Gluten Free Corn Fritters

Gluten Free Corn Fritters

Cooking has been a great way to revisit foods I hated as a child. Corn fritters were one such food.

I didn’t start off hating them, in fact, I loved them. After they appeared on our plates every day for a week though, the novelty wore off. This may be an exaggeration but, I never wanted to see another corn fritter in my life. This is why, now, when I plan I plan meals, I try to have at least three different meals worked into the week. Variety is the spice of life people!

Obviously, I decided to try corn fritters again, otherwise, I wouldn’t have a recipe to share today. I’m glad I did, because these are amazing; they definitely make up for the lack of corn fritter in my life.

We’ve had them twice, so far. This time around, they were served with a thoroughly unhealthy salad (so much maple syrup). I’ll share the recipe for the salad with you if I make again (sans goat cheese; it turns out Phillip REALLY hates goat cheese).

If you guys decide to make these, let me know what you think.

Gluten Free Corn Fritters
Gluten Free Corn Fritters
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Servings
2-4 people
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings
2-4 people
Cook Time
20 minutes
Gluten Free Corn Fritters
Gluten Free Corn Fritters
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Servings
2-4 people
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings
2-4 people
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Add corn, egg yolks, rice flour and baking powder to a medium bowl. Mix gently until just combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold into the corn mixture, with the red and spring onions.
  3. In a medium frying pan, heat some oil and add 1 tablespoon of batter per fritter. Cook fritters for about 1 - 2 minutes on either side (they should be a little puffed and starting to colour before flipped)
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Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

Today, I’m sharing a recipe for strawberry lemonade with you. When I first head about this stuff, it sounded magical and whimsical. I knew right away, it was something I had to try. I’m glad I made it too, because it’s fucking amazing and I’ll definitely be making it again.  Continue reading →

Homemade Strawberry Jam

homemade strawberry jam

Something has happened to me since moving to Auckland. I don’t know what it is; but, I have been recycling more, turning vegetable scraps into stock and making my own preserves.

I meal plan, and we spent our weekends driving around doing the grocery shopping. I’ve also started growing vegetables and herbs on our balcony.

For today’s post, I wanted to share the recipe  for some strawberry jam I made the other day. I always thought jam was hard to make, but it turns out it’s super easy (it’s also fucking delicious).

If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes. It would also love to know if you make jam/marmalade and what your favourite fruits to use are (I’m thinking of trying apricots next).

homemade strawberry jam
Homemade Strawberry Jam
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Servings Prep Time
1 15 oz jar* 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 15 oz jar* 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
homemade strawberry jam
Homemade Strawberry Jam
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
1 15 oz jar* 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 15 oz jar* 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: 15 oz jar*
Instructions
  1. Add strawberries and sugar to a large saucepan and bring to a medium heat. Stir constantly until the sugar has dissolved (at this point you can mash the fruit with a potato masher or a spoon).
  2. Once the sugar has fully dissolved, increase the heat to a medium high temperature and bring to the boil. Boil for about 5 - 10 minutes, until the jam has reached 105˚C on a preserving thermometer***
  3. Once ready, pour the hot jam into sterilised jars using a metal funnel, and seal with sterilised lids (we sterilise ours by placing them into the oven and heating them up in the oven beforehand****)
Recipe Notes

* About 445 ml
** If using frozen strawberries, make sure to defrost them before use. Learn from my mistakes!
*** If you don't have a thermometer, to see if the jam is ready, while it is still on the boil, use a teaspoon to place a bit onto a small plate. Leave it for about 30 seconds, then push the jam with your finger. If it doesn’t flood to fill the gap it's ready. If not, keep it on the boil and repeat this step after every minute or so, until it has set.
**** Pouring hot jams into cold jars will cause the jars to crack/smash, if you want to pour the jam into cool jars, bring the jars and the jam down to room temperature.

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Black Bean Tostadas with Coriander Dressing

Black Bean Tostadas with Coriander Dressing

First of all, these tostadas are pretty messy. If you’re not keen on getting food all over your fingers, make tacos instead, they should be just as good.

A few weeks ago Meatless Monday ended up being a meatless week. On Tuesday, I made some vegetarian black bean tostadas which I served with a coriander dressing. They were fucking amazing.

I’m definitely going to be trying these again, the next time I make them I’ll add spiced shredded chicken to see what they’re like.

if you decide to make tostadas you can make your own, or buy them pre-made like we did.

Here is the recipe – if you decide to try it, let me know what you thought.

Black Bean Tostadas with Coriander Dressing
Black Bean Tostadas with Coriander Dressing
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Servings
2 people
Servings
2 people
Black Bean Tostadas with Coriander Dressing
Black Bean Tostadas with Coriander Dressing
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Servings
2 people
Servings
2 people
Ingredients
Tostadas
Coriander Dressing
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. For the dressing, place all ingredients In a small food processor or blender and mix until smooth. Set aside
  2. Add a little oil to a large pan and once heated add the onion. Cook tuntil translucent then add the corn and cook until it is slightly brown.
  3. Add the tomatoes, and cook until slightly softened then add the beans and cook until they are heated through.
  4. To serve, place the bean mixture on your tostadas, with a bit of the coriander dressing, and serve with your favourite toppings (we used sour cream and homemade guacamole)
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Spinach and Kale with Chickpeas and Fried Egg

Chickpeas and Fried Eggs

Meatless Monday is something I’m trying to get in the habit of, as I feel that Phillip and I eat a little too much meat. For dinner this week, I whipped up a spinach and kale chickpea stew, which was topped with a fried egg.

I’m not a usually fan of chickpeas, but this meal? It was fucking amazing – so much so, that I had leftovers for lunch on Tuesday (minus the egg, because I really couldn’t be stuffed frying an egg and then washing the pan out afterward).

Today, I wanted to share the recipe with you guys, if you decide to make it, let me know what you thought.

Chickpeas and Fried Eggs
Spinach and Kale with Chickpeas and Fried Eggs
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
40 - 60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
40 - 60 minutes
Chickpeas and Fried Eggs
Spinach and Kale with Chickpeas and Fried Eggs
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
40 - 60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
40 - 60 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add 1 of the minced garlic cloves and stir until it begins to brown. Add the spinach and kale, coat in garlic and cook until wilted. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. In the same pot heat 2 Tbsp of oil and add the remaining garlic cloves and the onion. Cook until the onion is translucent then add the spices and stir to coat the onion.
  3. Add tomato and chickpeas; stir to coat and then bring the tomato juice to a simmer and allow the juice to reduce a little. At this stage, you can add a little salt and pepper to season, if you would like.
  4. Add the vegetable stock, and simmer for around 25 - 30 minutes. Mash a few chickpeas with a potato masher during this time and cook until the sauce is thickened. Fold in the spinach and kale,
  5. Add a little oil to a frying pan and heat until it begins to shimmer. Crack 2 eggs into the pan (make sure the oil is hot, i cracked my eggs prematurely and they got stuck to the pan) and using a large spoon, baste whites with oil until they have set and the edges are crunchy and golden brown.
  6. To serve spoon chickpea stew into bowls and top with a fried egg.
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