Category: Light Bites

Quick Peshwari Naan

  Firstly, I apologise for the rubbish photo- it was so good that all the bread got eaten before I’d taken a decent photo. I’ll let you have the beef madras recipe another day. This bread dough is very quick to make and is just as delicious without the peshwari element,  however the filling makes it…


Wild Garlic Pesto

  There’s such an abundance of wild garlic around at the moment, it’s lovely to see it and it also makes a great free addition to spring meals in the form of pesto. Easy to make from store cupboard ingredients, it goes so well with pasta or withanything else that takes your fancy.   Ingredients:…


Low Sugar Coconut Granola

    This recipe is based on one I found online but I’ve altered the recipe slightly and put my own choice of fruit and nuts into it. I prefer not to cook the dried fruit as I find it goes too tough and chewy, so I add it after the granola has baked. Ingredients:…


Cauliflower Cheese Soup

  Now in my book this is the perfect winter warmer. It’s a great big pan full of comfort and makes a really hearty lunch. Add as little or as much cheese as you like and  play around with toppings- I’ve suggested a few but chilli flakes or a sprinkle of cayenne will give it…


Sweetcorn Chowder style soup

This is a fabulously warming soup for an autumn day. I’ve called it a chowder style soup because a traditional chowder has a creamy base, but I find that a bit too rich. I find the potato gives it a lovely creamy texture and so it doesn’t need the dairy element, but feel free to add…


Golden Vegetable Soup

This is a great way of getting your vegetable intake up. The turmeric and nutmeg add a lovely flavour- feel free to leave the parsley out if you don’t like it. On that note, flat leaf parsley has a much milder flavour than curly leaf and is a good way to get used to the taste….


Fig & Feta Salad

    This recipe was whipped from a Waitrose magazine that my mum gave me, I’ve altered it very slightly to serve 4 people. It’s a gorgeous seasonal recipe making the most of the figs that are currently in the shops. It makes a fantastic lunch or a light supper, and looks very impressive on…


Creamy Paprika Mushroom Stroganoff

A mixed pack of wild mushrooms was the inspiration for this delicious, slightly spicy, creamy mushroom stroganoff. Served with tagliatelle it made a super comforting dinner for a chilly evening. Ingredients (serves 2) 200g mixed wild mushrooms, cut into bite size pieces (I used Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference) rapeseed oil 1/2 a red onion, finely…


Spiced squash, chickpea & halloumi burgers

This recipe originated from the Healthy Food Guide website but I’ve altered it slightly. 200g jar of roasted peppers, drained 1/2 a red chilli, deseeded Juice 1 lemon ½ small butternut squash, quartered 400g tin chickpeas in water, drained 1 courgette, grated and excess water squeezed out ½ tbsp ground cumin 1 tbsp ground coriander…


Sunblush tomato & shallot tarte tatin

  Things like tarte tatin generally require an oven proof skillet but don’t panic if you don’t have one, all is not lost, you can still make a very decent tarte tatin by using a well lined cake tin. This is a gorgeous recipe which makes a very impressive starter for 6 or a jolly…


Gnocchi with Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables & Mushrooms

  This was a bit of a Waste Not Want Not recipe for me – a Tuesday evening and a fridge full of leftovers from the weekend. What to do with a cold baked potato, some roasted veg and half a punnet of mushrooms? Gnocchi is the answer. Gorgeous little Italian dumplings flavoured with thyme…


Fabulous Frittata

  These mini frittata are very easy to make and superb for picnics or lunch boxes. Best served at room temperature to enjoy the full flavour, these are a fabulously healthy bite too. They’re also a great waste not want not recipe as they use up a wealth of bits and bobs from the draw…