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Recipe - Slow cooker lamb Tagine

 

Ingredients

1kg higher welfare, locally sourced diced lamb shoulder, neck or leg
4 organic potatoes (700g) - peeled and chopped
4 medium onions (450g) - peeled and chopped
4 medium peppers (450g) - diced
4 large carrots (400g) - peeled and sliced
1 large sweet potato (750g) - cut into large chunks
200g tomato purée
800g tinned tomatoes
1x 400g can chickpeas
200g dried apricots or prunes
3 tsp garlic powder
3 tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp ras-el-hanout seasoning
3 tsp ground cumin
3 tsp ground cinnamon 
2 gluten free chicken stock pots
1 tbsp honey
1 pack coriander - chopped
100ml hot water
1 tsp unrefined, unbleached, high mineral sea salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
Fresh coriander (to serve)

 Method

1. Set the slow cooker to high, add the diced lamb and season with salt and pepper.
2. Add the tinned tomatoes, chickpeas, vegetables, spices and dried fruit. Followed by the tomato purée, tinned tomatoes, stock pots, honey and 1 pint hot water and mix it all together. 
3. Cook on high for 5-6 hours, (8 hours medium) until the lamb is fork tender, stirring occasionally if possible.
4. Stir in the chopped coriander at the end of the cooking time and serve.

Serves 8
Cook time - 5-6 hours (high), 8 hours (medium)
Prep time - 20-30 minutes
Calories per serving 450
Gluten free
Allergens: Celery (from the stock)

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Recipe - Crispy kale

Ingredients

175g curly kale 
1tsp olive oil
A good pinch of high mineral, unrefined sea salt

Method

To make our crispy kale recipe we're going to use an air-fryer. If you don't have one you can just use an oven and cook for 25-35 minutes on about 150 degrees or gas mark 2 until you have the crispiness you want. We love the air-fryer for a couple of different reasons. Firstly you hardly have to use any oil which will keep the fat content low if you happen to be counting the calories. It is much quicker then using an oven and you get that perfect crispiness which tastes almost like Chinese crispy seaweed. Mmm....nostalgia without the MSG!

1. Tear the kale into small pieces into a bowl, removing any large chunks of stalk. Sprinkle over the olive oil and salt and mix well to coat the kale in the oil.
2. Tip the kale into the frying compartment of the air-fryer, close the drawer and set to 120 degrees. Cook for 5 minutes, remove the fryer drawer, shake well and cook for a further 5 minutes. After this time you should have the crispiness you're after. If not continue cooking for a further 2 minutes at a time until you have it just how you like it. Different size air-fryers with different basket capacities may alter cooking times but when you get to know yours you'll crack this one in no time.

This is a great replacement for any snack but lends itself perfectly as a popcorn alternative. Still low in calories, with the salty flavour but with loads of added nutrients 

 

Serves - 2
Cooking time - 10 minutes
Prep time - 3-5minutes 
Calories per serving - 89
Gluten free
Allergens: N/A

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Pulled pork, roasted sweet potato and kaleslaw egg wrap with a honey garlic mayonnaise

Ingredients

1 egg wrap
1 kg pork shoulder or leg 
1/3 large sweet potato
1 tbsp olive oil

For the Kaleslaw

Handful of kale, roughly torn, any thick stalks removed
1/4 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
50g red cabbage, thinly sliced
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1-2 tbsp mayonnaise (see recipe for home-made)
1 tsp dijon mustard
Squeeze of lemon juice 
Pinch of unrefined, unbleached salt
Fresh ground black pepper

For the sauce

1 tbsp mayonnaise (see recipe for home-made) 
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp garlic, minced
Pinch of unrefined, unbleached salt
Fresh ground black pepper

Method

1. You'll have to start this one a little earlier to get the pork just the way you want it and fork tender. I've found the easiest way that requires the least effort is to place the joint of pork into a slow cooker and cook for between 8-9 hours on a medium setting. If leaving overnight have it on low and turn it up to high for the last couple of hours. Add a pinch of salt to the meat at the start of the cooking time.
2. Once the pork is cooked remove from the slow cooker and gently pull apart with a fork and leave to cool.
3. At any point whilst the pork is cooking cook the sweet potato. For this pre-heat the oven to 180, gas mark 6. Peel and dice up the sweet potato into 2cm dice. Season and coat with olive oil. Place onto a baking tray and cook in the centre of the oven for 35-40 minutes (turning once) until softened and starting to brown. Once cooked remove from the oven and leave to cool.
4. Finely chop and/or grate the kale, red cabbage, carrot and red onion and add to a bowl. Mix together the mayonnaise with the dijon mustard and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Add this to the bowl and mix until well combined.
5. For the honey garlic mayonnaise mix together the mayonnaise, honey, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl until combined.
6. Take your pre-made and chilled egg wrap and lay it flat on a chopping board
7. Spread the sauce evenly over the base of the wrap
8. Take about 50g of the cooked and shredded pork and add it to the wrap, followed by a good spoonful of the kaleslaw and finally sprinkle on the sweet potato.
9. Fold over the top of the wrap then fold in the sides and finally roll the wrap so everything is securely tucked in.

     Serves - 1
    Cooking time - 8-9 hours
    Prep time - 5-10 minutes 
    Calories per serving - 435
    Gluten free
     Allergens: Egg/mustard

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    Recipe - Goat’s cheese, avocado, pear and pistachio nut salad with a honey mustard vinaigrette (vegetarian)

    Ingredients

    For the salad base

    1 handful romaine lettuce, chopped
    1 handful spinach
    1 tbsp rocket
    1/2 stick celery, chopped
    1 radish, chopped
    1 tbsp cucumber, sliced
    2-3 cherry tomatoes, sliced
    1/4 carrot, thinly sliced
    1/4 bell pepper, thinly sliced
    1 spring onion, thinly sliced
    1 tbsp sweet corn
    1 tbsp beetroot, diced
    1 gherkin, sliced

    Toppings

    40g goat’s cheese, sliced
    1/3 avocado, peeled and sliced
    1/2 pear, sliced
    1 tbsp pistachio nuts

    For the dressing

    3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 tbsp unpasteurised cider vinegar
    1 tsp balsamic vinegar
    1 tsp raw honey
    1 tsp wholegrain mustard
    1/4 tsp garlic, minced
    Sea salt
    Fresh ground black pepper

    Method

    1. Place all salad items onto a plate
    2. Make the dressing by whisking all of the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.
    3. Add the goat's cheese, avocado, pear and pistachios to the top of the salad.
    4. Drizzle over the dressing and enjoy

     Serves - 1
    Cooking time - N/A
    Prep time - 10-15 minutes 
    Calories per serving - 412
    Gluten free
     Allergens: Nuts/Celery/Milk

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    Recipe - Lifestyling granola bar

    Ingredients

    250g mixed seeds - a mixture of pumpkin, sunflower, linseed, chia, sesame, poppy, hemp
    100g mixed nuts - a mixture of walnuts, pecans, brazil, cashew, hazelnut
    75g flaked almonds
    50g sultanas
    125ml honey
    2 tbsp coconut oil
    1 tsp unrefined salt

    Method

    1. If you have a food processor blitz up the nuts, or roughly chop them with a knife and put into a mixing bowl.
    2. Add all the other dry ingredients and the salt.
    3. Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan, add to the honey and mix together.
    4. Add to the rest of the ingredients and mix until everything is evenly coated. 
    5. Place into a lined 20cm baking tray and cook at 180 degrees, gas mark 5 for approximately 15 minutes, until it starts to colour (It will start to smell really good at this point, the honey and nuts melting together and filling the kitchen with an enticing aroma to get the taste-buds going!). 
    6. Allow to cool and cut into squares.

    Prep time - 10-15 minutes
    cook time - 15 minutes
    Serves - 6 - 8 bars
    Calories per serving - 277

    Gluten free
    Allergens: Nuts/sesame

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    Recipe - Slow cooker beef chilli

    Ingredients 

    1.3kg high welfare, locally sourced steak mince
    4 large onions (600g) -  finely chopped
    4 large peppers (600g) - diced
    3 celery sticks (300g) - finely chopped
    4 carrots (400g) - peeled and diced
    800g tinned tomatoes
    2 x 400g cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    200g tomato purée
    90g chipotle chilli paste
    4 garlic cloves - finely grated
    3 tsp ground cumin
    3 tsp smoked paprika
    4 tsp dried oregano
    2 x gluten free beef stock pots
    2 tbsp cocoa powder
    700ml hot water
    1 tsp unrefined, unbleached, high mineral sea salt
    1 tsp crushed black pepper

     Method

    1. Set the slow cooker to high/medium, depending on the cooking time required. Add the mince followed by the onion, celery, carrot, pepper, garlic, cumin and paprika.
    2. Stir in the oregano, chipotle paste, tomato purée, kidney beans, tinned tomatoes, stock cubes, cocoa powder, water and season with salt and pepper. 
    3. Cover and cook on high for 4-5hrs on high or 8 hours on a medium setting, stirring occasionally.
    4. Can be served with sour cream and unpasteurised cheddar cheese.
     

    Serves - 8 
    Cook time - 4-5 hours on high 8 hours on medium

    Prep time - 20-25 minutes 
    Calories per serving - 475
    Gluten free
     Allergens: celery 

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    Recipe - Cajun spiced sweet potato bites



    These yummy snacks are great for replacing any high sugar foods in your diet, and will satisfy those cravings later in the day. Fast and simple to prepare, a perfect addition to any meal.

    Ingredients

    1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1.5cm dice
    Unrefined high mineral sea salt
    Fresh ground black pepper
    1 tbsp Olive oil
    1 tbsp Cajun seasoning

    Method

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees, gas mark 6.
    2. Place the chopped sweet potato pieces into a bowl and drizzle over the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Mix to coat.
    3. Transfer to a roasting tray and put into the centre of the oven for 40-45 minutes.
    4. When cooked, the potato should be soft to touch and starting to colour.
    5. Leave to cool on some paper towel to remove any excess oil.
    6. Once cooled sprinkle the cajun seasoning over the sweet potato.
    6. Enjoy warm, or refrigerate and have whenever you feel like a snack. They can also be reheated in a pan, air-fryer, or oven to be enjoyed with any meal.

    These will keep for up to 5 days in a sealed container in the fridge.

    Why not try adding different spices, curry and jerk seasonings also work great with sweet potato!

    Serves - 1-2
    Cooking time - 40-45 minutes

    Prep time - 5 minutes 
    Calories per serving - 113
    Gluten free
     Allergens: N/A

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    Recipe - Chicken, bacon and avocado egg wrap with a harissa mayonnaise


    Ingredients

    1 egg wrap 
    45g chicken, thinly sliced
    2 rashers smoked streaky bacon
    1/2 avocado, peeled and sliced

    For the Harissa mayonnaise

    1 tbsp mayonnaise
    ½ tsp Harissa paste
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Method

    1.Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, gas mark 6.
    2. Heat a frying pan with some extra virgin olive oil. Season t
    he chicken breast on both sides and place into the pan and fry for 4-5 minutes on both sides until well-sealed. Place into the oven for 20 minutes.
    3. Cook the bacon under a heated grill and cook until crispy, 4-5 minutes per side.
    4. Place the chilled egg wrap chopping board.

    5. Make the Harissa mayonnaise by mixing together the mayonnaise, Harissa paste, salt and pepper. Once combined spread evenly over the egg wrap base.
    6. Add the sliced chicken to the centre of the wrap followed by the bacon and the avocado.
    7. Fold over the top of the wrap then the sides and finally roll the wrap so everything is securely tucked in.

     

    Serves - 1
    Cooking time - 25-30 minutes
    Prep time - 5 minutes 
    Calories per serving - 425
    Gluten free
     Allergens: Egg

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    Recipe - Avocado, olives, hummus and mixed nut salad with a cider vinegar and olive oil dressing (vegan)



    Ingredients

    1 handful romaine lettuce, chopped
    1 handful spinach
    1 tbsp rocket
    1/2 stick celery, chopped
    1 radish, chopped
    1 tbsp cucumber, sliced
    2-3 cherry tomatoes, sliced
    1/4 carrot, thinly sliced
    1/4 bell pepper, thinly sliced
    1 spring onion, thinly sliced
    1 tbsp sweet corn
    1 tbsp beetroot, diced
    1 gherkin, sliced

    Salad toppings

    1/3 avocado, peeled and sliced
    1 tbsp olives, halved
    1 tbsp mixed nuts, you can use any but we like walnuts, cashews, almonds and hazelnuts
    1 tbsp hummus

    To make the hummus

    200g chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    1 tbsp sesame tahini
    Juice of 1/2 lemon
    1/2 tsp garlic paste
    Pinch of salt
    Pinch of ground black pepper

    For the dressing

    3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 tbsp unpasteurised cider vinegar
    Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

    Method

    This one couldn’t be simpler as there is no cooking involved. It’s also vegan friendly, high in good quality plant fats and super healthy!

    1. Add all the ingredients for the hummus into a blender and blend until you have a smooth consistency. The longer you blend it for the smoother it will become, personal preference here. 
    2. Arrange all salad items on the plate, add to that the peeled and chopped avocado, the olives, mixed nuts and freshly blitzed hummus.
    2. Pour the oil and vinegar into and bowl, add the salt and pepper and whisk to combine. Drizzle over the top of the salad and it’s good to go.

    Serves - 1
    Cooking time - N/A
    Prep time - 10-15 minutes 
    Calories per serving - 401
    Gluten free
     Allergens: Nuts/Sesame

     

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    Recipe - Slow cooker chicken curry

    Ingredients

    1.6k higher welfare, free range chicken breasts
    4 organic onions (500g) - peeled and quartered
    4 organic potatoes (700g)  - peeled and chopped into 2cm cubes
    1/2 organic butternut squash (600g)- peeled, and cut into 2cm cubes
    4 organic peppers (500g) - deseeded and chopped
    800g tinned tomatoes
    2 x 400ml cans coconut milk
    200g tomato puree
    2 gluten free vegetable stock pots
    Thumb sized piece of ginger - finely chopped
    4 cloves garlic - peeled and chopped finely
    1 tub curry powder (80g)
    200g sultanas
    30g pack fresh coriander - leaves chopped
    1 tsp unrefined, unbleached, high mineral sea salt
    1 tsp crushed black peppercorns
    250ml boiling water to cover ingredients in the cooker


    Method

    1. Turn on the slow cooker to high
    2. Add the curry powder, onions, peppers, potatoes, butternut squash, tinned tomatoes, tomato puree, stock pots, sultanas, ginger and garlic to the slow cooker with the can of coconut milk and stir well
    3. Add the chicken breasts, and push them under all the other ingredients so that they are completely submerged. Add hot water to cover if required. Season with salt and pepper
    4. Cook on high for 4-5 hrs until the chicken pulls apart with a fork and the vegetables are tender
    5. Stir in the chopped coriander just before serving

    Serves - 8  
    Cook time - 4-5 hours
    Prep time - 20-25 minutes
    Calories per serving - 450

    Gluten free
    Allergens: celery (from stock), mustard (from curry powder)

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    Recipe - Sautéed wild mushrooms with sauerkraut, roasted sesame seeds and toasted sesame oil

    Ingredients

    300g mixed wild mushrooms
    50g sauerkraut
    30g unsalted butter
    1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    ½ lemon juice
    ½ small pack parsley, roughly chopped
    1 tbsp black roasted sesame seeds
    Toasted sesame oil (to serve)

    Method

    1. Clean the mushrooms of excess dirt using a small brush. If you need to wash them under cold water, do it quickly as mushrooms act like sponges and will soak up the water.  
    2. Melt the butter until foaming. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the mushrooms and fry for 1-2 mins – try to keep the shape as this all adds to the presentation.
    3.Add the sauerkraut with some of the brine from the jar to the pan, mix together on the heat for another minute. Season and finish with a squeeze of lemon juice, the parsley and roasted sesame seeds. Drizzle with toasted sesame oil to serve.

    Prep time - 10 minutes
    Cook time - 10 minutes
    Serves - 2
    Serving suggestion - perfect as a small plate
    Calories per serving - 275

    Gluten free
    Allergens: N/A

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    Recipe - Dark chocolate berry bar

    Ingredients

    100g of 80% dark chocolate
    50g organic cacao butter
    75-100g A combination of dried blueberries, goji berries, dried sour cherries, coconut flakes (You can add orange zest and/or a little of the juice as this works great too!)
    75ml double cream

    Method

    1. Boil water and add to a saucepan.
    2. Place a heat proof bowl over the pan of boiling water, make sure that the water is bubbling against the pan and break the chocolate in to melt.
    3. Reduce heat to a simmer as the chocolate starts to melt.
    4. Once the chocolate has completely melted add in the cream and mix well until combined.
    5. Add the rest of the ingredients; dried goji berries, dried blueberries, dried sour cherries, coconut flakes and mix together.
    6. Line a baking tray or plate with baking paper. Remove the mixture from the heat and pour the contents onto the baking paper. Use a spatula or knife to spread evenly and place in the fridge to cool. 
    7. Allow to cool for at least an hour or until hard to touch then remove and cut up into bite-size pieces.

    Prep time - 15 minutes
    Set time - 1 hour
    Serves - 2 - 4 portions
    Calories per serving - 179

    Gluten free
    Allergens: Milk

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