BAKED BARRAMUNDI WITH TOMATO, BASIL AND CAPERS

This is one of my favourite recipes.  I’ve adapted a CSIRO recipe to a more clean eating version, which is a huge winner with everyone I cook it up for.

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Cooking Time: 20mins Serves: 2

Ingredients

1 Tablespoons olive oil

1/4 Red Chilli, finely chopped

1 Spring Onion, finely chopped

1 Tablespoon Basil, roughly chopped

1/2 Tablespoon Oregano dried

1 Tablespoon Capers (I use the ones in sea salt)

1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar

2 Tomatoes, seeded and roughly chopped

2 x 100g Barramundi fillets

Cooking Instructions

Heat half the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. add chilli and spring onion and cook, stirring for 2 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium-low, then add herbs, capers and apple cider vinegar and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 mins.

Remove from heat and stir through chopped tomato.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat.

Brush fish with remaining oil and sear each side for 1 min.

Transfer to an overnproof baking dish and spoon sauce over fish. Bake for 3-5min, or until cooked. When cooked, the flesh will flake away easily when pressed with a fork.

Serve and enjoy with a green salad or a small serve of my Bowl of Goodness

Hint: When a recipe calls for white wine I substitute it with Apple Cider Vinegar. When buying the Apple Cider Vinegar make sure you get the one with ‘the mother’.  Your health food store will be able to help.

A BIG BOWL OF GOODNESS!

This was my first introduction to Clean Eating. I had heard all the benefits of Quinoa ( pronounced keen-wah ) and purchased a pack to try. Not knowing how to cook it, I started researching on the Internet and came across 20130514-203002.jpgsome blogs talking about A Big Bowl Of Goodness, so I thought I’d give it a crack! I wasn’t disappointed and before too long I was eating A Big Bowl Of Goodness everyday.

The best thing about this recipe is you can add whatever you have in your fridge or pantry ( as long as it’s clean and in moderation ).

So here’s my favourite concoction. Give it a go and I’d love to hear from you about your Big Bowl Of Goodness Creations.

Cooking Time: 15mins Serves: 2

Ingredients
1/2 Cup Quinoa (white,red, black or all combined) rinsed.
1 Cup Boiling Water
1/2 Avocado
2 Tbs Dried Cranberries
2 Tbs Cucumber Sliced
2 Tbs Organic Feta Cheeses
2 Tbs Sunflower Seeds
2 tps Chia Seeds
1/4 Cup Red Onion Sliced
1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes Quartered or Halved
2 Handfuls of Rocket
200g chickpeas or Shaved Turkey or any protein you feel like.
Dressing:
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
A Pinch of Sea Salt
A Pinch of Cracked Pepper

Cooking Instructions
Make sure to remember to rinse the Quinoa. Rinsing quinoa is an important step. The seeds are coated with saponins, naturally-occurring plant chemicals that can cause a bit of a bitter taste. Their purpose is to keep insects from eating the plant! While most quinoa is rinsed prior to packaging, it’s best to be safe and rinse it again. I like to put it in a bowl and swirl it around in water, drain in a very fine mesh strainer, and repeat a few more times, making sure the water is clear.

Place the Quinoa in a saucepan with the boiling water and bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling reduce the heat to a simmer and place the lid on. Let it simmer for 10mins or until the water is absorbed. Put aside to cool slightly.

Divide the rest of ingredients into 2 bowls.

Combine the dressing in a salad shaker or container with a lid and shake.

Divide the Quinoa into the 2 bowls and pour over the dressing. Give the salad a mix to coat it with the dressing.

Serve and Enjoy!

Note. You can add walnuts or almonds and any 200g of protein you would like. Play around with the flavours, but remember to keep your protein to 100g per person and don’t go overboard with the portion size. I’m confident you will fall in love with this as much as I have.

MY CLEAN EATING DISCOVERY…….

Hi there,

My name is Nicole and I’ve fallen in love with Clean Eating! I first imagestarted about a year and a half ago, but didn’t really properly kick start things til January this year. It was when I came across the Clean Eating Magazine in the USA and Australia, which included the wonderful Tosca Reno who has been a huge motivation.

The thing I love about Clean Eating is you EAT! You don’t starve yourself, you eat good clean foods that work well with your body. So what is Clean Eating? Take a look at the Eat Clean Diet. This gives a great explanation of Clean Eating.

I have The Eat-Clean Diet Commandments on my fridge and look at them every day to keep myself on track. The results I have got eating clean have been the best for a long time and I’m loving it! My stomach is flatter, my energy levels are great and I’m toning up quicker at the gym.

So stop by and check out my clean eating discovery. I’ll be posting my favourite recipes and products I’ve found, and be sure to check out the links to the Clean Eating Magazines plus Tosca Reno’s website. They are jam packed full of great recipes and ideas.

To your health!
Nicole xo