Snacks

Curried Kumara Dip + Kumara fries

In our house, our favourite coconut yoghurt is Cathedral Cove Naturals.  I came across this recipe of theirs and can't wait to try it.  If you are doing the Nourish-2-Flourish 21 day program just swap out kumara chips for carrots sticks or seed crackers. 

Photo: Cathedral Cove Naturals

Photo: Cathedral Cove Naturals

Ingredients

Kumara Fries

  • 3 Kumara (Sweet Potato)
  • 2 Tbs of our Raw Organic Coconut Oil (melted) 
  • Himalayan Sea Salt (to taste)

Curried Coconut Yoghurt Dip

  • 1 Cup of our Natural Coconut Yoghurt 
  • 1/4 Juice of a Lemon
  • 1 Tbs Curry Powder
  • 1 Tbs Parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tbs Coriander (finely chopped)
  • Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pinch of Chilli Flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. To begin with heat your oven to 180 degrees celsius fan bake. Cut the kumara lengthways into fries. Coat with the melted coconut oil and salt and transfer to the oven to cook for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. 
  2. To make the dip add all of the ingredients into a small bowl and whisk to combine. 
  3. Serve the fries fresh out the oven with the coconut yoghurt dip. 

Source: Cathedral Cove Naturals

Baked Chicken with Cracked Pepper and Lemon

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This is a super easy recipe.  It is a go to in our house, makes a great family dinner or having guest over? no problem they will love it too, serve cold for a snack the next day or pack for a  picnic (great cold to.)

  • 8 - 10 Chicken drum sticks
  • 1 Large lemon
  • 1 heaped tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt

Method

  1. Put the chicken in a roast dish.
  2. Put the peppercorns in a mortal and bash into small but chunky pieces (this means the pepper is sweeter than using your pepper grinder). Mix in with olive oil and juice from the lemon.
  3. Pour over chicken and add bay leaves to chicken and sprinkle salt over chicken.
  4. Roast for 40-45 minutes turning once. The chicken should be golden and sticky and the edges slightly dark.

Health Benefits of Black Pepper

A pinch of black pepper added to any recipe works as more than just a flavor enhancer. This king of spices is known to offer a number of health benefits while providing an excellent depth of flavor to a dish.

  • Improves Digestion. Consumption of pepper increases the hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach, thereby facilitating digestion. ...
  • Weight Loss
  • Skin Care
  • Provides Respiratory Relief
  • Antibacterial Quality
  • Antioxidant Potential
  • Enhances Bioavailability
  • Improves Cognitive Function

 

Peanut Protein bliss balls

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  • 3 tablespoons Vanilla flavoured protein powder (our favourite is Vital Protein)
  • ½ cup cashews or rolled oats (you can use 1/4 cup of each)
  • 4 tablespoon Peanut Butter
  • 2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ teaspoon of Vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Process all ingredients until well combined.
  2. Use damp hands and roll into balls.
  3. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge.