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Tag: diet

The Truth about Detox Diets

Posted on: 25th February 2014

Thinking about trying the latest ‘juice diet’ or ‘colon cleanse’? Those trying to sell you their products will claim that you will lose weight, feel great and be ‘cleansed inside’. Feeling tempted to try one? Well this article will explain why your time and money would be better spent elsewhere. What is detox? ‘Detox’ (which ...
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Homemade Vegetarian / Vegan Chilli

Posted on: 26th September 2013

This is my homemade veggie/vegan chilli recipe – it’s a really easy, cheap and filling dinner that only takes about 30 minutes to make. It includes sweet potato and butternut squash in addition to other veggies, kidney beans and lentils. It’s also gluten-free, so perfect for anyone with coeliac disease. If you’re a meat-eater, have you considered going ...
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Summer Veggie Pasta Salad

Posted on: 15th July 2013

This is my homemade vegetarian pasta salad recipe; perfect for the summer. It makes a lovely side accompaniment to a BBQ, and has a sweet taste thanks to the lovely moist dressing. I estimate this recipe would make enough for 12 generous servings as a side dish. It’s nice and quick to make – cheap ...
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No-added-sugar Apple and Cinnamon Scotch Pancakes

Posted on: 8th July 2013

This is my homemade scotch pancake recipe. It uses sweetener, but if you would rather avoid sweetener, you can use sugar instead. I tend to use a ‘stevia’ sweetener. This is a relatively new sweetener on the market, made from extract of the stevia plant, grown in America and known for its naturally sweet leaves. ...
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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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