All posts tagged: nuts

Healthy Hemp, Honey & Almond Granola

Granola is great, but good granola is hella expensive, so this recipe brings together odds and ends that you might have in the cupboard (if you’re a nuts and seeds person) and creates a good granola on the cheap (sort of). Little note on the ingredients, I’ve used hemp oil instead of sunflower (the standard granola oil) cause its good for you and stuff, and I can’t taste a difference, so I recommend you do that. I picked up some local honey at the Foodies Festival this weekend courtesy of Blackman Bee Farm, local honey is an insanely good hayfever antidote and its likely to be 6708% better quality than branded stuff, so if you can get your hands on some near you its worth buying! And finally, almond butter, my favourite new swap-out ingredient, palm-oil free and delicious in its own right, this has replaced peanut butter permanently.   Makes a couple of kilner jars 2 tbsps honey 2 tbsps hemp oil 1 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp smooth almond butter 3 tbsps toasted …

Nuts’n’Seeds

OK so I bought a bag of hemp seeds weeks ago and I’ve been ignoring them ever since, what do you do with them? How do they work? What do they taste like? Are some of the things I would murmur in panic under my breath when they caught my eye as I reached for some peanut butter. Today, in light of recent chocolate indulgence, it was time to bit the bullet. All I’ve done here is toast a killer combo of nuts and seeds and added salt, do not be underwhelmed due to its simplicity, this is a good good thing. 2 handfuls walnuts 2 handfuls hemp seeds 2 handfuls pistachio nuts 2 handfuls sunflower seeds Get them on a chopping board, crush them up a bit leaving some large chunks here and there. Put some heat under a frying pan and just straight up dry fry them for about 10 minutes. After 8(ish) minutes sprinkle some sea salt in there too.   You’ve now got a jar (or whatever you put the finished …

Little Liv’s Superfood Salad

My little sister is home from college for the Easter Holidays and wanted to get involved in metabolism boosters week, so she knocked up this Superfood Salad. What you see before you may seem to be an unusual combination of flavours, but each has its own health benefit and it makes for a very tasty lunch or snacking platter. 1/2 Avocado – boosts the metabolism by protecting the energy-producing part of cells according to Elle. Handful Blueberries – full of great antioxidants, which your body can use to clear free radicals. Handful Walnuts – These contain around seven grams of protein per ounce, making them the best choice for boosting the metabolism says Daniel Bartlett at Huffington Post. 1 Peeled Beetroot – Not a specified metabolism booster, but a certified superfood due to its ability to cleanse and aid digestion. 2 tbsps Pomegranate Seeds – Rich with vitamin A, B and C, all metabolism boosters. 2 Slivers of Cheddar – Cheese is never going to be a health food *sigh* but, calcium is a diet essential. Few Squares Dark Chocolate – Don’t …