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  • Almond and Parsely Pesto

    This vibrant, tangy pesto made from almonds and parsley makes a nice change from the standard basil and pine nut pesto. The work of moments, this pesto can be used to add va-va-voom to sandwich fillings and vegetable side dishes or can be enjoyed stirred liberally through pasta. Parsley is the world’s most popular herb,…

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  • Watermelon & Mint Cooler – A Refreshing Summer Mocktail

    Refresh yourself this summer with this delicious mocktail. The watermelon in this cooling drink is packed with immune-boosting lycopene and vitamins A and C. These antioxidants are good for the skin inside and out, which is why we use watermelon extract in Ishtar’s complexion refining Ultralase Cleanse. Ingredients 8 cups seedless watermelon cubes Raw honey…

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  • Blackcurrant Sorbet – The fruit that improves memory & skin

    One the best things about the arrival of warmer weather is indulging in iced desserts. One of my favourites is blackcurrant sorbet. Yes, it does contain some sugar but not much more than a glass of cordial. And how luxurious it seems in comparison, as each icy mouthful melts into an array of vivid flavours.…

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  • Spicy Parsnip Soup

    This warming vegetarian soup is perfect for bringing  cheer and comfort to grey winter days. Hearty and satisfying, it makes for a filling lunch or starter that is nonetheless neither rich nor calorific. This makes it ideal for the post-Christmas period, bringing a welcome break from the rich luxuries of the holidays. Parsnips despite their…

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  • Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce for Pasta

    Spicy roasted red pepper sauce is tasty alternative to the standard tomato based sauces. It is great as a main dish with pasta, chicken or nut cutlets, but works equally well as a way to jazz up a side dish of vegetables, such as lightly steamed broccoli. Try serving with lightly toasted pine nuts for…

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  • Brazil Nut & Herb Baked Pate

    This  baked brazil nut  ‘pate’  has  a wonderful creaminess. It is delicious served with warm bread and raw veg. Brazil nuts have a subtle flavour, and both the herbs and garlic are important to add complexity and interest. Try experimenting with different herbs, or a pinch of cayenne pepper if you want to spice things…

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  • Barley Mushroom Soup – Healthy, Hearty and Delicious

    This seasonal mushroom and barley soup is flavoured with a splash of port for extra depth of flavour. The health benefits of mushrooms have received much publicity in recent years, but attention has been largely stolen by exotic varieties such as shitaki. Yet the humble Agaricus bisporus, the world’s most commonly eaten mushroom and the…

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