About Time You Tried: Organic September with KalløBy Angelica Malin
How often do we stop and think about where our food is from? Sometimes we can get caught up in the every day, and forget to take a moment to look at our actions. Organic September is about making a small change to your everyday shopping to help make a big difference.
Because a change in buying decisions can make a simple but powerful form of direct action -small changes really can make a big difference – and swapping to organic food has huge benefits for people, animal welfare and the environment. If you’re looking to go organic this month, our friends at Kallø have made it a touch easier. From recipes to snacks, eating out to at-work treats, here’s how to go organic this September:
Daylesford prides itself on using fresh, seasonal produce straight from their own farm garden. Gluten-free and healthy brunches are hard to come by, fear not, Daylesford menu is full to the brim with both. The restaurant and cafe uses all organic products and the menu largely features veggie options. Don’t panic, bacon butties and sausages are also on the menu. Their flax seed bircher makes for a refreshing change from the standard muesli and topped with a generous portion of stewed fruits, is always going to win us over. Their raw chocolate and chia seed pudding and the grilled kipper with lemon, tomato and parsley are already our favourites. Pop next door to their organic shop to get your mitts on some tasty treats for re-create at home.
Where: 208-212 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2RH
Everything at Tanya’s is raw living, plant-based, hand-picked, organically grown, ethically sourced, and free from refined sugar, dairy or gluten. That’s some pretty bold claims and they are proud of them. For breakfast, their avocado on toast and raw granola are particular favourites, and expect great salads at lunch time and killer smoothies. For breakfast, try the Floral Chia – dates, coconut milk, lucuma, stevia, banana, fresh mint and calendula flowers. Their cold-pressed juices are outrageously good, packed full of flavour and with all the fruity goodness you might expect. Their nut milk coffees for breakfast are a great change from your sugar loaded, whipped cream coffee monstrosity you order on your breakfast run. Try the smoothie with hazelnut milk, dates and vanilla – it’s a great morning pick-me-up.
Where: 35 Ixworth Pl, London SW3 3QX
Natural Kitchen champions organic, seasonal and, where possible, local food that’s accessible to all – with a fantastic range of healthy post-workout options. For breakfast tuck into omelettes, baked eggs and porridge. Their lunchtime menu is a real treat with spiced chickpea falafel, handmade burgers and fish dishes with all fish bought from Billingsgate Market. The Marylebone branch boasts a cracking food-to-go deli, stock up on salad boxes and a Portuguese tart for afters and if you’re thirsty pick up a smoothie from their juice bar. Fresh salads, home-made cakes and excellent lunchtime dishes, there’s something for everyone at Natural Kitchen.
Where: Throughout London
A healthy food haven, Wild Food Cafe can be found in Covent Garden, in beautiful Neal’s Yard – and it’s perfect for sunny days, as the windows extend across the entire cafe. Wild Food is perfect for vegans, their creative food is satisfying and healthy, and they do some of the best raw, dairy-free cheesecake in the capital. Come for their Wild Pizza – it’s nothing like the normal stuff, with dairy-free nut cheese, but is seriously delicious. Try the White Zen smoothie – it tastes like absolute heaven. Think an iced coffee, but so much better – it’s got a slightly Indian kick with the cardamom, but is also creamy and delicious, and totally dairy-free. If you like green juice, their green smoothie with celery and apple is delightful, too.
Where: 1st Floor, 14 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DP
At only 55 calories per rice cake thin, these little bites are a great source of fibre. They are made with Belgian chocolate with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Not only are they gluten-free, they are vegetarian and coeliac friendly, too. Tuck in.
At only 29 calories per rice cake thin, and only 3% fat per rice cake, these are a great on-the-go snack if you’re hungry. Again, no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Not only are they gluten-free, they are vegetarian, vegan and coeliac friendly, too. Pair with some peanut butter and banana for a taste of heaven.
This is like a party in your mouth. There’s 65 calories per rice cake thin, made with great Belgian Milk Chocolate and crunchy caramel, the combination of crunch and sweet chocolate is absolutely perfect. They are also gluten-free, so everyone can enjoy.
Perfect for heaping with toppings at lunch time, these corn cake thins only contain 17 calories per corn cake and less than 3% fat. They are a great source of fibre, and suitable for all diets. Try it instead of your average sandwich at lunch time so less of a post-lunch slump.
Taking organic raw young Nam Hom coconuts from Thailand in their natural state, Chi uses High Pressure Pasturisation (HPP) to ensure the water is 100% pure with no nutritional or sensory loss whatsoever. By not tampering with nature, Chi 100% Raw Organic Coconut Water is a healthier coconut water as the product is unprocessed, unheated and organic.
Available from Whole Foods and Ocado RRP 250ml at £2.65 and 500ml for £4.99.
1. Pea Puree with Fried Egg
Create a delicious and healthy brunch with Kallø. This simple take on the classic egg on toast is not heavy and is packed full of protein. Perfect to keep you going throughout a busy morning. Tess Ward, food writer and chef who created the recipe, says, “start your day by packing your body full of beneficial nutrients to keep you feeling energised all day long.”
Serves: 2 Kallø Rice Cakes
Preparation Time: 5 minute
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 eggs
- Pea puree
- 2 Kallø Lightly Salted Rice Cakes
- Ground black pepper
For the pea puree
100g frozen peas
75g soft goats cheese
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp chopped mint leaves, plus extra for garnish
2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
– Place all the ingredients for the pea puree into a blender and pulse for 4 seconds, to bring the mixture together.
– Place a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the olive oil, turning the pan to coat the bottom.
– Crack the eggs gently into the pan and cook for a couple of minutes, or until set. If you like your eggs over easy, turn them for the final 10 seconds of cooking.
– Serve by coating each of the Kallø Lightly Salted Rice Cakes with the pea puree and topping with the fried eggs.
– Finish with a generous grinding of black pepper.
2. Tomato and Pomegranate with Feta
If you’re strapped for time this is the perfect recipe for you. Packed full of fresh ingredients with contrasting sweet and tart flavours – you may skimp on time but you won’t miss out on nutrients. The simplest brunch around!
Serves: 4 Kallø Rice Cakes
Preparation Time: 5 minute
- 200g cherry tomatoes, chopped in quarters
- 2 spring onions, chopped
- 2 tsp garlic infused olive oil
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 4 tbs pomegranate seeds
- 2 tbs chopped coriander leaves
- 2 tbs crumbed feta, plus extra to finish
- Ground black pepper
- 4 Kallø Organic Unsalted Rice Cakes
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
Top your Kallø Organic Unsalted Rice Cakes with the mixture and enjoy.
3. Wasabi Avocado and Lumpfish
A fabulous topping that’s perfect to show off when entertaining. Wow friends or treat yourself with this fantastic fishy snack, it’s very simple to make and looks great. Wonderous!
Serves: 2 Kallø Rice Cakes
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
- 1 avocado
- 1 1/2 tsp wasabi
- 1 tbsp limejuice
- Pinch of Salt
- 2 Kallø Organic Sesame Seed Rice Cakes
- 2 tsp lumpfish roe
- Nori seaweed, cut in strips, to serve
- 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds, to serve
Place the avocado into a blender with the wasabi, limejuice and a pinch of salt. Blitz until you achieve a smooth cream. You may have to push the avocado down the side of the processor halfway through blending.
Top the Kallø Organic Sesame Seed Rice Cakes with the avocado cream and finish with a dollop of lumpfish roe, nori seaweed and toasted sesame seeds.
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