Quinoa with Pomegranate, Cucumber and Parsley

Hey everyone!
My favorite grain is defiantly quinoa. I love the nutty taste and it’s also so good for us as it contains all 9 essential amino acids, loads of fibre and it’s gluten free.
Even though I quite like plain quinoa, sometimes the occasion calls for a  jazzed up version.
This elevated quinoa recipe get’s the thumbs up from kids and adults alike.
Win win.

Quinoa with Pomegranate, Cucumber and Parsley
Ingredients:

– 1 cup dry quinoa

– 1 cup frozen peas

– 150g cucumber, diced

– 80gram pomegranate seeds

– 2 tablespoons roasted/sun dried tomatoes. diced

– A handful of fresh flat parsley, chopped

– A handful of chopped fresh mint, chopped

– a lemon cut into wedges

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 1 tablespoon of vinegar

– 1 tablespoon tamari

– black pepper to taste

Method:

1. Rinse and cook the quinoa.
2. De-frost the peas.
3. Mix all the ingredients except the pomegranate and the lemon straight in the pan where you cooked your quinoa.
4. Place on a plate, sprinkle over the pomegranate and add the lemon wedges on the side.
5. Serve ( you can also put it in the fridge and take it to work the following day)

♥L

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Roasted Beetroot with Clementines and Spinach

 


Hey everyone!

If you are a regular here you will probably have noticed I eat a lot of beetroot.
I adore the sweet taste and colour and they are so full of health promoting goodness that I recommend you regularly add them to your diet.
They are a really good source of Iron so if you are not big on meat beets could be a fabulous contributor for your iron intake.
Young athletes might need a bit extra iron and so does teenage girls due to rapid growth and because of menstruation.

This gorgeous tasting beetroot dish contains  very few ingredients and demands very little effort!
My type of cooking!

I was served a variation of this dish in Sweden and l changed the recipe  to make it a bit healthier and to suit a vegan diet.


Oven Roasted Beetroot with Clementines and Spinach
Ingredients:

– 500g-600g Beetroot

– 1/4 cup Clementine juice

– 100g spinach

– 2 tablespoons maple syrup

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

– black pepper to taste

– flax seeds for decoration
Method:
1. Pre-heat the oven to 225 C
2. Peal and cut up the beets and place in an oven dish with a teaspoon of coconut oil.
3. Whisk together the clementine juice, olive oil, maple syrup, salt and pepper and pour over the beets.
4. Roast until tender for about 40 min.
5. Just before serving place 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a frying pan add the spinach and a pinch of salt, turn it over and immediately place on a plate/tray.
6. Arrange the beets on top of the spinach a sprinkle flax seeds on top.
Serve immediately.

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Warm Uncooked Avocado Soup

Hi everyone!
This weeks recipe is a really nourishing soup and we’re not cooking any of the ingredients but the soup is going to be served warm!
I’m keeping everything fresh and raw, all the enzymes, vitamins and minerals will be just as nature intended and I’m mixing the vegetables with hot water, making the soup warm and toasty!
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This soup serves one person and I’m using half an avocado, fennel and celery (so good for detoxing bodies). I’m adding chilies to speed up the metabolism, ginger – really good anti inflammatory and loads of greens like rocket and parsley, 1/2 a freshly squeezed lime adds zing and vitamin C.

You need a blender for this soup.  I’m using the Nutribullet, the small container works well for this soup for one.

Warm Uncooked Avocado soup
Ingredients:

-1/2 avocado

– 150g cucumber

– 1 celery stick

– 70g fennel

– 1 tablespoon flat parsley fresh

– handful of rocket

– piece of ginger

– 1 tablespoon olive oil

– juice from 1/2 lime

– salt & pepper

– chilli flakes to taste

– 1/2 cup of hot water

Directions:
Add everything to a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve straight away.

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Pea and Mint Quinoa

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I love Quinoa It’s my favorit grain hand down and I’m in good company: it’s been voted a super crop by the UN!
The power-packed quinoa is considered a complete protein as it contains all 9 essential amino acids, and contains almost twice the amounts of fibre of other grains, it’s gluten free and very easy to digest.
I adore the gorgeous nutty taste and I could easily just eat it on it’s own with some salt and olive oil.
My kids like their quinoa less plain and this recipe is there favorite.
The fresh mint, peas and dressing makes it  more like a dish on it’s own and I sometimes have it as a quick lunch – hot or cold it works equally well!

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Pea and Mint Quinoa

– 1 cup quinoa

– 1 cup peas

– 2 spring onions

– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

dressing:

– 3 tablespoons olive oil

– 1 1/2 vinegar

– 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

– black pepper

How to cook Quinoa:
I like mine fairly dry so this is what I do:
Rinse, bring one part quinoa one part water to boil under a lid.
Lower the temperature and let it simmer for 10 min, take it off the heat and leave for another 10 min.
Fluff it up a few times.
serve.

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Vegan Taco Bowl -Nut Free

 

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I never get bored of this super healthy NUT FREE Vegan almost Raw (bar the quinoa) TACO BOWL.
If I was told I could only have this meal for the rest of my life I would not be sad at all!!
It’s  full of taste, It’s clean and super easy do make, a requisite for me, as you might have noticed 🙂
Hope you like it!
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Vegan Taco Bowl Nut Free:
Serves 2
Ingredients:

– 1 cup sunflower seeds

– 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes

– 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

– 1/4 teaspoon chiliflakes

– 1/2 teaspoon cumin

– 1/4 teaspoon salt or less

serve with:

– Quinoa

– Romanie lettuce

– parsley on top

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Raw Marinara Spaghetti

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Hi everyone!
Don’t Italiens make the best tasting food ever?
This is my raw vegan Marinara recipe so delicious and comforting, perfect as a family meal!
I know some kids put their noses up when they see the spiralizer being used but then you can just make them the sauce which is full of vitality.
And since it’s raw it will take you no time to whip up, especially if you are quick with a knife!

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Raw  Spaghetti Marinara
Ingredients
Serves 2-4

– 1 1/2 cup chopped and deseeded tomatoes

– 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes

– 2 tablespoons fresh basil

– (2 tablespoons olive oil if you don’t use the sundried tomatoes that comes in oil)

– 2 garlic cloves

– 2 teaspoons dried oregano

– 1 teaspoon vinegar

– 2 large zucchini for your spaghetti

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Vegetable Soup for Fussy Eaters

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Getting kids to eat a health-inducing warming soup is not always easy!
Especially if you got several kids who like really different types of foods and are fussy in different ways.
Add some food allergies into the mix and it’s easy to throw in the towel.
In this video I show you what I did to get my kids used to and later liking this healthy vegan vegetable soup.

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Warming Vegetable Soup
Ingredients
Serves 4

– 1 litre water

– 2 tablespoon gluten free vegetable stock powder

– 1 large or 3 small red onions

– 1 sweet potato

– 3 carrots

– 2 tomatoes

– 2 handfuls of kale

– 1-2 garlic cloves

– piece of ginger

– fresh herbs thyme and or rosemary

– 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

– 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

– black pepper

– olive oil

– fresh coriander for decoration

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My Mac N Cheese Raw and Vegan

 

Happy Christmas!
This is my Raw and vegan take on Macaroni Cheese!
So gorgeous but oh so healthy.
A completely win win!
Hope you like it

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Mac N Cheese, Raw and Vegan
Ingredients:

– 1 cup soaked cashew nuts

– 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons water

– 6 tablespoons nutritional yeast

– 2 tablespoons lemon juice

– 2 tablespoons lemon juice

– 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

– 1 tablespoon sweet miso paste

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

– 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds ground

– black pepper to taste

– 2 middle sized zucchinis

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Raw Vegan Curry

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Spice up your life with a Raw Vegan Curry!
Blend the sauce in a high speed blender, chop up the veg and hey presto you got yourself a incredible satisfying creamy raw curry!
Hope you like it .
♥L

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RAW VEGAN CURRY
Ingredients:

DRESSING:

– 5 tablespoons coconut manna

– 3/4 C water

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar

– 1 tablespoon coconut nectar

– 1 tablespoon tamari

– juice from 1/2 lime

– 1 garlic clove

– 1 1/2- 2 teaspoons curry powder

– 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes

Salad:

– 1 small cauliflower

– 1 cup red cabbage

– 1/2 cup tomatoes

– 3 tablespoons red onion

– 3-4 tablespoons fresh coriander

– pumpkin seeds

– black pepper

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How to Make Raw Vegan Beetroot Ravioli

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You don’t have to deprive yourself of anything as you get more health conscious, even ravioli can be made truly nutritious and fabulous.
No cooking, no fuss, just gorgeous all the way!

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Raw Vegan Beetroot Ravioli

Ingredients:

– Soft vegan raw cheese
How to make raw vegan soft cheese: https://youtu.be/mgRBlWrrn10

– 1-2 beetroots

– black pepper

– fresh basil

– olive oil

– 1 garlic clove

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