Sunday, September 27, 2015

Organic Mango Chia Breakfast Pudding

As part of Australian Organic Awareness Month I wanted to share my favourite summer breakfast recipe using chia seeds and organic mango. Its super easy and full of goodness.The pudding itself is full of fibre, protein and a good dose of healthy fats, with the mango providing the perfect amount of sweetness to start your day. 

Its also completely paleo.

Being certified organic means that a product is cruelty free, non GM, pasture fed, socially responsible, sustainably fished, biodiversity friendly and of course grown free from harsh synthetic pesticides, herbicides, hormones and antibiotics.

To make sure you are buying quality organic produce, when you shop, look for items displaying the Australian Certified Organic logo.

Australian Organic Awareness Month runs from 1st to 30th September.

400ml can of Australian Certified Organic (ACO) coconut cream - I use Nakula
5 tbs ACO chia seeds
200g ACO frozen mango chunks - I use the Elgin Organic brand.

4 tbs ACO shredded coconut 
filtered water, as needed
ACO macadamia nuts - optional

Whisk together the coconut cream and chia seeds and set aside for 15-20 minutes. Whisk again and the cover with cling wrap and place in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours or preferably overnight. 

About 20 minutes before you are ready to serve the pudding remove the mango from the freezer and let it defrost slightly. Once it has  started to soften, mash with a fork so that it is puree-like but still has a few chunky pieces. 

Remove the chia pudding mixture from the fridge, stir and spoon into bowls or parfait ramekins. Spoon over the mango mixture and top with shredded coconut and chopped or grated macadamia nuts ( optional).

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

My Farmers Market Table

Based in gorgeous Byron Bay in Northern NSW, My Farmers Market Table is bringing a taste of Australia to foodies around Australia with a new gourmet subscription service. 

Featuring a handpicked selection of artisan-produced gourmet products, the monthly discovery box will feature a different region each month. This is every foodies dream delivered to the door and the perfect gift for those who love sampling new artisan products.

I have been lucky to get my hands on the first round of boxes and it features a delicious array of products from Byron Bay and surrounds. It's an area of NSW that I am very fond of, I attended uni up there and spent many a school holiday there as a child. My father and his family still live there so i know it very well. 

Local olives, macadamia nuts, organic coffee, honey, olive and walnut paste, natural pecans and mac-cacao spread. OMG! YUM

By searching farmers markets around the country, founder Christiana Stergiou hopes to uncover the best small batch culinary delights Australia has to offer. 

Monthly subscriptions can be cancelled at any time and are available for purchase along with a selection of one-off Gift Boxes through the MYFMT Website.

All products are non-perishable and do not require refrigeration. A range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free foods are also available upon request.

Stergiou is currently running a crowd funding campaign to help launch My Farmers Table and is offering 10 per cent discounts on single boxes and subscriptions. The first 50 supporters will get a 20 per cent discount. 

To show your support head to the MYFMT Campaign over of Pozible HERE