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The Best Beetroot Hummus

The Best Beetroot Hummus

Hummus is such a great snack. It has high levels of protein and fibre and is is also very simple to make yourself. This recipe also contains beetroots which give it a great colour, flavour and also even more health benefits!

4 ingredient Coconut Strawberry Nice Cream

4 ingredient Coconut Strawberry Nice Cream

There’s still some summer sunshine left (kind of) so this ‘Nice Cream’ represented the perfect summer snack. Nice cream is dairy free and much lower in sugar than a regular ice cream… and tastes great! It’s vegan friendly and simple to make with only 4 ingredients.4 ingredient Coconut Strawberry Nice Cream

Vegeterian Chilli con “Carne”

In typical English spring time fashion we are still getting some chilly nights here and there ( more than that to be honest) So even if there are loads of ingredients at the moment to eat fresh and make amazing salads, sometimes something more comforting may be what you fancy. 


And lets be honest there is nothing more comforting than a nice bowl of chilli con carne… even better if there is no real carne in it. 


I love recipes like this that feel like they have been cooked for ages but are really quick and simple to make.




1 medium sized butternut squash (large cubes)

1 small brown onion (sliced)

200g brown basmati rice 

2 green chillies (finely chopped)

2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)

1 tin chopped tomatoes 

150 ml vegetable stock 

1 tin black beans 

1 tin chickpeas 

1TB cumin 

1TB ground dry coriander

100g plain yoghurt 

2 spring onions 

Fresh coriander (optional) 




1 Slice the brown onion and place it in a large saucepan with a splash of olive oil. When they are starting to get soft add the chilies and garlic (finely chopped). Add cumin and ground coriander allow 2 mins while staring constantly. 


2 In a separate pot cook the basmati rice according to packet instructions. 


3 Add the butternut squash and a splash of water to the pan with the onion and cook for around 10 mins or until it starts getting soft. Make sure you mix often to avoid everything sticking to the pan. 


4 Add the tin of chopped tomatoes mix and cook for an additional 5 minutes. 


5 Finally, add the beans and chickpeas cover the pan and cook for 10 mins on a low heat. 


Serve the chilli on a bed of basmati rice.


You can garnish with yoghurt spring onions and some fresh coriander… and if you are into it a little cheese. 


Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did and fingers crossed for warmer days! 

Spring's Best Ingredients

Spring's Best Ingredients


Even though at the moment it probably feels like winter is here to stay, it is almost over. The blossoms are starting to appear on the trees.  There are flower blooms coming out everywhere. 

What you Need to be Eating in January!

What you Need to be Eating in January!

The festive season is over! Most of us probably overindulged in the celebrations and our food choices are something that we are probably not feeling so proud about. 

5 Ways to get Healthy this New Year!

5 Ways to get Healthy this New Year!

It’s that time of the year again when we all promise to change and make better choices. For most of us, those hundreds of promises will remain that… promises. 

I find that it always makes things easier when the changes that you make are more general lifestyle changes as opposed to just quitting one specific thing. This also helps to cover more areas in your life and leads to a more healthy you. 

My Chia Pudding Recipe

My Chia Pudding Recipe

Chia puddings are one of those very rare things that are really healthy but actually feel like a treat. Different to other healthy snacks they are not only easy but very fast to make. So there is no excuse to make not make these. 

6 Foods to not Feel Guilty about During the Holidays

6 Foods to not Feel Guilty about During the Holidays

Few months of the year are more based around food than December. It’s a month  traditionally associated with smells a lot of which come from the kitchen, cooking, reunions and changes in temperature. 

What Makes Sleep so Important?

What Makes Sleep so Important?

We hear it all the time: “sleep is important” still many of us don’t know why. Even worse most of us still don't know how to sleep properly! 

All this shouldn't be surprising since The reality is not even scientists fully understand why we sleep! That doesn't mean that we don't understand what the benefits of sleeping are (or at least most of them).