Metis® Fruit & Thyme Baked Shortcrust Lattice Pie

Metis® Fruit & Thyme Baked Shortcrust Lattice Pie

Metis® is a new premium fruit to hit the shelves of the UK this year!  A wonderful mix of flavours from plum and apricot, juicy and crunchy with some beautiful colours ranging from deep reds to warm oranges and brighter tones.  There are 4 different ones to choose...

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Nectarine and Peach Galette with Ice-cream

Nectarine and Peach Galette with Ice-cream

Nectarine and Peach Galette - one of the best ways to eat all that lovely stone fruit this season! You need few ingredients to make this dessert if you use readymade short-crust pastry, you need just a few nectarines, peaches, a dusting of flour plus some toasted...

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Basil Pesto & Spring Onion Sourdough Bruschetta

Basil Pesto & Spring Onion Sourdough Bruschetta

Bruschetta! One of the most delicious ways to eat toast!  I love the combination of juicy tomatoes, fragrant basil and flavoursome fresh garlic with onions all finished with a generous amount of black pepper - all on top of toasted sourdough bread. Like pizza and...

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BBQ Tempeh with Quinoa, Corn, Spicy Chickpeas & Greens

BBQ Tempeh with Quinoa, Corn, Spicy Chickpeas & Greens

Tempeh is a really great source of vegan protein at nearly 40% of the tempeh being formed of protein which is essential for muscle growth, tissue repair and cell maintenance in the body.  It's also a complete protein as it contains all 8 essential amino acids.  It is...

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Roasted Vegetables Summer Salad with Quinoa & Chickpeas

Roasted Vegetables Summer Salad with Quinoa & Chickpeas

A Summer salad using sweet potatoes, red bell peppers and courgettes, combined with quinoa, chickpeas and fresh spinach. Roughly chop the sweet potatoes, courgettes, peppers and red onions and pop them on a baking tray, evenly spaced to ensure they cook properly.  If...

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Summer Berry Coconut Creamed Oats Pudding Pot

Summer Berry Coconut Creamed Oats Pudding Pot

A healthy way to eat dessert! A delicious mix of Summer Berries, creamy oats and chia in coconut milk - all infused together in a cute little pot! Strawberries & Raspberries with Coconut Oats and Chia 1 cup jumbo oats3 cups water + 1 dash of apple cider vinegar to...

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Strawberries & Raspberries with Coconut Oats and Chia

Strawberries & Raspberries with Coconut Oats and Chia

The taste of Summer in a little breakfast pot! A wonderful mix of sweet strawberries against the tart raspberries infuses into the creamy, overnight soaked oats which have been gently warmed in coconut milk with some chia for added protein and healthy fats. If you...

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Lemon, Blueberry & Almond Banana Loaf – vegan

Lemon, Blueberry & Almond Banana Loaf – vegan

Deliciously moist banana bread loaf with a blueberry, lemon and almond butter twist! I am yet to find somebody on this planet who does not eagerly say 'yes please'! when offered a slice of banana bread!  Mixing ripe bananas into cake mixture ensures a beautifully...

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Asian Tofu Stir Fry with Rice Vermicelli Noodles & Quinoa

Asian Tofu Stir Fry with Rice Vermicelli Noodles & Quinoa

Stir-fry - it's definitely one of my favourite meals to eat! It's so quick to make, tastes so much better than a takeaway (not to mention healthier too!), and  I absolutely love the bursts of garlic, ginger, lime and coriander against the crunchy veggies and crispy...

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Quinoa, Green Lentil, Walnut & Chive Plant-based Burger

Quinoa, Green Lentil, Walnut & Chive Plant-based Burger

Most of us love to tuck into a good burger with all the trimmings don't we?! 😉 Well, this one is sure to satisfy your cravings...... The burger patty is made from a delicious mix of quinoa, lentils and crunchy walnuts so it has a real, overall nutty flavour. When I...

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Summer Raspberry, Banana & Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Summer Raspberry, Banana & Coconut Smoothie Bowl

A refreshing Summer Smoothie bowl made with raspberries, Banana and Coconut yoghurt, topped with blueberries, strawberries, kiwi, Coconut, Pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and hemp - a nutritious breakfast to start any day 🙂 Summer Raspberry, Banana & Coconut Smoothie...

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Blueberry, Lemon, Almond & Polenta Butter Bean Cake

Blueberry, Lemon, Almond & Polenta Butter Bean Cake

One of my favourite cakes to eat is a lemon drizzle cake, especially the one my mother-in-law bakes, but it's made with eggs and white refined sugar and flour and plenty of butter! I have wanted to make a healthier alternative for a while and this cake definitely...

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Bombay Spice Mix Potatoes in a Zesty Mango Salsa

Bombay Spice Mix Potatoes in a Zesty Mango Salsa

This recipe was developed for Blas y Tir using their quality Welsh Produce of Pembrokeshire Potatoes and Spring Onions. 'Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Pembrokeshire’s mild, frost-free coastal climate is perfect for growing Pembrokeshire Early Potatoes. This unique...

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Vegan Chocolate Tofu Tart with an Almond Nut Base

Vegan Chocolate Tofu Tart with an Almond Nut Base

Vegan Healthy Tarts are one of my favourite things to make for dessert because they are quick and easy to prepare.  They combine the goodness of nuts and oats in the base which is really easy to put together by whizzing them in a food processor then pressing them into...

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Summer Fruit Platter – Berries, Melon, Kiwi & Mango

Summer Fruit Platter – Berries, Melon, Kiwi & Mango

Some foods do not need an introduction.  They do not need much preparation, cooking or pots and pans to clean afterwards.  No dressings or sauces. Some foods are just fine as they are, just like this fruit platter. A perfect way to spend a sunny day, munching your way...

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Mushroom, Lentil & Vegetable Ragu with Courgetti

Mushroom, Lentil & Vegetable Ragu with Courgetti

If I had to eat just one meal for the rest of my life, I think this would be it! A childhood favourite was pasta and passata with dried herbs and lots of cheese, but this version is much healthier, much tastier, is meat-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and wins 1st place...

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Raspberry Cream Smoothie Bowl topped with Summer Berries

Raspberry Cream Smoothie Bowl topped with Summer Berries

Berries! They need no introduction, no special preparation - they are beautiful and taste wonderful just as they are! Not to mention the plethora of nutrients they provide - they really are the wonder food of the Summer season!  Use them to top celebration cakes or a...

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Miso Glazed Aubergine with Spring Onions & Toasted Sesame

Miso Glazed Aubergine with Spring Onions & Toasted Sesame

I have never been a huge fan of aubergines before until I was lucky enough to eat at Angela Hartnett's Restaurant; Murano in Covent Garden, London. I was served THE most delicious roasted aubergine and tomatoes in pesto and olive oil.  I can't remember ever tasting...

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Coconut & Banana Oats with Blueberries, Almond & Hemp

Coconut & Banana Oats with Blueberries, Almond & Hemp

Coconut & Banana Oats with Blueberries, Almond & Hemp 1 cup jumbo oats1 cup coconut milk1 tbsp chia seeds1 medium banana1 cup blueberries1 tbsp shelled hemp seeds1 tbsp almond butter Place the oats, milk, banana and chia seeds into a jug and use a hand blender...

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5 minute, Vegan Almond, Cashew, Coriander & Parsley Pesto

5 minute, Vegan Almond, Cashew, Coriander & Parsley Pesto

  5 minute, Vegan Almond, Cashew, Coriander & Parsley Pesto 100 g cashews100 g almonds100 g fresh parsley100 g fresh coriander1 juice lemon1 tbsp nigella seeds1 large clove garlic (skin removed)100 mls cold pressed olive oil Place all ingredients into a food...

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Chocolate, Cherry Creamy Oats with Maple Syrup

Chocolate, Cherry Creamy Oats with Maple Syrup

  Chocolate, Cherry Creamy Oats with Maple Syrup Oats1 cup oats1 cup coconut milk (from a carton)1 tbsp raw cacao powder1 tbsp maca root powder1 tsp ground cinnamon1 ripe bananaToppings1 handful cherries (washed, stones removed, halved)2 tbsp raw cacao nibs1 tbsp...

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Roasted Vegetable & Lentils with Tahini Cream Sauce

Roasted Vegetable & Lentils with Tahini Cream Sauce

This recipe was created using Total Sweet Xylitol which is a sugar alternative, that looks, feels and tastes just like sugar, but is totally natural, has 45% less calories, 75% less available carbohydrates, a GI value of just 7 and actively promotes healthy teeth...

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Broccoli, Courgette & Celery Green Smoothie Bowl

Broccoli, Courgette & Celery Green Smoothie Bowl

  Broccoli, Courgette & Celery Green Smoothie Bowl Smoothie1 small ripe banana (rozen or fresh)2 florets broccoli (frozen or fresh)1/2 courgette (frozen or fresh)3 sticks celery (washed)1 apple (preferably organic)1 tbsp flax seedsToppings1 tbsp chia seeds1...

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Coffee Infused Iced Banana, Peanut Butter & Coconut Frappe

Coffee Infused Iced Banana, Peanut Butter & Coconut Frappe

Coffee, but not as you know it 😉 By adding a spoonful of peanut butter and a frozen banana to your morning coffee, it takes it to another level!  The peanut butter adds a nice protein boost and helps to slow down the caffeine absorption - which is great if you find...

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Raw Buckwheat Groat Porridge with Mango & Banana

Raw Buckwheat Groat Porridge with Mango & Banana

  Raw Buckwheat Groat Porridge with Mango & Banana 2 cups raw buckwheat groats (soaked in water overnight then rinsed)1 large ripe banana1/2 mango (sliced)1 tbsp pure Maple syrup1 tbsp smooth peanut butter1 tbsp sesame seeds After rinsing the overnight soaked...

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Warm, Summer Peach Crumble with Coconut Yoghurt

Warm, Summer Peach Crumble with Coconut Yoghurt

  Warm, Summer Peach Crumble with Coconut Yoghurt 5 flat bottomed peaches (r use regular if not available, rinshed, stones removed and halved)1 tbsp coconut oil2/3 cup oats5 tbsp wholemeal flour (or use gluten free if required)3 tbsp coconut sugar (or use soft...

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Blueberry & Coconut Yoghurt Chia Pudding Breakfast Jar

Blueberry & Coconut Yoghurt Chia Pudding Breakfast Jar

  Blueberry & Coconut Yoghurt Chia Pudding Breakfast Jar 2 tbsp chia seeds2/3 cup coconut milk (or use any plantbased milk)2 tbsp coconut yoghurt1 tbsp pure Maple syrup1/2 cup blueberries (rinsed) Place the chia seeds in a jar with the milk and give it a good...

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Vegan Key Lime Pie with a crunchy, sweet nut base

Vegan Key Lime Pie with a crunchy, sweet nut base

This is one of my favourite desserts! It tastes so creamy and delicious but it's full of healthy ingredients!  The base is made from a mixture of almonds and hazelnuts which are held together with dates and sweetened with an excellent refined sugar alternative;...

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Coconut Quinoa Porridge with fresh Strawberries & Kiwi

Coconut Quinoa Porridge with fresh Strawberries & Kiwi

My digestion does not cope well with too many oats so I really like to swap my breakfast grains around and quinoa is one of my favourites.  It's got an incredible amino acid profile, a lovely chewy texture and nutty taste.  It takes a little longer to prepare than a...

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Mint, Mango, Watercress & Quinoa Salad with Lime

Mint, Mango, Watercress & Quinoa Salad with Lime

If you're looking for a refreshing salad which has your tongue guessing between the flavours, this combination could really hit the spot. It's refreshing fresh mint leaves against the peppery watercress, sweet, juicy mango pieces and tanginess of the lime juice create...

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Spiced Chickpea, Tomato, Onion and Coriander Vegan Pizza

Spiced Chickpea, Tomato, Onion and Coriander Vegan Pizza

  Spiced Chickpea, Tomato, Onion and Coriander Vegan Pizza Pizza Dough500 mls luke warm water2 tsp active dried yeast500 g strong white bread flour or half and half wholemeal1/2 tsp sea salt3 tbsp olive oilSweet Smoked Paprika Passata Topping300 mls tomato...

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Chia Pudding Dessert Bowls with Mango, Pomegranate & Kiwi

Chia Pudding Dessert Bowls with Mango, Pomegranate & Kiwi

Chia Pudding Dessert Bowls with Mango, Pomegranate & Kiwi 3 tbsp chia seeds1 cup almond milk2 tbsps soya yoghurt1 tbsp pure Maple syrup1 kiwi (ends removed, wash if not removing skin, sliced into 6 slices)1 cup mango (cubed)1 handful pomegranate pips1 handful...

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Hazelnut & Chocolate Blueberry Cream Tart

Hazelnut & Chocolate Blueberry Cream Tart

  Hazelnut & Chocolate Blueberry Cream Tart Base1 cup hazelnuts1 cup almonds1/2 cup oats2 tbsp coconut oil melted1/3 cup pure Maple syrup1 heaped tbsp raw cacao or very dark cocoa powderFilling and topping500 mls thick (plantbased yoghurt)2 cups fresh...

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Mango, Passionfruit and Walnut Raw Tarts

Mango, Passionfruit and Walnut Raw Tarts

Mango, Passionfruit and Walnut Raw Tarts Base1 cup walnuts1 cup oats1/2 cup date paste (make by using dates and blending with a little hot water)Filling1 mango (stone removed and flesh scopped out from the skin)1 passion fruit1 handful walnuts2 tbsp plant-based...

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Rocket, Candy Beet, Pomegranate and Avocado Salad

Rocket, Candy Beet, Pomegranate and Avocado Salad

  Rocket, Candy Beet, Pomegranate and Avocado Salad 1 bulb candy beet (sliced very thinly)3 handfuls rocket leaves (washed)1 avocado (skin and stone removed, cubed)1 pomegranate (seeds only)2 tbsp olive oil2 tbsp apple cider vinegar2 tbsp black sesame seeds...

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Refreshing Avocado & Lime Popsicles

Refreshing Avocado & Lime Popsicles

Refreshing Avocado & Lime Popsicles 1 ripe avocado1 juice lime250 mls coconut milk (thin milk from a carton not from a can)1/2 tsp vanilla extract1.5 tsp pure Maple syrup Blitz all ingredients in a blender.Pour the mixture into 5 popsicle moulds and place in the...

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Super 5 Green Vegan Walnut & Pesto Pizza

Super 5 Green Vegan Walnut & Pesto Pizza

  Super 5 Green Vegan Walnut & Pesto Pizza Base375 g plain wholemeal flour2 tsp salt1 pkt dried yeast2 tbsp olive oil250 mls lukewarm waterTopping1 large head broccoli (blanched in hot water for 2 mins)3 handfuls walnuts3 tbsp olive oil4 handfuls spinach2...

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Vegan Sausage, Broccoli, Pepper & Tomato Summer Stir-fry

Vegan Sausage, Broccoli, Pepper & Tomato Summer Stir-fry

  Vegan Sausage, Broccoli, Pepper & Tomato Summer Stir-fry 4 vegan sausages1 red bell pepper1 yellow bell pepper2 cups broccoli florets1 cup frozen green peas1 brown onion (skin removed, diced)1 clove garlic5 salad potatoes (washed, chopped in half)2 tbsp ras...

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Sweet Potato Pancake, Asparagus & Blueberry Buddha Bowl

Sweet Potato Pancake, Asparagus & Blueberry Buddha Bowl

  Sweet Potato Pancake, Asparagus & Blueberry Buddha Bowl 4 Sweet Potato Pancakes (see recipe notes)1 courgette (shaved into ribbons)1 bunch asparagus (washed)6 cherry tomatoes (washed, halved)4 spring onions (washedm chopped)2 large handfuls salad leaves2...

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Mango Smoothie Bowl with Dragon Fruit & Melon Balls

Mango Smoothie Bowl with Dragon Fruit & Melon Balls

  Mango Smoothie Bowl with Dragon Fruit & Melon Balls 1 cup frozen mango1 frozen banana1 cup coconut milk (from a carton not a can)2 melon balls (plus extra pieces for topping)2 dragonfruit balls (plus extra pieces for topping)1 tbsp chopped nuts (for...

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