Superfood Green Smoothie Recipe


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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Spiced Banana Oat Cookies

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!


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


Mash the bananas and…

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Lamb with Cauliflower, Mint, Kale + Pistachio Salad

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

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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