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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...

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Ayurvedic Breakfast Smoothie

Introducing my new Ayurvedic breakfast smoothie. I’ve been eating in a more Ayurvedic way recently. It is a tricky and I’ve not taken it fully to heart as there are so many food combinations that are not allowed (tomatoes and cucumber, for instance). Life is too short for worrying about that! However, I have noticed that my cold morning smoothie is not the best thing for my digestion, and I don’t like cold drinks anyway… So enter the smoothie bowl breakfast. It is so so good. This Ayurvedic smoothie recipe is adapted from Jasmine Hemsley’s book East by West. An Ayurvedic cookbook with a really modern tasty fresh twist. I love it!! Ingredients 2 large carrots chopped 2 large pitted dates (I used just one) 250ml of water 40g walnut halves (soaked...

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Raw Chocolate Recipe

Ultimate Raw Chocolate If you make chocolate yourself, by hand you have full control over the ingredients  and their proportions. In this way you can make a healthy version of this "food of the gods" - tailored exactly to your personal tastes. Raw cacao is particularly high in minerals especially magnesium. This is the mineral that prevents cramping and aids muscle recovery. Coconut butter is good for metabolism, the thyroid and improving bowel flora. Lucuma is a natural sweetener - the more you use the more creamy and less strong and "buzzy" the chocolate is - remember chocolate contains a fair amount of caffeine. You can add nuts, dried fruits, vanilla essence or powder and other delights to your chocolate - I particularly like geranium and orange with...

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Linseed Bread from The Real Meal Revolution

Linseed Bread AKA Banting Bread This bread had changed my life. If you want a quicker easier version then try this one. after years of crumbly unsatisfying gluten free breads, I am loving the light and moist, squishy texture of this bread so much! It does take a bit longer to make though, as you'll need to whisk the egg whites. Use a hand whisk it's good for your arm strength. However, you will need a high powered blender to freshly mill the linseeds, this doesn't work with ready milled ground linseed from a packet. The freshly ground linseeds give the bread the gluten type softness that is missing from all other gluten free breads.   Ingredients 2 whole eggs 1/2 cup of water 5 tablespoons of olive oil 250g of freshly ground flax...

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Pear and Almond Smoothie Recipe from Always Hungry

I am a smoothie queen. When I started to eat according to the high-fat low carb way to help me to balance my blood sugar, I realised I had to give up the morning banana based smoothie ritual. I needed a high-fat low carb smoothie recipe and fast!! Bananas are high in potassium yes, but also pretty high in carbs. They were feeding my high low blood sugar swings and needed to go. It was a blow. :-( So, discovering I could substitute my morning banana based smoothie with pear has been a revelation. Pear is much lower in carbs and helps to keep our blood sugar steady. Try swapping the banana for a pear in your favourite smoothie recipes. Tropical fruits are higher in sugar so avoid them, berries...

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Paleo Kedgeree Recipe

          I used to like this made with brown rice, but it is healthier, tastier and quicker to make "cauliflower rice. Try it!! Ingredients For two generous portions: 1 smallish red onion 1 head cauliflower 1 fresh tomato cut into 8 segments 2-3 of teaspoons of coconut oil 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder Some sea salt 2 smoked mackerel or fresh mackerel fillets grilled Generous serving or chopped parsley and or coriander leaves 2 boiled eggs   Method 1. Put the eggs onto boil; if using fresh mackerel put them under a hot grill 2. Chop the onion and cauliflower to a fine "rice like" consistency in a food processor (don't use a blender). 3. Melt the oil and add the spices and salt, then fry the onion and cauliflower and tomato segments on a low heat...

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