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Perfect Pots of Puree… a superhero timesaver for busy folk!

These Organic Fruit Purees are by one of our favourite brands, Clearspring, and are a perfect timesaver for us busy types. Made from ripe, organic fruits and prepared using minimal heat, these purees ensure that the natural goodness of the fruit is retained.

There are 10 varieties and none of them are made with concentrates, sweeteners, preservatives, artificial colourings/flavourings or hidden sugars. Reading the ingredient list  is refreshingly brief because there is nothing in these apart from fruit — no weird chemical names, no weird numbered ingredients and no sneaky syrups. These are also totally dairy, wheat and gluten free… Hurrah!

We have used these in all sorts of ways now – paired with natural yoghurt (to be eaten straight away or frozen into ice-lollies), stirred into porridge and also used instead of sugar-packed jam for those moments when only jam on toast will do. At the other end of the spectrum, these make a perfect accessory for good vanilla ice cream and as an ingredient to homemade mocktails/cocktails (shhhhhhh… that’s our little secret.)

To find out more about clearspring, take a look at their website and learn about their values as a company, their incredibly high standards and, most importantly, how/where you can get your hands on the things you like by checking their list of international stockists!




Scallops, Chorizo and a Mashed Potato Imposter!

If you’re sort of lazy in the kitchen and prefer no-hassle cooking, then this recipe is for you. It’s fast, delicious, easy on the waist-line. This is a dish of succulent scallops, cooked with diced chorizo and served on a bed of cauliflower puree/mash -- a great low carb/low cal alternative to mashed potatoes -- it has comfort factor but can be eaten without a guilty conscience.

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Delicate, Dainty and Delicious – Prawn and Asparagus Heaven

Available in white and green varieties, asparagus is delicate, dainty and delicious. It is also packed with health benefits which have been recognised since ancient times and many believe that asparagus contains aphrodisiac properties too... so either way it’s a win/win situation! This is low carb, low sugar, low calorie and low fat but still filling, super tasty and nutritious!

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Finally… A healthy treat which doesn’t taste of cardboard!

How often have you eaten a “healthy” biscuit/brownie/cake/chocolate only to shut your eyes and clearly imagine that you are chewing on a piece of wet, brown cardboard box?! Well, rest assured, these bad boys are really, really, reeaaalllly tasty and will keep your choccie/sugar cravings under control! Hurrah!

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Smoked Salmon Pâté – snacking for Health & Va-Va-Voom

Snacking is a sneaky, silent, slayer which will un-do all your healthy eating efforts if you let it. This snack is super healthy and beautifying (probably!) -- for the vain amongst you, this snack will get your skin glowing, your hair luxuriant and will restore your levels of Va-Va-Voom in no time!

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Fancy Something Spicy for the weekend? …

Here is a recipe for a delicious and speedy curry which is actually pretty healthy but impressive enough to serve to your friends and family and get a major amount of praise lavished on you - yay!! It’s also something that can be thrown together relatively easily so, for anyone who finds the notion of cooking a curry too daunting, this is the recipe for you! We've provided a vegan option as well -- so that this recipe is something for everyone!

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Saucy, Love Apples… for Valentine’s Day (and every other day too.)

If you end up making this for your Valentine... did you know that Tomatoes used to be called “Love Apples” because of their sizzling hot, seductive, scarlet colour and because, in times gone by, they were considered to have aphrodisiac properties (you can thank us later!)

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