Recipes

Vegetable Fried Rice

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 4, 02:44 PM in and . No comments.

Looking for a quick, easy and healthy meal? This one is easy and can use frozen vegetables, if you have them. You don’t need to worry about your frozen vegetables. These days, they are pretty good quality and the nutritional content is fine too. In fact, frozen vegetables often have a higher vitamin and mineral content than fresh dues to the fact they are snap frozen soon after harvesting.

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Chestnut Soup

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 10, 08:10 AM in and . Comments [3].

I was at an antique book fair a few years back and found a lovely old “Good Housekeeping Cookery Compendium” (1957 edition) which I just had to buy. It sits on my recipe book shelf with pride and has some classic recipes which I use all the time.
Ive recently been looking at the soups and found this great Chestnut Soup.The run up to Christmas means there are lots of chestnuts around and in the supermarkets so you could give this recipe a try!

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Christmas Fruit Compote (or any time really)

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 10, 08:09 AM in and . No comments.

Sorry it’s been a while since the last post…Christmas preparations taking over here at AM Dietetics headquarters! Speaking of Christmas, I was looking for desserts and puddings using a slow cooker and found this dried fruit compote recipe. This is guaranteed to get the smell of Christmas wafting through your household. I normally don’t really like the smells that fill the house when the slow cooker is on but this one should even get your family Grinch into the spirit of things.

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Red Lentil Kedgeree (with a twist)

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 1, 12:44 PM in and . Comments [2].

Here in the AM Dietetics household, we are trying to include more plant based meals on the weekly menu. I really like this kedgeree recipe, which includes lentils. It’s great for any meal of the day but I especially like it as a lunch meal, (I’m not a big fan of sandwiches).

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Mexican Bean Soup

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Oct 21, 03:36 PM in and . No comments.

Dinner tonight? By my son’s request, I am making mexican bean soup. It’s super easy.

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Easy Lunches - Chickpea Salad

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jul 14, 11:00 AM in and . No comments.

I seem to have gathered quite a collection of cans of chickpeas. The only reason I can imagine is that I must have been going through a strange “prepper” phase. I do love chickpeas, though, so I’d say the truth is that I just said “oh, I could use these” and popped a tin in the cart each time I have been shopping. No problem, finding things to do with chickpeas is fine with me!
So, chickpea brownies? hummus? Curry? Not this time.

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My kind of homework - kids' healthy recipes

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Nov 14, 01:36 AM in and . No comments.

Last week, my son’s class had the kind of homework I love.
The kids had to find a healthy recipe and record themselves cooking. I’m pleased to say that my son chose a really simple recipe. (Not the least because we were in the middle of moving house and all of my kitchen was packed up at this stage!)

So what did he choose? A smoothie!.

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Nikki's Chocolate Cupcakes - and they're dairy free, egg free and Vegan!

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Mar 23, 08:30 AM in . No comments.

Last week, I had the pleasure of trying these delicious cupcakes made by Nikki Broad, a student Dietitian due to graduate this mid year.

They are vegan, and for those just looking for egg or dairy free – these are your cupcakes!
I am often asked about cake recipes for kids with egg and dairy allergies, so was really pleased when Nikki said I could post her recipe here on AM Dietetics.

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Mary's Bircher Muesli

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Sep 12, 12:31 AM in and . No comments.

Bircher muesli seems to be all the rage at the moment. Called by a variety of names including “overnight oats”, bircher muesli is the original muesli invented in around 1990. I love it when historical recipes come back in fashion.
In the good old “hospital dietary therapy” tradition, Swiss Doctor Maximilian Bircher-Benner, a pioneer of whole foods therapy, invented muesli for patients in hospital.
The original recipe consisted of rolled oats, (soaked in water overnight), lemon juice, sweetened condensed milk, grated apple and grounds nuts.

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Feta, olive and rocket salad with roasted tomatoes

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on May 4, 06:54 AM in and . No comments.

Now I am in the land of salads, I have a whole lot of great recipes to try. This one is timely with a recent study in the US showing that the mediterranean diet may lower the risk of memory problems in later life. And you can’t beat this for a mediterranean style salad.

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Homemade : Pasta Sauce!

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 27, 06:15 PM in and . No comments.

I haven’t forgotten my home made series !

Most families these days do seem to have a pasta night. Pasta meals go down well in my house. I like making pasta dishes for a few reasons – its quick and easy, relatively easy on the purse, most of the family seem to like it and I can pop lots of vegetables into pasta dishes.

Most people can master their own version of the bolognaise but it’s such a shame to see people reach for the trusty old bottled sauce. Home-made? Well you could argue that a meal made with a bottled sauce isn’t.

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 9, 12:10 PM in and . No comments.

Having just found out that the UN has declared 2013 the International year of Quinoa, I thought it would be a good idea to share a recipe using Quinoa. I’ve tried using Quinoa a few times but must admit, I need to try to use it more.
So what’s so good about it?

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Vegetable Fritters

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 6, 03:02 PM in and . No comments.

My 8 year old has been a little picky with his vegetables lately, so I’ve been looking at different ways to serve them in an effort to make them a little more interesting for him. I found this vegetable fritter recipe which might just do the trick. I’m thinking of using these as an after school snack or as a side dish at meal times. You can try all sorts of different vegetables and add cheese or bacon if you want. I know my son will love these with a dipping sauce.

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Lamb tagine with couscous - in the slow cooker

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Nov 5, 02:20 PM in . No comments.

This morning, there was frost on the grass and ice on the car windshield. Yes, its slow cooker and stews and casserole weather again. The winter weather doesn’t mean you have to go for winter stodge though. This lamb tagine with couscous will warm you up for sure.

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Home made- chicken nuggets!

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Oct 10, 02:53 PM in and . Comments [1].

Yes, chicken nuggets. Much maligned and misunderstood. Home made nuggets aren’t so bad as an occasional treat for kids. Here is a different, “home-made” take on the popular kids’ meal choice. Once again, “home-made” , (real food), means you know exactly what goes into your family’s food. Great as an after school snack with dipping sauces or as a light meal . And they don’t have be served “brown style”, with chips. You could serve them with rice and vegetables or with a salad.

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