A collection of Yum!

This is my growing collection of favorite recipes from the world wide web. I love these recipes and love that they are nourishing me and my tribe with every bite!

Image Source Slow Cooker Gormet

Image Source Slow Cooker Gormet

Slow Cooker Rustic Herbed Brown Rice

I love brown rice! Only the very outer layer or hull of the whole rice grain is removed leaving this nutrient rich source of complex carbohydrates. It's high in manganese and also an excellent source of selenium, phosphorus and B vitamins, particularly B3.

This recipe comes from Slow Cooker Gourmet and is so very yummy!


Vegetable Shreddies

So lets face it. Getting veggies into kids, and sometimes husbands, can be challenging. My monkeys love these shreddies. They are a sure fire way to get more vegies in, even the green ones. Also a perfect way to clean out the bottom of the fridge! Vegies are packed full of fiber, which most of us lack, and so many varying nutrients. I always have carrots rolling around to add to my shreddies. Carrots are high in Beta-carotene which is the main safe dietary source of vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential for normal growth and development, immune system function and vision.

This recipe comes from One Handed Cooks. Loving it!!

Image Source One Handed Cooks

Image Source One Handed Cooks

Image source The Whole Food Daily

Image source The Whole Food Daily

Chocolate Popcorn Slice

WARNING. This slice is seriously seriously good. It kind of reminds me of chocolate crackles but without the crap! It freezes beautifully and I have made it in little patty cases for better portion control. Raw cacao powder is made by cold pressing unroasted cocoa beans. The living enzymes and trace elements remain in the product and you get way more nutritional bang for your buck compared to traditional or dutch pressed cocoa processed under high heat. Raw cacao has over 300 phytochemicals and almost 4 times the amount of antioxidants of traditional dark chocolate. It contains protein, calcium, carotene, thaimin, riboflavin and magnesium amongst many other goodies which can all be destroyed by high heat processing. Yes raw cacao is more expensive than the traditional stuff but bring on the nutrients I say!

Thankyou The Whole Daily for this awesome recipe. Sooooo good!

Sweet Potato Muffins

These little guys are a really easy breakie option to make in advance if you or the kids have to race out the door only managing to scoff down a sad little piece of toast.

Sweet potato is super dooper high in the awesome antioxident beta-carotene which the body converts in vitamin A after you eat it. We need vitamin A for good vision & eye health, for a strong immune system and for healthy skin and mucous membranes. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, so eating fat with your sweet potato increases the absorption of the good stuff. The eggs, cheese and sunflower seeds do just that!

Sweet potatoes have some incredible anti inflammatory effects in the body. Recent studies have demonstrated they also help with blood sugar regulation and insulin metabolism! 

Thank you Jamie Oliver this powerhouse muffin option. Delish! 

My Fave at home banana bread!

This banana bread, well actually; The Fabulous Hawkins Banana & Honey Loaf from Kathryn Hawkins is so hearty and comforting. I particularly love the almond meal version.

If you love banana bread I highly recommend this one. Kids will love it, you will love it. Can’t go wrong.

Slow Cooked Chipotle Beef

This recipe is a must try! Perfect for tacos, burritos or simply to have on it's own. We don't eat a huge amount of red meat anymore but this certainly makes it on the menu. Just buy the best quality meat you can afford. If you can find it, Organic meat is great.

Did you know that over half of the antibiotics used in Australia are given to farm animals (learn more)? I find that statistic frightening considering our concern for antibiotic resistance is growing rapidly. Certified organic meat & dairy products are free from antibiotics.

You can find chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in speciality grocers or sometimes even your local supermarket stocked with the Mexican supplies. 

Find the recipe here. Soooo very yummy!