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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chickpea

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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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Dessert, Quick and Easy Eats

Festive Apple Crumble

Festive apple crumble

Ingredients

  1. 6-7 small apples
  2. 1 cup festive cake mix
  3. ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 1-2 tablespoon sugar

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festive apple crumble pecans mix

Crumble

  1. ¾ cup flour
  2. ½ cup oats
  3. ⅓ cup sugar
  4. ½ cup butter
  5. A couple of pecans

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testive apple crumble butter

festive apple crumble oats

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Soak the festive cake mix for about 10 minutes.
  3. Peel, core and cut the apples into large chunks.
  4. In a mixing bowl add the apple chunks, cinnamon, sugar and festive cake mix.
  5. In another mixing bowl, mix the flour, oats, and sugar then mix in the butter to form the crumble.
  6. Pour the apple mixture into a pie dish.
  7. Sprinkle the crumble over the top and press down slightly.
  8. Top with pecans and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool slightly.
  10. Serve with ice-cream, custard or whipped cream.
  11. Enjoy.

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Breakfast, Quick and Easy Eats

Granola Parfait

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Ingredients

  1. Granola
  2. Greek yoghurt

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Directions

  1. In jar, start with a layer of yoghurt, followed by a layer of granola.
  2. Repeat layering the yoghurt and granola until everything is used up or until you fill up the jar.
  3. Enjoy.

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Quick and Easy Eats, Vegetables

Mashed Potatoes

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Ingredients

  1. 3-4 large potatoes
  2. 1 cup milk, warm
  3. 2 tablespoon garlic butter, melted
  4. ½ cup cheese, grated
  5. Parsley
  6. Salt and pepper to taste
  7. Any other seasoning of your choice

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mashed potatoes milk butter

mashed potatoes cheese

Directions

  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into large chunks.
  2. Cook the potatoes in a pot of boiling water for 25-30 minutes or until soft and tender but do not overcook.
  3. Remove from the heat and drain out the water.
  4. Transfer to a mixing bowl, add milk and blend roughly with a hand mixer or blender. Do not over blend.
  5. Transfer back into the pot and on medium heat; add garlic butter, parsley, salt and pepper.
  6. Stir and wait until nice and hot before adding in the cheeses so that it can easily melt in.
  7. Turn off the heat.
  8. Enjoy.

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mashed potatoes blend

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