Low GI yummy muffins. Oatbran is excellent for keeping you full for longer and helps lower colesterol. Make a batch and keep them in the freezer. Take one out in the mornings for a healthy mid-morning snack.
I have been unable to find Quark at our local supermarket so decide to look for a recipe on the internet. Voila, it was there on a blog by Peanut Butter Boy. Sounds easy enough and I can't wait to try it. Hopefully I'll be able to use it instead of Ricotta which it ridiculously expensive in NZ as it is imported from Australia. Have now made this recipe and can confirm that it was extremely easy to make and totally delicious. No more store bought cheeses for me.
A delicious and nutritious bread suitable for everyday eating. I slice the bread and freeze it in a plastic bread bag so that the bread is always fresh. Preparation and cooking times do not include the rising time. This can vary according to temperature.
You can pay in the double digits for it at a restaurant or buy an inferior packet version to serve at home, but there's nothing difficult about making your own indulgent chocolate mousse.
Quality ingredients are important and dark chocolate is infinitely preferable to milk chocolate. Look for a chocolate with about 70 per cent cocoa solids for a real chocolate zing. Cooking time is refrigerator time.
Found on www.stuff.co.nz
These complete protein snacks can be whipped up quickly using store cupboard ingredients. The recipe is easily doubled. To dry roast seeds or nuts, leave in a shallow pan over low heat and gently shake pan until they are coloured and aromatic. Instant potato flakes are convenient for absorbing excess moisture in patties or for thickening soups or stews – add in increments to achieve a manageable consistency. Serve hot with your favourite sauce or dressing. Found on the stuff.co.nz website.
This makes a great lunch for friends, and is always popular with the family for weekends. In cool weather it seems even better than usual.
Preparing the mussels is very simple but does take a few minutes; however, this is well worth it as they are such incredibly good value.
Guy Littlejohn, the owner of Revive Cafe in Petone, discovered this dish in a Noosa restaurant on the Sunshine Coast.
"It's a superb summer salad, best served sitting in the sun with a lovely glass of chardonnay."
The chicken poached in coconut milk is moist and tender, and the dressing adds zing. Mint and coriander add a lovely, fragrant Thai touch.