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Falafel Sliders with Pickled Red Slaw and Sriracha

Summer + Easy Dinners = Happy Days! While the ingredient list for these falafel sliders may look a little daunting, it is actually a breeze.

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Warm Lentil, Tomato, Courgette & Pesto Salad

I love a Kiwi summer for so many reasons, but one consistent highlight is the sudden increase in shared meals amongst friends.

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Christmas Strawberry and Basil Compote

Strawberries are synonymous with summer and a bright and warm New Zealand Christmas. Be it sliced on the top of a pavlova...

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Blue Spirulina Bowl

Move over beige, boring smoothie combos …blue spirulina is here to shake things up and brighten your day!

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Broccoli & Leek Cleansing Soup

Spring is often synonymous with shedding layers, discarding winter hibernation habits, & getting ready to get a bit more bounce in our step.

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Thai Red Curry Soup with Peanut & Sesame Tofu

Tofu is a great source of vegetarian protein. It contains all the essential amino acids your body needs and is rich in minerals & vitamins.

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Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric and Ginger Smoothie

This bright and bold smoothie packs an anti-inflammatory punch like no other, thanks to the star ingredients, turmeric and ginger.

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Oat & Chocolate Chia Muesli Bar

These muesli bars came into my family's lives after much trial-and-error trying to make healthy lunch box treats that both my boys liked.

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Raspberry, Cacao & Chia Porridge

Rising to this bright, warm, and wholesome bowl of goodness makes winter mornings that much easier!

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Gluten-Free Ginger and Pistachio Crunch

A Kiwi classic, with a modern upgrade to suit the more health-conscious ginger crunch fans! I’ve been making ginger crunch from the Edmonds Cookbo..

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Easy Edamame Medley

This has to be one of the easiest throw-together dishes in the history of healthy living! It is super healthy, and super quick to make…

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Roasted Beetroot Hummus & Herbs

#vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree This magnificent magenta-colored hummus has both the looks and the substance and sustenance to back the beauty!..

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Christmas Chocolate Bark Recipe

Simple to whip up and it’s loaded with dark chocolate, freeze-dried raspberries, macadamias, and pistachios, and it looks festive...

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Green Goodness Dressing

You may have heard of the Green Goddess Dressing, a surprise, surprise, green dressing which is said to have originated around 1923, at a hotel in S..

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Vegan Chocolate Orange Mousse

#vegan #glutenfree A rich, silky mousse that tastes like Jaffas…but is healthy?! It sounds too good to be true, but in this vegan mousse, y..

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Spiced Roasted Walnuts

#glutenfreen #dairyfree These are one of my favourite additions to any cheese board or salad. They are slightly spiced, slightly salted, and ..

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Vegan No-Bake Lemon & Coconut Slice

#glutenfree #dairyfree I’m not sure about your neck of the woods, but in mine, lemon season has been going off! There’s nothing quite lik..

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Hearty Vegetable and Chorizo Soup

This hearty soup is the ultimate comfort food, and the fresh basil pesto twist packs a punch of flavour. Ingredients: Olive oil ..

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Spiced Roasted Cauliflower with Maple Tahini Sauce & Almonds

Gone are the days when cauliflower was merely an over-cooked, watery afterthought to accompany a roast. Its status was elevated thanks to the cheese..

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Dairy-Free Feijoa and Ginger Loaf

If you’re a fan of feijoas, you’ll know that it is hard to stop at just a few. In fact, I have a knife scar on my finger from childhood, proof o..

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Butternut Pumpkin Soup

Ok, guilty! As a little girl sometimes I did want a pumpkin to turn into a carriage fit for a Princess and sweep me off to a glamourous ball! But wi..

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‘Nana’s’ Polish Cucumber Salad

As a little girl, I was lucky enough to have a beautiful Polish neighbour that invited me and my family into her home with open arms. She was my ‘..

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Raspberry, Vanilla & Peach Collagen Smoothie

A delightfully light and fruity summer smoothie. The addition of marine collagen powder is optional in this beauty, but research suggests that addin..

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Pavlova

This is a simple kiwi Pavlova recipe, crunchy on the outside and marshmallow on the inside. Ingredients: 4 egg whites1 1/4 cup..

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Brown Rice, Roasted Carrot, Walnut & Feta Salad

Now that salad season is upon us with warmer days and festive celebrations ahead, this healthy and attractive salad is a great recipe to have on han..

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Classic Kiwi Salad Dressing Recipe

The traditional Kiwi salad dressing is a kiwi favourite with sweetened condensed milk and vinegar. Double the recipe if you want to use the w..

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Raw Salted Caramel Sauce

Medjool dates naturally have a sweet, caramel flavour, making them the perfect base for this versatile raw salted caramel sauce. It's a lovely vegan..

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School lunch box ideas

Cherry tomatoes, baby carrots and chopped cucumber with hummus, sliced capsicum, celery with cream cheese or peanut butter...

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Strawberries & Cream Smoothie Bowl

#dairyfree #glutenfree This smoothie bowl looks and tastes a treat! It’s the perfect start to the sunnier days ahead, being light, fresh, a..

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Cardamom, Orange & Almond Cupcakes

#glutenfree #dairyfree It seems that ever since ‘Sex and the City’s’ Miranda and Carrie talked crushes while stuffing themselves with t..

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Orange Cake

This recipe is inspired by a cake devised by the celebrator of all things delectably delicious, Nigella Lawson. I’ve played with my own versions o..

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Fried Rosemary & Thyme Blanched Almonds

These herby blanched almonds are sure to be a hit with all, and cover many essential successful snack elements; salty, crunchy, more-ish...

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Chewy Gluten & Dairy-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I might just have to claim it. These have got to be the easiest chocolate chip cookies ever to make, and it’s a bonus that they’re gluten & ..

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Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

A healthy, refreshing & health-enhancing vegan smoothie that will help you glow from the inside out.

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Roasted Tomatoes with Whipped Feta and Herbs

I created this dish for a group of girlfriends one afternoon and they all went crazy for it...

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Summer Fruit Mascarpone & Lemon Curd Dessert

Gluten-free This is a delightfully light and fresh dessert, perfect for serving up after summer BBQs or just whenever you have additional sto..

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Gluten & Dairy-Free Christmas Pavlova Wreath Dessert

You can’t really go past a good ol’ pav for a Kiwi Christmas. Twisting tradition a little, this mini pavlova wreath is a real crowd-pleaser with..

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Overnight Orange, Apple & Coconut Bircher Muesli

My favourite thing about Bircher Muesli has to be the fact that you wake up in the morning, and breakfast is pretty much good to go!

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Dairy-Free Mexican-Spiced Chocolate Ice Cream

#dairyfree #glutenfree This recipe is definitely a case of “don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it!” When we’re talking about Mexica..

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Carrot, Orange & Lime Juice

Fresh juice is a wonderful way to incorporate into your diet some of your 7+a day fruit and vegetable requirements.

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Toddler Smoothie – Carob & Banana

This healthy smoothie is a creamy sweet treat for toddlers and parents alike!

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Chamomile, Oat & Honey Loaf

The childhood instilled notion of nourishment attached to oats, milk (albeit dairy-free in this case), sweet honey and relaxing chamomile...

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Vegan Salted Caramel Slice

#glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan Baking. For many, a savior, a distraction, and a sweet indulgence during the COVID_19 lockdown. And with flour ..

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Dandelion Root Chai Concentrate

A good cuppa tends to soothe away daily stresses, even if just for the duration of those savoured sips. A chai always hits the spot for me, but the ..

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Tamari Roasted Almonds

I’m pretty sure these are about the best ‘on the go’ snack out there.

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Herbaceous Eggplant & Tahini Bake

The eggplant in this dish is silky smooth inside, coated with a slightly crisp skin, the almonds add crunch, and the raisins burst...

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Artichoke and Cannellini Dip

More often than not, a 'good' dip is laden with cheese to give it that creamy texture. Cannellini beans are a good alternative...

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Chili Prawn Linguine with Fresh Herbs

My go-to Summer pasta! Fresh, light, herbaceous and most importantly, refreshingly easy to throw together after a day lazing at the beach.

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Christmas Salad – Quinoa Tabbouleh

This salad recipe is a real crowd-pleaser and will go down a treat at Christmas lunches or dinners. With a red and green colour palette...

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Gluten-Free Vegetarian Paneer and Lentil Spice Pie

I live with a man who lives for pies. Generally viewed as stodgy, rich and meaty fare, I decided I had to get a healthier (gluten-free, meat-free) r..

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Gluten & Dairy-Free Chocolate Pecan Brownies

This is the kind of recipe that you need to safely tuck away in your repertoire ready to cook up for someone who 'boo-hoos' anything that is this 'n..

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Cranberry, Pistashio & Coconut Frozen Bark

Ingredients1 small tub of Greek yoghurt1/4 cup of Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries1 Tbsp of pistachios1 Tbsp of coconut Di..

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Pink Cranberry Smoothie

Ingredients1 large orange, peeled150ml frozen cranberries1 cup frozen berries (strawberries, raspberries)1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced150ml Oce..

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Cranberry Light Spritzer

Ingredients250ml Ocean Spray® Light Cranberry Classic™250ml sparkling water1/2 fresh lemon squeezed3 fresh mint sprigs Directions ..

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Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread

Akin to the family favorite ‘Nutella’, but without the added sugar (in Nutella, cane sugar is the main ingredient, even before hazelnut).

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Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Soy Cream Cheese Icing

As a (perhaps slightly odd) kid, chocolate cake really didn't do it for me, no matter if it was Barbie herself who dolled the icing...

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7 Foods to Help Boost Focus & Support Memory

The ability to remember things is for most of us, as natural as breathing. We take it for granted that we will recall a conversation that we had las..

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Warming Winter Tonic

We’re in the dark depths of winter now and the seasonal lurgies are out in full force. This Warming Winter Tonic is akin to a comforting...

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Nourishing Chicken Soup Recipe

Chicken soup isn’t just good for the soul. A hot bowl of homemade chicken soup has long been regarded as a natural remedy for...

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Oat, Coconut and Raisin Cookies

There is something about oat cookies that conjures up nothing but wholesome memories. The warm milk and cookie moments you wish you could...

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Gluten-Free Sesame Almond Crackers

These high-protein snacks are deliciously more-ish to munch on as they are, or thrown onto an antipasti platter for a substitution...

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Balsamic, Honey & Thyme Roast Vege Frittatas

I threw these together when I was away at the beach with a group of friends, having had some roast sweet potato leftover from the night before. Some..

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Vegan Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is a classic dessert that I admit to being pretty nervous about 'messing' with. Pecan pie purists will think I'm nuts for creating this stap..

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Orange, Walnut & Chocolate Cookies

I was on a mission. My munching mission was to pretty much ‘free’ the classic choc-chip cookie for those who have food sensitivities.

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Tropical Fruit Salsa

A tantalizing touch of the Pacific, with the sweet spice of Mexico. Hola! Take your taste buds on a stress-free journey. This is ridiculously easy to ..

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Raspberry Louise Slice

#dairyfree #glutenfree Best tucked into straight from the fridge, one bite and the light coconut meruinge-like topping breaks to allow the cold ras..

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Roasted Banana, Maple & Pecan Ice-Cream

#glutenfree #dairyfree So you may be dairy-free, but do you still scream for a lick of ice-cream every now & then? No need for the trembling bo..

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Cranberry Lime Spritzer

Ingredients: 3 sprigs fresh mint, washed1 tablespoon fresh lime juice100 ml Ocean Spray® Cranberry Classic™ or Cranberry Light Fruit DrinkSparkli..

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Broccoli and Cranberry Salad

Ingredients: Prep time:
10 minutes plus chilling 8-10 servings Salad: 5 cups broccoli florets, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1/2 cup chopped red ..

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Goat Feta, Spinach & Parsley Dip

This is a simple concoction, yet with distinct flavor complexities ...peppery, zesty, rich, fresh & salty.

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Ginger and Banana Pregnancy Smoothie

#glutenfree Pregnancy is undoubtedly incredibly demanding on a woman’s body, but ultimately, it can be a radiantly happy time where energy is in ..

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Macadamia Crusted Mango & Lime Raw 'Cheesecake'

#glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan A lusciously creamy cheesecake with no cream cheese, sour cream or any cream at all for that matter. Say what?! No ki..

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Polenta Pizza with Balsamic Veggies & Kale Pesto

To me, a polenta pizza base is infinitely tastier than your standard flour-based pizza. It's also a tonne easier than trying to make your own 'traditi..

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Vegan Kale and Walnut Pesto

Pesto may just be one of my all-time favourite condiments, but store-bought varieties are often loaded with preservatives...

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Rosewater, Honey & Almond Cupcakes with Cashew Cream Frosting

This silky and sweet frosting uses soaked cashews as the 'butter' base and is lightly sweetened with Medjool dates & stevia.

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Mixed Berry Coulis

A divine coulis doesn't have to be loaded with cane sugar. In fact, I like letting the natural tartness creep into the sweet...

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Lemon Curd Squares

Lemon lovers rejoice! If I call it lemon, then lemon it shall be. I'm not one for just squeeze of lemon in my citrus sweets.

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Almond Crusted Fish with Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges & Dill Aioli

've turned the tide on the classic here, with a fresh take on this favoured dish in the form of a much healthier, flavoursome rendition.

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Lavender & Earl Grey Tea Cakes

Earl Grey tea and lavender flowers pair beautifully in these moist and lightly fragrant darlings, delicately sweetened with honey and dollop

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A Nutritionist’s Tips for Supercharging your Smoothie

A healthy smoothie is usually packed with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and should contain satiating fats and protein to ensure..

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Coconut, Honey & Vanilla Bean Cake

This little honey is as dreamy as she sounds. Delicately sweetened, moist & decadently rich... Yet without refined sugar, gluten or dairy!

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Chèvre, Honeycomb & Thyme on Rye

The combo of goat's cheese,  honey & thyme is the stuff dreams are made of. Time to step away from your staple jam…

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Strawberries & Cream Cheesecake

Cake! Of the raw strawberries and cream kind! Oh me, oh my!

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Pear, Hazelnut and Salted Caramel Tarts

A heavenly trio of a textured hazelnut & ginger base, silky & sweet salted caramel centre + lightly baked maple pears.

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Grilled Salmon with Cranberry Relish

Ingredients  Relish ¾ cup Ocean Spray® Reduced Sugar Craisins® Dried Cranberries 1 cup Ocean Spray® Cranberry Classic™ or Light Cranberry F..

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Cranberry Lime Refresher

Ingredients 250ml Ocean Spray® Cranberry Light Fruit Drink, chilled 2 ounces sparkling water Lime wedge, garnish Mint, garnish Directions Fi..

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Gluten-free Moroccan Vegan Lasagne

 To me, lasagne of any kind has always been an ultimate comfort food so I was delighted that my creation of a very healthy version...

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Homemade Raw Almond Milk

I was pleasantly surprised to discover just how easy (and cheap) it is to make almond milk myself!

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Spiced Kale Chips

Straight up...I'm going to warn you that these super-food babies are hugely addictive. What chips aren't though, right?

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Fragrant Moroccan Vegan Lentil Soup

Oh, sweet bowl of comfort, how you warm my Autumn soul!

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Cacao Cream Tart

This dark beauty of a tart has texture and taste to die for. While it's gluten and dairy-free, it's rich and moreish like any good...

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Millet, Pomegranate & Pistachio Pilaf

Studded with nuts and bejewelled with pomegranate, this vegan dish is as aesthetically pleasing as it is tasty.

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Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad

Gluten-free, Vegetarian A seemingly unlikely combo, but when it's foolproof in its success and so charmingly bright, why wouldn't you give it a sho..

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Coconut, Vanilla Bean & Honey Ice Cream with Salted Almond Brittle

Fear not ice cream lovers with dietary restrictions...you can still indulge in sweet satisfaction! After many a trials to achieve the perfect consiste..

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Garlic roast chickpeas with almonds, feta, mint & lemon

Go beyond falafel & hummus with this zesty chickpea dish that is sure to be a staple in your summer repertoire!

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Ocean Spray® Light Cranberry Smoothie

A simple and delicious berry smoothie, with only 4 ingredients!

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Ocean Spray® Reduced Sugar Craisins® Chicken Salad

Chicken salad with Reduced Sugar Craisins® is a perfect filling for sandwiches

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Cacao & Coconut Granola

'Tis a good morning when you start your day with chocolatey goodness. This deliciously crunchy granola is the stuff dreams are made of...

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Smoked Salmon and Leek Omelette

I made this egg dish kind of by accident. What started as something with lofty aspirations as a main ensemble, got flipped on it's head...

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Lamb Koftas with Tzatziki & Fresh Apple Mint Chutney

Granted that it's not for all, there is a place for red-meat based meals in a healthy eating regime. These softly spiced lamb koftas are delectably mo..

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Healthy Eating

Cooking for winter wellness is about producing foods that tick all the “comfort” boxes while looking after your health and weight...

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