(The Best Ever) Healthy Homemade Hummus

People are often impressed when I say I make my own hummus, but the truth is, it’s so quick and easy to make and tastes so much better than any store bought version, it would be mad not to!  What’s more, apart from being far superior in taste, …

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Bursting with sweet blueberries and packed with natural fibre and whole-grain goodness, these All-Natural Skinny Blueberry Muffins are both moist and full of flavour.  Whilst of course they’re great any time of day, they come especially handy for breakfast, when frantically running around in order to make it …

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Guilt-Free Coconut French Toast

Many weight loss seekers think that bread is “fattening”… like most dietary misconceptions, this is quite far from the truth.  Whether eating bread is diet friendly or not, largely depends on the context in which it’s eaten.  As far as bread itself goes, most types of bread contain only 80…

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Curried Chickpea Salad

From Curried Chicken Salad (see my last post HERE) to Curried Chickpea Salad…. this is one of my all time favourite recipes that’s sure to please vegans, veggies and meat eaters alike.  As mentioned in my last post, I prefer to stick to plant-based protein sources (as well as fish …

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Curried Chicken Salad

Regular followers of The Food Effect might be somewhat surprised to see a recipe featuring chicken on the blog, as up until now, it has not featured heavily in my online presence.  Don’t get me wrong, with a meat-loving husband and South African parents, it is a frequent component …

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten-Free)

A long-time favourite recipe of mine and boasting just three main ingredients, these flourless peanut butter cookies couldn’t possibly be more delicious… or easier to make!  A cookie which is crispy on the outside yet soft and moist on the inside, this recipe creates that perfect baking combination.

Without …

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Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter

As a self-confessed peanut butter addict, the discovery of this recipe was not only life-changing in terms of being the most incredible nut butter I have ever tasted (as much as I love some of the store-bought ones!), but it may also save me from bankruptcy as a jar doesn’…

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Rainbow Brown Rice Salad

Following on from my World Cup Pea Soup post, (you can read about my dinner party antics HERE), here is another dish I created, that was also a huge hit!

This colour-popping, vitamin-packed substantial salad is guaranteed to go down a treat on any buffet table.  It would also be …

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World Cup Pea Soup

This outstanding soup recipe was born out of a dinner party I hosted last Sunday night – an accidental clash with the football World Cup Final, I must add, but one which was swiftly forgiven by all the fans attending due to the evening’s roaring success.

Whilst I absolutely …

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Living La Dolce Vita Part 2 – Staying Slim Whilst Enjoying Your Pasta: Recipes


This recipe post is a follow on from my last post: “Living La Dolce Vita: Staying Slim Whilst Enjoying Your Pasta”.  For those of you that haven’t read it yet, click here to read how and why you CAN, and SHOULD enjoy pasta as a healthy meal, without piling …

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