A Christmas feast - keep it simple!

With the festive season approaching, many people find the thought of preparing the Christmas dinner terrifying. Don't get frazzled. Appetiser: Dips and crudités Give everyone time to mingle while partaking ..

All Guns Blazing Supercharged Muesli

This grain-free and nutrient-packed muesli puts commercial varieties to shame! Where to begin with the nutritional benefits… Almonds deliver protein, fibre and good fats. Despite having ‘wheat’ in it..

Almost Shepherd's Pie

Adding different vegetables into the meat component of the meal is a good way of getting kids used to eating vegetables. Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g lean beef mince 1 onion, diced 2 sticks celery, diced 1..

Apple and Blackberry Crumble

If by chance you have some left over (never happens in our house), you can keep it covered, in the fridge for up to 3 days. Ingredients (Serves 4) 400g can pie apples, no sugar added 1/2 pkt frozen b..

Apple and Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients (Serves 6) 2 ½ cups wholemeal flour 1 ¼ cups milk 1 cup pie apples, diced 1 cup frozen blueberries 2 tablespoons molasses 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoo..

Apple and Walnut Pie

This pie resembles a strudel but is a lot simpler to make. Ingredients (Serves 6) 1 cup pie apple, diced (‘no added sugar’ variety) 1 cup walnut pieces 2 tablespoons sultanas 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 shee..

Apricot & Tofu Pudding

Tofu makes this pudding high in protein so it can double as a good breakfast choice or a snack. Ingredients (Serves 6) 415g can apricots in natural juice 300g silken tofu 2 tablespoons honey 4 te..

Asparagus, Beetroot and Fetta Salad

A lovely summer entree, or salad, perfect for the warmer weather... really tasty, healthy and easy. Ingredients (Serves 6) 2 bunches asparagus, washed and trimmed. 1 bunch beetroot, roasted (Se..

Ayran (Turkish yoghurt drink)

Ingredients (Serves 4) 2 cups natural yoghurt 2 cups chilled water 2 teaspoons dried, crushed mint leaves pinch of salt Method Place yoghurt and water in a blender, blend until mixture turns smooth and ..

Baked Brown Rice Pudding with Apricots

Have this breakfast pudding at room temperature. It will keep in the fridge, covered, for 2 days. It can also double as a delicious dessert. Ingredients (Serves 4) 1/2 cup brown rice 1 1/2 cups water ..

Baked Eggs, Fetta, Spinach and Tomato Breakfast

Have you recently been to see a particular naturopath and been told to go on a low starch diet and eat protein for breakfast? Are you mystified as to what is going to replace your fruit loops? Well, this easy, delicious ..

Baked Ricotta

Served warm or cold it makes an excellent savoury breakfast, a brilliant snack, or add some salad or baked vegetables and you have the perfect low-starch, low-kilojoule, high-protein lunch or dinner. Poifect. I..

Baked snapper fillet with almond and olive tapenade

Ros Royal shares her scrumptious, healthy recipe (also great with blue-eye cod). Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 fillets of snapper or blue-eye cod — allow 200g per person 100g pitted Ligurian olives 100g natural ..

Banana Pancake

High protein, no grain breakfast or snack. This dish is simplicity itself. Ingredients (Serves 1) 1 small banana 1 organic egg 1 teaspoon butter (optional) ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, desiccated or shaved c..

Beef Salad

You can replace rump steak with left over cold roast beef for this salad. Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g rump steak, all fat trimmed off 1 baby Cos lettuce, washed 1 bunch baby rocket, washed 1/4 red cabbage, shre..

Beetroot and Yoghurt Dip

This dip doubles up as a delicious salad dressing. You might like to put it through the food processor to give it a smooth consistency. Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 large beetroot, peeled and grated 1/2 cup natural yog..

Boston Beans

A student of Mim's, Daniela Di Giacomo, has very thoughtfully, given us a delicious slow-cooked version of her 'baked bean' recipe AND a convenient quick version. The quick version Ingredients (serves 4) 2 teaspoons ..

Braised Beef with Mushrooms, Red wine and Herbs

It is always a good idea not to add all the liquids at once to braised meat dishes. That way meat gets a chance to cook in its own juice and the flavours diffuse much better. Once wine (alcohol) is heated it evaporates, ..

Bread Pudding

Although the ingredients are fairly harmless, this pudding is quite filling. So, I suggest you serve it after a light meal. You can store left overs covered, in the fridge for 2 days. Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 loaf go..

Brekkie Fibre

Add a dessertspoon to your cereal, smoothie or yoghurt. Mix Together 1 cup ground LSA (linseeds, sunflower seeds, almonds) available from supermarkets 1 cup slippery elm powder 1 cup rice bran 1 cup desicc..