Monthly Archives: August 2015

Quinoa Burgers

Quinoa – that wonderful ancient grain that’s a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids as well as being high in minerals, and naturally gluten-free and delicious. Here we cook it, add seasoning and vegetables, then blend half of it to make it stick together, and form it into patties which are baked in the oven until golden. Delicious with a salad or in a bun or just as is with green pea sauce! Enjoy.

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Brussels Sprouts in Coconut Cream Sauce

It’s winter and Brussels sprouts are in season. Here’s one delicious way to serve them.

Like any vegetable, the Brussels sprouts are best cooked in the minimum amount of water possible so they are more steaming than boiling. We can then use that water in the sauce, keeping all the flavour and nutrients in the meal.

It is also important to cook them right at the end of the meal preparation so they stay bright green. Continue reading

Homestyle Baked Beans

Beans are a great option, especially in winter. Economical and nutritious. The children at our early childhood centre love these beans, as do the adults 😉 We serve them with baked polenta wedges or over brown rice.

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Waffles for Breakfast!

Wholegrain waffles are a great healthy way to start the day. When people ask me about simple gluten-free breakfasts, I often point them to waffles. Once you have a good waffle iron the rest is simple.

The basic recipe is this: freshly ground flour from a grain or your choice, ground seeds/nuts, salt, water.

The grains I usually choose for waffles:

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