summer cool downs

with temperatures reaching 34 and up, try one of these 3 recipes to cool you down without grabbing that fizzy drink basil lemonade 1 cup fresh basil 4 lemons 3 limes 8 cups ice cold water honey/agave/sugar substitute per taste easy peasey recipe squeeze the juice from the lemons and limes over a strainer into […]

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fine green beans and mushroom salad

ingredients 5 tbsp. olive oil 2 large red onions sliced length wise 1 clove garlic 1 cup button mushrooms sliced 1 cup mixed exotic mushrooms salt to taste pepper to taste 1 cup washed fine green beans   easy peasey recipe bring a pot of water to boil add green beans and salt to boiling […]

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baked puff pastry beg samosas

ingredients 1 puff pastry roll from your local super market -defrosted 2 tbsp olive oil for brushing the samosas 6 tbsp olive oil for making the filling for filling: 1 red onion, finely cut 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon minced ginger 2 medium boiled potatoes, peeled and diced into small cubes 1 /2 cup […]

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vegetarian mexican fried rice

ingredients white onions: 1, sliced red onions: 1, sliced red bell pepper: 1, sliced yellow bell pepper : 1, sliced green bell pepper : 1, sliced tomatoes: 3, chopped very finely, almost pureed mixed vegetables: 1 cup (anything you desire like mixture of french beans, carrots, green peas, baby marrow, baby corn , basically whatever […]

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roasted veg and chickpea bulgur wheat salad

ingredients 1 small baby marrow , halved and sliced 1 small red pepper, deseeded and cubed 1 small yellow pepper, deseeded and cubed 1 small green pepper, deseeded and cubed 1 small aubergine, cut into small pieces 1 can drained and washed chickpeas 2 tbsp olive oil 150g bulgur wheat 2 tbsp roughly chopped parsley […]

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couscous with moroccan vegetable stew

ingredients 2 cups whole wheat couscous 1 red onion, cubed 2 carrots, cubed 1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 4 small zucchini, cubed 1 cup frozen baby peas, thawed 1 tbsp ground coriander 1 tbsp ground cumin 1 tsp paprika or chili powder 1 pinch of […]

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tulsi- holy basil; the wonder herb

tulsi is often referred to as the “queen of herbs” and has been an integral tonic of india’s holistic health system of ayurvedic medicines. in fact, the health benefits of tulsi leaves have been documented as early as 5000 bc. tulsi tea holy basil tea (see recipe below), is made from the leaves and blossoms […]

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paneer pizza

pizza with an indian twist, why not? try this delish pizza full of paneer (cottage cheese) and vegetables to feed your taste buds! ingredients for the roasted paneer pizza topping 1 cup paneer (cottage cheese) cut into cubes 1/4 cup red onion cut as per choice 1/4 cup red, green and yellow bell pepper cut […]

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mediterranean vegetable wraps

missing the med but too busy to go? well maybe this recipe will transport you there 🙂 ingredients olive oil for flash frying 1 red onion, sliced mixed peppers chopped (red, green, yellow) baby marrow (zucchini chopped) tomatoes (chopped and deseeded) crushed garlic (to taste) fresh coriander salt to taste feta cheese-crumbled ½ cup greek […]

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gluten free chocolate dipped coconut mint macaroons

ingredients 3 cups shredded unsweetened coconut, slightly toasted 1/3rd cup honey or agave nectar as taste (be careful of substitution ratios) 4 egg whites 1 slab dark chocolate 1 teaspoon peppermint extract dash of sea salt easy peasey recipe preheat oven to 350°f . whip egg whites in bowl until they form soft peaks. add […]

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