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@2011-12-05

Drop a dress size

A trim figure can do wonders for your confidence and this diet plan form Nutritionist Barbara Cox (nutrichef.co.uk) will help build up your immune system so you can party on through the late nights.

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Breakfasts


Trusty Porridge
50g of porridge oats
Add about 350ml rice milk, flavour with agave syrup and top with ground flax and nuts


Get juicing with Apple, Carrot & Beetroot1 carrot, 1 red apple, 1 beetroot,  all in the juicer pour and stir with a stick of celery

Super Smoothie

 50g blueberries, 50g strawberries, a banana add a few drops of Cherry Active and some quinoa milk

Lunches

Artichoke Hummous on rye bread
Blend:
1 tin chick peas
1 tin artichokes
Dash lemon juice
Dollop of Tahini
Splash of Tamari
Herbamare
Cracked pepper
Spread on rye bread…

Squash and Barley salad
Wash and chop if necessary:
1 butternut squash (raw and sliver thin)
400g pearl barley (cooked)
250g tenderstem broccoli
50 g sunblush tomatoes
1 red onion
Some pumpkin seeds
Some small capers
Some black olives
Some basil
100g mange tout
Mix together and serve

Watercress Soup
Chop, fry, boil and blend
1 onion
1 clove of garlic
2 potatoes
200g watercress
100g fresh peas
200ml rice milk
Teaspoon of liquid Chlorophyll
Grated nutmeg
Ground black pepper
Simmer and serve with a swirl of soya cream

Dinners

Haddock with a cashew & chilli topping (4)
The fish
1 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove pasted
4 haddock fillets
5 tbsp lime juice
Whiz together and top fish with
100g cashews
4 red chillies
6 garlic cloves
Fresh root ginger
1 tbsp cumin
2 tbsp olive oil
Serve with quinoa and carrots


Lamb (or chicken) Sabzi (6)
The dish
Fresh spinach, chopped dill, chives and parsley (a bunch of each)
6 spring onions
2 tbsp fresh fenugreek
500g lean lamb (or chicken or tofu) cubed
4 dried limes
1 diced medium onion
1 diced medium potato
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tin of kidney beans
Herbamare
500ml water
Fry off the veg and meat with turmeric, add water and beans and herbamare.  Simmer for 1 hour, add prepared herbs and lemons cover and simmer for 15 mins. Serve with brown rice


Beetroot Burger (6)
1 thinly sliced onion
250g tofu, finely chopped
1 cooked beetroot peeled, grated
150g fried mushrooms
1 carrot, peeled, grated
1 tsp paprika
1 garlic clove, peeled, crushed
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 tbsp chopped kidney beans
Herbamare
3-4 tbsp olive oil
Chop and blend ingredients, form into patties in your hand and shallow fry in a little olive oil
Serve in a bun or with salad