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Eating out • Mum’s Bistro • Review

Review • Mum’s Bistro Eating Out  Mum’s Bistro is lovely little family run Cypriot Eatery, nestled in the heart of Bowes Park, North London. This is a restaurant recommendation/review I have been meaning to write for a long time. I love this place and it’s friendly owners!! It’s one of…

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The Best of British Superfoods

The Best of British Superfoods Sarah Flower has compiled a very comprehensive and easy to understand list of British Superfoods you should be including in your day to day eating and what is so great about them! Plums One of the highest ORAC values (measure antioxidant activity).  They score higher…

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Pineapple Coconut Breakfast Smoothie

Pineapple Coconut Breakfast Smoothie. I always associate pineapple with tropical holidays. Cutting up such a large fruit its almost like a bit of an occasion. In my mind the Pineapple represents a little bit of sunshine! The Pineapple contains a wealth of nutrients including large amounts of vitamin C, its…

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Pan-fried hallumi • Tiganito hallumi

Pan-fried hallumi • Tiganito hallumi Hallumi is all-consuming. Just one cheese is never enough in the Buxton household. I keep plenty in the freezer as a handy stand-by; it’s quick and simple to cook, very user-friendly, versatile. Greeks eat hallumi at breakfast with olives and bread or with watermelon…the saltiness…

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RASPBERRY AND HONEY OAT BARS (GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE)

RASPBERRY AND HONEY OAT BARS (GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE) Ingredients 200g gluten free oats 50g gluten free corn flakes 60g honey (or maple/date syrup if vegan) 75g milk (any kind, almond, soy, coconut, dairy) 50g oil (I used 20g coconut and 30g sunflower, but either is fine) 1/2 tsp vanilla…

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Pimm’s O’Clock Smoothie

Now I stumbled upon this delightfully fresh and tasty smoothie recipe when getting ready for a Family BBQ. I had just trained and so was about to make my post workout Smoothie when I was also handed the task of chopping up the fruit for the Pimm’s jugs.  So whilst…

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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…