Cosmopolitan HippyDarwinLifeDecember 2015

It’s Christmas!!! Well almost.

‘Tis the season

It’s Christmas!!! Well almost.

And that means gift-giving time. Isn’t it surprising how many people you end up having to give gifts to?! I always like to have a few homemade gifts on hand for those mum’s of my daughters friends or neighbours or distant relatives who pop round for a festive drink with a tray of hand-made goodies for you, while you are left wondering if you can gift wrap toilet paper for them.
Avoid the embarrassment and make a few batches of this lemon curd.

Lemon Curd
Sweet and zingy, you’d never know it is healthy. It’s a perfect topping for the pavlova (especially because you’ll have 4 egg yolks you won’t know what to do with!) but it also works well on crepes, crackers, on cookies or sourdough toast. Pop it into pretty sterilizer jars and top with festive fabric and ribbon.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup raw honey or maple syrup or rice syrup
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup lemon zest
4-6 egg yolks (4 is good if you want to use the leftover yolks from making pavlova)
2 tablespoons pure cream, organic is best (optional)

Equipment Essentials
Small saucepan
Glass tupperware or sterilized jars
Make me up
Melt the butter in your saucepan on low heat. Once melted, add your rice syrup and mix well. Remove the mixture from the heat and add lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix. Then whisk in the egg yolks, one at a time until all well combined and return to the stove over low heat. Whisk continually until the curd starts to thicken. Remove from the heat and strain into your glass container leaving the zest behind. Let cool to room temperature, then cover with the lid of your glass dish and store in the refrigerator for up to one month.
Alternatively you could just keep a few copies of Eat like a Cosmopolitan Hippy
on hand for unexpected gift bearing visitors. This recipe is
from my clean eating cookbook
Eat like a Cosmopolitan
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Photo Credit Jessica Christie Photography

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Leandra Brady-Walker is The Cosmopolitan Hippy. A Chiropractor, crunchy mummy, award winning small business owner and author of the books Cosmopolitan Hippy: A modern girl’s guide to being healthy and fabulous and Eat like a Cosmopolitan Hippy. She helps women find the balance between raging party girl and blissed out hippy, all while nourishing their inner goddess.

You can find her at her office at The Chiropractic Place, on instagram @cosmohippy, on the web www.cosmohippy.com.au and on Facebook for more fantastic health information.

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