Recipes

Plant Based Taco Tuesday with Remedy Tepache

It's our favourite day of the week - TACO TUESDAY!! To celebrate our mate Rebecca Young from The Orange Kitchen has whipped together these mouth watering plant based tacos we just had to share!

Plant Based Tacos by Rebecca Young

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 400gm plant-based mince
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • Splash of water
  • 40gm burrito/taco seasoning
  • Cracked black pepper (to taste)
  • Pinch salt
  • Olive oil

To serve

  • White corn mini tortillas
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ red onion, finely sliced
  • Kernels from 1 cob sweet corn
  • Handful fresh coriander
  • Lime juice

Method

1.     Add a splash of olive oil to a large fry pan over medium-high heat. Add in the finely diced onion and celery and cook until lightly browned.

2.     Add in the garlic and stir through well.

3.     Add in the plant-based mince and cook for 5 minutes, stirring throughout to ensure it cooks through evenly. 

4.     Add in the can of diced tomatoes along with a splash of water and the burrito/taco seasoning. Stir through well and continue cooking for a few minutes longer.

5.     Add in cracked black pepper and salt to taste, cover and set aside.

6.     Heat another fry pan to high heat and cook each white corn tortilla for a few minutes on either side. 

7.     To assemble your soft shell tacos, spread some smashed avocado on the tortilla as your base, then add the mince mix on top, along with some sliced red onion, corn kernels and coriander, along with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and you’re done! Enjoy your handiwork!

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5 hacks for a healthier kids' party

by Jacqueline Alwill

Most parents would agree that planning a kids’ party with the (inevitable) sugar highs that come with party food and treats is a tad exhausting even before the party starts. So to save you from your next kids’ party headache, dive into these 5 hacks for a healthier kids’ party.

1. FIND FAMILY FAVES

Plan the party WITH your kids when it comes to activities and food. Understand what makes them completely stoked and then be clever in the way you balance the party and health-ify it. If a piñata is on the cards, pop in some cool treats to balance the sweet ones exploding out of it. If your family loves a chocolate cake then make that the hero and leave the extra sugary cupcakes or dense brownies out of the plan. And, if lolly bags to take home are a non-negotiable then top up with some items that maybe aren’t related to food, but still super fun – try packs of cards, cool pencils or mini joke books instead. 

2. ENJOY THE SWEET

But be savvy in how you peel it back, so it doesn’t become a sugar rave. Kids actually don’t care if it’s lollypops on a table or watermelon cut and presented with a stick like a lollypop. It’s the novelty that counts for them and they’ll eat whatever is there. Remember that, because in the midst of wanting to make each party epic for your kids, it can be lost. Simple go to treats without the refined sugar hit might include:

3. SAY HEY TO SAVOURY

To balance the sweet, make it a 2:1 ratio of savoury to sweet on the table and you’ll have a much happier bunch of kids in your company. Remember you don’t have to be making everything yourself, hunt down good quality party food from your local baker, pizzeria or sushi store to top things up and get some quick, little person loving, savoury action on the food table. Consider these crowd favourites:

  • pizza slices - many great pizza shops will happily make up a large slab of pizza with a simple margherita topping if you order in advance
  • mix of brown and white rice vegetable sushi
  • veggie dip boats
  • mini frittata
  • sweet potato wedges
  • vegetarian sausage rolls
  • lavosh or pita bread chips with (no spice) guacamole

4. SWAP THE SODAS

There are always better options and Remedy Drinks has just made the healthiest yet with their NEW fermented soda range. Whilst the idea of juice boxes and some sneaky sugar laden soft drinks might be tempting to keep the small peeps happy this party season, rethink your choices for a HAPPIER and HEALTHIER event. Remedy Drinks has just introduced five new fermented sodas to the Remedy stable including crowd favourites such as Cola, Lemon Lime and Bitters, Lemonade, Ginger Beer and Oranja which means there is a flavour for everyone big and little alike. What’s the difference between Remedy and the ‘usual’ soft drinks or sodas you ask? Well … Remedy Sodas are made with organic fruit juices brewed with Remedy’s live culture to ferment out all of the sugar before adding all natural ingredients including spices and botanicals. Remedy Drinks are making sodas right, with no sugar, naturally. A healthier, tasty fizzy? Yes please!

5. RUN THEM RAGGED

Finally, rather than leave the cake til last, sneak it in half way, get the savoury food out and run kids around before parents come to pick up. Tap into all your old favourite party games and tricks you loved growing up and bring them to life again - pin the tail on the donkey (maybe a minion?), three legged or egg and spoon races, tag, tip you name it. A party planned around great games, healthy food and drinks and family faves are fun filled, healthy kids’ parties done right. 

Recipe: Choc Dipped Pineapple Triangles

Makes approximately 24 slices

Dairy Free: Gluten Free: Refined Sugar Free: Vegan

  • 1 small pineapple, sliced into 1cm thick triangles, skin left intact
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Toppings: finely chopped pepitas, pistachios, coconut flakes, cranberries, or any other dried fruits and nuts you wish

Whisk together coconut oil, raw cacao powder, maple syrup and vanilla.

Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper.

Dip 3/4 pineapple piece into melted chocolate, allow a little to drip off the end, lay onto tray and repeat.

Place in fridge to set for 10 minutes then repeat with remaining chocolate this time adding the dried fruit, seeds and nuts (optional) on the top of the pineapple and chocolate.

Pop back in fridge or freezer to set and serve straight from fridge or freezer (chocolate will melt quickly if it’s a hot day!).

This post originally appeared on Remedy Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill's Brown Paper Bag blog.

Taco Tuesdays with Remedy Tepache

What kinda a week is it without Taco Tuesday?! A sad week, that's what. Lucky for us nutritionist Casey-Lee Lyons from Live Love Nourish has come up with a gluten free recipe for Taco Tuesdays! Vámonos!

Live Love Nourish Gluten Free Tacos by Casey-Lee Lyons

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 250g ground mince
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • Pinch chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Salsa

  • 2 large tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 red onion finely diced
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • Pinch sea salt

Guacamole

  • 1/2-1 avocado mashed
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • Pinch ground cumin
  • Pinch salt

To serve

  • 4 corn tortillas*
  • 4 cups iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut yoghurt unsweetened
  • 1/2 lemon juiced (or lime)

Method

1. Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat and cook mince stirring frequently, use a fork to break up mince. When mince is almost cooked spoon out any excess oil. Add spices salt and pepper and continue cooking until meat is cooked through.

2. Meanwhile make salsa. In a mixing bowl combine tomatoes, red onion, lime juice, salt and pepper. Set aside.

3. Make guacamole. In a small bowl mash avocado with cumin, lime juice and salt.

4. Mix coconut yoghurt with lemon juice. This will be your sour cream alternative.

5. Heat corn tortillas using packet instructions.

6. Layer tortillas with mince, salsa, guacamole, lettuce, coconut yoghurt and coriander. Serve immediately.

Notes

To make this recipe vegetarian, swap mince with red kidney beans/ black beans. You can get gluten free corn tortillas from health food stores or check the labels at your local store. Look for ones without preservatives. Or you can swap soft shell wraps for lettuce cups. To make this recipe go further you can also add canned red kidney/ black beans.

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Mexican Cauliflower Skillet with Remedy Tepache

Australia’s the home of the Big Pineapple so we had a hunch our new live cultured pineapple soda Remedy Tepache might go gangbusters but we didn’t know how BIG a hit it would be! People lurrrrrve pineapple that’s for sure. You’ve well and truly welcomed this super tasty Mexican bevvie into your lives with open arms (and mouths!)

To celebrate the launch of Remedy Tepache we asked some of Australia’s top foodies to get creative in the kitchen and come up with some super tasty recipes using top quality Gerwursthaus spices including Chilli Chipotle, Cumin, Cinnamon and Mayan Chilli Chocolate to pair with Remedy Tepache.

Nourish and Flourish from Sydney (AKA Candy Luk) has come up with an absolute cracker. Here’s her super easy, delicious (and nutritious) recipe for a Mexican Cauliflower Skillet.

Mexican Cauliflower Skillet by Candy Luk

Mexican Cauliflower Skillet by Candy Luk

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ medium onion
  • 2 tsp oil for cooking
  • ¼ head cauliflower (3 cups florets)
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • ¼ red capsicum, chopped
  • ¼ cup shelled edamame
  • ½ cup mixed mushrooms of choice (Candy used shiitake and pearl oyster)

Seasoning:

  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp chipotle chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp soy sauce or coconut aminos

Method

Heat oil in a fry pan on medium heat then add in garlic and onion. Cook until slightly brown. Add mushrooms, cauliflower and cook until tender. Add remaining ingredients and fry until cooked.

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How to pack a cheap, healthy lunch for college

Sorry to say guys but your eight weeks of summer lovin’ are OVER!

It’s OK though, Remedy’s here to help you get ready with some great ideas to liven up your snackage and lunches because it’s BTS!

Here’s some cheap ‘n’ easy ideas that’ll get you through, give your gut a boost AND save you some pennies.

Chickpea Salad

Canned chickpeas, lentils or black beans make for a healthy, fibre packed, sustaining salad. Try heating a drained can of chickpeas with teaspoon of curry powder, cool and mix with chopped bell pepper, celery, dates and red onion and cilantro for a spicy, tangy twist.

Pesto Pasta Salad

Grab a spoonful of jarred pesto (basil or sundried tomato) and mix through some leftover cold pasta (if you’re going gluten free try spelt or pulse pasta). Got a bit more dough to spend? Get fancy and throw in some fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and olives. Bonus points for this little lunch because cooled pasta contains resistant starch. Resistant starch is key to supporting a healthy gut as it acts as a source of food for the 'good bacteria' in the large bowel, fuelling their growth and activity which is all good for supporting a healthy gut microbiome.

Asian Inspired Noodle Salad

Try a simple salad using cooked and cooled soba noodles (go for buckwheat for a nutty flavour) and whatever veg you have in the fridge. Whip up a dressing with lime juice, soy sauce and sesame oil adding in carrots, cabbage, spring onion, edamame, red peppers and cucumber for colour, fibre and all of the vitamins! Cold noodles = you guessed it – resistant starch!

Potato Salad

Want something comforting and filling? Try a homemade potato salad. Use leftover roasted or boiled potatoes and mix with yoghurt, dill pickles (live cultures ahoy!), hardboiled eggs for a protein hit, Dijon mustard, green onions and celery for crunch. (Cold potatoes = resistant starch!) A pre AND probiotic potato salad.

What about snacks 'n' sides? Not all are created equal!

Fruit

Aim for fresh over dried. Dried fruit sticky and high in sugar so best as a ‘sometimes’ food. Avoid dried fruit bars and fruit straps or fruit leathers which are very high in sugar, low in fibre and can stick to teeth.

Vegetables

Crunchy veggie sticks like carrot, celery, cucumber and peppers are all winners as are cherry tomatoes. Steer clear of chips or crisps.

Dips

Hummus, tzatziki and guacamole are all great options for the lunchbox with veggies or crackers.

Live cultured foods like yoghurt and kombucha

Incorporate live cultured foods into your everyday diet to give your gut health the TLC it deserves. But make sure you read your labels! Fruit yoghurts can pack a punch in terms of sugar content as can some brands of kombucha. All Remedy drinks contain no sugar, naturally and come in handy 250ml cans which are perfect for on the go.

So there you have it - some quick, easy and cost effective ways to incorporate gut boosting foods into your lunches.