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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The Best Healthy Homemade Energy Bar

I was having a conversation with a mum from the rowing club about the virtues of homemade nut and seed bars and she mentioned she had a lovely recipe her teenage son adored. Me being me I got the ingredients together without really reading the full recipe and got started. I realised I didn’t have the vegan butter alternative it suggested so thought I’d improvise with oil and oat milk to create my own version of the bar. It wasn’t until I got to the end that I realised the original bars were raw and with my additions I really needed to bake them so I popped them in the over for 10 minutes and

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Bread and Butter Pickle

This recipe was inspired by Julie Cooke who was inspired by Rick Stein in his Food Heroes series. I spent all my childhood holidays at Padstow in Cornwall so have a real affinity with the sea and all things Cornish. I was at one of Julie’s Christmas Pudding making workshops recently and she had a selection of her pickles to buy. I was rather silly and forgot to read all the pickle labels and got caught out eating something that had malt vinegar in it – which of course contains gluten from the barley! The silly thing is I know this and if I was at the supermarket would of course have checked

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CARROT TAHINI HUMMUS

I was thinking about healthy savoury recipes I could make for snacking on while I’m in the middle of my 30 days to healthy living pan. I’ve pretty much given up sugar and so wanted some savoury snacks that would replace what I’d normally reach for when I have one of those standing at the fridge thinking what can I snack on moments! Here’s a great alternative to the classic hummus. Now you can make my classic hummus, beetroot hummus and carrot hummus to add some variety to your snacking experiences. INGREDIENTS 3 medium size carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled 1 400g can

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I’m Fed up with Hummus recipe

I’ve been leading and participating in (on the grounds that I can then feel their pain - except that by day three I feel so fantastic I wonder why I don’t eat like this all year round) one of my 30 days to healthy living groups. One of the guiding principles is to balance the blood sugar as maintaining normal blood sugar levels is a very important part of avoiding long-term health issues, managing your weight and feeling good. I get remarkable results with our 30 days programme from weight loss and increased energy, to better sleep, less aches and pains, better breathing, glowing skin, hair

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Roast Hispi Cabbage with red peppers, cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinegar

At this time of year there's nothing better than a firm cabbage roasted and caramelised to perfection. Yum yum. Serves 4 Ingredients 1 Hispi cabbage, trimmed and quartered lengthways 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into strips 2 garlic cloves, unpeeled 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 pinches coconut sugar or Xylitol 110g cherry tomatoes 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp roughly chopped chives Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions Pre-heat the oven to 200C, Gas Mark 6 Put the cabbage into an oven proof baking dish or roasting tray with the strips of red pepper, whole garlic cloves and

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MOROCCAN-SPICED CAULIFLOWER STEAKS

On a recent trip to London to meet up with my University friends we had lunch in Fortnun and Mason, one of the most famous London Stores, and I was so impressed with their cauliflower steaks that I’ve created my own version in homage to them. Enjoy. Ingredients 1 head of Cauliflower, medium to large 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil ½ Tablespoon of Lemon Juice 1 teaspoon Ground Coriander 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon ½ teaspoon Paprika ¼ teaspoon Turmeric ½ teaspoon Salt ¼ teaspoon Pepper Hummus – homemade (see my blog ) or shop brought for convenience. Pomegranate seeds, parsley

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