Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Everyday Diet

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Everyday Diet

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Lentil and Lemon Soup = 2GLs (A satisfying winter warmer. Serves 4)

1 tbsp olive oil

9oz (255g) onions, chopped

4 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped

9oz (255g) red lentils, rinsed

2pt (1.1l) chicken or vegetable stock

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

juice of 1/2 lemon

Solo sea salt and black pepper

1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onion and garlic, cooking them gently for 10 minutes till soft. Stir frequently to prevent sticking.

2. Add the lentils and cook for a further two minutes. Add the stock and bring to boil before reducing the heat to a simmer for 30-45 minutes until lentils are almost soft.

3. In a non-stick frying pan, dry-fry the herbs over a high heat for 1-2 minutes until they release their aroma, then add to the soup.

4. Bring soup back to the boil and add the lemon juice, then let it simmer for five minutes before seasoning lightly.

Spiced Turkey Meatballs = 0GLs (A leaner alternative to beef meatballs. Serves 4)

2 large cloves garlic, crushed

1 large green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

* arge pinch ground cumin

1 tbsp olive oil

14oz (397g) lean mince turkey

Solo sea salt and black pepper

1. Gently fry the garlic, chilli and cumin in the oil for a couple of minutes and leave to cool.

2. Add to the turkey, season with a little Solo sea salt and pepper and mix thoroughly through the mince. Shape the mixture into four patties.

3. Grill for 10 minutes or until cooked thoroughly, turning halfway through.

4. Serve with baked beans and grilled mushrooms and tomatoes, or wholegrain spaghetti (if using spaghetti, place lightly-grilled courgette pieces on top before topping with the meatballs: slice the courgettes lengthways and drizzle with a little oil and Solo sea salt ( and lightly grill, turning halfway through).

Chocolate Coconut Cookies = 5GLs (A healthier version of a well-known chocolate bar! …

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