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Spicy Turkey Left Over Soup

As it’s now the 29th December I really want to:

 a. use up the last of the Christmas turkey and

 b. eat healthy again after a week of rich food

So here is my “throw it all in “ spicy turkey left over chunky soup”


1 chopped onion

1 stick of chopped celery

1 chopped red pepper

2 sliced carrots

2 inches of chopped chorizo sausage

Any left-over turkey

A pinch of cayenne pepper

1 ½ pints of chicken or turkey stock

2 handfuls of green leafy vegetables (kale, spinach or cabbage)



  1. Chop onion, celery, carrots, pepper
  2. Slice chorizo thinly and then chop each slice into 4
  3. Gently sautee chorizo with chopped onion, celery and carrots until they soften but not brown
  4. Add turkey and chopped red pepper along with stock and cayenne pepper.
  5. Gently simmer until carrots or softer but still with bite
  6. Add the chopped greens and simmer for 2-3 minutes more
  7. Serve


 Healthy Christmas Cake


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If you are looking for a healthy alternative to Christmas Cake this year why not try this simple but delicious recipe. It is wheat, gluten dairy and refined sugar free!

3 Cups of mixed dried fruit (soaked overnight in brandy or similar or hot water)

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp grated nutmeg

1 tsp vanilla extract

Zest and juice of an orange

3 tbsp. melted Coconut Oil

3 beaten eggs

2 cups of ground almonds

1 cup of chopped nuts of your choice


1. Line a 10cm cake tin with greaseproof or baking paper cut a circle for the bottom and a strip to line sides, then grease

2. Preheat oven to 150 degrees c

3. In a large bowl mix together dried fruit, spices, vanilla extract, orange zest & juice, melted coconut oil and beaten eggs.

4. Add almonds and chopped nuts

5. Place the mixture in lined tin

6. Bake for 1-1 1/2 hours, keep checking from an hour and test with a skewer to make sure it is baked throughout

7. Remove and allow to cool.


Healthy Energy Bar Recipe

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Here’s my recipe for a Healthy Energy bar:
1 cup of Macadamia Nuts
1 cup of cashew nuts
1 cup of dates (soaked overnight)
2 cups of oats
1 tbsp vanilla essence…
pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup of desiccated coconut (optional)
1-2 tbsp Coconut Oil MeltedCombine all ingredients in a blender
Wrap in a piece of greaseproof paper, flatten to desired thickness.
Place in freezer for 20 minutes
For topping 1 tbsp of Raw Organic Cacao mixed with water and a tbsp of melted Coconut Oil and some flaked almonds
of dried fruit.
If you want to try a different topping why not try the same bar but with an orange and cranberry topping
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The topping was 2 tbsp. of coconut oil with the zest of 2 oranges and the juice of 1 1/2 oranges, mixed with a tbsp. of ground almonds.
Very tasty!

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