Ultimate Italian Meatballs in Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce

By |2020-07-13T10:20:01+00:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Beef, Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Recipe, Uncategorized, Whole Food Recipes|

Simplify time in the kitchen with your best no-fail, go-to dishes. Here’s a favourite of mine that should please all the family. It can be re-imagined in many ways, giving you a different dish, flavours and experience every time. Part of it can be pre-prepared and frozen,  like the […]

Roasted Romanesco with Garlic and Rosemary Butter and Sautéed Petit Pois

By |2020-07-06T10:42:34+00:00July 5th, 2020|Categories: Diabetic Friendly, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Uncategorized, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , |

Buttery and sweet who would have thought cauliflower could taste this good!

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 small Romanesco cauliflower or normal cauliflower heads (200g eh)
  • 100g petit pois (frozen is OK)
  • 50g – 100g garlic and rosemary butter

Sautéed Lamb Kidneys with Chorizo, Flower Sprouts and Feta Crumble

By |2020-06-19T14:27:54+00:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Breakfast/Brunch, Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Lamb, Salads, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Although no longer a favourite these days, kidneys, liver, heart etc, are the most nutritionally dense foods of all. Organ meats have distinctive flavours that people tend to love or hate. In the past couple of years and encouraged by ‘himself’, I have started to embrace these less […]

Scorched Cauliflower Steak, Smoky Aubergine and Yoghurt Chutney

By |2020-06-10T09:08:17+00:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Low GI, Paleo, Salads, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This recipe proved a great success at one of our IINH get togethers.  Such brave souls – I am so grateful for their generous tasting services and feedback! I hope you enjoy this updated version – it might even become a meat-free menu favourite? 

Serves 4  […]

Perfect Quinoa

By |2020-05-25T11:22:32+00:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat Free, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

With plenty of fibre and protein, quinoa is often dubbed a ‘superfood’. As a good source of magnesium and calcium it’s also specially useful in a vegetarian/vegan diet and for those who don’t use dairy. Other vital minerals include maganese, iron and copper. 

Consuming quinoa regularly often helps […]

Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce

By |2020-04-22T12:51:29+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

This beautiful sauce is best made towards the end of the summer when fresh tomatoes are plentiful, sweet and delicious. Oven-roasting tomatoes at low temperature concentrates their natural sugars, giving a sweeter and much more flavourful version – ideal when tomatoes are out of season. Making your own […]

Baked Smoked Haddock with a Cheesy Crumb and Peas

By |2020-04-17T18:10:54+00:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Fish, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Baked Smoked Haddock with a Cheesy Crumb and Peas. The ulitmate comfort food – well in my eyes anyway!

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 500g naturally smoked haddock or cod
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced (120g)
  • 60g butter
  • 100 ml cream
  • 120g […]

Overnight Oats, Blueberry Compote, Roasted Hazelnut Crunch

By |2020-04-07T10:32:09+00:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Breakfast/Brunch, Diabetic Friendly, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Recipe, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I first came across overnight oats when I lived in Australia over 30 years ago. Back then I thought it strange to eat raw porridge – but times have moved on. This makes for a quick and simple breakfast, lunchbox item or snack. I recently developed this recipe […]

Immune Boosting Vegetable Broth

By |2020-04-17T15:03:04+00:00March 8th, 2020|Categories: Diabetic Friendly, Drinks, Family Friendly, Favorites, Freezer Friendly, Soups, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Making your own broth allows you to introduce an amazing array of nutrients to your diet. It also  adds incredible flavours to soups, sauces, stews or just as a simple broth brew.  

Similar to bone broth, when making a vegetarian/vegan version it is important to include as […]

Double Chocolate, Roasted Hazelnut and Blood Orange Torte with a Balsamic Cherry Syrup

By |2020-02-11T21:51:08+00:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Dairy free, Desserts, Diabetic Friendly, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Raw, Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat Free, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This totally ‘delish’ torte made its debut at our last staff Christmas party – and won the hearts and taste buds of the IINH team. It’s very simple to make and works with all dietary choices. I dedicate this gorgeous dessert to Maria, our 1st year coordinator. After […]