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Spicy Kale Chips

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Kale is an incredible superfood packed with vitamins and minerals but all that aside it can be transformed into one of the healthiest and addictive little snacks- spicy kale chips! They are very easy to prepare and if you prefer them less spicy simply replace the spice mixture with a generous sprinkle of sea salt.

Serves 2
225g curly kale
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp of cayenne pepper
small pinch of sea salt

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6.
Wash the kale and then using a salad spinner make sure to dry the kale leaves thoroughly. Tear the leaves from the steams and then place the leaves on a large baking tray.
Drizzle with the olive oil and spices and massage until the leaves are completely coated. Place the baking tray in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes, until the kale leaves are crisp.
Serve straight away!

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10 Healthy Eating Recipes…


Happy New Year folks! With healthy eating season in full swing, I thought I would share some of my favourite, nutritious, healthy recipes from the blog, especially after all the over indulgences of Christmas! January often conjures up ideas of miserable salads and self deprivation but I want to show you that this doesn’t have to be the case. Healthy eating can mean delicious, filling and satisfying meals spanning from breakfast right up to dinner. Below are just a few of my favourites from the blog.



{ Strawberries with Homemade Granola, Honey & Yoghurt… }


{ Frozen Fruit Smoothie… }

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Harissa Fish with Carrot, Mint and Spring Onion Salad

This is a snappy little fish dish dish with a nice hit of spice. Harissa paste is a super handy storecupboard ingredient which really adds an extra kick to dishes like this. You should be able to find it most supermarkets close to the spices.  It goes really well on fish, poultry and meat.

Serves 2
2 white fish fillets
2 tablespoons of harissa paste
Juice of 1/2 lemon

For the salad
2 carrots, peeled and grated
2 spring onions, finely sliced
A few sprigs of fresh mint, finely chopped
1 teaspoon of harissa paste
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
Sea Salt and ground black pepper to serve

Spread the harissa paste on the flesh side of the fish fillets and set aside. In a bowl whisk together the harissa paste, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and then toss in the carrot, spring onion and mint until combined. Place a non stick frying pan over a high heat and drizzle with a little oil if needed.  Place the fish fillets skin side down and fry for 2 minutes and then turn over and fry for a further two minutes or until cooked through.  When you turn the fish, squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon over the fish.

Serve the fish fillets alongside the carrot salad and dig in! :)

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Healthy Recipe Roundup!

There is no avoiding the huge surge of interest in healthy eating throughout January and the first half of a new year.  As much as the attention probably should take prominence during most months I suppose coming after December, a month where people are expected to over indulge it comes at just the right time.  My theory on healthy eating and a healthy diet is to really keep it interesting, try new ingredients and of course to never deny yourself a big slice of chocolate cake every now and then!  So rather than trying to beat them, I’m joining the diet band wagon and have a roundup of my favourite healthy eating recipes!

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