Bean + brown rice enchiladas

Who doesn’t like a bit of Mexican action? I always find it fun cooking, and eating.

These enchiladas are quite filling … we had two each for dinner, and there was one left over for Mr B’s lunch the next day.

You can get creative with the tortilla filling by adding jalapeños, zucchini, carrot – if it’s veg, it can go in!

Right, well I best get onto christmas present planning/shopping. Love me some online research!

 

ingredients

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 onion *diced finely
2 cloves garlic *minced
1 red pepper *seeded + diced
400g organic diced tomatoes
400g organic four bean mix
1/2 cup corn kernels
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp paprika
pinch chilli flakes
sea salt
cracked black pepper
2 cups cooked brown rice
5 sweet potato wraps *gluten free
2 tomatoes diced
1 chilli finely diced *omit if you don’t like heat
1 cup grated cheddar *vegetarian

to serve

fresh coriander leaves
spring onions *finely sliced
plant based sour cream
lime wedges

 

BEAN + BROWN RICE ENCHILADAS 2

 

method

Preheat oven to 180c°.

In a large frypan, heat oil over medium heat.

Add onion, garlic + red pepper. Sauté until tender.

Add diced tomatoes, bean mix, corn, cumin, paprika + chill flakes. Stir well to combine. Season + bring to a boil. Reduce heat + simmer (uncovered) for 15 mins to allow the flavours to deepen. Add rice, stir well + cook for a further 5 minutes.

Divide the bean + brown rice mixture down the centre of each wrap/tortilla. Fold sides over filling and roll up. Place the seam side down in a baking dish.

Spoon the remaining mixture around the tortilla. Top tortillas with diced tomatoes, chilli + grated cheese. Bake until the cheese is golden + melted (around 15-20 mins).

Sprinkle with coriander + spring onions. Serve with lime wedges + add a generous dollop of sour cream.


 

With love + in great happiness,

Kristy xx

Raw chocolate fudge with green mandarin ganache

Gooey, rich + moorish. I CAN stop at one piece, as it is so satisfying!

This is definitely going to be served over the christmas festivites this year. A decadent, sweet treat that has some highly nutritional ingredients (cacao, coconut oil, cashews, walnuts) + is healthy-ish! 100% gluten free, dairy free + whole food based.

Can you believe that December is here on the weekend?! The actual official start of the festive season! I’ve  already started planning the christmas lunch menu, something that gives me so much pleasure! It is also my husband’s birthday on Christmas Day, so it’s always double the celebrations. I love, love this time of year!

ingredients

base:
2 cups raw cashews
2 cups organic shredded coconut *unsweetened
16 pitted dates
1 cup raw organic cacao powder
1/2 cup honey (can also use agave, or maple syrup – vegan)
1 tsp organic vanilla bean paste
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts

ganache:
1/4 cup organic extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup honey (can also use agave, or maple syrup – vegan)
1/2 cup raw organic cacao powder
8 drops doTERRA green mandarin essential oil *food grade (You can purchase here)

fudge:

Blitz the cashews + shredded coconut in a food processor until it resembles sand. Add the dates, cacao powder, sweetener, vanilla bean paste + salt. Process until a smooth, creamy texture is achieved.

Press the fudge into a lined loaf tin (I like nice, thick pieces) + press the walnuts pieces into the fudge all over. Place in the fridge.

ganache:

Wash out the food processor, then add the coconut oil, sweetener + cacao powder. Blitz until combined + silky. Add the green mandarin oil + pulse a couple of times.

Gently pour the ganache over the fudge, dust with a little cacao powder + place back in the fridge to set (a couple of hours). Cut into bite sized squares + store in an airtight container in the fridge for a week (if it lasts that long!)

As always, enjoy my loves.

In good health + pure happiness,

 

Kristy xx

 


 

 

Poke bowl

Poke is pronounced (poh-keh) and rhymes with okay. Okay?!

If you haven’t heard of a poke bowl, well let me introduce you. Poke means “to slice or cut” in Hawaiian and refers to chunks of raw, marinated fish (salmon, snapper, tuna) – in salty sauces often made with soy sauce, ponzu or spicy black-bean paste to highlight the fatty fish.. which is then tossed over rice and topped with vegetables and hot sauce.

Kinda like a sushi bowl. Get your chopsticks out!

I must add avo is a bloody good addition to this bowl. It gives a nice creamy element. Only, I had run out when I made this. Boo.

You can use whatever vegetables you fancy in your poke. Try radish, crispy fried shallots, kai lan, lettuce, bean shoots etc. Mix it up!

 

serves 2

ingredients

1/4 cup organic tamari
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/2 tsp grated ginger
2 fillets salmon *sashimi grade
2 sliced green onions *green part only … reserve the white for your garnish
white sesame seeds

1 bunch broccolini
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
kecap manis
cooked brown rice
cucumber ribbons
carrot matchsticks
wakame seaweed *buy dried from your Asian supermarket + rehydrate with water
1 cup edamame
spicy kraut
snow pea sprouts
lime *cut in two
fermented red pepper + miso mayo *or, try mixing home made mayo + organic sriracha
black sesame seeds
shichimi togarashi *you can purchase from an Asian supermarket + gives some heat

 

Combine the tamari, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar + ginger in a large flat bowl. Stir well.

Remove the skin from the salmon fillets and cube into 1cm pieces (a tip is to keep the salmon a tiny bit frozen – not completely, so it is easier to cut). Place the salmon in the marinade and coat well. Scatter with green onions (green part) + a pinch of white sesame. Place in the fridge to keep cold.

Trim your broccolini. Get a cast iron skillet hot + drizzle the sesame oil in the pan. Add the broccolini, + a little splash of kecap manis. Sauté until cooked, but still a nice crisp to it. Set aside.

Assemble your bowls. Add a generous scoop of brown rice, lay the broccolini on top. Add the cucumber ribbons, carrot matchsticks, wakame seaweed, edamame + a generous spoonful of kraut off to the side. Place your salmon in the bowl + a bunch of snow pea sprouts on top. Add half a lime in each bowl.

Drizzle spicy mayo all over.

Scatter with green onions (white part), a pinch of black sesame + schichimi togarashi.

 


 

With love,

Kristy x