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Fiona Anchal

Hi, I’m Fiona, a passionate plant-based, home cook. Wholesome Bellies was created from my passion for healthy eating and cooking. A home cook since my teens, I grew up in the hospitality industry, spending most weekends since my early teens at our family restaurant. My mum was the head chef and I was surrounded by incredible cooks.

Red Lentil Dhal - Plant Based Protein Recipes. Before I met my now-husband, which was about 22 years ago I’d never explored the world of Indian cuisine.

Red Lentil Dhal - Plant Based Protein Recipes

Let’s just say I wasn’t an adventurous eater. If it wasn’t Italian, I just wasn’t that interested. When I learned that my boyfriend and his family were Indian, and his mum was an incredible cook, I knew my palette was in for a culinary ride. And just between you and me, I was a tad nervous too. I clearly remember my first meal at their family home. 1 onion2 cloves of garlic1 knob of ginger – about 3 cm3 fresh vine-ripened tomatoes2 tablespoons olive oil2 teaspoons cumin seeds1 ½ teaspoon turmeric1 ½ teaspoons coriander powder2 potatoes1 cup orange lentils1.2 litres water Dice the onion finely and sauté in a saucepan with olive oil.

Almond Peanut Butter Cookie Bites - Healthy Vegan Recipes. Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice - Plant Based Gluten Free Recipes. Okay, so chocolate and peanut butter – is it a match made in heaven!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice - Plant Based Gluten Free Recipes

Heck yes! On my god natural peanut butter and home made chocolate is most definitely a match made in heaven. This would have to be one of those desserts that is on repeat in my kitchen. It’s a staple in our home and everyone love it. And it’s so easy to make. So let’s get straight into it! ¼ cup of melted coconut oil6 pitted medjool dates3 tablespoons of natural peanut butter3 cups sugar and gluten free cornflakes ¼ cup of coconut oil½ cup raw cacao½ cup maple syrup3 tablespoons smooth, natural peanut butter¼ cup of coconut cream (skim the thicker cream from top of can) Melt coconut oil.In a high speed blender or food processor blend coconut oil, cacao, pitted dates and peanut butter.

Mix melted coconut oil.Add cacao and maple syrup.Then slow add peanut butter, and coconut cream. TIP: When adding the coconut cream, to achieve a thicker consistency, don’t stir the coconut cream. Roast Moroccan Carrots with Baga ganoush. Vegan Carbonara. Carrot Cake with Cashew Butter Frosting. Carrot Cake with Cashew Butter Frosting. Vegan Ricotta Fritters. 1.

Vegan Ricotta Fritters

Grate zucchini and sprinkle with salt to help bring out the water. Let sit for 20 minutes, then squeeze water out of the zucchini by hand or with a muslin cloth. You want to make sure the zucchini have most water removed. 2. Sauté the chopped garlic in a saucepan with olive oil. 3. 4. Vegan Carbonara. Orange and Almond Cake - Wholesome Bellies. Chocolate Chip Cookies - Gluten Free - Wholesome Bellies. Zucchini Vegan Ricotta Ravioli - Wholesome Bellies. Vegetable Pakora - Wholesome Bellies. Vegan Gnocchi Masterclass - 5th February - Vegan Cooking Class Brisbane.

One-on One Personal Cooking Lessons and Coaching - Cooking Classes Brisbane- Wholesome Bellies. Berry Granola Raw Cheesecake - Wholesome Bellies. Healthy Vegetarian Meals - Wholesome Bellies. Queensland Cooking Retreat – Event & Classes - Wholesome Bellies. Queensland Cooking Retreat – Event & Classes - Wholesome Bellies. Cooking Classes at your Home - Vegetarian Cooking Classes Brisbane.

Cooking Classes - Brisbane Vegetarian Cooking Classes. Cooking Classes Brisbane - Wholesome Bellies. Food Retreat Australia – Retreat - Wholesome Bellies. Buttercup Room Sleeps maximum three people – one king size bed and one single bed.

Food Retreat Australia – Retreat - Wholesome Bellies

The studio has its own bathroom. COST: $2,100 for three people ($700 each) $1700 for two people ($850 per person) It’s ideal purchased for a small group of friends. The price is all inclusive – includes all food (three meals a day plus snacks), unlimited tea and coffee, five cooking classes, yoga and a glass or two of wine with each meal, and a take home cook book with all recipes.

Zen Room This room sleeps two people with a king bed, and shared bathroom with the Zen single room. Poppy Room The Poppy bedroom is a stunning room with ensuite for one person in a Queen Bed. It has direct access to the wrap around entertaining deck and offering a stunning view outside. COST: $1,200 single Garden Room The stunning master bedroom has it’s own ensuite and sleeps up to two people.

COST: $1800 for two people ($900 each) $1,250 for one person Beetle Room The queen size bedroom is a stunning room, with a queen size bed. Food Retreat Australia – Retreat - Wholesome Bellies. Shop - Wholesome Bellies. Plant Based Diet Recipes - Wholesome Bellies. I wasn’t always plant-based.

Plant Based Diet Recipes - Wholesome Bellies

It was in 2007 when my philosophy around food and health took a sharp turn. The sudden passing of my father that year from a heart attack, prompted me to question everything about health. I couldn’t understand why my healthy, 60-year old father was taken from us so early. Six months after his passing, I was at Unleash the Power, a Tony Robbins event, and the last day of the seminar was all about health and vitality. People talk about those life changing moments; those light bulb moments, where something major shifts inside them. Vegetable Based Diet Recipes - Recipes - Wholesome Bellies. Vegan Dessert Masterclass - 19th JULY - Vegetarian Cooking Classes Brisbane. Born into and Italian family, with my mum as the chef in our family restaurant, cooking Italian food has always been my passion and come so naturally for me.

Vegan Dessert Masterclass - 19th JULY - Vegetarian Cooking Classes Brisbane

And then, rewind 17 years and I married into an Indian family, where my mother-in-law was the cook at their Indian take-away restaurants. It seemed food was my destiny. I’m excited to bring this first ever class to you, as I share my mother-in-laws recipes, handed down several generations. It’s an absolute privilege to bring these recipes to life with my vegan spin. In this class we’ll cook: Potato and cauliflower pakora with coriander chutneyCoconut broccoli and lentil dhalPlant-based meatball kofta curryHome made roti breadCumin and almond infused rice Sunday 30th August Cost: $95 Time: 9.30 am – 1.00 pm The class is limited to 6 people, so be sure to secure your spot quickly. 6 in stock.

Whole Grain Plant Based Recipes. Vegan Cooking Class Brisbane - Wholesome Bellies.