Bird seed loaf

While I like to think that the recipes on this blog are “my own”, rarely is this truly the case.  Recipes travel like all good ideas – and as they do so they are moulded, shaped and altered to suit the needs of the user.   Like most cooks, I get ideas from other recipes and dishes sampled, then I add my spin to it.  This recipe has none of “my spin”  however – it comes directly from my favourite food blog “Not quite Nigella”!  With no wheat, eggs or dairy, it also can be used almost universally – always a bonus in this increasingly food conscious world.  Above all, it is absolutely delicious.  Serve as is or toasted, with anything you would normally have with bread,  Thanks Not quite Nigella – this is now a staple in my household!

Time to make: 25 minutes preparation + 35 minutes cooking
Makes: 1 medium loaf
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Cauliflower and broccoli cheese

Broccoli and other members of the cruciferous vegetable family (cauliflower, brussels sprouts and cabbage) have been getting alot of attention recently.  The reason for this lies in a substance these vegetables contain – sulforaphane. Sulforafane has been shown to demonstrate anti-cancer properties, particularly in concentrated amounts.   As well, cruciferous vegetables provide useful quantities of vitamin C and vitamin K, good reasons alone to eat them.  The recipe below is based on a Jamie Oliver recipe but with a reduced fat content. It combines cauliflower and broccoli together in one delicious dish. Cancer protection was never so tasty!

Cauliflower and broccoli cheese
Serves 4 as a main course or 6-8 as a side dish
Time to prepare: 70 minutes

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