Monday, 11 June 2012

Zucchini Fritters

Try transforming that sad zucchini laying at the bottom of your fridge into these yummy treats.
I found this recipe on and tweaked it a little to make it gluten free. 

Great on their own or as a side.

2 Medium or 1 Large zucchini coarsely grated
1/2 cup SR GF Flour
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 egg, whisked
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
2 tsp Italian dried herbs
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
4 tsp olive oil

Place the zucchini in a colander and squeeze out as much excess moisture as possible. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in GF self raising flour, Parmesan, egg, parsley, dried herbs, salt & nutmeg.

Heat up 2 tsp olive oil in a non-stick frypan over medium-high heat.  Drop four 2-tablespoonful measures of zucchini mixture into pan and cook for 1 1/2 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through.  Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.  Repeat adding oil as necessary.


Monday, 4 June 2012

Please Sir, can I have some more?

The good people at Brookfarm recently sent me a free sample of their new PORRIJ

The sample had been lying on the kitchen counter for a while and my eldest son asked me several times over the past week "are you ever going to eat that mum?" Well to be honest, I was a bit sceptical. Could Brookfarm pull it off? I mean could they deliver what we expect from the every day garden variety -especially when I eyeballed the ingredients and saw cinnamon and thought to myself..  oh dear, the cinnamon is going to be overkill..  yeah right.. like I'm an expert.. pfffft

So I summoned all of my courage and went in head on - adding 1/3 cup of milk and microwaving for 90 seconds.  I added a little more milk, half a banana and drizzled with honey and..

I can confidently say.. WELL DONE Brookfarm, I think you've nailed it.  It really was quite delicious and you've managed to successfully duplicate the porridge texture with organic brown rice, millet and quinoa.  What a triumph.

If you have been missing that steaming bowl of porridge of the oaty variety, despair no more! 

MOOOOORE??  Why not! Get into it. 
Check out their website for your nearest stockist

Ingredients: Organic brown rice, organic millet, almonds, organic quinoa, organic amaranth, organic golden flaxseed, macadamias, cinnamon