Red Meat Dishes

Beef, Chia and Feta Rissoles made EASY!

by Vashte on October 30, 2013

15 min meal – wholefood- gluten free – weightloss- superfood- family friendly

Vashte's Beef, Chia and Feta Rissoles

I dont eat a whole heap of red meat so usually, when I do; I like to slow-cook it so that my body can more easily actually absorb the nutrients; but every now and then I like something different.  So here is my ‘something different’ from the other night! This meal is mega healthy of course, mega easy, and mega fast. There is no excuse. Lets get you in and out of the kitchen as fast as possible whilst ensuring you obtain healthy, tasty, nutritious meals that are good for you, and the family!

Always use organic produce where you can. Always use fresh produce as opposed to canned, or bottled products, but as you will see, sometimes we just need to opt for the bottled version for whatever reason. Yes- I use canned and bottled products, but I make this as rare as possible. Food has to be suited to your lifestyle- don’t make it a big deal. Make it real for you and your needs. Simple. We complicate too much in life. Don’t add food to that list! Make your meals fun, healthy, and delicious! When you do, you will gag the next time you grab a falsely ,marketed ‘healthy’ meal anywhere. Beware of marketing- very clever lies indeed. Healthy food is not rocket science. Your body soon educates you as to what you like to eat- if you give it half the chance. You are your own guru!!

Note to you: I have recently returned from a wonderful trip to the Greek Islands and Turkey (happy dance). What I would like to point out to my fellow Australians, as I reside in this beautiful looking country is, the food down here.. has NO TASTE. Yes really!!! I popped in to the supermarket and bought some ‘fresh produce’ the other day shortly after returning.. pfffff. NONE of it had any taste. And it was all giant size, and farrrr to perfect looking to be REAL. Be aware of the food you are eating, and what it has gone through to get to you.

Thankfully I visited my local Farmers Markets on the first possible Saturday and bought some local produce. It was better, but certainly not the quality I enjoyed whilst in the Greek Islands in particular. Do you realise most of us have forgotten what real food tastes like? I was dancing happy dances over the Greek Salads… wow the kaleidoscope of flavours I enjoyed from the REAL tomatoes, cucumbers, onions.. oh Lord -the Feta cheese!!!! The yoghurt!!! WOW!!! Our food down here is abysmal. Try to find the best quality you can via organics, free range, pesticide free, grass fed meat NOT GRAIN FED!!!! It is not as easy as it ought to be, but if we vote with our money… the farmers HAVE to change as supply and demand dictate what is popular. DEMAND BETTER. The more we buy AWAY from the supermarkets, the more the BULLIES have to sit up and take notice as the ONE thing they HATE is losing MONEY. This is the language they speak in. MONEY. They do not care for my, nor your health. They do not care about reducing terminal illness. They do not care about you not being able to afford food. They do not care.

They care about MONEY. That is it. So search out your local farmers. When you buy food that is IN SEASON it is not as expensive. It is also much better for you. Our bodies need different nutrients at different times of the year- hence why certain foods  grow at those times. It is all natural, and logical (neither of which can the supermarkets claim to be!) Remember: supply and demand.

If you want some options on potentially affordable organic produce, often delivered to your door- message me and I will help you find some close to you. Make little changes first. Don’t try to change everything all at once. If you make a little change, you are often surprised at how easy that change is, and then you become encouraged to make more little changes. Before you know it… you are more healthy, happy and vibrant than you were when you started! It gets easier and easier! All you need to do is take one step, then the door opens and you start to really see things you previously had been dulled to.

It is time to wake up and take charge of your life. Take charge of your health. And so NO to things you absolutely dont agree with. Like experiencing ANY lack whatsoever; ANY health issues whatsoever; ANY helplessness whatsoever.  You dont know what you dont know. Take the blinkers off- they were often unintentionally put there by people who love you from birth, because they have them on too! We live in a beautiful, but mixed up, muddled up world if you believe everything you are told and see on that evil contraption in your living room – your TV. Quit it. Life is not lived fully by sweeping issues under the carpet, nor by circumnavigating around topics trying not to ‘insult or hurt’ people. It is time to get direct and ask questions point blank, and expect point blank answers. Figure out for yourself how to solve the issue, and/or connect with people who can help you. Not keep you down.

xx ONE life. Live it well. xx

Vashte's Superfood Rissoles

You deserve the recipe now that my rant is over!!! xx

What you need:

Rissoles:

  • 300- 500 gm organic, grass fed beef mince. (as healthy as you can get it)
  • 1-2 onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Himalayan salt and pepper
  • herbs, fresh is great but you can use packaged as well. I used  thyme, and cayenne pepper today. Cayenne pepper is a thermagenic. This means it can help boost the metabolism whilst digesting. It is also very spicy if you are not used to spicy hot foods, so go easy on it especially to start.
  • A few leaves of kale

To bind the ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 eggs
  • Organic coconut oil for flash frying.

Sauce:

  •  40 gm Feta cheese
  • Organic tomato sauce from a bottle- found in supermarkets – or make your own if you have time!

How To Make It Work:

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix with your hands. Add more veges if you like- try grated carrot, zucchini, peas…
  • The eggs will help to bind the mixture as will the chia seeds. Allow the mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes. This will permit the chia to expand. If you think the mixture is not binding well enough, add one more egg and mix well.
  • Roll into balls and flatten to make patties:

Vashte's superfood rissoles

  • In a large saucepan, melt 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil over low to med heat.
  • Add your rissoles once the oil is melted and warm. Brown slowly on both sides.
  • Once browned, add tomato sauce and sprinkle feta cheese in with the tomato sauce. Leave rissoles in the pan with the sauce.
  • Allow the sauce to heat and cheese to melt. If you think you need more sauce, add just a little water to make the sauce less thick and enable it to become more viscous. (runny).
  • Once warmed through, ensure the rissoles are cooked completely. Once this is achieved- they are ready to serve.
  • Serve with gluten free spaghetti- a VERY  small portion; and a LARGE portion of leafy green salad. It is IMPOSSIBLE to get too many green vegetables so go wild!!

Bon apetite!!This is a complete, filling, nutritious meal. Suitable for the entire family. If you are looking to lose weight, opt to enjoy this meal without spaghetti. Enjoy it with the rissoles and green leafy salad. It is a rare day that I ever eat pasta- Gluten free or not – I am just giving you options to suit all members of a potential family.

Vashte's Superfood Grass Fed Beef Rissoles

xx Vashte xx

 

 

 

 

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