BREAD – A Wheat and Gluten-Free WINNER!!

Wheat or Gluten issues disappear with this Fantastic Gluten-Free bread option. This Delightful bread is especially suitable for a grain-free or diabetic diet. It’s Super-Delicious and soft and springy. What else would you wish for from a bread alternative? Most days I prefer it over the wheat bread and I have no grain intolerances. 

This Quick and Easy Recipe is found on Cooking Pot the iPhone App. The App provides many more recipes just as Healthy and Wholesome and makes sure you don’t miss anything on that sometimes elusive shopping list. Haven’t got it? Download it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cookingpot/id586052832?mt=8

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So how do we get this bread onto our table? There’s no leavening and it bakes like a cake so it’s ready to slice up and gobble up much faster!

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Yummy Gluten-Free Bread with Goats Cheese and Cherry Conserve

Yummy Gluten-Free Bread with Goats Cheese and Cherry Conserve

Gluten-Free Bread

Ingredients 

2 ½ cups salted cashews, processed to flour

3 eggs

125g natural yoghurt

125g cottage cheese

1 ½ tsp baking soda

3 tsp chia seeds

3 tsp linseeds

¼ cup sunflower oil

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Method 

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Starting with the dry, mix all ingredients together well.
  3. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Check if toothpick comes out dry.

Easy, Peasy and Delicious!! Try it today. This bread is served sliced up in the usual way with your favourite sandwich or canapé filling. If you love bread and have had a difficult time with an allergy or intolerance this is the one to try.

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Healthy Home-Cooking with Cooking Pot the iPhone App in The Canberra Weekly!!

The Healthy Home Cooking trend keeps spreading as Cooking Pot the iPhone App is featured in The Canberra Weekly. More Home Cooks have the opportunity to embrace a snippet of the Quality of Cooking Pot’s Healthy and Wholesome Recipes. More of the same Quality and Variety of Recipes which are Quick, Easy to Follow and a simmer on the Hip Pocket can be found on the App itself. 

Home-cooks already love the Creative App Design, Easy to use and Interactive Shopping List but it’s the Preference filters that keep everyone talking. The Canberra Weekly uses this feature and chooses a gluten-free and sugar-free dessert: Scrumptious Pumpkin Pie! All recipes are meal type and dietary categorised. Lifestyle choice, allergy or intolerance; it’s all catered for. This handy little feature makes BIG news with users when allergy and intolerances are at epidemic highs and increasing.

 

It's as Easy as Pick, Shop, Cook - Download it NOW!!

It’s as Easy as Pick, Shop, Cook – Download it NOW!!

It’s still as Easy as “Pick, Shop, Cook” and “Cook Out Not Throw Out”. Let Cooking Pot the iPhone App work it’s magic for you to create Healthy, Cost Effective, Sustainable meals with Quick and Easy to follow recipes. Cooking Pot the iPhone App is happy to contribute to publications like The Canberra Weekly and show that Healthy and Wholesome food is Delicious. It’s just so handy and affordable at $2.99. You deserve to Eat Well, Stay Healthy and keep to your Budget so let Cooking Pot the iPhone App lend a helping hand. The Canberra Weekly is available 1st August 2013.

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YUMMY!! Raw Lemon Slice

Variations are abundant so come unstuck and let your Creativity Flow. The Beauty of Raw Cooking is in it’s simplicity and ability to change. Watch this simply Raw Lemon Slice recipe ripen with your mood. Dairy, Gluten and Sugar FREE! ENJOY!!

Raw Lemon Slice - Get Cooking Pot the iPhone App NOW!!

Raw Lemon Slice – Get Cooking Pot the iPhone App NOW!!

Ingredients

Base:

2 cups cashews

1 cup dates

1 tbsp coconut oil

½ salt

Topping:

½ cup coconut oil

½ cup lemon juice

½ tsp turmeric

2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)

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Method

  1. In a food processor, process all Base ingredients: nuts, dates, oil and salt until you have a slightly sticky consistency. Press into a baking tray.
  2. In a bowl hand beat all topping ingredients. Make sure the coconut oil is melted. Pour on top of the nut mixture in the tray, sprinkle with coconut if desired and refrigerate immediately.
  3. Let set at least 40 minutes. Slice and serve cold straight from the fridge.

Variations: For the base you may prefer almonds, walnuts, coconut, macadamia or a mixture. Dates can be substituted with sultanas, apricots or another sweet dried fruit of choice. You might like to add 1 tsp of ginger in the base to spice things up!

For the Topping adding lemon zest would make the slice more tart. Combining lemon with orange would sweeten it. Stevia can also be added to further sweeten the topping. The imagination can fly free here. It’s up to You!

The BEST thing about this recipe is that it takes under 10 minutes to make and will be ready for dessert after any main meal.

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Let’s Face the FATS – SUGAR!!

Have you ever people watched? Some are big, others are athletic while others still are very thin. Have you noticed how they carry themselves or move and have you wondered what they may be snacking on? I wonder, what they look like on the INSIDE! There is a huge correlation between the Sugar and Fat in our food. What is it and what do we do about it and do we even choose to?

For almost a lifetime now we’ve been told to cut down on our consumption of fats. 0% Fat is huge business and most of us now choose Low Fat or No Fat. The only problem is, that we’ve unknowingly created, is the substitution of Fat for Sugar. Low Fat or No Fat products have an enormous amount of sugar to compensate for the lack of Fat and the intention of the producer to make their food product palatable and similar in texture to the Full Fat variety.

Today we eat at least 1 kg of sugar per week! Sugar increases our appetite, is addictive, stacks on the weight and makes us feel utterly miserable. Here is a simple solution to get off the Sweet White and Enjoy the Energy that is Yours!

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What a wonderful change from traditional dinners ... Yummers!!... Served with a nice red.

What a wonderful change from traditional dinners … Yummers!!… Served with a nice red.

Let’s face the facts. Quitting Sugar is tough. It will take about 2 months before you are Scot-free. Most psychologists estimate between 21-66 days to change a habit and a similar amount of time on a physical level. You will go through a detox period where you feel crap! This was 3-7 days for me. For some this can last for up to 6 weeks. I’ve done it a few times and it’s best to be away from your own house and habits and further away from cafes and bakeries!! At least for the first week.

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It’s important to go Cold Turkey which means no sugar, no fruit, no fruit juice and no agave or honey. The experts agree it’s far better to break the addiction first than re calibrate afterwards. Physiologically, Sugar by-passes the hypothalamus in our brains which tells us we’ve eaten and we are full. Sugar goes straight to the liver to cause havoc. Fat and Proteins on the other hand tell us when we’re full and curb any cravings. No wonder I can eat that full tub of 0% Fat yoghurt and I have trouble getting through half of the Full Fat variety!!

The solution is simple: EAT FAT and Some PROTEIN. Once the sugar is gone replace it with wholesome, unprocessed fats like eggs, cheese and nuts. Remove biscuits from the cookie jar and replace them with nuts and seeds which will take care of that afternoon ‘treat’ craving and in NO Way would you feel like you’re denying yourself.

More Facts to Ponder:

  • Fructose completely by-passes our “full” mechanism
  • Fructose is directly metabolised into body fat
  • Gorge on “Good” Fats – they fill you up
  • FAT does not make you FAT!!

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Love IT or Lump IT … Let’s Talk Garlic

Why do some people simply Love Garlic while others Avoid it? Let’s at least discuss it and see what we might be missing out On or Not!! I’ve always wanted to talk about garlic because I simply adore the herb. It’s smell and flavour so distinct, welcoming and familiar, but I will at times leave it out of my cooking not to over-power other herbs and spices. Check out some of the Healthy, Easy to Follow Recipes on Cooking Pot the iPhone App.

Garlic is an intensely powerful herb and has been used in many Folk Remedies the world over for centuries. It originated in parts of Asia in ancient times of the Neolithic period for use in Food, Flavouring and Medicine. Its spread continued to Egypt, India and the Middle East and its medicinal properties were first recorded in the Sanskrit medicinal treatise, the Charaka Samhita (2nd century BC).

I’d like to explore and share a simple family cold and flu remedy that has been passed down to me. It works for us so it might work for you too.

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Chicken Cacciatore - Extra GARLIC

Chicken Cacciatore – Extra GARLIC

Garlic’s medicinal properties have also been described by Buddhists and used in Ayurvedic medicine. It’s odour however was considered offensive in upper-class Indian society and its stimulant properties undesirable among Buddhists. This now however has changed and garlic, onion and ginger feature highly in Indian cooking. Cooking Pot the iPhone App’s database has some delicious Vegan, Vegetarian and Meat Curries. Download it Now: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cookingpot/id586052832?ls=1&mt=8

  • antiseptic – heals wounds fast
  • anti-inflammatory / anti-biotic – fights colds and flus
  • relieves respiratory problems / decongestant
  • minimises cancer
  • blood thinning – aids blood pressure issues
  • stimulates immune system
  • digestive cleanser – parasites, flatulence etc

Garlic may not be in odour to some but it does help with many ails on the flip-side. The old folk tradition of hanging garlic on door knobs or within the home to ward off illness may have had something in it. Some Natural Practitioners recommend 4 cloves a day!!

Cooking Pot’s Cold and Flu Remedy (Use Raw and Organic Ingredients)

When coming down with a flu, I warm some milk, crush 2 cloves of garlic into it, add 1-2 tablespoons of butter (stir until it melts), add 2 teaspoons of Honey, stir and sprinkle with cinnamon. Drink it down. Don’t let it sit. Make sure the garlic is chewed and goes down with the butter. The butter is there so you don’t get a sore tummy from all that fresh garlic.

In the meantime to get all the garlic you need, get those curries cooking!! For some Healthy, Nutritious Food Ideas where the Recipes are Quick and Easy to Follow download Cooking Pot the iPhone App here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cookingpot/id586052832?ls=1&mt=8More information: https://www.progressiveaspect.com/cookingpot

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July: tis the Season to EAT…

Winter is well upon us in the South bringing with it cool weather harvests. From fresh and crisp greens and root veggies to sweet and juicy fruit. Make the most of fresh Winter Produce and reap the benefits of a Healthy, Wholesome and Nutritious harvest. Remember to eat what’s in season. It keeps more money in your pocket and provides you with healthier and better tasting food.

Invite Cooking Pot the iPhone App to your table for some Healthy, Nutritious and Delicious food ideas where the recipes are Quick to make, Easy to follow and Delicious to taste. Just search by ingredient and buy that box of tomatoes, capsicum or potatoes instead of a couple and Cook Out then Freeze!

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So let’s take a look at what’s in season in the Southern Hemisphere this July.

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Veggies

Beet, Broccolini, Onions, Cabbage, Carrots, Leek, Spinach, Pumpkin, Parsnips, Silverbeet, Potatoes, Asian Greens, Onions, Garlic, Celery

Fruit

Avocado, Custard Apple, Limes, Lemons, Mandarins, Apples, Oranges, Rhubarb, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Nashi, Kiwifruit

Wow!! What an amazing harvest! There is just so much to Cook! Where to start?

Hmm … I can definitely taste a whole heap of cassarole and baked dishes with all the root vegetables available. Try Cooking Pot’s Lemon Potatoes or Vegetarian Lasagne, and, You will never go wrong with a Potato-crusted, Spinach and 3 Cheese Pie!

This is definitely the time to start baking! Bake and freeze for later! Sometimes I find that 1 nights’ cooking is enough for 3 dinners or lunches. Casseroles, pies, bakes can be refridgerated for the following night or frozen and so many Vegetarian, Vegan and Meat variations to choose from. Just choose your preference when searching for a recipe on the App. Chicken and Leek Quiches come to mind.

Taste the difference of your food when the fresh produce you use is in season and better still Organic and the only thing that tops that is Home-grown! I’m salivating already and we haven’t even scratched the surface of the recipes available on Cooking Pot the iPhone App!! Get it here to find more recipes like these, a Shopping List on the Go and if you see that capsicum on special don’t be afraid to buy the box because you can take a look at the recipes available to cook, before you plunge in!! : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cookingpot/id586052832?ls=1&mt=8

Ok! Let’s take a peek at the fruit before this article gets too long. Hmm… I can taste a whole lot of different crumbles with all the Apples and Rhubarb. Don’t worry about the wheat and sugar when you can substitute oats and a bit of honey or maple syrup and end up with a healthier crumble. On the other hand The Upside-Down Mandarin Round is one of my favourites! The lemons are another ingredient which stand out and make yummy Lemon Butter or salad dressing and the Avocados make a divine Raw Chocolate Cake.

The winter harvest is so plentiful and delicious. Cooking Pot the iPhone App can be downloaded here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cookingpot/id586052832?ls=1&mt=8 and for more information click here: http://www.progressiveaspect.com/cookingpot .

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JUNE: tis the Season to EAT …

Summer is here in the north. This is the perfect time for fresh fruit and salads, cool drinks by the water or iceblocks by the pool. I’m sure the grill is heating up and it’s time for a BBQ with family and friends. Let’s find out what’s in season this month and what we can cook with a June Harvest.

June Fruit

Blueberries, Cherries, Strawberries, Peaches

June Vegetables

Beetroot, Broccli, Cabbage, Asparagus, Collards, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Snap Peas, Squash, Spinach, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Bell Pepper, Carrots, Corn

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Wow! What a wonderful harvest. Ready to Cook? I simply adore blueberries!! Blueberry sugar-free and dairy-free ice-cream, wheat-free blueberry crostata heated and served with ice-cream. The list just keeps going: Blueberry layered cake, Blueberry Raw Chocolate tarts… hmm yummy!!

Removing the blueberries we have cherries and strawberries where I would add chocolate or vanilla to either of them or make a compote or homemade jar or munch on them on their own. Berries in drinks are a favourite with me and here we can definitely go Naughty or Healthy, cold and refreshing! For something different add peaches to a mild curry and taste the flavour!

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Cherry Coutufi

Cherry Coutufi

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The June Vegetable harvest is just packed with all the foods that are Healthy, Colourful and simply delicious. To be honest I don’t know where to start!! There are hundreds of salads here waiting to be put together. Whatever takes your fancy can be combined to make a Wholesome, Healthy and Sustainable salad. Here we use our imagination, creativity and taste-buds. Cooking Pot the iPhone App gives some fantastic recipe ideas.

My simple rule of thumb with salads is colour. If it’s colourful and looks fantastic it usually is. For example why do tomatoes go with greens, cucumber and onion? Capsicum adds more texture and colour and slices of orange appear just vibrant against salad greens. Another example would be the warm lentil salad where the deep earthy colour of the lentil is broken by the strong red of tomato. Then we can take a look at a baked vegetable salad on a bed of greens and garnished with pepitas. It not only comes together visually but your taste-buds will love it too.

On a more scientific note the iron in greens needs vitamin c to be better absorbed by our bodies so nature is definitely telling us something. Don’t be fooled, a more colourful and vibrant looking salad is also much better for you.

By cooking what’s in season also saves on your hip pocket and Cooking Pot is just the App that helps save those pennies. All recipes are categories by ingredient choice so if you see that box of tomatoes on the cheap you have a whole bunch of recipes at your fingertips ready to “Cook Out NOT Throw Out!”

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