Ramblings & recipes from around the billabong

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Kale Pesto “Paste”

Vegan, gluten free, dairy free Next time you have some extra kale make this simple kale pesto and store it for later. So easy! You will need: a high power blender or bullet a pot of boiling water a strainer a jar with lid a bowl of ice water Ingredients: 1 x bunch of... read more

Vegan “Cheesy” Broccolini Bake

Gluten free, dairy free, vegan Serves 2 Difficulty: Easy peasy Time: 45 minutes This broccoli bake is a fusion of my Nonna from Sicily’s famous broccoli recipe and my grandma’s traditional and tasty cauliflower bake. Although both of these wonderful women would... read more

Choc Fudge Centered Banana Muffins

100% plant-based, gluten free I love these little muffins for so many reasons. They’re easy, tasty, look sensational and are made completely from plants.   Equipment Needed: • Muffin tin & moulds plus some oil to grease the tin • A bullet, food processor or... read more

Aromatic Semidried Baby Tomatoes

Here’s a quick and tasty recipe for next time you have some juicy little tomatoes to use. Ingredients: 2 punnets (or 500g) x small tomatoes (cut in halves) A small handful x fresh aromatic herbs roughly chopped, oregano, thyme, rosemary, parsley – any... read more

Armesan Cheese

Here’s great and simple plant-based Parmesan recipe from our Executive chef 1 cup x raw almonds or macadamias 2 Tablespoons x nutritional yeast 1 tsp x sea salt 1 Tablespoon x extra virgin olive oil 2 thin slices x garlic (optional) HOW TO MAKE: Pulse all... read more

Decadent Chocolate Beetroot Mud Cake

100% plant based & gluten free BE EQUIPPED: • Circular or square baking tin: About 25cm in diameter or 25cm X 25cm if square. At least 6cm high edges. • Baking paper • Food processor or blender • Large mixing bowl • Oven • Love of food RECIPE: (Wet mix) 6 x... read more

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Raw Vegan “Joyous” Jaffa Balls

Gluten free, vegan, no added sugar A quick word: Here is a simple little treat that brings a vibrant joyous aroma and taste. Filled with 100% wholefood goodness and natural sweetness, they bring an uplifting zing while satiating that inner cry for a sweet treat (but... read more

Activated Buckwheat Granola

Gluten free A quick word: We hear a lot about activated nuts and seeds today, and for good reason. By activating our nuts and seeds we “switch on” the beneficial enzymes within them to allow them to be more digestible. Activating our nuts and seeds also gives our... read more

Billabong Mighty Spread

If there’s one food that most Australians hold close to their hearts, it’s Vegemite. The savoury spread represents a metaphorical black and gold of Australian culture being enjoyed by countless Australians since it’s introduction to our shelves in 1923. Throughout... read more

Caramelised Pear and Almond Cake with Rosemary and Winter Spices

Gluten free, dairy free Creating a healthy food culture is all about balance, and allowing a little time for some of the sweeter things in life from time to time plays a big part in this. It’s not often we use sugar these days in the Billabong kitchen, but if we do,... read more

Dark Jaffa Cacao Sponge Cake with Raw Cacao Fudge Sauce

Gluten free & Dairy free Sometimes only a chocolate cake will satisfy our taste buds’ silent cries for some sweet attention. As someone who prefers not to consume dairy or gluten, I decided to create this dark cacao sponge so that is was gluten & dairy free as... read more

Spicy Baked Eggs

Si’s amazing spicy baked eggs with beans and toasted sesame recipe. Serves about 4. INGREDIENTS: Extra virgin olive oil (enough to thinly coat your pan or tray) 1/2 clove x garlic (roughly chopped) 1/2 x medium leek (roughly chopped) 1 tsp x fennel seeds 1 tsp x... read more

Moroccan spiced pumpkin with cauliflower/cashew cheese sauce

This is a beautiful, simple and very tasty way to cook pumpkin for a small group or to a family. It saves time cutting and presents really nicely and creates a great sharing atmosphere while everyone has to scoop into the golden, caramelise wheel in the middle of the... read more

Zesty Basil & Almond Pesto

I love vibrant, bright and full flavoured sauces and dressings like this! They make the best accompaniment to balance slightly sweet, rich and full-bodied offerings like pumpkin, sweet potato, polenta, eggplant, lasagna thick vegetable stews. This pesto is also an... read more

Si’s Mediterranean Spiced Olives

Love olives? Try this next time to add some extra flavour. Ingredients: 2 cups of unpitted kalamatta or Sicilian olives.(drains and rinsed well) 1 clove of garlic (roughly chopped) 1 Tablespoon of fennel seeds 2 bay leaves 1/2 teaspoon of cracked black pepper 1/2... read more

Golden-Spiced Coconut Chai Elixir

Creating healthy habits and rituals are the fertile ground for a happy & joyous life. I personally love finding ways to include potent, life-enhancing Ingredients to my personal food culture that enrich my life and my senses simulataneoulsly and one of the easiest... read more

Video: Spiced Pumpkin & Quinoa Loaf

Here is beautiful and simple recipe from Billabong chef Simon Favorito for anyone wanting to create a rustic gluten-free loaf full of flavour and whole food goodness. This is lovely hearty bread alternative to serve with breakfast, afternoon snack or as a side with... read more

Video Recipe: Berry Cashew Slice

Quick four minute video recipe from Billabong chef Simon Favorito. About The Chef: Simon Favorito comes from a lineage of wholefood chefs & has spent over half his life helping people to discover the magic of wholefood medicine through the culinary arts as a chef,... read more
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