Prepare to have your minds blown people; this is the most delicious gluten-free, muffin recipe you are ever going to find on the Internet. Big call, we know, but this Green Kitchen Stories recipe takes ‘muffins’ to a whole new level and the sweet fragrance of apple and cinnamon floating through your kitchen. Not only do these muffins have shredded apple in the batter and sliced apple on top but they also hold small golden pockets of apple sauce in the middle. A serenade of apple flavours and textures paired with warm spices that just sing happy songs together! Switch on your oven…
We all have those summer fitness goals, but there’s a good chance that winter might have set you back a bit. That said, we were keen to find out how to make the most out of spring to get fit for our favourite season of the year – summer! And who better to give us a heads up than qualified Pilates teacher and fitness instructor Leah Simmons. Check out the chat we had with Leah below and get yourself motivated for warmer days, just around the corner.
If you’ve ever tried Banoffee Pie, you’ll know it’s notoriously irresistible and usually full of all things naughty. Thanks to Oh She Glows (originally adapted from My New Roots) we’ve managed to find a vegan version that’s still just as decadent, but super light and healthy too. We’re talking almond-oat crust layered with sticky date caramel, sweet banana coins, luxurious whipped coconut cream and shaved dark chocolate to make for an insanely delicious pie that’s sure to impress.
It’s a scientific fact that chatting to your barista in the morning has the ability to improve your mood. Seriously. A study found that the simple act of chatting to your barista in the morning could be transformed into a highly positive experience. Somewhere along the line, you’ve likely realised how much you dig your barista… they help you wake up in the morning, remember your name and always leave you in a better mood! But how do they feel about you? We sat down with Cali Double Bay barista Andy, to find out what it takes to become your barista’s favourite customer.
Butternut pumpkin pasta has long been a staple during the winter months and despite the visuals that spring to mind (Mmmm butter!) this is not a sauce-heavy pasta. In fact, the thing we love most about this dish is that it’s so damn tasty you don’t even miss all that sauce! The whole wheat flavour of the pasta balances perfectly with the roasted pumpkin and salty overtones of cheese, making this meal absolutely delicious! So here it is, check out Naturally Ella’s recipe for an easy prep weeknight pasta featuring savoury roasted pumpkin with butter, parmesan, walnuts, and rosemary.
After a long day at work, crafting a healthy meal may not sound exciting, but realistically, this is when we need quality nutrition the most. Energy levels and stress hormones should be taken care of through a proper, nourishing dinner and the good news is, it doesn’t need to be tricky. So, thanks to Sami Bloom, we have some great tips and tricks to save you time in the kitchen, making sure that by 7pm you aren’t reaching for fast food delivery apps or just settling for toast.
Baby it’s cold outside!!! And we don’t know about you guys, but when it’s cold we crave the hallmark of fast food establishments… burgers, fries and soft drinks. But, as our trio below proves, they don’t have to be greasy, filled with cheap ingredients and loaded with sugar! Yep, that goes for the ‘fizzy drink’ as well. Tell you more? Check out this Wholesome Cook recipe that is living proof that burgers, chippies and soft drinks don’t have to be all junky.
With the chilly winter weather on the way, for all of us comes the risk of those unwelcome coughs, head colds and the dreaded flu. It’s hard to get through the sneezing season without succumbing to some sort of illness, so we thought we’d give you some tips on how best to ‘bulletproof your immune system’ to fight off viruses, bacteria and beat the winter nasties!
We all lead extremely busy lives and for so many health reasons, breakfast is one of the most important meals of our day. However, brekky can become particularly tricky if you’re trying to be healthy and /or cutting back on sugar, wheat and dairy etc. So when it comes to finding healthy (but still very delicious) brekky substitutes, we decided to put our heads together and compile a summarised list (because we all love a summary) of the breakfasts we should consistently eat to give us loads of energy, help us keep a balanced diet and enable us to feel strong and ready to take on the day, every day…
As part of the celebration for our Coogee cafe’s first birthday we sat down with location manager Kimmy, team leader Libby and bubbly barista Indy for a chat on all the things they love about the area and what makes Coogee such a unique beach side suburb.