Watercress, Orange and Pomegranate Salad

This is a very simple Nigel Slater inspired salad which I tried during a seaside break - perfect for summer. The citrus flavours are deliciously sweet but tangy, and pair great with peppery watercress. Try with fish or chicken - or grilled halloumi and mushrooms for a vegetarian alternative. Ingredients 2 large oranges 1 bag watercress (around 170 grams) 1 … Continue reading Watercress, Orange and Pomegranate Salad

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Fennel, Cabbage & Orange Salad

This is one of those throw it all together salads that was inspired by my weekly veg box  when I had a head of cabbage and fennel that needed using . Make a big dish and serve with roasted chicken or some salmon fillets - if you have leftovers, they're brilliant for lunch tossed with mackerel strips. Ingredients … Continue reading Fennel, Cabbage & Orange Salad

Carrot Ginger and Orange Soup

I love this brightly coloured winter warmer soup - the addition of orange juice before blending really makes the flavours sing. Try a big bowl after a winter walk or workout - the ginger is a natural analgesic which can soothe muscle soreness. Ingredients 1 tbsp garlic infused olive oil or 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 clove garlic 1 stick … Continue reading Carrot Ginger and Orange Soup

Sunday night smoothie bags

Smoothies are great as a speedy breakfast or post workout snack - you can sneak in a couple of portions of fruit, a handful of veg, some heathy fats and an antioxidant rich spice like turmeric or cinnamon. Despite being easy to throw in the blender, some mornings you don't have time to chop fruit or find the … Continue reading Sunday night smoothie bags

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Hash

Sometimes things with few ingredients work just right, and this is one of them.  The dish is inspired by one of my dear friends in Paris, who made a similar dish for a lazy brunch one weekend. In this version I've added black beans and omitted the squash - although a mix of sweet potato and squash also … Continue reading Sweet Potato and Black Bean Hash

Savoury 3-seed and cheese flapjacks

Oats are a great energy food because the carbohydrates they contain are digested slowly, which means they keep your energy levels stay on an even keel. Flapjacks are traditionally made with lots of sugar or syrup (which are the free sugars we need to eat less of), but these savoury flapjacks are the ultimate sugar free snack and will turn the … Continue reading Savoury 3-seed and cheese flapjacks

Avocado energiser smoothie

Mornings have been made faster thanks to the arrival of the NutriBullet and I admit, I'm addicted to trying out new smoothie combinations. This week I'm experimenting with plant based proteins - hello avocado energiser! This smoothie has a super creamy texture from the avocado - yes it's higher in fat but the combination of fats, protein and … Continue reading Avocado energiser smoothie

Chilled cucumber and avocado soup

I first tried avocado soup when I was travelling through Mexico and was amazed at how tasty it was considering the few raw ingredients. This is my own take on the recipe, with hydrating cucumber and mint. The great thing about this soup is that it can be prepared in a food processor or blender in 2 minutes flat - it's brilliant for … Continue reading Chilled cucumber and avocado soup

Beetroot hummus

I love beetroot. Not only is the colour FANTASTIC in everything from juice to risotto, it boasts superb health benefits. The earthy vegetable is rich in nitrates, which can help relax blood vessels boosting blood flow. Eaten regularly, nitrate rich foods help regulate blood pressure and can even help you use oxygen more efficiently during exercise - what's … Continue reading Beetroot hummus

Sweet Potato and Salmon Fishcakes

These fishcakes came to life when I had just three things in the fridge - salmon, sweet potatoes and spinach! They're a great source of slow-release carbs, filling protein and anti-inflammatory omega 3 oils from the fish. Try after a workout for the right mix of protein and carbohydrates to re-fuel and support muscle recovery. It's … Continue reading Sweet Potato and Salmon Fishcakes