THIS SUMMER’S SIGNATURE COCKTAILS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3647 ‘When Juicing meets Boozing…’ It’s about time juicing met boozing. Vegies have fast become a new favourite among bartenders for the earthy notes and nutrients they bring to mixed drinks. Treat yourself to one of the blends below for a twist on your usual cocktail; it’s up to you whether you juice your own produce or go with …

ASPARAGUS PANCAKES WITH SMOKED SALMON

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3638 (Serves 4)   Ingredients: 100g buckwheat flour 100g plain four 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 284ml pot buttermilk 1 egg, beaten 50g butter, melted 2 tsp rapeseed or vegetable oil 18 asparagus spears, halved to make 36 shorter spears 140g smoked salmon 150ml pot soured cream a few lemon wedges   Method: Heat oven …

THAI FRIED PRAWN & PINEAPPLE RICE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3634 (Serves 4)   Ingredients: 2 tsp sunfower oil bunch spring onions, greens and whites separated, both sliced 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped into small chunks 140g pineapple, chopped into bite-sized chunks 3 tbsp Thai green curry paste 4 tsp light soy sauce, plus extra to serve 300g cooked basmati rice (brown, white or a mix – about …

PORRIDGE WITH PEAR AND APRICOTS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3622 (Makes 4 serving – suitable from 6 months)   Ingredients: 1 ripe pear, peeled, cored and chopped 4 ready-to-eat dried apricots, chopped 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped 4 tbsp water 150ml milk 15g porridge oats (approximately 3 tbsp)   Method: Put the fruit in a saucepan with the water. Cover and cook for about …

SWEET POTATO PEAR AND BROCCOLI PUREE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3615 (Makes 4 servings – Suitable from 6 months) Ingredients: 15g butter 150g leek, chopped 250g sweet potato, diced 150g butternut squash, diced 200g pear, peeled and diced 500ml water 80g broccoli, chopped 100ml milk 50g Parmesan cheese, grated   Method: Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the leek, sweet potato, squash and pear. Gently sauté over …

LOW FAT LEMON YOGHURT & RASPBERRY CAKE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3603 (Serves 16)   Ingredients: 2 large eggs 225g golden caster sugar 225g Greek yogurt finely grated zest 3 lemons 100g ground almonds 150g self-raising flour 1tsp baking powder for the syrup: juice 5 lemons 150g golden granulated sugar 200g raspberries   Method: Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin. Heat oven to 170C, gas 3. Whisk together …

LOW FAT LEMON POPPY SEED SPONGE CAKE WITH LEMON DRIZZLE ICING

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3578 (Serves 6–8) Ingredients: 4 extra-large eggs, separated zest & juice of 1 lemon 150g castor sugar 3 tbs water 100g self-raising flour 40g custard powder or cornflour 2 tbs poppy seeds Icing: 1 cup icing sugar zest & juice of ½ lemon lemon zest to garnish   Method: Preheat oven to 180’C. In a …

15 WAYS YOU ARE SABOTAGING YOUR SLEEP

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3563   Struggling to drift off? Waking up groggy and tired? You might inadvertently be reponsible for your lack of sleep.   Bad sleeping habits is one of the biggest metabolism-killers out there… yes ladies! Not sleeping enough or not going through the correct R.E.M. sleeping patterns is making us burn less fat… eeeeeek! Somehow, getting a good night’s sleep is seen …

MARINATED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS WITH PECORINO CHEESE

MARINATED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS WITH PECORINO CHEESE (Serves 6)   Ingredients:  6 large Portobello mushrooms each 12-15cm in diameter 40 g Fresh breadcrumbs 1 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf (Italian) parsley 150 g Pecorino, Asiago or Parmesan-style cheese, grated coarse sea salt freshly ground Black pepper marinade: 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar …

GIANT BUTTER BEAN STEW

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3482 (Serves 6)   Ingredients: 4 x 235g cans organic butter beans or 500g dried butter beans 100ml Greek extra virgin olive oil 3 small red onions, finely sliced 2 large carrots, finely sliced 3 celery stalks with leaves, finely chopped 4 sundried tomatoes, sliced 1kg ripe tomatoes, skinned, deseeded and finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, chopped …

CUCUMBER & CORIANDER REFRESHER

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3466 (Makes 1)   Ingredients: few ice cubes few sprigs coriander stick of cucumber chilled tonic water   Method: Put ice cubes and coriander sprigs into a tumbler glass. Add a chunky stick of cucumber as a stirrer and top up with chilled tonic water. Give everything a good mix and enjoy. *BBC Good Food Magazine Middle East* …

BASIL & STRAWBERRY FIZZ

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3461 (Makes a jug for 4)   Ingredients: 1 small bunch basil leaves 500ml sparkling water 1,5l sprite zero 200g sliced strawberries   Method: The night before, whizz the leaves from a small bunch basil with 500ml water. Fill 2-3 ice cube trays and freeze overnight until solid. On the day, mix sparkling water with chilled lemonade in a large …

PRAWNS AND BRINJALS IN OYSTER SAUCE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3451 (Serves 6)   Ingredients: 3 tbs sunflower oil, plus 2 tsp 1 brinjal, cut into rounds then 1cm strips 1 red pepper, cut into strips 6 spring onions, trimmed and cut into matchsticks small piece finely chopped ginger 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced 175g large raw prawns 3 tbs oyster sauce cooked rice or egg noodles, …

MINTY PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3426 (Serves 2)   Ingredients: 200g pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks a few mint leaves 50g baby spinach leaves 25g oats 2 tbs linseeds a handful of unsalted, unroasted cashew nuts fresh lime juice, to taste 200ml water, chilled Method: Put all the ingredients in a blender, then process until smooth. If it’s too thick, add more water (up …

SWEET SESAME CHILLI CHICKEN

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3416 (Serves 4)   Ingredients: 2 tbs sunfower oil 1 large onion, halved and sliced 3 cloves of garlic, fnely chopped 5cm piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped 4 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces 300g pak choi, trimmed, leaves separated and larger leaves halved 2 tbs sesame seeds 2 tsp cornfour 1 tbs soy sauce, plus extra …

MUSHROOM & BASIL OMELETTE WITH SMASHED TOMATO

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3410 (Serves 2)   Ingredients: 2 tomatoes, halved 3 medium eggs 1 tbsp snipped chive 300g chestnut mushrooms, sliced 1 tsp unsalted butter 2 tbsp low-fat cream cheese (to lessen calories, substitute with cottage cheese) 1 tbsp finely chopped basil leaves   Method: Heat the grill to its highest setting and place the tomatoes on a …

HERB PESTO WITH SPAGHETTI

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3398 (Serves 4)   Ingredients: 100g mixed soft herbs (choose between basil, fat-leaf parsley, mint, chives, dill – or whatever you have in your garden or fridge) 300ml crème fraiche 100g parmesan, grated 100g pine nuts, toasted 200g spaghetti   Method: Put the herbs, crème fraiche and parmesan in a food processor and whizz together. Add the pine nuts and …

SESAME PANEER WRAPS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3393 (Serves 4)   Ingredients: 4 tbs chilli sauce 100g natural low fat yogurt 450g paneer, cut into cubes 100g sesame seeds 2 tbs sunfower oil 1 carrot, peeled and grated ½ cucumber, halved, deseeded and sliced into batons 2 little gem lettuces, shredded 4 small whole-wheat tortillas wraps, heated according to pack instructions   Method: Mix 1 …

ADDICTIVE AVO SMASH

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3373 (Serves 1)   Ingredients: ½ ripe avocado 2 cubes goat’s cheese pinch chilli flakes handful pumpkin seeds (pepitas) pinch sea salt and cracked black pepper 1 piece whole-wheat seeded low GI bread, toasted squeeze lemon juice   Method: Put the avocado and goat’s cheese into a bowl and mash using a fork until combined but still …

PICNIC PERFECT SPINACH AND HALLOUMI MUFFINS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3355 (makes 12 muffins)   Ingredients: 250g flour 2 tbs sugar (or honey) 2 tsp baking powder 100ml olive oil 125ml plain low fat yoghurt 180ml low fat milk 1 chilli, de-seeded and chopped (optional) zest of 1 lemon 100g halloumi, grated or cut into cubes (or feta) 300g baby spinach leaves ½ bunch mint and dill, finely …

PERI PERI FISH & BAKED CHIPS WITH SPICY PEAS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3334 (Serves 2)   Ingredients: 375g potatoes, cut into chips 2 tsp olive oil juice ½ lemon 2 tbs piri-piri marinade 2 white fsh fllets   Method: Turn oven to fan 180C/conventional 200C/gas 6. Toss the chips with half the olive oil and half the lemon juice, arrange in a layer on a baking tray, then season. …

CAULIFLOWER CHEESE BURGERS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3324 (Serves 6)   Ingredients: 1 very small head of caulifower (about 200g), trimmed and separated into forets 140g tinned haricot beans, drained 85g fresh breadcrumbs 140g mature cheddar 2 tbs chopped fresh fat-leaf parsley a sprinkling of grated nutmeg fnely grated rind of 1 lemon 1 tbs roasted chopped hazelnuts 1 large egg white 2 …

ROASTED SQUASH, GOAT’S CHEESE AND ASPARAGUS SALAD

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3313   Ingredients: 650g/1lb7oz butternut squash, peeled 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 dried chillies, crumbled 1 cinnamon stick, broken into slices leaves of 1 bunch of sage 200ml/7floz olive oil 5 tbsp balsamic vinegar salt and freshly ground black pepper 2½ tbs brown sugar 55g/2oz fresh goats’ cheese, crumbled 20 asparagus spears, steamed 100g/3½oz loosely packed …

SWEET POTATO, SALMON AND TOMATO MASH

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3267 (Makes 4 portions – Suitable from 6 months as a puree, or from 7/8 months as a mash)   Ingredients: 350g sweet potato, peeled and chopped 100g salmon fillet 4 tbs milk 25g parmesan cheese, grated 2 tomatoes, skinned and chopped 1 tbs basil, chopped   Method: Cook the sweet potato in boiling water …

CHICKEN, CHEESE AND TOMATO TOAST FINGERS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3243 (Makes 8 fingers – Suitable for babies from 12 months)   Ingredients: 2 slices of wholemeal bread a knob of tub margarine 50g cooked chicken, chopped 20g mozzarella cheese, grated 1 tbs snipped fresh chives 1 tbs mayonnaise 1 tomato, deseeded and diced   Method: Preheat the oven grill. Toast the bread in a toaster then …

SPRING SALAD WITH TARRAGON VINNAIGRETTE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3231 (Serves )   Ingredients: 2 tbs red-wine vinegar 2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp whole-grain mustard 1/4 tsp dried tarragon Pinch of salt Pinch of freshly ground pepper 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/2 bunch asparagus, tough ends trimmed 2 large hard-boiled eggs 5 cups mixed salad greens 10 cherry tomatoes 1 tin sardines, …

RED PEPPER & GOATS CHEESE FRITTATA

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3199 (Serves 6)   Ingredients: 8 eggs 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup sliced red bell pepper 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese   Method: Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Whisk eggs, …