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BANANA DATE & DARK CHOC CHIP SQUARES (VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE)

Ingredients for Banana, Date & Dark Chocolate Chip Squares 200g dates (pitted/stoned) 50ml boiling water 4 small or 3 medium bananas (ripe and mashed with the back of a fork) 100g coconut oil 500g gluten free oats 100g dark chocolate chips a little maple syrup/date syrup/honey* for drizzling *honey only…

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Sugar Free • Alternatives • Recipes & More!

Sugar Free • Alternatives • Recipes • and More! We all need to be cutting our sugar consumption dramatically.  The World Health Organisation recommends no more than 25g per day for an adult (much less for a child, depending on age), which roughly equates to 6 teaspoons per day.  We…

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Stuffed peppers • Yemista piperia

Stuffed peppers • Yemista piperia ‘Yemista’ literally means filled…in this instance peppers. They make a colourful sight, like traffic lights in a row,wearing little hats at a jaunty angle. Often over the Lenten fast we substitute the pork for finely sliced mushrooms. If I am having friends round knowing I will be…

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Beetroot and Raw Organic Cacao Nibs Smoothie

Beetroot and Raw Organic Cacao Nibs Smoothie Ok, so some of you may have given up chocolate for lent. But just a question for clarification, is that chocolate as in chocolate bars? Chocolate filled a lot of the time with lots of unhealthily fats and lots and lots of sugar?…

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VEGAN RASPBERRY & DARK CHOC SPELT LOAF RECIPE

Vegan Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Spelt Loaf Ingredients 2 tbsp chia seeds 6 tbsp water 150g self raising flour 120g spelt flour 1 tsp baking powder 100g caster sugar 60g maple/date/golden syrup 65g sunflower oil 150ml almond/oat/rice soy milk 150g fresh raspberries 100g dark chocolate (at least 70% – check…

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Sautéed pork with coriander seeds and red wine • Afelia

Sautéed pork with coriander seeds and red wine • Afelia This is a true Cypriot recipe making the most of our excellent home produced pork. If you haven’t tried pourgouri yet now is your chance as this is the traditional accompaniment to Afelia. I like to marinate the pork in…

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Carrot & Ginger Nut Loaf – Gluten Free

My first week back from my 9 month tour and I’m back in my own kitchen. *Cue happy sigh* To get back into the ‘baking swing of things’, I (finally) decided on this Carrot, Ginger and Nut Loaf – Gluten Free. Why I hear you say? Loaves. Loaves are my…

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Vegan Beetroot and Oats Breakfast Smoothie

Vegan Beetroot and Oats Breakfast Smoothie I have to start by saying, this smoothie is so delicious!! It’s the perfect boost nutrition wise for a totally fulfilling vegan breakfast! I am so excited at this time of year when Beetroots are season as I get to make gorgeous coloured Smoothies….

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Spinach rice with dill and lemon • Spanakorizo

Spinach rice with dill and lemon • Spanakorizo This simple dish, I promise you, will become a firm favourite when racking your brain for something easy and different to go with this or that…delicious on its own too, hot or cold. I like it with garlicky beef Sofrido, but the…

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Cleansing Smoothie

Cleansing Smoothie We’ve made it through the Christmas/New Year festivities and entered January with a fresh outlook on healthy eating and for some… ‘dry’ January! Fantastic! We are now in into 2017. It is at this point I thought I’d add a detox smoothie to the catalogue of delicious Smoothie…

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Wholemeal and Spelt Gingerbread Men

It would NOT be Christmas without Gingerbread. Fact. As I (..and my family and other half) get through a ton of them, I wanted to make them with a slightly ‘healthier’ twist. So were born my Wholemeal and Spelt Gingerbread Men. If I’m being really honest, I can promise you…

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Christmassy Sweet Potato and All Spice Smoothie

Christmassy Sweet Potato and All Spice Smoothie Some of you maybe thinking sweet potato in a Smoothie? What’s more, raw? Ok firstly, this smoothie is really delicious. It’s a fantastic substitute for Bananas. Which of course serve as a nutritious creamy thickener to a smoothie. Secondly, just to allay any…

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Baking Bright – Christmas Bake

Christmas Scones With Brandy Butter Oh Christmas scones. Beautiful lovely Christmas Scones. If you’re a follower of my blog you might remember how much I love a scone. So as its Christmas, I thought I’d make a ‘Christmas’ scone, but one that I wouldn’t feel so bad eating, hence the…

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Eggnog Recipe

‘Tis the season…   …for yummy food and hot cocktails! What not everyone else? Maybe just in my household. Before I reveal anymore Family indiscretions, I will just share my recipe! It’s super easy and very basic.   This Eggnog recipe will make 4 hot toddy glasses. Ingredients 1 Pint…

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

“Pumpkin pie spice? What’s that?” this London Chicks said as I flicked through recipes seeing it crop up again and again. Is this some new fandangled spice? NO. No it is not. It is basically several of our favourite autumnal spices that someone has cleverly re marketed as pumpkin pie…

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Anari dessert • Anarocrema

Anari dessert • Anarocrema I remember, when I was a little girl, my grandmother would make anarocrema whilst the anari cheese was so so fresh it was still warm, literally straight from one of her beloved sheep. Rosewater captures the very essence of Greece,and of course, I only use rosewater…

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HALLOWEEN MARBLE LOAF

HALLOWEEN MARBLE LOAF Ingredients for Halloween Marble Loaf   270g plain flour 30g cocoa 2 tsp baking powder 200g unsalted butter (room tempreature) 160g caster sugar 45g honey (plus a tbsp for drizzling) 3 medium eggs 100ml whole milk 2 tsp vanilla extract orange & black food colouring (a few…

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Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie

Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie With the clocks soon to go back Autumn is nearly here, and Halloween only a few days away; which means it’s time to celebrate all things Pumpkin! This vegetable is not only wonderful for carving Halloween faces, it’s also delicious in soups and stews and a whole…

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BakingBright – Halloween Style

By BakingBright Healthy Halloween Baking – Pumpkin & Maple Syrup Loaf (no butter, no refined sugar, wholemeal) Time for some healthy Halloween baking but also something that is still scrummy. This is a waste not, want not sort of bake. So many of us buy a pumpkin, carve a spooky…

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Carrot, Apple and Ginger Smoothie

This fresh and delicious Smoothie is a great way to start your day. What’s great about this recipe is it contains ingredients you may already have in your fridge, making it perfect for the end of the week! Carrots are perhaps best known for their rich supply of the antioxidant…