Spinach, Lentil & Coconut Dahl

There's something about a bowl of lentil Dahl which is mega comforting, especially in cold weather! As I'm moving house in a couple of weeks, I decided to try and use up everything in my food cupboard, which basically means a lot of lentils, rice and noodles. This recipe came via the half bag of … Continue reading Spinach, Lentil & Coconut Dahl

Chicken + Vegetable Soup with Quinoa

I love making soup in the winter - it's a great way to pack lots of veggies into your diet, plus a steaming bowl of soup is very comforting when it's cold outside. A quick 15 minutes spent chopping is all it takes to make this hearty chicken and vegetable soup - you can then leave it to bubble away happily for … Continue reading Chicken + Vegetable Soup with Quinoa

Shredded Sprout Slaw (and a “superfood” story)

**As featured on Channel 4's "What Britain Bought in 2016" with Mary Portas** You might be surprised to find that one of the top selling items this year was....SPROUTS! I joined Mary Portas earlier this year to chat about why, after years of being voted the nation's least favourite vegetable, they've suddenly gained 'superfood' status. Sprouts as … Continue reading Shredded Sprout Slaw (and a “superfood” story)

Simple Salmon with Green Vegetable Broth

This recipe emerged when I arrived home hungry and opened the fridge to find a salmon fillet and a drawer full of green vegetables! It's fast (10 minutes), it's fresh and you'll score 3 serves of veggies. Simple double up the quantities to serve 2. This is a low carb dish, so if you're coming back from the gym or a … Continue reading Simple Salmon with Green Vegetable Broth

5-minute Roasted Pepper Hummus

Ok, I confess - it's a slight cheat because you're going to be using ready-roasted peppers but I'm all for time saving if it helps you to eat well. If you make a batch of this hummus at the start of the week (5 mins is literally all it takes) you can use it to slather … Continue reading 5-minute Roasted Pepper Hummus

Turmeric Spiked Savoury Porridge

Over the summer I visited 26 Grains in Covent Garden and tried a bowl of savoury porridge - though it seemed strange when the oats arrived with sautéed kale and an egg perched on top, it was delicious. And why wouldn't it be?  We eat rice as a sweet or savoury dish, and in many cusines, pasta and other grains are … Continue reading Turmeric Spiked Savoury Porridge

Griddled Sweetcorn Salsa

This salsa is my go-to when I want a tasty (and FAST) side dish - it goes brilliantly with grilled chicken or fish, but I also love it with a wedge of frittata and salad greens. It was inspired by a recipe from delicious magazine with a few tweaks - grilling the corn makes a big difference to the taste … Continue reading Griddled Sweetcorn Salsa

Chocolate Orange Olive Oil Cake

This is an adaptation of Nigella's classic chocolate olive oil cake - made with less sugar and olive oil, and an orange and hazelnut twist. This recipe calls for a hand mixer, but I actually made it in a nutribullet and it worked perfectly and the whole thing was mixed and ready in under 5 minutes! If … Continue reading Chocolate Orange Olive Oil Cake

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

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