Scallops & wilted spinach

Scallops & wilted spinach

If you’re looking for a delicious easy, quick and nutritious meal that is a fabulous treat for any woman – why not try this recipe. Ingredients 1 handful of scallops fresh or frozen (thawed) 2 large handfuls os spinach 1 clove garlic crushed olive oil 1 small handful of pumpkin seeds Method Drizzle a little olive oil in a frying pan and throw in the scallops to cook Cook the scallops for about 5 mins or until they begin to turn a lovely golden colour on the edges Pop to one side, clean the pan with kitchen roll and return to the heat Add a drizzle of olive oil and throw in the crushed garlic & spinach and allow to wilt in the pan Take the pan off the heat and pop the spinach & garlic on a plate, add the scollops on top and drizzle with a little olive oil.  Delicately throw over the pumpkin seeds and...
Chicken & Feta Cheese Salad

Chicken & Feta Cheese Salad

Chicken & Feta Cheese Salad (with a twist) This is a great recipe for women’s health it is heart, bone and brain healthy!  Packed with protein, antioxidants and fibre it tastes delicious and so easy and quick to make.   Ingredients 1 large handful of baby spinach 1 large handful of rocket 4 cherry tomatoes 2 florets of brocolli – broken into small pieces 1 handful of blueberries 1 handful of raspberries 3 strawberries – halved feta cheese 1 cooked chicken breast – chopped into chunks a drizzle of avocado oil (or olive oil) Optional extras:  sprinkle of sunflower/pumpkin seeds or walnuts to add a little crunch   Method Throw all the ingredients into a large bowl and drizzle over the avocado or olive oil and gently mix until the oil has been dispersed.  Pop onto a clean plate and Enjoy!  If you want keep the salad in the bowl and sprinkle the seeds/nuts over the top and Enjoy!  – saves washing up too...
Avocado & Prawn salad

Avocado & Prawn salad

Great food for healthy eating & peri-menopause Ingredients 1 avocado cut in half (please use a special avocado knife to cut in half and de-stone) handful of prawns – fresh or thawed frozen handful of rocket Optional: a drizzle or olive oil or avocado oil Method Take 1 clean fresh ripe avocado, cut in half Pop some rocket onto a plate, place the avocado on the rocket, then add the prawns Enjoy!  Easy, quick and nutritious food...
No Bread Open Sandwich

No Bread Open Sandwich

No bread open sandwich Love this recipe, quick, easy & simple Ingredients 1 chicken breast cooked 4 slices of cucumber diced small 3  broccoli flourettes, broken into smaller pieces 4 baby gem leaves tablespoon mayonnaise or creme fraiche pepper to taste Optional – 1/2 onion diced Method Throw all the ingredients (except the little gem leaves) together in a bowl and mix thoroughly Spoon out the mix into the little gem leaves and enjoy with some small tomatoes or...
Power Packed Protein Bars

Power Packed Protein Bars

Ingredients 1 cup old fashioned organic rolled oats 1/2 cup organic quick oats 3 scoops chocolate protein powder 1/2 cup organic brown rice crisps cereal 1/4 local honey 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract 1 – 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips Method Line a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan with parchment paper or lightly grease with cooking spray. Place rolled oats in a food processor and pulse until oats are a flour consistency. In a medium bowl, mix processed rolled oats with the quick oats, protein powder and cereal together. In a small pan over medium heat, stir in the honey and peanut butter until melted and combined.  Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.  Pour mixture over the oats and mix in well. Using hands press the mixture into the loaf pan Either using a microwave or glass bowl over a pan of boiling water, melt the chocolate chips until fully melted.  Use a fork to drizzle the chocolate over the mixture. Cool in the fridge for about 30 mins before slicing into approximately 12 bars. Keep in a BPA free container in the fridge for up to 7...
Cucumber and Raspberry smoothie

Cucumber and Raspberry smoothie

Ingredients handful of frozen raspberries 1 banana handful of spinach or watercress 1 teaspoon local honey 1 teaspoon chai seeds 1 tea spoon maca powder sliced cucumber (up to you to amount) 1 cup kefir or nut milk 1/2 cup water (if you use kefir as it is very thick) Method Pop all the ingredients into a blender and whizz until smooth.  Pour into 2 glasses and...
Delicious Homemade Granola

Delicious Homemade Granola

Ingredients 2 ½ cups of oats (you can choose wheat free, or alternatively try buckwheat flakes or quinoa flakes) 1 cup pecans 1 cup almonds 1 cup hazel nuts ½ cup flax seeds 1 cup pumpkin seeds 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup raisins 1 cup dried cranberries 4 tablespoons coconut oil 3 tablespoons maple syrup or argave 3 teaspoons cinnamon   Method Partially crush or whizz the almonds, hazel and pecan nuts in a blender. Combine the dry ingredients except the raisins and cranberries. Melt the maple syrup/argave and coconut oil. Add in the cinnamon. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients so that it’s mixed together well. Place onto a baking tray and cook on 180 degrees for 30 minutes. Taking the mixture out regularaly to stir and toast new areas. Stir in the raisins and cranberries when the mixture is cool.   Serve with natural/Greek yoghurt or nut milk, add some blueberries/banana or strawberries for a slight...
Mega Maca & Broccoli Powerhouse Balls

Mega Maca & Broccoli Powerhouse Balls

I just love experimenting with foods and this recipe is a fabulously easy, tasty and a quick way to make a healthy snack to take to work or the gym. Ingredients 50g sunflower seeds 100g hazelnuts 200g broccoli finely chopped ½ small onion finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic crushed 3 tbsp coconut oil (plus extra for cooking) 2 tbsp tahini 1 tbsp maca powder ¼ tsp ground nutmeg Method Pop the sunflower seeds into a blender and whizz until they resemble breadcrumbs. Add the remaining ingredients and whizz again until you have a paste-like consistency Tip the mixture into a bowl and season to taste (although there should be enough zing in there from the garlic) Divide the mixture by hand into 16 evenly sized pieces and roll each into a ball. Refrigerate for an hour before eating raw Tip: make the balls and wrap each one in greaseproof paper, pop in a freezer bag and freeze until you want to eat them!  Saves wastage! An alternative: If you’re not into eating raw onion & veg! But you will have to eat them straight away unfortunately Pop the balls onto a baking stone or lightly greased baking sheet and place it into a pre-heated oven 180 degrees C (160 fan/350F/Gas 4) for 20 – 25 minutes or until lightly golden and heated through Take out of oven and leave cool a little then enjoy!   Full of Vitamin A, Vitamin B and C just what is needed to boost our immune system and give us an extra boost of energy when we need it! No need to grab...
Spicy tomato baked eggs

Spicy tomato baked eggs

Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 2 red onions, roughly chopped 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 1 garlic clove, sliced or crushed a small handful of coriander, finely chopped 2 400g cans or carton chopped tomatoes 1 tsp honey (if you wish) 4 eggs handful of rocket Method Heat the oil in a frying pan that has a lid, then soften the onions, chilli, garlic and coriander for 5 mins until soft. Stir in the tomatoes and honey, then bubble for 8-10 mins until thick. Can be frozen for 1 month. Using the back of a large spoon, make 4 dips in the sauce, then crack an egg into each one. Put a lid on the pan, then cook over a low heat for 6-8 mins, until the eggs are done to your liking. Scatter with a few rocket leaves and serve with crusty soda bread....

Spanish Omelette

Ingredients 2 cooked salmon fillets (flaked or chunked) 4 or 5 eggs (beaten well) 8 cherry tomatoes 1 large onion chopped 1/2 large red pepper chopped 1/2 large green pepper chopped 1/2 large yellow pepper chopped 1 cup unsweetened almond mild (or add 2 extra eggs) 1 large sweet potato diced 1 tablespoon coconut or olive oil (for frying) feta cheese for sprinkling on top 2 teaspoons black onion seeds 2 teaspoons paprika 2 teaspoons oregano 3 teaspoons chives 1 clove fresh crushed garlic Method Pop the salmon, peppers, onions, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, garlic into a deep dish frying pan Cook on a low heat until soft, take the pan off the hob Mix the milk and spices into the egg and combine well Pour the egg mix into the pan gently to cover the ingredients Return the pan to the hob and cook on a low heat for about 20 – 25 mins The mix should start to pull away from the edges of the pan, do not try and turn it over yet, just use a palette knife to push the edges away from the sides When there is virtually no liquid egg left on the surface of the omelette, turn it over to cook the other side. To do this, place a flat lid or plate over the pan, carefully invert both so that the omelette is on the lid or plate. Put the pan back on the heat and use the palette knife to gently ease the omelette back in Give it about 2 minutes more, then turn the heat off and leave it for...