Slow Cooker Middle Eastern Stew [Vegan & Gluten Free]

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Serves: 6 Prep: 30-35mins Cooking Time: about 4 hrs (*On a high heat setting) Type: Main Meal Tools: Chopping board, sharp knife, colander, large/non-stick frying pan, frying spatula, large measuring jug, slow cooker Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamins C, K & E, carbohydrates, protein, fibre, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and per…

Meatless Monday: Stuffed Aubergines w/ North African & Middle Eastern Fusion [Vegan]

Healthy Recipes, Meatless Monday

Serves: 5-6 (as a starter) or 2-3 as a main course Prep & Cooking Time: 45-60 mins (*Dependant on skill and/or the number of kitchen helpers!) Type: Main Meal Tools: Chopping board, sharp knife, 2*baking trays, small spoon, silicone mat (or parchment paper), large/non-stick pot, frying spatula (or wooden spoon, grater, manual juicer (optional), serving spoon…

Baked Harissa Tofu [Vegan & Gluten Free]

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Serves: 2-4 Prep: 35 mins + overnight (8-12hrs) Cooking: 30-35 mins Type: Main meal Tools: Chopping board(s), small frying pan, frying spatula, small bowl, rolling pin or large spoon, sharp knife, fork, large measuring jug, kitchen paper, large bowl, kitchen film, baking tray, parchment paper Notes: This recipe contains: B-Vitamins, Vitamin C & E, carbohydrates,…

Meatless Monday: Carrot, Sesame & Lime Soup [Vegan & Gluten Free]

Healthy Recipes, Meatless Monday

Serves: 6 Prep & Cooking Time: 35-40 mins (*Dependent upon skill & the number of kitchen helpers!) Type: Main Meal Tools: Chopping board, sharp knife, veggie peeler, measuring jug, non-stick pot, ladle, blender, resealable container Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, carbohydrates, protein, fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and per serving…

Slow Cooker Turkish Pilaf [Vegan & Gluten Free]

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Serves: 6 Prep: ≤ 35 mins Cooking Time: 2-3 hrs (*on a high heat setting.) Type: Main Meal Tools: Chopping board(s), sharp knife, colander, large/non-stick frying pan, frying spatula, measuring jug, slow cooker Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamins C & E, carbohydrates, protein, fibre, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and per…

Pearl Barley Tabbouleh-Fattoush Fusion Salad w/ Crumbled ‘Feta’ [Vegan]

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Serves: 6 Prep,Cooking & Assembly: 40-45 mins (*Dependent upon skill and/or grain used). Type: Main Meal Tools: Chopping board(s), large bowl or casserole dish, large pot (with lid), colander, sharp knife, baking tray (or grill pan), small dish, pastry brush, resealable containers Notes: This recipe contains: B-Vitamins, Vitamins C, carbohydrates, protein, fibre, calcium, magnesium, potassium,…

(Almost!) Dolma

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Serves: 3-4 Prep, Cooking & Assembly: 60 mins Type: Main Meal Tools: Large pot, chopping board, sharp knife, manual juicer (optional), large/non-stick frying pan, frying spatula, mixing bowl, serving tray (or dish) Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamins C & K, carbohydrates, protein, fibre, calcium, magnesium, potassium and (per serving) is low in salt, sugar and…

Cooking Dried Chickpeas: A Simple Method!

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Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), are not only a staple in Middle Eastern cooking, but also in many plant-based households as well. My love affair with them started many, many, years ago when I first discovered houmous! Such a nutritious, tasty, cheap and versatile legume…what’s not to love about them?!   Well, quite honestly the cooking process was always a bit…

Baked ‘Green’ Falafels

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Serves: 5-10 Prep & Cooking Time: 70-80 mins Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamins C & K protein, fibre, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, has no added sugars and (per serving) is low in added salt, sugar and saturated fats*! This recipe is an example of how fast/processed foods can be healthy! Authentic recipes…

Meatless Monday: Baked Broad Bean, Quinoa & Herb Falafels [Vegan & Gluten Free]

Healthy Recipes, Meatless Monday

Serves: 8-12 Yields: 40 falafels Prep & Assembly: 35mins Baking: 25mins Cooling: 5-10mins Type: Main meal, snack Tools: Sieve, small non-stick pot w/lid, chopping board, sharp knife, food processor, mixing bowl, silicone spatula, veggie peeler, colander, measuring spoons, baking tray (*1-2), parchment paper, cooling rack Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamins C, K…

Lemon & Tahini Sauce w/Yoghurt [Vegan & Gluten Free]

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Yields: about 200ml Serves: 6 Prep & Assembly: ≤5mins Type: Sauce, Dip, Dressing Tools: Measuring jug, fork or large spoon, silicone spatula, air-tight jar Notes: This recipe contains*: B-Vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid/B5), Vitamins C & D, carbohydrates, protein, fibre, iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and per serving is low in added sugar, salt and…

Pomegranate Sauce [Vegan & Gluten Free]

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Serves: 10 Yields: about 400ml Prep & Cooking Time: ≤ 8mins Type: Dip, Sauce, Dressing Tools: Large measuring jug, whisk, small dish, non-stick pot Like other ‘healthy’ and wholesome foods, pomegranate can play a great part in supporting a healthy diet and lifestyle! Originating from the Middle East, this lovely fruit is a good source of fibre but also contains vitamins C,…

Persian-Inspired (Jewelled) Rice W/ Tahini Sauce & Baked Falafels [Vegan & Gluten Free]

Healthy Recipes, Meatless Monday

Rice Serves: 4 Prep & Cooking Time: 40 mins Type: Main Meal Tools: Chopping board, sharp knife, manual juicer (optional), large/non-stick frying pan (with a lid), frying spatula, large bowl, large wooden spoon, measuring jug, fork Notes: The rice contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, carbohydrates, protein, fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium and (per serving) is…

Aubergine Dip

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Serves: 8* Prep & Cooking Time: 60-80 minutes Recipe adapted from: All TV Chefs…or in this case, Paul Hollywood! Notes: This recipe contains: B-Vitamins, Vitamins C & E, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and (per serving*) is low in salt, sugar and saturated fats! Here’s another great dip for summer! Our ‘baba ganoush-style’ dip is delicious; we…