Protein Smoothies

Protein is vital for many functions in the body and it is used for enzymes, hormones, antibodies and structural tissues like muscles, tendons and ligaments. It also aids in slowing digestion and protein can be an excellent way to slow the release of energy from food. This aids in keeping a healthy blood sugar level. […]

Quit sugar

Sugar intakes have drastically increased over the past decade and obesity is soaring. Not only this, lifestyle diseases associated with obesity, such as Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease and stroke are also increasingly common. Sugar not only contributes to blood sugar highs and lows and therefore insulin production but an increased intake is also linked […]

Quinoa stuffed tomatoes

Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 large tomatoes 4 to 6 spring onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp chopped parsley 2 tbsp chopped capers 2 tbsp chopped almonds 3 tbsp chopped currants or raisins 2 cups cooked quinoa 2 tbsp grated fresh parmesan Method: Preheat oven to gas mark 4/180C/350F Slice […]

Black bean and quinoa chilli

Serves 8 Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained 2 cups water 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, diced 1 green pepper, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 2 tomatoes, cored and diced 1 cup carrots, diced 400g black beans, canned, drained 400g canned chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp chilli […]

Brown lentil salad

Ingredients: 500g whole brown lentils 1 medium onion halved 1 medium carrot halves 2 celery stalks halved 1 bay leaf 2-3 spring onions finely chopped 2 celery stalks thinly sliced 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley Dressing: 3 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp lemon juice ½ tsp dried mixed herbs Ground black pepper Method: Add the […]

Red lentil and aubergine curry

Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbsp medium curry powder 1 aubergine, diced 175g split red lentils 600ml vegetable stock 100ml coconut milk 2 tbsp fresh coriander Method: Heat oil in pan and gently cook onion and garlic until soft, stir in the curry powder and cook for […]