Pasta is a regular go-to dish in this household as it is quick and convenient. Gone are the days of fearing pasta and other carbohydrates! This organic spelt penne pasta with a lentil “meatball” passata is high in protein, complex carbohydrates as well as fibre.
My love for sweet potato is never-ending whether it is roasted, baked, steamed or mashed. I always ensure my root vegetables including potatoes are organic as conventionally-grown ones are sprayed heavily with pesticides to stop them from sprouting. Sweet potatoes are high in betacarotene- a form of vitamin A, vitamin B and C as well as fibre. One of my favourite combinations is roasted sweet potato with a lemon tahini sauce.
As the mornings become chillier, the breakfasts become warmer. I used organic, local Sundowner apples in this recipe which definitely brings the Autumn vibes. Served on top of warm oats and topped with activated walnuts, it is perfect.
We have all seen the vegan variations of potato-bake on our social media feeds however they usually use a large quantity of cashews, sunflower seeds or tofu. Don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with these ingredients however it is nice to have an alternate variation. This recipe is nut-free, seed-free and soy-free however remains high in protein thanks to the use of cannelloni beans. As always, I use organic potatoes as conventionally-grown ones are heavily sprayed with pesticides.
I had the privilege of finding the most stunning heirloom pumpkin and squash at the farmer’s markets on the weekend. Usually I would roast pumpkin in bulk and have it with my lunch or dinners but I decided to create something a little different this time. My curry obsession continues so I decided to stuff these little heirloom pumpkins. I absolutely recommend this dish!
I am finally posting the recipe for these delicious falafels which also happens to be one of my most-sought recipes. This recipe utilises the humble beetroot and beluga lentils which when blended together with other flavours and baked, becomes a nourishing and protein-packed snack or part of a meal. I enjoy these cold in summer with a salad in summer or warmed up in the oven during the cooler days. These falafels are perfect for meal prep as they freeze exceptionally well and defrost well too!
I’m going to be honest and admit that the marbled look was not my intention however I’m glad it happened because I mean, how lovely does it look! Pears are in season at the moment meaning organic ones are relatively cheap. I love Bosc pear as they are ideal poached, baked or roasted. Bosc pears are an excellent fruit to use in baking as I find they tend to keep their shape and flavour.