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Dried oregano

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Beetroot and mozzarella parcels with lemon and garlic greens

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parcels 2Who would have believed that the humble beetroot would be recognised as a super food?

Beetroot’s deep, overpoweringly red juice has earned it the reputation as the most bossy of vegetables.
Although the leaves have always been eaten, historically the beet root was generally used medicinally for a range of ailments, including fevers, constipation and skin problems.

Beetroot is a good source of iron and folate (naturally occuring folic acid). It also contains nitrates, betaine, magnesium and other antioxidants (notably betacyanin).
More info on the NHS Choices website.

This week’s recipe from Jodie is a classic filo parcel. Give it a go and enjoy a Meat Free Monday (or super food Sunday!)

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World Vegan Month: Vegan Lasagne

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30 day vegan logoThis week’s recipe is by far my favourite variations of the classic lasagne. It has the most wonderful textures from the walnuts and lentils together and is beautiful with a simple side such as garlic green beans or a simple salad. As usual this dish can be adapted slightly to your personal tastes. You could even replace the pasta with leek strips if you’re on a low carb diet.

Speaking of which – the results of yet another study – picked up by all mainstream media yesterday – showed, a diet change alone can prevent and even reverse type 2 diabetes. Vegetarian diets have repeatedly and consistently showed the best results in terms of diabetes prevention and a vegan diet has been the most effective in the management and treatment of diabetes. Many people all around the world changed their lives for the better by following a plant based diet. (more…)