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Sweet potatoes are extremely nutritious and unlike white potatoes, they can be counted as part of your 7 a day. Their orange flesh is packed with beta-carotene, which the body converts to Vitamin A, which helps support our immune system and maintain our vision and healthy skin. They also contain fibre, vitamin C, and potassium. They are incredibly versatile and can be steamed or roasted or used in soups, stews,...

I quite simply adore Thai food! And the good news is not only that Thai curry’s are surprisingly easy to make thanks to readymade curry pastes, they are also detox friendly! Once again I have made use of some of the fabulous seasonal produce to make an Autumnal curry. Serves: 4 #3 portions of vegetables per serving Ingredients: ½ tablespoon raw coconut oil (fat) 1 cup brown basmati rice (carb) 2 raw coconut...

Both the ruby red colour and rich flavour of this soup is quite simply stunning!   The acidity of the tomatoes contrast the sweetness of the beetroot. An excellent source of folic acid and a very good source of fibre, manganese and potassium, beetroot is also great for reducing blood pressure. Serves: 4 #3 portions vegetables per serving Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil (fat) 750gm beetroot (carb) 500gm vine tomatoes (carb) 4 shallots - peeled...

I spend as much time as I able to each year visiting my parents who live in Spain. One of the things I love to do when there is go out for Sunday lunch and watch three generations of Spanish families gather around large tables to share enormous dishes of Paella. Think of it as the Spanish equivalent of a Sunday Roast! There are a number of varieties of Paella....

This soup provides a real blast on sunshine on a grey day! Serves: 4 #3 portions vegetables per serving Ingredients: 2 tablespoons raw coconut oil (fat) 2 small onions – finely chopped (carb) 2 cloves garlic (carb) 1” piece of turmeric root peeled & grated or 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1” piece of fresh ginger – peeled and finely grated (carb) ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 650gm carrots – peeled and roughly chopped (carb) ...

Despite its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat and is in fact a gluten free power food! Also known as 'beech wheat' the name comes from its triangular seeds, which resemble the much larger seeds of the beech nut from the beech tree. Classified by macrobiotics as a yang food it is great for eating in the cold winter months. It contains protein, iron, calcium, B vitamins and antioxidants....

These burgers are insanely tasty and take only minutes to make. Serve with a large mixed salad of your choice (I love them with my Green Slaw with Mango Mayo) and perhaps a little tomato salsa. Serves: 4 Ingredients: 500g chicken (protein) 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped (carb) 1 small piece of fresh ginger, finely chopped 1/2 small bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped 1 onion, roughly chopped (carb) 1 small red chilli,...

Inspired by my recent trip to Spain, I am thrilled to share with you my latest experiment, which uses the almonds usually used in white gazpacho to replace the bread often used in the red gazpacho - genius! The result - absolutely delicious, even if I say so myself! Serves: 4 as a starter #2 portions of vegetables per serving Ingredients: 40g almonds (fat) 2 cloves garlic (carb) 200ml water 4 large ripe...

Serves: 4 #1 portions of vegetables per serving 1 cup quinoa, approx. 200g (carb) 1 ½ cups vegetable stock (approx. 375ml) 120g vine ripened cherry tomatoes, halved (carb) ½ cucumber, chopped (carb) 4 spring onions (carb) 1 small bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped ½ small bunch fresh mint, chopped ½ small bunch fresh coriander, chopped Optional: add your favourite white fish to include protein in the meal For the dressing; Juice 1 lemon (carb) 3...

My sprialiser is possibly my favourite kitchen gadget and a great way to get make fruit and vegetables more exciting for the whole family in just minutes. The pesto can be made in advance and kept in a sealed jar in the fridge for upto two weeks. Serves: 4 Ingredients: 4 large courgettes (carb) 2 large handfuls of fresh basil leaves (carb) 2 cloves garlic, crushed (carb) 75-100ml extra virgin cold pressed olive oil...

This breakfast recipe created by a Swiss physician in approximately 1900 Dr Maximilian Bircher-Brenner who used to give it to his patients in hospital. If only hospital food was this good now! Serves 4 100g oats (soaked to make them easier to digest) (carb) 100ml almond milk (or other non-dairy milk of your choice) (fat) 150ml pot natural live yoghurt (with live friendly gut bacteria), fat or protein 100ml apple juice (ideally...

This is a Turkish family recipe that my college friend Aisha used to make for me when I visited her at home.  I love the zingy combination of the lemon and lentils and the addition of rice makes it a meal in itself. Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil (fat) 1 large onion – finely chopped (carb) 2 carrots – finely chopped (carb) 4 cloves garlic – finely sliced (carb) 200gm red lentils (carb) 100gm...

Feel free to play around with whatever vegetables are in season to your liking. You could for example replace the peas or beans with courgettes or mushrooms if you prefer. Serves: 4 #3 portions of veg per serving. Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil (fat) 2 tbsp coconut oil (fat) 1 large onion – finely chopped (carb) 2 sticks celery – finely chopped (carb) 2 cloves garlic - crushed (carb) 200g risotto rice (carb) 900ml chicken or...

[caption id="attachment_4223" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Freefrom pancake using banana and egg instead of grains and milk - delicious![/caption] Can't believe this pancake is actually good for you! Dairy-free, sugar-free and grain-free, this is the perfect recipe for anyone who wants to ensure they are getting a good combination of fats, fruit and protein into their diet. 1 organic banana (carb) 2 organic free range eggs (protein) butter or oil for frying (fat) pinch...

Ingredients: Serves 1 1 wild salmon fillet (protein) 1 artichoke (carb) 4 large asparagus spears (carb) 100g spinach (carb) 100g quinoa or lentils (carb, avoid on the hypothalamus reset diet and IBS diet) Squeeze of fresh lemon (carb) Splash of olive oil (fat) Optional: sprinkle of nuts such as pine nuts (fat) Instructions: Prepare your ingredients by chopping the artichoke and asparagus in to bite size chunks and measuring out the correct amount of quinoa and spinach. ...

Ingredients 2 large tomatoes (carb) 1 desert spoon sun dried tomatoes (fat) Handful basil, coriander or parsley (whichever is your favourite) Pinch of Himalayan pink salt 2 soaked dates (carb) Pinch of cumin Handful of cashews (fat) A mugful of water Blend all the above in a powerful food blender - add more water if it needs to be thinner or more cashews if you prefer it creamier. Blend until its really...

Here is a marvellous recipe for some very tasty wheat-free, dairy-free pancakes. Ingredients: - 250g spelt flour (a mixture of white and brown is nice) with a nice pinch of sea salt (carb) - 2 organic eggs, lightly beaten (protein) - 600ml approx organic almond milk (fat) Lightly whisk the spelt flour in a bowl to get rid of lumps, then add the eggs into the middle of the flour and whisk in. Add the milk slowly....

Rich in beta carotene, this soup is a wonderful deep purple colour and has a sweet taste to it. Experiment with the recipe by adding different types of root vegetables and different herbs and spices. Its very versatile! 1 red onion, peeled and diced (carb) garlic clove, peeled and sliced (carb) 1 large sweet potato (carb) 2 raw beetroot (carb) 3-4 organic carrots (carb) a pinch dried chilli flakes (optional) 1 tsp of cumin seeds 300ml...

We LOVE this, its like a gorgeous comforting veg stew mmmm For the soup: – please note this is the basic recipe you can add in ANY extra green veg that you fancy. Be creative and seasonal! 1 courgette cut in half lengthways and sliced into semi circles (carb) 1 leek cut in half lengthways and sliced into semi circles (carb) 1 brocolli de stemmed and cut into florets (carb) 1 pack of green...