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Green Summer Soup

Ingredients 1 white onion roughly chopped 2 tbsp butter or coconut oil (use flavourless organia coconut cooking oil from Biona) 3 cloves garlic sliced 1 huge courgette (if you have a friend with runaway courgettes on their allotment) or 4-6 normal sized ones)  chopped into small chunks Organic veg stock in 1.5 pints boiling water or use fresh or frozen chicken stock 2 cups lettuce (anything but iceberg) or any green leaves that are wilting in your fridge 2 cups organic frozen peas Handful basil or mint leaves Sea salt and pepper Optional toppings; pumpkin seeds, more peas added in at the end, squeeze lemon juice, drizzle of olive oil, spoonful of tahini. Method Add the chopped onion to a large saucepan with the butter or flavourless coconut cooking oil and cook on a medium heat...

Chickpea and Quinoa Buddha Bowl

Ingredients 1 can or half a large jar of chickpeas (chickpeas in jars are more plump ad juicy but much more expensive) 1 cup of quinoa cooked in 2 cups water or stock 2 cups of water or stock 4 cups of kale leaves (finely sliced) Paprika, Salt, Pepper Olive Oil Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice Tahini Paste Freshly Minced Garlic Marmite (optional) Kalamata Olives Fresh or Sun dried Tomatoes Slices of Avocado Sprouted Alfalfa Pumpkin Seeds Method Heat the oven to 200 degrees C Place the chickpeas in a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and a half a teaspoon of paprika, and some salt and pepper. Combine to coat the chickpeas Roast the chickpeas on a baking tray in the oven for around 25 minutes. I use a silicone baking tray but you could line an ordinary one with greaseproof paper if...

Superfood Porridge Recipe

Ingredients (for two portions, adjust according to your appetites) 1 banana mashed 1 medium carrot finely grated 3/4 cup of porridge oats, gluten free preferably 2 tablespoons of broken walnuts 2 tablespoons of freshly ground linseed 1 1/2 cups of milk (plant, or organic dairy, avoid semi-skimmed) or water 1 tablespoon of shredded or desicated coconut 1 tablespoon of maca powder 2 tablespoon of goji berries, dried apricots, raisins Sprinkling of cinnamon Optional toppings: fresh or frozen blueberries, cacao nibs, pumpkin seeds, a drizzle of local honey. Method In a medium bowl, mash the banana until almost smooth. Place it into a medium pot. Peel the carrot. Using the fine grate hole on a box grater. Place the carrot into the pot with the banana. Add the oats, milk or water, walnuts , linseed, coconut, maca, goji berries...