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Chocolate Avocado Smoothie Recipe

My dog Jemstone is so cute – she always likes to get into my pictures.  Here she is waiting for me to finish so I will feed her 🙂   My kitchen got into a creative mess this morning as I’ve been making something pretty tasty that I wanted to share with you.   Chocolate […]

 

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Rhubarb – antioxidant powerhouse

Did you know that rhubarb comes a close second to berries in the antioxidant department?     Yes, rhubarb contains more polyphenols (you know the good stuff in red wine) than most vegetables! 🙂     I bet that surprised you – didn’t it??     Seeing as rhubarb is now ready to be eaten in the […]

 

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Cold cure: bell pepper salad

Well no food can cure a cold instantly (yet) 🙂     But vitamin C has been clinically proven to shorten the duration of colds and flu’s.     Now before you go rushing out to buy a supplement – let me introduce you to an every day food that has a high content of […]

 

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Coconut flour give-away (plus cake recipe)

I loved coconut ever since I can remember. I love the smell of it. Do you? 🙂     Sukrin, a UK company based in Hove, kindly gave me some coconut flour to cook with.     This flour smells AMAZING and I had a lot of fun trailing a coconut flour vanilla cake recipe (see below) […]

 

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Pumpkin/squash soup

Autumn is here!  Orange, yellow and red leaves, squirrels going crazy for chestnuts and home made pumpkin soup!   This year I grew a squash in my vegetable garden and since Halloween is on our door step, there is no better way to celebrate my harvest than with home made soup.   Soups can be rich in fat […]

 

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Cherry and almond nut butter smoothie

Your body is a nutrient loving instrument and I LOVE being creative with ways to get goodness into your body so you can have high energy levels and get on with your day.   There is nothing quicker for breakfast or a snack than a smoothie and this one’s pretty special.   Cherry and almond nut butter […]

 

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Strawberries and vanilla cream

Do you understand the scoring system of Tennis or is it just me that finds it tricky?  Cricket and Rugby is easy to understand but Tennis is tricky!   Being from New Zealand, I am told that strawberries and cream is an iconic dish served at the Wimbledon event, and you know me, I love […]

 

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