Heart-healthy pecan, maple & pumpkin seed granola
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Heart-healthy pecan, maple & pumpkin seed granola

Until recently I had always relied on shop-bought granola to satisfy my breakfasting needs but, although it’s marketed as a healthy choice (and boy do you pay for the privilege), it often contains a shed load of sugar and other nasties. On top of that, if you’re gluten-free or vegan, you always need to be … Continue reading

Peach, kiwi & coconut water hydration smoothie
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Peach, kiwi & coconut water hydration smoothie

To say coconut water is having a bit of a moment is an understatement. Rihanna, in her retro pineapple bikini, is splashed across every other billboard as the fun and flirty face of Vita Coco, and it is being relentlessly branded as the health drink du jour. Even our work canteen has now started stocking … Continue reading

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

Spanish supper: Salmorejo (chilled tomato soup) with crispy jamón serrano
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Spanish supper: Salmorejo (chilled tomato soup) with crispy jamón serrano

As I passed my local (and ridiculously awesome) greengrocer the other day, a bunch of juicy tomatoes started winking at me. We understood each other instantly and so I made this soup for the Spain v Holland World Cup match. It didn’t seem to help Spain very much but we had a jolly good time anyway. Salmorejo is … 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 canapés. ***WARNING: PLEASE USE RIPE TOMATOES OTHERWISE THIS DISH WILL TASTE ANEMIC AND MAKE YOUR … Continue reading