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Easy Healthy Recipes

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

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 healthily also has a range of side benefits; from glowing skin to a clearer and more positive mind.Spa Cuisine With Easy Recipes

Finding nutritious food is simple enough in theory.

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, Ripple has collected some of our favourite easy spa cuisine for after your massage.

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.Mango Chicken With White Wine Recipe

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

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.

Salmon With Preserved Wild Lime SalsaSalmon And Salsa Recipe

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

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.Mango And Walnut Salad Recipe

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.Tomato And Basil Salad Recipe

Shopping list

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.

Ruby Orange And Campari Granita

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

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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.

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.

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Salmon And Roasted Capsicum Recipe

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
Mix through with a tablespoon of mayonnaise, a squeeze of lime juice and a pinch of chilli flakes

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 detoxing).

Sydney Rock Oysters with Watermelon, Coriander and Rice Wine

An easy recipe perfect for romance

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)

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

Grilled Banana with Cashew Nuts and HoneyBanana And Cashew Recipe

An easy recipe perfect for romance

Cashew or macadamia nuts

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