Superfood Green Smoothie Recipe

Originally posted on Self•Health•Wellness:

IMG_4951A Big handful of baby spinach

Five stalks of curly kale

One lebanese cucumber

Water and flesh of one young coconut

One Whole (small) avocado, frozen

One small banana, frozen

Two kiwi fruit, frozen

A tiny bit of aloe vera gel, about a teaspoon, fresh from the plant

Two teaspoons of Green Nutritionals Organic Supergrass

And for some crunch, topped with a sprinkle of chopped walnuts

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summer salad, take two

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SONY DSCI made this for lunch last week, with more produce from the farmers market and plenty of inspiration from this salad. Those tiny new potatoes were boiled until just tender, then tossed in a knob of ghee and some of that smoky spiced salt blend. Onto a bed of arugula they went, along with leftover smoky roasted corn, some chopped toasted almonds, half an avocado and lemon zest. It was filling and fresh and immensely satisfying all at once.

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Spiced Banana Oat Cookies

Originally posted on jenny be:

Do you usually have a sudden urge to bite or chew on something, especially at work and in-between meals?  Well, I have that all the time.  This habit could be harmful on the waistline, not to mention spoiling the appetite for the main meals.

The solution is to chew on something healthy but carrots and celery sticks are not the only options.  These spiced banana oat cookies have no added sugar, are healthy, chewy and provides just the right kick to get your blood sugar up to a safe level.  Only thing you need to watch out is how many you pop into your mouth!

Ingredients:

4 ripe bananas
175gm quick cooking oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots (or any other dried fruits of your choice)
1/4 cup chopped raisins
1/4 cup coarsely chopped roasted unsalted peanut

Method:

Mash the bananas and…

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Lamb with Cauliflower, Mint, Kale + Pistachio Salad

Originally posted on Finger, Fork & Knife:

 

There are a handful of ingredients that are essential to my kitchen kit. Chilli, flaky sea salt, herbs, and olive oil all play a key role in ‘waking up’ humble ingredients and adding character and flavour to a whole range of dishes – a fresh seasonal salad, a big tray of roasted root veggies, stews, soups, chutneys, and sweets.

If flaky sea salt, olive oil, herbs and chilli are the classic pair of denim jeans of the kitchen – safe, trusty and comfortable – then lemons are the bright feature piece, the killer heels, the bright lipstick, and the statement bag to go with them. In my opinion, lemons are the ingredient that every cook should have on hand to add exciting, fresh flavour to food.

Sliced into rounds in a mug of hot water and honey, juiced and made into zingy marinades and dressings for salads, meat and…

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Peach Melba and Frangipane Scones

Originally posted on food to glow:

*peach melba frangipane sconesLiving in Scotland, a place known for its love – nay, worship – of homey baked goods, fresh fruit scones are not common. Actually, in all the twenty-something years that I have lived here, I have yet to encounter one. I’m assuming someone here makes them, maybe sells them. But I don’t get out much. Maybe in Glasgow you can hardly get down the pavement without  tripping over fresh fruit scones.

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