Carpe diem with these energy-boosting foodsiStock/ThinkstockBreakfast may just be the most important meal of the day. It’s the perfect opportunity to start your day on the right foot, but you must choose wisely. Sure, many of us would rather reach for that iced doughnut with sprinkles, that greasy breakfast sandwich with mystery meat, or even the sugary mocha Frappuccino with an extra shot, but the ease of these options is far greater than their health benefits.
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RecipesDish typeSoupVegetable soup Tomato soupTomato basil soupTomatoes, basil, chicken stock and olive oil are chilled together in this cold soup. Perfect for when tomatoes are in season!26 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1.75kg (4 lb) tomatoes, choppedgood handful fresh basil leaves3 tablespoons white wine vinegarsalt to taste750ml (1 1/4 pints) chicken stock4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oilMethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10minIn a blender or food processor, combine tomatoes, basil, vinegar and salt.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPorkI was trying to think of something different that I could do with & 39;sausages& 39; and I came up with this!Recipe by:Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK14 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 8 pork sausages1 tin of beans6 large potatoes, chopped150ml boiling water5-6 teaspoons gravy granules50g (2 oz) cheese, gratedsalt and pepper to seasonMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:1hr15minBring a large pan of boiling salted water to the boil and cook the potatoes for 30-35 minutes or until tender, then drain and mash.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesFlapjacksMoist flapjack - kids love them after school! You don& 39;t have to peel the apples before grating them.Recipe by:Yorkshire, England, UK110 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 113g (4oz) butter113g (4oz) golden syrup225g (8oz) porridge oats56g (2oz) self-raising flour1 pinch ground cinnamon2 small eating apples, coarsely gratedMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:25minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeSaladVegetable saladTomato saladA nice salad with a bit of heat from fresh chillies - perfect as a side for Mexican dishes or barbecued meats. Dress with your choice of dressing, or with a simple mix of olive oil and vinegar.33 people made thisIngredientsServes: 5 1 head cos lettuce - rinsed, dried and shredded4 fresh green chillies, seeded and sliced into rings3 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped1/2 red onion, sliced and separated into ringshandful chopped fresh corianderMethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10minIn a large salad bowl, toss lettuce with chillies, tomatoes, red onion and coriander.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenCuts of chickenChicken breastAll the flavour of fajitas but in a cosy stew. If you prefer something more like a soup, double the amount of tinned tomatoes.3 people made thisIngredientsServes: 10 2 tablespoons vegetable oil450g skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cut into strips1 (30g) packet fajita seasoning mix1 red pepper, cut into thin strips1 green pepper, cut into thin strips1 fresh chilli, cut into thin rings1 large onion, sliced1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes400ml chicken stocksalt and pepper to tastespicy chilli sauce, to tasteMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:55min ›Extra time:1hr15min › Ready in:2hr30minHeat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.
RecipesDish typeSide dishSauceI really wanted to taste coconut butter, but I didn& 39;t want to part with $10 to have that privilege. The simple blitzing of the desiccated coconut, creates a wonderful, sweet, coconutty spread that’s like heaven on a spoon.3 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 200 g225g unsweetened desiccated coconutMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:12min ›Ready in:17minPlace the coconut into the bowl of a food processor.
RecipesIngredientsPastaPasta typesTortellini Baked tortellini with asparagus and mushrooms in tomato sauce. The goats cheese topping is a nice addition.1 person made thisIngredientsServes: 4 250g uncooked tortellini1 teaspoon olive oil8 stalks green asparagus50g chopped mushrooms1 tin chopped tomatoes1 beef OXO® stock cubes or equivalent stockwhite wine to taste50g cream cheese1 (50g) log goats cheeseMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:35min ›Ready in:40minPreheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
RecipesIngredientsPastaPasta typesNoodlesI was feeling a bit peckish and with it being the end of the week I didn& 39;t have much in, so I had a look to see what I did have and came up with this... it& 39;s nothing extravagant, but it makes a tasty and filling lunch! Other things could be added, like sweetcorn, garlic, etc.
RecipesDish typeCakeCakes with fruitBanana cakeA healthy little banana cake snack with a hint of cocoa. One square is less than 75 calories! Perfect if, like me, you prefer to cook in small batches and like to keep your sugar and fat intake to a minimum.Recipe by:London, England, UK134 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 12 mini squares2 large ripe bananas1 large egg4 tablespoons Greek yoghurt1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 tablespoons honey60g self-raising flour60g buckwheat flour (or any other type of flour)1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda1 teaspoon cinnamon1 tablespoon cocoa powderMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:35minMash bananas and mix together with wet ingredients (egg, yoghurt, vanilla and honey).
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefBeef burgersThese beefburgers are loaded with chillies. Be careful when handling the hot chillies - don& 39;t let the oils come in contact with your eyes.74 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 900g (2 lb) minced beef2 cloves garlic, minced2 green chillies, seeded and minced1 small poblano chilli, seeded and minced (optional)1 fresh habanero pepper, seeded and minced (optional)1 teaspoon cayenne pepperhandful chopped fresh coriander1 teaspoon ground cuminMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20minPreheat barbecue (or grill) for high heat.
RecipesIngredientsVegetableRoot vegetablesPotato Great for dinner and my kids love them. Enjoy!Recipe by:Isle of Wight, England, UK6 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 5 Patties1 medium onion, diced2 large potatoes112g (4oz) self-raising flour1/2 teaspoon salt150ml (1/4pt) water1 small tin pilchards in tomato sauceMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:45minDice the onion and fry.
RecipesDish typePreservesJamI tasted this at my local market and wanted to replicate it. It& 39;s fantastic with any hard cheese.204 people made thisIngredientsServes: 32 1 large green pepper12 green chillies350ml (12 fl oz) cider vinegar1 pinch salt900g (2 lb) caster sugar100g (4 oz) liquid pectin4 green chillies, seeded and finely choppedMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:1hr5minCombine the green pepper and 12 chillies in a food processor or blender.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenA simple curry, which is packed full of flavour. Enoy with peas and rice, if desired.161 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 3 tablespoons vegetable oil1 (1.35kg) whole chicken, cut into pieces1 large onion, diced6 cloves garlic, finely chopped4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed2 tablespoons salt4 tablespoons Jamaican curry powderhot pepper sauce to tasteMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:35min ›Ready in:1hrHeat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
RecipesDish typePreservesPicklesMooli is the Hindi word for a large crunchy white radish that is used all over South and East Asia - known as daikon in Japan and by various names in China. It& 39;s sometimes available in bigger supermarkets, but you can buy it in any Asian supermarket.32 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 175g (6 oz) chopped mooli3/4 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon rice vinegar1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1/4 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)MethodPrep:30min ›Ready in:30minIn a mixing bowl, toss mooli with salt.
RecipesDish typeDrinkI& 39;ve tried a couple of different recipes for elderflower cordial, and I& 39;ve used this recipe a couple of times now and it produces an excellent result. The light flowery taste of elderflower cordial is one of the most refreshing and individual flavours, which transports you to the long days of early summer.
RecipesDish typeCakeCake decoratingIcingChocolate icingA moist chocolate cake with a delicious rich fudgy chocolate icing . they never last long in our house!!! Chocoholics must try this!4 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 8 muffin sized cakes170g (6oz) plain flour28g (1oz) cocoa powder140g (5oz) caster sugar1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda1 pinch salt85g (3oz) soft margarine or butter150ml (1/4 pt) milk1 tablespoon treacle2 eggs85g (3oz) plain chocolate2 desertspoons milk1 teaspoon 2tsp coffee dissolved in hot water (can be altered to taste)28g (1oz) butter170g (6oz) icing sugarsmall bag white chocolate buttonsMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:25min ›Extra time:20min cooling › Ready in:1hrPreheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
RecipesDish typeSaladSeafood saladPrawn saladThis colourful, healthy salad is incredibly refreshing. It’s perfect for a light lunch or supper, or you can even try serving it as a starter for a special meal.Recipe by:London, England, UK5 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 6 tablespoons Rubicon® watermelon juice drink1 teaspoon Dijon mustard3 tablespoons olive oil1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh red chilli (optional)2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chivessalt and freshly ground black pepper200g (7oz) watermelon, peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks2 pink grapefruit1 large avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced200g (7oz) cooked peeled prawns, thawed if frozen1 (145g) bag rocket, watercress and spinach saladMethodPrep:15min ›Ready in:15minFirst make the dressing by whisking together the Rubicon watermelon juice drink with the mustard, olive oil, chilli (if using) and chives.
RecipesDish typeMain courseCurryVegetable curry A low-calorie gently warming dish that& 39;s perfect for those trying to lose weight or trying to figure out what to do with Quorn pieces. Serve with warmed naan bread or boiled rice.Recipe by:Cumbria, England, UK32 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 10 small cardamom pods1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon paprika1/2 teaspoon ground coriander1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1 teaspoon herbs de Provence1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (hot)1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric1/2 teaspoon cumin seed6 mixed peppercorns1 dessertspoon olive oil1 vegetable stock cube2 small onions, chopped4 garlic cloves, chopped150g Quorn® chicken-style pieces300g mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower)100ml freshly boiled waterMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:45minGrind the cardamom pods, salt, paprika, coriander, ginger, herbs, chilli-powder, turmeric, cumin seed and peppercorns in a pestle and mortar until the pods are well ground and the spices are well mixed.
RecipesDish typeSide dishVegetable side dishesBright, crisp and spicy Chinese beans with crushed green peppercorns, fresh red chilli and garlic.37 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 2 tablespoons green peppercornshandful coarsely chopped fresh coriander1 tablespoon olive oil450g (16 oz) Chinese yard-long beans4 cloves garlic, finely chopped1 dessertspoon dark brown soft sugar1 small red chilli, seeded and finely chopped2 tablespoons waterMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:3min ›Ready in:13minIn a small bowl, using the bottom of a glass or jar, crush the peppercorns into a coarse pulp.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsSavoury pies and tartsVegetarian pies and tartsThis is a delicious pastry-less aubergine quiche. If the flipping doesn& 39;t go well, don& 39;t worry - it& 39;ll taste great cut straight from the baking tin.15 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 4 auberginescoarse saltolive oil for frying300g cooked ham, diced300g mozzarella cheese4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil4 eggs100g Parmesan, freshly gratedsalt and freshly ground black pepper to tasteMethodPrep:25min ›Ready in:25minPeel and cut the aubergines into 1cm thick slices.