There’s a good chance you’ve heard of Australia’s favourite nutritionist and TV personality, Lola Berry! We are so excited right now at the Polka Dot HQ because Lola’s eighth book launches today, Beauty Food by Lola Berry, and she has shared one of her sexiest recipes with us to celebrate the launch. Tune into Polka Dot Made for the next three weeks for three more of her brilliant recipes that will make you feel beautiful from the inside out!
Oysters three ways
Lola says, “Oysters are one of the best food sources of zinc, which we need for so many functions in the body, but zinc is also a key player when it comes to skin, hair and nail health. Here are some simple ways to jazz them up.”
Oysters taste great with a glass of Champagne, so we’re loving this recipe for a simple yet elegant bite for a wedding or engagement party. Or want to show your honey that you really care? Why not buy fresh oysters and enjoy a special date night at home together!
lemon wedges, to serve
Chilli and lime
zest and juice of 1 lime
1⁄3 cup (80 ml) apple cider
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
1 chilli, nely chopped (remove the pith and seeds if you don’t want it too hot)
6 coriander leaves, finely sliced
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 spring onion, very nely sliced
pinch of salt flakes
For natural, just serve the oysters with a few wedges of fresh lemon (this is actually my favourite way to eat oysters, especially when they’re super fresh).
For the chilli and lime combo, all you have to do is mix the ingredients together in a small bowl until the sugar dissolves, then serve them with a teaspoon so you can spoon the dressing over the top of each oyster before eating. The same goes for the vinaigrette – mix everything together well in a bowl, then use a teaspoon to drizzle the dressing over the oyster before slurping it down!
Recipes and images extracted from Beauty Food by Lola Berry, published by Plum, RRP $24.99, available in all good book stores from 31 October.
About Lola Berry: Leading Australian nutritionist Lola Berry appears regularly on television shows such as The Project, The Today Show and A Current Affair. She is a spokesperson on nutrition and general wellbeing in print and on radio, and has a huge and interactive online following. She is the bestselling author of nine cookbooks: Inspiring Ingredients (2010), The 20/20 Diet (2012), The 20/20 Diet Cookbook (2014), The Happy Cookbook (2015), LolaBerry‘s Little Book of Smoothies and Juices (2015), The Happy Life (2016), Lola Berry‘s Summer Food (2016), Food to Make You Glow (2017) and Beauty Food ( November 2017).