Posts bySafrina Nishad

Pumpkin pie granola bites

Decorating a pumpkin this Halloween? Use up the leftover pulp in these tasty spiced granola bars and serve up for family and friends Ingredients: 1 small culinary pumpkin For the pumpkin pie granola: 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup quick cooking oats 3 tbsp brown sugar ¼ tsp salt (optional) 1 cup pecan nuts, chopped…
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Pumpkin porridge with blueberries and mango

Not sure what to do with your leftover pumpkin? Try Safrina Nishad’s delicious pumpkin porridge for breakfast Ingredients: 1 small culinary pumpkin For the pumpkin porridge: ½ cup quick cooking oats 1 cup milk (or your favourite dairy-free alternative) 1 tsp maple syrup ¼ cup pumpkin puree Toppings of your choice Method: To make the…
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Green pumpkin smoothie

Need some inspiration for using up your leftover Halloween pumpkin? Use it in your post-workout smoothie – suggests food blogger Safrina Nishad. Ingredients: 1 small culinary pumpkin For the green pumpkin smoothie: 1/2 cup spinach, loosely packed 1 banana, peeled and frozen ½ cup milk (or your favourite dairy-free alternative) ½ cup pumpkin puree 1…
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‘Pepitas’ – toasted pumpkins seeds

“Save the seeds when decorating your pumpkin this Halloween and use them as a scrumptious salad topper” – suggests food blogger Safrina Nishad Ingredients: 1 cup leftover pumpkin seeds 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp smoked paprika ¼ tsp salt Method: To make the toasted pepitas Preheat oven to 150°C, fan…
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DIY toffee apple station

Get your sweet fix thanks to our do-it-yourself toffee apple station with date caramel sauce and four healthier toppings Swap the standard refined-sugar caramel sauce for a healthier homemade date caramel, made with just four ingredients – dates, sea salt, water and coconut cream. Juicy medjool dates are naturally sweet and make a delicious caramel…
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Easy no-bake brownie energy balls

Be a smart snacker with brownie energy balls that give you a sweet fix and power up your energy levels  Made with just six ingredients, these no-bake brownie energy balls deliver a protein hit as well as potassium and iron. Make a big batch at the weekend to fuel your workouts or to satiate your dessert cravings. [video…
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Crispy baked avocado fries

To celebrate World Vegan Month, we’re dressing up our favourite green fruit with a recipe for healthy avocado fries Whether you’re already flying the vegan flag or just want to try a tasty vegan treat, these crispy avocado fries made with panko breadcrumbs and spices are the perfect go-to snack. Serves 4 Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Ingredients:  2…
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Rainbow hummus

To celebrate International Hummus Day, we’re twisting our favourite dip with four deliciously colourful flavours  Hummus is a great protein-rich snack, made even healthier with the addition of seasonal veg – choose from red pepper, green peas, beetroot, and carrot – in these four vibrant recipes.   Ingredients:  For the hummus: 1 cup chickpeas, cooked…
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