Glowing on the outside and the inside

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Spikey is now glowing in the dark courtesy of his new light up collar – it is ideal for this time of year when it is dark so much of the time.  It’s also nice to have warming food that makes you glow inside as well so I thought that I would make some Spicy Moroccan Soup (http://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/spicy-moroccan-soup.html) as it features some of my favourite

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foods such as chickpeas, lentils and ginger. In true tradition I served it with some lightly steamed broccoli as I feel deprived if I don’t have some broccoli every day! I also made some scones to go with it.

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 Scones serves 4

8 oz Spelt Flour

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

2 1/2 oz vegan margarine

3 tbsp soya milk

Mix all the ingredients together in a food processor and when they have all stuck together put on a greased baking tray and cook in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes at 200 degrees

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Spicy Sesame Dip

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  • Spikey is always full of energy and especially so this evening as he has been tearing around the living room playing with his toys before entertaining himself by seeing if he can squeeze himself into his toybox….. He hasn’t even been eating any sesame seeds which are high in protein, a great form of rich in quality vitamins, and minerals and thus a great energy food. Sesame seeds are very good sources of B-complex vitamins such as niacin, folic acid, thiamin (vitamin B1), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), and riboflavin. They are also rich sources of minerals – calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and copper are especially concentrated in sesame seeds.

One of my favourite sesame seed recipes is the Spicy Sesame Dip from this website – http://www.foodstolove.co.uk/

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Spicy Sesame Dip

120g sesame seeds

2 tablespoons of ground linseeds

2 tables of sesame oil

1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast

1/2 -1 teaspoon cayenne pepper.

Blend the seeds in a food processor, then add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth