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Quick & easy spicy lentil soup

Abeille UK

Oliver is at home this week with a virus and I need a pick me up after a few bad nights sleep, this is my go to recipe for a healthy delicious lunch. It's quick, easy and if you have a hand blender to chop the vegetables it can be prepared in less then five minutes

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Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

 

Serves 2-4

 

Ingredients:

400g can chopped tomatoes

25g split red lentils

1 vegetable stock cube

1 teaspoon mixed dried herbs

1 small onion

1 small red or green pepper

1 teaspoon of Tabasco or 1/3 of a fresh chilli deseeded

600ml of water

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Chop the onion, pepper and chilli

Place all of the ingredients into a saucepan

Bring to the boil

Simmer for 35 minutes

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Don't forget to let me know how you enjoy this soup and please share with your friends...

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Enjoy! 

Michelle x

Swap olive for coconut!

Daisy

Swap olive for coconut! I am addicted to Coconut oil at the moment. I use it for all my pasta sauces, soups and you can even by it as a spread instead of butter. Perfect for those on a non dairy diet! It is solid when you spoon it out but as soon as it is over heat it turns into the most beautiful oil. I did not opt for the odurless one because I personally love the taste. But for those who don't then at least you have that as an option. Michelle has had to avoid dairy whilst breastfeeding because Charlotte had terrible refux and the doctors suggested it. In 48 hours there was a dramatic change so now with weening this would be a great supstitute for baby meals. 20140415-141000.jpg The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, boosted immune system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism. It also provides relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, and cancer, while helping to improve dental quality and bone strength. These benefits of oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and their respective properties, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial and soothing qualities. Coconut oil is used extensively in tropical countries especially India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines etc.,which have a good production of coconut oil. At one time, the oil was also popular in western countries like the United States and Canada, but there was a strong propaganda campaign in the 1970s spread by the corn oil and soy oil industry against coconut oil. Coconut oil was considered harmful for the human body due to its high saturated fat content until the last decade (2000s) when people began to question the claims of the propaganda.

You can buy it in most good wholefood shops and you will find it in most supermarkets aswel.

Enjoy!

Daisy x

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Milk Free Yorkshire Puddings

Michelle

Milk Free Yorkshire Puddings: I have been desperate to have roast beef but refuse to eat it without Yorkshire pudding, I found this wonderful milk-free recipe & just had to share. These Yorkshire puddings are light, delicious & quick to prepare!20140520-211503.jpg Minutes to Prepare: 5

Ingredients 1 cup flour 1 cup water 3 whole eggs 1 pinch salt Vegetable oil 20140520-211456.jpg Method Preheat the oven 230 degrees C or Gas mark 8, brush a large 4 tin or a muffin pan with oil & place in oven while it heats

In a bowl crack 3 eggs, add salt, water & flour. With an electric whisk, mix lightly

Carefully take muffin pan from oven, fill each muffin space with equal amounts of yorkshire pudding mixture I used a large 4 pan

Cook for 15-20 mins for 4 large or 10-15 mins for cupcake size, until tops are golden 20140520-211449.jpg Apologies to all of the vegetarians for the pictures, but if you want to cook the perfect rib of beef here is the link for the perfect cooking instructions. It really was a delicious dinner. Enjoy! Michelle X

Dairy free rice crispy cakes

Michelle

Dairy free rice crispy cakes: Rice crispy cakes are easy to make and always a favourite with children. I'm still dairy free & always looking for a sweet fix for the afternoon with my tea. Baking can be a bit of a challenge with two children so I tend to pick very quick recipes I can make with Oliver during Charlottes nap time. These are quick, easy & very delicious!20140515-213407.jpg Prep Time: 15 – 20 minutes

Ingredients 60g/ 2 oz Pure Sunflower spread (Dairy Free) 3 table spoons golden syrup 1 x 100g dairy free chocolate 90g/ 3 oz Rice Krispies 20140515-213418.jpg Method Melt the chocolate in small bursts in the microwave or over a bain marie (in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water) Tip: When melting chocolate over a Bain Marie it should take around 10 minutes the trick is to melt it slowly to ensure it doesn't split 20140515-213446.jpg Add the sunflower spread, cut in to small pieces, stir in till melted Add the syrup, stir Add the Rice Krispies and stir in to the chocolate mix, gently Spoon in to 12 bun cases Leave to cool

Enjoy! Michelle X

Dairy-Free American pancakes

Michelle

Dairy-Free American pancakes: These are the tastiest, fluffiest pancakes I have ever made & I'm ashamed to admit Oliver & I ate them all before Daddy got up. I added mashed banana to the batter before cooking but you could also add a large handful of fresh blueberries.20140508-205759.jpg Ingredients 135g/4¾oz plain flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp caster sugar 130ml/4½fl oz Almond milk 1 large egg, lightly beaten 2 tbsp olive oil (I use a light Olive oil), plus extra for cooking For a dairy version you can use cows milk instead of almond milk & butter instead of olive oil

To serve Maple syrup

Method Sift the flour, baking powder, salt & caster sugar into a large bowl 20140508-205741.jpg In a separate bowl or jug, lightly whisk together the almond milk & egg, then whisk in the olive oil Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture & using a fork, beat until you have a smooth batter 20140508-205750.jpg Tip: Any lumps will soon disappear with a little mixing Let the batter stand for a few minutes & if your adding fruit pop it in at this stage & gently mix Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, pop a little olive oil in the pan & wipe out an excess with kitchen paper so that the pan is only very lightly oiled Add a ladle of batter (or two if your frying pan is big enough to cook two pancakes at the same time) Tip: the batter may seem very thick but this is how it should be Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown and the pancake has risen to about 1cm (½in) thick. Repeat until all the batter is used up You can keep the pancakes warm in a low oven, but they taste best fresh out the pan. Serve with lashings of real maple syrup... 20140508-205809.jpg I will certainly be making these again so that hubby can have some too.. Enjoy! Michelle X