Ashley Alexander@gatherandfeast

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Vegetable Packed LasagneπŸ‘‡

veggie loaded pasta!! πŸ€—πŸ₯¦ zucchini, broccoli, kale & spinach, with lots of garlic, chili, lemon zest & extra virgin olive oilπŸ‘ŒπŸ» and it all comes together in about 15-20 minutes! quick + delicious! πŸ™ŒπŸ» if you're interested I've included the rough recipe below...
4 cloves garlic, crushed or finely chopped (more or less depending on your taste - I like a lot so sometimes add more)
A generous pinch of chili flakes
Extra virgin olive oil
2 zucchini, sliced in half lengthways and then thinly sliced into half rounds
1 head of broccoli, roughly chopped
3 cups roughly chopped Tuscan kale or baby spinach (or a mix of both)
Sea salt
Zest of one lemon
190g pasta (I’ve used rigatoni)
Cook the pasta as per packet instructions.
While the pasta is cooking, in a large saucepan add about 1 tbs olive oil, the garlic and chili, and sautΓ© for 1-2 minutes.
Add the broccoli, kale and spinach and sautΓ© on medium heat until the veggies are bright green.
Add the thinly sliced zucchini and sautΓ© for a further minute or two (the veggies will still be nice and crisp - if you like them softer keep cooking for a little while longer).
Once the pasta is cooked drain and then add to the pan of cooked veggies.
Add the lemon zest, sea salt to taste, and a generous drizzle of olive oil.
If you like/want cheese - top with a little finely grated parmigiano reggiano or pecorino (Mike also likes a little goats cheese) πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
Serve + enjoy! (This recipe serves 2-3 people) Ash ✌🏻x #gatherandfeast


πŸ₯•NEW RECIPEπŸ₯• as promised, my gluten + dairy free Spiced Carrot Cake Loaf ✨ -- recipe belowπŸ‘‡πŸ» -- I’ve topped mine with coconut yoghurt, ribboned carrots, crushed walnuts, pumpkin seeds, rosemary, + a generous drizzle of honey πŸ€— Let me know how you go or if you have any questions 😘 Enjoy! Ash x
100ml extra virgin olive oil
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups coconut sugar (or raw / brown sugar)
2 cups almond meal (or freshly ground almonds in a food processor)
1/2 cup buckwheat flour (or another flour of your choice - plain, spelt, or whole meal - if not worried about gluten)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbs cinnamon
1 tsp all spice
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp bi carb soda (baking soda)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 1/2 cups grated carrot (about 3 carrots)
3/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
1/3 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
Pre-heat oven to 180C / 350F and line a loaf tin (23cm x 13cm / 9 inches x 5 1/2 inches) with baking paper, set aside.
In a large mixing bowl whisk the olive oil, eggs, and sugar until well combined.
Add the rest of the ingredients and fold together to combine.
Pour the mixture into the pre-prepared tin and bake in the oven for 1 hour.
Once cooked remove from the oven and allow to cool before turning the loaf out.
You can serve this loaf warm, fresh from the oven, or allow to cool completely in the fridge overnight.
Top with a thick layer of coconut yoghurt (I’ve used @coyo_is_coconuts as it has a delicious thick texture) or super thick natural yogurt or mascarpone.
Top with carrot ribbons, walnuts, pepitas, fresh rosemary sprigs, and a generous drizzle of honey or pure maple.
Enjoy! ✌🏻x #gatherandfeast


spiced carrot cake loaf with a drizzle of honeyπŸ₯•πŸ™ŒπŸ»βœ¨πŸ€—βš‘️ this loaf is gluten + dairy free & deliciously dense! -- i’ve topped mine with coconut yoghurt, ribboned carrots, crushed walnuts, pumpkin seeds, rosemary, + a generous drizzle of honey πŸ€— you could also serve it plain - sliced with a dollop of yoghurt + a drizzle of honey or mapleπŸ‘ŒπŸ» I have one more test to do today before I share the recipe with you guys tomorrow πŸ™ŒπŸ» ash x #gatherandfeast


vegan chocolate chunk cookies - fresh from the oven last night πŸͺ😍 these guys are vegan with a delicious buttery shortbread taste + texture - yum! πŸ€— and the ingredients list sounds very similar to bliss balls but instead made into cookies... guys, they are pretty much breakfast! πŸ˜‚ recipe still needs testing before it's perfected but if you are keen to try these asap I've included the rough recipe below✌🏻
2 cups roasted almonds
1 cup shredded or flaked coconut
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp bi carb soda / baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chunks
Pre-heat your oven to 180C (350F).
Blend almonds, coconut and oats in a food processor until fine* (resembling almond meal) (*if you don’t have a food processor you could use 3 cups almond meal or a mix of almond meal and desiccated coconut instead of the almonds, oats and coconut).
Add the coconut oil, maple, baking soda, sea salt and chocolate chips, stir to combine.
Place roughly two tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto paper lined trays slightly flattening with your hands.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven to cool.
These cookies must be cooled completely before eating or they will crumble into a mess. I popped mine into the fridge overnight and they were perfect πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
Enjoy! Ash ✌🏻x  #gatherandfeast


If you’ve been following me for a while now you all know that I LOVE gelato!! πŸ˜πŸ€— So I was super excited when I heard that @talenti is now available in Australia! πŸ™ŒπŸ» Vanilla bean (Mike's favourite), raspberry (SO delicious!), choc mint & coconut are my flavours of choice at the moment πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ¦ If you too are a gelato lover here is Talenti’s Store Locator to find a stockist near you:Β ✨  #gatherandfeast #Talenti #TalentiAustralia #ClearlyTalenti #sp_talenti


veggie packed rainbow lasagne!! βœ¨πŸ€— (RECIPE link in bio)
this week i’ve been testing a NEW veggie lasagne recipe and it’s looking + tasting good! a little simpler than the extravagant lasagne recipe featured above 😬 I can’t wait to share it with you! Also, i’d love to know your favourite lasagne ingredients - it may just sway my recipe testing process!! πŸ˜‰
hope everyone is having a lovely day! i’m currently fighting off a cold so back to the ginger + lemon tea for me✌🏻❀️ #gatherandfeast


colourful salad bowls for lunch πŸ€—πŸ‘ŒπŸ» thinly sliced kale massaged (I couldn’t think of another word to use! πŸ˜‚) with olive oil and apple cider vinegar, topped with the best cashew garlic sauce (I’ve added the recipe below), red cabbage, sliced avocado, smoked tofu, boiled egg, red onion with lots of fresh parsley, and a dollop of beetroot hummus. YUM!
for the cashew garlic sauce...
blend 1/3 cup cashews with 1 cup water, 1 small clove garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.
blend until really smooth.
drizzle over salads or roast veggies.
stores well in the fridge for a few days in an airtight jar or container.
enjoy! ash ✌🏻x #gatherandfeast


All the fruits in one bowl!! πŸ“πŸŠπŸ‡πŸ‘πŸ‹ + an excuse to create a fun scene πŸ€—β˜ΊοΈ Strawberry & orange smoothie topped with fresh persimmon, strawberries, grapefruit, pomegranate, coconut & rose -- For the smoothie you’ll need...
2 frozen bananas
1 cup frozen strawberries
Zest of an orange
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla β€’
Blend and serve in a glass (what I usually do when I’m not creating fun/extravagant scenes πŸ˜‰) or pour into a bowl, then top with your favourite 1, 2 or 10 toppings! πŸ™ŒπŸ» Enjoy! Ash✌🏻x #gatherandfeast


crunchy smashed potatoes sprinkled with crispy sage, oregano & rosemary πŸƒπŸ‘ŒπŸ» BEST when served + eaten straight from the tray πŸ€— YUM!! recipe coming soon!✌🏻x #gatherandfeast


banana, chocolate + peanut butter smoothie bowls for the weekend! πŸ€—πŸ™ŒπŸ» for the smoothie you’ll need...
INGREDIENTS (serves 2)
3 frozen bananas
2 tbs peanut butter
1 tbs cacao powder
2 - 3 cups almond milk
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
*you could also add some vanilla protein or maca powder
Blend the ingredients together in a blender or NutriBullet, pour into glasses and enjoy! Or as I’ve done, pour into bowls and top with cacao granola, cacao nibs, peanut butter and a little bee pollen. Enjoy! ✌🏻ash x #gatherandfeast


yesterday’s lunchπŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ˜ seedy loaf with hard boiled eggs, chili jam, stacks of fresh parsley, red onion, olive oil + sea salt -- my new fav! πŸ€—πŸ™ŒπŸ» x #gatherandfeast


Gelato!!🍦😍 Coconut, raspberry & fresh mint - three of my favourite @talenti flavours! Especially the fresh mint with dark choc chips πŸ€—
In exciting news, @talenti is coming to Australia!Β πŸ™ŒπŸ» I remember discovering Talenti while I was overseas & browsing the grocery stores looking at all the amazing items & produce we didn’t have back at home (something I always love to do, poor Mike! ha). That wall of artisanal gelato flavoursΒ πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ˜ Now, my Talenti dreams have made their way to Aus! Here’s Talenti’s Store Locator to find a stockist near you:Β πŸ‘ˆπŸ» #gatherandfeast #Talenti #TalentiAustralia #ClearlyTalenti #sp_talenti