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A gut reaction

I recently had an opportunity to write a featured article about digestive health in the spring edition of International Therapist journal. Take a look at the photos. Feel free to email me to get a readable copy!

A gut reaction

Watermelon and Plum Smoothie

This refreshing smoothie is rich in electrolytes and antioxidant nutrients and is ideal as a workout/sports drink. Most of us over-consume sodium, but many people get less than required amount of potassium. It is important to balance the ratio of minerals like sodium and potassium for the proper functioning of the body.

Soft and Moist Vegan Christmas Pudding

Christmas isn’t Christmas for many of us without a traditional pudding. I would prefer to make it at home when buying it from local supermarket is the easiest option. But the decision to make it at home gives us the option to choose healthiest ingredients with high nutritive value.

Moroccan spiced Couscous and chickpea cake

Couscous comes handy when we need a quick lunch or snack and we all look for quick fixes sometimes. It will be more of a joy if we can make it healthy for our family. These tasty couscous cakes are easy to pack and that makes it ideal for packed lunches or snacks. It will perfectly go with any stew or curry. 

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Seafood stew

Shellfishes are good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. They are very low in fat and calories, but very high in health benefiting Omega 3 fatty acids. 100g prawns provide 95% of women's daily requirement of Vitamin E whereas 100g mussels provide 1267% of women's daily need of vitamin B12, 100% of iodine and 68% of selenium. Find a highly flavourful seafood stew recipe below:

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Green Tomato Salsa

This is the end of the growing season and you may have so many green tomatoes to pick from your garden. This green tomato salsa is made with the last harvest from my garden. This tasty dip is ideal with wholegrain crackers.

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Buckwheat and Mushroom Risotto

Risotto often brings that comforting feeling to mind. This hearty buckwheat and mushroom risotto is no exception. Buckwheat is a wonder grain in a sense as it comes with numerous health benefiting qualities. It neither comes from a grass family nor closely associated with wheat as the name suggests.

Autumn comfort soup in a bowl

Autumn reminds us about comfort eating somehow. The reason could be lack of sunshine or cold wet days. Usually when we choose food for comfort, we tend to choose fatty, sugary and salty foods. But unlike many other so called comfort foods this soup is highly nutritious and healthy. 

Spinach and Butternut Squash Curry

Growing your own vegetables is always very satisfying and so is making a curry.There are plenty of small pumpkins, chillies, tomatoes and spinaches in my garden now. So I always find ways to use them up. I usually make this curry with butternut squash, but I used small pumpkins instead of squash this time just because there are so many of them to pick. 

Grilled Asparagus with Toasted Walnuts

Although the british growing season is over, we can still buy asparagus from supermarkets. This delicate green vegetable is very low in caloires and is packed with vitamin A, C & E, folic acid, potassium and iron. Walnuts are high in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant and it is in a highly beneficial form. They contain high amount of plant based omega-3 fatty acids, protein, magnesium, phosphorus and fibre. 

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