Quick and Easy Eats

Homemade Almond Butter

Ingredients

  1. 3 cups almonds (raw and unsalted)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Toast the almonds in the oven for 5 minutes.
  3. Let cool for a minute.
  4. Transfer into the food processor and process on high-speed until smooth.
  5. Scrape down the slides occasionally to ensure that all the nuts are well blended.
  6. Poor into a jar and keep refrigerated.
  7. Enjoy.

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Quick and Easy Eats, Vegetables

Butternut and Chickpea Curry

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Ingredients

  1. 1 medium butternut, peeled and diced
  2. 1 can chickpea, drained and rinsed
  3. 1 can coconut milk
  4. ½ cup water
  5. 1 onion, finely chopped
  6. 3-4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  7. 1 green pepper, chopped
  8. 1 tomato, chopped
  9. 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  10. Salt and pepper to taste

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Directions

  1. Sauté the onion and garlic in coconut oil until soft.
  2. Add butternut and water and bring to a boil, then simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients and simmer for a further 10 minutes or until the sauce has reduced and thicken.
  4. Serve with rice.
  5. Enjoy.

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Cakes

Blueberry and Peach Coffee Cake

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Ingredients

  1. 1 cup blueberries
  2. 1 can peach slices in syrup
  3. ½ cup condense milk
  4. ½ cup butter milk
  5. ½ cup syrup from the peaches
  6. 3 eggs
  7. 2 teaspoon vanilla
  8. ¾ cup butter
  9. 2 ½ cups flour
  10. ½ cup sugar
  11. ½ teaspoon baking powder
  12. 1 teaspoon baking soda

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Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda).
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients (butter, eggs, vanilla, buttermilk, condense milk, syrup).
  3. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  4. Pour the batter into two greased or lined pans.
  5. Arrange the peach slices on top and scatter the remaining blueberries.
  6. For variation, you can also add a crumble top.
  7. Bake in a 180°C preheated oven for 30-35 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool completely in the pan.
  9. Enjoy.

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Breads, Loafs

Banana Nut and Seed Bread

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Ingredients

  1. 2 large bananas
  2. ⅔ cup butter, softened
  3. ½ cup buttermilk
  4. ½ cup milk
  5. 3 large eggs
  6. 2 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 2 ½ cup flour
  8. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  9. ½ teaspoon baking powder
  10. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  11. ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  12. ½ cup mixed nuts, roasted and chopped
  13. ½ cup mixed seeds, roasted and chopped

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Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients except the nuts and seeds and set aside.
  2. In another bowl, mix butter, eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add both buttermilk and milk and mix.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix.
  5. Fold in the nuts and seeds.
  6. Pour into two lined loaf pans and bake in a 180°C preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool slightly, before removing from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Enjoy.

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Cookies

Oat and Raisin Cookies

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Ingredients
1. 1 cup raisins
2. 2 cups oats
3. 1⅓ cup flour
4. ½ teaspoon baking soda
5. ½ cup dark brown sugar
6. ⅓ cup white sugar
7. 2 tablespoon molasses
8. ½ cup butter, room temperature
9. 1 large egg
10. 1 teaspoon vanilla
11. ½ teaspoon cinnamon
12. ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

 

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Directions

  1. Soak the raisins in hot water for 30 minutes, drain and blot with kitchen towel to remove excess water.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients (oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg) and set aside.
  3. Mix butter, sugars, molasses, egg and vanilla.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix.
  5. Add the raisins and mix.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  7. Scoop cookie dough balls onto a lined baking sheet and bake in a 175°C preheated oven for 14-16 minutes, then lightly press each cookie down to flatten and bake for further 3-5 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool a wire rack.
  9. Enjoy.

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