Healthy homecooked Sunday brunch

Healthy homecooked Sunday brunch.
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Scrambled local farmshop free range eggs, smoked salmon from the village fish shop, smashed avocado with red chillies that were home grown in my garden, peashoots, and artisan seeded sourdough bread from the local baker. .
When you're by the seaside it's so much nicer to be able to shop locally for your ingredients, supporting the local community and village shops but also to know that the food you're buying is mostly locally produced and free range or organic..
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Sometimes the food we eat may look and taste delicious but add nothing positive to daily diet or our nutrition. These include simple carbs which are mostly foods that are beige ( ie: bread, biscuits, cakes, pastries, pasta). Processed foods.  Hormone-fed meats.  Battery-reared chickens and eggs.
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Scrambled local farmshop free range eggs, smoked salmon from the village fish shop, smashed avocado with red chillies that were home grown in my garden, peashoots, and artisan seeded sourdough bread from the local baker. .
When you’re by the seaside it’s so much nicer to be able to shop locally for your ingredients, supporting the local community and village shops but also to know that the food you’re buying is mostly locally produced and free range or organic..
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Sometimes the food we eat may look and taste delicious but add nothing positive to daily diet or our nutrition. These include simple carbs which are mostly foods that are beige ( ie: bread, biscuits, cakes, pastries, pasta). Processed foods. Hormone-fed meats. Battery-reared chickens and eggs.
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Homemade spaghetti alla vongole

Homemade spaghetti alla vongole. (spaghetti with clams) .
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Ingredients for the sauce: chopped shallots, garlic, fennel, chillies, fresh parsley.
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All the above ingredients shallow fried in extra virgin olive oil until soft and the shallots translucent. .
I then added the clams to the pan (rinsed first in cold water to make sure they shut before cooking) and also a little extra boiling water.
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Simmered for a few minutes until the clams all opened.
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Then added the pre-cooked and rinsed( to get rid of the starchiness) wheatfree/ gluten free spaghetti into the sauce.
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Finally more extra virgin olive oil and fresh parsley leaves.
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Yummy, healthy, simple and quick.
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(spaghetti with clams) .
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Ingredients for the sauce: chopped shallots, garlic, fennel, chillies, fresh parsley.
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All the above ingredients shallow fried in extra virgin olive oil until soft and the shallots translucent. .
I then added the clams to the pan (rinsed first in cold water to make sure they shut before cooking) and also a little extra boiling water.
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Simmered for a few minutes until the clams all opened.
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Then added the pre-cooked and rinsed( to get rid of the starchiness) wheatfree/ gluten free spaghetti into the sauce.
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Finally more extra virgin olive oil and fresh parsley leaves.
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Yummy, healthy, simple and quick.
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Sun, sea and seafood

Sun, sea and seafood.
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The last day of an Indian Summer with lunch by the sea with a healthy but delicious Asian fusion mix of scallop, seabass and tempura prawn on a bed of vegetables, noodles and peanuts.
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It's so easy to eat healthily when it's presented beautifully and tastes delcious.
Its all about the flavours.
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Even when you are cooking at home, however simple or basic the recipe or meal, if you take a bit of extra care and time to make it look appetising on the plate, you will feel more satisfied on a smaller portion.
You will crave less of the unhealthy sugary carb laden foods which give high/low spikes to your blood sugar and energy levels.
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The last day of an Indian Summer with lunch by the sea with a healthy but delicious Asian fusion mix of scallop, seabass and tempura prawn on a bed of vegetables, noodles and peanuts.
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It’s so easy to eat healthily when it’s presented beautifully and tastes delcious.
Its all about the flavours.
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Even when you are cooking at home, however simple or basic the recipe or meal, if you take a bit of extra care and time to make it look appetising on the plate, you will feel more satisfied on a smaller portion.
You will crave less of the unhealthy sugary carb laden foods which give high/low spikes to your blood sugar and energy levels.
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Saturday night dinner entertaining

Saturday night dinner entertaining. 
My supper party last night was a gaspacho starter with added chopped cucumber and croutons to add texture to the cold soup.
Then this home-cooked paella.
The rice was cooked in shellfish stock (lobster, mussels, chicken, garlic and onions in the vegetable water stock), and chicken thighs roasted first with crispy skin, chorizo, prawns, mussels, squid, and some sliced peppers to decorate.
I served it with a green salad.
Cheeses and strawberries and cream for pud.
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My supper party last night was a gaspacho starter with added chopped cucumber and croutons to add texture to the cold soup.
Then this home-cooked paella.
The rice was cooked in shellfish stock (lobster, mussels, chicken, garlic and onions in the vegetable water stock), and chicken thighs roasted first with crispy skin, chorizo, prawns, mussels, squid, and some sliced peppers to decorate.
I served it with a green salad.
Cheeses and strawberries and cream for pud.
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#thehutcolwell #yummy Lunch today-surf and turf burger Burger with bacon relish and king prawns, no bun but definitely chips and salad Bearnaise sauce #chips #burger #fries #yummy #lunch #treat #treatyourself #carbs #weekend #surfandturf #yummyfood #lifestyle #inspire #motivate #wheatfree

Lunch today-surf and turf burger

Burger with bacon relish and king prawns, no bun but definitely chips and salad
Bearnaise sauce
Lunch today-surf and turf burger

Burger with bacon relish and king prawns, no bun but definitely chips and salad
Bearnaise sauce

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A low-carb, wheat-free recipe for crab pasta using spiralized courgettes instead of spaghetti

A low-carb, wheat-free recipe for crab pasta using spiralized courgettes instead of spaghetti.

Spiralize the courgettes.
Then saute in coconut oil or olive oil some onion, garlic, chopped red chillies, adding salt and pepper until soft and translucent.
Then finally add the spiralized courgettes, courgette flowers, and crab meat. This only needs cooking quickly as you dont want it to go too soft or mushy.
Finish off with some parsley.
A quick and easy low csrb and protein healthy meal!

Spiralize the courgettes.
Then saute in coconut oil or olive oil some onion, garlic, chopped red chillies, adding salt and pepper until soft and translucent.
Then finally add the spiralized courgettes, courgette flowers, and crab meat. This only needs cooking quickly as you dont want it to go too soft or mushy.
Finish off with some parsley.
A quick and easy low csrb and protein healthy meal!

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