iced cup cake on wooden table with lavender

 

Old Fashioned Lavender Icing

This is a lovely old-fashioned icing to make for your cakes. It goes particularly well with a lemon cake and is guaranteed to give your guests a pleasant surprise.   Wendyl found the recipe in an old herb book from the 70s; it says it was once known as ‘conserve of lavender flowers’ and that the original recipe was in The Queen’s Closet …

 

chocolate protein energy bar on plate

 

Nat’s Chocolate Protein Energy Bars

Congratulations to Holistic Nutritionist Natalie Brady for reaching the finals of the 2019 Westpac People’s Choice Awards! Well done and we wish you all the best. This week we are delighted to share Natalie’s no-bake, plant-based recipe for Chocolate Protein Energy Bars. It’s full of healthy fats and protein to help keep blood sugar levels stable, yet it still satisfies your sweet tooth from …

 

broccoli soup in bowl with parsley

 

Broccoli And Agria Potato Soup

Cream of broccoli soup is a favourite of mine. This recipe is a slimmed-down version with no cream. The addition of agria potatoes helps to thicken the soup, and when drizzled with cashew cream on top it’s simply delicious! Arek from Garden For The People (the huge fruit and vegetable stall at La Cigale Markets in Parnell) gave us a few heads of sweet-tasting …

 

pot of lentil on stove with steam and person cooking

 

Trisha’s Garlic lentils

I absolutely love lentils, especially in winter; they’re such a satisfying alternative to a meat-based stew. Our recipe this week is from Trisha at Naturally by Trisha. “This recipe for garlic lentils is a delicious, healthy, hearty and economical meal to feed a family. I normally serve this with a baked potato or my peanut rice (recipe to follow) and a …

 

cheesy chilli kumera chips on a board with cut tomatoes and dip

 

Cheesy Chilli Kumara Chips

The Kumara is such a versatile vegetable and an excellent source of beta carotene (vitamin A), vitamin C, potassium, vitamins B1, B2 and B6, it’s also high in dietary fibre. Our delicious recipe this week comes from the lovely ladies at I Am Co. “Soooo… we may have performed a wee ‘happy dance’ when these chips came out of the oven.  It’s been …