Holiday recipes

Hey there, holidays! You are just around the corner. Phew, are we glad to see YOU this year. And now that you have a little more time up our sleeves – wondering what to whip up in the kitchen? Below is a bunch of Natural Health Conscious recipes for you to try. There’s something for everyone here, so go have a squiz and let us know what you think you will try?! Of course, there is also a plethora of other recipes under the RECIPES tab. Knock yourself out.

A sweet, festive treat that can be frozen + at the ready …

A great entertaining appetiser for when guests drop by …

The colours of the holidays. Fire up the bbq + get grilling!

Breakfast or dessert?

There are no rules.

Buttery field mushrooms + brie up level this dish.

The perfect picnic lunch.

Moist, fluffy + light.

Sustainable + tasting of the sea.


We are also very excited to announce an Introduction to Astrology workshop, taking place in January at Natural Health Conscious Living’s bespoke nature studio in North Dandalup!

Hosted by Dawn Evans Mcleod, owner and founder of “Guidance Within”.

Dawn began studying astrology over 20 years ago and has been working as a consulting astrologer in Rockingham for the past 7 years.

Piecing the many aspects together, that reflect who we truly are. Explore your story in our one day introduction to astrology.

Explore your story in our one day introduction to astrology as we begin to take the blend of planets, signs and houses, piecing the many aspects together that reflects who we are. The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and other outer planets that reflect our vibrancy, emotions, thought process, actions, passion, purpose and more. Together they form the outline of your story book with its characters and environments that set the stage for new chapters to evolve, inspire and transform. 

And we’ll explore through your own personalised chart, making all the information relevant and easier to learn.

A delicious, vibrant and healthy lunch will be provided by Natural Health Conscious Living, as well as morning tea.

Tea + coffee will also be provided.

You can purchase your ticket below.

Well, that’s almost it 2020! A year of really going within, some deep soul searching, of letting go, of re-building + reflection. It has taught us that nothing is certain, or ours infinitely. That the simple things in life are the absolute BEST.

Of that, we can be sure.

Merry christmas to you! Love up your people.

Take joy in each moment you can.

An infinity of love,

Kristy x

Malaysian fried chicken drumsticks with fragrant rice

A take on the Malay dish Ayam Goreng … it’s crunchy, it’s juicy, it has a light crispy crust and is bursting with aromatic flavours. The taste is incredible – and to top it off, this crispy fried chicken is cooked in an air fryer. No deep frying in tons of oil!

ingredients

  • 1kg free range chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • pinch sea salt

marinade

  • 1/2 diced red onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1cm piece ginger
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 drop doTERRA lemongrass oil
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch white pepper

fragrant rice

  • 2 + 1/2 cups cooked long grain rice
  • fresh chopped coriander leaves
  • fresh chopped mint leaves
  • 2 green onions finely chopped, or small bunch chives
  • 1/2 lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • chilli flakes *to taste
  • sea salt
  • white pepper

*to serve: coconut sriracha sauce (I use Marion’s Kitchen) + mayo mixed to desired heat

method

To make the marinade, place onion, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, turmeric, coconut sugar, sesame oil, lemongrass oil, salt + white pepper in a food processor or thermomix.

Blitz/pulse (turbo setting) until combined + smooth.

Space drumsticks out in a large container with a lid. Add the marinade, cover + toss to coat. Refrigerate for a few hours, (overnight is better) to allow the aromatic flavours to develop.

To make the fragrant rice, combine rice, coriander, mint, green onions, lime juice, olive oil + chilli in a bowl. Season well.

Sprinkle drumsticks with salt + rice flour. Place the lid back on + shake to coat.

Space the drumsticks out in the air fryer tray. You may need to cook in two batches, depending on the size of your fryer. Cook on the chicken setting until golden brown and cooked through. (Mine took around 30 mins). Test to see if they are cooked through, by making an incision in the fattest part of the drumstick.

Serve chicken with rice, sriracha mayo + lime wedges.


Chorizo + red wine risotto

A risotto is a labour of love. Standing + stirring, until the rice is beautifully tender + glossy.

The ultimate in comfort food.

Smoky, Spanish flavours in this dish pack a punch! And, the addition of nutritional yeast gives the cheese factor.

This is gluten + dairy free.

ingredients

1/2 brown diced onion 
2 finely diced garlic
2 x sliced free range chorizo *if you are DF, look for a brand without milk!  
1 cup Arborio rice 
1/4 tsp paprika 
100ml red wine
1 litre veggie stock 
400g organic tinned tomatoes 
1 heaped tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp dried oregano 
cracked black pepper
fresh chopped parsley 

Add tomatoes to the stock in a saucepan. Gently heat.

In a deep based pan, sauté the onion and garlic in a little olive oil over a medium heat. Once translucent, add the chorizo and continue to cook for 5 or so minutes.

Add rice and cook for a minute. Continue to stir.

Add paprika and red wine. Cook until the wine has absorbed.

Ladle by ladle, add the warm stock to the rice (allowing the liquid to absorb before adding each ladle). Continue until the rice is cooked through. There may be a little stock left.

Stir through nutritional yeast, dried oregano + black pepper.

Serve immediately with a scatter of freshly chopped parsley.