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Healthy Recipes

There is something really special about sharing healthy, great meals and recipes with family and friends.

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Beef olives

Beef olives are stuffed rolls of meat that are then cooked in a casserole style with vegetables making a great hearty meal to serve as the days get colder. Read more »

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Sports buns

Based on the old style “rock cake or messy bun” these sports buns can be varied to suit the tastes and energy requirements of the athlete and are so easy to assemble that children can make them themselves. Read more »

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Tabbouleh Salad

Traditionally Tabbouleh is made from Buckwheat which is not related to wheat but rather the Sorrel, Knotweed and Rhubarb botanical family so it can be useful to people on gluten free diets. Read more »

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Morrocan lamb balls

Small enough to pop into the mouths of children or the elderly meatballs are great for the whole family and an excellent source of protein and iron that can be served in a myriad of ways. Read more »

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Lea’s Whitebait fritters

Whitebait is an expensive delicacy in New Zealand and so is usually only served at times of celebration. This recipe is dairy and gluten free and very popular so it is unlikely you will have any left overs. Read more »

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Chiffon puddings

Gelatine is a wonderful source of protein which can help thicken a dessert without the need for cream. It also provides a way of increasing the milk protein and energy intake of children, athletes or the elderly. Read more »

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Turkey and spinach salad

If you are looking for a nutritious and quick meal then this Turkey and spinach salad couldn’t be easier. There’s lots of great variations suitable for picnics, lunches and buffets Read more »

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Turkish fruit

Try this nutritious and easy fruit dish. Hot or cold it is great for breakfast with cereal and yoghurt or hot with ice-cream or custard for a quick dessert. Read more »

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