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: BananaYoghurtBerriesLSAApple 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 nutrients for the day :-) LSA i…

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 wholemeal¾ cup vegetable stock2 tomatoes diced100g baby spinach½ cup roasted pumpkin (room temperature)½ cup corn2 tablespoons yoghurt1 teaspoon tomato Kasoundi100g feta
Method: Poor boiling vegetable stock over the couscous and cover with a plateLet stand for 5 minutes or until cooked and fluff up with a forkSpread over a platter to coolOnce cooled top with diced tomatoes, baby spinach, roasted pumpkin and cornMix the yoghurt and kasoundi together – add some water if too thickSpoon the yoghurt dressing over the saladCrumble the feta over the salad, 

A simple weeknight meal or side dish to grilled chicken, fish or steak. You could …