Category: Recipes

Vegan Dairy Alternatives

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

The previous blog looked at the rise of interest in veganism and how to cook without eggs, including a delicious vegan chocolate and orange cake recipe. Here are some plant based alternatives to dairy products followed by a couple of delicious vegan desserts. Nut & Seed milks – these can be bought or home made. Good nuts and seeds to use ...

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The Rise in Veganism and Egg Alternatives

October 13th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

The number of vegans in Britain has risen by more than 360% over the past decade. This means that there are now more than half a million vegans in Britain, making it one of the countries fastest growing life-style trends. Over 40% of vegans are aged between 15-34, but a healthy 14% are over 65. Most vegans live in urban areas. In addition to this ...

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10 Anti Cancer Food Based Chemicals

September 21st, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

It is generally accepted that certain dietary habits increase the risk of some types of cancer whilst some foods and ways of eating may reduce the risk of some cancers. A recent review looked at 30 years of research into the effects of certain foods on cancer (1). Ten natural anticancer substances found in foods were identified. These ...

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Timing of Meals and Weight Gain

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

Whilst what we eat and how much we eat are both well known to affect weight a new study suggests that when we eat also has an impact. Information from over 50 000 participants in the Adventist Health Study found that there were 4 factors associated with a decrease in body mass index (1). These were: Eating only 1 or 2 meals a ...

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10 Strategies for Healthy Snacking

September 13th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

Snacking is controversial. Some people say it's good to snack as it keeps blood sugar levels stable and prevents excessive hunger which can lead to over eating. Others say it's best to leave a good few hours between meals to allow digestion to take place fully. We are all different and will have different needs when it comes to frequency of food ...

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Chickpeas

April 24th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

Chickpeas are legumes grown mainly in temperate and semi arid climates. They are a good source of protein, fibre, resistant starch, oligosaccharides, sterols, calcium, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, folate and antioxidants including carotenoids and isoflavones (1,2,3). But their benefits go beyond the nutrients they contain. Let's take a look ...

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Go Bananas!

April 21st, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes | Uncategorized

Looking for a versatile, grain free, gluten free flour? Look no further than green banana flour. Green banana flour is made using bananas that are harvested before they have fully ripened and hence before the starch has turned to sugar. This means it is not sweet like normal banana flour and can replace other flours in both savoury and sweet ...

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Mother’s Day Treats

March 15th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

Mother's day is a good opportunity to celebrate the mother of the family as well as mother figures in society. Mother's day always falls 3 weeks before Easter Sunday meaning the date changes each year. This year mothering Sunday is on the 26th March. Don't miss this opportunity to spoil your mum or wife with flowers, chocolates and breakfast in ...

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Marvellous, Magical Chia Seeds

March 13th, 2017 | Posted in Info | Recipes

Chia seeds have been used for centuries as both food and medicine in central and southern America. It is only relatively recently that the western world has caught on to the magic of chia seeds. Research has confirmed that chia seeds have a wide range of health promoting properties. Whether you want to lose weight, improve blood sugar control or ...

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A Seasonal Recipe

December 19th, 2016 | Posted in Recipes | Uncategorized

Here's a delicious seasonal and festive recipe that will help to up your vegetable and fibre intake.Chestnut Filled SquashGluten free, dairy free, veganServes 84 small round squash, halved and deseeded eg: acorn, red kuri or onion squash4 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil2 red onions, peeled and finely sliced2 stalks of celery, finely sliced2 cloves ...

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