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.

Zucchini & Carrot Patties

Carrot & Zucchini Patties - An Apple A Day

Just before Zucchini’s go out of season, we thought we would sneak this one in! These tasty bites are gluten-free, dairy free, vegetarian, nutritious and delicious and can easily be used to sneak some extra veggies onto your plate without anyone even noticing!

Why I’m intrigued by a Negroni

I’m the first to admit that I’m not a huge drinker; I’m more of a glass of wine and cheese kind of girl (thanks Italy), but since visiting Brazil, I’ll admit I’ll admit that a cocktail or two have snuck into the equation. What cocktail do I drink? I’ve become a fan of the Negroni. Why? The history of the 3 simple ingredients intrigued me and today on the blog, I share my findings.

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.

How to read a Food Label

Whilst I’m a huge advocate for eating real foods (AKA foods without labels), I know that there is always going to be the odd occasion, where we are going to opt for food with labels. To help overcome this hurdle with confidence, I have put together a quick list of tips and tricks that will help you skip the nasties found in packaged foods and ensure you return home with some nutritious and delicious ingredients for your next meal. Perhaps you could even commit to a pantry de-tox this weekend using these 5 tips!

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.

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.

Chia & Chocolate Zucchini Bread

The loaf uses zucchini instead of flour and is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. This loaf is incredibly moist and full of magnesium rich chocolatey goodness. It also contains the nutritious chia seed, for added fibre and omega 3’s. This loaf makes for the perfect guilt-free chocolate indulgence and is on regular rotation at our place, how about yours?

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.