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

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)

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

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

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

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