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Pear and Walnut Salad

We get a weekly fruit box delivered at Motive8 and wow – we have SO many pears right now! And it is those pears that I used as inspiration for today’s food blog. This is such a straight forward recipe, and tastes great whether it’s served hot or cold. Here is my version of a […]

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Quick and Easy Pre Workout Meals

We’ve all been in the position where we have a workout planned but havent eaten enough beforehand or are just not sure what to eat to get the most out of our training. A properly timed pre workout meal with the right nutrients can really boost your workout. So here are a few ideas for […]

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Alex’s Vegetarian-Friendly Sausage Pasta

Looking for a simple, quick meal that’s vegetarian friendly and actually tastes decent?  I’ve got you covered. Here’s one of my favourite vegetarian-friendly sausage pasta recipes that’s packed full of protein and packed full of flavour. It’s a great meal for food prep too! Ingredients: 9 Linda McCartney Vegetarian Sausages (1.5 boxes) 300-400g Pasta (About […]

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A New Take On Stuffed Peppers

I went vegetarian when I was 16 and vegan when I was 18. It wasn’t easy back then! Restaurants would literally serve mushroom risotto or stuffed peppers. So now, I really won’t eat them. To my horror, Mindful Chef sent me a recipe this week which is simple a new take on stuffed peppers. At […]

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Thai Green Curry

Did you know that the difference between a Thai Green Curry and a Thai Red Curry is simply down to the chilli used? Green curry contains green chilli and red contains – well, you get it. I know right – every day is a school day! I also can’t claim the picture as my own, […]

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Broccoli and Pea Soup with Pesto Tofu Croutons

I appreciate that this isn’t a Christmas recipe. I also agree this this is quite possibly the easiest meal you could make! However, despite being quick and easy to make, it’s tasty. All I’ve done is spiced up a broccoli and pea soup with pesto tofu croutons! A quick note here on tofu – you […]

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Protein Smoothies

It is common knowledge that for the active gym bunny, protein should make up a large part of the diet. Protein repairs muscle fibres, helps us feel fuller for longer and also contributes towards healthy hair, nails and skin.  Now, it wouldn’t be a food blog without a recipe of some sort for you guys […]

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Alex’s Classic Beef Stew and Dumplings

As the nights get colder and darker there’s no better food to come home to than a classic like beef stew and dumplings.  Plus, it’s a great low calorie meal packed full of protein, vegetables and flavour that leaves you feeling full for hours.     Ingredients… 2-3 potatoes 1-2 swede 2-3 carrots 1 Parsnip […]

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Kale and Kidney Bean Hot Pot

We’ve had stew and casserole, now it’s the time for hot pots! Ok, so I know what you’re thinking, a hot pot should have a sliced potato topping. There’s already no mention of potato.  Truth be told, this is supposed to have a layer of sliced parsnips – but I can’t stand them! I guess […]

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Spiced Black Beans and Jackfruit

The jury is still out for me and Jackfruit. This plant is often used as a meat alternative and has sprung onto the scene this year. It kinda freaks me out that people often rave about it because of it’s meat-like texture; as a meat alternative that’s not what I’d personally want. I want something […]

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Ieuan’s Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Healthy Banana & Strawberry Ice Cream For those of you who have a nagging sweet tooth, this healthy banana ice cream recipe will get those taste-buds tingling. It is an extremely easy recipe and can make good use of those bananas before they start to turn and end up in landfill. Although summer is almost […]

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Chia seed pudding

Last week we posted about breakfast ideas and one suggestion was chia seed pudding. Pudding for breakfast? Yes, you heard me right, pudding for breakfast. This is a super easy breakfast to prepare but can also serve as an actual pudding. Ingredients: Chia seeds Milk of choice Fruit of choice Sweetener of choice Additional flavours/spices […]

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Vegetable Yaki Soba

A few weeks ago I spent an afternoon on a cooking class. Not that I’m a bad cook but I’m all up for new experiences.  I took the opportunity to learn a few knife skills and practice a dish I have never made before. Vegetable Yaki Soba was on the menu. I have never heard […]

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Miso-Grilled Aubergine

This year we’ve grown our own aubergines for the first time. It was exciting when we first saw glimpses of purple from the flowers! Then the aubergines started growing thin and long. Not the usual bulbous shape we’re all used too! They still taste like aubergines; they just look – different! Then whilst googling “aubergine […]

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Delicious Breakfast Cups

Ieuan’s Healthier Breakfast Cups Are you someone who loves a good, but naughty, cooked breakfast? Do you struggle to leave the bacon, eggs, and beans alone? Then these delicious breakfast cups allow you to semi-indulge whilst keeping it under control and healthier. These breakfast cups are also perfect for those who are on the go […]

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