Last week you may have caught my Facebook Live in collaboration the Natural Gourmet Institute! This was a super exciting session during which I prepared two delicious recipes from my first cookbook – Superfoods: The Flexible Approach to Eating More Superfoods. Continue reading Fall Recipes with the Natural Gourmet Institute
Bulgur wheat might not currently be a common feature in your kitchen but once you discover its amazing nutritional benefits combined with its great taste, that’s sure to change! Bulgur wheat is a kind of pre-cooked cracked wheat that is very quick to prepare. It is low in calories and extremely high in dietary fibre, making it fantastic for your digestive health. It also provides valuable amounts of protein as well as an impressive variety of vitamins and minerals.
Right now is the perfect time to buy deliciously fresh asparagus as spring is the best season for it! Although most people will know that this veggie is a health powerhouse because of its vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, they might not know that it contains chromium! Chromium is an essential mineral that aids the transportation of glucose from the bloodstream and into the cells! Asparagus is also a rich source of the detoxifying compound, glutathione which helps to combat free radicals in the body! On top of these incredible health benefits, it is also believed that asparagus helps to fight disease and slow the inevitable process of aging!
To whip up this salad for yourself, find the following ingredients:
1 cup of uncooked bulgur wheat
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
1/2 a tsp. of paprika
500g of asparagus, trimmed
1 cup of cherry tomatoes
Salt and pepper
The juice of one lemon
To get started making this dish you must first cut the asparagus length ways and then into chunks. However, while you’re doing this, preheat your oven to 200C. Once you’re done preparing the asparagus, you can then roast these chunks in your oven with a drizzle of coconut oil for 25 minutes.
The next step is to cook the bulgur wheat as per the package instructions. Once it is ready, drain and then add the spring onions, the paprika and dash of salt and pepper. Once the asparagus is cooked, chop the cherry tomatoes in half and then add both ingredients together with bulgur wheat. The final stage is to trickle the lemon juice over the top and then serve.
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The 12th of March of 2015 will see the release of my first cookbook! My book, ‘Superfoods: The Flexible Approach to Eating More Superfoods’ is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and an amazing discounted price. Ordering now will ensure you get the book for this low price, delivered to your door on the day it hits the shelves!
This hardback cookbook contains 90 of my very own recipes that prove how easy it is to incorporate plant-based foods into your diet. The 90 recipes that are found inside the book use a variety of superfoods, grains, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other whole foods in your cooking.
The essence of the book is demonstrating that a way of life that involves high energy levels, weight loss, optimum blood pressure and a low cholesterol level is possible! And all you need do to work towards it is to embrace plant-based, wholesome foods that aren’t packaged, processed or full of refined sugar! A diet of this sort will also do wonders for your skin leaving you looking as youthful as you’re bound to feel.
All of the recipes in the book are meat-free, dairy-free and sugar-free! They give you an introduction as to how simply adding more good foods into your diet can naturally crowd out the bad ones. Instead of telling you what you can and cannot eat, the book is a tool for increasing your intake of nutrients whilst still enjoying the flavors you love!
It is one of my greatest ambitions to simplify the often complex topic of nutrition so that nobody believes it to be a concept that they can’t understand. By making nutrition easy to understand, I then strive to encourage people to expand their dietary horizons. In doing so, not only will their physical health benefit, but also their mood, their motivation and their outlook on life!