The Holistic Ingredient - The Vitality Revolution

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- The Holistic Ingredient.

Food has undoubtedly been my medicine and is proof that a whole foods diet, resplendent with organic fresh vegetables, is the only way. I hope with all my heart that these recipes inspire you to feed your body with the goodness it deserves.

My Food Blog

Displaying recipes across all categories tagged 'Vegetarian'.

Spicy Sunflower Seed Veggie Burgers

Vegans and vegetarians rejoice, we have a hearty, protein packed burger for you to sink your teeth into.

Most Epic Corn Fritters with Avocado Salsa

A dude food vegetarian dish brought to you by The Healthy Cook, Dan Churchill.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale Pesto & Pine Nuts.

A heart warming, belly nourishing, comfort food sweet potato gnocchi. Quality carbs and healthy fats. A vegetarian friendly recipe by Lola Berry.

Dairy Free Nachos, a recipe by Jessica Cox.

Nutritionist Jess Cox turns the once unhealthy nachos into a nutritious dish that is fit for dinner. Perfect for a Friday night in with friends.

Quinoa Salad with Zucchini, Peas and Preserved Lemon

Quinoa, the perfect ingredient to transform a summer salad into a dish more suitable for the cooler climes ahead.

A Middle Eastern Inspired Hummus

The perfect accompaniment to the Hearty Tempeh Falafels we whipped up from Lesh's eBook 'Nourished' earlier in the week.

A "Nourished" eBook review (plus an awesome falafel recipe)

An all bases covered 'holistic guide' to cooking and eating; if you're looking for an affordable and inspiring cookbook, Nourished may well be it.

A Crispy Root Vegetable Threesome

A trio of crisps, seasoned lovingly with thyme. Perfect for a 'veg' out on Valentine's Day.

Spicy Yoghurt Marinated Roast Cauliflower

I have become a little obsessed with cauliflower as a fantastic alternative to starchy root vegetables. This stunning looking recipe for Spicy Yoghurt Marinated Roast Cauliflower is one of my favourites - yum scrum!

Cauliflower Toast

Given many of us choose not to eat toast often (if at all), I'm hoping this alternative, made with Cauliflower, will win your hearts, as it did mine.

Healthy-as Curried Egg

As a child, curried egg sandwiches (complete with fluffy white supermarket bread and butter) were the business.  Now, this moist, squeezing out the sides deliciousness has returned to my life (sans store bought mayo and other nasties) and it's a total delight.

Super Spicy Vegie Mash

How much do you love it when a massively simple and effortless 'accidental' dinner creates a taste sensation? (I love it a lot). This little accident was a party in my mouth and is being shared on the blog so I never forget it.

Quinoa, Goats Cheese & Roast Vegetable Frittatas

These two scrumptious frittatas were born out of a fridge of left overs. Amazing!

Raw Mixed Seed and Herb Crackers

My foray into raw cracker making is a relatively new one and I’ll be honest, it took a while to get around to making it happen.

Beetroot Quinoa

Last week I posted a photo on my instagram feed and one of the easiest dishes of all time and it attracted a little attention (seriously not worthy of it's lack of effort!).

Raw Pesto Zucchini Spaghetti

I can't tell you how much fun I had making this tasty plate of food on the weekend. If I wasn't concerned about waste I seriously could've kept pushing vegies through this little contraption just for the fun of it.

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“Just saying...

... If you’ve got cooked quinoa and leftovers in your fridge you can combine all sorts of ingredients to produce delectable hot cakes in a flash. Before you do though, have a go at my spicy fish cakes – not only are they guaranteed to delight, they’re full of flavor and goodness too."

You’ll find the recipe for Thai Inspired Fish Cakes in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Fishcakes.

... Raw cacao is the highest antioxidant food on the planet. Not only is great for the heart and brain, it's also a mood elevator and an antidepressant. Use it for your own chocolate or add it to drinks, smoothies, breakfast dishes and baking."

You’ll find lots of delicious recipes using raw cacao in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Raw Cacao.

... Almond milk is a fantastic fiber-rich and healthy fat alternative to dairy. It's super easy to make at home, and can be used in porridges, smoothies or in yummy baked goods."

Find out how to make creamy Almond Milk to perfection in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Almond Milk.

... Eggs (or magic bullets as I like to call them) are a great source of protein. These oval-shaped staples are also packed with vitamin A, potassium and many B vitamins and are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D."

Start your day off the right way with my versatile Sweet Omelette. Get the recipe in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Eggs.

... Nori is the Japanese name for edible seaweed, fantastic for the immune system, thyroid function, adrenals and hormone function. Nori sheets make for a hugely versatile and easy lunch ‘wrap’. "

Find out exactly what yummy ingredients I use to fill my Nori Rolls in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Nori.

... Chia is the richest plant based source of omega-3, dietary fibre, protein and antioxidants. It's one of my favourite super foods because chia can be whatever flavour you want it to be! These highly versatile little seeds can be used in smoothies, baking, cereals or raw treats."

Try my super easy recipe for Raw Carrot Cake Chia Parfait from my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Chia.

... Goji berries are considered one of the world’s top super foods. Not only are they highly nutritious, they're also high in protein content, rich in minerals and vitamins and contain all essential amino acids. They're perfect as a stand-alone snack, in cereal, smoothies, through salads or as a nutritional tea."

Add goji berries to my Overnight Berry Chia Parfait. Get the recipe in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Goji Berries.

... The Holistic Ingredient loves five:am, and their yoghurt loves us back. An excellent source of protein, yoghurt will replenish good gut bacteria, aid digestion and boost immunity."

Add a healthy dollop of good quality natural organic yoghurt to the Thai Inspired Bircher Muesli. Find the recipe in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Yoghurt.

... Organic or pure maple syrup is my natural sweetener of choice. It's a great source of manganese, and also boosts the immune system while reducing inflammation. Because it isn't processed, maple syrup is free of chemically modified ingredients and makes great alternative to refined sugar."

I use just a touch to sweeten the “Any Meal of the Day” Green Smoothie, found in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Maple Syrup.

... A renowned superfood, maca powder is said to increase energy, libido, endurance and strength. Maca is sweet in flavour and a great alternative to sugar."

Add some maca to the Beetroot & Cacao Pink Sunset Smoothie recipe from my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Maca Powder.

... When you’re in a screaming hurry to get out the door in the morning, you need a quick and easy breakfast that will both sustain you and energise you. The very best breakfast is one that incorporates low GI carbohydrates, protein and good fats."

Get your morning off to a flying start with our Meal in a Mouthful Savoury Loaf.
The recipe is available in the eBook 'A Nourishing Morning'."

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Meal Mouthful.

... A strong immune system should be a consideration year-round, not just as winter approaches. Carrots contain loads of beta-carotene, a powerful phytonutrient that serves to boost your immune system’s production of infection fighting cells."

The recipe for our Carrot, Apple & Ginger Immunity Juice is in the eBook 'A Nourishing Morning'.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Carrots and Apple.

... Eggs are a crucial component of baked goods because they provide moisture and volume. Perhaps you are intolerant or vegan, or perhaps the backyard chook isn’t pulling her weight. Whatever the case, I’m here to tell you that your baked goods can be fluffy and wholesome without them."

Find our Easy Egg Substitutions page in the eBook 'A Nourishing Morning'. Go on, give it a 'crack'!

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... More Eggs.

... Get more blood flowing to your brain (and more clever thoughts flowing from it!) by incorporating beets to your diet. Beets contain high concentrations of nitrates, which are converted into nitrites in the body. Nitrites open blood vessels thus increase blood flow to the brain and oxygen throughout the body."

Sharpen your mind with The Beet Brain Booster Juice, recipe available in the eBook 'A Nourishing Morning'.

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Beetroot.