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Japanese Coleslaw

Japanese Coleslaw

Looking for a super fresh coleslaw that is mayo free?

AKA low in sugar and dairy-free?

This Japanese coleslaw is packed with nutrients, fresh flavours from the mint and ginger and it stays properly crunchy.

It goes great with chicken, fish or meat or on a burger. If you have any left overs it will keep the fridge for a day or so.

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Spanish Lentil Stew

Spanish lentil stew

Last summer we did an amazing trip to Spain, we explored Barcelona city and a small village about one and half hours away from Barcelona in the Catalan hinterlands. It was here in the Catalan region, that our friends introduced us to this Spanish Lentil Stew.

This Spanish Lentil Stew was traditionally a hearty, peasant meal, designed to feed a large group of family and friends. It takes a handful of simple ingredients and turns them into a taste sensation.

Lentils are a rich source of iron (which supports energy production and metabolism function), fibre and protein. They are also low in calories and contain virtually no fat.

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Coconut Pie

Coconut Pie

This is one the quickest desserts you can make, it is a one bowl wonder. Take one bowl, mix all the ingredients and cook in the oven – and what comes out is delicious coconut pie.

As it cooks, the heavier ingredents fall to the bottom and form a pie base, the coconut rises to the top forming a yummy crust, and the middle is akin to a light egg custard.

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Healthy Snack: Cannellini Bean Dip

Looking for a healthy snack to have in the afternoon that is not full of sugar?

Dips are a great, healthy snack that you (and your kids) can enjoy – guilt free. I like to have mine with rice crackers or some carrot and celery sticks.

This cannellini bean dip takes only a few minutes to make and is a good source of protein, fibre and folate (part of the B group vitamins). It has also been linked with promoting good gut health and helping to prevent IBS symptoms.

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Moroccan Lamb Tagine

Moroccan Lamb Tagine

When the weather turns cool as it did this week, a hearty and warming lamb stew was called for.

Drawing inspiration from our trip to Morocco last year where we feasted on some amazing tagines, this recipe packs a punch with warming spices such a cinnamon, ginger, cumin and paprika.

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Tuscan Inspired Lentil Soup

Tuscan Lentil Soup

It snow here again this week in England – super exciting for an Aussie living aboard. And with the snow came the cold weather and my desire for a hearty and warming soup for lunch.

Today’s soup was inspired from our recent trip to Lucca city in Italy. We had lunch in the one of the city’s piazzas at this little restaurant and they served us a hearty lentil soup.

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Tomato Soup with Basil Pesto

TomatoSoup

There is nothing quite as satisfying as a bowl of homemade soup.

Tomato soup was a favourite of mine when I was little – flavoursome yet simple. This tomato soup recipe is quick to make, freezes well and is full of nutrients. Just add some zesty basil pesto to give it an updated flourish and you are all set – lunch (or dinner) is served.

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Christmas Day Hot Chocolate

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Happy Christmas day!

I hope you and your loved ones are having a fabulous day and celebrating in style.

Here in the UK, it is winter and I am hoping that snow will fall to create a white Christmas. Following our Christmas day lunch we are planning to rug up and take a little walk in the late afternoon, just as the day light is going and the Christmas tree lights are being turning on. Magical.

After our Christmas day walk, I am planning to make this indulgent hot chocolate to warm us up and keep the festivities going.

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Handcrafted with love – Christmas Truffles

Christmas Bliss Balls

As the party season is in full swing, there is nothing like giving the party host a little Christmas gift, handcrafted with love.

These yummy and simple Christmas truffles are quick and easy to make and look so very festive wrapped in cellophane and ribbons.

Be sure to set a few of these little gems aside for yourself!

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Vanilla Christmas Biscuits

Vanilla Christmas Biscuits #yourabundantwellness

I love the smell of Christmas biscuits baking. It remind me of when I was little and the excitement that went with preparations for having our Christmas feast with family and friends. Traditionally, our Christmas tree went up on the 1st of December, followed by letters to santa and the baking of sweet treats.

These vanilla biscuits are a traditional German biscuit that my family would make only at Christmas time. Having them only once a year makes the pleasure of baking them, and subsequently eating them, even more divine.

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