meatballs

Meat balls and greens – my winter go to dinner

Winter is good for a few things, one being comfort food.  And when there are meat balls involved, I’m so there.  Today, I’m sharing with you this warming and nourishing recipe.  Balls and greens!

Greens – they are super easy to prepare and quite frankly they can be whatever green veg your heart so desires.  We’re fortunate enough to be regularly given wild greens or home grown broccoli which generally make their way to our table on an extremely regular basis.  Cooking these is simple.  I roughly chop through so they can fit into a saucepan with a small amount of water in the bottom (say 2cm) and I allow to cook for around 5 minutes or until ‘just’ cooked.  I then toss through a splash of olive oil, season with salt and pepper and add a touch of garlic.  Totally delicious and busting with vitamins.

As for the balls – here’s my go to recipe.

sweetpotatochips

Sweet Potato Chips

I’ve a confession.  I have a chip fetish.  I crave hot chips, in fact I generally crave salty foods (yes my kidneys!!).  Anyway, these babies have become my go to be it for a snack, for lunch or to accompany a meal.  They are super quick and pop them on the delish-o-meter and they’re off the chart!

chicken soup

Nat’s winter warming Chicken Noodle Soup

I’m been sparking up the stove and brewing batches of chicken broth this winter.  So freaking delicious and so darn good for your insides (hello happy hormones!).  This recipe uses my chicken broth as a base and then I add in the rest at the end to make it not only hearty and nutritious but equally scrumptious!

Chocolate pudding

Alice Nicholls Soulful Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding

Winter has smacked me in the head like a soccer ball this year.  But, in practice of seeing the beauty in everything (even when I can’t feel my feet), finding the sweetness amongst it all is my saviour. With this in mind, Alice Nicholls serves us up something today to warm the cockles of your heart.  Her Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding!  You’ve met Alice before here.  Go check her and her awesomeness out – but before you do, check out her delicious rendition of this old favourite.

recipes

Nut milk – three ways.

Up until last weekend – I would buy my nut milk.  Really, not for any other reason but because I’m about working smarter not harder.  Turns out, I was a little wrong on the harder part.  Making nut milk actually isn’t one bit hard.

I’m funny about nuts.  I only buy in small batches because I can sense the most minuscule essence of rancidness.  So I tend to buy small and regular.  When I visit my local organic staple store, I’ll buy up on 2 – 3 types of nuts, use them up and repeat the process.  Works for me anyway.

So with this in mind, it’s one thing to make your nut milk, it’s another to incorporate it into your favourite drinks and dishes.  Today, I’m showing you how to make it (so simple) and then a couple of ways to have it other than straight up.  Here goes!