Showing posts from February, 2016

Swedish Tarts Breakfast smoothie

Swedish tarts is (as the name suggests) a Swedish inspired café known for its diverse and exciting breakfast menu. Potato pancakes with bacon, breakfast flatbreads and mushrooms with polenta are all featured on this vintage inspired café’s menu. A beachside feel, you can find Swedish Tarts at Henley Beach and Semaphore. Mr Bball and I went for a nice beach walk followed be breakfast at Swedish Tarts – a common weekend occurrence. This time it was a hot day so I opted for a breakfast smoothie instead of my usual large, extra hot, skim flat white. The ingredients: Banana Yoghurt Berries LSA Apple juice. The good: Tart, refreshing and healthy. Not creamy like I expect of a banana and yoghurt breakfast smoothie but perfect for a 38 degree day. Its initial bite is followed by the natural sweetness of the banana. Plus the rich purple colour makes me want to go back for more. The addition of LSA, linseed (flaxseed) sunflower seed and almond, means I've had my nut

Couscous salad with yoghurt dressing

I love cooking for my family but I always get a little nervous about having enough food. So when I had my family over for a burger night I decided to make a hearty salad as a side dish. This couscous salad is colourful and flavoursome. It’s also healthy and very flexible – a great, whatever is in my fridge weeknight meal. Ingredients: 3/4 cup couscous – I used wholemeal ¾ cup vegetable stock 2 tomatoes diced 100g baby spinach ½ cup roasted pumpkin (room temperature) ½ cup corn 2 tablespoons yoghurt 1 teaspoon tomato Kasoundi 100g feta Method: Poor boiling vegetable stock over the couscous and cover with a plate Let stand for 5 minutes or until cooked and fluff up with a fork Spread over a platter to cool Once cooled top with diced tomatoes, baby spinach, roasted pumpkin and corn Mix the yoghurt and kasoundi together – add some water if too thick Spoon the yoghurt dressing over the salad Crumble the feta over the salad,  A simple