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Nacho-coated spicy bean and sweet potato 🍔burgers

Hello!

So it’s been almost a month of meat-free living now and I’m actually not at all missing it! I’ve had some time off so I’ve been able to experiment and enjoy all the recipes I’ve been putting together and there has been a few dodgy concoction fails but ALOT of good ones! I’m really not missing meat at home at all and I’ve not dined out as much this year as I want both dining out and meat itself to be more of a treat than a habit ( I obviously still frequent my coffee shops) I’ve been whipping up a lot of hot/cold salads and today I made something I’ve wanted to make for quite some time, an all time favourite of mine actually! As a child I loved Mexican spiced foods and spicy bean burgers were my favourite! I was actually a vegetarian for a couple of years in my early teens because as a family we all took the plunge together and I think this is where my love for these burgers stemmed from. That being said, I actually haven’t had them since childhood and I’m not sure why as they aren’t at all time consuming , a mere 20 mins tops and I was taken right back! I made mine with cornflour flat-bread as I can’t have bread at all due to a yeast allergy and I’m yet to find a suitable bread or a recipe which is both gluten and yeast free! Which is probably why I don’t make burgers often but none the less it was super tasty with the flatbread. You of course can make yours in gluten-free burger buns or normal if you’re just vegetarian. I can’t express how much these did not disappoint and I just wanted to eat all 6 to myself!

Ingredients:

1 large sweet potato (peeled and diced)

1 can of berlotti beans (kidney beans also work)

2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)

1 tablespoon of tomato paste

1 handful of coriander (finely chopped)

Half a bag of lightly salted corn chips/nachos

Salt and pepper

1 Teaspoon of cayenne pepper

1 table spoon of cumin

Olive oil

Method:

Start by boiling the sweet potato, garlic, and beans until the sweet potato is soft enough to mash. Drain and put into a mixing bowl.

Add all the remaining ingredients apart from the nachos and mash together and mix well.

Make into patties and set aside.

Add the nachos into your blender and mill into fine breadcrumb like texture.

On a plate cover the burgers in the nacho flour and heat a frying pan with a teaspoon of olive oil. Fry on both sides until golden.

You can also oven bake these but having tried both methods myself, I found it quicker in the pan and the burger coating was a lot more crisp. You could also double cook and bake for 10 mins then finish cooking in the frying pan.

Serve with garnish, I used baby spinach leaves and some light mayo. They are also super tasty (especially appealing for children) with a little cheese and ketchup.

If you would like the corn flatbread recipe it’s simply

Half a cup of Cornflour

1 egg

Baking powder

Salt

Half a cup of water

Combine together into a batter and simply fry like a pancake in a pan until golden on each side.

Enjoy!

Laura x

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10 min peanut butter and cocoa sponge

So guys, it’s been a while huh? I do apologise! I’ve had a busy Christmas and new year but I’m back and hungry as ever! Now, I know a majority of the professional clean-eaters amongst us have got it covered when it comes to having a varied diet and having an abundance of clean treats and snacks but what’s one more!? So for the newbies, starting the new year with hopes of a clean, healthy diet and dreams of cakes and sweet palate pleasers, I give you the 10 minute sponge cake! 

Ingredients: 

Peanut butter – 2 tablespoons

Cocoa powder – 2 tablespoons

Coconut oil – 2 tablespoons

2 eggs 

Cornflour – 2 tablespoons

Vanilla essence – optional

Method:

Combine all the ingredients in a bo and mix into a batter. Bake at 200c for ten mins.

Serving suggestion -top with chopped nuts, raisins, fruit puree, natural yoghurt and it’s like a guilt free de-constructed gateau!

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Super kale smoothies

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Raw kale smoothies are the new lunchtime addiction! This one is kale, banana, pumpkin seed, sunflower seed and a little honey, good to take away the sweet tooth and sooo healthy ♡♡ you can make them with whatever fruits or veg you like, whether you want sweet or savoury flavours, with ice cubes, water,milk or fresh fruit juices, they are all so yummy and packed with iron, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants! 

Get blending 🙂

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Blueberry protein pot

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Here is another of my many protein rich dessert/snack/breakfast treats for you all, I dont make it very often as I limit my dairy in take these days but I like to indulge in a little greek yogurt every now and then because I find it best to vary my proteins and ‘0% fage greek yogurt’ is highnin protein and low in everything else.I usually make this and layer it up in a glass with other things I.e dried fruits and seeds.

Ingredients:

Handle of fresh blueberries

Two tablespoons of fage 0% greek yoghurt

1 tablespoon of cottage cheese

1 tablespoon of Ground almonds

Blend all the ingredients and all but a few of the blueberries in a blender and serve with blueberries on top.

You could also make a cheesecake with this recipe, add a bit more cottage cheese to the mix when blending and make a base using blended granola, honey, ground almond, coconut oil and cinamon, press into a dish and top with the blueberry mixture then refrigerate.

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Grazebox ♡

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I don’t know how many of you have heard of grazebox but I discovered it a couple of years ago via a friend of mine on giving me a welcome voucher code, ive been having it delivered every monday ever since! This delightful little eco friendly package is filled to the brims with natural treats and snacks chosen by you via their website, you can pick and chose from lots of snack boxes all neatly put together by the grazebox team and whats even better is , if you have allergies you can search ingredients and write them off your send list ,which is great! They are adding new graze snacks all the time So pop on over and give it a try, the first box is free and its up to you after that.

http://Www.graze.com

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