This gluten free raw Zuchinni 'pasta' leaves wheat pasta for dead. Easy and delicious, it requires no cooking.
A sprinkling of salt causes zucchini to weep, drawing out its flavour, cutting the bitterness and softening the texture, and voila, you have noodles.
6 large zucchinis
1/2 cup good-quality basil pesto
2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/2 cup finely grated parmesan, optional (a bit naughty by our standards but you only live once)
Basil leaves, to serve
1) Cut the zucchini into long thin ribbons (a mandoline is ideal), then use a sharp knife to cut each ribbon into thin strips.
2) Place zucchini in a colander set in the sink and toss with 1 tbs sea salt. Allow to drain for 30 minutes, then rinse well and pat dry with a paper towel.
3) Toss zucchini with pesto, lemon zest, oil and pine nuts, then season. Pile onto plates and sprinkle with the parmesan and drizzle with a little extra oil. Garnish with basil.
I added garlic pan fried prawns to make a meal of it. Taste bud insanity.
This recipe is so healthy that it kind of hurts... my sweet tooth because I ate SO many of these dang things! I can never quite justify buying or eating Oreo's despite their supposedly 'vegan' status because they contain non-sustainable palm oil and I'm not about deforestation and destruction of valuable habitat for hundreds of animals. No thank you! These are fudgey, chocolate-y, nourishing, and full of amazing raw and activated ingredients from Little Bird Organics' Pantry Staples range. Yum! However, if you leap into this recipe expecting it to taste just like a baked, white-sugar-laden, refined cookie then you will be sorely disappointed. This is more like a raw dessert in the shape of a tasty Oreo cookie - inspired loosely, if you will.
Whip this muesli up to share with your dad for brunch. I also rate muesli as a good snack idea too in the afternoon sometimes. It can save me from hitting those sugary snacks. I pair this with coconut yoghurt and blueberries. It’s great for satiety levels (you know, that all important “fullness factor”).
The holiday season can be a tricky time of year for those of us trying to stick to our diet goals. These chocolate truffles are packed with the natural goodness of nuts and seeds and sweetened with dates, making them the perfect, healthy contribution to any party spread or even just a delicious mid-afternoon pick-me-up.