Allergy-free Friday: Red Lentil Waffles with Rosemary Pomegranate Syrup (Vegan/GF)

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Today’s allergy-free recipe is a bit unusual, in that the main ingredient in these waffles are lentils.

Lentils are small legumes, which are easy to prepare and soak up flavors of other ingredients Lentils might be small, but they pack some nutritional power. One cup of lentils contains 230 calories and a WHOPPING 16 grams of fiber! (The RDA for fiber is 25 grams per day). The health benefits of lentils include:

  • Improved heart health-This is due to their fiber content, but vitamin and mineral content as well.
  • Improved blood sugar-Once again, the fiber content helps out, this time, stabilizing blood sugar.
  • Energy- The iron content of lentils can improve energy levels.
  • Digestive health-once again-FIBER!

Here is the vitamin and mineral content of lentils from whfoods.com.

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RED LENTIL WAFFLES

WITH ROSEMARY POMEGRANATE SYRUP

Servings-14 waffles

FROM: Eat. Thrive. Glow

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Chris’s build up curry 

Getting Fit For Forty!!

Getting Fit For Forty

Hi fellow foodies and food preparers!

For those of you following The Body Coach 90 Day SSS plan will know how Cycle 2 is quite demanding on quantity of food.

With this in mind, I decided to have a play with doubling up the quantity trying to forward plan as well as meeting all the necessary quantities for carbs, protein, veg etc. That’s when I made the build (Made Up) up curry! Bosh!

I promised to share the recipe so here you go.

All quantities should be doubled as per your plan.

Chicken, sour cream, chilli powder, garlic powder, paprika, garum masala, cumin, seasoning.

Mix the above in a sandwich bag and ensure the chicken is coated and all spices are mixed. Allow to marinade for 1hour if poss.

Cut up the following veg in slices and cook in a pan with a little coconut oil.

Onions, peppers, tomatoes (cubed)…

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Ahmed’s Homemade Cured Salmon

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I am going to show you how to cure with salmon with very simple ingredients and won’t take long time in preparation and getting ready.

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Avocado and Basil Pasta Primavera

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This is a light refreshing dish. Perfect for our hot summers. Even though it has few ingredients it is packed with flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 16oz. Box Fettuccine Pasta
  • 2 Cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Leek Bunch Chopped
  • 1 Zucchini  Chopped
  • 1 Cup Snow Peas
  • 1 Bunch of Fresh Basil
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley Chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/4 Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

In a large pan bring the water for the pasta to a boil. While the water is coming to a boil make an ice bath in a small bowl. In a blender add 1 cup of the vegetable stock. When the water has come to a boil (using tongs) immerse the Basil into the boiling water. Just until it wilts. As soon as the basil wilts place it into the ice bath. Add the pasta to the boiling water. Remove the stems from the basil…

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Taiwan Passes Law to Become First Asian Country to Ban Eating of Cats and Dogs

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This is great news. Here’s hoping the rest will follow very quickly.

Earlier this year at the bill’s first reading, deputy agriculture minister Huang Jin-Cheng criticised Taiwan’s lack of a law prosecuting people who eat dog and cat meat, calling the change “necessary”.

Jonathan Mitchell, The Evening Standard

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Gail’s Gluten Free Seed Loaf

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TRH Gail's Gluten Free Seed Loaf
I am very impressed with this product I bought at a health store recently. Yay…finally, a gluten-free bread that I can actually enjoy, thought I would share for people following gluten free eating programmes❤Enjoy its delicious!

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How to eat healthy: A guide to meal delivery services

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Originally posted on The Purple Almond:
In our hectic, fast paced lives, it is often difficult to shop, plan prepare and cook healthy food. In previous editions of How to eat healthy, I’ve covered “grocery store delivery“, “finding seasonal produce“, and…

Oaty Biscuit Bars

Tripping Through Treacle!

Tripping Through Treacle

Another recipe from me! This one is super-easy, quick and a hit with the kids (and my husband!). Dare I say it, I think that these biscuit bars taste alot like Hobnobs, minus the chocolate (a much-loved shop-bought sweet oat biscuit for those of you outside of the UK).

This recipe is based on one that I saw on the fabulous You Tube channel forJessBeautician- she makes delicious vegan meals and snacks. I highly recommend you check out her channel if you like plant-based food. These biscuit bars are dairy-free and can be gluten-free too (if you ensure you use gluten-free oats).

As some of you may know, I follow theOvercoming Multiple Sclerosis programmeto try and keep myself as healthy as possible. As this recommends that MSers avoid coconut products (due to its high saturated fat content), I decided to omit the coconut oil that…

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12 week transformation challenge is set

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As you can see from the image, I am just over 11 weeks until I head of to Ibiza for my stag do. What better reason is there to fully commit to a transformation challenge and try to finally achieve that six pack that i have been wishing for as far back as i can remember?

This of course coupled with the fact that I most certainly dont want to look fat for my wedding pics has further fueled my determination to secure this goal. If you have looked at my previous posts, this is not the first time i have looked to do this. I have tried a large number of times over recent years to the point where i feel like i am on some kind of constant diet. Whether i have been training for the boxing or taking part in the No More Bolics challenge I have…

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Caashifa’s Black Forest Cake

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TRH Caashifa's Black Forest Cake

This week my baking was all for my husband. This one was a labor of love and it was done over 2 days. The flavor of the cherry jelly and chocolate icing improve when it sits.

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