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Thai Green Tofu Curry
Thai Green Tofu CurryFresh, light and fragrant this curry is super easy to make from scratch and the addition of tofu provides plenty of protein. It is much easier than you think to make up your own Thai curry paste – everything is placed in a nutri bullet and processed until smooth. The paste can be made ahead and kept in the fridge for 3-4 days. It can also be frozen in ice cubes so you could make up a batch ready for creating delicious curries in a hurry. Adding chlorella at the end of cooking gives the soup a wonderful deep vibrant green colour.
Vegan Dark Chocolate Chilli & Orange FlowersVegan Dark Chocolate Chilli and Orange Flowers. Reduced sugar and suitable for vegans, these chocolates by Joanne Wood (https://thebalancedkitchen.co.uk/), are simple to make and will 'wow' your loved ones this Valentine's Day.
Reduced Sugar Mince PiesSince reaching the semi-finals of the 2017 The Great British Bake-Off, Stacey Hart has moved away from the icing coated cakes she was famed for and now creates healthier, but still just as delicious, bakes. Here she shares her take on a Christmas favourite… There’s no escaping the fact that mince pies are always going to contain a fair bit of sugar, due to the dried fruit in them. With a bit of tweaking however, I’ve created a recipe that produces a deep filled mince pie with about half the sugar (per 100g) of a shop bought one, but which tastes just as luxurious.
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Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup with Spiced Pumpkin SeedsDoctor and nutritionist, Dr Michelle Braude shares a healthy meal packed full of autumnal flavours Dr Michelle Braude qualified as a medical doctor from University College London (UCL). During her medical studies, she completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Nutrition from King's College London as well as an elective in Gastroenterology at the Whittington Hospital. Being passionate about all things health, food, medicine and science, Michelle started her own nutrition practice, The Food Effect, in 2012, tapping into her desire to utilise her extensive knowledge in both medicine and nutrition to support and help clients improve their diet, lose weight and supercharge their overall health and wellbeing - in a way that would be sustainable for the rest of their lives. Michelle is the author of two successful books, that encapsulate the ethos of The Food Effect lifestyle, and is particularly keen to help those looking to make long-lasting, effective change to their health, weight and overall wellbeing. Here Michelle shares a healthy autumnal soup, packed full of warming flavours and nutrition to help you feel energised. This vibrant soup is jam packed with goodness. The pumpkin seed topping, adds a great source of plant based protein, and also make a delicious snack on their own. Michelle also shares daily nutrition tips, advice and delicious healthy recipes on her Instagram page: @thefoodeffectdr. Michelle’s two books, The Food Effect Diet and The Food Effect Diet Vegan are both packed full of advice and recipes to help you ‘eat more, weigh less, look & feel better’. Both are available from Amazon.co.uk
A Taste Of Mexico In A GlassYou might assume that ‘Agua de Jamaica’ is a drink from the Caribbean, but it actually translates as ‘Hibiscus Water’ in Mexico and is a popular beverage drunk as a refreshing accompaniment to a midday meal. Sweet and tart at the same time, Hibiscus Water is traditionally made through a relatively long process of rehydrating and straining dried hibiscus flowers, but, thanks to Natur Boutique’s Organic Hibiscus Tea, it’s now super simple… All we need now is some Mexican sunshine! Natur Boutique’s Hibiscus Tea is available from Ocado, Amazon, Health Stores and naturboutique.co.uk. Please note: DO NOT USE if pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic or suffering with low blood pressure.