Savoury Nutritional Yeast Flakes

Savoury Nutritional Yeast Flakes have a very pleasant delicate ‘cheesy’ flavour. They are a plant based source of protein. The protein and fibre content promote ‘fullness’ after meals and the B vitamins help in energy production.

Golden yellow in colour, savoury nutritional yeast flakes are a dairy free ‘cheesy’ tasting food seasoning. It is the same strain of yeast bakers use to leaven bread except it has been pasteurised to dry out the yeast in order to extract its nutritional benefits. The yeast is grown in vats of molasses, nutrients and water. Once the yeast is mature, it gets poured out onto a conveyor belt and goes through a drying process that breaks it down into little flakes.

A tablespoon sized serving is just 20 calories yet has a surprisingly dense amount of protein. Add to soups, pasta sauces and scrambled eggs. Sprinkle over popcorn, salads and vegetables. A perfect cheese replacement.

Key features

  • just 10gms contains the recommended daily intake of Vitamins B12 and V6
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Naturally gluten free
  • Source of fibre
  • Source of protein

RECIPE – “Riced” Cauliflower with Savoury Nutritional Yeast Flakes

Ingredients

  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon of oil of choice
  • 1/2 cup diced onion or chopped shallots
  • 1/4 cup of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon of SF Health Foods Himalayan Rock Salt
  • 1/4 cup of SF Health Foods Nutritional yeast Flakes

Method

Rinse cauliflower and ‘rice’ it by grating it with a cheese shredder. heat oil over medium heat. Add diced onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add ‘riced’ cauliflower to the pan and stir to coat with oil. Sauté for another 5 minutes. Add broth and salt – cook for a further 5 minutes. Add nutritional yeast flakes. Stir and enjoy.

Maca Powder

Maca root has been used in indigenous Andean societies as a source of nourishment and healing for thousands of years. It continues to be one of the most appreciated superfoods today. Used to increase stamina, combat stress and enhance energy levels, Maca is high in amino acids and essential minerals.

Maca is believed to have an impact on the endocrine system. It may have an impact on hormones and research suggests to start taking Maca in small amounts and build up. Maca powder is also known to be taken by athletes looking to achieve peak performance and increase stamina.

Maca as a powder, is a brilliant way to get the very best out of this superfood. The Maca root belongs to the radish family and has been called “Peruvian Ginseng”.

The taste of Maca powder has been described as ‘malted’ similar to toasted oats, earthy, slightly nutty with a very slight hint of butterscotch. Powders are a great way to get nutritional benefits in a simple easy to use form.

Key features:

  • Good source of protein, fibre and magnesium
  • Helps balance hormones and no preservatives
  • Source B vitamins, C and E. Contains calcium, zinc, phosphorous and amino acids
  • Energy level booster

Uses:

Easily blended into smoothies, various milks, juices or mixed into flour for dessert recipes. Can be sprinkled on to salads and used to enhance sauces, salad dressings and added to soups. 

Smoothie Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. SF Maca Powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp. SF Organic rice Malt Syrup

Blend and enjoy

 

Organic Kale Powder

Kale certainly earns the title of The Queen of Greens. The nutritional profile of Kale is impressive. It is rich in chlorophyll, a source of Vitamin A, C and K and is antioxidant rich. Kale is high on the list of the most healthiest of foods. It is low in calories and an excellent plant based source of vital minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium.

Kale, as a powder, is a brilliant way to get the very best out of this extremely popular vegetable. We can all get the benefits of this nutrient rich veggie in a very convenient and highly concentrated cost effective form. The SF Health Foods Organic Kale Powder has no fillers, unwanted additives, sweeteners or preservatives. The product is harvested at its peak to ensure that optimal nutritional and phytonutrient potential is captured.

Powders are a great way to get nutritional benefits in a simple easy to use form. They’re an easy and very convenient way to increase daily serves of vegetables.

 Key features:

  •  Good source of vitamins and minerals
  • Gluten Free
  • No preservatives
  • Antioxidant rich
  • High nutrient density

Uses:

SF Health Foods Organic Kale Powder readily disperses into juice or water. Simply mix with water or your favourite juice for an easy clean green drink.  It can also be added to smoothies and used to enhance sauces, salad dressings and added to soups.

Apple and Linseed Smoothie recipe:

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 x diced celery stick
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 tsp SF Health Foods Organic Kale Powder

Add 2 x tsp SF Health Foods Linseed meal for Omega 3.  Blend and enjoy

 

Organic Turmeric Powder

Organic Turmeric Powder is made by grinding mature turmeric rhizomes (the stems underground). This amazing spice is rich in dietary fibre, iron, potassium, magnesium and Vitamin B6. Turmeric contains an active component called curcumin which has therapeutic value and may boost immunity. This bright yellow/orange powder is also known to have anti inflammatory properties.

This powder is slightly warm to taste with a peppery flavour. Powders are a great way to get nutritional benefits in a simple, easy to use form.

 Key features:

  •  Good source of potassium, iron and magnesium
  • No preservatives
  • Antioxidant rich

Uses:

  • It is used in most Indian curries
  • Add some zest to cooked vegetables and meat dishes
  • Add into pasta and soups. Add to rice – creates a beautiful colour and flavour
  • Add to scrambled eggs or frittatas
  • Toss it with roasted vegetables – goes especially well with cauliflower, potatoes and root vegetables
  • Drink as a tea – see recipe below

 Turmeric Tea

Add one teaspoon of Organic Turmeric Powder to 4 cups of boiling water. Reduce and let simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Strain using a very fine sieve. Add lemon, ginger and a dash of cinnamon to taste.

Paleo Blend

paleo is a way of eating. Those who follow the paleo approach are simply trying to eat as similar as possible to our heritage of hunter gatherers. No processed foods, no sugar, no grains, no conventional dairy. Almost seen as a ‘movement’, paleo has been taken up as a nutritional solution by numerous consumers. Our blends aim at providing convenience for paleo followers and non followers alike. The SuperFoods Paleo Blend is nut based and a good source of protein.

Key features:

  • A highly nutritious mix of good quality superfoods
  • Suitable for the strict paleo lifestyle follower
  • Perfect for those not following paleo wanting a balanced and nutritious blend
  • Premium ingredients including organic coconut chips
  • Perfect for breakfast – enjoy as a muesli
  • Sprinkle on salads to add an extra crunch, perfect as a snack.

RECIPE: Paleo blend energy bars

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of SF SuperFoods Paleo Blend
  • 3/4 cup of egg whites
  • 1/2 cup SF Dates of Iran (pitted)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Method:

  1. Pre heat oven to 180 c. Prepare a pan by lining with grease proof paper and spray with a little cooking spray
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of the plan
  4. Bake for 15-20 mines. Allow to cool and slice into bars. Enjoy

 

 

Paleo Seed Blend

SF SuperFoods Paleo Seed Blend - perfect for a delicious dukkah

The Paleo way of eating has been taken up as a nutritional solution by numerous consumers. Our paleo blends aim at providing convenience for paleo followers and non followers alike. Seeds are high on the list of paleo and are an important energy source. combined, they provide generous complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Eating a variety can ensure a healthy balance of important nutrients. They are also high in good fats.

Key features:

  • A generous mix of selected seeds that provide complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals and fibre.
  • Suitable for paleo and non paleo followers.
  • A reliable and delicious source of essential nutrients providing healthy and balanced nourishment.
  • Sprinkle over a salad or roasted vegetable plate.
  • Add to raw cookie mixes, or bake into muffins.
  • Premium ingredients including organic cacao nibs

RECIPE – Dukkah – This recipe is a delicious take on the Egyptian condiment.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of SF SuperFoods Paleo Seed Blend
  • 1/2 tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 1/2 tbsp. dried mint
  • 1tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/3 tsp SF Himalayan Rock Salt

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Using a pestle and mortar, grind all ingredients together – may have to be done in batches depending on the size of your pestle and mortar
  3. Enjoy with veggie sticks.

The SF SuperFoods Paleo Seed Blend is a perfect blend to add any of your favourite spices to – experiment and make up your own Dukkah.

 

 

 

 

Cacao, cashew and cranberry squares

Try these, easy to make, energy packed cacao, cashew & cranberry squares. A great snack.

Ingredients:

  •  2 cups SF roasted unsalted cashews
  • 1/4 cup SF cacao powder
  • 15 SF dates
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. SF organic rice malt syrup
  • 1/2 cup SF cranberries

Method

  1. Blend the cashews and cacao. Add in the dates, vanilla and organic rice malt syrup – blend until all are well combined.
  2. Stir/mix in the cranberries.
  3. Press the mixture into a baking tray. Freeze for an hour or refrigerate until firm & cut into squares.  Makes around 14 squares. Enjoy! 

Puffed Quinoa Cacao Crackles

Organic Puffed Quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an ancient nutritious grain. It contains more protein than any other grain with a good balance of all essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein).Puffed Quinoa is achieved through heating. The result is a very light puffed grain.

Key features:

  • organic, gluten and wheat free, no sodium, now fat, good source of fibre and protein
  • a nutritious supergrain, delicious, light and slightly nutty in texture
  • no cooking needed
  • no additives or preservatives
  • very light and easy to digest, low GI

Uses:

A perfect light snack. An easy breakfast with a drizzle of SF Organic Rice Malt Syrup and sliced fruit. Mix in with yoghurt. Can be tossed in salads. Can also be baked in muffins, added to a stir fry or casserole, frittatas or vegetarian patties. Avery versatile supergrain.

Here’s a great healthy recipe – chocolate crackles with a difference

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup SF Health Foods melted Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup SF Health Foods Organic Rice Malt Syrup
  • 2 tbsp. SF Health Foods Organic Cacao Powder
  • 2 tbsp. SF Health Foods Coconut Chips or Shredded Coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups SF Health Foods Organic Puffed Quinoa

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients except the Organic Puffed Quinoa, in a large bowl until combined
  2. Then add the Organic Puffed Quinoa
  3. Spoon into small cupcake patties
  4. Refrigerate until set. Enjoy

Organic Rice Malt Syrup

Organic Rice Malt Syrup is naturally produced from 100% organic brown rice. It is filtered, GMO free and concentrated into syrup with the consistency of honey. It is an ideal replacement or honey or sugar. It is a very versatile sweetener. It has a very smooth texture with a clean mild sweet flavour. A key feature is the release of a steady supply of energy (no spikes).  Key features :-

  • certified organic
  • GMO free
  • fructose free
  • naturally free of gluten
  • vegetarian and vegan suitable
  • same viscosity as honey
  • no artificial colours or preservatives

A significant feature of this product is that it is fructose free. If you are watching your sugar intake, this is a product for you to consider.

Uses:  Premium alternative to honey therefore perfect for smoothies, toast and pancakes. A substitute for sugar so great for baking. Here’s a great Biscuit recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup SF Shredded Coconut
  • 1 cup SF Almond Meal
  • 1 cup SF Quinoa Flakes
  • 3 tbsp. SF Cacao Powder
  • 1 tbsp.SF Black Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/4 cup SF Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup SF Organic Rice Malt syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp. Coconut Water

Method (makes approx. 10 biscuits; should last 5-7 days)

preheat oven to 170c

  1. combine all the dry ingredients and mix well
  2. Add the SF Coconot Oil and SF Organic Rice malt Syrup to the mixed dry ingredients – using your hands, mix well
  3. Roll into balls and flatten into biscuit size
  4. Bake for approx. 15 minutes
  5. Remove and cool. Enjoy

Organic Red Quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an ancient and very nutritious, naturally gluten free grain. It contains more protein than any other grain with a good balance of all essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein). Classified as a superfood, quinoa is delicious with a texture that is similar to barley with its chewiness, however it is light and fluffy.

Cooking instructions: The ratio is 1 cup of uncooked quinoa to 2 cups of water. Rinse the quinoa, bring quinoa and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed – cooking time is approx.15-20 minutes depending on personal taste. Check the texture before the end of the suggested cooking time and if it is to your liking, drain it. Fluff with a fork.  Enjoy!

Key features:

  • organic, naturally gluten and wheat free, no sodium, low fat
  • very good source of fibre and protein
  • a nutritious supergrain, delicious, light and slightly nutty in texture
  • readily cooking in 15-20 minutes
  • no additives or preservatives
  • very light and easy to digest, low GI

Uses:

Can be tossed into salads, added to a stir fry or casserole, frittatas or vegetarian patties. A very versatile supergrain!

Other SF Health Foods Quinoa lines:

  • Organic White Quinoa grain 500g
  • Organic White Quinoa flakes 500g
  • Organic Puffed Quinoa 150g

What’s the difference?

…between red and white quinoa? From a cultivation perspective, there is no difference. They are grown and cultivated the same. All types of quinoa are highly nutritious and offer a nutty earthy flavour. Some research, although not conclusive, suggests that red quinoa may need just a few (eg 2-3 minutes) longer cooking times. As outlined above, cooking time is based on preference.

We all simply have a choice of quinoa and selection can be based on colour preference, specifically what is appealing in a recipe. Red quinoa makes a beautiful bed for salads; it contrasts nicely with green salad vegetables. (see recipe below)

Puffed quinoa and quinoa flakes … puffed quinoa is achieved through heating. the result is a very light puffed grain that doesn’t require any cooking. It’s perfect for a light snack on its own or add to yoghurt and sliced fruit; can be tossed in salads and used in baking (eg muffins). Quinoa flakes … again, exactly the same in terms of nutrition however the flakes require much less cooking time than the grains adding an element of convenience.

Recipe: Red Quinoa salad with fresh herbs and feta (you will need to prepare the SF chick peas overnight)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of SF Organic red quinoa
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. BIOGENIC Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tsp finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of diced cucumber
  • 3 tbsp. of fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 cup of prepared SF Chick peas
  • 1/2 cup of feta cheese of your choice
  • lime wedges to serve

Method

  • Cook organic red quinoa; allow to cool
  • Combine oil, apple cider vinegar, shallots, salt and pepper – whisk – this will be a dressing
  • Combine tomato, cucumber, fresh mint and oregano, prepared chickpeas and dressing to the quinoa – toss gently. Sprinkle with feta and serve with lime wedges – enjoy.