Monthly Archives: April 2016

Crumbly Pears

Ingredients: 3 pears Hazelnuts Pistachios Porridge oats Linseeds Dates Figs Raspberries Cinnamon Elderflower cordial Method: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius whilst you’re preparing the fruits.  Wash the pears and cut them in halves, or in thick slices and … Continue reading

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Chocolate Delights

Ingredients: 40g of plain dark chocolate (70% cocoa) 2 tablespoons of hot water 4 tablespoons of reduced-fat ‘fromage frais’ or greek yoghurt A few toasted nuts (coarsely ground) Method:  Break the chocolate into a bowl and place it over a … Continue reading

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Chicken Stir Fry

Ingredients: Olive oil 2″ piece of fresh ginger 6 garlic cloves 150g of small chicken pieces 3 carrots (chopped) Spring onions Green leafy vegetables Sesame seeds 200g of rice Method: Cook the rice in a pot of boiling water, (depending … Continue reading

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Chicken Pieces cooked with Herbs and Tomatoes

Ingredients: 600g of chicken pieces 300g of small/cherry tomatoes A handful of fresh basil leaves or a tablespoon of dried basil A sprig of fresh rosemary or a teaspoon of dried rosemary 2 large purple onions 3 shallots or 1 … Continue reading

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Chicken Curry

Ingredients: 350g of chicken 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt 4 teaspoons of cumin 3 teaspoons of coriander 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper Freshly ground black pepper 5 cloves of garlic 2″ piece of ginger 100ml of water … Continue reading

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Chick Peas with Red Peppers and Sausages

Ingredients:  1 large red pepper 1 large spicy sausage 1 tin of chick peas 1 tin of tomatoes 2 cloves of garlic Fresh rosemary or parsley if available Method: Chop the red pepper and sausage into chunks and fry them … Continue reading

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Cabbage and Bacon Stir Fry

Ingredients:  500g of firm cabbage (sliced thinly and washed) 2 onions/leeks (sliced thinly and washed) 250g of bacon (cut into strips) 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 teaspoon of ‘Chinese Five Spice’ Method:  Heat the oil in a wide pan. … Continue reading

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Beef Stir Fry

Ingredients:  450g of rump or sirloin steak (beef) 3 garlic cloves (finely chopped) 1 teaspoon of coriander (finely chopped) 2 tablespoons of soy sauce 1 tablespoon of rice wine 2 teaspoons of caster sugar 1 tablespoon of cornflour Sauce: 2 … Continue reading

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Brown Lentil and Chorizo Stew

This is a typical Spanish dish. The spicy chorizo, smoked paprika and wholesome lentils make a great taste combination, and what’s more is that it’s really simple to make.  Ingredients:  300g of brown lentils 2 bay leaves 150g Spanish chorizo … Continue reading

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Broad Beans and Speck Tirolese

Ingredients:  1 kg of fresh broad beans 50g of speck (cut into strips) 2 garlic cloves 4 tablespoons of olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Method: Squash or cut the garlic cloves into small pieces, and fry them briefly … Continue reading

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Bean and Bacon Stew

Ingredients:  2-3 tablespoons of olive oil 1 red chilli (deseeded and finely chopped) 1-2 cloves of garlic (crushed) 2 medium onions (finely chopped) 200g back bacon (finely chopped) 4 varieties of beans (soaked and cooked until soft, about a small … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Tapenade

Ingredients:  2 tablespoons of chives 1 1/2 cups of parsley 1 cup of pine nuts 1 1/2 cups of pitted black olives 2 tablespoons of capers 2 cloves of garlic 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice 3 tablespoons of olive oil … Continue reading

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Baba Ghanoush

Ingredients:  3 aubergines 1 cup of light tahini 4 cloves of garlic Juice of 3 lemons 4 tablespoons of water Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1/4 tablespoon of paprika Coriander or parsley to garnish Method:  … Continue reading

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Braised Swiss Chards

Ingredients:  400g of Swiss chards 3 tablespoons of olive oil 1 garlic clove 1/2 red chilli (optional) Salt 1 glass of water Method:  Clean the Swiss chard stalks and cut into small strips. In a frying pan, heat the oil, … Continue reading

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Baked Pears in Pomegranate Juice

This dish is yummy on its own, but you can also serve it together with ice cream and crushed almonds on top. Ingredients: 4 pears A few dry prunes and apricots (preferably soaked in water) Pomegranate juice Cinnamon powder Cinnamon … Continue reading

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A very special Ciambella cake

I put together this recipe on my son’s 10th birthday, and it was a great nourishing success for for the kids and the adults. Ingredients: A handful of almonds A handful of porridge oats 3 dry apricots 3 dates 1 tablespoon of … Continue reading

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Fennel Al Gratin

Ingredients:  3 fennel bulbs 1 medium size onion 5 tablespoons of olive oil 3 sprigs of rosemary Salt and pepper to taste Method: Preheat the oven to 220 degrees celsius Scrub and wash the potatoes (peel them if you prefer). … Continue reading

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Warm Egg Noodles with Fennel

Ingredients:  375g/1 pack of dry egg noodles 2 fennels Three stocks of spring onions 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil/olive oil Sauce:  2 tablespoons of dark soya sauce 1 1/5 tablespoon of sesame oil 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce/vegetable stock Preparation:  … Continue reading

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Autumn Vegetable Stir Fry

Ingredients:  4 small carrots 5 rainbow chards A handful of baby spinach 1 pok choi 1 medium size onion 2 cloves of garlic A handful of black kale 5 long beans 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil/mild olive oil Sauce: 1 … Continue reading

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Avocado and Mackerel Salad

Ingredients:  2-3 avocados 2 mackerel tins 4 medium tomatoes 1 cucumber Fresh Basil Dressing: Fresh lemon juice, apple cider vinegar or wine vinegar, pinch of salt and pepper. Method: Cut and peel the avocados in cubes (or any other shape you’d … Continue reading

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Anchovy and Onion Tart

Ingredients: Frozen puff pastry, defrosted and ready to roll. (Or alternatively made by you if you have time to spare) 2 large sweet onions (use red ones if they’re in season, however white onions are also an option) 2 cloves … Continue reading

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