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 […]