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Apple and Fennel Salad with a Lemon Vinaigrette

A light and fresh summer time salad that will compliment any barbecue or regular weekday menu. Alright so I will be the first to admit that salads were never my food of choice. I personally never found them unsatisfying, not until I learnt the right way to make them. The traditional garden salad can be built upon through the addition of a variety of ingredients; and it is a great compliment to virtually every meal. And a healthy alternative to a serving of rice or pasta, which you may have for dinner on a regular basis. But we all know that sometimes it’s great to mix things up. This simple salad is quick to prepare and is a beautiful summer time alternative to the garden salad. This salad is based around two core ingredients which are granny smith apples and fennel. The granny smith apples in this recipe are fresh, juicy and crunchy. They do have a slight tartness to them which is a great flavour addition to have in any salad. And what goes…

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Sweet Sautéed Kale

Take your sautéed kale to the next level with this quick and simple recipe by adding in a touch of something sweet. Kale – the healthy vegetable love of the decade. There are quite a few things that you can do with kale, but for this recipe I’m keeping it simple which makes it a perfect complement to a weeknight dinner. Personally I do try and eat healthy as a lifestyle choice. But I won’t lie I do indulge in the not so healthy from time to time, and for me that means something that satisfies my sweet tooth more often than not. And that is how this simple and healthy recipe came about; it satisfies a bit of the sweet tooth without leaving you feeling as though you are having desert for dinner, while being quite healthy due to the base ingredients. In the Turks and Caicos we do have a local liquor brand called Bambarŕa and they also produce some delectable non-alcoholic jams. My personal favourite is their mango jam which is beautifully…

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Spicy Vegetable Medley Cous Cous

My Confessional: I have sinned, and so I must confess. I confess…In the last 4 weeks I have eaten pizza 2 times, fries 4 times and I do not actually know how many times I’ve eaten chocolate or some other sweet (…it’s been that many!). I confess…in the last 3 weeks I’ve exercised all but 5 times. I confess…I need to do better! OK so maybe I exaggerated and sin is a bit of a stretch. But I get that feeling I’m doing something oh so wrong! (well after I’ve finished eating anyway). But not to worry, I’m about to make a 180 and take a step in the right direction. And if any of you out there are in the same boat as I am don’t worry, we’re going to jump start those better eating habits with this very recipe! I’ve made this recipe a few times now and let me just say; it’s amazing how great you feel mentally and physically when you are eating healthier. This recipe calls on the wonderful creamy…

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