Toast en Trend

Move over Vegemite…
Rob Palmer

Toast has been a go-to breakfast staple for generations so we are thrilled that nutritionist and health blogger, Jessica Sepel, has dedicated some page time to it in her new book ‘Living the Healthy Life’. Jess shares some of her recipes with us that give a simple slice a nutritious makeover, recommending good quality sourdough, rye, or gluten free bread.

Fig and Ricotta Toast 


Spread fresh full-fat ricotta on your toast, then layer on 1 sliced fresh fig. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and drizzle with maple syrup. Finish with fresh mint leaves, if you like.

 Tahini, granola and banana toast


Spread 1 tablespoon hulled tahini on your toast, then layer on 1 sliced banana. Drizzle with raw honey and sprinkle with ground cinnamon. Sprinkle with homemade granola  and, if you like, crushed nuts and seeds, toasted coconut flakes or strawberry slices.

Mushroom, Goat’s Cheese Toast


Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and cook 1 crushed garlic clove until softened. Add 1 cup of sliced button mushrooms, a handful of thyme sprigs, Celtic sea salt and

ground pepper and saute until the mushrooms are cooked. Spread 1 tablespoon goat’s cheese or hummus on your toast, then top with the mushroom mixture and some baby rocket leaves. (Alternatively, roughly crumble the cheese and scatter it over the mushrooms.)

Avocado and Asparagus Toast


Mash 1⁄2 avocado with Celtic sea salt, ground pepper and a drizzle of olive oil and spread on your toast. Pan-fry 2–3 asparagus spears in a little virgin organic coconut oil and crushed garlic and season with salt and pepper (or any spices of choice). Top the avocado toast with the asparagus and some fresh flat-leaf parsley.

Recipes extracted from Living the Healthy Life by Jessica Sepel. Available now, Macmillan Australia, RRP $39.99.

(Credit: Rob Palmer)

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