Legumes Organic Guide

To prepare legumes – Before cooking, sort legumes well, picking out any small stones and then wash them thoroughly. All beans, apart from lentils, split peas and black-eyed beans, should be soaked overnight. Alternatively, a quick-soak method is to boil legumes in plenty of water for 5 minutes and then soak for 2 hours, although…

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Jerusalem Artichoke Gratin

1 tbsp butter, or olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 tbsp plain flour, wheat or spelt 2 cups hot milk, full cream, skim or soy ½ tsp each grated nutmeg and ground ginger 500g Jerusalem artichokes, scrubbed and cut into very thin slices 500g sweet potato, peeled and cut into ½ cm slices…

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Soba Noodle and Salmon Broth

8 dried shiitake mushrooms 10cm piece wakame 300g organic soba noodles 2 large salmon or ocean trout fillets (approx 200g each) ¼ cup sesame seeds 2 tsp sesame oil 6 cups vegetable or fish stock 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger 1 handful snowpeas, trimmed and halved diagonally ½ bunch bok choy, sliced ¼ cup tamari…

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Vegetable, Lentil and Arame Soup

¼ cup arame 1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 cup pumpkin diced into 1cm pieces 1 carrot, chopped 5 cups vegetable stock 1 cup red lentils, rinsed well 3 tbsp rosemary, finely chopped 3 tbsp basil, finely chopped 3 tbsp flat leaf parsley, finely chopped ¼ cup…

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Nut Delight

NUT DELIGHT 1/3 cup arame ½ cup almonds, roughly chopped ¼ cup pepitas ¼ cup sunflower seeds ¼ cup sesame seeds ¼ cup linseeds 1 cup brown rice syrup ½ cup almond butter ¼ cup tahini ¼ cup dried apricots, chopped 2 cups puffed brown rice 1 cup puffed amaranth (or any puffed cereal) 1…

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Summer Smoothie

1 large mango, peeled and chopped 1 large banana, peeled and chopped leaves from 2 sprigs of mint ½ cup organic rice milk (or substitute with your favourite milk) 2 tsp spirulina powder 2 tsp ground flaxseeds (or flaxseed oil) 2 heaped tbsp goat’s or sheep’s milk yoghurt 6 ice cubes Blend all the ingredients…

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Organic Chocolate Cherry Cake

185g organic dark chocolate, roughly chopped 185g organic butter, diced 1 1/2 cups finely grated palm sugar 3 organic eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup almond meal 1 cup organic plain spelt flour, sifted 2/3 cup organic wholemeal spelt flour, sifted 2 tsp aluminium-free baking powder 1 cup pitted and halved organic cherries Preheat oven…

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Organic Cherry Crumble

1 kg organic cherries, pitted 3 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tbsp + 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 3/4 cup almonds 80g organic butter, finely diced 1 1/3 cups organic spelt flour, sifted 1 1/2 tsp aluminium-free baking powder Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Combine cherries with 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp…

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Yummy Energy Balls

1/2 cup almond butter 1/2 cup brown rice syrup 1/2 cup tahini 1/2 cup fresh dates, seeded and chopped 1/2 cup dessicated coconut 4 tbsp carob powder 2 tbsp spirulina powder 1 tsp vanilla essense extra dessicated coconut for rolling Blend all the ingredients in a food processor. Roll into walnut-sized balls with oiled hands…

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Organic Peach Cake

2 organic eggs 1/3 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup coconut oil 1 cup peaches, peeled* and mashed 3/4 cup wholemeal spelt flour 1/2 cup white spelt flour 2 1/2 tsp aluminium-free baking powder 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg Preheat oven to 180C. Mix eggs,…

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Organic Chicken Schnitzel

4 large organic chicken thighs, skinless and boneless 1 cup fresh organic sourdough breadcrumbs* 1 cup finely grated organic parmesan cheese 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley ½ cup organic plain flour unrefined sea salt and freshly ground pepper 1 organic egg, lightly beaten 3-4 tbsp organic olive oil 3-4 tbsp…

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Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup

500g organic pumpkin, peeled and chopped 500g organic sweet potato, peeled and chopped 1 tbsp organic coconut oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tbsp finely chopped ginger 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 small red chilli, finely chopped 2 cups organic coconut milk ½ cup chopped coriander extra coriander leaves Heat…

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Moroccan Baked Pumpkin

½ medium organic Japanese pumpkin 2 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp fennel seeds ½-1 tsp dried chilli flakes 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp unrefined sea salt 2 cloves garlic 2 tbsp organic olive oil Preheat oven to 200C. Seed pumpkin and slice into 2 cm wedges, leaving skin on. Dry…

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Pumpkin and Orange Cake

½ cup organic maple syrup ½ cup organic butter, softened 1 cup organic pumpkin puree (boil or steam peeled pumpkin pieces until tender, then mash) 2 organic eggs ¼ cup freshly squeezed organic orange juice 1 tbsp organic orange zest 1 cup organic plain or spelt flour 2/3 cup organic wholemeal or wholemeal spelt flour…

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Wholegrain Spelt Penne With Broccoli

4 slices organic bacon, fat removed, finely sliced 3 tbsp organic olive oil 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped ½ tsp chilli flakes (optional) 500g organic wholemeal spelt penne 2 large heads of organic broccoli, chopped into small pieces, including stem large handful finely grated parmesan ¼ cup pine nuts, lightly toasted 2 tbsp finely chopped…

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Blueberry Spelt Pancakes

1 tbsp honey 2 tbsp butter ½ cup organic wholemeal spelt flour ½ cup organic plain spelt flour 2 tsp aluminium-free baking powder ¼ tsp salt 1 organic egg, lightly beaten 1½ cups buttermilk ( or 1½ cups organic milk and 2 tsp lemon juice) extra butter for frypan 1/2 cup blueberries (frozen, if fresh…

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Easy Pear and Pistachio Tart

175g organic raw sugar 50g plain spelt flour 50g ground almonds 50g ground pistachios zest of 1 lemon 5 organic egg whites 175g butter, melted 2 large ripe organic pears 25g pistachios, chopped Preheat oven to 190C. Butter a 23cm tart tin with a removable base. Sift flour into a bowl, and then mix in…

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Saffron Pears

4 organic pears 2 tbsp mild organic honey juice of 1 lemon 1 cup water 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways 1 stick cinnamon 3 cloves 2 cardamon pods, crushed pinch of saffron threads Peel pears, leaving stem, but cutting away hard core end. Place honey and lemon juice in a saucepan and stir over a…

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Apple and Blackberry Crumble

500g organic apples, peeled and cut into 1cm slices 500g blackberries* 3 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp + ½ cup unrefined brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla ¾ cup whole almonds with skin on 80 g organic butter finely diced 11/3 cups organic spelt flour, sifted 11/2 tsp aluminium-free baking powder Preheat oven to 200C. Combine apples,…

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Apple and Honey Tart

185 g organic butter, softened 3/4 cup organic mild-flavoured honey 3 organic eggs 1 cup plain organic flour ½ cup organic wholemeal flour 2 tsp aluminium-free baking powder ½ tsp cardamom ½ tsp cinnamon 1/4 cup organic milk ½ cup ground almonds or hazelnuts 4 organic apples, peeled and cut into 1cm wedges 2 tbsp…

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The Perfect Autumn Smoothie: Golden Goodness

Superfood smoothies are the talk of the town! Whether you’re in Ubud, Los Angeles or Bondi, everyone is sipping the deliciousness of creamy, rich and full-of-goodness smoothies. If you haven’t already been to our store, we make an abundance of different varieties of superfood smoothies in our cafe. Green goodness, blueberry bliss, banana chai, raw…

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Healthy ANZAC Biscuits

As it’s ANZAC Day today, why not whip up a batch of delicious, crunchy and traditional biscuits with a healthy twist? While we’re talking about ANZAC biscuits, did you know, back in the days these crunchy treats were called ‘soldier’s biscuits’ as they were eaten by our troops on the shores of Gallipoli and the…

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Shaved Red Cabbage and Apple Salad

One can never have enough salad recipes in the kitchen drawer, especially when there are delicious vegetables in season. Raw red cabbage is one of them, being the most nutritious and best tasting veggies of the Winter season. It’s packed with powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients, and it has anti-inflammatory benefits. This salad below is perfect…

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Chilli Con Carne

A healthy version of a winter tradition, this is a fantastic, warming and hearty dish is great to serve for a casual supper with friends, and mild enough for your kids to enjoy. It’s bursting with antioxidants and vitamin-rich vegetables, grass-fed beef and beans to up your protein intake. Add extra chillies if you like…

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