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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:

Ingredients

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. 

How to make a traditional medieval period meal: Spicy beef roll with olives

Get creative and medieval in the kitchen with this beef recipe. Ideal healthy and nutritious lunch or a delectable party centrepiece - read tips for lunch options.

This recipe was originally published in the food and drink/ lifestyle section of Yahoo on 14th July 2014. Please click on the link below to read: 

Watermelon and cantaloupe ball salad with coconut milk dressing

Every year, from the first day of spring onwards, we all foresee a picnic and wait for the perfect sunny day. This is what I made recently when we went for the first picnic of the year. It’s the cool, refreshing, sweet effect of this salad is the main tempting thing and your family will be asking you to make it for every picnic.

Spaghetti with swiss chard and peas

This is a light and nutritious recipe that is perfect to enjoy any sunny evening. Swiss chard and mint I used in this recipe comes from my small back garden. There are plenty of them at the moment and my mind is in a constant process of finding ways to use them up. The beautiful red and yellow stalks of swiss chard added extra bite to my recipe, but you can use store bought swiss chard if you don’t grow them.

Serves 3

Minty Melon Drink

Very refreshing, cool drink. Ideal for picnics and BBQs.

Ingredients

Mint leaves – few sprigs
Honey dew melon – 2 Cups
Juice of half a lemon

Method

Blend everything together. Decorate with Mint Leaves and serve chilled.

Almond and oat crescent cookies with laver seaweed

Mouth watering vegan recipe with the hint of vanilla that is beneficial for healthy heart and skin and perfect for any tea time.

This recipe was originally published in the food and drink/ lifestyle section of Yahoo on 07th May 2014. Please click on the link below to get the recipe:

https://uk.style.yahoo.com/recipe-almond-oat-crescent-cookies-laver-seaw...

 

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