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Quick Spring greens pesto

Quick Spring greens pesto

Spring greens are a wonderful addition to our veggies during Spring, early Summer time. You can use them as a healthy side, raw or steamed in salads, mixed with millet in a wonderful tabbouleh or this amazing quick and simple pesto.

They are part of the brassica family along side cabbage, broccoli, kale, turnips and mustard seeds. Therefore, their nutritional value is similar to the other members of the family.

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Nutrition/ Quick meals/ Snacks

Avocado hummus

Watching TV or when I have friends around I like to have something to snack around. Usually snacking is associated with unhealthy things but there are so many other alternatives that are good for you as well. So I am sharing my recipe for avocado hummus which you guessed it it’s incredibly good for you…food for your body and for your soul I dare to say. It’s also such a versatile dip as you can have it with celery sticks, slices of fresh walnut rye sourdough, olives or one of my favourites is fresh romaine leaves which look like a scoop perfect to hold the hummus. Why not add also a baba ganoush to have a complimentary dip to your platter? Coincidently I have a recipe for this as well…posted a few months ago:).

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Breakfast/ Quick meals

High protein gluten free pancakes

Gluten free pancakes

Who doesn’t like pancakes I don’t believe him. I think they can be the most amazing breakfast and so indulging as well…especially if you “soak” them in chocolate spread as we usually do. But thankfully, I have this amazing recipe which uses ricotta cheese which contains higher amounts of protein than fat (as it’s mainly made of whey cheese which is a by product of cheese making – so an amazing sustainability story:) ). I love using sprouted buckwheat flour for this as it’s gluten free and the fact that has been sprouted means the anti-nutrients have been mainly neutralized. Continue Reading…

Mains/ Quick meals

Quick Celeriac Beetroot Fritters

Celeriac and Beetroot fritters

Thinking what to have for lunch that you can easily put together? Well this celeriac and beetroot fritters is the answer for you!

Soooo….celeriac…not a root veg everyone is in love with is it? But, I think it’s a wonderful one…it has an amazing slightly aniseedy flavour which treated well and in the right combinations gives an amazing result. For example, this winter veg as well as it close relative celery works amazingly with fruit (specifically apple). It also helps in giving an oumph of savoury flavour boost to your dishes which makes it great as a base for soups and stews and it is perfect for this fritter recipe.

Inspiration for this amazingly healthy lunch or dinner recipe comes from another of my favourites: beetroot. This is a really quick recipe you can put together in less than 30 min which is great for weekday when we don’t have that much time.

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Mains/ Quick meals

Purple carrot soup

Purple carrots

The carrot season is here!!! To celebrate this wonderful veg I’ve decided to show an easy peasy healthy carrot soup that will protect your heart and will fight against cancer.

But these are no ordinary carrots…these are purple carrots! Carrots (both orange and purple) are rich in beta-carotenes…no wonder their names…from which the body makes vitamin A and also is known to decrease the incidence of some cancers. In addition to the benefits of a normal carrot these contain extra antioxidant pigments (hence the colour of their flesh) that will help fight arthritis and heart disease. Continue Reading…

Mains/ Quick meals

Stuffed aubergine with quinoa

Meat free stuffed aubergine

Sooo…finally my first dinner recipe YAY! and guess what…it is indeed meatfree glutenfree and if you want to not decorate with lovely feta cheese it could even be dairyfree :). So cows, chickens and the animal kingdom can breath easy for tonight.

I think this recipe is deliciously yummy and it’s a great way to eat veggies and lower that meat intake. For the geek in you here’s a stat: the Food and Agricultural Organisation of UN estimate that the amount of protein required by men per year is 20 kg while for women 16.5 kg. Well the bad news is that in the UK we actually eat in excess of 79 kg of meat! Continue Reading…

Breakfast/ Quick meals/ Smoothies & drinks/ Snacks/ Uncategorized

The Mojo Smoothie

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I need to make a confession….I LOVE avocado…if I could have avocado every day, 3 times a day I would…I have experimented with including it in a smoothie and I must say the end outcome is delish! The Mojo Smoothie helps in lubricating the joints, reducing the high blood pressure but also boos fertility (hence the name ;)) due to the monosatured oils in avocado.

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