Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mar
14

Green Pea Shepard’s Pie
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green pea shepard's pie [1]My little green pea shepard's pies are one of my kids favourite dinners. They're great because you can use up any vegies you have left in the fridge. I've also added a tin of organic lentils to my lamb and vegetable mix to give these pies an extra iron boost. Iron is extremely important for healthy immune function and strong healthy muscles, and is vital for transporting oxygen to every cell in our body. Green peas not only make this dish look more appealing to kids but they are a fabulous source of fibre, to promote good digestive health, and B complex vitamins and iron to help increase your energy levels.           Ingredients: 2 handfuls of lamb mince 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 tin organic lentils, drain well Handful of broccoli florets, cut into small pieces 1 carrot, diced Kernels from 1 whole cob of corn 1 tin organic tomatoes 4 large potatoes, peeled and washed 1 1/2 cups of frozen green peas Some grated cheese for topping   Method: Place diced potatoes and peas in a steamer and cook until tender. In a large frying pan add a little olive oil, and add lamb mince and garlic, and cook for 4-5 minutes until starting to brown. Add broccoli, carrots, corn kernels, and lentils and cook for another 5 minutes. Add a tin of tomatoes and allow to simmer with lid on until tender. Cook for a further few minutes at the end with lid off to reduce fluid. Place cooked potatoes and peas in a food processor and blend until a smooth consistency. Add lamb mixture evenly into 4 ramekin dishes, top with pea mash and sprinkle with cheese. Place under the griller to melt cheese and then serve. [1] http://artofhealing.com.au/green-pea-shepards-pie/green-pea-shepards-pie/
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Mar
07

Gluten-free Lemon & Chia Cakes
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lemon and chia cakes [1]These gorgeous little gluten-free lemon and chia cakes make the perfect healthy treat with a cup of herbal tea or nutritious snack for your kids. Chia seeds are the richest plant source of omega-3 fats around and exert a number of mighty health benefits.These tiny super seeds contain around 32% omega-3 fats, which are essential for cardiovascular health,  optimal brain and nervous system function, and for soft and supple skin. Chia seeds are also packed with dietary fibre to help keep you regular and to promote good digestive health. These delicious cakes will also provide you with plenty of protein, calcium, and zinc. Coconut oil is a fantastic source of fuel for your brain, which can help boost your memory.       Ingredients: 1 ½ cup almond flour ¼ cup chia seed meal 1 ½ Tbsp baking powder ½ cup organic raw honey 4 organic eggs 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted 1/4  cup natural yoghurt 1 Tbsp organic lemon rind 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds, for top   Topping: 1 Tbsp organic raw honey 1 Tbsp organic lemon juice   Method: Preheat oven at 160*C. Grease and place grease proof paper circles in a 12 hole muffin tray. Place all ingredients in food processer and blend until well combined. Pour mixture into cup cake holes and sprinkle with sunflower seeds. Bake for 30 minutes, until skewer comes out cleanly from centre. Mix honey and lemon together.  Pour 1 tsp over each cake while hot. Let sit until cooled and then enjoy. [1] http://artofhealing.com.au/gluten-free-lemon-chia-cakes/lemon-and-chia-cakes/
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