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Home-made Baked Beans

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Home-made Bakes beans have been a revelation to me. They are easy-to-make, freeze very well and they are nuttier in texture and dare I say, taste more delicious too.

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Mushroom Potage — mushroom soup

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In the winter, I love home-made soups for they are warm and satisfying when it’s cold outside. This mushroom potage is easy-to-make, is nutritious and it freezes very well making it a great one to do when batch cooking.

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Russian Beetroot Soup — Borscht

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Borscht is a traditional Russian recipe with an earthy tang from the beetroot with a very slightly sweet flavour from the cooking apple. It’s a great winter soup: it’s rich colour helps lift your spirits on a cold winter’s day.

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Easy To Make Flatbreads — wheat and wheat-free recipes

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These very easy to make flatbreads can be made with either a regular self-raising flour or wheat-free by using buckwheat or buckwheat and oat flours. You can cook them just one at a time, or make a batch for freezing.

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Mildly Spicy Butternut Squash Quinoa

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This recipe combines many of my favourite ingredients: butternut squash, quinoa and chickpeas. I love the taste and as vegan-friendly meal it has good amounts of protein too. Rich in colour, warming and comforting—I hope it will become one of your standards too.

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Apple and Blackberry Crumble – wheat-free

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Apple and blackberry crumble with a new hazelnut twist and no wheat. Puddings should be filling and satisfying—and this is what you get, and it’s (slightly) healthier than the traditional recipe too. Enjoy!

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Japanese Style Miso Noodle Soup

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I love Japanese food. Traditional miso soup has a strong flavour, so this miso noodle soup is an east-meets-west version that is less strong and yet still includes miso and tofu, both made from fermented soya beans providing you with protein, fibre, an array of vitamin and minerals and bacteria that benefits your digestive system.

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Tabby’s Bean Burgers – a tasty, light meal

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These are my daughter Tabby’s Bean Burgers great for a tasty, light meal. Kidney beans provide a good source of protein and with a salad, they make a healthy, light meal.

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Rainbow Trout with a dash of ‘pep’

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I love this easy-and-quick-to-make Rainbow Trout with a Dash of Pep. it is both nutritious—a good source of Omega3—and delicious.

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Kale And Pomegranate Fiesta

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Nutritionally, kale is a super-star and this easy-to-make dish, kale and pomegranate fiesta, is a feast for eyes and as well your body. This dish has a tantalising mixture of flavours and textures to be enjoyed either as a side dish or it can be easily adapted to make it a light, main meal.

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Mildly Spicy Turkey With Beans

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Mildly Spicy Turkey With Beans is an easy, tasty, everyday recipe that can be adapted to the vegetables you have in your fridge. I often cook a large batch, portion it up and freeze it so I have my own, fast yet healthy meals for when I’m too rushed to cook from scratch.

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Simple Chicken Casserole

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Sometimes, most especially after eating lots of rich food as at Christmas, there is a craving for simple, wholesome food to heal and rebalance the body. This very simple Chicken Casserole does exactly that.

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Buckwheat pancakes with blueberries

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Buckwheat pancakes with blueberries are a real treat for breakfast or they make a tasty, light dessert too. Despite it’s name, buckwheat is part of rhubarb family—not wheat. It is gluten free and so makes an excellent alternative for those

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Pizza With A Twist – tasty and wheat-free

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Pizza With A Twist is made without wheat: the traditional bread dough is replaced with cauliflower and almonds, which provides a tasty base to add your pizza toppings to.

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Mild, Swiss Chard Chickpea Curry

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I love this mild curry with it’s different textures and flavours. It’s quick and easy to make and it can be served as either a main meal or a side dish.

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Black Forest Gateau Smoothie – start your day decadently!

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Black Forest Gateau Smoothie is for days when you want to feel special. It has a rich, chocolatey undertone, it’s filling and healthy too.

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Carrot and Coriander Soup

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A thick, hearty carrot and coriander soup that is quick and easy to make – perfect for a cold day when you need to warm-up on the inside.

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Golden Saffron Eggs – with peppers

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Golden Eggs has a richness to it – both in colour, texture and taste. the butternut squash provides substance and so it’s filling too.

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Sweet Stewed Plums

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Sometimes we (including me!) just need reminding of simple food ideas. Sweet stewed plums hardly counts as a recipe it’s so easy – yet it makes a delicious dessert.

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Quick Vegetable Stock

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Vegetable stock is quick and easy to make. It adds subtle undertones of flavour to your soups, casseroles and other dishes.

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Baked Chicken – with lemon and mustard

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This chicken recipe is very quick and easy to prepare and cook. The mustard and lemon work well together to give a tasty zing to your chicken.

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Chilli Con Carne – á la Jennie

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This is my take on Chilli Con Carne – with more vegetables and less meat. By using different vegetables, different herbs and possibly even different meats, this basic recipe will taste a little different each time – and to me that’s good – because you get more variety.

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Chia Pudding—with raspberry and mango

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This makes an excellent breakfast as it’s crammed full of an amazing array of nutrients – it’s also very filling and delicious so can easily be served as a satisfying dessert too.

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Kale and Chestnut Stir-fry

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Kale and chestnuts combine really well to provide this tasty stir-fry that can be served as a meal in it’s own right or as a hearty side-dish. Kale is also a nutritional super-star or vegetables, so it’s a good meal to enjoy regularly.

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Mildly Spicy Squash & Split Pea Soup

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This rich, hearty and mildly spicy soup takes a little longer to make than some, but the different flavours and textures makes this a special soup to enjoy when the temperature dips and you need warming up from the inside.

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Chicken Stock

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Making your own stock may seem like a time-consuming affair – yet after the initial preparation it requires very little attention as it slowly cooks. Home-made stock gives a great taste to your stews, casseroles and soups.

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Baked Falafel

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Baked Falafel are lower in fat that the traditionally fried recipe and still just as yummy. Enjoy either hot or cold as a snack or with a salad.

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Spicy Apple Compote

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A slightly different twist to apple compote gives you the goodness of apples and doesn’t need extra sweetening.

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Zingy Mint & Mango Smoothie

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The sweetness of mango with a kick of lemon and mint will awaken your taste-buds with a delightful zing!

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Overnight Oats—going nutty

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This is another super-easy way to start your day. The added nuts and seeds increase the protein content which helps you ‘keep-goin’ until lunch-time.

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Strawberry Delight – a nutritious dessert

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This super-easy to make dessert has a great source of protein, which slows down the sugar absorption form the fruit – and it tastes good too!

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Spicy Oat Bars—a healthier alternative to flapjack

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Oaty Treat Bars are a healthier alternative to flapjack – enough to satisfy sweet cravings without spiking your sugar levels.

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Cherry Punch Smoothie

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The sweet and sour tartness of the cherries combines well with the slightly earthy flavour of the hemp to give this smoothie a real punch.

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Creamy Raspberry Smoothie

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If you’re new to the world of smoothies, this creamy, raspberry smoothie is one I’m sure you will love. Delicious and really good for you!

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Tahk Pok Kum — Korean style chicken

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Lightly spiced, Tak Pok-Kum has a real flavour of the orient. Adding Shitake Mushrooms and Pine Nuts makes it an ideal dish for entertaining too. It also freezes well, making it a good option for batch cooking.

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Salmon Parcels — fast, easy and no pans to wash!

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Cooking salmon and vegetables in a parchment parcel is quick and easy – and best of all – no washing of pots required!

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Veggie Curry – with optional chicken?

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Spicy, but not too hot – this veggie curry can be easily adapted to include small amounts of chicken. This is an ideal recipe for Batch Cooking.

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Raspberry Overnight Oats

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Overnight Oats – the latest health craze – but one that I think will be hear to stay as they are so quick and easy to prepare, healthy AND they taste delicious too.

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Poached Eggs – with spinach and tomato

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Adding green vegetables to your breakfast gives your body a boost of nutrients to start the day. And runny egg yolk on spinach is delicious too.

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Semolina – with green cardamom

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Green cardamom and cinnamon are both naturally sweet and make “Spicy Semolina” a warming breakfast that awaken’s the senses.

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Spicy Eggs – with spinach and pepper

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This hearty breakfast will keep you going until lunchtime – or enjoy at anytime of the day when you’re hungry and need something nutritious and filling and fast!

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Porridge – with cinnamon, nuts, seeds and fruit

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Porridge for breakfast is a comforting way to start the day. Oats contain good levels of protein and, despite containing gluten, are far less likely to cause digestive problems compared to wheat.

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Green Goddess Smoothie

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Step into your goddess-self with this divine coconut and pineapple smoothie.

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