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30 Minute One Pot Baked Chicken & Rice

This recipe is a family favourite because the flavours that you end up with are somewhat mind blowing believe me! The chicken is succulent and crispy, the rice is moist and fluffy bursting with all the flavours from the juices that drip down from the chicken, the herbs and spices used. It’s truly amazing.

All the ingredients used here are real foods, nothing processed so your body gets to extract all the good good from fresh vegetables, proteins and grains used.

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One Pan Baked Salmon & Trio of Potatoes

This one pan dish is a perfect shout after a long and busy day that has been spent out of the home. You come home and realise you still have things to do as well as make dinner!

Its ideal if it has been prepped earlier but nonetheless still relatively easy to put together and stick in the oven while you get on with your evening duties. 

Only real ‘foods’ used in the process of making this dish and really that’s what we should strive for daily. Eating living foods that have been plucked from the earth or killed. There are so many nutritional benefits you get from this one pan, from the omega 3 vitamins found in the fish to the antioxidants in the sweet potatoes.

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Slow Cooked Tomato Sauce With Flaked Fish Fillets

This recipe is perfect for those who adapt to a pescatarian lifestyle. This could be your very own spaghetti bolognaise dish with fish that is!  

Although this will take just over an hour to prepare the joy of it is that is very light on the manual work side. The majority of the time will be spent slow cooking the sauce which I promise you is most definitely worth the wait.  

Also if you are not a fan of the fishes I used (cod & makeral) feel free to use whichever fish you prefer or whatever you have available, it will still be a hit. 

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Plantain Mash, Spicy King Prawns & Avocado Sala

The high amount of potassium found in plantains are essential for maintaining the cell and body fluids that control your heart rate and blood pressure.

Plantains are also a good source of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). A cup of sliced plantains gives you roughly 34 percent of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA). This vitamin helps decrease homocysteine levels which are often associated with coronary artery disease and stroke.

Plantains contain roughly 32 percent of the recommended amount of vitamin C in a single cup. This vitamin acts as an antioxidant and helps build up your immune system.

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Quinoa vegan stir fry with roasted plantain

If your looking for an alternative to your usual carbs such as rice and pasta, this is a great choice. Is very quick to prepare, full of nutrients and can be incorporated in your diet in so many ways.

This recipe is a perfect low carb, high in protein meal that can be made in minutes. the vegetables and grains used will keep you full for longer which can help towards any weight loss goals.

For those who are not vegans, feel free to add a side of your favorite protein to compliment this dish.

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Fiery chilli & crab spaghetti

Sometimes you need to make something delicious, filling, healthy and you need it quick! If that’s what you’re looking for look no further!

This recepie will take not longer than 15 minutes to make, it’s a bit of a cheat considering you are using a ready made pasta sauce. However it’s delicious and a healthy go to dish after a busy day working.

The sacla fiery chilli pesto has to be my favourite of all their pesto pots. I really wansnt expecting it to be that ‘fiery’ or full of so much flavour other than the heat.

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Chicken, Yam & Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin is a type of squash. It’s technically a fruit, however it’s usually considered a vegetable.

I love this recipe because it only requires one pot, add all the ingredients in one at a time and allow to cook while you catch up on your latest tv show, read a book or brows on the gram! Ha

The flavours in the pot are some what magical I promise, from the sweetness of the carrots and pumpkins to the rich taste in the yams, the freshness from the herbs and kick you get from the spices. It will leave you going back for more.

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Bulgur wheat x King Prawns

Bulgur wheat is my number 1 go to for a quick dinner, lunch or if I want a substantial salad. It takes about 10 minutes to cook and you can make it with pretty much anything.

This recipe, which most of my fellow Africans will refer to it as bulgur jollof is bulgur wheat which is cooked in a sweet and spicy tomato sauce that gives it an array of flavours once you have added all your herbs and spices.

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Sweet potato & Chickpea Curry

I love chickpea, not just because of the nutritional facts but moreso because of how versatile they can be. They can be used in breakfasts, lunch, dinners, in curries, stews, as a snack (roasted or more commonly as a spread / dip when made into hummus.

A few reasons why we should be eating more chickpeas:

The protien and fiber in chickpeas may help keep your appetite under control.

Protein and fiber work synergistically to slow digestion, which helps promote fullness. In addition, protein may increase levels of appetite-reducing hormones in the body.

In fact, the filling effects of the protein and fiber in chickpeas may automatically lower your calorie intake throughout the day and at meals.

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SUN-DRIED TOMATO PESTO SALMON AND POTATO TRAY BAKE

If you’re ever looking for a quick family recipe that includes fish and veggies that the kids will love, look no further! This is a very simple, hassle free and quick recipe that will leave everyone asking for more. 

The main flovour of this dish will come from the sun-dried tomato pesto, which will fill the house with an amazing aroma as well as provide a burst of flovour to this dish. The Italians love tomatoes so much that they affectionately call them ‘red gold’. The juicy ones that go into this rich sauce have been dried for around seven days under the warm Italian sun to intensify their flavour.

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CHILLI & GARLIC BLACK BEAN SPAGHETTI WITH KING PRAWNS

Black beans, also called black turtle beans, are legumes, which are very popular in Latin American cuisine. Black beans are great for treating digestive issues because they contain high levels of protein and fiber, making them a “superfood”. Consuming black beans can also aid in the regulation of the body’s blood sugar levels. Black beans are packed with fibre and protein, which will keep you feeling full and energetic for hours. High fiber foods increase the sense of fullness after eating and reduce appetite, making you feel fuller for longer, which is great if you are trying to loose weight. 

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DILL, CHILLI LEMON SPICED SEA BREAM

This is a simple yet delicious dish that we have as a family at least once a week with various side dishes. Not only is the marinade delicious but it’s also very quick to make and can literally be used with any fish or seafood of your choice. We tend to have his with a salad on days where we want to eat light, some grilled plantain or homemade baked sweet potato fries. The main ingredient in this dish is fresh dill, I’ve starting used dill a lot recently and have found some health benefits that will encourage you to use it over and over again. This is a simple yet delicious dish that we have as a family at least once a week with various side dishes. Not only is the marinade delicious but it’s also very quick to make and can literally be used with any fish or seafood of your choice. 

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