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Category: Soups

Carrot and Lentil Soup

Posted on: 19th October 2014

I recently made this carrot and lentil soup as part of a cooking course I was running. The recipe has been adapted from a recipe I found on the First Steps Nutrition Trust website. Most of the participants had never cooked with lentils, let alone eaten them. Lentils are such a great source of protein, fibre, ...
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Posted on: 18th August 2014

I love a good soup. I usually make mine the traditional way – sweat the veggies in a little butter, then add stock. However today I had a little more time so decided to roast my veggies instead. It was delicious. I used chicken stock cubes, but I would recommend making your own stock if ...
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Healthier Apple Crumble for Two

Posted on: 28th April 2013

This is my homemade apple crumble recipe. It only takes 15 minutes to prepare, and then needs 35 minutes in the oven on gas mark 4 (180 degrees C). It is a healthier twist on a classic, using reduced fat spread, using half oats/half flour and less sugar. The oats also increase the amount of ...
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Vanilla and Raspberry Cheesecake – healthy version but delicious!

Posted on: 7th April 2013

This is my homemade vanilla and raspberry cheesecake recipe – it’s a no-bake cheesecake and very easy to make. If you’ve never made a cheesecake before, give it a go – like me, you will probably become addicted! You just make it up (ideally in the morning or the night before) and leave in the ...
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Homemade Leek and Potato Soup

Posted on: 26th March 2013

This is my homemade leek & potato soup recipe – a lovely winter warmer and only takes about 35 minutes to make. It’s healthy and cheap – great when you want a filling lunch on a budget. Ingredients 15g knob of olive spread (or make it low fat spread to decrease the calories & fat ...
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