Recipes to treat your Mum on Mothers Day

April 27, 2018

We love food here at Collective Sol. We love cooking, sharing recipes, talking nutrition and all things delicious and good for you and then sharing that with our wider community. There’s such a satisfaction that comes from creating food for others and sharing a meal together or gifting some homemade treats to someone special. And on this occasion, that special someone is of course MUM! Who isn’t more deserving of a special meal created for her than your darling mum.

Whether its Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea or Dinner (that’s all of them, right?), we thought we would put together a scrumptious collection of recipes that you can create for your Mum this Mother’s Day. And not to worry, if you aren’t that much into your cooking, these are super simple and easy to follow recipes that will have you wow-ing mum in no time, you’re welcome!

 

Blueberry Walnut Pancakes

Pancakes for breakfast, we know this isn’t a new idea but let’s be honest, who doesn’t love pancakes at any time of the day!? And, as mentioned above, super easy to make! We’ve picked a recipe from the Dr. Hyman Blog that’s also deliciously healthy and can be adapted to suit most dietary requirements. No matter what time of day you’re seeing mum and even if its not for long…. Pancakes. And for all the hubbies trying to make their partner the perfect breakfast in bed with their littles… Pancakes! You can’t lose.

Image by Dr Hymans Blog

Ingredients
3 large omega-3 eggs

3/4 cup almond milk

1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup coconut flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of sea salt

1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts

coconut oil, for greasing the skillet (about 1/4 cup)

1/2 cup arrowroot powder

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 pint fresh blueberries

Instructions

1.In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and then add the almond milk, lemon juice, and vanilla.   Whisk until well blended.

In a separate bowl, mix together the coconut flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and arrowroot.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, while continuously whisking. Once combined, gently fold in the walnuts.
2.Grease a large skillet and place over medium heat. Once the skillet is hot, use a ladle to pour 3-inch pancakes onto the skillet. Cook until bubbles appear, then flip. The pancake should cook on each side for about 2-3 minutes. Repeat with rest of the batter. Add a tablespoon or more of coconut oil to the hot griddle, as needed.
3.Make a blueberry sauce by simmering the blueberries in a small saucepan with 2 tablespoons of water for 10 minutes before serving.
4.To serve, place 3 pancakes on a plate and top each stack with the blueberry sauce.   

Get the full recipe here

Moroccan Lentil Chickpea Stew

In Melbourne we have well and truly settled into Autumn and as the weather cools more and more we are slowly transitioning into all of the delicious curries, stews and warming foods for the belly & soul. Enter the Moroccan Lentil Chickpea Stew. Whether its Lunch, Dinner or Linner (lunch-dinner?) this hearty one pot stew is such a lovely idea to create for mum. We’ve taken this recipe from Vanilla & Bean who create the most amazing recipes!

 

Image by Vanillaandbean

Ingredients
1 Tbs Coconut Oil

1 Yellow Onion diced

1 3/4 tsp Cinnamon ground

3/4 tsp Cumin ground

1 1/4 tsp Coriander ground

1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes bump it up to 3/4 tsp for extra heat

1 1/2 tsp Fine Sea Salt

1 1/2 tsp Garlic Cloves microplaned (about 3 medium cloves)

C (475g) Vegetable Broth + more for a soupier stew

C (475g) Water

1, 28 oz (800g) Can of Crushed Tomatoes

2 C (235g) Carrots Sliced in thin coins

1 C (224g) French Lentils

1 1/2 C (248g) Cooked Chickpeas drained (one 15oz can)

1 Lemon

Full Fat Coconut Milk (the canned variety) or Whole Milk Yogurt for Serving

Instructions

1.In a large Dutch oven, add the coconut oil and heat until shimmering. Add the onions and saute for 10 minutes on medium-low. A little charring is okay.
2.Stir in the cinnamon, cumin, coriander, red pepper flakes and sea salt. Add the garlic. Stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
3.Pour in the broth, water, tomatoes, carrots, and lentils. Stir. Bring to a simmer, then turn to medium low and simmer for 25 minutes. The stew will thicken as it cooks. Add the chickpeas and simmer for another 10 minutes or until the lentils are tender and chickpeas are cooked through. If a thinner stew is desired add more vegetable broth 1/2 C at a time. Remove from heat and squeeze 1/2 a lemon over the stew. Stir. Taste for salt adjustment.
4.Ladle into soup bowls then garnish with coconut cream, or yogurt and cilantro. For the coconut cream, open and scoop out the soft layer of fat on the top to dollop on the stew. Otherwise, a few scoops of rich coconut milk can be spooned over top.
5.Serve with lemon wedges, coconut milk or a generous scoop of yogurt, and cilantro.

 

Chocolate Brownie Protein Balls 

 

The best thing about any type of bliss ball is just how easy they are. They taste delicious, they are healthy and you can package these pretty little balls up and gift them to your mum and they make the sweetest present! Have I convinced you yet? If someone gifted me homemade bliss balls I would be so happy.

Image by Wholefood Simply

Ingredients

10 medjool dates, seeds removed

1/2 cup walnuts

3 tablespoons almond butter

3 tablespoons chocolate protein powder

2 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder

1 tablespoon honey*

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

pinch of salt

Instructions

1. Place the ingredients into your processor and blend until the mixture is well combined and sticking together. Use your hands to press and shape the mixture into balls. Place the balls into the fridge to set. 

2. Eat and enjoy.

Get the full recipe here

 

Cheese Platter of any kind!

Lastly, but most definitely not least! The cheese platter. You can be the most creative person or the absolute least creative person when it comes to putting together a cheese platter but in the end, nobody is going to complain because, cheese platter. We’ve added some pics for those who want to get creative and beautify their Insta worthy cheese platter but really, if you’re having champagne or afternoon drinks of any sort, then this is the perfect companion for your catch up. Cheese, dip, biscuits, flowers, dates, figs, grapes, I could go on, but hopefully these images ignite your creative platter juices.

Image from @the.poor.girls.pantry

Image by @platterparlour

Image by @the.poor.girls.pantry

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