Frittata

Frittata Dish Frittata is an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette or crustless quiche or scrambled eggs, enriched with additional ingredients such as meats, cheeses or vegetables. The word frittata is Italian and roughly translates to “fried.” I cooked this with my ELFT recovery college group – this was such a fun session, everybody added …

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Chicken Risotto

Chicken Risotto This was made out of a few bits and pieces but tasted fab! Ingredients Frozen peas Stock using either some bouillon or a stock cube Leftover chicken. I happened to have some thighs that had been cooked in cider. Risotto rice (long grain will work too) Cider or wine (around 100ml) Garlic A …

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Carrot Risotto

Carrot Risotto Ingredients 8 – 10 carrots 2 tsp butter or oil 1 leek  2 garlic cloves, or a squeeze from a tube Risotto rice Thyme (fresh or dried) 1tsp fennel seeds 1tsp mixed herbs Stock cube 1 tsp sugar A little wine – optional Method Cut the carrots into small slices. There’s no need …

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Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole I wouldn’t normally make this kind of meal but some people on one of my courses asked for it. Naturally, I decided to make it healthier! Ingredients Sausages. Buy some decent sausages! This might mean going to the butchers. For the batter 175ml milk (cow or plant-based) 140g plain flour 2 …

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Butternut Squash Falafels and Homemade Tortillas

Butternut Squash Falafels and Homemade Tortillas Ingredients Half a butternut squash 1 onion 1 tin chickpeas 2 garlic gloves Salt, pepper and other flavourings such as garam masala, coriander, cumin, mixed herbs. Method Cut the squash into cubes and slice the onion Preheat the oven to 180 Cut the squash into cubes and slice the …

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Miracle Pills or Money Pits: Should You Take Vitamin Supplements?

There are many reasons why people buy vitamin tablets. They seem to provide the perfect solution: miracle pills, which can supplement your diet completely. It sounds too good to be true. Well, perhaps it is.  It can be tempting to take vitamins because of a recommendation or convincing marketing. Maybe you always feel tired and …

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Weighing Up the Risks of Obesity

Obesity is a pandemic of its own. Across the world, it has a negative effect on people and their lives. It causes or is associated with multiple medical complications, including 12 kinds of cancer, liver and respiratory disease, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and it substantially shortens life expectancy. Recently it has also come …

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The Importance of Carbs, Fibre and Resistant Starch in Your Diet

The way that the body digests the food that we eat is really important and can play a crucial role in weight loss. Here are some of the key players in the diet when it comes to food digestion.   Carbohydrates: Friend or Foe? Carbs are often seen as the bad guys in our diets. …

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Childhood Malnutrition in the UK: What it is and what can be done to prevent it

Malnutrition is a term which is often associated with less developed countries and not with rich countries like the UK. In reality, this is far from the truth. Malnutrition still affects children and over 65 year old’s greatly in our society, and the situation is being worsened by the current pandemic. Almost 2,500 children were …

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