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how to choose a good egg

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Health benefits of eggs Eggs are a fabulous food, as they are nutritious, versatile and quick. Not only are eggs a perfect source of protein, they also contain nutrients that are beneficial to the eyes, hair, brain and nervous system. Eggs are a good source of antioxidants, fat soluble vitamins A and D, the essential fatty acid omega 3. They also contain the amino acid tryptophan and B vitamins, for a healthy nervous system. Contrary to popular belief, eggs are actually good for the heart and cardiovascular system. Research now shows that they have a protective effect against blood, clots,...

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buckwheat and quinoa pancakes

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Buckwheat & Quinoa Pancakes with Orange Sauce (Gluten Free) Makes 10 large pancakes These amazing pancakes are best eaten warm on the day but will also freeze well. To re-heat, wrap them in a layer of baking paper, then foil so they don’t dry out and put them in the oven. Uncooked leftover batter can be kept covered for a day in the fridge. Ingredients 1 cup whole buckwheat groats 1 cup whole quinoa 2 cups of milk (your choice) 1 tablespoon yoghurt or 1 teaspoon of lemon juice 1 egg (optional) ¼ cup coconut milk 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil, ghee or butter 1 tablespoon of rapadura...

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healthy recipes blog – leek and broccoli frittata

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healthy recipes blog – leek and broccoli frittata

It was late on Monday night and we were hungry, tired and didn’t have much on offer in the fridge. I turned to an all time favourite in these situation and we were enjoying a meal in minutes. potato, leek and broccoli frittata 1 potato and cooked until tender skin off or on1 leek 1 red onion 1 clove of garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil knob of butter a handful of broccoli florets blanched until tender in the hot potato water a handful of grated cheese (cheddar, feta, parmesan, whatever you have handy) 3 eggs gently beaten (more if you want a substantial meal) Fry the onion, leek and garlic...

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pumpkin, red lentil & coconut soup

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pumpkin, red lentil & coconut soup

Pumpkin red lentil and coconut soup Gluten and dairy free Serves 4 This has to be the easiest and most delicious pumpkin soup of all time.    1 can coconut cream 1 cup of red lentils 1 litre of chicken or vegetable stock ¼ of a medium butternut pumpkin cut into cubes 1 large carrot cut into large chunks 2 red onions chopped 2 cloves garlic finely chopped 2 tbsp freshly grated ginger, or more to taste Salt and pepper to taste juice of one lemon or lime coriander to garnish plain yoghurt to garnish (optional) In a large saucepan add the coconut cream. garlic, onions, ginger pumpkin and...

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autumn delight

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autumn delight

Autumn is the time of year where I feel most connected to my UK roots, with the crisp leaves and return of chestnuts, apples and pears, I’m really comforted by it all. My Italian mother in law brought over a sprig of holly for me last weekend, as she knows it reminds me of winter ‘back home’ as it does her, I can’t get over the colour of those plump red berries. She also brought with her a bowl full of the sweetest home grown mandarins, still attached to the the branch, with leaves all glossy and fresh. This kind and generous gesture reminds me how connected we are to...

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supergreens

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supergreens

What are some of the most nutritious foods you can eat? If your thinking green leafy vegetables, you’d be right. Studies repeatedly show that raw green leaves lower the risk of heart disease and cancer and act as a health tonic for the brain, immune system and kidneys. The problem is that most people don’t get enough of these foods and so miss out on their incredible health promoting qualities. This is where concentrated supergreens, such as green barley grass and spirulina come to the rescue. A daily dose of these powdered green foods provides a concentrated hit of vitamins,...

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