French onion soup

This could be quite possibly, one of the easiest soup’s you can make. Minimal ingredients, this soup cooks itself…

It can be quite time consuming though. Caramelising onions calls for patience. It will be so worth it, trust me. You will be rewarded with golden, sweet, juicy onions + a soup with a rich, intense flavour.

There will be tears. And, lots of them. You have 1kg of onions to slice. Food processor perhaps?

 

ingredients

50g organic butter
1 tbsp olive oil
6 brown onions thinly sliced
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp plain gluten free flour
1 litre organic vegetable stock
2 cups additional water
bay leaf
few thyme sprigs
fresh chopped parsley
sea salt
cracked pepper

to serve

cheese toast *I lightly toasted some gluten free bread. Rubbed a garlic clove all over, then melted cheese on top of the toast under the grill.

 

Gently heat the olive oil + butter in a heavy based dish. Add the onions + sea salt. Cook until the onions have become very soft + caramelised. This process took me a good hour.

Add the flour, stir through + cook off a little, then add the vegetable stock + additional water. Add the bay leaf + thyme sprigs.

Reduce the heat to a simmer + allow to cook for another 20-30 mins or so, for the flavour to develop.

Taste + season.

Serve with a slice of cheesy bread + scatter with a generous amount of fresh parsley.


 

You had me at cheese toast.

With love,

Kristy x

Potato cakes

This recipe is a great way to use up any leftover mash (never happens in my house) + repurpose into this cracker dish. Simply make the mash ahead of time + chill if you are like me! It works best with firm, not creamy or sloppy mash.

Here, I have served the potato cakes with sour cream, pesto + kale chips (I LOVE this textural flavour combo) … but you can literally use what you like, or even leave them as is.

ingredients

2 cups cold mashed potato
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup shredded kale
2 sliced spring onions
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 free range egg
1/3 cup gluten free plain flour
1/2 cup grated cheddar
sea salt
black pepper

2 tbsp rice bran oil

to serve
sour cream (vegetarian) 
tomato pesto *see below 
chilli kale chips *see below

 

method

In a large bowl, combine the mash with all of the other ingredients. Use your hands + shape into patties. Set aside.

Gently heat the rice bran in an electric frypan.

Cook the cakes until golden on both sides.

Scatter with sliced spring onions.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream, pesto + crispy kale chips on top.

 


 

Tomato pesto

3/4 cup semi dried tomatoes
1/3 cup raw cashews
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup evoo
1/3 cup parmesan

Place all of the ingredients into a food processor + blitz. Gently stream in the olive oil until combined. Allow a slight bit of texture to your pesto.

 

Kale chips

Tear kale leaves into pieces (removing any hard stems). Throw in a large bowl. Gently massage with a drizzle of evoo, a sprinkle with chilli flakes + pink sea salt to coat.

Bake on a flat tray, lined with baking paper on 150C until completely dry + crispy (around 15-20 mins (you don’t want to see/feel any moisture on the kale). Continue to check on their progress.

Kale chips should be stored in a airtight container + can be kept up to a week.

Natural Health Festive Eats – eBook

Well. Here you have it! My second eBook, just in time for the festive season. My most busiest time in the kitchen all year!

This eBook has given me such pleasure this past month – allowing my creativity to run free and allowed me to really be in the flow.

I absolutely adore the festive season, providing opportunity to cook, spend time with good friends + family, and the weather that ensues it. Sunny, hot days and balmy long nights.

These two elements together provide me with much excitement + joy, and that is something I wanted to share with you.

I hope the plant based recipes in this eBook inspire you to try something new, that you can also enjoy with your loved ones.

Perhaps you’d like to gift it to someone special? A thoughtful, sustainable gift.

Thank you for your continued support + providing me with the opportunity to be of service to you.

Happy holidays + oodles of love,

Kristy x

 


You can purchase by clicking on the link below.

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