Wrap Pesto Pizza

Wholemeal Wrap Pizza

A really simple lunch meal to make at the weekend or wrap it up for a packed lunch day! 🙂

It’s so easy to make, cook the mushrooms, onions and tomato first then lay the wrap onto a pancake maker or flat frying pan on a low heat.  Spread with pesto sauce, sprinkle with rocket leaves, add in the cooked mushrooms, onions and tomato and the remaining ingredients in quantities of your own choice.  Season with chopped chilli, salt, pepper and sauce of your liking.

To watch the full video please click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=STvTUYpESUo

Peace, love & enjoy your pizza!

Angie x


Strawberry & Banana Smoothie

Strawberry & Banana Smoothie Treat Bowl

Delicious strawberry and banana smoothie bowl made with the addition of maca powder and live coconut yoghurt.  The recipe is so easy, blend the smoothie ingredients and pour into a bowl of choice.  Top with all of the toppings, coconut chips, dried bananas, date syrup, chopped pistachios and live coconut yoghurt, drizzle to finish with delicious date syrup!  You can mix up the toppings to your liking.

So delicious – enjoy!

If you want to find out more about the health benefits of consuming maca powder check out the link below:

https://www.themacateam.com/maca-benefits

You can purchase Maca powder from most health food shops but if you would like to purchase it online click on the link below, this is one of my fave suppliers and I have tried many over the years:

Organic Peruvian Maca Powder – 500g (Certified Organic)

 

These are also my fave coconut chips mmm:
Urban Fruit Coconut Chips Straight Up 14 x 25g

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Cacao & Apple Spiced Porridge

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Cacao Spiced Apple Porridge

A real nourishing treat for the winter months!  There are no particular measurements for this recipe please adjust to taste and requirements.  You can also soak your oats in almond milk over night which I find makes them more enjoyable, but you don’t have to.

Cook up the oats with water or dairy free milk of choice, I would use Organic Almond Milk.  Once off the heat add a dash of Organic Vanilla Extract and some live coconut yoghurt to thicken.  Spoon in a couple of tbsp of raw cacao to taste and stir.  Divide into bowls and top with the chopped apples, chopped brazil nuts and raw organic manuka honey or maple syrup for a complete vegan option.  Sprinkle with some mixed spice and additional cinnamon and enjoy!

Please don’t feed the raw honey to under 1’s and the cacao is not suitable for very young children.  Please google the latest research on this!

Such a hearty treat for all the family!  Please note cacao is not recommended for very young children!  Enjoy! 😀

Love and warm wishes in the winter months!

Angie xx

 

 


Whipped Shea Butter Cream

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Organic Whipped Shea Butter and Almond Oil Recipe

This luxurious hand and body cream is amazing for the winter months.  The entire recipe consists of only two ingredients and its really easy to make.  It is particularly good for dry chapped hands, dry skin on your face and for any eczema or psoriasis you may have.

You will need:

A food processor

Storage Jar or Tin

Piping bag

Organic Cold Pressed Almond Oil (3-4tbsp)

Organic Shea Butter (1 1/2 cups)

I put about a cup and a half of shea butter into the food processor and blend on low power until smooth. 

Keep the machine running and add the almond oil into the shea a tbsp at a time, this will fluff up into a thick cream.  Add more almond oil if nessecary until you get the consistency you are after.  Keep checking, it literally takes a few seconds of blending to fluff up.

Spoon the mixture into a piping bag and pipe into your suitable container.  This will keep for a long time!  I would say about 6 months to a year.  Check it before use if its been a while. 

The cream is brilliant when used overnight after a nice relaxing hot bath.  I apply the cream to my hands throughout the day during the winter months to prevent cracking and dry skin.  I also add my own essential oil blends but please do your own research when it comes to essential oil use.  I add the oils after the initial shea blend and additional oils and butters can be added to the cream too.

It is important to use Organic Ingredients where affordable as they are so much kinder to your skin, the environment and the producers of such ingredients.  Also look out for Fair trade options for your ingredients as this will ensure you are putting your money towards good causes, small farms, cooperative groups etc. and helps to support those who need it the most.

I hope you enjoyed the video below and I would love to hear of your experiences with this cream, please drop me a comment or two.

Peace, love and blessings to you!

(!!!You should always test new products on your skin before use and list ingredients/check allergies before giving as a present!!!)


Brazil Nut Chocolate Cake

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The recipe for this chocolate cake is really easy and quick to prepare, there is no baking involved and it is made with fresh raw food and superfoods.  Its packed with nutritious ingredients and is a really quick and clean snack for the whole family.  Raw cacao is really nutritious and is well known for its high levels of antioxidants, its widely available online or in your local health shop.  Some larger supermarkets even stock it these days but to be honest you get more for your money online.  Indigo Herbs is a trusty brand and you can purchase from amazon at the link below –

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The Ingredients

Cookie/cake base:

1 and 1/2 cups of Brazil nuts

1 cup of pitted soft medjool dates (don’t use the ones that have added sugar products)

2/3 cups of cacao powder

pinch of salt

Chocolate Frosting:

1/3-1/2 cup of medjool dates

1/4 cup of honey/agave or sweeter of choice

1/2 a medium ripe avocado

1/2 cup of cacao powder

So the method is really easy, you’ll need a powerful blender or a food processor.  Blend up the Brazil nuts first until they are pretty fine…don’t go to far or you will end up with a nut butter lol!  Add in the dates, the cacao powder and a pinch of salt…blend!  If the mixture is too dry and not clumping together (it depends on the dates) then add a little honey to get a dough like consistency that should stick together in your hand.

Remove from the food processor bowl in small amounts and push through a cookie cutter of choice, keep adding until its about 1cm thick.  Remove shaped piece from cookie cutter then repeat until finished.  To prepare the topping you need to blend the dates in the food processor until pureed, add the agave syrup or honey, avocado flesh and cacao powder.  Blend and scrape down until its completely blended together and looks like chocolate frosting.  Spread on top of the cookie cut cakes and serve with fruit on top.

You can keep it for a few days in the fridge but the strawberries will go a bit yuk! and the icing is made with avocado so best eaten as fresh as possible.  Be warned this cake is so nutrient dense your body will get full quickly so eat in small quantities! :-). Delicious!


Quick Indian Curry

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Ok so here goes my super quick Indian curry recipe, this recipe was the result of me forgetting my Indian jar of sauce at the supermarket but I’m sure it was ten times tastier anyway than the jar I was supposed to pick up.  So here goes…

Ingredients

4 garlic cloves chopped or grated

1 knob of ginger chopped finely

2 green chilies, sliced, seeds included for extra heat (optional but don’t be a wimp!)

Cinnamon stick whole

4 cardamon pods

1 thickly sliced courgettes

1 thickly sliced red pepper

hot curry powder 3-4tbsp

Soy Cream

1 handful of cashew nuts

1 carton/tin of chopped tomatoes

4 cubes of frozen spinach

parsley (optional)

lime pickle and mango chutney or any other condiments

rice of choice

So chop and prepare everything and put a small amount of oil in the pan, stir in the garlic, ginger and green chilies, cook for 5 mins, stir in the cinnamon and cardamon pods and cook for a further 5 mins.

Add the chopped vegetables and cook for 10-15mins, add the chopped tomatoes, curry powder, frozen spinach, a dash of water , cook until the vegetables are tender.

Add a dash of soy cream, the cashew nuts and cook a further 5 mins, season and serve with the rice and condiments and parsely on top if you wish.

Thats it enjoy! 🙂


Greek Falafel & Salad Wraps

greek_wrapsThese are so super easy to make and I can’t personally take credit for them as my husband made them for us all.  All you need to do is chop your vegetables of choice, you can see what I used from the picture but Ive also listed the ingredients below.

Black Olive

Tomatoes

Hummus (lots of)

Cous cous (I used a premade one)

Cucumber

Red Pepper

Lettuce

Falafel

Tofu pieces (optional)

Tortilla Wraps

Avocado

Red Onion

So you quite simply chop everything up and serve into little dishes and everyone gets to make their own.  My kids love their vegetables raw and would rather eat them this way, its the cooked veg I have to bribe down them, they would eat plates and plates of raw veggies.  My youngest son is actually a cucumber addict lol!  He would eat cucumber for breakfast, lunch and dinner if he could. 🙂

So anyway, once you have all your veggies chopped and into dishes, put your wraps in some tinfoil and stick them in the oven for a few minutes to warm up.  Once warmed spread with hummus and top with the vegetables of your choice.  Wrap up and serve with the cous cous on the side.  I also added in a little spicy sauce.

Enjoy! x


Tom yum Thai soup vegan

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Tom Yum Thai Soup

This was a really delicious soup that I made with the Tom Yum soup kit I purchased from the Chinese supermarket.  You could also purchase the ingredients separately and it’s so easy and simple to make.

Ingredients

tom yum soup kit –

1 x veggie stock cube

2 cups of mixed vegetables, I used red peppers, carrots and broccoli

4 x lemongrass stalks

1 piece of galangal

5 -6 lime leaves

2 x red chillies (really hot)

Green Thai curry paste (optional)

soy sauce

salt and pepper

1 handful of chopped coriander

Bring to the boil the stock cube and about 6-800mls of water, you can add more or less depending on the amount of vegetables you put in.  Next add the galangal, chopped chillies, and lime leaves. Simmer for five minutes then add a soy sauce to taste and green Thai curry paste to taste if you wish.  I also added a dash of almond milk at the end.  Sprinkle with chopped coriander.

Another recipe I prepared alongside for the kids is pictured below for some inspiration.  Their is a Japanese buns recipe on my blog at

https://angiemilne.com/2017/01/07/steamed-yo-sushi-style-buns/

you can also view the recipe in the video below.

 


Goji berry winter smoothie – youtube

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A quick film in -9 conditions of me in my garden with my warm goji berry smoothie.  The ingredients for the smoothie are below the video.

Goji berry smoothie ingredients –

2 x bananas 🍌

1 tbsp of lucuma powder

1 tbsp of chia seeds

1 tbsp walnuts

1 Handful of goji berrys

orange juice/water or almond milk

Blend the lot together with the desired liquids and serve warm (to serve warm keep the blender running for 3-5mins on high, I use a vitamix, link below)

If you can’t find goji berries click on the image below to take you to amazon where you can buy them in bulk and not pay the high supermarket prices.

Below are some links to  the health benefits of some of the ingredients.

https://draxe.com/goji-berry-benefits/

https://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds/

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/what-is-lucuma/


Blackberries (brambles) for lunch!

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Seasonal warm smoothie made with freshly picked brambles (blackberries) that we found on our forest walk with the dogs today…I love those heavenly moments when nature provides something so delicious, nutritious and so unexpectedly!  🙂

So the ingredients were…

a handful of blackberries,

a green apple,

a pear,

tbsp of maca,

tbsp of goji berries,

tbsp of flax seeds,

tbsp of pumpkin seeds

and topped with half almond and half water…

In my vitamix I can blend it on high for a few minutes and it will warm it up because let’s face it it’s freezing outside and who wants to drink a cold smoothie heading into the winter months…not sure if this works in other blender models you can give it a try.

If you like it a litte sweeter you could add a date or two or a dollop of honey.  This recipe was shared between two people.


Kale super smoothie

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Sorry it’s been a while folks, I’ve been busy studying a very basic course on Naturopathy, it’s just the tip of the iceberg but the knowledge I’ve gained has been very useful so far and it’s a good introduction to Natural medicine etc.  I hope to continue further along with some plant powered study! 😊

So here’s a quick smoothie I knocked up and it was so powerful I went for a run afterwards, my legs are still sore and that was a few days ago ha ha ha!  The black kale plucked fresh out of the garden still covered in the morning dew was absolutely amazing and I could feel the effects of the nutrition immediately lifting my  morning brain fog!  It seriously felt like a light coming on, it could also have been the ginseng kicking in!  I’m so impressed with this stuff it’s definitely on the garden growing list next year!

So I blended it in the vitamix with persimmons (I’m a persimmons addict at this time of year) and a whole orange, a tbsp of pumpkin seeds, flax seeds and some ginseng!  I topped up with water as I had ran out of almond milk!  You could use half almond milk if you prefer.

Black kale (cavolo Nero)

whole orange peeled

persimmons

tsp ginseng

tbsp pumpkin seeds

tbsp of flaxseeds

I should probably add I shared this with the kids!  It’s quite a lot to consume yourself!

Plant powered body fuel!  😎


Locally grown vegetables

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Lovely fresh vegetables from the the Gordon Castle estate local to us in Fochabers, Moray.  I would recommend a trip up to the recently restored gardens and lovely cafe/restaurant.  The shop near the car park usually sells a selection of seasonal foods grown in the gardens.  In the past we have purchased delicious potatoes, tomatoes, courgettes, pumpkin, squash, beans, artichokes and s fee other bits from the shop.

Check out the link below for further info.

http://www.gordoncastle.co.uk


Christmas apple & blackberry gin

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Christmas booze!  I don’t really drink alcohol anymore but I have guests to feed and water at Christmas time so I made this with the berries I foraged for the other day.  When purchasing the gin don’t go and purchase the best one you can find, seriously the cheapest bottle is perfect for this recipe.  In fact I was told the cheaper the better!  If your not an alcoholic drinker then you could also whizz it up into some fizzy sparkling water and serve.

Blackberries (Brambles) 3 or 4 handfuls

Apples chopped

Gin

Kilner Bottle

The blackberries were popped into a bowl and I added chopped apples of the same quantity, not weight quantity but equal visual quantity, a good two cups of sugar or more if you want it sweeter and squeezed it all into a kilner bottle which had been sterilised in a low heated oven for 30mins.  Pop it into the cupboard for three months or longer, shaking gently everyday for 1 month to help the sugar dissolve and then strain and enjoy in time for Christmas.  Obviously it might land on a different time of the year but I am making my gin at the end of September.  Here’s a good link to purchase 4 kilner bottles at a very reasonable price.  Shop around as supermarkets or high street stores always charge top dollar for these items.

Click on the image to purchase a similar kilner bottle.

Natural Coconut Water

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Natural coconut water is so simple and so refreshing.  Fill up a sports flask with coconut water and half water for pre or post workout drink, also a great drink for the summer garden.  Its Autumn here just now though and I’m drinking my coconuts indoors before I move onto hot cacao drinks mmmm…

Coconut water is a great natural electrolyte, and it contains high amounts of potassium. It is also lower in carbohydrates — It only contains about 4.5% carbohydrates, whereas typical sports drinks can contain a 6%-8% carbohydrate concentration. (Dr. Axe)

My son drank two of these after school the other day, they are expensive fresh and I cant keep up with that demand ha ha!  You can buy a good high quality coconut water from the supermarket but most of them are heat processed and I try to avoid pasturised drinks where possible, simply because pasturisation in most cases = high heat which in turn destroys some of the nutrition (not all of the nutrition though), they are still beneficial to your health in some aspects though. Coconuts are not always easy to obtain fresh though and if I cant get them fresh the pasturised stuff is second best.

Also a great addition to smoothies and deserts, some raw desserts use coconut water in the blending processes.

Here are some additional facts in the links below.

https://www.davidwolfe.com/how-coconut-water-can-help-your-body/

If you are looking to purchase coconuts in bulk, which is possible via mail, then you can purchase them in a 6 or 12 pack by clicking on the image below.  If your not using many though I would purchase a 6, I have purchased a 36!! before and they all went off before i got through half of them.

Click on the image to order coconuts

 


Spicy mushrooms with peanut slaw wraps

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I was looking for a really quick lunch fix the other day and this Asian infusion hit the spot!  Spicy mushrooms and onions with homemade peanut slaw wrapped in a corn wrap with additional spicy sauce if your brave enough.  I adapted a recipe from the book below – Rich Roll – The Plant Power Way.

Its a great book for easy family plant powered recipes and Rich Rolls story to fitness and health is very inspirational.  I’m also studying his plant powered educational course on the Mind Body Green website.  Its great for getting ideas for fueling your body for fitness and for daily meal ideas.  Click on the image to take you to his book.  Anyway back to my recipes, the ingredients are as follows…

Mini corn wraps

Mushrooms

Onions

Mini cabbages

Carrots

Peanut butter or Almond Butter

Tamari Sauce

Mirin

Rice Vinegar

Garlic Clove

Sunflower seeds

Shred the mini cabbage and the carrots and mix in a bowl, in a jar add equal amounts of soy, mirin and rice vinegar and a heaped tablespoon of peanut butter, close the jar and shake or use a small blender.  Add to the shredded cabbage and carrots and mix through.  Cook the mushrooms and onions in a little coconut oil and add a spicy sauce of choice.

Add the slaw to the corn wrap and top with mushrooms, wrap and enjoy!  Yummy! 🙂

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Courgette pancakes

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Tasty and mega simple courgette and pepper pancakes!  My kids always complain about courgettes but with a bit of good quality (next time I’ll make my own) BBQ sauce on the side these went down a treat and they didn’t even realise they were eating courgettes until the end! Lol! 😀

The inspiration for this recipe came from the Forks over Knives cookbook.  You can view and purchase the cookbook here at the link attached.
Grate two courgettes into a bowl and add 1/2 cup of wholemeal flour, finely diced red pepper and you could also add a tin of sweetcorn.  I didn’t have in the cupboard so I skipped this but would probably add it in next time for a little sweetness.  Season with salt and pepper and clump into little balls, fry in coconut oil in a non stick pan.  Serve with salad.  We had these topped with cream (soy cream) spinach sauce (recipe in the sides section) fried mushrooms and chipotle hot sauce!  We also had potatoes cooked in cauliflower cream on the side too!

Oh yummy!  😊

Two courgettes

1/2 cup of wholemeal flour

1 finely diced red pepper or colour of choice

1 small tin of sweetcorn

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The Forks over Knives plant based cooking meal plans are also available at the link below.  I have not personally tried the meal plans as I make up my own but if your new to plant based eating then I would recommend checking out the book below.


Veggie feast!

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I was so hungry tonight and in desperate need of a veggie feast after a crappy food week!  My new vitamix professional blender arrived yesterday and anyone that owns one will understand my excitement and inspiration to get cooking again.  It is an amazing machine and I’ve waited very impatiently for three years to own one…finally my blender dreams have come true ha ha ha!  Check on the picture below for a full spec.

So to give my vitamix a workout I made a cauliflower cream sauce to cook my thinly sliced potatoes and onions in the oven and topped with nutritional yeast…also know as “cheese” sprinkles in my house!  😊

Then I blended up some garlic cloves with alpro soy cream and spinach.  I cooked this lightly in the pan to create the spinach sauce for the top of the courgette fritters.  These were so simple and I made them by grating the courgettes and adding peppers and seasonings, then fried lightly in a little coconut oil.  To top it off I added some fried mushrooms in the non stick (I try to use little oil) and chipotle sauce!  The tomatoes were fresh out of the greenhouse and were super sweet on the side.

I added a huge dollop of high quality BBQ sauce and a blob of coconut oil on top of the kids potatoes for some extra fats!  I also gave them a cheeky, cacao, banana, peanut butter with a dash of soy cream on the side smoothie which they had double helpings of.

A meal full of protein, iron, vitamins and about nine different veggie ingredients, it makes me feel super happy when my kids pack themselves full of nutritious foods.  They certainly don’t all of the time, kids are kids and they are free to eat as they wish but I hope to inspire them! 😍

Superfood for super kids! 😎

All of the recipes are available in the menu and will be posted soon. 😎  I love it how blogging makes me hungry again lol!  Mmmm what to eat now…

ps – I am a vitamix blender addict now! 😊


Three Easy Salads

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Three Easy Salad Recipes

I don’t make enough salads but when I do I really enjoy them!  Here are three very easy salads to make at home and they all compliment each other perfectly.  These are great as side dishes to a BBQ, Pizza or Greek style dinner night.  I just love all the beautiful colours they create together.  I’ve provided the recipes below, I haven’t added any specific quantities on some of the main ingredients as it’s always better in this case to tailor the desired quantity to your own tastes and diet requirements.  If you wish you can watch the recipe video on Natural Living YouTube Channel with assembly instructions.

Please feel free to print out this page and keep as a reference.

I would love to see your finished creations please post your pics on my Facebook Page ‘AngieMilneNaturalLiving’ (a link to my page is at the bottom).

Now lets make healthy salad!

Pita Bread Salad

Ingredients:

Pita Bread (cut into squares and lightly fried in olive oil)

Baby Gem Lettuce (chopped into square shaped bits)

Tomato

Cucumber

Green Pepper

Mint or Coriander (freshly chopped or other choice of herbs)

Red Wine Vinegar (about 2 tbsps)

2 tbsp olive oil (cold pressed & preferably organic)

Lemon Juice (about 1 lemon)

3 Tsps of Za’atar Herb Mix

Pomegranate Seeds (1 Pomegranate)

Himalayan Pink Salt or Sea Salt

Mix all the chopped and prepared ingredients together in a large bowl add the desired quantity of mixed dressing ingredients, season and serve with some additional herbs & perhaps a slice of lemon on the top to make it look all pretty.

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Pomegranate Rice Salad

Ingredients:

Cooked Rice

Pomegranate seeds (1 pomegranate)

Juice of 1 Lemon

Chopped Fresh Parsley or coriander

Sliced Red Chillies

Sliced Red Onion

Himalayan Pink Salt

Black Pepper

Leave the rice to cool a little, then add in all the ingredients and season.  Serve with the other salads.

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Tomato and Olive Salad

Ingredients:

Tomatoes

Freshly chopped basil, coriander or some parsley

Sliced Red Onion

Chopped mixed olives

Lemon Juice (about 1/2-1 lemon)

Olive Oil (around 2-4tbsp)

Pink Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt

Freshly Ground Pepper

Mix all the prepared ingredients together in a large bowl, add the seasonings and dressing ingredients to taste and serve with a sprinkle of additional herbs and extra olive oil if necessary.

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Pink Himalayan salt…

…has many health benefits and you can even purchase it in larger supermarkets now.  Personally I would recommend getting your own grinder and buying it in bulk as it can be over priced in places.

If you click on the image above it will take you to my favourite brand of pink salt.  I’ve always used this brand and would recommend it.  You can also use a cup of this salt in a hot steamy bath and enjoy the benefits of that.  Here are a few links to several further studies and information relating to the healing and health benefits of Pink Himalayan Salt, some of which are referenced.

https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/himalayan-crystal-salt-benefits/

https://www.reference.com/health/benefits-himalayan-pink-salt-43cc8a4f87d61ace#

Za’atar Herb Mix

You might be wondering what the ingredient Zatar is??  Well…its a middle eastern inspired herb mix which you can buy in bulk already premixed.  It’s awesome in salads, dressings, stews, bakes and once you have a batch it lasts a long time in the cupboard.  I would recommend the Greenfield’s brand of Za’atar.  It smells so delish!  Click on the image for further details.

Angie x

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Quick Veggie Burger

Super Quick Veggie Burger

I think this might possibly be the quickest recipe yet!  It’s so easy and it’s one of those quick meals you need when your having a busy day with the kids or can’t be bothered cooking after work.  I love this burger combination!

Cook the burgers up and grill the sliced onions, I use a Foreman Grill but you can also use a grill.  Pop the burger into the bun and top with the onions, chopped tomatoes, mayo, chilli sauce or any other toppings of choice.  Grilled mushrooms are also delicious!  Serve with sweet potato fries or normal fries cooked in the oven.  Super easy and quick!

Enjoy! 😀

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Healthy Berry Bowl

Healthy Berry Bowl 

This berry bowl is super easy, I always feel so refreshed after a bowl of berries and believe me after all the Christmas chocolate I’ve been eating my body needs a bowl of goodness like this.  Berries are full of amazing things, check out some of the links below for further study.  The coconut yogurt adds in an additional probiotic which is really good for digestion and gut health.

Wash and add all of the berries and oranges into a bowl, chop the brazil nuts and sprinkle on top, add the coconut yoghurt and drizzle with agave, maple or honey.

Love & good health!

x Angie Milne x

https://www.verywell.com/what-are-polyphenols-2507085

https://www.livestrong.com/article/165497-list-of-high-phenol-foods/

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/superfoods-11-berries-to-improve-your-health


Christmas Nibbles for vegetarians/vegans

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Four really quick recipes for Christmas nibble food.  Get ready for friends and family coming over this Christmas with these really quick and easy recipes.  Video is also included at the bottom of the text.

Veggie Sausage Rolls

– pre-rolled puff pastry

– Vegetarian/vegan sausages of choice

These are so easy to make, you simply roll out the pastry and add in the sausages along one side.  Roll up into a roll and slice evenly into bite sized pieces.  Cook in the oven at 160 for about 30mins or until golden and puffy!  Garnish with herbs and serve with dipping sauce of choice.

Sweetcorn Balls

– Tin of large sweetcorn (about 400g)

– Wholemeal flour

– Onions,herbs, chilli (optional)

– Salt and pepper for seasoning

Empty the tin of sweetcorn and water into the food processor and blend for a minute, add in the appropriate amount of flour, you want enough to create a sticky dough like consistency.  Add in some chopped onions and herbs if you wish and a touch of chilli for a spicy touch if you like a bit of spice.  Season with salt and pepper. Roll into individual sweetcorn balls and bake on an oiled tray for around 30 mins at the same temp as the sausage rolls.  Serve with sweet chilli sauce and some herbs and vegetables to garnish.

Guacamole Taco Chips

– Two Avocados

– A tomato

– One lime

– Sliced chillies and coriander for garnish

– Salt and Pepper for seasoning

Mash the avocado with a chopped tomato and the juice of one squeezed lime.  Season with salt and pepper.  Scoop a tsp worth onto each taco chip and top with sliced chillies or coriander for a cooler taste.

Baked Potatoes with Cream ‘Cheese’

– Small baby potatoes

– Cold Pressed Organic Olive Oil

– Cream cheese or vegan alternative

– Salt, pepper and herbs/vegetables to garnish and season

Drizzle the baby potatoes with olive oil and bake in the oven for 40mins at 180, slice and leave to cool for 30mins.  Chop up your chosen garnish and vegetable decorations whilst cooling.  Spoon a tsp of cheese into the potatoes and garnish, serve with sliced vegetables of choice and a dipping sauce.  I choice spicy Siriacha chilli dipping sauce.

Here’s the link to the video below should you prefer to watch the video recipes.  It gives you a better idea on how they are supposed to look.

Love, blessings and a Happy Christmas for when it arrives!

Angie x

 


Aubergine Winter Stew, Flatbreads & Tzatziki

aubergine_stew.jpgSlow Cooked Aubergine Spicy Stew

This was so delicious I feel hungry just writing about it again!  Delicious slow cooked aubergine in spices with a hint of chilli.  You could adjust the recipe if you like your food hotter in taste or perhaps add a freshly sliced chilli in there also.  The tzatziki on the top went so well with the spiced food and the breads were great for dipping into the sauce and dip.  A little salad such as tomato and cucumber would work well on the side.

– Start by chopping all the aubergine into small 1cm style pieces (obviously you don’t need to get the ruler out) then chop the onion into small pieces and grate the garlic and ginger.

– Stir fry the coconut oil, aubergine, onion, garlic and ginger for a few minutes until lightly cooked.

– Add the lightly cooked aubergine etc. to the slow cooker, add the spices, tomato paste, honey or maple syrup and season with salt and pepper to your liking.

– Adjust the necessary settings on your slow cooker and cook until soft, around 4hrs.

– Serve with fluffy rice, tzatziki, flatbreads and salad.

Tzatziki Dip

tzatzikidip

This tzatziki dip is so fresh and garlicky tasting it goes really well with the cooked aubergine and the raw garlic is good for fighting all sorts of bugs.

  • Scoop the yoghurt into a bowl.
  • Grate the courgette and garlic into the yoghurt.
  • Squeeze in the lemon juice, salt and pepper, chopped mint and stir.
  • Sprinkle with chopped mint.

Wholemeal Flatbreads

flatbreadtzatzikiThese flat breads are a lovely warming addition to the aubergine stew and are great for dipping into the dip and sauce.

They are so simple to make, I’m sure there are better ways but all I do is add a few cups of wholemeal flour to the kitchen aid with the dough hook on (you could hand mix and knead) and a tsp of sugar, season with salt and pepper, add warm warm water and mix until a dough is formed.  Leave for an hr and roll into little balls, flatten to desired thickness and lightly cook in a tiny amount of olive oil or coconut oil in the frying pan.

If I’ve missed anything or you have any questions please drop me a comment.

Love and blessings!

Angie x


Maca Porridge, Banana & Almonds

macaporridge.jpgMaca Porridge with Almonds and Banana

A real nourishing treat for the winter months!  There are no particular measurements for this recipe please adjust to taste and requirements.  You can also soak your oats in almond milk over night which I find makes them more enjoyable, but you don’t have to.

Cook up the oats with water or dairy free milk of choice, I would use Organic Almond Milk.  Once off the heat add a dash of Organic Vanilla Extract, some molasses and some live coconut yogurt to thicken.  Spoon in a tbsp or two of maca powder and stir, add some chopped almonds and drizzle some high quality maple syrup over the top.

If you would like further information on some of the more unusual ingredients and where to purchase them check out the links below.  I always purchase my ingredients from these people they are trusty suppliers and Indigo Herbs in particular is produced in the UK and is of a really high quality.

Health Benefits:

Maca Powder – https://macapowderbenefits.net/

Molasses – https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/other/health-benefits-of-molasses.html

Maple syrup – https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/maple-syrup.html#Nutritional_Value_of_Maple_Syrup

Links to buy ingredients:

Meridian Organic Molasses 740 g

Organic Peruvian Maca Powder – 500g (Certified Organic)

ORGANIC maple syrup – Grade A (Dark, Robust taste) – 1 liter (1,35 Kg) – BIO maple syrup

Please note maca is not recommended for very young children!  Enjoy! 😀

Love and warm wishes in the winter months!

Angie xx