Finally scraping the barrel of iso-recipe ideas? We're in the same boat. One more curry and we may just have a new turmeric-coloured wallpaper on our hands. It's either that or the beans get a spin in the microwave again. Luckily our main gal and Remedy nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill came in to save the day with this banger of a burger recipe. Plant-based deliciousness which uses simple ingredients and is oh-so easy to make (it also happens to go REAL well with a Remedy Ginger Beer). Get on it!
Deluxe Plant-Based Burgers by Jacqueline Alwill
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 cup (200g) frozen peas, defrosted
- 1 cup (200g) cooked chickpeas or tinned, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup (70g) cooked brown rice
- 1/2 cup (48g) almond meal
- 1/4 cup (60g) caramelised onion
- 2 tablespoons (40ml) extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander (or your herb of choice)
1. Start by making the flax egg. Combine ground flaxseed with 2.5 tablespoons water in a small bowl, mix and set aside.
2. In a food processor combine defrosted peas, chickpeas, brown rice, almond meal, caramelised onion and oil and pulse to chop a few times. Add flax egg and blitz briefly so the mixture comes together but you can still see small pieces of peas and chickpeas.
3. Shape into 4 even sized burgers approximately 10cm in diameter, pop on a plate, cover and set in the fridge for 20 minutes.
4. Heat the oven to 180°C and line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper. Place burgers on baking tray, spray lightly with extra virgin olive oil and bake in oven for 40 minutes.
5. Team with your favourite burger bun (bread or lettuce) and choice of juicy burger extras - pickles, hummus, mustard, beetroot, tomato, sprouts, onion, kraut and serve with sweet potato wedges for extra delicious trimmings.
Looking for a healthier option this Easter that's DAMN tasty? Remedy nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill whipped us up this Easter Bunny Bread we couldn't help but share!
Easter Bunny Bread by Jacqueline Alwill
Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Makes 1 loaf, serves 8-10
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 free range eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar or 1/3 maple syrup
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 2tsp gluten free baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
- 1/2 cup (75g) dark chocolate, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup sultanas
- 2 cups grated carrot
- 1 1/2 cups (225g) gluten free flour or spelt flour (for those not gluten free)
- 1 cup shredded or flaked coconut
1. Preheat oven to 170c and line a loaf tin (12x24cm) with greaseproof paper.
2. Whisk together olive oil, coconut sugar, eggs, spices, baking powder, bicarbonate soda in a large mixing bowl until creamy.
3. Add dark chocolate, sultanas, gluten free flour and grated carrot and mix to combine. Pour into lined loaf tin and place in oven to cook for 45-55 minutes.
4. Cool in tin for 20 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving!
Remedy’s launched a brand spanking new range of live cultured sodas but what’s the difference between Remedy Kombucha and Remedy Sodas you ask?
It all comes down to ingredients.
But first, let’s start with what Remedy Kombucha and Remedy Sodas have in common!
- They don’t contain any sugar (naturally!)
- They’re both made with all natural ingredients
- They’re both chock full of live cultures and organic acids
- They’re organic, raw and unpasteurised
- They’re DAMN TASTY!
What's the diff?
The main difference is in the ingredients used to brew these healthy and tasty, live cultured bevvies.
Thirst up! Let’s take a look at Remedy Kombucha...
Remedy Kombucha is made with a base of sweet tea to which Remedy’s ‘mother culture’ or SCOBY (symbiotic culture of good bacteria and yeast) is added before being fermented over 30 days. This natural fermentation removes all the sugar leaving behind a delicious, refreshing live cultured bevvie chock full of live cultures, organic acids and tea polyphenols. We then add all-natural ingredients for extra flavour.
What about Remedy Sodas then?
Just like Remedy Kombucha, Remedy Sodas are made with real, top notch, all natural ingredients. But Remedy Sodas do NOT contain tea. Rather, they are made by taking high quality organic juices as the base. We then add our a natural live culture starter which kick starts a fermentation process that sees ALL of the natural sugars converted into healthy organic acids. The result is soda made right! Packed full of flavour and goodness with NO SUGAR, naturally!
Still not sure?
So which drink is right for me?
BOTH! If you’re looking for a tangy, sweet and sour flavour profile and want to get a boost of tea polyphenols, plump for a Remedy Kombucha!
Not ready to jump on the booch train or looking for a healthy, live cultured swap for traditional, sugary soft drinks with old school classic flavours? Reach for the right stuff with Remedy Sodas.
Here at Remedy we’re BIG fans of giving booze a break. (Especially after the Christmas/New Years’ crazy!)
Wanna know our top five reasons to dodge the dranks for a month or two? Here they are!
You’ll sleep better
While alcohol may help you nod off, the quality of your sleep will be poorer. Try giving booze the flick and see whether it makes a difference to the quality of your kip!
If you feel a bit down in the dumps or sad, alcohol can make you feel worse because it affects your brain chemistry. Alcohol is a depressant which means it upsets and disrupts the balance of our brains. Give Feb Fast a go and keep a mood diary to see if booting the booze makes a difference.
Alcohol can mess with your immune system making it harder to fight off bugs which is the last thing you need heading into the colder months! Because booze also affects your sleep and mood it can leave you feeling sluggish. Give booze a break and see if you notice a difference in your energy levels.
Alcohol is dehydrating so swap out booze for something more healthy, tasty and hydrating like Remedy Kombucha or Remedy Coconut Water Kefir. Get your glow on girlfriend!
Cut the calories
Booze is FULL of empty calories! Just one beer can contain the same amount of calories as a small block of chocolate and to work off the calories in a glass of white wine, you’d need to walk for just over 2.5km. Yikes! We’re down for exercise but 2.5kms for a vino? Probably not!
Keep posted for our tasty mocktail recipes to get you through February – they’re so tasty you may even make it through to Dry July without an alcoholic bevvie passing your lips!