Quinoa and Red Lentil Burgers

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half a cup of quinoa

half a cup of red lentils

2 tablespoons porridge oats

1 teaspoon garim masala

half a teaspoon turmeric

2 and a half cups water

handful of fresh coriander chopped

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Step 1: Put quinoa, lentils, porridge oats, spices and water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Leave for a few minutes to cool. 

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Step 2: Add chopped coriander and mix everything together well. 

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Step 3: Form mixture into burgers and place on baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake in oven preheated to 200 c for 25-30 minutes. Flip burgers halfway through to ensure that they are cooked evenly on both sides. 

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Step 4: They should look something like this when they are done. Enjoy some as part of your lunch or dinner. 

Beetroot, Quinoa and Rocket Salad

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half a cup of quinoa

One and a half cups of water

2 cooked beetroots chopped (you can buy cooked beetroot in the supermarket. Alternatively you could cook it yourself)

2-3 handfuls of rocket

1 handful coriander chopped

For the dressing

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil

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Step 1: Put quinoa and water in saucepan. Bring to boil, then simmer until the quinoa is tender and all the water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Leave to cool. 

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Step 2: Put quinoa, beetroot, rocket and coriander into salad bowl. 

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Step 3: To make salad dressing mix lemon juice and olive oil together. Pour dressing over salad and mix everything together well. 

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Step 4: Enjoy some salad as part of your lunch or dinner. 

Chickpea Sweet Potato Burgers

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2-3 small sweet potatoes

1 tin chickpeas

juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste)

1 teaspoon garim masala (or alternative spices such as cumin, coriander)

1 tablespoon chia seeds

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Step 1: Peel and chop sweet potatoes. Steam or boil until soft (about 10 minutes)

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Step 2: Rinse and drain chickpeas. Add to nutri bullet (or alternative blender) along with cooked sweet potato. Blend until combined (It doesn’t need to be completely smooth)

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Step 3: Transfer chickpea and sweet potato mixture to mixing bowl. Add lemon juice, tahini, garim masala and chia seeds. Mix well. 

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Step 4: Form mixture into burgers and place on baking tray lined with parchment paper (I made 8 burgers from this mixture). Bake in oven preheated to 200 c for 25-30 minutes. Flip burgers halfway through so that they are cooked evenly on both sides. 

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Step 5: They should look something like this when they are done. Enjoy some burgers as part of your lunch or dinner. 

Butterbean Beetroot and Kale Salad

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1 tin butterbeans (rinsed and drained)

2 cooked beetroots chopped into small pieces (You can buy cooked beetroot in the supermarket. Alternatively you could cook it yourself)

about half a cucumber chopped into small pieces

1-2 handfuls shredded kale

For the dressing

juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil

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Step 1: Put butterbeans, beetroot, cucumber and kale into salad bowl. 

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Step 2: To make dressing mix lemon juice with olive oil. Pour over salad and mix everything together well. 

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Step 3: Enjoy some salad as part of your lunch or dinner. 

Potato Salad

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1 bowl of potatoes cooked, cooled and roughly chopped (I used new potatoes. I kept the skin on and scrubbed them well. To cook I steamed them for about 10-15 minutes. You could use another type of potato as well and remove the skin if you prefer.)

3-4 spring onions chopped

about a handful of fresh mint chopped

For the dressing

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 tablespoons natural yogurt

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Step 1: Put potatoes, spring onions and mint into a salad bowl.

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Step 2: To make dressing mix lemon juice, olive oil and yogurt together in a cup. Then pour over salad.

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Step 3: Mix everything together well. Enjoy some salad as part of your lunch or dinner. 

Mango and Chickpea Salad

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1 mango chopped

1 tin chickpeas rinsed and drained

about half a cucumber chopped

1 red pepper chopped

2 handfuls rocket

about 1 handful fresh mint and coriander chopped

For the dressing

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil

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Step 1: Put mangoes, chickpeas, cucumber, red pepper, rocket, mint and coriander in salad bowl

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Step 2: To make dressing mix lemon juice and olive oil together in a cup. Then pour over salad and mix everything together well.

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Step 3: Enjoy some salad as part of your lunch or dinner.

Mango Cucumber Rice Salad


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1 cup brown basmati rice

2 cups water

a few pieces of mango finely chopped

about half a cucumber finely chopped

1 handful of mint and coriander chopped

1 handful cashew nuts

For the dressing

juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil

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Step 1: To cook the rice put rice and water into saucepan. Bring to boil, then simmer for 20-25 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. (You could also cook the rice in a rice cooker if you have one.) Allow to cool. 

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Step 2: Put rice, mango, cucumber, cashew nuts, mint and coriander into salad bowl. 

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Step 3: To make salad dressing mix lemon juice with olive oil in a cup. Pour over salad and mix everything together well. 

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Step 4: Enjoy some salad as part of your lunch or dinner.