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Basil Baba Ganoush

Basil Baba Ganoush

Last month I co-hosted a January Supper Club for the Health Bloggers Community with my friend Rachael from Yoga Sound System and one of the starters was a baba ganoush dip. I haven't had baba ganoush since I was on a holiday in Greece a few years ago and I had forgotten just how amazing it is. Who needs chickpeas for a dip when you have amazing aubergine?! It's a ridiculously simple ingredients list, and here I've added basil for some extra flavour.

Apple, pear and wheatgrass smoothie

Apple, pear and wheatgrass smoothie

Debenhams are running a Health Kickstart campaign this month and they asked me to get involved by creating a smoothie recipe I could make in a Nutri Ninja Professional 900W Blender and Smoothie Maker. Always a sucker for a new gadget I jumped at the chance and created this tasty green smoothie with sweetness of fruit and filling oats.

Pasta with cashew cream sauce and broccoli

Pasta with cashew cream sauce and broccoli

Cream sauces have always been my downfall, I am a total sucker for them. I'm not saying you should never eat a dairy, creamy sauce if that's what you fancy once in a while. But if you're like me and love a rich creamy sauce, but would rather do it dairy free when you're cooking at home then this is the perfect recipe for you. 

Breakfast stuffed sweet potatoes

Breakfast stuffed sweet potatoes

We've probably all heard now about the trend for sweet potato toast which I am pleased to say I've never tried. I'm sort of hoping that's going to die as a trend for 2017 and become sooooooo last season...  So instead of turning it into toast, this recipe is embracing the sweet potato for all its filling potential in a breakfast with a difference.

Beetroot tahini smoothie

Beetroot tahini smoothie

This is a recipe which when I sampled it for the first time I actually let out an exclamation of "OOOH LUSH!" to absolutely no-one at all in the empty apartment around me. Imagine making a smoothie so delicious that you exclaim out loud the first sip you take. Then go and buy all the ingredients (if you don't already have them) and make it for yourself.

Roasted aubergine with tahini dressing

Roasted aubergine with tahini dressing

When I posted pictures of this recipe on my Instagram Story I got several people asking how to make the tahini dressing. It's the classic thing of having something in the cupboard that you only use for one dish and then don't know what to do with the rest of the jar. This is a brilliant way to use it and the dressing is so versatile.

Baked fig and hazelnut oatmeal

Baked fig and hazelnut oatmeal

I'm always looking for new breakfast inspiration and first came across baked oats thanks for two lovely Irish ladies - Ciara from The Irish Balance and Super Healthy Steph. They did a collaboration showcasing baked oats, billing it as "cake for breakfast" so naturally I was interested! I'm building on that great inspiration and going with my own baked oats Flourishing Pantry style with sweetness from a fruity source.