Zucchini, Quinoa & Haloumi Fritters

Fritters are always one recipe that grabs people’s attention. Why?  Because they are super easy, practical and versatile. With few ingredients to them it’s a quick way of meal prepping for weekday lunches or easy dinner ideas.

These Fritters have the added benefits of Quinoa making it a excellent vegetarian meal packed with protein. Quinoa provides slow releasing energy and make you feel fuller for longer so you can enjoy these fritters any time of the day even for breakfast.

Add a simple salad  or try a smashed avocado and tomato salsa you can’t go wrong.

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Zucchini, Quinoa & Haloumi Fritters

  • Servings: 12
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Ingredients

1/2 cup quinoa (uncooked)

1 cup water

5 eggs

2 large zucchini grated

100g  haloumi grated

1/4 cup almond meal or rice flour (for nutfree)

1/4 cup green onion sliced

handful basil leaves thinly sliced

Salt & Pepper

Directions

  1. In a saucepan place quinoa and water and bring to the boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10-12 mins or until all water is absorbed. Cool
  2. In a large bowl place zucchini, haloumi, quinoa, eggs, almond meal, green onions and basil and mix well
  3. Heat a  non stick frypan on medium to high heat, add 2 tablespoons of mixture to pan to make round fritters. Cook for 2-3 mins then flip over and cook for further 2-3 mins or until browned. Repeat until used all the fritter mixture
  4. Serve with a salad or smashed avocado salsa.

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Back To Basics.. Banana & Raspberry Bread

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Undeniably the best guilt free afternoon treat!

Banana Bread is a household staple in most homes. Its one thing people find easiest to make and enjoy with an afternoon cuppa. Usually containing brown sugar and white wheat flour, my version is more wholesome using natural unprocessed sweeteners and unprocessed buckwheat flour for easier digestion. This is a basic recipe you can leave out the raspberries for plain banana bread or add other things to it also, such as dark choc chips, blueberries, walnuts, dates, whatever you like really.

Good recipe to keep handy!

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Basic Banana Bread

  • Servings: 8-10
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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups buckwheat flour

1/3 cup rice malt syrup, honey or coconut sugar (though coconut sugar contains fructose)

1 tsp baking powder (gf )

1/2 tsp baking soda (bi-carb)

2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup mashed banana (approx 3 )

1 egg

1/2 cup milk or buttermilk

1/4 cup grapeseed oil

2 tsp vanilla extract

*1 cup of frozen raspberries or other fruit or nuts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 160’c or 325’F
  2. Place all the dry ingredients in a large bowl then add the wet ingredients
  3. Mix gently to combine
  4. If adding fruit or other nuts add now and mix through
  5. Pour mixture into a lined with baking paper loaf tin
  6. Bake for 1 hour 10mins  or until cooked through when a skewer comes out clean
  7. Cool on a wire rack
  8. Can be sliced and wrapped into individual portions and placed in the freezer for school lunches or afternoon tea.

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