Growing up in Australia there was always an abundance of spices and fresh seafood on our dinner table – and these are the flavours I still crave.
Eating well is no longer about denial and deprivation, but rather about eating foods that provide full-spectrum satiety. The following recipes do just that by delighting all the senses and nourishing both body and soul. Along with my own recipes I have also included a few from some of my favourite healthy chefs – including Natasha Corrett who first introduced me to alkaline eating. Enjoy!
Laura Bond, Serves 2.
This wonderfully rich paella makes a nutritious and delicious evening meal- perfect for hot summer nights.
Made using Sprouted Brown Rice, it is packed with easily digested nutrients, including fibre, B vitamins & amino acids.
Laura Bond, Serves 2
If you enjoy meat now and again – as I do – make sure it’s the highest quality. Organic grass-fed meat is rich in vitamins, minerals and fat-burning nutrients like conjugated linolenic acid (CLA). Beneficial omega-3 fatty acids are also fifty percent higher in organic meat according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
Laura Bond, Makes 6
Fill the bottom of the ice-lolly moulds with a thin layer of roughly chopped cashews. Set in the freezer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, whizz all the remaining ingredients in a blender and pour into the ice-lolly moulds and freeze. I use stain-less steel ice-lolly moulds from The Tickle Trunk.
Laura Bond, Serves 10
Buttermilk is the secret to good banana bread, according to my sister Emerald (who has trained as a chef in Paris). So I thought I would try making it with coconut kefir a non-dairy alternative. It worked a treat.
From Anjali Malhotra, Perfect Morsel
‘The whole wheat spaghettini makes this dish hearty, the kalamata olives add a tangy balance to the heat of the harissa, the lemon zest echoes the bitter tartness in the rest of the dish, the pine nuts add a roasted crunch.’
Laura Bond Makes approx. 8 balls.
These easy to make balls are a great snack for when you’re feeling overwhelmed and on-the-go. Cacao is one of the richest sources of magnesium, known as the stress-busting mineral. Cashews will also help you stay calm as they contain pre-cursors to serotonin. They are also packed with protein and low on sugar.
Laura Bond, Serves 4
Bone broth is rich in minerals – like calcium and magnesium – and amino-acids which are essential for energy and repair. Plus, the gelatin found in bone broth is highly supportive for the digestion.
Laura Bond, Serves 8-10
I developed this recipe for Planet Organic using their sprouted-buckwheat flour. Not only is buckwheat flour gluten free but when you ‘activate’ or sprout the grain, enzymes are released which break down anti-nutrients and make the bread more nutritious and digestible.
Laura Bond, Serves 1
Bone broth is rich in bioavailable nutrients and is one of the only foods to contain collagen – to rehydrate your skin after a big night. The B6 in buckwheat can offset nausea and eggs contain the precursor to glutathione to help your body detox.
Laura Bond Serves 1
Bees adore buckwheat. A bonus since I love bees and find this non-grain, non-gluten carb so very satisfying.
It’s a solid source of vegan protein, it improves blood cholesterol and has even been shown to inhibit cancer.