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Peanut Buckwheat Noodle Salad

July 21|2016

Time: 20 minutes  Serves: 2  Vegan, Gluten Free Ingredients 125g (5oz) dried soba buckwheat noodles, cooked as per instructions on side of pack (about 4 minutes) 4 tablespoons brewed black tea 2 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter 1 tablespoon chilli jam/sauce or less if you prefer not as spicy 1 tablespoon tamari sauce 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seed oil 1/2 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 handful thinly sliced red cabbage …

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Huevos Rancheros Breakfast

July 14|2016

This weeks recipe is inspired by the ranch style breakfasts that came originally from Mexico. Warmed corn tortilla topped with a protein rich black bean mix and a sunny side up fried egg, with the additional flavours of smooth ripe avocado topped off with a nice spicy tomato salsa. Really quite delicious. Time: 25 minutes  Serves: 2  Vegan  Ingredients Salsa: 1 ripe tomato, chopped small …

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There’s a bit more to food than that

July 07|2016

There’s a bit more to food than that By Glen Matten MSc How often do we hear optimistic messages about food and health? It’s got to be a minority of the time, hasn’t it? For decades we’ve been freaked out by fat. The mere thought of buying milk with a blue top is enough to conjure horror images of clogging arteries. But now we have sugar …

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Nutty Breakfast Smoothie

June 30|2016

Mary asked me to post my breakfast smoothie this week it’s a delicious and sweet smoothie, the peanut butter gives a good source of protein and it’s rich flavour keeps you feeling full. I like to make mine with almond milk but you can easily substitute that for any other plant based milk. I’ve added an omega 4 blend of seeds to this or just milled flaxseeds …

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Watercress Pesto Powerhouse

June 23|2016

Watercress is one of my favourite ingredients, I love it’s vibrant punchy flavour, and it is packed full of vitamins and minerals, in particular calcium, iodine, vitamin K and C. This is a slight variation to a traditional pesto sauce, instead I have used fresh watercress and a little lemon zest to do a little more zing. This pesto can be used in so many …

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