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Category: WEIGHT LOSS

Cucumber sushi

INGREDIENTS 125g (1/2 cup) spreadable cream cheese 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind, plus extra, to serve 2 teaspoon finely chopped dill, plus extra sprigs, to serve 1 large Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced into ribbons with a peeler 50g smoked salmon, sliced Baby capers, to serve Select all ingredients METHOD Step 1 Combine cream cheese,…

Healthy rainbow breakfast smoothie

INGREDIENTS 750ml (3 cups) almond milk 2 frozen bananas, peeled, sliced 35g (1/3 cup) rolled oats 1 tablespoon honey 100g frozen pineapple pieces 30g baby spinach 80ml (1/3 cup) frozen acai puree 100g frozen blueberries 200g frozen mango 1 fresh mint sprig, leaves picked 125g frozen raspberries 100g hulled strawberries Select all ingredients METHOD Step…

Cucumber and gin fizz

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar 1 Lebanese cucumber, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup (60ml) lime juice 1 cup (250ml) gin 2 Lebanese cucumbers, extra Ice cubes, to serve 2 cups (500ml) chilled tonic water or soda water 2 limes, cut into wedges 1/2 cup mint sprigs Select all ingredients METHOD Step 1 Combine the sugar…

Cheesy pumpkin, bacon and pasta pie

INGREDIENTS 500g dried rigatoni 120g baby spinach, roughly chopped 500g fresh ricotta 2 middle bacon rashers, finely chopped 1/2 cup thickened cream 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh herbs (see notes) 2 x 150g tubs chunky roasted pumpkin with cashew and parmesan dip 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/3 cups tomato passata 1…

Salted caramel cream eggs

  INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup caster sugar 50g butter, chopped 1 cup thickened cream 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 170g packet hunting eggs (see notes) 125g mascarpone 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Select all ingredients METHOD Step 1 Place 1/2 cup sugar and 1/3 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir, without boiling, for 5…

Mini prawn rice paper rolls

INGREDIENTS 50g vermicelli rice noodles 24 small rice paper sheets 1/2 cup coriander leaves 1/2 cup mint leaves 500g cooked prawns, peeled, deveined, halved lengthways 2 Lebanese cucumbers, seeded, cut into long matchsticks 2 red radishes, thinly sliced 1/2 cup (125ml) sweet chilli sauce PICKLED CARROT 2 carrots, peeled, cut into matchsticks 1/4 cup (60ml)…

17-minute zucchini and ricotta pizza

INGREDIENTS 450g pkt stone-baked pizza bases 90g (1/3 cup) tomato paste 155g (11/2 cups) pre-grated pizza cheese 150g fresh ricotta, crumbled 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes (optional) 1 zucchini, thinly sliced with a mandolin 200g pkt tomato medley, halved 135g (3/4 cup) stuffed green olives 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves Extra virgin olive oil, to…

Pistachio-crusted salmon

INGREDIENTS 2 x 85g packets pistachios, finely chopped 1/2 bunch dill, chopped 1 lemon, finely grated and zest 8 small salmon fillets (about 180g each) Olive oil spray Select all ingredients METHOD Step 1 Preheat oven to 190C or 170C fan-forced and line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Combine pistachios, dill and…

Creamy lemon and white bean dip

INGREDIENTS 420g can butter beans (see note) 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve 1 small garlic clove, crushed 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, thyme or dill, plus extra to serve Select all ingredients METHOD Step 1 Drain and…