Pumpkin & Chocolate Brownies

brownies-biggerHappy Halloween everyone!

We are getting into the spirit of Halloween here by carving a pumpkin (a combined Granny/Grandson activity). I got the easy job of using the leftover pumpkin so I decided to make brownies with it. I’m always trying to reduce butter and sugar in recipes and this one contains no butter at all. It does have sugar but I did manage to reduce the excessive amount in usual brownie recipes by 1/3.

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breakfast smoothie

Healthy breakfast smoothie

Ingredients: Banana x 1 Zucchini x 1 Almond milk x 1 Vanilla extract x 1tsp Pea protein x 30gm Honey x 1tsp Almond butter x 1tsp Method: Combine in blender and whizz until of a creamy consistency. Nutrition notes: Avocado contains mono unsaturated healthy fats that make your skin glow and are essential for brain […]

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chicken salad

Chicken, Chilli & Lime Salad

Serves 2 Ingredients: Chicken Breast Fillet 300 g Garlic x 1 clove (3g) Carrots x baby 10 Rapeseed Oil x 5 ml Pineapple – Raw, all varieties, 0.2 fruit Rocket Salad x 100 g Sweet Basil x 10 leaves Kikkoman soy sauce x 2 table spoon (15 ml) Dressing: Kikkoman soy sauce (15 ml) Red […]

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blackberry jam

How to make the best (healthy) blackberry jam

Blackberry jam is about the only jam I like to be honest. My family love jam though so this recipe is for them….mostly!

We’ve also been picking blackberries as its an easy, fun thing to do with the kids. It is important to me to teach my children the origins of food so we often go foraging or look at the animals at the local farm butcher and we grow our own (badly!). If you’ve not heard about Chia seeds, you must have been living under a rock…or in Europe! They’ve been less popular here due to Novel food issues but they were approved in 2009. Phew. (more…)

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health choc pudding

Healthy Chocolate Pudding

This healthy chocolate pudding is so good! As a treat is a wonderful dessert or as a snack it satisfies the chocolate/sugar craving when it hits! Go on, try it. Ingredients: Oats x 8 tbsp Cocoa x 4 tbsp Chia seeds x 4 tbsp Vanilla extract x 4 tsp Honey/Cane Sugar x 4 tsp Greek […]

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fish pie

Fish Pie

As the weather turns Autumnal try this warming comforting heart healthy fish pie! Ingredients: 400gm fish (cod, salmon, trout, etc. best mixed) 1000gm potatoes or sweet potato 200gm frozen peas 160gm mature cheddar grated 80gm butter Milk, salt, pepper & a bit of vegetable oil Place fish pieces with the skin side down into an […]

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blueberry cheesecake

Raw Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe

I just love this blueberry cheesecake. Packed full of antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats as well as being wheat and dairy free. A nutritional thumbs up! Crust ingredients: 1 ½ cups pre-soaked almonds ½ cup ground coconut ½ cup dates pinch salt Filling ingredients: 2½ cups cashews, soaked 1½ cup blueberries 3 tbsp lemon juice 6 […]

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medicine soup

Spicy Medicine Soup

Medicine Soup   250gm sliced chicken or turkey 5 spring onions sliced 1 red pepper sliced 2 rolls of Soba noodles 1 litre of chicken stock 5 mushrooms (shiitake, oyster, button) Pinch of seaweed 2 tspn 1/2 tsp Thai spice 1/2 tsp ginger 2 tsp coriander Fry off the onion in a little water with the […]

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Emma’s Munchy Muesli

There’s nothing quite like a refreshing bowl of muesli in the morning. I love to make my own; partly because I like to choose my own healthy ingredients, partly to stave off the boredom of yet another huge box of samey samey muesli! Here is one of my favourite recipes but you can use any […]

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wheatfree pancakes

Healthy baking alternatives

If you like baking then these substitutes may be just what you’ve been looking for! You will find there is little difference in flavour (enhanced flavour even!) and you will want to eat less to feel more satisfied. Not forgetting the health benefits and reduction of heart conditions, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome etc. Enjoy!   […]

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