Firstly I would like to apologise for my absence over the past week – it’s been a busy one at work and I haven’t had much spare time to blog. However, I have managed to perfect a three course meal suitable for clean eaters, vegetarians and coeliacs – for those times when you want to have people over but don’t want to break your diet! I’m going to aim to do each recipe so that it can feed up to 4 people, however I do live alone so this may vary depending on how much food people eat (as with every recipe).
First Course/Starter – Flaxseed Bread with Guaca-HOLYMOLY
What you need:
For the Bread:
- 2 cups milled flaxseed
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 tsp bicarb of soda OR baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
For the Guaca-HOLYMOLY
- 3 avocados
- 1 1/2 tsp Cayenne Chilli Pepper
- Dried Mixed Herbs (for garnish)
This recipe is super simple!
For the bread:
Preheat your oven to 200oc or 180oc for a fan oven.
In a mixing bowl (or, if you don’t have one like me, in a large pan), put the milled flaxseed and add 3 eggs, mix this all together so it is a wet mixture.
Add the bicarb of soda/baking powder, ground almonds and salt and mix again, it’s going to dry up pretty quickly so now is the time to crack in the extra egg and add the 3 tbsp of water.
Mix it all up until it is almost a lumpy cake mixture consistency.
That is it, all you need to do now is pour it in to a small loaf pan, pop it in the oven and wait 20-25 mins. Stick a knife through the centre and if it comes out clean, it’s ready! This bread is delicious and surprisingly light – you can add nuts to it or leave it plain. It’s so versatile, it’s worth playing around with adding different ingredients to see how it turns out! (I will be experimenting with Monterey Jack cheese and jalapenõs soon).
For the Guaca-HOLYMOLY:
Cut the avocados in half and remove the stones. Remove the peel and place all the flesh in to a bowl, cut in to small chunks. Mash the avocado flesh with the back of a fork until it’s a smooth consistency (this can take some elbow grease and patience! It may be easier to do these one at a time). Add in the Cayenne Chilli Pepper and mix it all up, I would suggest doing this a bit at a time and tasting throughout until it’s at a heat that you are happy with.
Once the bread is cool enough, spread the Guaca-HOLYMOLY on to sliced pieces and garnish by sprinkling some dried mixed herbs over the top.
SO SO EASY, yet so full of flavour!
Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments section below.