Happy Sunday - aka Meal Prep Day!⠀
My approach to meal prepping isnt to fill 21 plastic tubs with bland, identical meals (honestly, I would last about a day eating that way), but to have a fridge full of delicious protein, fibre and fat (#PFF ) components that I can mix and match for my main meals (lunch and dinner are usually interchangeable for me). Fave options include roast chicken, grilled salmon, roast seasonable veggies and some washed and chopped salad ingredients. ⠀
Where meal prep can fall down is in flavor and variety, so I also prepare a couple of sauces, salsas, guacamoles or hummus, and this Beet and Chickpea Hummus is perfect as an addition to a salad or in an almond flour wrap: ⠀
Beet and Chickpea Hummus⠀
2-3 small beets (any color)⠀
2 cloves of garlic⠀
1 BPA free can or carton of chickpeas⠀
2 tablespoons tahini⠀
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil⠀
Juice of half a lemon⠀
1/2 teaspoon Himalyan Salt⠀
1/2 teaspoon black pepper⠀
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut the root and the top off the beet, and rinse off any dirt. Place in the oven and roast in a little coconut oil with the unpeeled garlic cloves for approx 45 minutes, or until the beets are soft. ⠀
Let the beets cool for a few minutes. ⠀
Drain the chickpeas, then place in the blender with the all the other ingredients, until smooth, adding a little more EVOO to create the texture you like. ⠀
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Dreaming of this creamy af carbonara. (dreams are made of pasta am I right?) With a seasonal swede sauce, topped with equally seasonal shiitake mushroom bacon and pecan Parmesan. The recipe for this is up on my blog now (link in bio).
How's this for a dreamy weekend treat? Sour cream crépes, Seville orange marmalade (with hints of vanilla & cardamom) and amaretto sauce 😍 Get @rosiefoodie's recipes for the crépes and the marmalade in our February magazine while you still can! #bbcgoodfood#eatseasonal#pancakes#crepes
Epic summer harvests!🌽🥒🌶We've had a constant stream of produce this summer, and SO much variety - sort of like having your own little fruit and vege shop! This tray is loaded with juicy cherry tomatoes, beans, fresh basil, capsicum and apple cucumbers. Eat seasonal wherever you can guys! You don't have to grow it yourself - just opt to buy seasonal produce at your local supermarket🍉🍑🍇🍍🍅 When food is seasonal, it has been grown in its optimal environmental conditions and is often picked near the peak of when it's meant to be eaten - where it's been naturally ripened under the sun on a vine or tree - and gets to you faster after being harvested, meaning it's fresher (which means it tastes waaaay better!). You can't beat a super juicy ripe peach, that's been freshly picked and dribbles with sweet juice when you sink your teeth into! Seasonal produce is also cheaper - when there's ample stock available prices naturally drop, so if you're buying from the supermarket get into the habit of shopping seasonally to keep your food bill down. Eating seasonal is also great for the environment - when we eat seasonal we're significantly cutting down our food mileage (the time it takes for produce to get from grower to consumer), helping reduce our carbon footprint💛I'm definitely a little biased from managing a community gardening and cooking program for a few years now, but there really are so many perks🙏🏻💃 #gardening#eatseasonal#growyourown#communitygarden#nzfoodie#nutrition#freshproduce#eatyourveges#eatyourvegetables
Little frost flakes on our turnips. ❄ Temps have been in the 30s at night (with a few mornings reading at 30 degrees). We have been keeping seedlings in our greenhouse and moving our more fragile plants (I have a potted papaya) into the garage overnight. If you can't protect plants by moving them, another option is to cover them with a plastic sheet. Otherwise, cuddle up with a good book and something warm to drink ☕
I’m thinking of turning these beauties into oven roasted 🍟. Yes? These knobby + wrinkled parsnips, rutabagas, carrots and sweet potatoes are also perfect in my Root Vegetable Mash (find it on uprootkitchen.com!).
quick easy veggie stir fry to warm me up in this rainy night. easy flavorful stir fry sauce (soy sauce/honey/fresh lime juice) you could sub tamari if you want. use any veggies you want. topped over my fave Korean rice a lil sticky, a lil sweet. it's actually organic Cali grown rice for Korean market. I will post pic of rice brand later. what's your secrets for stir fry? #eattherainbow#eatseasonal#eatrealfood#NYC 😍
100 day old chicken ballotine, parsley root purée, liquorice and black truffle
Another preview of one of the nine courses I had at The Clove Club in London. Despite the fact that I do not generally eat chicken, Chef Isaac McHale made me fall in love with this dish, perhaps slightly more than with any other of his dishes. Loved the flavour and juiciness of the chicken, the silky and simple (but beautiful) parsley root puree, the refreshing and slightly sweet aromas of liquorice and the subtle flavours of the freshly grated truffle. A beautiful dish that is worth remembering and talking about.
You can read more about my lovely lunch at @thecloveclub in my latest article. Link in bio. ❤️
Your future health, just like finances, is an accumulation of all, seemingly small, decisions along the way. Both investments, and withdrawals.
Invest in yourself now. I'm not saying that you will never get sick- you likely will. I'm saying that when you do, you're body will be prepared to do what it needs to. It will be able to defend and mend. .
It's like your savings account. It doesn't seem important until a tragedy occurs. (But we all hope it doesn't)
INVEST IN YOUR HEALTH. YOU ALONE ARE IN CHARGE OF IT. .
Doctors, family, etc are consultants, advisers and cheerleaders, but no one else is in charge of managing and investing in your health except you. .
EAT. LIKE. YOUR. LIFE. DEPENDS. ON. IT. .
Because it does.
🌞✨market haul // all local, all organic: almonds, avocados, kiwis, @rainwater_ranch oranges (last week 😭), beets, red cabbage, purple asparagus, strawberries, sugar snap peas, romaine, heirloom french pumpkin, pink lady apple, shiitake mushrooms, cilantro, green onion, potatoes and red onions. My favorite day of the week and brings me so much closer to my food and the lovely people who grow it. So much respect for farmers. All #zerowaste except today I bought some #dayold bread from @uppercrustbaking that was in a plastic bag for Carmela’s lunches this week 🌈🌸 what did you buy this week? So excited for all the spring foods just starting to emerge
This one’s a first! I went out to feed the chickens this morning - and noticed my fave hen, Red Fife, wasn’t rushing out to meet me as usual, first to eat from my hand - I heard a little shuffle in the coop, and went to collect eggs after I fed the rest of the chickens. I opened the laying box door and 💥 boom, there was Red Fife literally laying an egg 🥚 which I saw literally come out :D - this egg - that I just proudly ate. I have never eaten a fresher egg, nest (chicken butt actually) to plate in under 8 minutes! Served it with our olive walnut bread in a bath of spicy tomato and last summers chard 👌🏼thank u Red Fife 🙏🏽🥚
Geeking out this morning planning the 2018 garden and savoring every moment. Looks like we’ll get a break in the rain this weekend and I’ll get some seeds going. What are you doing in the garden this weekend? @highmowingorganicseeds @botanical_interests