Recipe Spicy Tomato Rice made with coconut butter

Here’s a simple recipe for creating amazing rice using pure coconut butter.

Tiana promise that when you use their coconut butter you won’t get the taste or arroma of coconut, just a far healthier cooking expereince….

Tomato Rice

Serve this dish hot with poppadums. Serves 6

125g Tiana organic coconut butter
8 shallots, sliced thinly
1 medium onion (150g), chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 green chillies slit lengthwise
1″ piece of ginger grated
2 tsps coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp garam masala
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
2 cloves
2 cups (400g) cooked Basmati rice
4 large ripe tomatoes cut into cubes
Salt to taste

1. Heat half of the butter in large heavy-based frying pan, and add the mustard seeds and green chillies. Add the tomato and ginger and remaining spices and mix well.
2. Once the tomatoes have become pulpy, stir in rice; simmer gently. Cover for 15 minutes.
3. Leave to cool but keep covered for another 10 minutes. Ten fluff witha fork.

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Burns Night Vegetarian Haggis recipe: Stuffed Red Peppers

With Burns Night in just a couple of weeks (25th January), why not get in the mood by trying this suitably Scottish recipe…

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Stuffed Red Pepper
Serves 1

1 red pepper
225g Macsween vegetarian haggis 

For the Rosemary Cream Sauce 
150ml double cream
Handful of rosemary leaves

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/g 4. Preheat the grill to medium/high heat.

Cut a red pepper in half lengthways, keep the stalk attached to help the pepper keep its shape while cooking, but scoop out the seeds. Char the outside of the pepper under the grill and then remove from the heat and fill with vegetarian haggis. Place in a casserole dish with a little water and cover. Cook in the oven for about 20 minutes until pepper and haggis are hot.

Once ready, prepare the sauce by gently heating the double cream with whole rosemary leaves. Do not boil but allow to thicken slightly. Pour the sauce around the pepper and serve

Christine’s Day Detox Plan: Berry Chia Breakfast Pudding

Nutritionist Christine Bailey has the perfect solution to the festive excesses… Healthy and tasty recipes to cleanse the body.

Start the new year afresh by following this day’s detox programme. Use the following recipes over a weekend to kick-start your new year healthy eating resolutions.

Recipes are taken from Christine’s books including The Raw Food Diet book and The Juice Diet Book which are available from http://www.advancenutrition.co.uk or Amazon.

Your Detox Day Plan

Upon RisingGinger Lemon Refresher
BreakfastSuper Green Cleanser
Mid Morning Snack – Vegetable sticks with nut butter
LunchAvocado, Citrus And Sprouted Seed Salad With Black Olive vinaigrette
Afternoon SnackMaca Strawberry Shake
DinnerMango and Tomato Gazpacho
DessertBerry Chia Pudding
Through the daygreen tea, herbal teas, coconut water and water

Berry Chia Breakfast Pudding
berry puddingChia seeds are a rich source of omega-3 (alpha linolenic – ALA) fatty acids and antioxidants. They are perfect for adding to desserts, smoothies and bars, as well as for this grain-free berry pudding. Rich in soluble fibre, they form a gel when added to water or juice that helps slow down the rate of digestion, keeping you feeling satisfied. In addition, the sesame seeds in the tahini contain omega-6 (linoleic acid – LA) fatty acids.

Serves 4
50g / 1 ¾ oz / ½ cup chia seeds
250ml / 8floz / 1cup 100% unsweetened pomegranate juice
2tbsp tahini
12 pitted dates, chopped
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of cinnamon
225g / 8oz raspberries

1. Place the chia seeds in the juice and leave to soak for 20 minutes.  The seeds should swell up and thicken the liquid.
2. Place all the ingredients but only half of the raspberries into a blender.  Process until smooth and creamy. Stir in the remaining raspberries.
3. Spoon into bowls and serve

Recipes copyright Christine Bailey

Christine’s Day Detox Plan: Mango and Tomato Gazpacho

Nutritionist Christine Bailey has the perfect solution to the festive excesses… Healthy and tasty recipes to cleanse the body.

Start the new year afresh by following this day’s detox programme. Use the following recipes over a weekend to kick-start your new year healthy eating resolutions.

Recipes are taken from Christine’s books including The Raw Food Diet book and The Juice Diet Book which are available from http://www.advancenutrition.co.uk or Amazon.

Your Detox Day Plan

Upon RisingGinger Lemon Refresher
BreakfastSuper Green Cleanser
Mid Morning Snack – Vegetable sticks with nut butter
LunchAvocado, Citrus And Sprouted Seed Salad With Black Olive vinaigrette
Afternoon SnackMaca Strawberry Shake
DinnerMango and Tomato Gazpacho
DessertBerry Chia Pudding
Through the daygreen tea, herbal teas, coconut water and water

Mango and Tomato Gazpacho
This light, refreshing soup is perfect for detox and can served with raw flax crackers. If possible prepare the day before to allow the flavours to develop.  Onions are a superb cleansing and weight loss food – rich in sulphur to support liver function and help clear out toxins from the body.  They also contain allicin and other powerful natural antibiotics that help fight off infections and support immune function

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Storage:  will keep in the fridge for 3 days

450g / 1lb ripe plum tomatoes, chopped
¼ white onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1tbsp sherry vinegar
1 ripe mango, cubed
½ tsp sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Basil leaves to garnish

1. Place the ingredients in a liquidiser and blend until smooth.
2. Press the soup through a sieve and season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Serve chilled garnished with a sprig of basil.

Recipes copyright Christine Bailey

Christine’s Day Detox Plan: Maca Strawberry Shake

Nutritionist Christine Bailey has the perfect solution to the festive excesses… Healthy and tasty recipes to cleanse the body.

Start the new year afresh by following this day’s detox programme. Use the following recipes over a weekend to kick-start your new year healthy eating resolutions.

Recipes are taken from Christine’s books including The Raw Food Diet book and The Juice Diet Book which are available from http://www.advancenutrition.co.uk or Amazon.

Your Detox Day Plan

Upon RisingGinger Lemon Refresher
BreakfastSuper Green Cleanser
Mid Morning Snack – Vegetable sticks with nut butter
LunchAvocado, Citrus And Sprouted Seed Salad With Black Olive vinaigrette
Afternoon SnackMaca Strawberry Shake
DinnerMango and Tomato Gazpacho
DessertBerry Chia Pudding
Through the daygreen tea, herbal teas, coconut water and water

strawberry cacao smoothieMaca Strawberry Shake
Maca powder is derived from a Peruvian root vegetable. Rich in protein and minerals, including iron and calcium, it is a well-known adrenal adaptogen helping to increase energy levels. This shake contains maca, cacao powder and nuts, which creates a nourishing creamy drink that will energise you without causing a sudden crash in blood glucose levels.

Serves 2

30g/1oz almonds
400ml/14floz coconut water or water
1-2 tsp. maca powder to taste
2 tsp. cacao powder
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. stevia powder or 1 tsp. xylitol
115g/4oz strawberries

1. Place the almonds and coconut water in a high-speed blender and process until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend to form a creamy smoothie.
2. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

Recipes copyright Christine Bailey

Christine’s Day Detox Plan: Avocado, Citrus And Sprouted Seed Salad With Black Olive Vinaigrette

Nutritionist Christine Bailey has the perfect solution to the festive excesses… Healthy and tasty recipes to cleanse the body.

Start the new year afresh by following this day’s detox programme. Use the following recipes over a weekend to kick-start your new year healthy eating resolutions.

Recipes are taken from Christine’s books including The Raw Food Diet book and The Juice Diet Book which are available from http://www.advancenutrition.co.uk or Amazon.

Your Detox Day Plan

Upon RisingGinger Lemon Refresher
BreakfastSuper Green Cleanser
Mid Morning Snack – Vegetable sticks with nut butter
LunchAvocado, Citrus And Sprouted Seed Salad With Black Olive vinaigrette
Afternoon SnackMaca Strawberry Shake
DinnerMango and Tomato Gazpacho
DessertBerry Chia Pudding
Through the daygreen tea, herbal teas, coconut water and water

46-47_AvacadoCitrusSproutedSaladAvocado, Citrus And Sprouted Seed Salad With Black Olive Vinaigrette
An easy to assemble salad rich in protein, healthy fats and nutrients to keep you feeling energised through the day.  Use a variety of sprouted seeds for texture.  Sprouted seeds are nutritional powerhouses but they are packed with enzymes to help your body process and digest food efficiently.  These living foods are also great cleansers being rich in chlorophyll so aid the elimination of toxins while keeping the body alkaline and energised.

Serves 4

225g / 8oz mixed leafy greens e.g watercress, rocket, romaine lettuce
2 avocados
2 oranges
1 red onion, diced
60g sprouted seeds e.g mungbean, alfalfa, broccoli sprouts
Black Olive vinaigrette
2tbsp black pitted olives, finely chopped
2tbsp apple cider vinegar
4tbsp flaxseed oil or olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of sea salt

1. Place the mixed leafy greens a large platter.
2. Segment the oranges and place in a bowl.  Squeeze excess juice in a jug
3. Add the onions, chopped avocado and sprouted seeds to the oranges.  Spoon over the salad greens.
4. Place the rest of the dressing ingredients into the jug with the orange juice and whisk well. Season to taste
5. Pour over the salad and serve immediately.

Recipes copyright Christine Bailey

Christine’s Day Detox Plan: Super Green Cleanser

Nutritionist Christine Bailey has the perfect solution to the festive excesses… Healthy and tasty recipes to cleanse the body.

Start the new year afresh by following this day’s detox programme. Use the following recipes over a weekend to kick-start your new year healthy eating resolutions.

Recipes are taken from Christine’s books including The Raw Food Diet book and The Juice Diet Book which are available from http://www.advancenutrition.co.uk or Amazon.

Your Detox Day Plan

Upon RisingGinger Lemon Refresher
BreakfastSuper Green Cleanser
Mid Morning Snack – Vegetable sticks with nut butter
LunchAvocado, Citrus And Sprouted Seed Salad With Black Olive vinaigrette
Afternoon SnackMaca Strawberry Shake
DinnerMango and Tomato Gazpacho
DessertBerry Chia Pudding
Through the daygreen tea, herbal teas, coconut water and water

Lemon Green CleanserwebSuper Green Cleanser
Kick start your detox, weight loss programme with this super-cleansing juice. Bursting with chlorophyll. Potassium, pectin and vitamin C, this green cocktail will enhance your body’s ability to eliminate toxins, alkalise your blood and keep you energised.

Serves 1

2 celery sticks
3 handfuls of kale
2 apples
1 lemon, peeled
1tsp superfood powder, optional

Juice all of the ingredients then stir in the superfood green powder. Sip slowly.

Recipes copyright Christine Bailey