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Delicious Smokey And Zesty Chilli Con Carne

The Only Chilli Con Carne Recipe You'll Ever Need
The Only Chilli Con Carne Recipe You’ll Ever Need
Sydney Botanical Gardens
Sydney Botanical Gardens
An Interesting Mix of Botancial Gardens and Skyscrapers
An Interesting Mix of Botanical Gardens and Skyscrapers
My Favourites
My Favourites
I Thought This Was Cool
I Thought This Was Cool
The Amazing Sydney Botanical Garden
The Amazing Sydney Botanical Garden

Ah Chilli Con Carne, one of those quick and simple dishes that’s super comforting and super healthy to boot. Still on a health kick from Australia (those Aussies would put us to shame) I have decided to post this one as I made this two weeks ago when staying with my brother in Sydney. We enjoyed it after a day out exploring Sydney, one of the highlights of which was chilling in the Sydney Botanical Garden.

It’s a handy dish to throw in the freezer and defrost for a quick after work meal. It’s really nutritious too. This recipe is a twist on one of Teresa Cutter’s, The Healthy Chef (I’m really loving her blog). Her blog is packed of really delicious meals that are really healthy and nutritious. Chilli Con Carne is one of those ones you don’t really need a recipe for as you can add or leave out whatever veggies you want, but I liked how she put avocado on her’s, I thought it was a really nice addition. I put an extra chilli in mine, as I wanted a little extra kick. I also added in some molasses and cocoa for depth of flavour. Enjoy!

This Delicous And Healthy Chilli Con Carne Needs To Be Added To Your Repetoire
This Delicious And Healthy Chilli Con Carne Needs To Be Added To Your Repertoire
Get A Big Spoon Of Chilli Into You - It's Full Of Goodness
Get A Big Spoon Of Chilli Into You – It’s Full Of Goodness

Ingredients

1 onion, finely diced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 large grated carrot

2 sticks sliced celery

250 g lean beef mince

1 red pepper, chopped

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 tbsp molasses

1 heaped tbsp cocoa

400 g tin of chopped tomatoes

400 g tin of cooked red kidney beans

125 g cherry tomato, halved

100 g baby spinach leaves

1 avocado, chopped

1 bunch coriander, chopped

1 lime

2 Chopped red chilli (one for the sauce, and one to garnish.. or more if you like it hot)

  1. Sauté the onion, carrot and celery for 3 minutes until softened.
  2. Add the spices and mince and cook through for 5 minutes until the mince is browned.
  3. Add the red pepper, 1 chopped red chilli, tomato paste, molasses, cocoa, tin of chopped tomatoes and beans.
  4. Pour over 2 cups of water.
  5. Simmer over a low – medium heat for 30 minutes until thick.
  6. Season with ground pepper and a little salt and add cherry tomato.
  7. Fold in spinach and coriander just before serving.
  8. Spoon into bowls,  top with chilli to taste, avocado and a squeeze of lime.
  9. Enjoy by itself or with a side of steamed green vegetables, brown rice or quinoa.

Dump The Beans Into Pot of Chilli

Dump The Beans Into Pot of Chilli

A Molten Pot Of Beautifully Smokey Chilli
A Molten Pot Of Beautifully Smokey Chilli
Squeeze Some Fresh Lime Juice On To That Bowl of Hot Stuff
Squeeze Some Fresh Lime Juice On To That Bowl of Hot Stuff
The Only Chilli Con Carne Recipe You'll Ever Need
The Only Chilli Con Carne Recipe You’ll Ever Need
Get A Big Spoon Of Chilli Into You - It's Full Of Goodness
Get A Big Spoon Of Chilli Into You – It’s Full Of Goodness

Banana Stuffed French Toast

The Coogee Bondi Walk
The Coogee Bondi Walk
Coogee Coast
Coogee Coast

 

Beach Walk
Beach Walk

Ah my first recipe from Sydney! It’s been a long time coming but I have been travelling a lot without internet access, but I guarantee it’s worth the wait! My brother introduced me to a blog called The Healthy Chef by Teresa Cutter who has a really nice range of yummy but super healthy recipes. I think it is fitting for my Oz blog as those beautiful Australians are so fit and health conscious, and brunch is my favourite meal time.

This recipe is a great at weekends especially for a bit of a trek. Last weekend we did the coastal walk from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach in Sydney, and this was the perfect fuel. So here is Australian Chef, Teresa Cutter’s Banana Stuffed French Toast! And best of all it is the easiest recipe ever. You really really have to try this one!

Perfect Banana Stuffed French Toast
Perfect Banana Stuffed French Toast

Serves one:

2 slices wholemeal sourdough spelt bread ( nutty seedy ones are the best)

1 teaspoon  almond butter (good quality peanut butter will do too)

Handful blueberries

2 tablespoons ricotta

1 banana, mashed

Pinch cinnamon

nutmeg

a drizzle of honey

1 organic / free range egg

40 ml milk (dairy, coconut, almond, soy)

1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

A sprinkling of flaked almonds

 

1. Spread one side of the bread with almond butter and the other side with ricotta cheese.
2. Top the almond butter side with  mashed banana and some blueberries.
3. Sandwich together firmly.
4. Beat egg, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg & vanilla.
5. Dip sandwich in the egg wash and allow the bread to soak it up.
6. Cook over a low – medium heat on both sides until Golden, crisp and heated through.

Pop them in an oven at 100C to keep warm while cooking the rest. Serve with a drizzle of honey and flaked almonds, and leftover blueberries.

Spread Like A Sandwich
Spread Like A Sandwich
Dip in Egg Mixture
Dip in Egg Mixture

 

Fry Those Bad Boys
Fry Those Bad Boys

 

Ready to Eat
Ready to Eat
Perfect Banana Stuffed French Toast
Perfect Banana Stuffed French Toast

 

Perfect Weekend Brunch
Perfect Weekend Brunch
Tasty Ooozy Insides
Tasty Ooozy Insides