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Gardening as therapy

Do you have a portion of a garden in your house? If you do, have you worked on it? Have you really enjoyed it? If you don’t have a garden, are you growing plants indoors? How much do you take care of them?

Every time I lived in a house with a garden, one of the first things I’ve done was to reserve a small piece of it to grow my own vegetables, herbs and flowers. Not to mention my indoor plants, which are absolutely mandatory! But why and how growing plants can contribute to your wellbeing?

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Zoodles with Basil sauce

Hot days require lighter foods. It’s the perfect weather for funky salads, refreshing beverages and loads of fruits. However, sometimes salads can become boring and it might be difficult to twist that and re-invent them by making them with different ingredients and flavours. Today’s recipe brings a twist to your salad making: zoodles with basil sauce. The funkiness of pasta with the lightness of a salad, and the sauce does the rest of the magic. It has popular and on-season ingredients and it is very easy and fast to do.

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Banana & Strawberry Ice-Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice-cream!!

My life is often very busy and not always I have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen preparing fancy dishes. Nevertheless, and as you might have seen by now, you can easily create delicious and yet very simple recipes with very little effort or time. Today’s recipe fits perfectly in that category, having an extra bonus of helping you reducing food waste in your house. A delicious, wholefood, plant-based and super easy to do Ice-cream.

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Buckwheat with mushrooms spinach & tahini sauce

Today’s dish is incredibly simple to do: with only 7 ingredients, it is very nourishing and delicious. The main ingredient is buckwheat. Although it has wheat in its name, it doesn’t contain any wheat, nor gluten. It is often treated as a grain but it doesn’t come from grass. Instead, it is a seed of a plant, and due to the fact that it shares a lot of similar properties with cereals, it’s considered a pseudo-cereal. Its health benefits are unquestionable: amongst others, it is a great source of protein, complex carbs, fibre, iron, and vitamin B. On top of it, the taste is subtle, amazing, and its texture incredibly satisfying!

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Melitzanosalata

Today’s recipe is all about aubergines! The Mediterranean diet is well known for being very varied, rich and delicious. The range of vegetables and fruits that you can find is wide and often easy to find something on the season. Some of them you can actually find locally in the United Kingdom. Others are normally imported as they don’t grow efficiently enough to respond to the demand.

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CABBAGE ROLLS & ‘cheesy’ Sour Sauce

Today I bring you a delicious wholefood, plant-based recipe that has as a protagonist tasty spring cabbage. It is super tasty, easy to do, and it looks stunning when you serve it. It becomes even better when you add the ‘cheesy’ cashew sour sauce: best combo! I would like, though, to start today’s article introducing myself and welcoming you to the new phase of the To Real Life.

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