3 Recipes To Warm You Up Through Winter
This weather is calling for some soul food. These are low-waste recipes which can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, be frozen, and stored in the fridge for left overs! Affordable, Nutritional, Delicious Family Favourites!
Lots of the dry ingredients are staples at bulk bin stores! Simply take your own containers/jars and fill them up = waste free food shopping! Check out our Bulk Food Shopping Guide for step-by-step instructions.
SPICED WARMING OATS | COCONUT PUMPKIN CURRY | ASIAN STIR-FRY
*All recipes are Gluten Free, Vegan and Refined Sugar Free
SPICED WARMING OATS - serves 2-4
- 1 x Cup Oats - Whole or rolled oats are available at bulk food stores.
- 2 x Cups Coconut Mylk - Check out out Low-waste recipe here.
- 1 x Tablespoon Chia Seeds*
- 1 x Tablespoon Honey - Try to find local honey to support your local farmers!
- 1/4 x Cup of Fruit - Opt for package free, local options - Kiwifruit, Berries, pears etc.
- Pinch of Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cardamon - whatever spices you have.
- Sprinkle with toppings - We love using Hemp hearts*, Sunflower Seeds*, Cacoa Nibs*, Coconut Chips, Nut Butter, and Raglan Coconut Yoghurt.
Add all ingredients into a pot, simmer on low until the porridge thickens. Sprinkle with toppings and enjoy! Extras can be stored in a jar for up to 3 days, and reheated with some more Coconut Mylk for another meal!
COCONUT PUMPKIN CURRY - serves 2-4
Our recipe is inspired by Deliciously Ella's recipes, with a low-waste spin!
- 2 x Cups Coconut Milk - Reuse tins afterwards or recycle responsibly.
- 1 x Cup Dried Chickpeas* - Soak overnight
- 1 x Nob of Fresh Ginger - Grated
- 2 x Cups Pumpkin - bit size cubes
- 2 x Tins Tomatoes - if you are growing your own chop up 2 cups full
- 2 x Cups of Eggplant - or any in season vegetables in your garden or fridge - you cant go wrong! Leafy green vegetables are great!
- A pinch of chilli flakes
- Pepper and Salt
- 3 x Teaspoons Brown Miso Paste*
- Optional: 1 Kaffir Lime Leaf and Lemongrass Stick
- Serve with Fresh Coriander* - easy to grow on your window sill or in a pot outside.
- 1 x Cup of Brown Rice
In a pot make the sauce by adding the coconut cream, tomatoes, spices, miso and seasoning. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Add in the pumpkin, vegetables, and chickpeas and cook for a further 30 minutes or until pumpkin and chickpeas are cooked. Sprinkle with coriander and serve with brown rice.
Store in airtight container or jar for up to 3 days, freezing extra for later meals!
ASIAN STIR-FRY - serves 2-4
- 3-4 x Cups Vegetables Sliced - Broccoli, carrot, leafy greens, peppers, beans, cabbage etc. All work great - use what you have!
- 1 x Onion - sliced
- 1 x Tablespoon oil - Olive or Coconut
- 2 x Tablespoon Tamari*
- 1 x Nob of Ginger - grated
- 1 x Clove of Garlic - minced
- 1 x Pinch Chilli Flakes
- 1 x Tablespoon Sesame Seeds
- Salt and Pepper
- Optional - 1 x Tablespoon Honey - add at end for sweetness.
In a low heated fry pan add oil, onion, ginger, garlic, chilli, and seasoning. Once the onion is translucent add the vegetables, and tamari and sauté until cooked. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve! Store extras in an airtight container or jar for up to 3 days.
Nutritional Tips from Jade
- *Brown Rice - High in vitamins and nutrients, a quality carbohydrate for sustained energy release, high in fibre and rice is gluten free!
- *Chickpeas - These legumes are high in protein, vitamins and minerals, and fibre!
- *Brown Miso Paste - This traditional Japanese fermented soybean product provides many health benefits - high in protein, minerals and vitamins (particular B vitamins). Fermented products are gut loving helping increase beneficial bacteria.
- *Hemp Hearts/Sunflower Seeds/Chia Seeds - High in omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, fibre, and minerals, protein, - All needed for decreasing inflammation, increasing energy and brain health, hormone synthesis and more!
- *Cacao Nibs - Cacao is a great superfood! Not only does it satisfy those chocolate cravings, cacao is a powerhouse of antioxidants and minerals, especially magnesium and iron. Great for energy, mood, stress, heart health and more!
- *Tamari - A gluten free, nutritious Soy Sauce substitute. Tamari is made from fermented soybeans, like miso this make its gut living and abundant with vitamins and minerals, protein and antioxidants. Tamari is salty and rich.