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    Autumn Salad

    Did you know that Seasonal vegetables and fruit contain higher concentrated amounts of nutrients and can actually help to support our health and wellbeing by providing the nutrients our body needs during different times of the year. As the temperate drops and there’s the increase in risk of colds and flus, we need to be eating foods that nourish us from the inside, strengthen our immune system, boost our energy levels and make us feel well and energised. Root vegetables such Squash, pumpkin, carrots and beetroot are packed with Vitamin A and C which are potent antioxidants that can help to support our immune system.Autumn squash contains Vitamin A which…

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    Sweet Potato & Strawberry Quinoa Salad

    It’s National Vegetarian Week and this delicious plant based dish is the perfect protein rich meal with delicious flavours to make for a wonderful mid week meal. Protein is an essential nutrient and is used to build and repair tissues, make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is also an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Protein can also help to keep us feeling fuller for longer and helping to support blood sugar levels throughout the day. Unlike many plant based sources, quinoa is actually a complete protein providing all the 9 essential amino acids our body needs. It also contains Plant Compounds Quercetin and…

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    Vegetable & Chickpea Curry

    When it comes to superfoods, herbs and spices seem to be the forgotten foods yet they possess great nutritional value. Herbs and spices have been around in different cuisines for thousands of years as well as used for medicinal purposes yet these days, they seem to take a back seat. I guess more and more people are relying on convenience foods rather than cooking from scratch but using them in different foods can bring meals to life and I’m not just talking about a curry but think breakfast, dips, lunches, flatbreads….there are so many ways that we can incorporate these wonderful additions. Lets take a closer look to see how…

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    Spring Green Salad

    Spring has sprung And that means new and delicious vegetables to include into each meal and out goes the heavy warning foods for lighter spring dishes. This spring salad combines wonderful roasted new potatoes, sweet peas, griddled courgette, with wonderful green leaves and some delicious protein rich quinoa for a wonderful hearty but light meal. Did you know that new potatoes contain vitamin B1 (thiamin), which our bodies need to help release energy from carbohydrates and is needed for healthy heart function. Potatoes contain other B vitamins too, including folic acid, plus potatoes are rich in compounds like flavonoids, carotenoids and phenolic acids. Add in those amazing spring peas which…

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    Chilli Loaded Fries

    I don’t know about you but Mondays definitely calls for simple foods for dinner and these loaded wedges is the perfect start to a week! I used delicious protein rich tempeh in this chilli that is packed with B vitamins, probiotics, prebiotics and gives this dish an amazing texture, plus it’s packed with wonderful spices and fresh flavours. Chilli Loaded Fries 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges1 bag baby potatoes cut into wedges 1 onion chopped finely1 large Romano red pepper250g cherry tomatoes3 tsp cumin2 tsp paprika1 tsp ground coriander1/2 tsp hot chilli powder (more if you like it spicy)1 large garlic cloveExtra 1 tsp cumin 2 tbsp tomato…

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    Green Goodness Salad

    The Power of Greens Did you know that eating leafy greens can help support your health with benefits including reduced risk of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and cognitive decline Kale contains antioxidants such as lutein and beta-carotene, which can reduce the risk of diseases caused by oxidative stress. Spinach is packed with folate, which plays a key role in red blood cell production and also contains a whopping amount of vitamin K that can help protect bones from osteoporosis and help to prevent against inflammatory diseases.Spinach also contains Vitamin A and C as well as non heme iron. Throw in some amazing nutrient dense cruciferous vegetables such as…

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    Mediterranean Scones

    Now lunch doesn’t have to be boring, or just some leftovers from the night before! Why not make a batch of these delicious Mediterranean Scones packed with wholegrain flour, olives, sundried tomatoes and vegan feta! Did you know that wholegrains are packed full of wonderful nutrients that white flours have been stripped of….wholegrains in their purer form contain; 🌱fibre which help to support the health of our gut! Our beneficial gut bacteria thrive on fibre and use this as fuel, they produce short chain fatty acids which actually supports the lining of our digestive tract and colon. They are particularly high in B vitamins, including niacin, thiamine, and folate. B…

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    Spanish Vegetable & Olive Pisto

    I like nothing more than a quick and easy recipe, one pan and 30 minutes to prepare, that’s my kind of dish!My recipe for Spanish Vegetable & Olive Pisto is packed with Mediterranean flavours and of course lots of nourishing ingredients. Did you know that Paprika contains capsaicin, a compound found in peppers that has been shown to have a wide range of health benefits. It has antioxidant properties that can help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, improve immunity, and even alleviate gas. Paprika contains several nutrients that may boost eye health, including vitamin E, beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Capsaicin has been shown to bind to…

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    Mexican Quinoa Bowl

    Protein is an essential nutrient and is used to build and repair tissues, make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is also an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Our body breaks down protein into its amino acids which are then used to form structural proteins , enzymes, hormones, repair tissue, cartilage etc. Some amino acids known as essential amino acids can not be formed in the body and must come from food. Many plant based sources lack some of the essential 9 amino acids but by combining different plant based protein sources such as beans and quinoa or rice and pulses can achieve all…

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    Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells

    During these colder and darker days, there really is nothing better than a bowl of delicious comfort food! Comfort food doesn’t have to be unhealthy This vegan ricotta stuffed pasta shell dish is packed with wonderful ingredients to keep us healthy and is the perfect mid week family dish Did you know Tomatoes are packed with an antioxidant called lycopene which can help keep free radical levels in balance, protecting your body against disease. Lycopene has been shown to reduce the risk factors of heart disease, cancer, can contribute to lower cholesterol levels, improve bone health, protect skin from UV damage and reduce the risk of eyesight degeneration. The highest…