29 April 2018

how to: vegan pesto

There’s nothing like a fresh, homemade pesto to uplift meals to gourmet status, and these dairy-free recipes are a perfect match for pasta, noodles, grilled vegetables and more. 

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04 April 2018

OUR FAVOURITE: NOURISHING SOUPS

  • NOURISHING SOUPS

    Slow down and curl up with a bowl of warming, nutrient-rich soup – wonderful for simple weeknight suppers, warming weekday lunches and leisurely weekend feasts.


  • Tomato and root vegetable minestrone

    Ensure you’re getting your daily vegetable intake with this energising take on a classic Italian minestrone.


  • Chickpea and broccoli soup with pecorino croutons

    Topped with crispy sourdough breadcrumbs, this vibrant broccoli soup is bolstered by chickpeas and enhanced with pecorino cheese.


  • Chicken meatball soup with cavolo nero

    A hot, clear broth with tasty chicken meatballs and greens is a virtuous meal for any day of the week.


  • Ham lentil and kale soup

    A wholesome bowl that will go a long way, this soup borders on a stew with its combination of puy lentils, ham hock, macaroni and kale.


  • Mushroom and ginger soup with turkey dumplings and greens

    Lightly spiced with ginger and filled with protein-rich ingredients, this soup is guaranteed to satisfy on cool evenings.


  • Chicken soup

    Perfect for those feeling a little under the weather, this chicken noodle soup is a feel-good feast.


  • Sweet potato harissa soup tahini crispy chickpeas

    This vibrant orange bowl is flavoured with harissa and creamy tahini, and given a protein-boost by chickpeas.


  • Roasted sweet potato and coconut soup

    Those who love a classic pumpkin soup will love this creamy sweet potato blend on a winter’s night.

Those seeking solace in a rounded meal during the cooler months can take time to enjoy a soothing bowl of soup – filled with the season’s starring vegetables and immune-boosting ingredients.

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03 January 2018

Our favourite: icy cool treats

  • Frozen Fruity Treats

    Cool down this summer with these refreshing fruity treats — frozen until ready to serve, they’re perfect for a day by the pool or easy entertaining.


  • Banana and mango ice-cream

    Smooth and creamy, banana and mango makes a better-for-you treat packed full of fresh fruity goodness.


  • Beetroot cashew and orange smoothie popsicle

    Bursting with flavour, these beetroot, cashew and orange smoothie popsicles are the perfect afternoon treat.


  • Coconut ice-cream with peach and nectarine swirl

    This dairy-free ice-cream is made using coconut cream and perfected with a decadent peach and nectarine swirl.


  • Cucumber lime and mint popsicles

    The perfect remedy to a hot summer’s day... these cucumber, lime and mint popsicles even look cool.


  • Mango coconut and chia popsicles

    Perfect for a sizzling hot day, these mango, coconut and chia popsicles are both light and incredibly satisfying.


  • Raspberry and lime ice-cream

    This simple dairy-free ice-cream combines sweet summer berries with lime - keep it in the freezer for heat-busting emergencies!


  • Raspberry thyme and lemonade popsicles

    Sit back and relax by the pool with a home-made popsicle, full of flavour and chunks of fresh fruit.

Summer’s here and the perfect antidote to scorching hot days? One of these scrumptious summer treats - that just happen to be dairy-free. Click on each image for the recipe.

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01 January 2018

Our favourite: vegetarian meals

  • Vegetarian Meals

    From Italian braised beans to roast tomato and haloumi lasagne - your meat-free Monday wish list will last all week!


  • Kale, pea and ricotta fritters

    Packed with wholesome ingredients, these fritters make for a sensational savoury snack or delicious breakfast.


  • Roast cauliflower pizza

    Topped with roasted cauliflower, feta and fresh rocket, this nourishing pizza will keep them coming back for more.


  • Pumpkin spinach and basil pasta

    For a better-for-you take on a classic pasta, look to pumpkin for an easy, healthy and delicious substitute.


  • Grilled-broccolini-and-labne-almond-tart

    Cheat sheet - swap out the pastry base for a healthy twist. Try this delicious savoury tart with a crushed almond base.


  • Charred broccoli and brown rice salad

    For a nourishing weeknight dish, this brown rice salad is perfect as a light main or a tasty side. It's even great for lunch the next day!


  • Roast tomato basil haloumi lasagne

    Transform your traditional lasagne with our comforting and crowd pleasing roast tomato, basil and haloumi version - so yum!


  • Italian braised beans with tomato and rosemary

    A hearty stew is the perfect way to pack in important proteins and this classic Italian braised bean dish does just that!


  • Baked chilli tofu and kale noodles with black sesame dressing

    As delicious as they are glamorous - you'll find these chilli tofu and kale noodles on high rotation at your place very soon!


  • Open faced supergreen burgers with sweet potato fries

    For a deluxe vegetarian burger, look no further than our supergreen with a side of sweet potato fries.

In need of inspirational vegetarian meal ideas? Make the most of the season’s fresh and natural produce with these impressively delicious veggie dishes - just click on the image for the recipe. 

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14 March 2017

GO GREEN FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY

  • Go green... feel virtuous!

    We're celebrating St Patrick's Day with a feast of green. From snacks to salads and everything in between


  • Celeriac watercress pea and ham hock soup

    This ham hock soup is packed with vibrant, fresh vegetables and a simple nourishing broth.


  • Cucumber lime and mint popsicles

    You can beat the heat with these cucumber, lime and mint popsicles – cool, light and refreshing!


  • Pandan key lime icebox pie

    Feeling tropical? One slice of this zesty lime pie with its biscuity base and luscious pillowy ice-cream and you will be transported.


  • Ginger matcha latte doughnuts

    These beauties are baked, not fried! Ginger matcha latte doughnuts topped with a layer of shimmering green tea icing.


  • Kale and spinach omelette

    A quick and easy midweek meal that's brimming with the good stuff and even better, it works for breakfast, lunch or dinner!


  • Matcha green tea ice-cream

    Crunchy waffle cone dipped in dreamy white chocolate and sprinkled with pistachios teamed with refreshing matcha ice-cream... heaven!


  • Super green rice paper rolls

    The perfect little roll of green goodness... ready for lunch. Betel leaves, green cabbage, snow peas, basil leaves, mint and avocado... yum!


  • Green smoothies

    Is there a better way to start the day? Whip up a smoothie brimming with good-for-you ingredients and superfoods.


  • Watercress and walnut pesto pasta salad

    Perfect for a busy weeknight, this watercress and walnut pesto salad is made almost entirely from pantry staples.

We’re celebrating St Patrick’s Day with a feast of green. From snacks to salads and everything in between. Click on each pic for their recipes.  

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28 February 2017

fresh + light: lunch rolls


  • Fresh + Light: rolled lunches

    ​From raw tuna tortilla to sweet potato omelette and smoked salmon avocado spinach rolls, your lunchtime fare has become a lot more exciting!


  • Raw tuna and avocado tortilla

    A virtuous spin on the Mexican classic that's super simple to make and is sure to go down a real treat!


  • Kimchi and green tea noodle sushi

    We've experimented with a few different ingredients – like kimchi, nori and green tea soba noodles – to make this Fresh + Light sushi dish.


  • Smoked salmon avocado and spinach rolls

    Salmon, avocado and spinach - the perfect combination for a light and wholesome lunch!


  • Quinoa sushi with chilli tofu and avocado

    Using protein-packed quinoa in place of rice gives this traditional sushi dish a deliciously Fresh + Light upgrade.


  • Sweet potato omelette

    Give your lunch a protein-packed and flavour-filled boost with this sweet potato and labne omelette.


  • Spicy tofu and green tea noodles rice paper rolls

    A light, yet satisfying lunch option bursting with flavour and freshness in the form of tofu and green tea noodle rice paper rolls.


  • Supergreen ricepaper rolls

    Fill your lunch with the good stuff – think betel leaves, green cabbage, snow peas, basil leaves, mint and avocado – and you'll soon start to feel good from the inside, out!


  • Turkey kimchi and quinoa rice paper rolls

    Try something a little different and add a layer of nutritious spinach leaves to your rice paper rounds. That's lunch, sorted!

Upgrade your lunch break with these clever rolled lunches. From amazing sushi to flavoursome tortillas and fresh rice paper rolls, they’re deliciously satisfying and so simple to make!

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20 February 2017

Fresh + Light: simple dinners

  • weeknight winners

    Stuck for dinner ideas? No problem. We've got your midweek meals sorted with these positively virtuous Fresh + Light recipes.


  • Brown rice and tofu teriyaki balls

    Try your hand at these meat-free meatballs, full of tofu, chickpeas and nutty brown rice. Add homemade teriyaki sauce and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds as the finishing touch.


  • Kale pumpkin and sage quinoa pasta

    Ever tried cooking with quinoa penne? It's naturally gluten-free! Toss it in the pot with some kale, pumpkin and chopped almonds for the perfect mid-week meal.


  • Portuguese chicken skewers

    Spice up your chicken skewers with a sprinkle of cayenne and smoked paprika, then add a burst of freshness with a dollop of coriander yoghurt sauce. So good!


  • Zucchini tuna pasta

    'Zoodles' (aka 'courgetti') are a lighter way to bulk up your noodle bowl. Just add some nuts for crunch and tuna for protein and you have yourself an all-round wholesome meal.


  • Quinoa and haloumi spring salad

    Go green with this light quinoa salad. Think fresh mint, creamy avocado and crunchy snap peas and cucumber. And let's not forget our favourite – lightly toasted haloumi.


  • Lentil veal and zucchini spelt pasta

    Try this virtuous take on spaghetti bolognese, with fresh zucchini, protein-packed lentils and wholemeal spelt spaghetti to add a mild, nutty flavour. Perfect!


  • Spiced turkey skewers

    Give your weeknight meals a boost by experimenting with new flavour combinations like these turkey mince skewers, flavoured with fragrant garlic, cumin and coriander - so good!


  • Nori prawn salad with broccolini

    Transform a simple prawn salad with a power boost! Nutritious nori flakes are a clever way to to season a salad, adding texture, colour and superfood power.

Simple and satisfying Fresh + Light weeknight meals. Click the images to see their recipes! 


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14 October 2016

quick fix: super green smoothies

Smoothies brimming with fresh fruits and vegetables, good-for-you ingredients and superfoods are our favourite way to give our bodies more nutrients and nourishment. Great to kickstart your metabolism in the morning or satisfy a 3pm energy slump, we’re sharing our secrets to help you create your own beautiful blends and get the perfect smoothie, every time.

‘I start every day with a large green smoothie that I make at home and then pour into a container that I can take in the car with me to work – I then sip on it all morning at my desk. My favourite blend is baby spinach, parsley, mint, coconut water and cucumber – no specific quantities of each, just whatever I have in the fridge.’ Donna Hay

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03 June 2016

fresh + light: top 10 better breakfasts

  • Fresh + Light: Top 10 Better Breakfasts

    Start your mornings just right with our top 10 better breakfasts to fuel your day! From on-the-go smoothies and veg-packed fritters to crunchy granola or a twist on avo on toast, these recipes from Fresh + Light are perfect for any day of the week.


  • smashed avocado toast with soft boiled egg

    Creamy smashed avocado with chia seeds and a squeeze of lime is topped with a runny egg to keep you energised for the day ahead.


  • power breakfast smoothie

    Try my power smoothie for breakfast on the go - it's loaded with almonds, silver beet and sweet mangoes.


  • cacao and puffed quinoa granola

    Chocolate doesn't always mean unhealthy. For a sweet breakfast option our cacao and puffed quinoa granola is packed with crunchy hazelnuts, slivered pistachios and omega-3 rich chia seeds.


  • zucchini and brussels sprout fritters

    Loaded with zucchini, brussels sprouts and basil these good-for-you green fritters are gluten-free and topped with goat's cheese and zesty lemon.


  • quinoa bircher muesli pistachios blueberries

    I love making this the night before for a super simple breakfast the next morning. Cinnamon and honey are the perfect pair with chewy raisins and protein-packed quinoa.


  • cauliflower and rainbow chard frittata with lemon and goat's curd

    With the goodness of cauliflower and leafy veg, this frittata recipe is ideal served hot from the oven. Even better it can double as lunch or dinner the next day!


  • cacao and hazelnut spread

    Packed with good fats and protein, this cacao and hazelnut spread is best served on fruit loaf or slathered on pancakes.


  • apple bircher popsicles

    Frozen almond milk and sweet apple slices make this breakfast ideal to grab-and-go on warmer mornings.


  • ricotta and banana toasts with cinnamon tahini

    Sweet and simple, these ricotta and banana toasts drizzled with spiced cinnamon tahini is an ideal lazy Sunday brunch.


  • cinnamon-spiced granola shards

    Full of energy-boosting puffed rice and ground sunflower seeds and almonds, our sweet and spiced granola shards will be a breakfast favourite. Find this recipe, and plenty more healthy breakfast ideas in issue #4 of Fresh + Light.

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