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Our favourite recipes from 2022

Written by Endeavour College of Natural Health | Sunday, 11 December 2022

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As another year comes to a close, it’s time to take a trip down recipe memory lane and take a right turn into the kitchen! We’ve put together a list of our five favourite recipes from 2022 – ready to bring new life into your culinary routine.

Nettle and potato cakes

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Potato cakes? Sure. Stinging nettle potato cakes? Sorry, what was that? Typically regarded as a weed, stinging nettle is actually an undercover nutrient powerhouse and worthy of a spot on your grocery list.

Tracy Gaibisso, Naturopath and Endeavour Lecturer, takes us on a lesser-known recipe journey with her nettle potato cakes – Vitamins A, C, and K (along with several B vitamins), calcium, iron, and all of the essential amino acids are just some of the nutrients packed into this prickly plant. This recipe contains only ten ingredients, freezes well, makes for great leftovers and lunchbox fillers.

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Zucchini muffins

Our favourite recipes from 2022

It’s never too early (or late) to encourage little ones to join you in the kitchen. Cooking with kids encourages a healthy relationship with food and fosters curiosity when it comes to ingredients. It also prepares them for adult life by developing their independence and skills in the kitchen. It’s a win-win situation.

But where to start? Right here, with these zucchini muffins! Zucchini is a great filler vegetable as it can be prepared in a variety of ways and has a fairly neutral flavour profile. These nutrient-dense muffins are an ideal recipe to share with young cooks, which is why we love it! Quick, easy, using a variety of ingredients, combining sweet and savoury ingredients.

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Rosemary tapenade

Rosemary tapenade

This rosemary and olive tapenade is an ideal savoury spread – using simple ingredients, easy to assemble, and lasts in the fridge for about a week. It’s a great addition to any barbeque or dinner party (but we won’t judge you if you polish it off by yourself at home).

In terms of health benefits, olives are rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, while rosemary holds powerful anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to improve blood circulation and boost the immune system. Flavour, nutrition, simplicity? It’s not hard to see why this recipe holds a spot on this list.

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Overnight oats

Overnight Oats

We love a recipe that packs a punch whether it’s served hot or cold, which is why oats are always a winner in our books! These chunky monkey overnight oats are full of fibre and protein, naturally sweet, chewy, crunchy and delicious.

You can prepare them ahead of time and enjoy them straight from the fridge or you can warm them up on the stove. The best bit? The most challenging part of this recipe is combining the ingredients in a bowl.

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Apple walnut protein cake bars

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Protein bars and snacks in general can be pricey at times, which is why making them yourself is an ideal solution. These apple-walnut cake bars are easy to make and nutritious. The (coconut butter) icing on top of the cake (bars)? They’re filled with Omega 3-rich healthy fats, fibre, and protein to keep you full – plus they taste like apple crumble!

In terms of ingredients, there’s nothing in this recipe that you won’t be able to find at your local supermarket or grocery chain.

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We hope this list of our favourite recipes gives you some inspiration to get cooking! And if your tastebuds are still tingling and hungry for more, check out our full collection of recipes right here.

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Endeavour College of Natural Health is Australia's largest Higher Education provider of natural medicine courses.

The College is known as the centre of excellence for natural medicine and is respected for its internationally recognised academic teams and high calibre graduates. Endeavour offers Bachelor of Health Science degrees in Naturopathy, Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, Acupuncture Therapies and Chinese Medicine, Undergraduate Certificates, a Diploma of Health Science and massage courses.

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