Spring into Spring with GOOD Recipes

April 14, 2009 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

The Chocolate fest is over until next year. It is time for some healthy recipes surely?! Especially as the sun is (kind of) shining! Some nutritionist friends of ours have developed some recipes with GOODness in mind. Perfect for a full on detox or if you are just trying to be a bit healthier this spring. I personally love the Mango dressing. Let us know how you get on with them!

Delicious mood enhancing Mango salad dressing by Charlotte Palmer

1/2 a ripe Mango
3-4 Tablespoons of GOOD OIL
1-2 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
Basil or Oregano
1 teaspoon of good quality Honey
Teaspoon of Mustard Powder
Squeeze of Lemon or Lime to preserve

Take the Mango and throw into the liquidiser or food processor. Add the GOOD OIL, apple cider vinegar and mustard powder to the mix, plus some fresh torn Basil or Oregano and the honey. Add pepper to taste, and a good squeeze of Lemon or Lime to preserve. Pour in an airtight jar and store in the fridge this dressing makes all salads taste divine!!

Black Olive and Chickpea Pate by Charlotte Palmer

1 jar/tin of Black Olives
1 tin of Chickpeas
A generous handful of fresh herbs (Basil, Thyme etc)
A clove of garlic
A squeeze of lemon
A teaspoon of vegetable Bouillon powder
2-3 Tablespoons of GOOD OIL
A teaspoon of rice or barley miso
1 teaspoon of ground Seaweed or ground pepper to taste.

Throw all the above ingredients (except the GOOD OIL) into a food processor mix together whilst slowly drizzling the GOOD OIL in from the top. When the mixture has reached a smooth paste at the desired consistency spoon out into a clean short tub or jar store in the fridge up to 5 days. Eat spread generously on rye toast, oatcakes, or ricecakes.

Cool Cucumber Soup (serves 2-4) by Hayley Williams

1 large cucumber
1 pear
A few spring onions
A handful or two of fresh mint
2 Tablespoons of GOOD OIL
One clove of garlic
A squeeze of lemon juice
A couple of ice cubes

Simply blend the above ingredients using either a jug or a handheld blender.
If the blender isn’t high powered add the ice cubes at the end.
Retain a few mint leaves to garnish and serve cool. Eat quickly!



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