Butterflybees Blog

March 8, 2019

Chicken soup for the soul:

Prep 5 mins

Cooks in 15 mins

Serves 2


400 ml chicken bone broth (recipe here)

Cup cubed cooked chicken

Half leek

One Onion

Cup of Kale

Cup cauliflower

Two cubed potatoes

Stick of celery

4 garlic cloves

Handful of parsley 

Handful of thyme


March 17, 2018

I love my fish, and as with most things in life also love variety.  There is a lot of controversy about how healthy it is to eat these day because of the toxicity in some of the oceans. Which I find really heartbreaking. I think it's key not to become fearful of what w...

March 11, 2018

Black rice is more nutrient dense than brown or red rice. It is rich in fibre and packed full of antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamin E, protein and iron. There are many reasons to switch from regular white or brown rice to black or red rice.

White rice with the except...

March 10, 2018

Here are the lovely herbs I buy each week. I have the beach on my doorstep at this time of my life instead of my lovely garden and greenhouse, which I'm sure I'll have again one day. Anyways for now I need to buy the fresh herbs I use daily rather than growing them. My...

March 2, 2018

Falafels are originally from Egypt and make for a nice easy party food, lunch or starter. You can make them in advance and freeze them. Fava beans are dense with nutritional value with no fat or cholesterol and contain high concentrations of thiamin, potassium, iron, c...

February 26, 2018

Lamb red pepper and spinach curry

Prep time 10-15 mins

Cook for 5 hours in slow cooker

Serves 4

Ingredients for curry:

600g cubed lamb

2 onions

Red pepper

Half a bag of spinach

2 cartons or large bottle of chopped tomatoes

Juice of half a lemon

6 cloves of garlic

Thumb of fresh gi...

February 26, 2018

Coconut and chocolate vegan ice cream


One and a half cups of cashew nuts

Half a cup of honey

250 mls coconut cream

2 tbsp raw cacao powder

Few tablespoons of cacao nibs

Tablespoon of vanilla essence


Blitz nuts, coconut cream, honey, cacao powder and vanilla in f...

February 21, 2018

This slide show is a follow on visual from the previous post where the meals were prepped and plated within 15 mins. It's wonderful how really quick it is to make a wide variety of freshly prepared meals from scratch. Above are just some of the foods that only took up...

February 19, 2018

I often come across people who use pre~packed processed foods because they believe they don't have time to cook. On delving deeper some other common things were said by folks, here they are...

  1. I haven't got the inclination to cook.

  2. Nobody taught me how to cook.


February 6, 2018

This meal is a "healthy fast food" and one of the quickest ever as it only takes ten minutes at the most to prepare and cook. If you are bed-bound and not yet able to make a meal, you can ask a carer to prepare the raw veg in advance and put it in the fridge, so all yo...

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