food

Healthy Choc Oat Pancakes

these delicious pancakes are filling and totally feel as though your eating dessert for breakfast! My kids love these and unlike regular sugary pancakes where they ask for more and more. They are full after 2 or 3 mini Pikelets  sized ones!



what you will need:

Foodprocessor , 2 bowls, frying pan

I blend my own oats – but you could buy quick oats. This is why I used the foodprocessor. It makes the oats more floury, really fine. Where as quick oast from a packet are course and not so fine.

Ingredients:

3eggs

1 1/2 cup milk

1 1/2 cup oats (blended in foodprocessor)

4 tablespoons cacao

Small amount of Butter for frying pan



Method:

In a separate bowl place your egg whites and in the opposite add your yolks. In your bowl of yolks add the oats,milk,and cacao. Mix well!

Whisk your egg whites in the other bowl until stiff.

Slowly fold your egg whites into the bowl of oat batter.

Heat your frying pan, and grease your pan with a nob of butter. 



Place a small amount into frying pan. Waiting for little bubbles to appear on the surface. When you have roughly a dozen bubbles on the surface, flip your pancake. Cook the other side for approx 1min .

Now you should have a pancake stack





You can top these with what ever you like.

But above I have topped mine with whipped cream, chopped fresh strawberries, dark chocolate drops, toasted hazel nuts and some maple syrup.

Bon appetit 

Asian chicken salad with crispy dried shallots



This was one of the salads we were making and selling, that I had for lunch today in writers week at the adelaide fringe festival. It was the BOMB! Delicious fresh flavours, that had great texture throughout. Delicate soft rice noodles with gingery poached chicken, thinly crisp slaw topped with crunchy fried shallots.

This is a recipe where you make as much or as little as you need, so I have put the ingredients below but you add more of the flavours that you like the most.

Recipe:

Cooked rice noodles

Poached chicken

Thinly sliced cucumber (minus the seeds)

Thinly cut carrot

Shredded cabbage

Mint leaves

All tossed together

Dressing:

1/2 cup Lemon juice

1/2 cup fish sauce

1 tsp sugar

A few coriander leaves chopped

1 hot chili

1 crushed/diced garlic

A pinch of ginger 

I’ve got great BALLS!

Who doesn’t like experimenting??
Who doesn’t love a good healthy snack that actually fills you up??

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these coconut lime and mint bliss balls
Are to die for! Here is the recipe

1 cup of dates
1/2 lime juice
1 teaspoon lime rind
6 mint leaves
1/2 cup dedicated coconut

Blitz your dates until fine, add the juice and rind. Blitz for another minute. Break the mint leaves up with your fingers and add them to the blender and blitz for approx 30 seconds. Add your coconut and blitz until all combined well. Scoop small amounts into the palms of your hand and roll into bite sized balls.

Yum!

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Mango + Toppings = OH MY GAWD

SUMMER IS COMING!! YAYYYYYYY

So it is literally around the corner. Are you ready for all the yummy seasonal fruits?

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Lets start topping our Mango’s to make a delish healthy snack! its super easy, and you can use anything you really love, or what ever you have in your pantry. the list is endless! when i say anything i really mean anything. You can use, nuts, seeds, grains, yoghurts, sauces as in chocolate, caramel, even passionfruit pulp!

on this occasion i have used:

1 Mango

2 teaspoons of greek yoghurt

2 teaspoons of coconut flakes

1 teaspoon of freeze dried pomegranate seeds

and a sprinkling of cinnamon

How do you eat it? i hear you ask! ~ the answer is simple… with a spoon

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Such a delicious snack, no longer do you need to eat a plain ol’ mango! why not add your favourite toppings.

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A Group FAVOURITE your sure to love as much as we do!

Introducing :

– BUTTER FINGERS –

located on Melbourne Street, North Adelaide

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That coconut, pear & frangipani tart was probably one of the tastiest tarts i’ve had in a while, only thing to pick on because i like coconut A LOT, there wasnt enough. and those donuts – YEP you read the sign didnt you? voted #1 in adelaide by the advertiser. and they are super soft, delicious, moist … omg what more can i say, other than GO AND GET ONE!

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It certainly isnt all about the coffee and cake from this place, but the home made AMAZING pies! and the fresh pressed juice. There is always, i mean ALWAYS something NEW to try. which keeps it interesting, and makes us go back for more and more.

Be aware – not to be disappointed, that they do close earlier than most cafe’s. week days they are open until 4pm and on weekends only open until 2pm.

a hidden GEM? hard to believe i hadnt been

Introducing:

The Bowery Kitchen

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a pretty and unique cafe set up, with a quick walk in “over the counter” food variety, selling pies, sushi, fast salads, healthy alternatives but ultimately fast all ready prepared meals. It comes complete with its very own grocery shop out the back, with a fully functioning cafe “sit down” seating area with a different menu all together. with a front window of cakes and pastry treats along with coffee and pressed juices.

The staff are all very lovely and quick to take your order (even through the mad rush of LUNCH hour was happening) which is always a plus. They have a much bigger variety than first thought. So there is certainly something here for all. It suits different budgets, and vegetarian or vegan. A great place to have a meeting or just a friendly get together. Alcohol is also sold here!

Only downfall was our waitress…. She was off with the fairies the whole time. Stopping mid walk, forgetting what she was doing, forgetting what we ordered. Asking us if everything was ok, more than it was needed (at least 3 times while we were eating) then she wanted to take our plates away when they were not finished. She was a little bit too much to handle on a lunch break. As she seemed confused her self.

the food was very well presented and tasted delicious, i would certainly recommend and go back again. i would love to go back for breakfast.

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A little health kick to start your week

If you’ve been following on Facebook and Instagram, you would know that Leia really enjoys the healthy food side. Often prepping meals for the weekly lunches or quick dinners! check out what she’s been up to this week.

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she writes-

Being a busy mum, and running around after three kids i often forget about my self and what i grab for lunch might not always be healthy. But by putting an hour a week aside (usually on a weekend) i seem to be able to mix and match ingredients and also use up some veggies that havent yet been used for the week. This week i have made roast pumpkin, quinoa, fetta, rocket salad with added pepitas and sunflower seeds. pictured above. a Thia/asian slaw with red cabbage, carrot, capsicum, baby spinach, parsley, red onion, and a little bit of left over salad leaves. a mixed quinoa salad with cucumber, snowpeas, capsicum, celery, red onion. Each of these salads were divided up into containers with some left over protein – chicken schnitzel and some pulled pork.

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I was also able to prep some roasted eggplant and leek ready for a vegetarian dish this week.

and made some simple fruit pizza’s for the kids to enjoy over the weekend. a real simple concept where you could add just about anything you have in the fridge to the tops of some watermelon slices.

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Simple Roast potatoes! every one loves a good roast potato. so here is my recipe for perfect potatoes every time

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wedge your potatoes, place them in a container or large salad bowl with 2 table spoons of oil, a sprinkle of himilayan rock salt, pepper and what ever herbs and spices you like (just a little bit though) and i always add a couple of crushed & chopped garlic cloves. roast for about 1 hour on 180 degrees.

ENJOY your week guys!

5 years – BEST of the BEST desserts

So a little birdy told us that Eggless Dessert Cafe was celebrating their 5th birthday – and in celebration they were holding a standing ONLY night with $5 everything!

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The favourite of the night
Pictured above – moroccan cheesecake, white chocolate cheese cake with rose cream, topped with pistachios, pomegranate and Persian fairy floss
Breath taking, delicious. Creamy texture with an amazing base. This combination was a huge HIT when it was first released and was voted in the top 10 desserts by the general public.

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Time to party!!

So the line up was a long way into the carpark… We arrived at 7.15 for an 8 o’clock open time. The anticipation was killing us!
But when they opened their doors it was a smell of incredible things to come.

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dessert nachos
Made up with these awesome crispy puffed rice crisps, topped with strawberries, chocolate sauce, toasted hazel nuts, avocado mousse and vanilla ice cream.
Every mouthful was like you were eating something new an refreshing with every bite.

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vietnamese banana bread pudding drizzled with a to die for salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream

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alcoholic durianmisu made with durian mascarpone cream, durian sponge cake, with toasted coconut.

As we’ve said before, if you’ve never been to Eggless Dessert Cafe – YOU SIMPLY MUST! It is just one of those places that is fun to visit because they’ve thought of the unthinkable.
Well done on reaching 5 years guys! Many more to come I’m sure XXX big love

Drop in for a quick bite

Dropped in this morning to The Deep Blue Cafe for a quick bite to eat for a sister to sister chat and this magically appeared.

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Basic scrambled eggs (but seriously could be the yummiest in the south of adelaide) and bacon on ciabatta bread.

Service from the doppelgänger of Kate Cebrano is always a treat. You always feel look very welcome.

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Then there was this bacon and egg BUN! So filling, and not normally something we would order or breakfast. But boy oh boy was it filling. Cooked well, on a super fresh bun.

Kate ceberano playing in the back ground made for a good morning catch up.

Delicious Bliss Balls – Adelaide!?

Have you visited? have you seen it? OMG – dont miss out!

This is the Walnut Bar. Hands down the best staff in this little shop. simple, easy shopping made easy with some amazing flavoured bliss balls. for all you health freaks, you will love these.

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that Chili bliss ball was divine, only a hint of heat. but a great size – you could feel full with one and a coffee!

Get on it Adelaide PEEPS and buy a few bliss balls from the little ol’ Walnut Bar. Located in the market shed, on holland street.