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Cashew-coconut muesli yoghurt

Mix 80 gr rolled oats with 1 Tbls chopped cashews and 1 ½ Tbls unsweetened shredded coconut. Then stir 1 tsp ground ginger and ¼ ground cinnamon. Now you can add any kind of yoghurt or milk. You might want to give it some time to sit before eating!



A soul-soothing bowl of delicious vegetable soup, perfect for lunch or dinner paired with crusty bread!


· 2 tbsp olive oil

· 1 large onion, diced

· 3 cloves garlic, minced

· 3 medium carrots, diced

· 3 stalks celery, diced

· 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

· ½ tsp dried oregano

· ½ tsp dried thyme

· 4 cups vegetable broth + 1 cup water

· 1 C diced tomatoes (preferably cheery)

· 1 cup corn (I used thawed from frozen)

· 1 handful spinach or kale

· 1 cup diced pumpkin

· 1 bay leaf

· ¼ cup parsley, chopped

· 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice, more to taste

· 1½ tsp salt, more to taste

· Freshly ground black pepper


1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-low heat. Once hot, add onion, garlic and a teaspoon o salt and cook about 8 minutes. Add the oregano, thyme and carrots, celery, potatoes and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring often.2. Add broth, water, cheery tomatoes, corn, pumpkin, bay leaf, and several grinds of pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered until the vegetables are tender, about 35 minutes.3. Remove from heat and stir in parsley and lemon juice. Remove bay leaf and season to taste with salt (don't be shy, I added lots of salt!) and pepper. Serve hot with crusty bread.


Edamame (steamed) with some salt.


Barley risotto with chicken and asparagus (serves 2/ready 45 mins)

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with foil. In a large bowl, whisk 3 tbsp lemon juice, pinch a salt, 1 clove garlic and 1 tsp of olive oil. Mix in 450gr boneless chicken thighs and 450gr asparagus. Place the chicken on the baking tray and cook for 25 minutes. Add the asparagus to the baking tray during the final 10 minutes of the chicken’s cooking time. While the meat is in the oven, pour 1 litre vegetable broth into pan, cook for 5 minutes then remove from the heat. Heat 3 tsp olive oil in a large saucepan. Add 1 chopped onion and 1 shallot and cook for 5 minutes stirring.

Throw in 2tbsp dried sage and black pepper and cook for 1 minute, then lower the heat, stir in 40gr pearl barley and cook for another 2 minutes.