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Apple & Almond Quinoa Porridge

These Apple and Almond Quinoa Porridge pots were born out of boredom. I LOVE oats, porridge and cereal, but wanted to switch breakfast up a bit. I didn’t want to break too much from the norm, just a slight variation and quinoa seemed to fit! Quinoa is pretty spesh –…

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Smoothie • Mango Berry Blast

Mango Berry Smoothie This smoothie is pretty much an end of summer smoothie. With Mango and Strawberries its a fruit going out of season. The Mango for me is also synonymous with the long summer days. This gorgeous Vegan Smoothie sure packs a flavour punch considering it only has a…

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Fuller for Longer

Fuller for Longer Dieting to some can mean constant hunger pangs, deprivation and misery but it doesn’t have to be that way, Nutritionist Sarah Flower has put together a list of foods that will keep you fuller for longer, aiding your weight loss journey. We have learnt to put more…

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Gluten Free Raspberry and Walnut Cake

Gluten Free Raspberry & Walnut Cake Ingredients 120g gluten free flour  80g gluten free oats (or gf oat flour)  1 tsp gluten free baking powder  180g unsalted butter (room temperature)  190g caster sugar  2 medium eggs (at room temperature)  1 tsp vanilla essence  90ml whole milk  200g fresh raspberries 75g…

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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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Grilled lemon chicken • Lemoni kotopoulo sti skatha

Grilled lemon chicken • Lemoni kotopoulo sti skatha You can use your favourite chicken joint for this but I think the thighs are succulent, juicier. Forget my pride, I often cook this just outside my back door using one of those disposable barbecue trays you can buy from the supermarket,…

Flashback Friday – Protein Waffle Batons

Now I know not many people have one but we have found it an incredibly valuable investment. Especially when cutting down for a bikini season or getting ready to squeeze back into the little black dress for party season. Whenever its visual over edible everyone always feels deprived and of…

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Tonia Buxton • The Real Greek Cookbook

  The Real Greek Cookbook Eat• Healthy • Together Book Review The Real Greek the popular London Restaurant Group are finally sharing their trade mark dishes in this wonderful Cookbook. They reveal the recipes of some the dishes from their delicious menu!! Tonia Buxton the food writer, nutritionist, gourmet cook, presenter…

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Fish Plaki • Psari Plaki

Fish Plaki • Psari Plaki By now surely you will have found a good fishmonger! The systematic speed at our fish counters is amazing…the fish is always shopped for as caught, smelling of the sea, never prepared…but I still like to go to my independent fishmonger in Larnaca both for…

Ginger Apple Smoothie

 Ginger Apple Smoothie This Smoothie is the perfect Summer drink. With its zingy flavour it’s completely refreshing. Perfect as a Smoothie but also gorgeous when diluted to make the perfect pitcher for a BBQ or a drink for the kids. Ginger as we know has a very specific strong taste,…

Vegan Choco krispies

Usually my baking creations are invented because of an impending event or request, but these Vegan Choco Krispies were born out of lust. A purely selfish bake – I wanted chocolate, I wanted coconut oil, I wanted something crunchy but fudgey and I didn’t want to feel too bad about…

Dairy Free Tropical Fruit Loaf

Dairy Free Tropical Fruit Loaf by BakingBright Myself and my other half have given up a few indulgent treats for Lent, so I wanted to make something that will satisfy our sweet tooth, but, also something that we would actually look forward to eating too! I asked him what sort…

The Gate • Restaurant Review

The Gate • Restaurant Review On a rainy bank holiday Monday, I decided to steal away to the back streets of Hammersmith and discovered a haven of healthiness at The Gate. Situated in Hammersmith for over 26 years, I’m surprised I had not heard of it a decade ago, when…

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Slow cooked lamb with orzo pasta • Youvesti

Slow cooked lamb with orzo pasta • Youvesti This is a wonderful one pot dish perfect for large gatherings or the whole family, real comfort food…great for fussy eaters. My family daren’t even try fussing as they will have the wrath of their nurturing grandmother.I like to serve Youvesti with…

Pistachio Power Balls

Pistachio Power Balls by BakingBright I love snacking. One of my fellow cast members on the tour I am on calls me a little rabbit – always in the corner munching on something (leave your dirty jokes at the door please…!). ‘Healthy’ snacking can be challenging sometimes, so here is…

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Simple Dinner Suggestion • Eat yourself to a healthy heart

Simple Dinner Suggestion – Eat yourself to a healthy heart.   Simple Roasted Tomato Soup Packed with lycopene for a healthy heart. Equipment Needed Knife Chopping board Roasting tin Oven Stick blender Saucepan Sieve Serves 4 Ingredients: 500g of Tomatoes – quartered 1large red onion – quartered 2 cloves of…

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Cold Buster Smoothie

Cold Buster Smoothie ….with Pear, Lemon, Ginger, Spinach and Flaxseeds It’s that time of year when the ‘change of season’ colds start to take hold. With that, we are looking for healthy tasty ways to get over it …There are a number of factors that spread it, but once you’ve…

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Cypriot meatballs • Kefthedes

Cypriot meatballs • Kefthedes Traditionally these meatballs are Greek. I can still sense my mother’s frustration as she stood frying a colossal batch of kefthedes for dinner, only for them to be gorged as soon as they came out of the frying pan, rightly so burning our fingers and tongues…

Double Chocolate Protein Cookies

Double Chocolate Protein Cookies by BakingBright Double Chocolate PROTEIN cookies??? Why the extra protein I hear you ask? I’ve decided to venture out of my comfort zone at the gym – which would have usually consisted of a lot of running – and I have started to lift some weights….