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Ethical Chocolate From Bean to Bar (+ Choc Chip Cookie Truffles)

We all love chocolate. And Easter is just around the corner. Which means it’s time to eat chocolate to our heart’s content (specially if you are in isolation and specially with kids). But did you know that not all chocolates are made the same? In reality, cacao crops are usually mass produced and farmers end up with barely living wages and depleted soils to work with. Our chocolate addition is usually pretty bad for our planet. But not all is…

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My Mamma’s Lasagna (a Family Secret)

If you follow me here for a while you definitely know that my biggest culinary influences come from my mother and grandma who have Italian heritage. So making (and eating) pasta is a great pleasure of mine...hence why I need to share this recipe of my Mamma's Lasagna with you. It's one of my family's best kept secrets and something that I learned early on with my mum. Making everything from scratch will make everything taste better, granted. But making things differently may land you on an even better place. This is the inspiration for this dish. Making things differently ended up making this recipe even more memorable and such a delicious meal. Are you ready to learn the secret? *drum roll* The pasta for the lasagna is actually, crêpe pancakes...I know it may sound weird but do NOT dismiss this trick. The crêpes make for the perfect, fluffier pasta for the lasagna, adding a more complex flavour to the overall dish and giving it a lighter finish. Now, I know it's a bummer that you have an extra step in there to make this dish BUT I promise you, it will be worthy. Plus, if you are in self-isolation, like myself, this is the perfect excuse to get cooking! Please let me know if you try it? Okay, now I'm sorry I don't have the perfect pics to convince you to make this, but I put together a little video so you can check it out for yourself. No items found. My Mamma's Lasagna Also, I know making this is time consuming, but that's the perfect recipe to make now, freeze and enjoy later. Make lots of it, bring the kids to help and enjoy it now and later. I honestly hope you love this, because it's one of my favourite and one that brings so many good memories for me. I hope you can feel it when you make it at home. My Mamma's Lasagna (a Family Secret) Recipe Type: Main Cuisine: Italian Author: Eat Yourself Green by Larissa Prep time: 1 hour Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 2 hours Serves: 8 A delicious traditional dish with a twist that adds flavour and lightness to the whole meal. Ingredients Mushroom sauce 1 can of organic full cream coconut milk 1 jar of passata 500g of chopped mushroom 1 diced onion 1-2 chopped cloves of garlic Salt & pepper to taste Rosemary, oregano & thyme (to taste) 1/2 tsp sugar ¼ tsp smoked paprika ¼ tsp nutmeg Olive oil Crêpe pancakes (I usually eye-ball this but here's the basic recipe): 2 cups of flour 3 1/2 - 4 cups of water Pinch of salt Dash of oil To assemble: Shredded Mozzarella Oregano Instructions Mushroom sauce: In a large pan over medium heat, add 1-2 tbsp of olive oil. Add the finely chopped onion and a chopped garlic. Sauté until soft and then add the mushrooms. Sauté the mushrooms until soft and juicy. Add the salt and pepper now and the smoked paprika. Cook well until the bottom of the pan starts to stick and the mushrooms are caramelised (be careful not to burn them). Then, add the passata (season with a tiny bit of sugar if needed in case the tomatoes are too acidic). After 15 minutes, add the coconut milk and stir until it’s all well combined. Season with the herbs and taste for salt. Turn the heat off and wait until assemble. Crêpes: In a blender, add the crêpe ingredients and mix for about 1 minute of until very smooth. The dough should be thinner but not watery (up to your taste though). Now, in a large frying pan, add a dash of oil and let it heat it up. Once the pan is hot, pour the dough mixture onto the pan and tilt the pan around to spread the dough evenly. Cook for one minute or until the underside is golden, then using a spatula, flip it over and cook for another minute. Remove from pan and place it in a plate and keep it on the oven to maintain it warm. Now repeat the process until there's no dough left. Assemble: Set all the elements for the lasagna around a baking dish so everything is easily accessible. On the baking dish, pour a little bit of the sauce to the bottom and spread evenly (watch video). Then, place the crêpe on top and cut off any excess and spread around the dish. Be creative according to the baking dish you are using. Now add the sauce, again spreading evenly through the dish. Top with the mozzarella. Repeat until there's one finger left till the edge of the dish OR until one of the ingredients run out. Top generously with mozzarella and oregano. Bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese melts and top looks golden. Remove from the oven and serve with a salad. Freeze any leftovers to eat later.

If you follow me here for a while you definitely know that my biggest culinary influences come from my mother and grandma who have Italian heritage. So making (and eating) pasta is a great pleasure of mine…hence why I need to share this recipe of my Mamma’s Lasagna with you. It’s one of my family’s best kept secrets and something that I learned early on with my mum. Making everything from scratch will make everything taste better, granted. But making…

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Homemade Popsicle

Homemade Popsicle | Eat Yourself Green

I have some very sweet memories from my childhood and one the best was of my mum’s icy poles (or popsicle?). Tell me in the comments how do you call them, please. Nevertheless, they were the perfect treat for Summer!Even though Summer just finished here in Australia, I know many still enjoy a cold treat throughout the year, plus Spring has just sprung in the northern hemisphere and you folks can enjoy an icy poles! Popsicle and other frozen delicacies…

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The Cost of Our Obsession with Crystals + Smudges

The Cost of Our Obsession with Crystals + Smudges | Eat Yourself Green

At the risk of sounding a little (or a lot) hypocritical about this, I have to say: we need to stop buying crystals and smudging our homes with sage (or palo santo). What I’m about to say, may shock some. But I needed to talk about this, because like many bloggers with an Instagram account, I’m part of the problem. In case you haven’t noticed, our ‘sudden’ awareness and consciousness and our deep need for connection with mother Earth through…

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Eat Yourself Green turns 6: a Retrospective

Eat Yourself Green | 6 Years

Oh hey! So nice of you to stick around…I know I’ve been a bit MIA but I needed some time to cool down after what probably was one of the busiest years of my life. There has been so much growth and opportunities happening of late and I didn’t want to miss any of it. So now, after a good rest, I’m back to start the year afresh. I’ve been looking back at these 6 years I’ve been on this…

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