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Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup 3 tbsp Olive Oil 500g Sweet Potatoes 300g Carrots 2 Onions finely Chopped 2 crushed Garlic cloves 1 Litre Vegitable Stock 100ml Creme Fraiche Method: Soften the onions in a pan add sweet potatoes and carrots. Fry for 5 mins Add garlic and cook for a further 5 mins Add the stock, cook until its soft enough to blend Puree with a hand blender Add salt and pepper Serve with a dollop of Creme Fraiche and Pan Rustico Bread

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Salmon with Avocado and Mango Relish

Ingredients: 4 Salmon Steaks 1 tsp finley grated lime rind 2 tsp olive oil 1 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp chopped coriander 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground cumin 1 crushed garlic clove pepper For the Mango Relish 1 chopped Avocado 1tbsp lime juice 1 tbsp chopped coriander 1 chopped red onion half a chopped mango Method: Mix the Lime rind, olive oil, cumin, garlic and coriander. season with pepper. Cover both sides of the Salmon with the mixture. Fry for 5 mins. Turn the fish and fry for a further 5 mins. transfer to plate and add lime

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Benefits of eating Pearl Barley

Pearl barley and vegetable soup

So what are the benefits of eating Pearl Barley? Barley is a good source of molybdenum, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, dietary fibre, and selenium, copper, vitamin B1 and niacin. The Propionic acid produced from barley’s insoluble fibre may also be partly responsible for the cholesterol-lowering properties of fibre. In animal studies, Propionic acid has been shown to inhibit HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme involved in the production of cholesterol by the liver. By lowering the activity of this enzyme, Propionic acid helps lower blood cholesterol levels. Barley Benefits for Post menopausal Women Eating a serving of whole grains, such as barley, at

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Pearl barley and vegetable soup

Pearl barley and vegetable soup

Pearl barley and vegetable soup Ingredients: 60g Pearl Barley 1 large diced Carrot 1 chopped Leek 1 chopped Onion 2 sliced sticks of Celery 1.2 litres of vegetable stock 1tsp mixed herbs Salt and Pepper Method: In a large saucepan add the barley, stock and mixed herbs. Bring to the boil, cover and then simmer for 10 mins. Add the Carrot Leek, Celery and Onion. Cover and simmer for 20 mins. Season, garnish with some fresh parsley and Serve with some rustic bread.

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Good News for Red Wine Drinkers

Red Wine

Red Wine is high in resveratrol—a natural compound that lowers *LDL, raises *HDL, and prevents blood clots—red wine can truly be a lifesaver. A recent review in Alcoholism suggests that resveratrol may prevent or delay the onset of chronic disease. But limit your intake to two drinks a day. According to a study of 6,000 patients in the Journal of the American Medical Association, you’re 97 percent more likely to reach your 85th birthday if you keep your daily alcohol consumption to fewer than three drinks. Red wine is also a rich source of flavonoids, antioxidants that help protect the

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8 Super Foods – antioxidants

8 Super Foods kiwi fruit are a great source of vitamin C – even better than an orange when compared weight for weight. Kiwi fruit also contains vitamin K, potassium and magnesium. watercress is brimming with beneficial B vitamins and minerals such as iron and calcium. It’s a good source of the antioxidant vitamin C, flavonoids, beta-carotene and glucosinolates which are believed to have a range of possible anti-cancer effects. It also contains some vitamin E. Sunflower seeds are rich in the antioxidant vitamin E. Mix them with pumpkin seeds for a healthy blend of beneficial omega-6 and omega-3 fats.

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