22. Monster Double Bean Burgers

🍁🍂 Holy moly day 22 of blogtober has arrived. As it’s the weekend, it’s only right that we treat ourselves a little. These monster double bean burgers are a middle finger up to Mac Donald’s and Burger King. Who needs beef when can have spicy Mexican bean burgers?! These are a delicious way to indulge without feel bad about it afterwards.

What you will need (for 2 burgers):
– 4 spicy Mexican bean burgers (Tesco’s own brand are so delicious and they’re vegan! I can’t recommend them enough 👌🏻)
– 3 burger buns
– a handful of lettuce (of your choice)
– 1 tomato
– 1/2 onion
– 1/4 red onion
– pickles
– vegan mayo
– 1/2 tsp smokey paprika
– juice of 1/2 a lime
– ketchup or sriracha
– coriander (optional)

Step 1
Pop your burgers in the oven. Follow the instructions on the packet. (I am assuming you will not be making them from scratch – let’s save that recipe for when we have time/motivation). When they are cooking, you can get the rest of your ingredients together.

Step 2
Finely chop the white onion into super small pieces. Chop some pickles until you get what looks like the same amount chopped as the onion pieces. Add these to a bowl with a few tbsps of vegan mayo and add the paprika and lime juice. Stir well. Yes it tastes bomb!

Step 3
Toast your buns! You can do this in a toaster but I like to just pop them in a pan (no oil needed) to toast for a minute or so on each side.

Step 4
Assemble your burgers (the fun part!). Get your bun bases and put some lettuce on top followed by a burger patty on each. Then spread your lovely pickley mayo over the top and some coriander if you have some. Then add half of the 3rd burger to each one (you may need to flatten out the top half or slice a bit off for the perfect middle slice of bread). Squeeze over some ketchup or sriracha (or both, I’m not judging). On goes the second burger patty topped off with a slice of tomato, red onion and maybe another pickle ❤️ Sprinkle some more coriander if you wish and then it’s time for the closing ceremony! Monster burgers are ready for demolishing!

Nutritional spotlight-
* If you’re like me and you like to know what’s in your food, you may be surprised to know that these monster double bean burgers are healthy ones (as part of a balanced diet obvs).
* Rewired isn’t going to count the calories in them for you as there are not enough to be worried about.
* The ingredients in these bad boys have many health benefits and I will list just a few:
Beans are amazing. Everyone should incorporate more of these into their weekly diet. Cannelini beans help with collagen production, vision and nervous system function and are also great for appetite regulation. Red kidney beans are known to be great for cell development and anaemia prevention.
Tomatoes are packed with vitamins. They are great for your skin, your heart and your eyes. They also help to repair damaged cells from smoking so put your cigarette out and eat some tomatoes.
Onion is such an underrated food. It is so good for you. It can improve your mood, does wonders for your skin and hair and reduces the risk of many types of cancer – yay for onions!

Happy creating!

Rewired 💕🌿

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21. Cous Cous

🍁🍂 Blogtober day 21 is happening right now. This is a really quick and easy lunch to put together, you can even make it the night before and take it to work or school as a packed lunch 😎

What you will need (per person):
– 100g Cous Cous
– 160ml water
– 1/4 cube of veggie stock
– ground Italian herb mix
– the juice of 1/2 a lemon
– fresh basil to garnish (optional)
– 1 pitta
– 1 tbsp hummus
– veggies of your choice (also optional but will definitely liven up your plate)

Step 1
Boil the kettle and measure out 160ml of water. Add to a pan with the cous cous on a medium heat. Crumble the veggie stock in and squeeze in your lemon juice.

Step 2
After one minute, turn the heat down to low until all of the liquid has been soaked up. Then, turn off the hob and stir in the herbs. Cover the pan and leave for 10 minutes.

Step 3
Serve your cous cous with some pitta and hummus – delicious. I always add a good few veggies for added colour and taste 👌🏻🌿

Nutritional spotlight-
* If you’re like me and you like to know what’s in your food, you will be happy to know this lunch is a healthy one.
* Rewired isn’t going to count the calories in it for you as there are not enough to be worried about.
* The ingredients in this meal have many health benefits and I will list just a few:
Cous cous is a great source of vegetarian protein. It is high in fibre and rich in vitamins.
Chickpeas in hummus are fantastic for iron metabolism and red blood cell production. They also help with heart, muscle and immune function.
Basil is an excellent antibacterial herb. It is also anti inflammatory so can ease the pain of arthritis and gastrointestinal conditions.

Happy creating!
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20. PB & Chocolate Chia Bites

🍁🍂 Blogtober day 20 is here and with it comes these bad boys. Packed full of protein, these are a great snack for an added boost of energy.

What you will need (makes 12):
– 1/2 cup of chia seeds
– 1/2 cup of oats
– 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
– 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
– 1/3 cup peanut butter

Directions
Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Scoop up some mixture with your hands and roll into little balls. Easy peasy! Leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to solidify and keep their lovely spherical shape 😎

Nutritional spotlight-
* If you’re like me and you like to know what’s in your food, you will be happy to know that these balls are healthy ones.
* Rewired isn’t going to count the calories in them for you as there are not enough to be worried about.
* The ingredients in these bites have many health benefits and I will list just a few:
Dark chocolate contains antioxidants and may also lower blood pressure as well as the risk of CVD (cardiovascular disease).
Peanut butter is a wonderful way to introduce good fats and proteins into your diet. You will be helping your heart, your body’s iron absorption, cell development and boosting your metabolism.
Chia seeds are one of the greatest sources of energy around. Per 100g, they contain a whopping 486Kcals, 34.4g of fibre, 16.5g of protein and 30g of fat.

Happy creating!

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19. Thai Green Curry

🍁🍂 It’s day 19 of Blogtober and this meal is so easy to make, really delicious and guaranteed to warm you up on a cold autumn eve.

What you will need (serves 4)
– 1 onion
– 1 carrot peeled and chopped
– 8 baby sweetcorn
– 1 handful of snap peas
– 1 handful of broccolini
– 2 spring onions chopped
– 1 red bell pepper sliced
– 1 tin of chickpeas
– 1 chilli pepper (optional)
– 1 tbsp Thai green curry paste
– 1/2 tsp garlic powder
– 1 tsp ground ginger
– 1/2 tsp lemongrass
– 3 tbsp coconut milk
– 1 lime
– coriander to garnish
– rice

Step 1
Slice the onion and sauté in a pan of shallow water along with the red bell pepper on a medium heat. When the onion softens and becomes translucent, add the Thai green curry paste, ginger, garlic and lemongrass.

Step 2
After 2-3 minutes, add the carrot, snap peas, broccolini, baby sweetcorn and chilli ( if you have one) to the pan along with 200ml of water. Let this simmer for 15 minutes. This is a good time to cook your rice.

Step 3
Squeeze in the juice of your lime and add the chickpeas and coconut milk to the pan and cook for another 5 minutes on a low to medium heat.

Now you are ready to serve, garnish generously with coriander 👌🏻

Nutritional spotlight-
* If you’re like me and you like to know what’s in your food, you will be happy to know that this Thai curry is a healthy one.
* Rewired isn’t going to count the calories in this meal for you as there are not enough in it to be worried about.
* The ingredients in this dish have many health benefits and I will list just a few:
Chickpeas are fantastic for iron metabolism and red blood cell production. They also help with heart, muscle and immune function.
Carrots are a source of beta-carotene which is excellent for your heart and your eyes (it is sometimes used to treat age related macular degeneration).
Broccolini is one of the most wonderful vegetables around. If you want protein, calcium, zinc, iron, omega 3 fats, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A,B,C,E and K amongst many other nutrients, broccoli is your best bet.

Happy creating!

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18. Falafel wraps

🍁🍂 Day 18 of Blogtober brings you a delicious and healthy lunch recipe. I have these wraps at least once a week and they are yummy. You can make my paprika and lime falafel recipe here but if you don’t have time, just buy falafel from the store as it will make preparing lunch much quicker!

To make each wrap, follow these instructions:

🌯 Choose any tortilla you like. You can buy so many different types these days (always check the label to make sure they are vegan).
🌯 Spread 1 tbsp of hummus or vegan mayo onto your tortilla and add some leafy greens (raw spinach, kale or if you’re not ready for the dark stuff go for lettuce or baby leaf salad).
🌯 Chop up some tomato and/or bell peppers (you can buy ready made roasted peppers in a jar which taste amazing in these wraps). If you like a bit of spice maybe put in some spicy sweet fire beetroot or just some sriracha (or both 😉).
🌯 Add as many falafels as you can fit in and wrap it up. Toast in the oven for a few minutes if you have time for perfection 👌🏻

Nutritional spotlight-
* If you’re like me and you like to know what’s in your food, you will be happy to know that these wraps are healthy ones.
* Rewired isn’t going to count the calories in them for you as there are not enough to be worried about.
* The ingredients in these wraps  have many health benefits and I will list just a few:
Chickpeas in falafel are fantastic for iron metabolism and red blood cell production. They also help with heart, muscle and immune function.
Kale and spinach are great for a healthy immune system. They boost the health of your eyes, bones and cells. They are also rich in antioxidants.
Tomatoes are packed with vitamins, They are great for your skin, your heart and your eyes. They also help to repair damaged cells from smoking so put your cigarette out and eat some tomatoes.

Happy creating!

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17. Chilli Sin Carne

🍁🍂 Day 17 of blogtober is here and we are over half way through – phew! Today’s recipe is a really warm, filling meal with some really healthy ingredients including protein, carbs and legumes making it a really balanced dish. If you’re not one to read recipes, you can watch my video Here

What you will need (serves 2):
-1/2 red or white onion
– 1 tin chopped tomatoes
– 2 tbsp passata
– 2 garlic cloves pressed
– 2 tsp smoked paprika
– 1 tsp cayenne pepper
– 1/2 tsp ground coriander
– 1/2 tsp ground cumin
– 1 tin mixed mexican beans
– 2 tbsp sweetcorn
– 1/2 a lime
– 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
– salt and pepper to taste
– fresh coriander to garnish
– rice of your choice

Step 1
Finely chop the onion and saute on a medium heat in shallow water until translucent. Then add the smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, coriander and cumin to create a paste with the spices and water for a few minutes. Add the passata, garlic and chopped tomatoes. Season as you go and simmer on a low heat for about 15 minutes.

Step 2
Add the mexican beans, sweetcorn, lime juice and nutritional yeast. Simmer for a further 10 minutes or until you get the consistency you want. Cook your rice as you wait.

Step 3
Season to taste and garnish with lots of fresh coriander.

Nutritional Spotlight-
* If you’re like me and you like to know what’s in your food, you will be happy to know that this chilli is a healthy one.
* Rewired isn’t going to count the calories in the dish for you as there are not enough in it to be worried about.
* The ingredients in this meal have many health benefits and I will list just a few:
Tomatoes are packed with vitamins, They are great for your skin, your heart and your eyes. They also help to repair damaged cells from smoking so put your cigarette out and eat some tomatoes.
Cayenne pepper is thermogenic. It is a natural painkiller and reduces inflammation. It is also a blood glucose stabiliser.
Beans are amazing. Everyone should incorporate more of these into their weekly diet. Cannelini beans help with collagen production, vision and nervous system function and are also great for appetite regulation. Red kidney beans are Known to be great for cell development and anaemia prevention.

Who knew chilli was such a healthy dinner?! Make this one a staple in your house 😎

Happy creating!

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16. Apple Turnovers

🍁🍂 All Rainy Sundays should consist of cozying up on the couch with a good book, a cup of tea and a sweet treat. Blogtober day 16 has the perfect recipe for you with these lovely little pastries.

What you will need (makes 4):
– 250g block of jus rol puff pastry
– 3 apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced
– 4 tsp apricot jam
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– 1 tsp nutmeg
– 2 tsp light brown sugar
– a sprinkling of icing sugar (optional)

Preheat your oven to 180c fan/200c convection oven

Step 1
Dust your kitchen surface with any white flour you have in the house and roll out your pastry. Cut into four segments (rectangles or squares).

Step 2
Distribute the apple slices evenly over half the length of each your pastry segments. Sprinkle the sugar and nutmeg over the apples.

Step 3
Fold the other side of the pastry over the apples and seal with water or vegan butter and press down with a fork.

Step 4
Heat up your jam in a pan on a low to medium heat until it becomes runny in consistency. Brush the top of your turnovers for a shiny glaze.

Step 5
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until golden brown. Dust with cinnamon and icing sugar and tuck in! 😊

Nutritional spotlight-
* If you’re like me and you like to know what’s in your food, you will be happy to know that these turnovers are healthy ones.
* Rewired isn’t going to count the calories in the pastries for you as there are not enough in them to be worried about.
* The ingredients in these tasty treats have many health benefits and I will list just a few:
Cinnamon. What can I say? It’s one of those things that makes food taste like a treat and looks after you without you even realising it. It is a powerful antioxidant and anti inflammatory, great for protection against disease as well as painful conditions such as arthritis. It also has beneficial effect on neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s by protecting neurons and normalising neurotransmitter levels.
– Look up to cinnamon for the benefits nutmeg has to offer as they are very similar. It helps to improve cognitive function whilst simultaneously reducing insomnia and helping with immune function.
Apples are also quite impressive when it comes to the prevention and the fight against disease. Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer with their antioxidants and flavonoids, apples are always a good idea.

Happy creating!

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15. Pizza

🍁🍂 It’s the weekend and that usually calls for pizza so day 15 of Blogtober has the recipe for you. There’s something really nice about guilt free ‘junk’ food. Here’s how I make mine…

What you will need (makes 2 pizzas because who wants to share really?!):
For the base
– 250g strong white flour
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1 tsp yeast
– 1/2 tsp light brown sugar
– 160ml Luke warm water

For the topping
– 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
– 2 tbsp tomato purée
– 2 garlic cloves thinly sliced
– a handful of fresh basil leaves ripped
– veggie toppings of your choice (I went for courgette, mushrooms, olives and extra basil leaves)
– salt and pepper for seasoning

Step 1, make the dough
To make the base, measure out the strong white flour and add to a mixing bowl with the salt and sugar. Create a well in the middle of the bowl. Add the yeast to the warm water and stir well, the warmth of the water helps to activate the yeast. Pour the liquid into the middle of the well and fold in the dry ingredients. Using your hands or a mixer, knead the dough for 5-6 minutes. Lightly oil another bowl and transfer your dough.

Soak a tea towel in hot water, rinse it and cover the bowl. Leave this is a warm place for at least 30 minutes for the dough to rise.

Your dough should now have increased in size. Use extra flour to dust your kitchen surface and roll out the pizza bases.

Step 2, make the topping
Add the tinned tomatoes, purée, garlic and basil to a pan and simmer on a low to medium heat for 15-20 minutes (I usually do this when my dough is proofing) until the mixture becomes a paste consistency. Season to taste.

Step 3, assemble
Spread the paste over the pizza base and add your chosen toppings ( if you use fresh basil, leave this until the pizza is cooked). Transfer to a baking tray (dust your baking paper with flour so it doesn’t stick to it) and cook in the oven at 180c fan/200c convection oven for 20 minutes until the base is golden brown and you can lift it easily from the baking tray.

When your pizza is ready, add some fresh basil leaves for a herby aroma (and for the aesthetic let’s be real). Dinner is ready!

Nutritional spotlight-
* If you’re like me and you like to know what’s in your food, you will be happy to know that these pizzas are healthy ones.
*Rewired isn’t going to count the calories in the pizzas for you as there are not enough in them to be worried about.
*The ingredients in these pizzas have many health benefits and I will list just a few:
Tomatoes are packed with vitamins. They are great for your skin, your heart and your eyes. They also help to repair damaged cells from smoking so put your cigarette out and eat some tomatoes 🍅
Basil is an excellent antibacterial herb. It is also anti inflammatory so can ease the pain of arthritis and gastrointestinal conditions.
Garlic is well known for it’s health benefits. It protects against cancer by blocking the conversion of nitrates and nitrites into cancer as well as inhibiting the action of aflatoxins (the substance found in peanuts which cause cancer). It can lower cholesterol and also prevents blood clots – a safer way than taking an Aspirin a day.

Happy creating!

Rewired 💕🌿

14. Creamy Avocado Pasta

🍁🍂 It’s Friday again! This week seems to have flown by. Blogtober day 14 is here to save you from slaving away in the kitchen tonight, giving you more time to relax and have fun with friends. It’s such an easy recipe and tastes really scrumptious 👌🏻

What you will need (serves 4)
– 3 small avocados or 2 large
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 200 ml rice milk
– 1/2 lemon
– a handful of fresh basil leaves
– salt and pepper to season
– pasta
– veggies for the topping (I used green beans and cherry tomatoes)

Step 1
Get your pasta boiling as per instructions on the packet and steam some veggies.

Step 2
Pop the avocado, garlic powder, rice milk, juice of the lemon and ripped basil leaves into the blender. Blitz until creamy and smooth then season to taste.

Step 3
When your pasta is al dente, drain it and put at back in the pan. Pour the avocado sauce over the pasta and stir well. Let this heat up on the hob for 2-3 minutes and you will be ready to serve 😊

Nutritional spotlight-
* If you’re like me and like to know what’s in your food, you will be happy to know that this dish is a healthy one.
* Rewired isn’t going to count the calories in this meal because there aren’t enough in it to be worried about.
*The ingredients in this recipe have many health benefits and I will list just a few:
Avocados are a fantastic source of monosaturated fats (the good type of fat). They can lower your total cholesterol levels significantly and also help your body to absorb nutrients from other plant foods.
Basil is an excellent antibacterial herb. It is also anti inflammatory so can ease the pain of arthritis and gastrointestinal conditions.
Garlic is well known for it’s health benefits. It protects against cancer by blocking the conversion of nitrates and nitrites into cancer as well as inhibiting the action of aflatoxins (the substance found in peanuts which cause cancer). It can lower cholesterol and also prevents blood clots – a safer way than taking an Aspirin a day.

Have a lovely weekend everyone ❤️

Happy creating!

Rewired 💕🌿

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