Side Dishes
Don’t for get the side dish.  Whether its a salad, or just that little bit extra, side dishes can give a simple meal a little more flavor or use a range of side dishes and create a mezze filled multi-course meal.
Roasted Potatoes
Potatoes are high in vitamin C (who would have thought).
A good source of Potassium and Vitamin B6.
Perfect in Autumn and Winter Stews and Soups.
High in starch and best eaten as a side not as a main dish.
How to:
  • Wash and Peel Potatoes Tip: You get more fiber if you opt out of peeling. 
  • Dice into small cubes for quicker and easier roasting. Place in large bowl or directly into roasting tray
  • Place the Base marinade of Olive Oil, water and salt into a mason jar and add the flavoring you desire.  
    Choose your herbs.  
  • For Chilli Potatoes, use a mix of paprika, cayenne pepper, crushed fresh garlic and coriander.
  • For Italian Inspired Potatoes, use rosemary, oregano, thyme, basil, garlic.
  • For a something different.  Try cumin, garlic and pine-nuts.
    Add the herbs to the mason jar. Screw tight the lid and Shake.
  • Pour your marinade over the potatoes.
  • Mix well.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 mins.
Sauteed Spinach
Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamin K which is essential in maintaining bone health.
High in Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Folate, Vitamin C and B2.
Spinach health benefits include, blood pressure regulation, eye care, bone care, skin care.
How to:
  • Wash well as soil and bugs can hide.
  • Blanche for 3 mins, remove from boiling water and squeeze out excess liquid.
  • Whilst blanching spinach, place silvered almonds in pan for roasting.
  • Mix crushed garlic, lemon and olive oil.
  • Pour dressing. And top with roasted silvered almonds. 
Tip: Forget the lemon and the garlic and instead, drizzle with olive oil and top with crumbed feta and roasted nuts.
Bean Salad
For some of us, too much beans can be a little heavy but as we know they are also filled with amino acids so to keep it light use beans in a salad.  
How to:
  • Wash and Soak beans in water overnight to remove indigestible complex sugars
    Tip:  Soak in salt water for quicker cooking time.
  • Place in a pot and cover in approx two inches of water.
  • Once cooked, drain and set aside.
  • Dice up your vegetables of choice.
  • Mix all ingredients and cover in dressing of your choice.