GREEN PEA & HAM HOCK SOUP

A bag of frozen green peas just got interesting! Vibrant green, velvety texture, the aroma of this soup fills the kitchen and once served will bring a smile to everyone’s face. This soup is happiness in a bowl. Although the initial cooking time for the stock takes 2-3 hours, the recipe is easy and requires little effort in…

CREAMY, SPICY, CARROT AND COCONUT SOUP

Carrots just got interesting!  is important to make any recipe a success! Have you ever had carrots that have a bitter, kerosene taste ? This happens when to the ground is treated to kill pests that attack the carrots causing an unpleasant taste not to mention other nasties from toxic substances. I use organic carrots…

BRAISED CABBAGE & APPLE WITH PROSCUITTO & FENNEL SEEDS

The humble cabbage just danced onto centre stage again! Quick, simple, cheap and healthy, just what the doctor ordered! Cabbage is a versatile vegetable in this dish which is an oldie but a goodie.  This recipe wins hearts every time, especially in the depth of winter. Kids love it and find it easy to eat.  70’s girl served this…

COS SALAD WITH FRESH SALMON AND GOAT CURD

Home late, hungry, need a quick meal to enjoy as you, unwind for the day and have a quite chat over the soft flame of a candle. I have the perfect  recipe!   The chat over the soft light of a candle happened to be with one of my grand daughters and Mr 70’s. We had…

LASAGNA WITH MUSHROOMS, GLUTEN FREE

Comfort food, make two and freeze one. Is there anyone who doesn’t like lasagna? It is the ultimate family meal, comfort food and kids love it.  I have made this one with lean turkey mince, gluten free lasagna and goat milk instead of cow milk. This is a dish that you can pack in and hide a…

CAULIFLOWER PECORINO AND QUINOA FRITTERS

Take one large cauliflower and make multiple dishes These are healthy, yummy, quick, inexpensive and easy to cook. Cauliflower is a healthy choice food containing quercetin a powerful antioxidant with many anti inflammatory benefits. Boost your vegetable intake and give these a try. Many variations can be made from this basic recipe. With winter cauliflowers at their peak,…

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,…

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…

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…

Feta, White Bean, Spinach Dip with Toasted Pine Nuts and Basil Pesto

Gluten free Serves 12 as part of a selection of starters   19seventies girl loves a good dip at a gathering and this one definitely trumps them all. It is full of Mediterranean flavours, with a smooth creamy texture, crunch on top from the pine nuts followed by the oozy fresh flavours from the basil pesto. I…