GIANT BUTTER BEAN STEW

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3482 (Serves 6)   Ingredients: 4 x 235g cans organic butter beans or 500g dried butter beans 100ml Greek extra virgin olive oil 3 small red onions, finely sliced 2 large carrots, finely sliced 3 celery stalks with leaves, finely chopped 4 sundried tomatoes, sliced 1kg ripe tomatoes, skinned, deseeded and finely[…]

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BRAISED RED CABBAGE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2969   Ingredients: 2 tbs tub margarine 1 small head red cabbage, cored and thinly sliced 1⁄2 tsp salt 1⁄4 tsp black pepper 1⁄3 cup water 1⁄4 cup red wine 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tbs sugar 1 pinch caraway seeds   Method: Melt margarine in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook[…]

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BREAKFAST PROTEIN BALLS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2837 (Serves 12)   Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats ½ cup ground flaxseed ¼ cup chia seeds ¼ cup raw nuts of your choice ½ cup dried cranberries or goji berries (or a mixture of both) 2–3 fresh dates, pitted and chopped ½ cup almond butter 2 tbsp virgin organic coconut oil, melted 1 tsp[…]

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SUPER EASY GRANOLA CUPS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2824   Ingredients: homemade or store-bought granola peanut butter plain or vanilla yoghurt fruits for topping   Method: Use 1/4 cup peanut butter for every 1 cup granola. Using your fingers, press the granola mixture into greased muffin tins, shaping them to make little bowls. Chill for at least one[…]

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BLACK FOREST HAM AND ASPARAGUS BUNDLES

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2691 (Makes 24 parcels)   Ingredients: 48 asparagus spears 1 tsp kosher salt 3 cups water 12 thin slices Black Forest ham, halved crosswise 112g soft goat cheese 24 chives or thin green onion strips   Method: Cut asparagus tips into 8cm lengths. Fill a bowl with ice and cold water. Combine asparagus tips, salt, and water in[…]

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CUCUMBER CUPS WITH DILL CREAM AND SMOKED SALMON

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2670 (24 cups, serves 12)   Ingredients: 11⁄3 seedless cucumbers, left unpeeled 125ml reduced-fat cream cheese, softened 2 tbs chopped fresh dill 1 tspn finely grated fresh lemon zest 1⁄2 tsp fresh lemon juice 1⁄4 tsp black pepper 125g smoked salmon, cut into 24 strips 24 small dill sprigs   Method: Trim ends from cucumbers and cut crosswise into 24 (2cm-thick)[…]

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HEALTHIER HOMEMADE OREOS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2625 (48 sandwich cookies)   Ingredients: cookies: 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4  cup nutty wheat flour 1/4  cup sugar 15 ml natreen liquid sweetener 2/3 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 12 tbs (170g) lite tub margarine 1 large egg white filling: 6 tbs lite tub margarine, room[…]

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CARROT PASTA WITH A CREAMY ZESTY GARLIC SAUCE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2189 (Serves 1)   Ingredients: For the noodles: 1 big carrot, made into noodles (you can use a veggie noodle/pasta machine or a julienne peeler) For the sauce: 1 full TBSP un-hulled or regular tahini (sesame paste) 1 TBSP good walnut oil (or good olive oil) 3 TBSP fresh lemon juice[…]

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DARK CHOCOLATE CUSTARD

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=1797 (Makes 2 cups)   Ingredients: 1 cup milk 200ml thick plain yoghurt 100ml low fat milk 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways 4 egg yolks 1 tbs cornflour 1/3 cup caster sugar 100g dark chocolate (over 80% cacao solids), chopped   Method: Combine milk and yoghurt in a medium saucepan.[…]

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SPICED POACHED PEARS IN CHOCOLATE SAUCE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=1641 (Serves 4) Ingredients: for the pears: 500g golden caster sugar 1 cinnamon stick 2 strips lemon zest (use a potato peeler) 1 star anise 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways 5 cloves piece fresh root ginger, peeled and sliced 4 smallest ripe pears, peeled for the chocolate sauce: 200g good-quality[…]

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EGGPLANT PARMESAN WITH A CRISP BREAD CRUMB TOPPING

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=1638 Ingredients: 3 tbs extra-virgin olive oil extra oil for frying 1 onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, very finely chopped 2 cans whole, peeled Italian tomatoes, drained salt and freshly ground pepper 8 medium eggplants, cut lengthwise 1cm thick 3 tbs coarsely chopped basil 450g lightly salted fresh buffalo[…]

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