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Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce Recipe
 Gnocchi are Italian small, quick-cooking dumplings that are typically made with either potato or ricotta along with flour, eggs and cheese. I really love ricotta gnocchi. You can really make ricotta gnocchi in as little time as it takes you to boil the water to cook them . But today,  I decided to try...

Tomato & Corn Salad

Tomato & Corn Salad Recipe
 No salad says "summer" better than this one with fresh tomatoes and corn. It's like summer in a bowl. Juicy tomatoes, crunchy, sweet corn, and fragrant basil pair perfectly. This salad is best when fresh sweet corn is in season, but frozen kernels are an accessible substitute too.  It's super simple, incredibly fast to...

Colorful Coleslaw

Colorful Coleslaw Recipe
 In a large bowl combine the lemon juice, olive oil, coconut nectar, salt and pepper and mix well. Add in the red cabbage, kale, carrots, onion and dried cranberries. Gently toss to combine. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve right away. Ingredients: 2 cups finely shredded red cabbage 1 cups finely shredded kale 1 cup finely shredded carrots 1...

Butternut Squash Curry

Butternut Squash Curry Recipe
 Place the garlic, ginger, coriander, curry powder and chilli in a blender and blend into a smooth paste. Set aside. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, for 3-4 minutes until softened. Then add the paste and cook, stirring for a 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add...

Avocado Soup

Avocado Soup Recipe
 It was the most gloriously sunny day and I’d spent much of morning in the garden, weeding and feeling generally earthy and full of mother nature feelings. Good feelings - until lunchtime. Things got tricky then because everyone else was tucking into bacon sandwiches which looked and smelt delicious. I needed to make something...

Quorn Samphire and Bean Sprout Salad

Quorn Samphire and Bean Sprout Salad Recipe
 I’m still detoxing and one of the foods that came highly recommended was seaweed. Seaweed is an incredibly nutrient dense food. In fact, according to Professor Arasaki from the University of Tokyo, seaweed contains more minerals than any other type of food. It also has antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties. It’s also a brilliant...

Quinoa Sweet Potato

Quinoa Sweet Potato Recipe
 When you don't have too much time for preparing your meal, these nutrient packed quinoa sweet potato cakes are in hand for a quick dinner or lunch serve. The bright orange color of the sweet potato announce a quality source of beta-carotene, a fantastic antioxidant. To make sure your body absorbs the vitamin A...

Turmeric Soup with Kale

Turmeric Soup with Kale Recipe
 Turmeric powder is a bright yellow powder made by the dry grinding of mature turmeric rhizomes (underground stems). This spice has almost no calories and zero cholesterol. It is rich in dietary fiber, iron, potassium, magnesium and vitamin B6.Turmeric is naturally anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial, and anti-septic. It nourishes healthy cells and interferes with the...

How to Prepare a Quinoa Tabbouleh

How to Prepare a Quinoa Tabbouleh
 Packed with quality proteins, Iron, Magnesium, B2 Vitamin and twice the quantity of fibers of any other grain, quinoa can definitely be called a super food. Add it to your diet and you will stay way from heart diseases, reduce the risk of diabetes, keep your red blood cells healthy, keep your cholesterol at...

Apache Jar Food

Apache Jar Food Recipe
 Mason jar salads are just the best. And even better when you have a mouth-watering recipe that makes them not only superbly convenient but utterly delicious too.This particular recipe was dreamed up because I wanted to have some paprika in my diet. For vegans and vegetarians iron levels are something to watch, as are...

Kale Bean Soup with Carrots and Celery

Kale Bean Soup Recipe
 Kale is a super food excellent for detox and keeps cholesterol levels under control. This combined with the goodness of beans and carrots makes it a wholesome soup. Beans are a great source of protein and are also known for their cardiovascular benefits. They are good for the brain and maintain blood sugar. Carrots...

Walnut Salad

Walnut Salad Recipe
 When researching walnuts I found myself feeling healthier for simply reading about them they’re that marvellous. Pages and pages litter the internet giving endless information about their virtues. From helping protect the heart against disease to the newly found naturally occurring melatonin. Melatonin is essential in the regulation of our sleeping and waking cycles,...

Warm Quinoa Kale and Apple Salad

Warm Quinoa Kale and Apple Salad Recipe
 Kale is a super food which when combined with goodness of quinoa and crunch of apples makes a great recipe for a salad. You will love the freshness of this salad and it gives you an instant kick. Quinoa is full of protein and promotes a healthy heart and blood sugars levels. It’s gluten...

Kale Apple Salad with Goji Berries

Quinoa Burgers
 The most interesting part about this salad is the texture. There are so many different ingredients in this salad with different textures that you enjoy every bite of it. This salad is ready instantly and should be served at the same time; otherwise you will lose the texture.Kale is low in calories, high in...

Asparagus Mushroom Soup

Asparagus Mushroom Soup Recipe
 Asparagus has been used both as a vegetable and medicine for a long time, owing to its delicate flavor and medicinal properties. The most delicate taste of the asparagus is in its tips; however its stems are equally good. Here is a vegan twist on a classic asparagus mushroom soup. This is a very...

Roast Vegetable Mason Jar Salad

Roast Vegetable Mason Jar Salad Recipe
 We live on Mason jar salads for lunch in busy weeks. On Sunday the kitchen resembles a mass production food factory and my imagination goes wild with all the possible combinations. Literally I am only limited by what comes to mind. This particular salad is a firm family favourite.Roast a tray of vegetables. In...

Quinoa Salad with Mint and Pomegranate

Quinoa Salad with Mint and Pomegranate
 The nice thing about this salad is that it can be made in advance (without the salad dressing) and can be stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve, if you wish to avoid that last-minute chopping before dinner.Pomegranate gives a sweet and crunchy texture to the salad while the mint leaves give it...

Crunchy Red Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Butter

Crunchy Red Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Butter
  Ingredients  For the Salad1/2 small head red cabbage, shredded 2 carrots, peeled and finely diced 2 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds 2 tbsp raw sunflower seedsFor the dressing2 tbsp good quality peanut butter, without hydrogenated fats 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp soy sauce 1/2 tsp chili powder 1 teaspoon raw honey 2 tbsp waterWhile the intense magenta and orange...


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