Recipe: Veggie Bake with Ricotta

Ingredients 1 cup lentils1/2 cup quinoa1/2 cup chickpeas1 brown onion1 tin chopped tomatoes1 small tin tomato paste1 clove garlic2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsleySalt and Pepper1 – 1.5 cup stock (I used homemade vegetable stock but store bought is fine too)1 grated...

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Chocolate Biscotti

Possibly 2 of my favourite 'edible' words — and who’d have thought chocolate and biscotti would be synonymous with a healthy cookie? Chocolate, rich in flavonoids, contributes to a healthy heart and is also claimed to increase our serotonin levels, which is our ‘feel...

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Recipe: Strawberry Jam with Chia Seeds

Recently, in Healthy Alternatives: A Better Jelly Jam I advised how to make better choices when shopping for healthier spreads in your local grocery store. However, if you want to make your own version at home, which is usually healthier still and less expensive, you...

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Recipe: Nut Butter Cups

Makes 24 - 30 cups Ingredients 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter 1 cup organic almond butter 2 tbsp coconut oil 2 tbsp honey 1 cup shredded coconut Pinch sea salt 3/4 cup 70-85% dark chocolate Raw almonds for decoration Mini cupcake wrappers   Method Fill 24 mini cupcake...

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Revitalize while at work!

Once of the reasons I decided to make Revitalize-in-5! available online, is that so many working ladies here in Singapore were very interested in improving their health and nutrition, but due to work commitments, were unable to make the day course. Harshita Kohli...

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Recipe: Tri-Colour Pumpkin Risotto

For as long as I can remember, this is my kids favourite 'Meatless Monday' dish - I'm not sure whether it's the creaminess of the rice, or just the simplicity of the dish at the end of a busy first day back at  school, after the weekend.  I usually use brown risotto...

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Recipe: Sweet potato falafels

Ingredients 2 sweet potatoes2 cups tinned chickpeas, drained and dried1 clove crushed garlic1 tsp ground cumin1 tsp ground coriander¼ cup fresh corianderSea salt and cracked pepper½ cup quinoa   Method - Peel and cube sweet potatoes and boil in water until sweet...

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Recipe: Superfood Slice

Ingredients 10 Medjool dates, pitted1 tbsp raw white quinoa¼ cup cranberries1/3 cup pecans, chopped1/3 cup almonds¼ cup pistachios¼ cup pumpkin seeds2 tbsp chia seeds2 tbsp flaxseeds3 tbsp coconut oil1 tbsp raw cacao powder or cocoa½ cup good quality dark chocolate  ...

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Recipe: Sunella

Who doesn't love a smooth, chocolatey, nutty, sweet spread - one particular one brand springs to mind...  However, unfortunately the ingredients are, in order, sugar, vegetable oil, nuts and additives - not quite the healthy foods we're after. Certainly not something...

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Recipe: Sugar Free Fruit & Nut loaf

Ingredients 3/4 cup chopped dried apricots1/2 cup raisins1/4 up dried cranberriesZest of 1 orange3/4 cup chopped walnuts2 tsp cinnamon1/4 tsp nutmegPinch salt2 cups almond meal8 Medjool dates1 vanilla bean scrappedJuice of 1 orange3 eggs1/3 cup coocnut oil   Method -...

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Recipe: Pumpkin Muffins

Here are some great healthy treats which we should be feeding our kids, and ourselves. Halloween does not have to mean lots of sugar, artificial colours, and nasty preservatives - making your own is  fun, creative and satisfying, while you also get to spend quality...

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