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Bruschetta Recipe

Makes 12

1 Ciabatta

1 mozzerella ball

2 salad tomatoes

1/2 a red onion

2 cloves of garlic

1 tsp basil leaves shredded

olive oil

– Slice the ciabatta on the diagonal into slices about 1.5cm thick and rub a split garlic clove all over. 

– Brush with olive oil on both sides.

– Place on a health grill or very hot griddle or even under the grill.

– Chop the tomatoes, mozzerella and red onion into small chunks and mix together. 

– Crush one garlic clove into the mix and combine thoroughly.

– When the bread slices are thoroughly toasted and crisp place on a plate and spoon a tablespoon of the mixture on to the top.  

– Enjoy!

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Chilli Turkey Burgers and Red Onion and Tomato Salsa Recipe

An excellent low fat burger option.  Delicious and nutritious!


Chilli Turkey Burgers

Makes 4

500g turkey mince
1 egg
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tbsp fresh corriander, chopped
1 tbsp mint, chopped
1 red chilli, chopped

– Mix together all of the ingredients in a large bowl using your hand.  Make sure all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. 
– Divide the mixture into four and shape into patties by slapping the mixture between your hands to remove the air, then shaping it into round burgers. 
– Place the burgers on a plate and cover then leave to chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. 
– Cook under the grill or on a bbq for 10 minutes, or until cooked through. 
– Serve on buns with lettuce, Red Onion and Tomato Salsa and creme fraiche. 

Red Onion and Tomato Salsa

1/2 a red onion, chopped
12 baby plum or cherry tomatoes, chopped
2 tbsp fresh corriander, chopped
1 red chilli, chopped
2 tbsp lime juice

– Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl, mix thoroughly and leave at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.


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Oven Baked Risotto Recipe

Makes enough for 4

1 onion, chopped
300g risotto rice
100ml white wine
400g can chopped tomatoes
2 red peppers, chopped
500ml vegetable stock
a handful of fresh parsley, chopped

– Heat the oven to gas mark 6.
– Fry the onion in a little oil in a large, ovenproof pan until softened.
– Add the rice and fry for 1 minute.
– Add the wine an stir until absorbed.
– Add the tomatoes, peppers and 400ml of the stock. 
– Cover and bake for 40 minutes in the oven.  
– Take out of the oven and stir in the parsley.  Serve with grated parmesan and creme fraiche.  

For a more varied dish add other vegetables like mushrooms or meat like cooked chicken or smoked sausage.  It’s a great throw it all in one pan dish and you can add just about anything you like to it.

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