Ever so simple and delicious pumpkin soup by Kara

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My girlfriend Kara posted the most divine & SIMPLE “recipe” the other day for pumpkin soup & I was inspired to share it with you because it aligns so powerfully with my philosophy on health, & life in general-

Use what you have; tap into your inner knowing; create magic! 

So here is her very uncomplicated & very delicious pumpkin soup “recipe” which she was inspired to create after being gifted with a pumpkin from a neighbour:

-Roast pumpkin of choice- skin on- for extra goodness!

-Roast with onions (I had one red and one brown in my fridge), ideally garlic cloves too!

-Use a generous splash of olive oil and season with salt & pepper, plus a little paprika or cayenne pepper.

-Roast on 210 degrees Celsius until caramelised

-Transfer into a pot and add desired stock to suit the thickness of soup loved by your family- blitz it

-Once blitzed, heat on stove top, add a splash of cream (if you choose)

-serve & ENJOY (with crusty bread& butter for complete satisfaction!🙌🏻❤️

Please feel free to visit her OG post and piccies here ❤️

And in case you’re wondering, pumpkins are sooooo good for us as they are loaded with antioxidant powerhouses- carotenoids – which gives the rich orange colouring

As well as vitamin B’s & C (E too if you eat the seeds!)

They are also high in pectins- a type of fibre that helps with satiety, blood sugar regulation & can contribute to cholesterol reduction!

So you see- comfort food (aka soul food) CAN be 100% good for your physical health too!

Let me know if you’re inspired to get a pumpkin on the chopping block and in the oven! 🙌🏻❤️

The Piccy here is from Unsplash

 

Delicious Sweet Potato Fries from The Master

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You guys likely know my love of Instagram for discovering mouth-watering food ideas that I just HAVE to try!

Well, here is one I scrolled upon the other day by the incredible James of Zimmy’s Nook!

Super simple, easy, nutritious and delicious!

Let me know if you give these a try 🙂

  • 3-4 sweet potatoes
  • olive or avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp each sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  2. Cut the potatoes into fries
  3. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and generously spray with non-stick spray
  4. Add fries plus a generous drizzle of oil, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika, then toss to coat.
  5. Arrange fries in a single layer making sure they aren’t touching too much. This will help them crisp up and cook evenly.
  6. Bake for 25-35 minutes, tossing/flipping at least once to ensure even baking.
  7. When the fries are finished, remove from oven, sprinkle again with sea salt

ENJOY! 🙂

BridgetJane

Dietitian~Counsellor~Eating Psychology Coach

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New Leaf Nutrition Chicken Satay

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Image credit : Well Plated

You guys KNOW I love to create healthier versions of YUMMY meals, and this one is a ripper!

Who doesn’t love Chicken Satay?!

I don’t even understand anyone who doesn’t!

Anywho- this recipe is actually from WELL OVER a DECADE ago! (oh my how time flies!)

Way back when Healthy Food Guide Australia was BRAND NEW, I was an AVID subscriber and collected EVERY.SINGLE.ISSUE

I had them all stacked neatly in date order in gorgeous magazine holders and I just LOVED flicking through them to get some new inspiration for the weeks ahead meals (I used to meal plan every SUNDAY with my super simple, yet effective Meal Planner template- if you’d like a copy hit me up at [email protected])

I had this recipe typed up for clients so that they too could enjoy its deliciousness- and BOY did they love it!

One client loved it SO much it featured at her engagement party!

So don’t for a moment doubt how WORTH the (teeny tiny!) effort it will be 🙂

I actually adjusted this slightly as the original had the satay sauce as a separate dipping sauce. I prefer to marinate the chicken with the peanut butter in the marinade AND that way I don’t need to use the oyster or sweet chilli sauces (nothing wrong with them- I just prefer my food and recipes to be as clean and whole as possible!)

If you would like a copy of the original recipe to keep the sauce separated as a dipping sauce, please email me and request it- more than happy to oblige! I’ve tried searching it on the HFG website but can only find different Satay Chicken recipes.

But here for you is my version (tried, tested and TRIPLE approved by myself and my man!)

New Leaf Nutrition Chicken Satay

(Serves 4)

Throw these skewers onto the barbeque and the sweet, spicy smoke will make everyone ravenously hungry. Only costs $4.15 per serve and takes 15 minutes to make

You will need:

  • 500g chicken breasts, skinless (I used Organic, Free-Range from Sunshine Coast Organic Meats)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (I used Tamari)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (I didn’t actually use any oil)
  • 1 tablespoon limejuice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon organic peanut butter – 100% peanuts – no added nasties!
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Lime wedges

Method:

  1. Soak 16 bamboo skewers in water to prevent burning (I didn’t bother to thread onto skewers- just pan-fried in strips)
  2. Cut the chicken into 16 slices, about 1cm wide
  3. Lay on a board, cover with plastic and bash lightly to flatten (I didn’t bother with this!)
  4. Mix the soy sauce with the oil, lime juice, ground spices, peanut butter and garlic and garlic
  5. Coat the chicken in the spicy marinade and leave for 30 minutes
  6. Heat up the grill or barbeque
  7. Thread the chicken onto the skewers
  8. Grill or barbeque for 2 minutes on each side or until cooked through
  9. Serve with vegetables, brown and lime wedges 🙂

**For Tim’s lunches I simply microwaved a flavoured rice pack from Aldi, plus some mixed frozen veg from Woolies and BAM! In no time, his lunches were served!

For my own lunches – I sauteed a LARGE serve of mixed greens, placed these on a bed of salad and topped with the satay chicken 🙂

Let me know what you think of this recipe and what other sorts of healthy recipes you’d LOVE to see! 🙂

ENJOY! Let me know if you make this 🙂 

Any questions/comments/feedback/shares- simply email [email protected] anytime! 

LOTS OF LOVE! 

BridgetJane
Mind, Body, Soul Wellness

Dietitian~Counsellor~Eating Psychology Coach

Newleafnutrition.com.au

 

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