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.
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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:
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  • 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.
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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.