Recipes to inspire
The recipes at Well Nourished have been designed to inspire you to create healthy, nourishing and delicious meals simply and quickly. The basic whole food ingredients heal and nourish your body in a way only ‘real’ food can. If you feel you ‘don’t have time to prepare healthy meals,’ I would ask if you to consider if you have the time to be unwell? I know I don’t.
Cooking whole food meals does not mean endless hours in the kitchen, although it will involve some forethought and organisation. I personally have a routine to keep my pantry well stocked to minimise the time I spend shopping. Click here for tips about shopping well. I prepare many meals in bulk (to freeze for those days that escape me) and I often double up for lunches. For example, if I’m cooking a roast for dinner, I’ll cook two chickens – one for dinner and another for the weeks lunches (meat and salad, fresh spring rolls, sushi, sandwiches). If I’m steaming vegetables, I’ll often have eggs for the following days lunch boiling in the pot below the steamer.
There are so many things you can do to prepare extra food that doesn’t require a whole lot of extra time in the kitchen. I share shortcuts and time saving tips often on social media so connect with me there.
The recipes are formatted with many ‘options’ and ‘variations’ for either omitting or interchanging ingredients. The reason I have structured the recipes this way is:
- To demonstrate the flexibility within a recipe. With the exception of baking, cooking is not an exact science. Well Nourished recipes allow you to be creative and once you have gained confidence in the kitchen, you should be able to combine a group of flavours without following a recipe.
- To allow for dietary restrictions and food aversions. I try to give options for vegetarian, vegan, dairy, wheat, gluten, grain, nut, egg, onion, garlic, soy, yeast, coconut, legume-free and fructose friendly dishes where possible. If you have dietary restrictions or really dislike certain foods, then choose the variation or combination of variations that suits you best. Also, if you don’t have a certain ingredient in your pantry, chances are you can still create the dish by either omitting or replacing the missing ingredient.
- So you can choose to make a very simple meal with only a few ingredients, or build flavour and most importantly nourishment with a few more ingredients and a little extra effort.
- I also do my best to include a standard and thermomix method (if suitable for the recipe).
Also, look out for time saving, storage or nutritional tips in each recipe.
Remember, the recipe is just a guideline, a source of inspiration. Experiment! Enjoy creating your own deliciousness and nourishing your family with delicious SLOW (seasonal, local, organic, whole) foods.