October 01, 2014
I saw a beautiful Chinese proverb on a friend’s Facebook page the other day. It said: “One who plants a garden plants happiness.”
I’ve recently become a gardener. I have a 4 metre by 2 metre garden patch in my backyard with parsley, basil, kale, snowpeas, tomatoes and marigolds. In the past I have pretty much killed most of the edible plants I have tried to grow, so the fact that my garden has gone gangbusters through a little bit of care, love and good weather is giving me great happiness.
I was really pleased when I realised that the kale was ready for picking. Kale is a vegetable that I use every week. I love kale because it’s a powerhouse of nutrition – it’s high in fibre, high in calcium, high in iron, and filled with powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
When I first heard of kale some time ago, I really didn’t know what to do with it. There is certainly more information on the web now about the benefits of kale and the best ways of cooking it. In the spirit of uncovering some of the uncertainty about kale and how to eat it, here is one clean salad recipe that I hope you will enjoy.
This dressing is really different from your standard olive oil and lemon dressing (which you can certainly use instead if you don’t have all of these ingredients). The nutritional yeast (or savoury yeast as it is also referred to) gives the dressing a slightly cheesy flavour, giving it an interesting creaminess.
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May 29, 2016
I have got the most amazingly delicious gluten free, dairy free and cane sugar free chocolate slice recipe for you. Say hello to my Cacao Almond Slice! This was one of the first recipes I ever created over three years ago and I’m finally getting around to sharing it with you. My bad!
May 20, 2016
It’s time to crack out the lamb shank recipes! I love this Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potato creation. It is really simple to make and full of wholesome ingredients and fragrant spices to make your mouth water. The smells in the kitchen while its cooking are divine.