Christmas Pudding Bliss Balls

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Impress your friends’ and colleagues’ tastebuds this festive season with these divine, yet nutritious, Christmas Pudding Bliss Balls. Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, Paleo, Vegan Serves 12 Bliss Balls Time  45min Ingredients: 1 C mixed nuts (pecans, almonds and walnuts are delicious) 1/2 C mixed dried fruit (prunes, raisins etc) Juice and zest of 1/2 orange 1 T brandy optional 1 t … Read More

Paleo Choc-Coconut Cookies

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choc coconut

These healthy chocolate & coconut cookies are a perfect to snack on during the day and round out an evening beautifully! They’re also egg and nut free, making them a perfect treat for your kids in their lunch box! Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, V, Paleo Serves 16-20 cookies Time 45 min Ingredients: 2.5 C Shredded coconut 1/3 C buckwheat flour … Read More

Raw Raspberry Ripe Cheesecake

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Move over cherry ripe, make way for raspberries! Tart but also sweet, these delicate berries are the star in this delicious Raw Raspberry Ripe Cheesecake! Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, V, Paleo Serves 1 cake Time 1 hour For the Base: ¾ cup almonds ½ cup shredded coconut 3 tbsp cacao powder Blitz these together in a food processor until it’s the … Read More

Lentil Bolognese

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lentil bolognese

Here’s another cracker (and super simple dish) for your Meat free Mondays! Lentil Bolognese. This recipe is really easy, no fancy ingredients or complicated cooking methods, just good old fashioned cooking. Some of my other favourite meat-free dishes include Eggplant Parmigiana, Whole Baked Cauliflower, Risotto Cake, Pumpkin Bites and Roast Pumpkin Quiche. Serves 4 Time – 30 mins Ingredients: 1 … Read More

Lamb Kofta

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Lamb Kofta

Not many people know this, but one of my first jobs (that I held for over 3 years during high school) was at our local kebab shop in Stafford! For me it was a wonderful experience working for, and with, a lovely Turkish family and gaining a sincere introduction to Middle-Eastern cuisine. Falafels are still one of my favourite foods … Read More

Paleo Pumpkin Gnocchi with Italian Sausage and Cherry Tomatoes

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pumpkin gnocchi

Pumpkin. Aaaahhhh who doesn’t love pumpkin? And gnocchi! Such a delicious and classic Italian favourite. Well combine the two, plus some of my wholefood creativity and you have Paleo Pumpkin Gnocchi! Gnocchi is one of those dishes that can be really hard to do gluten-free and whole-food based. I’ve tried many times without success. Until I started experimenting with pumpkin. … Read More

Cabbage ‘Steak’

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cabbage steak

Your next meat-free Monday is SORTED, thanks to this tasty recipe for Cabbage ‘Steak’! It’s really a very simple concept that I love to do for an easy vegetarian meal. I’ll have this regularly but change up the other vegetables/herbs/spices that I use to totally transform the dish! If you like this then check out my Spicy Whole Baked Cauliflower! … Read More

Jaffa Protein Muffins

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jaffa protein muffins

I don’t know about you but I find baking a perfect way to pass time whilst in COVID-19 isolation! Plus it’s a great way to incorporate Cricket powder into your diet. I hope you like these delicious Jaffa muffins (jaffa means choc-orange by the way)! But Why Crickets? So, crickets (yes, those little insects) are a super high in protein, … Read More

Peach Muffins with Teff and Orange

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Peach Muffins

I don’t make muffins often enough. I see friends with kids who make them all the time, and I can see why; muffins are great, easy snack options, they freeze well and can be made extremely healthy by using nutrient-dense real food ingredients including hidden veggies, nuts, fruit, herbs and spices, just like in these peach muffins. Since starting work … Read More