5 Recipes to Try while Isolating

If you are currently in lockdown like all of New Zealand, you probably have a lot of time on your hands. I try to enjoy this time in a way. Over the weekend I spent most of my time either taking in the sunshine, painting, or in the kitchen cooking up some new, yummy meals.

Your pantry, just like mine, is probably missing a few items at the moment (flour, where are you?). I don’t mind. I am not using much flour anyway since I can’t digest it properly. However, I do love to make sourdough bread – somehow that is fine for my belly. And my partner loves any baking – flour or not. So, despite the flour conundrum, I was looking for some new recipes. Something that gets my creativity going, yet, isn’t too complicated and doesn’t require ingredients hard to come by.

I made a list of a few recipes that I either have tried or am yet to try.

Gluten-free Sweet Potato Almond Bread
by Eleanor Ozich

as posted on viva.co.nz

This bread just sounds like heaaaaven. Oh I can’t wait to mash up some kumara. Personally, I’ll probably swap the almond meal for a mix of oat meal and coconut flour. Plus I might skip the maple syrup as I’m not much of a fan of anything sweet. So this is definitely going to be an experiment. Are you going to try it?

Hidden Cauli-Chicken Divan
by Laura Lea Balanced

as posted on llbalanced.com

I love cauliflower and even more so, cheese. YUM! This recipe perfectly combines all the good stuff with some chicken and veggies. Basically, all you need to do is through everything into a casserole dish, bake in the oven, and done! Easy and delicious.

Asian Quinoa Salad
by Minimalist Baker

as posted on minimalistbaker.com

I don’t know how many times I’ve made this. It is AMAZING. A mix of fresh veggies with quinoa, which gives it a good level of smoothness. The dressing is on spot. Definitely one of those go-to recipes when you don’t know what to do. And you can easily change it up and add in your own favourite veggies or try some millet, rice, even pasta instead of quinoa. All works well.

Easy Hummus
by Joanne Gallagher

as posted on inspiredtaste.net

If you’ve never made hummus yourself, you really should give it a go. It is so easy. And waaaaaaay better than the store bought versions. I personally make hummus based on “this feels right” quantities and sometimes I do add a few spices, whereas other times I like to keep it plain. If you are unsure where to start, check out this recipe and you can’t go wrong.

Coconut Banana Bread
by Lee Holmes

as posted on superchargedfood.com

Lee Holmes is just an incredible recipe creator and educator on all things nutrition, lifestyle, and self-care. I’ve been following her for a while and really got hooked when reading her latest book Supercharge Your Life. This recipe is so easy, you sure end up with a fantastic treat that you can enjoy any time. I love it toasted. It smells divine.


I literally got hundreds of saved recipes in my bookmark list, but I think these 5 are a nice selection for anyone who wants something yummy, yet, easy to put together.

I hope you enjoy. Let me know how you get on. And if you have any fabulous recipes to share, we’d LOVE to hear from you.

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