Antioxidant-rich blueberry & almond milk smoothie
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Antioxidant-rich blueberry & almond milk smoothie

In my attempt to improve my health, my juicer and blender are getting a fair bit of action at the moment! So here’s another one… And this one is heart-healthy, skin-healthy and generally a bit magic. Not only is it low in fat, high in fibre and dairy-free, it contains whopping amounts of antioxidants which … Continue reading

Beginners’ green juice
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Beginners’ green juice

I bought a juicer. I know it’s faddy and I feel like a wannabe-celeb-detox-hipster but I’ve struggled with health problems for almost two years and it’s time I took matters into my own hands! I’ve heard and read countless glowing reviews of juicing and, given that conventional medicine has only got me back to about … Continue reading

Belting bruschetta
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Belting bruschetta

There are few greater pleasures in life than a ripe tomato bursting in your mouth. Like liquid sunshine. Deliciously sweet and ludicrously easy, this recipe is perfect for a starter or light lunch – I’ve even made mini-ones as party canapรฉs. ***WARNING: PLEASE USE RIPE TOMATOES OTHERWISE THIS DISH WILL TASTE ANEMIC AND MAKE YOUR … Continue reading

Mexican supper: Fiery prawn & guacamole wraps
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Mexican supper: Fiery prawn & guacamole wraps

This heatwave is causing me to become mildly unhinged. Heat-induced insomnia is sweeping across Britain, leaving us to limply negotiate the morning commute thirsty and grumpy, a scrum of clammy hands and moist shoes. And last night the thermostat was showing 28ยฐC in my flat. I found myself huddled over my stove in my swimsuit, … Continue reading

Soothing ginger & lemon detox tea
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Soothing ginger & lemon detox tea

Tea makes me happy. My newest discovery, introduced to me by a fellow tea-lover is Japanese genmaicha tea (green tea with toasted brown rice in it). Originally added to make the drink more affordable, the toasted rice gives a nutty flavour to the tea which is unusually savoury but extremely tasty. I’m so smitten I … Continue reading