Potato Mash Substitutes: Sage & Celeriac Mash

Celeriac Sage Mash

Celeriac is more than likely one of those vegetables you walk past at your local fruit and veg market without even considering. Although it appears a little ugly on the exterior, like all good books, you should never judge a vegetable buy it’s cover. Celeriac is rich in vitamins A, C, K and E, carotene, micro elements and other nutrients that are known to boost the health of our digestive system, reduce inflammation and improve liver function. It makes yet another wonderful substitution for potato mash during the winter months.

Healthy At Home Nachos

Healthy Nachos - Alyse Cocliff

Ever had a craving for nachos but realised they were full of a whole lotta cheese, colours, flavours, additives and preservatives? I have! So I decided to get creative in the kitchen and whip up something nutritious and delicious with those same Mexican flavours…

Taste Like “Snickers” Balls

Snickers Balls

Not to long ago I asked my sister to recipe test these ‘Taste like ‘Snickers’ Balls for me. She accepted the challenge and I didn’t expect to hear from her for a few days. At 9.45pm that very same night, I get a call from her. I immediately thought something was wrong (she never calls me that late). I answered the phone in a mild state of panic and before I could even get a word in, (with a mouthful of ‘Taste like Snickers Ball’) she says “Oh my god!! These snickers balls have changed my life!!!” and we burst into laughter. Today, this recipe is up on the blog for you to enjoy!

Deliciously Healthy Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana - An Apple a Day

As you all know, Andrew and I recently took a trip to Italy. It was here I fell in love with so many incredible tastes and flavours, one of which includes the delicious eggplant parmigiana (oh em gee, I’m salivating even righting this post!). With eggplants, basil and tomatoes coming into full season, I thought that this would be the PERFECT opportunity to share this delicious dish. Trust me when I tell you that you are going to want to make double – it’s that yummy.

Vanilla Chia Pudding

Vanilla Chia Pudding - An Apple A Day - Alyse Co-cliff

Looking for a healthy breakfast, snack or dessert option that is not only delicious and nutritious, but also incredibly satiating? If so, you’ll fall in LOVE my Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding.

Carrot & Red Lentil Soup

I don’t know about you, but to me, there is nothing better than a warm soup on a chilly winter’s day and this carrot and red lentil soup is one of my favourites. This soup is incredibly simple, oh so delicious and of course rich in real-food goodness.

Mint Chocolate Chip Bliss Balls

Mint Chocolate Bliss Balls

This delicious spin on traditional ‘bliss balls’ are made using only real-food ingredients. Not only do they contain the nourishing fats of coconut oil or magnesium rich cacao, they are also sweetened with the goodness of fresh organic dates. They are a wonderful treat for guests (no one will ever believe they are good for you), and the perfect snack for when you are traveling or on the run. These are easily one of my most popular recipes to date.

Potato Mash Substitutes: Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower Mash makes a regular appearance in our household. I serve it as a side on a number of occasions, in particular alongside my Moroccan Lamb Stew throughout the winter months. It makes a wonderful substitute for potato mash and if prepared correctly, you will barely be able to tell the difference. Both stove-top and Thermomix methods are listed here.

Make Your Own Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk is a great alternative to rice or almond milk and a wonderful way to add nourishing, healthy fats to your diet. Unfortunately canned varieties of coconut milk are lined with BPA and whilst cartoned varieties are becoming increasingly available, they are quite expensive, can contain additives and sweeteners and in my opinion, just don’t taste the same. Fortunately, it is incredibly simple and extremely inexpensive to make your own organic coconut milk at home. All you need to know about how this simple DIY task is revealed right here.

Hazelnut ‘Praline’ Truffles

“These truffles are one of the dishes that my friends and family request the most! They’re refined sugar-free, gluten-free and raw, and provide a good dose of healthy fats. A great option if you feel like something sweet but don’t want a sugar crash!”, Lillian D from realfoodhealthybody.com