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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. 

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. 

Pineapple and cranberry salsa with tarragon

Immune boosting, low calorie food packed with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine and digestion aiding compounds.This recipe is ideal for Hay fever management. If cranberries are not in season, use 1/4 cup dried cranberries as they are high in sugar. 

Salad is very vibrant and fresh tasting and it will make you feel good and better.

Spicy roasted aubergine dip

This is the simplest aubergine recipe I have ever made. The creaminess of roasted aubergines goes well with charred chilli and tamarind. It is simply irresistible as a dip or as an accompaniment with cooked fluffy rice.

Ingredients

1 Large aubergine
1 Red dried chilli
Tamarind, (raspberry sized ball)
Salt, to taste
Olive oil to brush

Method

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.

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.

Summer barbecue side dish: Beetroot and black eyed bean salad recipe

Hit your palate with contrasting flavours - sweet, sour, juicy, spicy, nutty. All flavours in one bowl of beetroot and black eyed bean salad. This ruby red salad is quick and easy to make for your family and is packed with nutritional goodness.

This recipe was originally published in the food and drink/ lifestyle section of Yahoo on 30th May 2014. Please click on the link below to read:

Thai chicken rice for an easy and healthy dinner

A healthy & fragrant, fuss-free meal that aids digestion and helps to maintain healthy sugar level.

This recipe was originally published in the food and drink/ lifestyle section of Yahoo on 12th May 2014. Please click on the link below to read:

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...

 

Mussels in chorizo and paprika sauce

An impressive, healthy dinner to make for family and friends, that is ready in minutes and helps to boost your brain function and immunity.

This recipe was originally published in the food and drink/ lifestyle section of Yahoo on 29th April 2014. Please click on the link below to get the recipe:

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