Posts in “Vegetarian”


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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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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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Homemade Egg Fried Rice

If you are like me and love the taste of Chinese food, then January can be a tough month to resist that urge to grab the takeaway menu; especially when you’re trying to get rid of the winter belly. Instead of caving I decided to attempt my own Chinese dish to try and recreate those […]

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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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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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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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Coconut Peanut Curry

I went out for Thai food the other week and had Pad Thai noodles. After that all I had on my mind was the taste of them (they were amazing!). It’s the peanuts that do it for me. I had to curb my craving. Just eating peanut butter from the jar wasn’t exactly what I […]

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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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A Quick And Easy Muscle-Building Meal

I’ve got something a little different for you this week. I know we often talk about recipes for weight loss here at motive8, but today’s blog is all about gaining weight; specifically building muscle. I’m going to give you one of my all-time favourite muscle-building meals. It’s packed full of protein, super quick to make, […]

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Healthy Snack – Buddha Balls

I’m going for a bit of yoga theme this week; although buddha balls are bit of a tenuous link to yoga. Buddha, Buddhism and yoga all have their roots in India and my friend from the yoga studio gave me the recipe. All the same, these are a yummy healthy snack/treat that you can whip […]

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Lentil Hummus

I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t like hummus. Originating from Levant countries, the garlicky, chickpea dip is now common to UK diets. The word “hummus” actually means chickpeas in Arabic, the primary ingredient of course. Hummus is packed full of fibre, healthy fats and protein and a stable in vegan and vegetarian […]

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Veggie Stuffed Marrow

Have you ever grown courgettes? Ever suddenly discovered the biggest courgette you’ve seen in your life and wondered how you missed it? Well I did! Obviously, I can’t call it a courgette anymore. This was the size of my arm, taller than a kitchen roll, and would have meant eating it for weeks. That’s when […]

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