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Easy Cheesy Broccolini

Easy Cheesy Broccolini

This quick & easy cheesy broccolini recipe is super delicious! It's the perfect healthy side to any lunch or dinner. Simply, sprinkle your broccolini with parmesan, paprika & breadcrumb & bake it in the oven. Done! Whether you're cooking for two, kids or the whole family, everyone is going to love this vegetarian dish. Serves: 3-4 Prep time: 5 minutesCook time: 15 minutes  Ingredients: 10 Broccolini stalks 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 tbsp olive oil Pinch of Salt & Pepper 2 tbsp cup pecorino cheese Parmesan & breadcrumb sprinkle ¼ cup Parmesan/pecorino ½ cup Panko bread crumbs ½ tsp Paprika Pinch of salt & pepper Directions:1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.2. In a large mixing bowl, add trimmed broccolini, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper andpecorino and mix well. Make sure the broccolini is fully seasoned.3. On a lined baking tray, lay the broccolini flat and spread out.4. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the parmesan, breadcrumbs, paprika, salt and pepper.5. Sprinkle the entire mixture over the broccolini.6. Place the tray into the oven and cook for 15 minutes. You want the broccolini tohave a slight crunch, so careful not to overcook!7. Serve with a big squeeze of lemon and more cheese!
Pork and Fennel Sausage Rolls

Pork and Fennel Sausage Rolls

How good are sausage rolls! They're a perfect "take to party" food because EVERYONE likes them (and those who don't....don't be friends with them... HAHA KIDDING!)  I love these Pork and Fennel Sausage Rolls. They're such an easy and delicious treat, and also a tasty healthy alternative aka they're AMAZING! Ingredients:800g Pork mince1 brown onion, grated 1 large garlic clove, grated 1 zucchini, finely grated 1/2 cup fresh fennel, finely diced 1 tsp. Fennel seeds1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper  3 puff pastry sheets 1 egg, beaten1 tbsp sesame seeds  Directions:  Preheat oven to 200 degrees.  Into a large mixing bowl, add pork, fresh fennel, zucchini, garlic and onion.  In a small pan, lightly toast the fennel and cumin seeds until fragrant (2-3 minutes)  Add these seeds into the bowl and sprinkle a generous pinch of salt and pepper.  Divide the mixture into 3 balls, then roll them into long sausage shapes on a clean work space. Place one portion of filling onto the edge of each pastry sheet and then roll up TIGHTLY to enclose. Turn rolls seam-side down and brush with the beaten egg. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top on the roll. Cut each roll into smaller pieces (size it up to you!) and place on the lined baking tray.Cook the rolls in the oven for 30 minutes, until puffed and golden.  
Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus

I LOVE how creamy this sweet potato hummus is!! Plus, it's super easy to make and super healthy but also so damn delicious! This is the perfect 3pm work snack, party food, meal prep idea or addition to any meal - aka anytime you're craving it! I've make this without tahini for everyone who is no a fan but you could add a little if you like :) Enjoy!   Makes: 2 Cups Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cooking Time: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 400g can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed  500g sweet potato, peeled and sliced intro bite size pieces 1 tsp cayenne pepper  3 tbsp lemon Juice 2 garlic gloves, crushed 1/2 cup olive oil (more if needed) Sprinkle of Salt and Pepper Directions:  Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees celsius. Coat the sweet potato chunks in a small amount of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place onto a lined baking tray and into the oven for 30 minutes until cooked through. Once cooked, allow to cool.  In a food processor, add chickpeas, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and salt. Blitz for 30 seconds.  Add sweet potato into the blender and whiz until your desired consistency. 
Sweet Potato and Broccoli Gems

Sweet Potato and Broccoli Gems

These Sweet Potato and Broccoli Tater Tots are the perfect healthy snack or side to any meal! Plus, they're really quick and easy to make in the oven or frying pan. I just know both little and bigs kids - like me haha - will love these super delicious vegetarian gems! Definitely make sure you give the a try.   Makes: Approx 14 Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cooking Time: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 500g broccoli florrets 1 garlic, crushed 1/2 brown onion, diced 1 cup of flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1 tsp curry powder 100g grated feta1 cup of raw sweet potato, grated 1 egg  Directions:  Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius.  Lightly steam the broccoli florets in the microwave or on the stove for 3-5 minutes. You want them to be soft, with a slight crunch.  In a large mixing bowl, add broccoli, brown onion, flour, salt, pepper, curry powder, feta, sweet potato and egg.  Using your hands, work the mixture until mixed well.  Roll a small amount of mixture into a ball and then press with your fingers, making a round/rectangle shape. Place onto a lined baking tray and repeat with the remaining mixture.  Bake in the Oven for 30 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Another option would be to pan fry them with a touch of olive oil over a medium heat until golden brown. 
Garlic and Chilli Bok Choy

Garlic and Chilli Bok Choy

This Garlic and Chilli Bok Choy is the BEST EVER bok choy recipe! It's super fresh, packed with flavour & the perfect easy & healthy side to complete any delicious lunch or dinner. I love serving my bok choy with beef, tofu, salmon or chicken - but you can serve it with anything. It's so versatile! Makes: 6 Ingredients: 6 bok choy pieces, halved and washed 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 small red chilli, deseeded and sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tbsp olive oil Pinch of salt & pepper Directions: In a large frying pan, add olive oil, garlic and chilli. Sauté for one minute. Add the sliced bok choy and cook for 2-3 minutes. Pour soy sauce into the pan with a pinch of salt and pepper.  Cook until your liking. Serve as a perfect side to dinner! 
Spiced Baked Cauliflower

Spiced Baked Cauliflower

This easy baked cauliflower recipe is crazy simple and super delicious. I love baking the whole cauliflower head in the oven because it takes five minutes to prepare and is the perfect healthy side to add to any meal.  Serves: 6 Prep Time: 5 Minutes Cooking Time: 40 Minutes Ingredients: 1 whole cauliflower, sliced in half 1 tsp curry powder 1/2 tsp chilli flakes 1/4 tsp turmeric 1 tsp mixed herbs 1/2 tsp salt 2-3 tbsp olive oil Directions:  Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius.  Add all spices into a bowl and mix with olive oil.  Add cauliflower onto a lined baking tray and lightly brush with the spices until its completely coated.  Place into the oven for 40 minutes, or until cooked to your liking.  Serve as a perfect side! 
Crispy Bacon and Cheese Potatoes

Crispy Bacon and Cheese Potatoes

AHHH WHATS BETTER THEN POTATOES? NOTHING!!!! 😍 Well, actually. @spud_lite potatoes with bacon, cheese and delicious crumb!! URGH. Everyone literally had to drag me away from these as soon as the video ended hahaha I WANTED THEM ALL!! This Crispy Bacon and Cheese Potato recipe is super easy and super delicious. The combination of the melted cheese, with the crispy potatoes and bacon is MOUTHWATERING! It's the perfect side to add to any dinner, and is an easy family recipe that both kids and adults will love. Serves: 4 Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cooking Time: 1 Hour Ingredients: 500g Spud Lite baby potatoes, peeled 4 bacon rashes, diced 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs1/2 cup mozarella (or cheese of your choice!) 2 tbsp olive oil Pinch of salt and pepper Fresh parsley to serve Directions:  Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees celsius.  Boil a large pot of water over the stove, enough to completely submerge the potatoes. Boil potatoes (peeled!) for 15 minutes.  Remove from water and place into a metal sieve and begin to 'shake'. You don't want to shake too much to make mash potato through the sieve...but you want to have the potato look little 'rough'. Pour potatoes onto a lined baking tray. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well and place into the oven for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle diced bacon all over. Place back into the oven for another 15.  Remove from oven and sprinkle the crumb and cheese over the top. Place back into the oven for another 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and crispy!  Serve with some fresh parsley. 
Crispy Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic Aioli

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic Aioli

I love cauliflower, but sometimes I get over the softness of it! I absolutely LOVE crispy veggies and these crispy cauliflower is absolutely delicious! Ingredients: 1 whole cauliflower head, cut into florrets 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp nutritional yeast 1/2 tsp paprika Pinch of salt and pepper 2 tbsp breadcrumbs (panko if you have!)  Garlic Aioli: 4 tbsp fat free mayonnaise (this is typically vegan, but check!) or Vegonaise 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tsp vinegar pinch of salt and pepper Directions:  Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix well.  Pour mixture onto a lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. At the half way mark, give them a good mix around to make sure they're all getting baked!  In a small bowl, add mayonnaise, garlic clove, vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper and mix well.  Serve with the crispy cauliflower! 
Chicken Spanakorizo

Chicken Spanakorizo

Spanakorizo with CHICKEN! YUM! This is a greek dish that my yiayia makes all the time and it is SO DAMN EASY! Serves: 4  Ingredients: 400g chicken breast, sliced into strips 1 long red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced 1 large brown onion – finely diced  3 garlic cloves, crushed 2 bunch of English spinach leaves, washed well & roughly chopped1/2 cup Long Grain Rice (or basmati!) 4 Tbsp Tomato PasteSalt And Pepper To Taste2 Cups Water (Add More If Needed)Directions:  Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and place over a medium to high heat.  Add onion, garlic and chilli to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes or until onion becomes translucent.  Add chicken to the pan and continue to stir. Lightly brown the chicken, without cooking all the way through.  Add tomato paste to the pot and stir through for 30 seconds.  Add  spinach leaves and stir to slightly wilt the leaves Add rice to the pot and stir through.  Add water, a generous pinch of salt and pepper and cover with a lid.  Check after 15 mins and add a touch more water if needed and cook further until rice is tender. Add a squeeze of lemon and mix through. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve! 
Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Hummus

Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Hummus

Oh I absolutely love sweet potato and cant get enough of these fries. These are the best sweet potato fries! Hands down! They're flavoursome and super crispy BUT still healthy. I baked these in oven with an awesome seasoning combination that is going to make your mouth water. They're the best snack or side to any dinner. Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 small sweet potatoes, cut into wedges 1 tbsp. Chopped parsley 1?4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp dried rosemary 1/4 tsp paprika1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (less if you dont like heat!) 1 tsp corn flour 1 tbsp olive oil Avocado Hummus: 1 avocado3/4 cup canned chickpeas 1/4 cup canned chickpea juice 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 lemon, juiced 1 garlic, crushed Directions:  Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius. In a large mixing bowl, add the sweet potato, parsley, salt, pepper, rosemary, paprika, cayenne pepper and corn flour. Add olive oil and mix well. Ensure all of the sweet potato is coated.  Pour wedges onto a large lined baking tray and spread out (don't let them go onto of each other!) Place into the oven for 45 minutes, turning them over half way.  To make the Avo hummus, add avocado, chickpeas, chickpea juice, salt, lemon and garlic into a food processor and blend until your desired consistency.  Serve with the cooked sweet potato! 
Bacon Pin Wheels

Bacon Pin Wheels

Oh my goodness - what a childhood memory!!!  BACON PIN WHEELS! THESE WERE THE BEST THING - EVER! Mum used to make them and freeze, and whenever we wanted KFC or McDonalds, she'd whip these babies out and we would settle down hahaha AMAZING!!! Ingredients: 2 sheets of puff pastry 275g grated cheddar cheese 150g bacon rashers, diced 2 eggs 3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 3 spring onions, finely sliced 1/3 red capsicum, finley diced 1 tsp worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1 garlic clove, crushed  Directions:  Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius.  In a large mixing bowl, add cheese, bacon, eggs, parsley, spring onion, capsicum, worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and garlic. Mix well.  Divide the mixture between the two puff pastry sheets and spread out evenly from edge to edge.  Begin to roll from one end, to the other, wrapping as tightly as you can.  Slice the roll into 2cm rounds and place onto a lined baking tray.  Place into the oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown. 
Bean and Corn Salad

Bean and Corn Salad

Isn't this a little gem of a side dish! Super cheap, easy to make and lasts in the fridge! If you have any left over, you can throw it in a salad to bulk it up! This recipe was created as a part of my #communityrecipes by Vanessa Akgun (@bylaradee)  Serves 4-6 as a side dishIngredients:2 x 400g canned 4 bean mix 1 medium carrot, grated 1 x 400g can of corn kernals 2 Spring onion stalks, sliced thinly 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped 2 tbsp. lemon juice pinch of salt 2 tbsp olive oil Directions:  Into a large bowl, add all ingredients and mix well.  Taste! If you need a little more salt or lemon - add it here. Best served chilled :) 

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