Recipes

In a world flooded with diets and food restrictions, Ali’s healthy recipes and straightforward nutrition advice has helped hundreds of inspired readers who visit her popular blog. 

Ali’s a passionate advocate of eating in a way that’s right for you – no more fad diets, restricted meal plans or supermarket shopping nightmares. Her whole-food living based approach comes out in all her blogposts. We hope you’ll  enjoy the journey of allowing expert teacher Ali to support you in healing your gut and becoming the healthiest, most successful version of you. 

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Healthy Homemade Hazelnut Spread - Vegan, gluten free

When I first posted the negative side of the kids favourite spread Nutella I had mums clamouring for me to devise an alternative recipe. Well months later,and tasting after tasting I can honestly say I have cracked it (excuse the pun!). My own daughter has been the guinea pig for my batch testing and when I gave her the jar with a spoonful of this on it she beamed and exclaimed – mummy you’ve cracked it! Now we all love the commercial Nutella but healthy it is not! The key ingredient in this version is… well nuts! Plus some cacao and maple syrup. No palm oil, no refined sugar. Just healthy

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2 favourite Red Cabbage Recipes

I’ve always loved red cabbage and fresh home-made coleslaw. I think it is a throw back to spending time with my Auntie Tede (my grandmother’s sister) who married a country man and lived in what I thought of as the depths of the country side when I was growing up. She had coal fires and a doll’s chest which I remember was as big as I was. We were allowed to explore upstairs and bring a perfectly preserved china doll, complete with glass eyes and beautiful home-made clothes, down to the parlour to play with. Her home-made lunches were always a real treat and she would spend what seemed to me to

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Spiced Roast Beetroot Hummus

You know how much hummus we go through in the Hutchinson household. So much in fact that I’m always looking for new ways to spice up a batch so when I saw Dr Rupy’s spiced beetroot side dish I felt the need to experiment with it and create hummus from it too. Here’s my take on it. You can eat the beetroot as a side dish once it’s cooked so if you have more than 300g beetroot and want to make hummus and a spicy beetroot dish just cook more beetroot, add more spices, and serve the roasted beetroot straight away as a side dish with a roast or curry. Ingredients 300g beetroot scrubbed and cut into

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Ali's Lemon and Poppy Seed Protein Biscuits

I was off to a business network yesterday and wanted to take a sweet treat which was almost sugar free to show just how delicious eating sugar free can be. I’ve been eating what I call ‘clean’ – mostly plant based and wholefoods - for almost 4 years and it has quite literally changed my life. I no longer have the debilitating headaches I used to suffer with, my brain fog and lethargy have lifted, I’m energised throughout the day and I sleep really well. My skin glows and my hair grows so fast my hairdresser can hardly keep up! These little zesty Lemon and Poppy Seed Protein Biscuits were what

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Hot Chocolate Oats

You ’ ve probably all worked out that we all love oats in this house. Being gluten intolerant I ’ ve found it important to create interesting breakfasts to keep me away from pining for toaste and crappy cereal. This month has been all about oats as it ’ s cold on a Saturday morning when Miss H takes to the rowing lake and getting something warm inside her (and me if I ’ m using the time she ’ s rowing to walk the dog, is key to our survival) – that ’ s perhaps over egging it but you get the gist! Anyway we love these oats. I soak them overnight to make sure they ’ re super swollen before I

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SPICED LIME CAULIFLOWER AND SWEET POTATO BAKE WITH PRAWNS

This was a delicious experiment when we had some unexpectedly huge prawns delivered in our fish box from Fish For Thought . We love the ethos of this company and get pretty much all our fish delivered fresh from them. Use friends and family at the till for a discount. Although made with prawns this dish will work just as well with white fish cut into bite size chunks, monkfish is particularly good Ingredients ½ tsp turmeric 1 tsp chilli powder (go with mild Chilli if you're not into ultra spicy food and work up) 5cm piece of root ginger, peeled and grated 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 limes

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Ali's Almond Joy Energy Balls

You know how it is. You have a favourite recipe that you make week in and week out for months and then something changes and you forget all about it. Well that’s what happened to these delicious energy balls. I simply stopped making them – no idea why as I love them, I’d just forgotten all about them. I remembered them this morning and cooked up a batch (technically there’s no real cooking involved so even the kids could make them. I think that using a good quality plant based protein is key here as the whey variety really isn’t serving you. Have a go and let me know what you think

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Chilli and rosemary seedy crackers (Vegan)

We love these tasty seedy crackers straight from the tin but they are equally nice with a spicy topping. You can experiment with the flavours but I’ve found the sweetness of the molasses and the fiery nature of the chilli work really well. Ingredients 125g quinoa flakes 50ml rapeseed oil 250g pumpkin seeds 130g sunflower seeds 50g linseeds 3-4 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary ¼ tsp salt 1 – 4 tsp dried chilli flakes, to taste 200g molasses Directions Preheat the oven to 170°C/Gas 3. Line a 19–20cm baking tray with baking parchment. Put the quinoa flakes into a large, dry frying pan over a

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