Faye Paloma

Creamy Broccoli and Almond Soup

A personal favourite of time, this soup is easy to make and equally tasty. When I think of soup, broccoli always comes to mind and this broccoli soup is always a hit due to it being the perfect combination of creamy, nutty and nutritious! This soup is sure to earn a place in your comfort food recipe vault. It’s a classic on those days when you’re feeling a bit sniffly – its warmth is soothing for sore throats and the broccoli packs it with vitamin C to help you feel better sooner! Broccoli and Almond Soup Serves 6 |...

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Sweet and Spicy Mango Salad

Salads can start to become a bit boring after you’ve eaten your weight in them so I thought I’d make a healthy but exciting salad to spice things up a bit. I’ve used spicy ingredients and incorporated a fruity dressing to give this healthy meal option a bit of a kick, well a lot of a kick actually! Spinach is a great leaf to use for a salad like this, it brings great flavour to the mix and is rich in iron. Sweet potatoes bring in the sweet side as does the mango dressing. Sweet and Spicy Mango Salad...

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Yasai Yakisoba (Japanese Vegetable Chow-mein)

Yakisoba is a Japanese chow-mein dish that translates to ‘fried buckwheat’ and Yasai translates to ‘vegetables’, resulting in a Japanese vegetable chow-mein! Soba noodles are made using buckwheat which is rich in protein, fibre and also contains B vitamins. Although the word soba means buckwheat, wheat flour noodles are often used in this dish in Japan. I have used soba noodles in this recipe as they have more nutritional values and have a bouncier texture than standard wheat flour noodles. Yakisoba sauce is usually made using Oyster sauce and Worcestershire sauce. In this recipe I have used vegan alternatives...

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Spicy Chickpea and Cauliflower Tandoori

Cauliflower in a thick, chickpea and sweet potato tandoori sauce.  If you’re looking for protein then you’ve come to the right place, this recipe contains a whopping 23 grams of protein per portion! It’s also got heaps of fibre so don’t eat too much or you won’t be able to leave the bathroom! That being said, I have included asafetida (hing) in the ingredients to help with digesting this toot-inducing dish. I also included it in my Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Curry recipe, so if you’d like to find out more about this helpful herb then I’d definitely...

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Caramelised Cashew Granola Bars

It’s crunch time! If you’re anything like me then you’ll know how it feels to have your tummy rumble hours before lunch because you skipped breakfast, again! I’m one of those people that only eats breakfast at the weekends; when there’s enough time to wake up and ponder the kitchen for breakfast ideas. I’m not exactly a morning person and always find myself choosing an extra few minutes in bed over breakfast before work. Well it’s time to worry no more, hit the snooze button in peace, for these granola bars are the quick morning boost you need to...

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Perfectly Sticky Pecan Pie

This ridiculously rich and delicious pecan pie is the perfect fix for anyone craving a sticky toffee treat. Pecans are probably one of my favourite nuts to bake with, alongside almonds. They are beautifully soft, rich and buttery in flavour and they crumble like a dream. They’re also the healthiest thing about this pie which, let’s face it, isn’t the healthiest thing I’ve ever baked. Sometimes you’ve just gotta live a little! Pecans are a great source of vitamin E, B vitamins, minerals like zinc, calcium and magnesium, and they contain properties that contribute to the body’s antioxidant activity...

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Curried Pea Soup for Easy Peasy Protein

Pea soup with a kick!  High in protein and fibre, this pea soup is an easy fix for a lazy but nutritious meal. This recipe is beyond simple to make and ridiculously cheap too. There’s lots of great stuff in this green bowl of goodness; fibre, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, iron, and zinc, just to mention a few! This subtly spiced soup is tasty hot or chilled, go wherever the mood takes you! CURRIED PEA SOUP Feeds 3 | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 40 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes  ...

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Chilli & Garlic Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback (Hasselbackspotatis)  is the Swedish way of roasting potatoes, and oh boy, do they know how to roast potatoes! The potatoes are sliced finely, but not all the way, to let the flavours soak in and make the potatoes extra crispy! These are a great alternative to traditional roast potatoes that can accompany a variety of dishes using different flavours and seasonings. In this recipe, I’ve used chilli and garlic to make them mouth-wateringly delicious. Combining chilli and garlic is one of my favourite things to do in cooking, they make such a tasty pair and are fantastic for helping boost your metabolism...

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Sesame Tortilla Wraps

Wrap it up! These tortillas are so easy to make and a great way to cut out all those unwanted additives that are found in the store-bought variety. They’re also much yummier and extremely cost effective! Not only is it way cheaper to make these at home but you can cut out waste by making as many or as little as you like, just adjust the recipe to suit your needs. You can make these sesame tortillas as they are or if you prefer plain ones then simply don’t include the sesame seeds in the recipe, easy! You can...

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Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Curry

Sweet and spice and everything nice Curries have always been one of my favourite dishes to make. They can be made to be extremely healthy and low in fat while still tasting great and giving the impression of decadence. I don’t know what it is that makes curries this way, for me, I think it’s the spices and exciting flavours that they create. Some people think that healthy food equals bland food. While this recipe may be simple and easy to make, it certainly isn’t bland! I combined the staple spices with tasty vegetables that give you a great...

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