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Quick and Easy Home Made Baked Bean Recipe

Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Adonai, Recipes | 0 comments

Quick and Easy Home Made Baked Bean Recipe

    Prep Time : 10mins Cook Time : 10 mins Yield : 4 small serves   Ingredients 1 brown onion, finely diced 3 x rashes of shortcut bacon, fat trimmed, finely diced 1/2 large red capsicum, finely diced 1 large tomato, finely diced 1 heaped teaspoon mild mustard 2 x heaped tablespoons tomato paste 1 x can canellini or butter beans 1 x can red kidney beans 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley   Directions In a saucepan heat a small amount of olive oil. Cook onion until it softens then add bacon and stir for 1 minute. Add capsicum and tomato and cook for 2 minutes or until just soft Add mustard and tomato paste and allow mixture to simmer for another couple of minutes. Drain beans and rinse very well. Add beans and parsley to tomato mixture and stir until combined and heated through.   To Serve Top with sliced avocado or a poached egg. Eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack.     About the author: Kelli Kieselbach is the Naturopath and owner at Adonai Natural Health Clinic in the North East suburbs of Adelaide, SA. Kelli is passionate about restoring health and preventing disease using nutrition and herbal medicines. As a Naturopath, Kelli uses her skills clinically to empower clients of all ages to achieve better health and quality of life. To request an appointment with Kelli or to make an enquiry, please click on the links below or contact the clinic on 08 8396 7500. REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT                               MAKE AN...

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Gluten Free Zucchini and Spring Onion Muffins

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Adonai, Recipes | 0 comments

Gluten Free Zucchini and Spring Onion Muffins

I love these muffins. They are quick, easy and nutritious to boot! We love these for picnics with some veggies sticks or a nutritious snack. They are also great for ‘grab and go’ breakfasts or lunches out on the road. Enjoy, share with friends and be sure to let me know what you think!   Makes 12 muffins Ingredients 1 ¼ cup of almond meal 1 tsp Gluten free baking powder 2 large zucchini, grated 3 – 4 Spring onions, finely chopped 1/3 cup cottage cheese 50g Feta cheese, crumbled 4 eggs, lightly beaten ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped   Directions Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius or 200 degrees Celsius fan-forced. Grease a 12 hole muffin pan with some olive oil or coconut oil Combine almond meal and baking powder in a medium bowl. Add the zucchini, spring onion,Parsley, cheeses and eggs. Mix until well combined. Distribute mixture evenly between muffin holes. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.  ...

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Home-made Vegan Chocolate: dairy, gluten, sugar and soy free

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Adonai, Recipes | 0 comments

Home-made Vegan Chocolate: dairy, gluten, sugar and soy free

Are you or loved ones missing out on your chocolaty treat this Easter? Here is my simple, clean chocolate alternative for those who have dietary restrictions. The cocoa and sweetener in this recipe can be adjusted to suit your preferences. Personally I like a darker chocolate, so these ratios will make something around what you would expect a 60% – 70% chocolate to taste like. Ingredients 1/3 cup coconut oil 1/3 cup coconut cream 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa 2 tbsp Xylitol Directions Melt the coconut oil over low heat in a small saucepan. Add the coconut cream and whisk until well combined. Add the cocoa and xylitol and continue whisking until combined. Using a teaspoon drop chocolate mixture into chocolate molds or ice-trays and immediately place in the freezer. Allow to set for at least 1 hour. Remove from freezer and gently remove from molds. Best stored in the freezer in an airtight container. Notes: Chocolates will be softer than regular chocolate, so using molds that have a lot of detail or are quite small may not work very well. You can also make chocolate squares by lining a small baking tray with baking paper and pouring chocolate in. Freeze and once set, cut into desired sizes and shapes. If you are not on a sugar restricted diet or cannot tolerate Xylitol you can replace the Xylitol with sugar or Stevia. I have found honey not to work well, as it separates before setting leaving an uneven sweetness. Add ½ cup of desiccated coconut to the mixture to make coconut roughs or ½ cup of chopped nuts. Peppermint or orange essence could also be added as another...

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Hot Cocoa with Dates and Almond Milk

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Adonai, Recipes | 0 comments

Hot Cocoa with Dates and Almond Milk

Here is a simple but delicious variation on your regular hot cocoa beverages. It is dairy free and the dates add enough sweetness that no extra sugar is required. Dates are also an excellent source of fibre and minerals. Cocoa has beneficial health properties and is considered by many as a superfood. It is a great source of magnesium and anti-oxidants. Choose an organic product as they contain higher levels of anti-oxidants. When buying cocoa, make sure you are getting just cocoa! Many cocoa powders Have added ‘extras’ in them, such as flavours, sweeteners, preservatives and colours. The ingredients list should say 100% cocoa. I have used almond milk in this recipe, but if nuts are a problem you could use another milk of your choice. I have found of all the types of milk out there, almond milks vary the most in taste from brand to brand. I like to use an organic brand that has minimal ingredients added. Some brands have added sweeteners which I think can make them too sweet. Makes: 1 cup (can easily be multiplied for several cups) Ingredients: 1 cup Almond milk 1 Date 1 decent tsp of cocoa   Directions: Place the milk in a small saucepan with the date and heat on medium heat and hot. Place the hot milk and date in a blender with the cocoa. Blend until well combined and frothy. Pour into your favourite mug (this is important :-)) and...

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My Top 10, No Fuss, Snacks For Kids!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Adonai, Articles, Recipes | 0 comments

My Top 10, No Fuss, Snacks For Kids!

Helping your kids to eat a nutritious diet at a young age is important to make sure they have all the building blocks they need to grow, and grow well. Not only this but when kids learn to eat a variety of healthy food at a young age it sets them up for healthy food habits as adults.   Unfortunately, as Mum’s and Dad’s it can become difficult in the midst of all the other parenting duties to provide healthy options to our constantly ‘starving’ children! Here are my top 10 ideas for no fuss, quick and easy snacks for kids.   1. Fresh fruit So this may seem like an obvious one, but it had to be my number one since it is so quick , versatile and easy to be creative with. Organic is best to reduce kid’s exposure to pesticides, but buying local and in season is the next best thing if organic is not available.   2. Natural Yoghurt with sunflower seeds, Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) & frozen berries Any kind of seeds can be added to make a fun texture for kids. Ground nuts and seeds such as LSA mix might be better for really young kids. These ingredients can also be thrown into a blender with some milk of your choice to make a delicious smoothie.   3. mini cucumbers and cherry tomatoes Mini cucumbers are crisp, fresh and can be a great snack that kids can grab from the fridge in seconds. They are great for snacks on the run and a good way to get another serve of veg into them. Throw a chunk of capsicum and a few cherry toms in for good measure.   4. Veggie fritters Okay, so this one does take some preparation, but if you make a whole batch you’ll have them for several days. Grate up your favourite vegetables (about 4 cups) and combine with 2 eggs, ½ cup of olive oil and 1 cup of SR flour and place in a sandwhich toastie maker until firm & golden brown. You can use gluten free SR flour if your child has diet restrictions. Veggies I use are sweet potato, onion, celery, carrot, capsicum and zucchini. To save on time I use a grater blade in my food processor to grate the veg.   5. Celery with cottage cheese, chia seeds and paprika They can dip the celery into the cottage cheese or mix a small spoon of chia seeds into cottage cheese and fill the celery stalk, topping with paprika. Can’t have dairy? Try some hummus (see recipe), almond paste or fresh (no added sugar & oils) peanut paste. You can find freshly ground peanut paste with no added extras in many Health food shops.   6. Choc yummy balls (see recipe) As with the veggie fritters, these take some preparation (10 mins). Once made however, you have a batch for the week. Although I must admit these never last the week in our house!   7. Boiled egg Eggs are full of protein and good fats necessary for healthy development of the brain and muscles. If boiled, the eggs can be kept in the fridge for a few days ready to grab when the need arises.   8. Rice cake with avocado and tuna Tasty treat, again with great protein and fats for children’s development.   9. Banana and chia seed cupcakes (see recipe) I love these cupcakes. They are so easy and require very little sugar due to the sweetness of the banana. They are more satisfying and nutritious due to the higher protein...

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Banana & Chia seed cupcakes (Gluten and dairy free)

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Adonai, Recipes | 1 comment

Banana & Chia seed cupcakes (Gluten and dairy free)

This is a delicious sweet treat that is quick and easy to prepare. They are gluten and dairy free and have a higher protein content to most bakes goods. They are also low in sugar and kids love them!       Ingredients 1 3/4 cups almond meal 1 tsp baking powder (GF) 1 large mashed banana 2 eggs 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 almond milk (or other milk of your choice) 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp Chia seeds   Directions Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius or 160 fan-forced. Line a muffin tin with 12 individual paper cases. Combine together the almond meal and baking powder Add all the other ingredients and mix until well combined. Spoon the batter into paper cases and bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden and cooked through....

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