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

 


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San choy bow (vegetarian)

I have made this dish a couple of times now and am feeling it is ready to share with you, because I am really happy with the flavour! It is such a cracking little meal… light, healthy + a great share plate!

You can really add what veggies you like to the mince, I’ve used onion, carrot + kale in my recipe – but you could try mushrooms, cabbage, water chestnuts etc.

A perfect appetiser, or main meal.

serves 4 

ingredients

  • 1 1/4 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 + 1/2 tbsp organic tamari
  • 1 tsp chilli + garlic sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp rice bran oil
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 400g plant based mince
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 3 pieces of kale shredded
  • 1 drop ginger essential oil *foodgrade
  • 1 baby cos lettuce washed + leaves separated
  • 2 spring onions sliced
  • bean shoots
  • fresh chilli
  • lime wedges
  • sour cream (vegetarian) 

Make the sauce first. Combine the cornflour + water in a small bowl to make a smooth paste. Add the tamari, chilli + garlic sauce, sesame oil + rice wine vinegar. Stir until combined + set aside.

Heat the rice bran oil over a medium heat in a deep frypan. Saute the onion + garlic until translucent. Add the mince, continue to fry + break up the mince. Cook for five minutes. 

Add the carrot to the frypan, stir through + cook until the carrots soften a little. Add the kale.

Lastly, add the sauce and ginger essential oil and stir through.

Serve the mince in lettuce leaves. Top with spring onions, bean shoots, fresh chilli/chilli sauce + dollops of sour cream … lime wedges on the side!