Laura Bond

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Recipes

Growing up in Australia there was always an abundance of spices and fresh seafood on our dinner table – and these are the flavours I still crave.

Eating well is no longer about denial and deprivation, but rather about eating foods that provide full-spectrum satiety. The following recipes do just that by delighting all the senses and nourishing both body and soul. Along with my own recipes I have also included a few from some of my favourite healthy chefs – including Natasha Corrett who first introduced me to alkaline eating. Enjoy!

 

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Sprouted Brown Rice with Vegan Chorizo Paella

Laura Bond, Serves 2.

This wonderfully rich paella makes a nutritious and delicious evening meal- perfect for hot summer nights.
Made using Sprouted Brown Rice, it is packed with easily digested nutrients, including fibre, B vitamins & amino acids.

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Steak with Vegetable Polenta

Laura Bond, Serves 2

 

If you enjoy meat now and again – as I do – make sure it’s the highest quality. Organic grass-fed meat is rich in vitamins, minerals and fat-burning nutrients like conjugated linolenic acid (CLA). Beneficial omega-3 fatty acids are also fifty percent higher in organic meat according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

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Cacao Almond Milk Ice Lollies

Laura Bond, Makes 6

Fill the bottom of the ice-lolly moulds with a thin layer of roughly chopped cashews. Set in the freezer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, whizz all the remaining ingredients in a blender and pour into the ice-lolly moulds and freeze. I use stain-less steel ice-lolly moulds from The Tickle Trunk.

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Coconut Kefir Banana Bread

Laura Bond, Serves 10

Buttermilk is the secret to good banana bread, according to my sister Emerald (who has trained as a chef in Paris). So I thought I would try making it with coconut kefir a non-dairy alternative. It worked a treat.

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Harissa Spaghettini with Kale and Shrimp

From Anjali MalhotraPerfect Morsel
serves 4

‘The whole wheat spaghettini makes this dish hearty, the kalamata olives add a tangy balance to the heat of the harissa, the lemon zest echoes the bitter tartness in the rest of the dish, the pine nuts add a roasted crunch.’

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Tahini Cacao Balls

Laura Bond Makes approx. 8 balls.

These easy to make balls are a great snack for when you’re feeling overwhelmed and on-the-go. Cacao is one of the richest sources of magnesium, known as the stress-busting mineral. Cashews will also help you stay calm as they contain pre-cursors to serotonin. They are also packed with protein and low on sugar.

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Chicken Bone Broth

Laura Bond, Serves 4

Bone broth is rich in minerals – like calcium and magnesium – and amino-acids which are essential for energy and repair. Plus, the gelatin found in bone broth is highly supportive for the digestion.

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Sprouted Buckwheat Courgette Bread

Laura Bond, Serves 8-10

I developed this recipe for Planet Organic using their sprouted-buckwheat flour. Not only is buckwheat flour gluten free but when you ‘activate’ or sprout the grain, enzymes are released which break down anti-nutrients and make the bread more nutritious and digestible.

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No Hangover Noodles

Laura Bond, Serves 1

Bone broth is rich in bioavailable nutrients and is one of the only foods to contain collagen – to rehydrate your skin after a big night. The B6 in buckwheat can offset nausea and eggs contain the precursor to glutathione to help your body detox.

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Beetroot Buckwheat Salad

Laura Bond Serves 1

Bees adore buckwheat. A bonus since I love bees and find this non-grain, non-gluten carb so very satisfying.
It’s a solid source of vegan protein, it improves blood cholesterol and has even been shown to inhibit cancer.


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