Sunday, June 29, 2014


I shared this post on my other blog I just decided to ditch, so I thought I'd bring it over.

My whole thinking at the moment revolves around a little annoyance that, if you look at many health-promoters, you might get the impression that protein powders and chia seeds are required for health.  They are so insanely not.

Health and eating well should be simple, and mostly affordable.  Most people (think time poor, or young families, or those on a budget) do not have time to make a raw cheesecake with a hazelnut crust.  The people that seek out these recipes are already healthy.  The coconut oil is already in the pantry next to the cacao powder.

I'd much prefer to help those not already living healthy lifestyles and eating good food realise it's not hard and give it a go.

Let me know what you think of this recipe as a start...


Serves 4.

White fish (we used flake, you could use any white fish or prawns) - 3 small portions will work fine for 4 people with all the other ingredients.
Marinate in 2tsp of olive oil, 1/4 of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper (omit this if you're feeding it to kids!  Or you can substitute with paprika), zest of half a lime and a few shakes of salt.  Cover and put in the fridge while you prep everything else.

Shred 1/4 of a red or green cabbage1/4 of an iceberg lettuce and grade 1 carrot. Toss together and add 2 tsps of mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons of Greek or plain yoghurt (if you don't keep any in the house, you can use sour cream or a little more mayo, some olive oil and water to help coat the mix), the other half of your lime's zest, salt, pepper and a little water to help it all mix through.  (I usually make this dressing separately then add it).

Dice 3-4 fresh tomatoes (remove the pulp if you can be bothered) and stir in 1/2 tsp of paprika (I use smoked but whatever's handy is fine).  Set aside.

Peel and mash 1 whole avocado with the juice of 1/4-1/2 a lime (or lemon)1 small clove of minced garlic, salt and pepper.  Set aside.

Lay 1 piece of mountain bread (this is the healthiest option, but you could use any flat bread) on the plate.

Top with even amounts of your lettuce/cabbage/carrot mix.

Cook the fish you marinated earlier in a hot pan until you know it's done.

Lay the fish on the lettuce mix, top with your diced tomatoes, mashed avocado and finish with the Greek yoghurt (or plain yoghurt or sour cream).

Serve with wedges of your zested lime!

Fresh coriander or fresh mint is amazing added to these if you can get it - just chop and add at the very end so they stay fresh and crunchy.  Coriander is by far my favourite and doesn't even need to be chopped - just add the whole lot in like it was more lettuce.  Don't buy one of those squeezie herbs for this, it won't be as nice - better to keep it fresh without.
Don't be scared to serve them with a side of a corn chip or 3 (the plain ones work best).

Finished!  Yummy, simple and good for you.

.. and if you have kids, laying the fish in the wrap and then putting all the other ingredients on the table so they can put them together themselves could be a fun.

Let me know if you try it or if you have a similar recipe or just some feedback on if you think this is simple.

Happy eating,

Natalie x

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