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Chocolate Ice Cream made with xylitol

Ingredients • 70g unroasted unsalted cashew nuts • 300ml water • 50g sugar free cocoa powder • 120g Total sweet • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract This delicious dessert is made with the natural substitute for sugar (Xylitol) Method Serves 2-3 1. Blend the cashews and water together in the blender... 

Good Old Macaroni and Cheese

When I was a child I was afraid of mince. So I preferred the nights of macaroni and cheese to spaghetti bolognese. There is nothing wrong with spaghetti bolognese, don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a brilliant recipe. So here is my favourite food, it was also the very first dish I ever learned to... 

Pancake Cake for Vegetarians and Vegans

Pancake Cake for Vegetarians and Vegans Preparation time: 15 min Cooking time: 15 min Ingredients 1 Egg (for vegans and vegetarians that don’t take egg replace with – 2 Tbsp. water + 1 Tbsp. oil + 2 tsp. baking powder) 250 ml Milk 200g Plain Flour 1 Pinch Salt 100g Grated Red Cheddar and Mozzarella Extra... 

Summer Pavlova

Pavlova is my favourite summer dessert. It’s easy, versatile and always goes down a treat! The best part is you can add whatever you want to suit your taste. The pavlova nest will keep in airtight container up to two days and can be frozen up to a month. Here’s my version using a combination of... 

Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

For a lot of people there’s nothing better than that first cup of coffee to kick start your day. Coffee can be a healthy drink, provided you keep it clean to get the most benefits from it. Coffee is packed full of antioxidants. It is known to improve your focus and cognitive function. This recipe... 

Natural Homemade Beauty Treatments

Chamomile tea to lighten your hair Steep the tea leaves in boiled water for 30 minutes Apply your shampoo and conditioner and then pour tea onto your hair Leave on your hair for about 30 minutes and rinse your hair with tepid water.   Black tea with rosemary leaves to darken your hair Steep the... 

Are your Cosmetics Toxic?

Are your Cosmetics Toxic? When women put on their lipstick to enhance the colour of their lips and pat their powdered foundation onto their face they don’t think of the ingredients that go into their products. Throughout history women never thought of their health when they applied make up. In Roman... 

Mussel Pot Recipe

Ingredients Oil 2 Onions (sliced) 250g Bacon (chopped) 5 Garlic Heads (chopped) Carrots (chopped) 5 cm Ginger (chopped) 1kg Marinara Mix Fresh West Coast Mussels 3 Can Smoked Mussels 1/2 Bottle White Wine 1 Lemon Juice 1 L Fish Stock ¼ Cup Flour Salt and Pepper Handful Flat Leaf Parsley (torn) Handful... 

Quorn Tikka Masala

  This is a vegetarian version of the traditional Indian dish Chicken tikka masala. Cubed tofu, or paneer can be substituted for quorn. TOTAL TIME 30mins Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 cups of quorn tenders 2 Tbsp tikka paste 6 ounces of plain fat free yoghurt pam cooking spray 2 garlic cloves, diced 1... 

The Mystery Of Ginseng

Tiredness is a condition of the body that affects most people at some point in their lives. For some, tiredness can become a daily struggle and have extreme effects on their well being. Naturally your body will want to “sleep it off” but too much sleep can leave you feeling drowsy and interfere... 

Homemade Lentil Soup

Homemade Lentil Soup Ingredients ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow or white onion, chopped 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon curry powder ½ teaspoon dried thyme 1 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes, drained 1 cup brown or green... 

Algerian Kefta Meatballs

The world’s tenth largest country is Algeria which is situated in North Africa. The country is made up of 90% desert and it borders the Mediterranean Sea. Mediterranean cuisine became popular in 1975 in America when nutrition and healthy cooking became popular. Mediterranean cuisine stems from the... 

Is Online Dating The Way To Go To Meet Mr Right?

I’m a single woman in my mid thirties and while I am happy to be single to a certain degree, I love having the bed to myself and having the freedom to do what I want, or go where I want when I want. There is that small part of me that fantasises about meeting ‘the one’ and having the fairytale... 

Adzuki Bean Stir Fry Recipe

Ingredients Savoy cabbage olive oil garlic cloves, sliced fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped Adzuki beans, ready cooked Tamari soy sauce (wheat free version) sesame oil N.B It is also essential to ensure that the 10 minutes boiling period is included to expel the toxin present in dried pulses. Remove... 

T-Shirts That Tell The Truth

Two young friends, Kayley Reed (21) and Kyle MacNevin (22), are the designers for a new fashion label called ‘Wear Your Label’. This new clothing brand was specifically designed for young people who suffer from mental health disorders who find it challenging to tell people about their problems... 

New Waste Plan for Eastern-Midlands Region

As consumers we end up with a lot of household waste in the form of packaging, leftover foods and general waste. Most of us try to recycle as much as we can in order to help a greener environment. However, it can be tedious and impossible at times to control one’s waste where bigger homes with larger... 

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Ingredients 400g Milk Chocolate 250g Dark Chocolate 200g White Chocolate 160g unsalted butter 300g Golden syrup 300g Digestive Biscuits 1. Melt all the chocolate, butter, and golden syrup in a bowl over a pot of hot water. Make sure the water doesn’t touch the base of the bowl. 2. In another bowl... 

Chunky Chocolate & Caramel Squares

Preparation: Heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. You will need: 15cm (6″) square tin, greased and lined. Ingredients 225g (9oz) Juvela Gluten-Free mix 75g (3oz) light muscovado sugar 150g (6oz) butter, melted for the filling: 397g (16oz) tin condensed milk* 100g (4oz) muscovado sugar 50g... 

Healthy Banana Bread

There are many banana bread recipes available but this is a healthier version and guilt free! You can also tweak this recipe to your liking by adding berries, nuts or choc chips! Ingredients 250 g wholemeal flour 5g baking powder 2 g Salt 55g unsalted butter 30g natural yoghurt 110 light brown sugar 2... 

Chia Ice Pops with Raspberries

Ingredients 1 ½ cup raspberries (fresh or thawed frozen) ½ cup water 15 ounce can full fat coconut milk 1 ½ tablespoons chia seeds six 9 ounce paper cups 6 popsicle sticks Optional add-ins: coconut extract vanilla extract lime juice honey Method 1. Blend the raspberries and water in a blender until... 
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