RED WINTER SALAD WITH TAHINI ORANGE DRESSING

Colour, crunch and zing Let the sun shine in winter with this colourful salad palette. 19 seventiesgirl loves a salad. I took a whole lot of things out of the fridge and from the garden and made this amazing salad that would accompany any dish on a cold winters night. Add goat curd, some roasted…

SEED BREAD, GLUTEN FREE

Gluten free, pseudo grains and seeds easier to digest   Gluten free foods are more readily available now but caution still applies when buying processed foods. Many gluten free breads contain a chemical cocktail that reads like a science experiment, so read labels carefully. Bread was baked traditionally every day,  it is not a food…

ALMOND, SWEET POTATO, APRICOT AND COCONUT LOAF

A sweet treat Occasionally we all need a sweet treat. This sugar free loaf ticks every box for taste, health, portability and versatility. I bake and freeze this recipe for afternoon slumps or a quick breakfast if I am on the move early. I take it on plane, road trips, when  go bush walking and the kids…

STUFFED ROAST RED PEPPERS

Mr Seventies went to the farmers market and came home with a bag full of surprises that ranged from earthy field mushrooms to  a big bag of fresh red peppers. As you know, 19seventies girl likes to maximise plant foods when cooking and these stuffed peppers, served with a crunchy green salad, fit the bill. They can be made ahead,…

GINGER, LEMON AND HONEY TEA

Winter sneezes, coughs and colds can be kept in check with this warming lemon, ginger tea. There are  lots of things we can do to keep ourselves healthy throughout the winter that are natural, cheap, easy to do and don’t involve multiple trips to the chemist shop, doctor or stockpiles of tissues. Simple, uncomplicated changes to…

CRUNCHY RED WINTER SALAD

19seventies girl loves a salad and seriously considered eating a salad a day as one of my New Years resolutions for 2017, but who needs that type of pressure! Most days I seem to eat a salad of some sort of salad without really thinking about it. When I travel, I find the one thing…

QUICK VEGETABLE MUSHROOM SOUP WITH DULSE FLAKES

Clean up with this soup that is quick, has great flavour and warms the cockles of your heart. BOF…… short for bottom of the fridge. Sometimes we need to clean out the fridge, use up all the bits and pieces or make a quick dish from what’s around the kitchen. Many of us often cook…

FRUIT SMOOTHIE

Smoothies are a great way to maximise nutrition when you are pushed for time. I tend to stick to the same formula with my smoothies and just vary the fruit. I don’t have these everyday but they are delicious enough to include on a regular basis into your diet. Smoothies are also great for kids and…

GREEN SMOOTHIE…..my go to energiser

19seventies girl has been drinking juices and green concoctions off and on, since the late 70’s. The recipes and equipment has changed somewhat, but I have always felt the benefits of fresh vegetable juices more than any vitamin supplement could ever dish up. It’s now very hip to be into the green smoothies and many a…

CHICKEN, SEED AND ROAST VEGETABLE SALAD

Layer a salad and make a meal that’s fresh, full of flavour and texture. 19seventiesgirl loves a salad, and to be honest, I am trying to eat them more often, aiming to have one a day but not always meeting the mark. Variety is the spice of life and in this area the salad can…

BIRCHER MUESLI WITH TROPICAL FRUITS

Fabulous tasting and enough to last a few weeks, breakfast can be fuss free. Wake up sleepyhead, eating this breakfast will give a great start to the day. This is another fuss free, easy recipe that you can make enough to last a few weeks and keep in the fridge in a sealed container. I love summer,…

THE HUMBLE FRUIT BOWL

The fruit bowl has held its significance throughout history and has been used for many a still life artist to draw inspiration from. It reflects  form, season and colours of the fruits in the bowl. I love a fruit bowl and have always had one, even it only contains lemons and limes in the really hot weather….

 ALMOND MYLK, WHY NOT MAKE YOUR OWN!

The supermarket shelves are emptied as fast as they are restocked with alternate milk or mylk products. Next time you reach for a carton…..stop…… read the label and think about making your own almond milk. Just when 19seventiesgirl thought she had ditched enough of the processed foods, more surprises appear around the corner. Milk and…

EASY SUNDAY NIGHT VEGETABLE SOUP

It’s great to rummage through the beautiful cookbooks and food magazines  for inspiration and linger over the pictures but sometimes we just want a repertoire of quick, easy, go to, recipes for each season. Soups give great mileage and can be made from autumn through to spring. The choices of soups seem infinitesimal and many require little…

GOLDEN STRAWBERRY MYLK

Voo doo, hoo doo, as Mr 70’s says…… Anything 19seventiesgirl makes, left of centre in the kitchen, is given a sceptical raised eyebrow from Mr 70’s. When he drank, after some deliberation; the strawberry, turmeric smoothie I made him, I was indeed surprised.  Recently he has put the lycra on and taken up bike riding, to…

RED CABBAGE CRUNCHY SLAW WITH CHILL AND BARRAMUNDI

RED CABBAGE CRUNCHY SLAW WITH CHILL AND BARRAMUNDI A salad a day keeps the weight at bay! Let your imagination go wild in the kitchen with this fresh, crunchy, delectable, salad. Fresh food, lots of it, is best for your health, your waistline and looking great well past your years. So put down your cup…

The Perfect Poached Egg, forget diamonds and fancy cars

Mr 70’s who is no Jamie Oliver, surprised me this morning, on our 40th wedding anniversary. He has only ventured into the kitchen on a few occasions and made one of his repertoire standard dishes from a short list of 2 perfected delights…….toast and coffee don’t count as, really, I think my dog Mabel could perform that…

QUICK PRAWN COCONUT, VEGETABLE CURRY WITH BASMATI BROWN RICE

  Gluten, sugar and lactose free I love this dish for its versatility. I have used prawns but any fleshy fish, cut into bite sized chunks can be used. I have also used chicken before, instead of fish. The vegetables can be varied, depending on what you have and the season. Broccoli, snow peas, peas and…