Quinoa Salad with Lentils, Fennel and Orange

This is a simple salad for a light meal anytime. Serves 4  Ingredients: ½ cup Puy lentils 1 bay leaf 1 cup quinoa 3 tbsp hazelnuts, roasted and roughly chopped Bunch flat-leaf (Italian) parsley, well washed, finely chopped 1 tbsp ground cumin 3–4 fresh dates, pitted and chopped 1 lemon, juiced 1 small green capsicum,…

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Banana Split

Serves 2 Preparation time: 5 mins Ingredients: 2 bananas squeeze of fresh lemon, lime or orange juice 2 scoops vanilla ice-cream (low fat if you prefer) 1 passionfruit, halved 2 teaspoons toasted flaked almonds, optional 1/2 teaspoon hundreds and thousands, optional Method: 1. Peel and slice the banana in half lengthwise or cut into slices…

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Roast Sweet Potato, Snow Pea & Burghul Salad

Serves 4-6 Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 25 mins Ingredients: 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) orange-fleshed sweet potato, peeled and chopped into 2 cm (3/4 in) chunks 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 cup burghul or cracked wheat 2 green onions (scallions), chopped 120 g (4…

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Mixed Grain Porridge with Dried Fruit Compote & Yoghurt

Serves 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes   Ingredients: 2⁄3 cup dried apples 1⁄3 cup dried apricots ¼ cup pitted prunes 4 cups water 1 cinnamon stick ¾ cup rolled oats ¾ cup rolled barley 200g low-fat vanilla yoghurt, to serve Method: Combine the apples, apricots, prunes, 1 cup of water, and…

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Pork, Bok Choy and Noodle Stir-Fry

Serves 4 Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking time 15 minutes Ingredients: 200 g dry rice noodles 2 tablespoons gluten-free reduced-salt tamari 2 tablespoons gluten-free sweet chilli sauce 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon canola oil 500 g pork fillet, sliced thinly 1 red (Spanish) onion, sliced into thin wedges 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger…

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Salmon and Pumpkin Patties with Butter Bean Salad

Makes 4 patties Preparation time 25 minutes Chilling time 30 minutes Cooking time 25 minutes Ingredients: 200 g can pink salmon, drained 400 g can butter beans, drained ¹⁄³ cup mashed butternut pumpkin 2 spring onions, chopped 2 teaspoons rice bran ½ teaspoon gluten-free curry powder 1 tablespoon brown rice flour 2 teaspoons canola oil…

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French Toast with Strawberry and Banana Topping

Serves 2 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 4 minutes Ingredients: 1 egg 1 tbsp reduced fat milk ½ tsp vanilla essence 1 tsp olive or canola oil margarine 2 thick slices grainy low GI bread, halved Low fat plain yoghurt, to serve (optional) Strawberry and banana topping 125g (4 ½ oz) strawberries, hulled and…

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Barley & Vegetable Soup

Serves 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 100 g (31/2 oz) carrots, diced 400 g (14 oz) can tomatoes 1 tablespoon tomato paste (purée) 110 g (3 3/4 oz/ 1/2 cup) pearl barley 1 litre (35 fl oz/4 cups) vegetable stock 100 g (31/2…

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Mixed Berry Muffins

Makes 8-10 Soaking time: 10 minutes Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 35 g (11/4 oz/ 1/2 cup) All-Bran® cereal 125 ml (4 fl oz/ 1/2 cup) low fat milk 60 g (2 oz/ 1/2 cup) self-raising flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 75 g (21/2 oz/ 1/2 cup)…

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Homemade Hummus with Pita Crisps

Makes about 1½ cups. Ingredients: 1½ cups home-cooked chickpeas or 400g (14oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 clove garlic, chopped roughly 3 tablespoons lemon juice 3 tablespoons light flavoured olive oil ¼ teaspoon ground cumin Freshly ground black pepper and salt (if you wish), to season Lebanese or pita crisps, to serve (recipe follows)…

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