free soy chocolate*, chopped 1/3 cup (30 g / 1 oz) cocoa powder, sifted 1 cup (155 g / 5 oz) lightly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1/2 cup (140 g...

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake Serving size: Serves 8 1 cup (125g) soy flour 3/4 cup (110g) corn cornflour 1 1/4 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda 1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder 1 1/4 cups (275g) caster sugar 150g butter, melted 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1 cup (250ml) evaporated milk 2 eggs 1/2 cup...

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake 1 1/2 cup plain flour 1 cup raw sugar 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp bicarbonate soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 Tbsp cider vinegar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup water Mix dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and microwave on medium high...

Chocolate Coconut Granola

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Coconut Granola Serves: 15 Granola: 320g (3 cups) whole rolled oats (make sure they’re gluten free if required) 4 packed tbsp light-brown sugar 3tbsp honey 4tbsp coconut oil, melted 4 tbsp water 3 heaped tbsp cocoa powder (make sure it’s gluten free if required)...

Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes Wheat and Dairy Free 225g maple crystals or date sugar 90g wholemeal spelt flour 60g unbleached white spelt flour 75g cocoa powder 1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp baking powder 240ml filtered water 180ml extra-virgin olive oil 150g unsweetened stewed apple 2 tbsp cider vinegar...