Feta & Sun Dried Tomato Scones

Do you have a spare 30 minutes to make these super delicious and super easy (and of course healthy) scones? I had a little girls’ night out last night and even after charging with breakfast of avocado & radish sandwich, I kept looking for something which would satisfy my cravings. Yep, needed some more carbs 🙁 After a thorough fridge and pantry check, the following items landed on my kitchen top: Organic wholemeal flour (or any gluten free flour)-450 g Baking soda (aluminium free) – 2 tspn Organic butter (softened)- 8 g Laban or milk (1,5-2 cups) Sea salt- 1 tspn For some extra flavour: 1/2 chopped onion, 100 g crumbled organic feta cheese, 2 handful chopped spinach OR 1/2 chopped onion, 100 g crumbled organic feta cheese, 50 g sun dried tomatoes (either plain, soaked, or the ones in olive oil in jar) Instructions: Mix flour, soda and salt together, add softened butter and laban (milk) to make soft dough. Mix in chopped onion, sundried tomatoes and cubes of feta cheese at the end. Create scones, place on a baking sheet, bake for 15-20 mins at 180 degrees. Makes about 18 medium scones. Tips: for some extra crunch add handful of roughly chopped walnuts or seeds of your choice.   Hope there will be some left before husband comes from work! That is how damn delicious they are! I told... Read More

Rice pancakes

I love being outdoors and hiking is certainly on my priority list. When I was enjoying my last hike in the company of my friend Barbara, who is very much on the same frequency as me, when it comes to food, she mentioned some sort of rice pancakes her mum makes. Barbara sworn, that they are the tastiest things for breakfast ever and that she demands them several times a week. They are apparently so delicious, that she refused to share some with her husband John who was driving that morning (well, she would have shared them, but she was secretly hoping, that he would not want any :)). So here I come, the next day I had made the first batch from organic red rice and this morning I opted for organic black rice I had bought few months ago on my travels. I soaked it for 24 hours, which resulted, that rice was on the edge of fermentation. As a probiotic lover I know, that many cultures in Africa ferment their grains to increase their nutritional benefits and to help absorption of all minerals and vitamins. I have previously soaked teff and made some bread out of those and we loved it! All you need is rice (brown/ red/ black, your choice!), some freshly grated coconut, water and coconut oil for frying. I swear you will love these guys! Ingredients: 2 cups of organic rice 1/2 cup freshly grated coconut about 3 tbsn coconut oil for frying     Instructions: Soak rice in filtered water for at least 8 hours, if possible change water several times. Place all... Read More

Baked Pears with Apple Cranberry Reduction

It’s Christmas time. If you are looking for a guilt free and surprisingly easy pudding recipe, then you are looking into right place. Just follow the instructions and you will be surprised by results!   Ingredients: 4 large pears 1 cup apple juice (no added sugar) 1 cup cranberry juice (no added sugar) 1 tbsn organic cloves 2 cinnamon sticks handful of hazelnuts     —————————————- Instructions: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Wash and dry pears, cut a thin slice off the bottom to help them standing on the baking dish. Pour apple and cranberry juice with cinnamon and cloves into the baking dish. Bake pears for about 40 minutes, basting them with juice every 10-15 minutes. In a separate pan roast handful of hazelnuts until brown and sat aside. Remove pears from the oven, place on a serving plate and pour remaining juice over the top. Sprinkle with hazelnuts.... Read More

Banana & Walnuts Granola Bars

Inspired by Anja from Anja’s Food 4 Thought. I am always looking for a healthy breakfast alternatives, especially before long hikes or bike rides we often do now in winter. These granola bars perfectly match nutritional requirement of those, who are active, want to keep fuelled for longer, sustain energy levels, prevent muscle cramps and much more. Bananas are packed with potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, magnesium and dietary fibre. Walnuts are packed with plant-based omega-3 fats (ALA), vitamin A and folate. After you have eaten these, you will never look at bananas the same way. I like to pour some fresh kefir or greek yogurt over them and the breakfast is ready! You can also eat them as they are. Perfect snack to pack on your hikes or breakfast while you are camping, because it’s totally hassle-free!   Ingredients: 1,5 cup regular rolled oats or 2 cups sprouted buckwheat 1 cup coconut flakes 1/2 tspn salt 1 tspn cinnamon 1/2 tspn allspice or ground cloves 1/4 cup sesami seeds 1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts 1 cup dried fruits (figs, raisins, apricots etc.) 3 ripe bananas 1/4 cup coconut oil 1 tspn vanilla extract ——————————————— Instructions: Preheat oven to 175C. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, walnuts, sesami seeds and coconut flakes. Stir in cloves, cinnamon and salt. Add dried fruit and stir until well and evenly mixed. Make sure the dried fruit does not stick together in big batches. In another bowl, combine coconut oil, mashed banana and vanilla extract. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Spread... Read More

Millet Savoury Biscuits

I have been given this recipe from my mother in law, Lesley. She had made them as a heathy fat snacks for her pregnant daughter. She would make at least a double portion and freeze the rest. I do the same and I suggest you do too! They are really yummy! I have altered some ingredients, added some and skipped few, like ‘chopped bacon’. Be creative and add whatever suits you, your favourite spice, different cheese, garlic, just anything. They are perfect snack for you as well as your family. Make them together with your children and let them cut the biscuits out with their favourite shapes like flowers, rabbits, bears. Surely they will bring the lunchbox empty the next day!   Ingredients 100 g organic millet flakes 100 g spelt flour 100 g organic butter 1 free range egg 1 tspn baking powder 1 cup grated organic cheddar cheese 1 tspn dry mustard seeds, crashed salt and pepper to taste           —————————————————- Instructions Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (350F). Mix millet flakes, spelt flour, baking powder, mustard seeds, salt and pepper in a bowl. Rub in butter before adding beaten egg and cheese. Create non-stick dough, roll it out with roller (about 4-5mm) and cut into any desired shapes. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until brown. This recipe makes about 25-30 biscuits according to your chosen shape.  ... Read More

Raspberry Coconut Truffles

These are surely the tastiest truffles you have ever tried! Just make sure you have some raspberry or vanilla ice cream handy to serve them with. They barely last for two days in our house. That’s how delicious they are! Try for yourself and let me know! Almond flour might be difficult to get. Why waste the money, just make your own by placing raw unsalted almonds (including skin) in Vitamix or any other powerful blender. In fact you will get a higher quality and freshest almond flour ever that way! To make it little more complicated, I use my leftover almonds’ pulp from almond milk. After straining the milk, you will also get almond flour. Perhaps it is a good idea to make Almond milk and Raspberry Truffles together! For more info about how to make Almond Milk, check my Food Recipes section.   Ingredients Main Dough About 1/2 cup of raw almonds ( preferably soaked for at least 4 hours) 1 cup of shredded coconut 1 tbsn of coconut oil 1 tspn of honey 1 tbsn of vanilla extract Pinch of sea salt 10 frozen raspberries   Chocolate Coating 70 g of unsweetened raw cocoa butter 2 tbsn raw cocoa powder 2 tbsn of coconut oil 20-30 drops of stevia drops or 1 tbsn of honey 1 tbsn almond flour (not necessary) ——————————————————————————- Instructions Blend all main dough ingredients except raspberries in Vitamix or any powerful blender till almonds are shredded and sticky dough is created. Cover each frozen raspberry with a dough and let rest on a side. Melt all ingredients for chocolate coating together in a... Read More