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donna hay: Fresh + Light Issue 9

Enjoy a wider variety of delicious, nutritious foods and embrace a more balanced lifestyle! We've packed vibrant vegetables, healthy grains and top proteins into more than 80 recipes, including super salads and smoothies, power dinners, low-carb options, smart snacks, wheat-free breads and more.

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I’ve always found that everything in life, from what to wear to what to eat, is best when kept as simple as possible. That’s why, when I look through our beautiful new issue of Fresh + Light, it sparks so much happiness and inspiration. As we planned the issue, we talked about how much better we feel when we eat fresh and wholesome food all day long, so we’ve packed the pages with balanced choices for every meal – plus snacks for in-between and the occasional treat. Speaking of treats, our cover star is one of our amazing new bliss balls (page 126). There are six to choose from, in flavours including rocky road and choc caramel, and each one is an all-natural energy booster. We’ve also fallen for lighter…

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a new vitality

GOLD STARS Adding an element of sparkle never fails to make an outfit a little bit more special, and this applies to activewear, too! That’s why I’m so excited that my light jacket, super cool leggings and sporty crop top from PE Nation have a touch of glam gold detailing to brighten me up. TIME FOR A STROLL On weekend mornings, I often like to take a long walk along the coast and finish off with a coffee. Thankfully, my Adidas Originals Stan Smiths are just the right mix of comfort and style for whatever the day holds. WELL PACKED Super chic, yet durable enough to use every day, this waterproof rucksack from Burberry is a trustworthy bag that I can pop all the essentials in, knowing that they’re secure and easy to access (love…

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we’re talking about…

CAR ROTS Rainbow is the new orange when it comes to carrots, with the Dutch (baby) variety now available in a multitude of shades. All carrots contain fibre and nutrients such as vitamin A, but the different colours also have their own benefits. Slightly peppery, purple carrots contain anti-inflammatory antioxidants, while milder red carrots contain heart-healthy lycopene. CARROT TOPS taste fresh and slightly bitter. We love adding them to pesto or soups. Cut off carrot tops before storing, as they draw moisture from carrots. Refrigerate the carrots loose and the tops in a bag, and wash the tops before using. miso The varieties of miso differ in colour and flavour based on how long they have been fermented. Mellow white miso is a good all-rounder, ideal for most recipes, while yellow miso has a stronger…

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breakfast crumbles

WHOLESOME rolled oats are minimally processed compared to their quick-cooking alternatives – they add a DELIGHTFUL chewy texture and contain soluble fibre, which is great for digestion. almond, apple and rhubarb baked oats 1 large Granny Smith apple (200g), peeled and chopped 300g rhubarb, trimmed and thinly sliced 2 cups (500ml) almond milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ⅓ cup (115g) honey 1 cup (90g) rolled oats 2 tablespoons white chia seeds 1 cup (80g) natural flaked almonds Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Place the apple and rhubarb in a 6-cup-capacity (1.5 litre) ovenproof baking dish. Place the almond milk, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the honey in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Pour over the rhubarb mixture. Place the oats, chia seeds, almonds and remaining honey in a large bowl and stir well to combine. Sprinkle over the apple…

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the good egg

Our fresh takes on amazing Middle Eastern SHAKSHUKA use FRAGRANT aromatics to deliver beautiful flavour. They’re great for breakfast or a SPEEDY midweek dinner. power greens and ricotta baked eggs 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 100g cavolo nero (Tuscan kale), trimmed and halved 3 cups (60g) baby spinach leaves 6 sprigs lemon thyme 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind sea salt and cracked black pepper 1 cup (240g) fresh ricotta 4 eggs baguette, to serve Preheat grill (broiler) to high heat. Heat the oil in an 18cm non-stick frying pan over medium heat, add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 6 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and cavolo nero and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until just wilted. Add the spinach, thyme, lemon rind, salt and pepper. Cook…

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big fritters

mushroom and cabbage fritters ¼ cup (60ml) buttermilk 1 egg ½ cup (80g) wholemeal self-raising (self-rising) flour 1 tablespoon oyster sauce ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes 80g shredded cabbage 2 long green onions (scallions), thinly sliced, plus extra to serve 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 100g king brown mushrooms, sliced lengthways pickled ginger, to serve 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds ginger tofu mayo 150g silken tofu 2 teaspoons grated ginger ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes To make the ginger tofu mayo, place the tofu, ginger and salt in a small food processor and process until smooth. Set aside. Place the buttermilk, egg, flour, oyster sauce and salt in a large bowl and stir well to combine. Add the cabbage and onion and stir to combine. Divide half the oil between 2 x 12cm cast iron skillets or non-stick frying pans over medium heat. Add the…