Posts in “Vegetarian”


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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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Vegan Keto – 3 Weeks In

Wednesday the 4th July was the weigh-in day of the 3rd week of my attempt at a Vegan Keto diet. So how’s it going I hear you ask! Are you hungry all the time? Is it working? What are your energy levels like? Are you managing to stick to it? What are you actually eating?  […]

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Spiced Apple Porridge

It’s Summer. It’s scorchio (for a change). And porridge might be the last thing you fancy eating. But if you have an oat obsession like me, then porridge goes anytime. This warm spiced apple porridge is my new favourite. You can always bookmark the recipe for the cooler months. Ingredients 40g oats Milk of your […]

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5 Ways With Courgettes

Ahhh the humble courgette. This seasonal bad boy of the vegetable world is not only a staple in a lot of vegetarian and vegan foods, but is also low fodmap, low carb and delicious. Spiralised, mixed with goats cheese, a pizza or pasta topping, in a martini and even in cake (I kid you not) – […]

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A Vegan and the Ketogenic Diet

Once again, this is a blog born from a conversation in the gym. Keto and Ketogenic diets. Are they any good? Well, shall we try one and find out? Is a vegan ketogenic diet even possible? If you’ve not heard of “Keto” yet – where have you been? This is a very low carbohydrate and […]

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Kale and Lentil Salad

I’ve never been hipster or hippy enough (some would argue this) to be into kale. Sometimes I can eat it cooked. And I have hidden it in smoothies but I have just discovered a new way of eating it. I’ve been reading a lot about wilting or tenderising the kale before eating it; I thought […]

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