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Homemade Beetroot Houmous

To celebrate National Hummus Day we're giving our hummus a veggie makeover with added roasted beetroot. The perfect topping for a Goodlife falafel pita.

Ingredients

  • 400g tin of chickpeas (drained)
  • 250g cooked beetroot (chopped)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 50ml water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Place all the ingredients in a high-speed food processor and puree until smooth.

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Are vegetables the secret to beating stress?

It’s well known that vegetables are loaded with minerals and vitamins to keep your body healthy. Now researchers from the University of Sydney have found that eating your greens could have a significant impact on reducing stress, too.

The study found that people who ate three to four portions of vegetables a day had a 12 per cent lower risk of stress that those who ate only one serving or less. Those who had five to seven portions had a 14 per cent lower risk.

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Homemade Green Smoothie

Homemade Green Smoothie

Don't let those leftover greens go to waste. Why not dust off your blender and whizz up a quick homemade green smoothie!

Ingredients

  • 3cm piece of cucumber, washed and roughly chopped
  • ½ stick celery, washed and roughly chopped
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 25g red pepper (about one fifth of a pepper)
  • 1 handful baby kale (about 15g)
  • A few sprigs fresh parsley, including stalks
  • 75ml water
  • 150ml tomato juice

Method

  1. Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and puree until smooth.

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Homemade Garlic Infused Oil

Garlic... great for your ❤️ but not for your breath. To celebrate National Garlic Day, we've tried our hand at making homemade garlic infused oil and it's sooo good! Perfect in salads, for roasting veg and poured on bruschetta for instant garlic bread.

Ingredients

  • 300ml of rapeseed oil
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 1 sprig of rosemary

Method

  1. Peel the garlic cloves and heat in the oil with the rosemary at a gentle simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and cover and leave to cool completely.
  3. Strain off the garlic and rosemary and pour the mixture into a sterilised bottle. Return the rosemary sprig to the bottle for an optional decoration.

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Why veg should be the star of the plate

Our research revealed that half of the UK’s mums are planning to cut down the amount of meat their families eat in 2017. And with new guidelines recommending that we should all be eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables every day, eating your veggies has never been more fashionable, better for you - or more tasty.

Here's why we think we should all be placing veg centre plate.

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LITTLE ONES CAN LOVE VEG TOO!

Getting enough vegetables in your child’s diet can sometimes feel like a thankless task. Hours spent pulping, peeling, and mashing only to end the meal with untouched greens and a battle of the wills.

It’s an age old problem, but worry not - here at Goodlife, we’ve worked hard in our kitchen so that you don’t have to.

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Celery Chimichurri

Hate wasting leftovers?  Mix up your snack time with this great recipe for chimichurri made with celery leaves. It’s bursting with flavour and full of goodness.

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • bunch coriander, roughly chopped
  • bunch celery leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 celery stick
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 75ml extra virgin olive oil

Method

Simply mix all the ingredients together in a food processor and serve.  Goodlife...making good stuff great!

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Planning on going ‘flexitarian’ in 2017?

Thinking of reducing the amount of meat that you eat this year? You’re in good company!

Around 1 in 3 Brits are cutting down on the amount of meat they eat (Source: NatCen 2016) and some of the biggest food stores are now even creating special sections that help make the ‘flexitarian’ lifestyle even easier.

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Does Ditching Meat Lower Certain Health Risks?

The US Department of Agriculture's latest dietary guidelines are advocates for eating meat - listing meat, eggs and dairy as the best sources of protein; without mention of the benefits of vegetables, grains or nuts.

A Stanford University professor, who is also a nutrition expert has hit back at the guidelines, saying that a vegetarian diet will do wonders for our health. Professor Stafford claims that ditching meat entirely (and not just cutting down on it) can dramatically lower the risk of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

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Is getting more of your 5-a-day the secret to happiness?

It's well known that eating your 5-a-day has dozens of benefits - most of them involve your physical health. Researchers at the University of Warwick have now concluded that eating more portions of fruit and veg are making us happier too!

A study of around 12,000 people showed that the more greens (and other colours!) we eat, the higher our life satisfaction scores. Who knew there was a score for this?

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Grocer New Product Awards 2016

Last year, Goodlife entered an insipringly vegtastic range of products into the Grocer New Product Awards. After months of testing with a panel of expert judges, we finally heard some fantastic news - that our Red Sky Tomato & Basil Sausages with Creamy Mozzarella and our Cauliflower & Mature Cheddar Sausages with Truffle Oil had made it through to the grand final, with the winner being announced at an awards ceremony in London in October.

Some of our team headed down to London with our fingers crossed that we had won. The vegetarian category was the last to be announced, and much to our disappointment, we unfortunately didn't win! That didn't stop us, however, and this year we decided to enter the two newest products in the Goodlife range - the Mushroom & Spinach Kiev with a Creamy Garlic & Cheese Sauce, and the Leek & Caerphilly Glamorgan Sausage with Wholegrain Mustard.

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Exciting New Vegan Product!

As many of our lovely fans may have heard - we're about to launch a brand new Vegan product!

This exciting new product will be the 9th line in the Goodlife range, and the third of our products which is suitable for vegans. Keep your eyes peeled here, or on our facebook page - www.facebook.com/createagoodlife!

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