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Easy Healthy Recipes

Looking for an easy recipe for after your massage, or just something that tastes great?

Easy Healthy Recipes

Here is a list of all the recipes that have appeared in our monthly Ripple Newsletters.

Salmon with preserved Wild Lime Salsa

We love Worendo and had a magic time staying in the Wild Lime Cottage and going to their wild food cooking school. Wonderful place to rejuvenate and watch the clouds come over the mountains. Phone 5544 8104

This is one of my favourite recipes from there, Salmon with Preserved Wild Lime Salsa…

6 pieces of salmon, topped with torn lemon myrtle leaves and pepper, brushed with oil.

Salsa Ingredients
1 small red onion diced
8-10 salted preserved wild limes, pulp removed and sliced finely
2 tablespoons capers, well rinsed
half cup olives, sliced
juice and zest of wild limes or lemon
extra virgin olive oil

Combine all ingredients and check seasoning.?Grill salmon and serve with salsa.

Mango and Walnut Salad

Spa Cuisine

Spa Cuisine

Easy Summer lunch that fits into any new years resolution. You can use any type of cheese in this one, but my favourite is a goats cheese.

Ingredients
Three Mangoes, skinned lightly chopped
Two handfuls of walnuts
Cup chopped goats cheese
Handful of mixed green leaf for each person
Handful snow peas
Extra virgin olive oil
Balsamic vinegar

Directions -In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients. Place a handful or two on each plate and top with a drizzle of olive oil and splash of Balsamic

Basil Tomato and Pine Nut Pasta

A quick and very easy recipe that is perfect for after your massage …Takes 10 minutes to prepare.

Shopping list

Walnuts

Walnuts

Two jars Pesto Sauce
Two cartons cherry tomatoes
Jar roasted capsicum
Jar sun dried tomatoes
Two large field mushrooms
Packet pine nuts
Packet fettuccine

Lightly toast the pine nuts in a sauce pan on low heat. Set aside. Put on pot of water to boil. Heat up a pan with a splash of extra virgin olive oil and warm through the tomatoes, chopped up capsicum and field mushrooms.

Cook fettuccine and when al dente, drain and put in pan with the tomatoes and other ingredients. Stir in Pesto sauce and pine nuts, cook on medium to low for 3 minutes and serve with green salad.?

Smoked Salmon, Roasted Capsicum and Lime Chilli Salad

A quick and very easy recipe that is perfect for after your massage or for a day with the girls pampering, talking and laughing …Takes 5 minutes to prepare.

Shopping list
Bag of mixed lettuce
Two packets of smoked salmon
Jar roasted capsicum
Jar sun dried tomatoes
Two large field mushrooms
Handful raw snow peas
Tablespoon capers
Jar small cucumbers
Jar sliced black olives
Jar of Neil Perry Chilli and Lime Mayonnaise (available at Woollies) or your favourite salad dressing

Easy recipes

Easy recipes

Place a bed of lettuce on each plate. Pile up sliced capsicum and tomatoes on top with chopped mushrooms, snow peas and cucumbers. Sprinkle with capers and sliced black olives. Drape lots of smoked salmon over the top and finish with a dollop of the Mayo. Leave for a couple of minutes for the ingredients to warm up a little, then serve with glass of Riesling or Semillon (or a fresh juice if de toxing).

Simple Mango Chicken with White Wine

So simple, this is a great Christmas alternative to roast turkey (and a lot easier to prepare.)…

You can use any white wine you like, as long as its of a decent quality….We usually use a Verdelho or Semillon, mainly because this is what we like to sip on while cooking.

Ingredients
1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup green pepper, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 cup mango slices
1 Kilo chicken pieces

Directions
In oil, brown chicken on all sides. Place in baking dish. Season with soy sauce, wine, garlic, salt and peppers. Cover and bake at 180 c until almost tender, about 30 minutes. Add mangoes and bake 10 minutes longer.

Ruby Orange and Campari Granita

Grapefruit

Grapefruit

So simple, so easy and a great pick up or party refresher……

Shopping list
Four cups ruby orange juice (or plain orange juice…for something different try pink grapefruit or mandarin.)
One table spoon Campari
4-6 tablespoons sugar

Mix ingredients and taste for sweetness. Pour into an ice-cream tray and freeze. When frozen, cut ice into chunks and process in a food processor to a fine texture. Scrape into a bowl, cover and return to freezer until you are ready to serve. Pile into tall glasses, with or without sliced fruit on the side.

Sydney Rock Oysters with Watermelon, Coriander and Rice Wine

An easy recipe perfect for romance

Ingredients
Two dozen freshly shucked oysters, either Sydney rock or Pacific
Cup of small cubed watermelon
Bunch Coriander
A little splash of Rice Wine
Shaved Ice to decorate (optional)

Directions
Arrange the oysters on a platter, preferably on a bed of shaved ice. In a bowl lightly toss the watermelon, chopped coriander and a splash of rice wine. Top the oysters and serve

Healthy lifestyle

Healthy lifestyle

Grilled Banana with Cashew Nuts and Honey

An easy recipe perfect for romance

Ingredients
Bananas
Cashew or macadamia nuts
Honey

Directions
Split the bananas in half and lightly grill. Sprinkle with nuts and honey and lightly grill again. Serve with yogurt.

EASY, HEALTHY RECIPES

Healthy food is one of the single best gifts you can give to your body. A nutritious and varied diet can help maintain your energy throughout the day, and repair your muscles for tomorrow. Eating healthy also has a range of side benefits, from glowing skin to a clearer and more positive mind.

Finding nutritious food is simple enough in theory. Have more vegetables, fruits, and lean meats, while avoiding processed food with excessive fat, sugar, or salt. Drink more water and less soda. Eat until you’re full, then stop.

Unfortunately, staying healthy can end up much more difficult in practice. Sometimes you’re too pressed for time to prepare an entire healthy meal for scratch… or you just can’t bear to eat yet another boring salad.

To help revitalise you for the spring ahead, Ripple has collected four easy, healthy, and delicious recipes for you to try out! J Let us know what yours are!

Poached Chicken Salad

Massage recipes

Massage recipes

  1. Take 2 chicken breast fillets and put them in a large saucepan. Cover them with cold water and bring to the boil on medium heat, before simmering for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let stand for another 5 minutes before removing the chicken.
  2. Combine ¾ cup of whole-egg mayonnaise, ¼ cup of Greek yoghurt, a tablespoon of mango chutney, a teaspoon of your favourite curry powder, and two tablespoons of chopped chives in a bowl. This will be your delicious dressing, so mix it up as you see fit!
  3. Arrange some lettuce leaves, nectarine wedges, and sliced cucumber on a plate as the base of your salad. Slice and add the chicken, then drizzle with dressing and sprinkle flaked toasted almonds on top. Serve with a smile!

Spicy Salmon With Bok Choy and Rice

  1. Cook one cup of long-grain rice to your preferred consistency and texture, and set a half kilogram of baby bok choy (cut into quarters) to steam for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.
  2. Combine 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 table spoon of soy sauce, and ¼ teaspoon of crushed red pepper.
  3. Use a foil-lined baking sheet to broil the salmon fillets fully. Start basting the salmon with your new honey marinade in the last three minutes.
  4. Serve the salmon, rice, and baby bok choy together and enjoy!

 

Beef and Broccoli

Massage recipes

  1. Combine 2 table spoons of soy sauce, ¼ cup all-purpose flour, 1 can of beef broth, and 2 tablespoons of white sugar (optional) in a bowl
  2. Place a wok on high heat and cook a half kilo of diced steak until browned (2 to 4 minutes, depending on your wok)
  3. Add about four cups of large broccoli florets (so they don’t fall apart in the wok), the broth mixture, ¼ teaspoon of chopped ginger root, and 1 clove of diced garlic. Bring to a boil to start evaporating the liquid, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. When the sauce has thickened, serve the beef and broccoli either by themselves, or with a side dish like rice or noodles.

Lime and Lemongrass Chicken

  1. Place 6 large slices of ginger, 6 lime leaves, 4 stalks of lemongrass, and 1 long red chilli (optional) in a food processor or blender until finely diced.
  2. Heat a frying pan to a medium heat and cook the lime leaf mixture in a tablespoon of vegetable oil, stirring constantly.
  3. Add the chicken and brown each side for about one minute, before adding 1.5 cups of coconut milk and a tablespoon of fish sauce. Bring to a simmer and keep cooking the chicken until tender.
  4. Serve with steamed rice and a garnish (we love coriander leaves here!).

Lemon Cod With Basil Bean Mash

Day Spa recipes

Day Spa recipes

 

  1. Heat an oven to 200C and prepare two bunches of cherry tomatos by rubbing them with a little oil and a seasoning of your choice. Roast them for five minutes – you should notice the skin splitting a little by the time they’re done.
  2. Add chunks of skinless cod (or another white flesh fish of your choice) and top with lemon zest, seasoning, and a little olive oil. Continue to roast for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Boil ¼ kilogram of soya beans until tender (about 3 minutes) and blend with a dash of olive oil, a clove of garlic, one bunch of basil stalks, the juice of half a lemon, and 100ml of vegetable stock. Stop the blender when you have a thick but still textured puree, and season further if desired.
  4. Serve with the cod slightly on top of the mash, and the cherry tomatoes to the side of the plate. Scatter additional basil leaves and lemon zest for decoration.

The best part about all these recipes is that they’re so easy to modify to suit your tastes and pantry! All you have to do for a healthy main meal is to cook up some lean meat and add greens; the rest of the flavouring and preparation is completely up to you.

You can even add little “treats” to these dishes, like croutons in the salad or more honey with the salmon. It’s better to know a delicious recipe that you’ll eat all the time and is mostly healthy, than an even healthier recipe that’s bland and makes you order takeaway instead!

These dishes also stay super tasty and maintain their texture well after their cooked – unlike a dish like a steak, which you pretty much have to eat right away – so you can make them in advance and enjoy later. (If you don’t plan to reheat them, we recommend adding a little extra dressing, spice, or sweetness into the recipe.)

At Ripple, we’ve found that knowing we have a healthy and delicious meal lined up later helps us relax during the day. There’s no stress of figuring out what we’re going to eat, and no guilt for indulging with something delicious!