MOROCCAN CARROT SOUP

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So it’s time for another belly warmer and this week we’re feeling Moroccan inspired with a delicious carrot soup. Using the traditional flavours of cumin, coriander, lemon and mint, this is a beautifully warming soup to share with family and friends during winter. Enjoy preparing and eating it as we did.

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‘KEEPING IT REAL’ WITH NATALIE HARMS

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Everyone seems to have an opinion about what the best diet is or what foods you should or shouldn’t be eating! Every day there are articles in the news or on social media espousing the virtues of different “diets”, superfoods, nutrients and ways to improve health. Everyone’s an expert and it can be very confusing!

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BLACK BEAN CHILLI

BLACK BEAN CHILLI

A simple and tasty Mexican style dish that is perfect in soft taco’s or tortilla’s or accompanied with rice. Its warm, spicy and soft on the palate.

Serving Size: 6

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Warm up the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the sweet potato and onion and stir occasionally until the onion is translucent and the sweet potato is slightly soft. (about 7-8 minutes).
  3. Add the garlic and cook for a further 30 seconds to a minute.
  4. Stir in the spices, followed by the black turtle beans, tomatoes and stock.
  5. Bring to the simmer then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover your pot, stirring occasionally for the next 45 minutes.
  6. Remove the lid and continue cooking until the beans are soft (around 1 minute).
  7. Serve with avocado and rice.

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ANXIOUS MUCH?

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It seems anxiety is the buzz word these days (no pun intended) and something many of us can relate to experiencing at some point in our lives. Anxiety affects us on many levels, from a slight feeling of uneasiness, to the ‘butterflies’ in the stomach feeling and on to more extreme levels of anxiety often experienced as panic attacks, rapid breathing and a rise in heart rate. Yet, no matter what level of anxiety we experience, it all has a wearing down effect on our nervous and endocrine systems which eventually leads to physical exhaustion.

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