Red lentil, pumpkin and tomato soup

It is now winter and people are starting to try to warm up using foods. While some may go to comfort foods that include fried foods or baked goods we are opting for the healthy option of soup. Soup is a fantastic way of warming up on a cold day while still getting a healthy serve of vegetables. Below is a great example of a healthy soup with a good combination of vegetables, fibre and […]

Healthy Fritters Recipe

Sweet corn and capsicum fritters with avocado smash Serves: 4 Time to make: 30 mins 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 250g frozen sweet corn, thawed 1 small red capsicum, diced 30g pumpkin seeds 125g chickpea flour 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoons ground coriander 2 eggs, lightly beaten Avocado smash 1 large ripe avocado 150g frozen broad beans, thawed juice of 1/2 lime, plus lime wedges, to serve 1/2 bunch mint, leaves picked […]

Uncle Bill’s Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

Ingredients 1 tablespoon  extra virgin olive oil 3⁄4cup chopped onion 3 cups  water 2 cups diced zucchini 1 cup diced carrot, peeled 1 cup canned cannellini beansor 1 cup you may use other white beans 3⁄4cup diced celery 1 teaspoon  dried basil or 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil 1⁄4teaspoon  dried oregano 1⁄4teaspoon  salt 1⁄8teaspoon  fresh coarse ground black pepper 28 fluid ounces  canned plum tomatoes, dice and include liquid 2 garlic cloves, minced 1⁄4cup uncooked ditalini or 1⁄4cup  elbow macaroni Directions Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and sauté for 4 minutes […]

Recipe of the Week

Garden Vegetable Soup Ingredients 2⁄3 cup sliced carrot 1⁄2 cup diced onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 cups fat free broth (beef, chicken or vegetable) 1 1⁄2 cups diced green cabbage 1⁄2 cup green beans 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil 1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 cup diced zucchini Directions Spray a large saucepan with non-stick cooking spray. Saute the carrot, onion and garlic over low heat until softened, about […]

Hearty Vegetarian Pasta Salad

Ingredients 4 cups rotini pasta (tricolor or regular) 1 avocado, diced 1 large tomatoes, diced 1⁄4 cup white cheddar cheese, in small cubes 1 red pepper, cubed 1 yellow pepper, cubed 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper 1 tablespoon dill, dried, to taste or 3 fresh basil leaves, chopped 1⁄4 teaspoon dried chili Directions Cook pasta. Combine olive oil, salt and pepper, fresh herbs and chili peppers. Let stand. Peel and dice avocado (scoop […]

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