Kumara Coconut Pie Bake

Kumara Pie Bake

Raw kumara should be the best friend of a person on a extreme fat loss diet. Not only is the raw kumara low in calories and nutritious but eating it raw causes the digestive system to burn those calories trying to digest the kumara. 

However, we usually boil the kumara and eat it with a seasoning of salt and pepper for a quick weekday breakfast. 

I had some leftover from breakfast this morning  and so I tried this kumara coconut pie bake. The result is a light, refreshing dessert. 
Kumara Coconut Pie

Recipe by Joey

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  • 2 medium orange kumara
  • 1/2 cup thick coconut cream
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 2-4tbsp sugar (adjust as per sweetness desired)
  • A handful Dessicated coconut
  • A handful slivered almonds
How I made the Kumara Coconut Pie Bake:
  1. Boil/steam the kumara.  Set aside to cool.
  2. Pre heat the oven to 180 degree C
  3. Blend the kumara, coconut cream, egg. sugar and vanilla essence in a mixie jar until smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into a glass bowl.
  5. Level the top.
  6. Sprinkle dessicated coconut and slivered almonds.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
 Serve warm or chilled.

A delightful light dessert of sweet kumara with freshly grated coconut

Spiced Vegetable Somen Recipe

Spiced Vegetable Somen

My adaptation of the Japanese noodle salads. The Redergize salad from the food truck garage changed the way I saw salads. I have concluded that salads, rather than a cooked meal, can outplay the taste buds. I have, now, stocked up on quinoa and somen noodles, amongst other items, to make quick weekday lunches and dinners. This is a quick weekday lunch which can be had cold as well.
A quick, healthy dinner almost just thrown together with vegetables in the fridge
Recipe by Joey
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Yield: 2 servings
  • 1 bundle Somen noodles
  • 1 cup shredded vegetables like carrots, cabbage, red cabbage
  • 2 spring onions chopped
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 4 dry red chillies (adjust as per spice level desired)
  • 2.5 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
How I made the Somen Noodle Salad
  1. Cook the somen noodles as per the instructions on the pack.
  2. Blitz together the garlic, soya sauce, red chillies and oil.
  3. Mix in the maple syrup into the above blitzed mixture.
  4. Mix in the vegetables and the noodles.
  5. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and garnish with coriander leaves. 
Best had cold.