Monday, May 16, 2011

Not-salmon rissoles

This recipe was inspired by my mother who used to always make salmon rissoles.
This are the same pink colour and a few familiar ingredients.

This recipe makes 3 small patties

Lightly fry together:
1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
1 small onion
half tin of cannellini beans

Mash into a bowl & add
1 tablespoon potato flour
1 tablespoon tomato paste.

Rolls into small patties (you can choose to roll them in more potato flour, or bread crumbs if you like).

Lightly fry until brown.

 (this picture is terrible sorry - oneday I will actually use oil when i fry things and then they'll look better!)

Refreshing smoothie

Here's a refreshing smoothie for those hot days.

1 cup chopped and frozen pineapple pieces

3/4 cup grapes

1/2 cup ice cold water

Blend together until smooth.

Surprisingly tasty :-)

Warm potato salad

I like this recipe for a meal of an evening but it also works great as a salad.
Also leftovers are great reheated for lunch the next day!
It's very practical because it can be served both warm or cold - and you can add other things of your choice to have a slightly different flavour! Very versatile.

500g small potatoes
1/2 cup green beans
1/2 red capsicum
1/2 tin red kidney beans
2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon juice
parsley, to serve

Put potatoes in a saucepan of water. Bring to the boil and cook for 12 mins or until the potatoes are just tender but not too soft.
Remove potatoes from water, but do not tip water out.
Trim ends off green beans and place into the potato water for approx 3 mins, until just tender.
Slice capsicum into long thin strips.
In a small jar, mix mayonnaise, lemon juice & parsley.
Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix.

I love the way the potato will slightly fall apart & put its lovely soft flavour onto the other ingredients! If you don't like this, then don't cook the potatoes for quite as long and add them last.

Fruit balls

This recipe is so easy & yet it tastes simply wonderful!   

Sure beats giving kids processed afternoon treats - these are sure to please.

Fruit balls

2/3 cup cashews (raw unsalted works best)

2/3 cup raisins

2/3 cup dried apricots

2/3 cup dried figs

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/3 cup dates, pits removed (can use fresh or dried)

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/3 cup cocoa

Put cashews & all dried fruit into a food processor and process until all pieces are small.

Add the peanut butter & cocoa and continue to process until mixed well & mixture sticks together.

Roll into bite sized pieces.

Best served refrigerated.

Makes about 40 pieces depending on the size.

You can use different fruit and nuts to suit your own taste.

This recipes comes from the nutritionmd website. I have just added less raisins because I didn't have the 2 types mentioned!