💚last week’s pesto keeps popping up for us - don’t forget that pesto is not just for pasta, sisters! •
💚today we’ve made a green quinoa ‘rice’ with plenty of veg, walnuts, olives, avocado, spinach and feta. mixing the pesto through a grain of some sort is a delicious alternative way to enjoy your homemade jar of deliciousness! we also love it with our protein of choice, for a little burst of flavour😋💚#sshkitchen#sshealth
🍓strawberry “cheesecake”🍓whipped up a super simple, no bake and seriously delicious strawberry “cheesecake” for mr ssh’s birthday last week 🎉🎈so decided to recreate little mini versions for a family lunch yesterday 🙌🏼 this one is for all the peeps looking for a quick, delicious, no fuss and fabulously c**p free sweetie treatie ❤️ •
🍓 cheesecake base is our basic chocolate bliss ball recipe (available online ☝🏼) or you can use your own recipe here! press into lined, round cake tin (or mini muffin moulds) & pop into freezer •
🍓 cheesecake filling was 👉🏼 1 can coconut cream (ensure ingredients are just water + coconut), small punnet strawberries, 2 tbsp raw honey (or sweetener of choice), tsp vanilla, pinch sea salt 👉🏼 blitz until well combined, pour over base, pop back into freezer until set •
🍓 top with more strawberries and some dark choccie shavings (opt) 👌🏼🍫 •
enjoy and don’t forget to send up snaps of your creations! #strawberrylove#supportthefarmers#qldstrawberries#strawberrydessert#strawberrycheesecake#minicheesecakes#rawdessert#nobakedessert#sshkitchen
Family lunch to celebrate a few birthdays today and we will, of course, take the obligatory salads😉
our rainbow slaw and a delicious spring quinoa salad. the quinoa salad is making the most of our garden bounty right now with kale, spinach, fresh mint, parsley, coriander, broccoli, celery stalks and leaves, pine nuts and feta cheese. all topped w a moorish dressing of thursday’s pesto mixed with olive oil and lemon juice🤤 this is a great salad paired w your bbq meat, as the mixture of fresh, leafy greens will help to get the digestive juices in your stomach, really flowing! #sshsalads#sshkitchen#sshealth
🍃homegrown🍃these have honestly been the easiest things to grow in our garden and they just keep on giving- spinach, kale and basil. the basil is actually from an original we had 4 years ago and we keep throwing seeds down for new plants. mother nature is amazing! •
🍃these little plants are saving us $$$ at the checkout too, as leafy greens are something that we consume in huge quantities, but they can be pricey... and, we go spray-free, so that’s a real bonus😉 (🐛evidence in second image!)!
🍃all of these leafy goodies went into the food processor for a delicious homemade pesto today, alongside pine nuts, broccoli florets & stems, olive oil, sea salt. we then use this pesto to dress up salads, with pasta, stirred through quinoa or rice, or as a topper for our favorite protein! adds such a zesty flavor bomb to everything. let’s face it, it’s all about the flavor 😋full recipe for the pesto us on our website, under recipes. link at 👉🏼 @soulsisterhealth#sshkitchen#sshealth
🍓strawberry chia ‘jam’ there has not been store-bought jam in our households for a long, long time but this ‘jam’ has been welcomed with open arms and is so easy to make.
🍓throw your chopped strawberries, 2 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp rice malt syrup and 1 tsp cinnamon into a small saucepan and heat to a very low heat. allow to simmer there for a while (maybe 30-45 mins) until ‘jam’ thickens and gets a bit stickier. allow to cool. pop into a glass jar and keep in fridge. will keep around one week in the fridge- if it lasts that long😉delish on natural yoghurt. with peanut butter on a good piece of sourdough toast. with coco-nutty granola. in smoothies. whatever!! you can use any kind of berry for this one. and yep, you’re welcome 😉🍓#qldstrawberries#sshkitchen#sshealth
🍃eating balanced meals starts at breakfast. breakfast around these parts has for too long been a bowl of cereal or piece of toast. but where is your protein and healthy fat? how can this sustain you or just as importantly, your bubs’ growing bodies and minds for the hours that it needs to? well, simple answer is that it can’t. •
🍃breakfast can be a chaotic and hectic time in most households but that can’t be the reason that you forgo good nutrition. get organized the night before to ensure that everyone is starting their day in the best way possible. •
🍃today’s breakfast is overnight soaked oats, seeds & nuts, with milk, yoghurt, apple, topped with walnuts, cacao nibs, chia seeds and some fresh mulberries. a couple of minutes in the making, but delivers some good, steady, energy to get us through the morning. #sshkitchen#sshealth
This is how the sisters do a ‘working lunch’ together! cleaning out the crisper. finishing off the leftovers. throwing in plenty of leafy greens. tossing some glugs of olive oil and acv on top. sprinkle it all with sesame & chia seeds and voila! that’s lunch 😋👊🏼💕#sshkitchen#sshealth
💕just making the most of the last of the cooler weather with a delicious crumble for dessert tonight. we picked a big stash of mulberries from our local park this afternoon, ate half of them and then threw the rest into this delicious, warming crumble.
💕we adapted our blueberry and pear crumble from the website - just subbing in the mulberries instead of the blueberries. served with a side of banana ‘nice cream’ (with frozen zucchini😉). •
💕we are going to start a campaign for all local parks to put in fruit trees! so much fun have a forage in our local... right in the middle of the city 🍃💕#recipe#sshkitchen#sshealth
🍃lunchtime🍃and it’s always same-same but different! lunchtime is pretty much our favorite meal of the day. it is our mini-break in the middle of the day. it is our chance to boost all of the goodness (aka vitamins & minerals) to help us nail the rest of our day. it is always leftovers - the leafy greens, some complex carbs, good protein, plenty of salad and veg, all drizzled w olive oil, acv, topped with seeds and/ or nuts and some sea salt & pepper. •
🍃what’s on your plate? are you nourishing yourself with goodness to get you through the day? or are you filling your plate with less rewarding choices? •
🍃don’t forget that what you eat is your body’s only fuel. it is from your food that your body can get all of the goodness that it needs to do ‘all the things’... •
🍃look at what you eat as an opportunity to ‘fuel’ your body for greatness. nutrition is not about deprivation (i mean look at this bowl☝🏼😉). nutrition can be rewarding. it can be fun. and, it can be so, so yummy... it’s all about mindset and the sooner that you can start to see your food as this incredible source of goodness- eating nutritious, delicious and energy-filled food is an absolute no-brainer😉💕 #sshkitchen#sshealth#foodisfuel
Afternoons can be a little ‘cray’ around here but we find after some good food, things are a whole lot better! most afternoons we try to get some veges in (always trying!) and some raw veg and homemade dip is always welcome. •
we also love all things salty and crunchy in this household (read: potato chips😳) so we make these mountain bread ‘chips’ with olive oil and sea salt instead (because eating a bag of potato chips each day is really not very balanced😜) and these are sooo good. only take 5-8 mins in the oven @ 160 degrees so you don’t even have to wait too long! definitely fulfill that salty, crunchy craving 😋💕#healthykids#sshkitchen#sshealth
🍓with two kids down with some terrible stomach bug 🤢, getting one little one organized this morning was a piece of cake (or in this case, a stack of pancakes!)! •
🍓our coconut banana pancakes are always a winner- recipe on the website, under recipes, search ‘pancakes’- clever, right?😉💕#sshkitchen#sshealth
🍃family food inspo🍃if you, like us, are always looking for new ways to change things up, keep things interesting while keeping everyone happy- then this is a great, easy recipe to add to your repertoire. •
🍃coconut chicken ‘nuggets’. cut your chicken into thin pieces (or nuggets). dip the chicken in egg, then pat with your voice of flour to form a sticky, glue-like coating on your meat. lastly, add 1 cup coconut seasoned with sea salt & pepper to a flat plate. roll your chicken pieces through the coconut until covered (we’ve used shredded coconut, but desiccated would also work just producing a finer texture). place chicken into a lined baking tray. once you’ve repeated this process on all of your chicken, pop into a preheated, 180 degree oven and cook for 10-15 mins or until juices run clear when pierced with a skewer. •
🍃delicious served with any or all of the following- roasted potato or sweet potato; basil pesto pasta; a crunchy salad or homemade coleslaw 😋💕for some inspiration fur a delicious side dish, check out the recipes on our website www.soulsisterhealth.com.au@soulsisterhealth#sshealth#sshkitchen
🍃family dinner inspo🍃lamb meatballs w mint yoghurt, spiced rice pilaf and a modified greek salad. pretty d**n yum. recipe for the rice will be up on website tomorrow. lamb meatball recipe up already. get on this for the weekend- you’ll have everyone smiling 😆😋#sshealth#sshkitchen
🍃snack time🍃perfect go-to snack. sweet potato & spinach egg ‘pies’ w goats cheese. super super simple and such a handy, macro balanced snack. perfect for busy mornings racing out the door, mid-morning or afternoon snack, lunchbox staple or even dinner, if you needed to!
🍃grease your muffin tray w a healthy f*t (olive oil, organic butter, coconut oil). pop your fillers into the base of the tray - we used roasted sweet potato, spinach and goats cheese (but you could use bacon/ ham, tuna, even other veg like zucchini, carrot, broccoli, green peas, onion- just cook onion first).
in a bowl, whisk together one egg per muffin hole. add s&p and a dash of water or milk of choice. pour the egg mixture in to cover the ingredients in the base. pop into a preheated 180 degree oven. bake for 10-15 mins. pull them out of oven and allow them to cool on a wire rack. will store in the fridge for 3-4 days. eat on their own or with a big crunchy salad. done 👊🏼😋😉#mealprep#meatfree#sshkitchen#sshealth
🍃family dinner inspo🍃last night’s dinner- yummy green chicken curry w green veg and brown rice. this dinner used our amazing 2 ingredient slow cooked chicken recipe (because you don’t count water or s&p, do you?). then we added a scoop of green curry paste, some green veg and heated to eat. served w some brown rice (you could also do quinoa, cauliflower rice, even whole meal pasta) and topped it all w the obligatory fresh coriander🍃
🍃this took about 5 mins to ‘assemble’, as we prepped the chicken on sunday, so was quick, super-simple and really delicious. •
🍃find the recipe for the slow cooked chicken on our website on the free stuff page “easy slow cooking”. #slowcook#mealprep#sshkitchen#sshealth
Pear with walnut and cinnamon- gently baked in the oven til caramelised, gooey and soft. if you have a hankering for a sweetie treat but want to keep it clean- give this one a go. guaranteed to satisfy any craving😋💕 ps you should smell our kitchen right now!!! #sshkitchen#sshealth
🍃balanced eating🍃now, to get the most out of each and every meal and snack, let’s talk balance.... •
🍃more specifically, macro balance. macro balance when we come to our food means we include clean, good quality protein; healthy fats and complex carbohydrates, every time! . •
🍃by ticking off these nutritional powerhouses you get a few pretty good outcomes: more energy ✅ more stable blood sugar✅ better satiety between meals✅ fewer cravings✅supports concentration & focus✅ helps balance hormones✅supports your gut health✅ and facilitates your body’s recovery✅ phew..... all from just balancing out your meals😜 •
🍃listen closely- diet and deprivation is out, girls🙅🏼♀️ nutritious, balanced and delicious eating is in💃🏼🙋🏼♀️ •
🍃that is the kind of jig we dance here at ssh. like the sound of that? well, stick around with us! lots more good stuff to come, plus, we’re lots of fun! 😉💕#sshkitchen#sshealth
🍃 family dinner inspo🍃 tonight in the ssh kitchen, it’s sweet potato shephard’s pie. each week as part of our meal prep, we cook up a double batch of mince & vegetables (sometimes, beef, sometimes lamb, sometimes chicken). this then forms the base for two meals that week- this week our beef mince & veg was part of a mexican fiesta on sunday night (w guacamole, tortillas, salad, jalapeños) and tonight it’s a sweet potato version of some good old fashioned comfort good. that little bit of weekend prep makes throwing together the nightly meal, so much more simple. what’s on your plate tonight? #sshkitchen#sshealth
Off to a long lunch💃🏼🥂 we’ll bring the salads😉🙋🏼♀️#sshsalads#sshealth#sshkitchen •
barley, roasted beetroot & sweet potato, rocket, walnuts and fetta drizzled w dressing of acv, olive oil, dijon mustard & rice malt syrup and kale & spinach with pine nuts and avocado topped with lemon tahini dressing.