Beetroot hummus recipe

Hummus is a regular at the lunch table in the Ellson house, although not usually this pink in colour! Of Middle Eastern origin, hummus (also spelt houmous) is a dip or spread made from cooked mashed chickpeas, tahini (made from sesame seeds), lemon juice and garlic. Chickpeas – the main ingredient – provide a good …

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Muesli Bar Recipe

Muesli bars are a popular lunch box snack across the world, especially to provide fuel whilst on a walk or similar outdoor pursuit. However, there are many examples available in the supermarket that contain a number of artificial ingredients including added sugars, colours and preservatives. Here is my homemade version – made with just whole …

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Nick’s Beef Stew Recipe

Another favourite in the Ellson house. There is nothing like a good stew as the centrepiece of a meal. I have made this many times and always slightly change the veggies according to what we have in the fridge. The beef though is the hero of the dish and worth choosing carefully. I made this …

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Basic sauerkraut recipe

People have been fermenting food for thousands of years!  Two main reasons – it both preserves food and improves the health benefits.  Fermented food will last much longer than fresh and can be stored for months through the seasons. The health of one’s gut is a very important factor in overall health, and fermenting your …

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Simple chicken salad recipe

A quick and easy lunch or dinner, and a great way to use up leftover chicken (after a Sunday roast perhaps). The chicken and avocado are a great source of protein that will help give you plenty of slow release energy for the rest of the day. Ingredients 1 lettuce Handful rocket 1 cup chicken …

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Chia pudding recipe

This is one of my favourite choices for breakfast, especially when I need something healthy, nutritious and easy to eat, on-the-go! Chia seeds, a member of the mint family, derive from Salvia hispanica, a desert dwelling plant found in South America. Legend has it that the ancient Aztecs and Mayans used chia seeds as a …

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Burger in a bowl recipe

This is a burger with a twist! No bun to be seen here, so perfect as a low carb high fat meal. Thank you to Margaret for sending in this recipe – looks delicious and super healthy. Margaret sees Nick once a week in Brisbane for a mobile Personal Training session. Ingredients – patty Mince …

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