GRILLED RUBY GRAPEFRUIT WITH HONEY AND CINNAMON

Rise, shine and say hello to a new day with simple, fresh and delicious food I promised simple, fresh and delicious food and in todays blogs 70’s girl will deliver. Nothing shouts winter more than the groaning boughs of citrus trees straining under the weight of their load of oranges, lemons, mandarins and grapefruit. I have…

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…

LAMB MUSHROOM AND WINTER VEGETABLE SOUP

Slow cooking wins hearts in winter I am surprised, by the oohs and aahs we hear bone broth today. When I look through cookbooks and hipster café menus one would think bone broth is a revelation, a new discovery! Slow soups, stocks and cooking has been around forever in most cultures with some variations. The slow cooking draws out…

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,…

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…