A Postcard from Majorca- The Wrong Mop

  Bravo to Ryan Air, henceforth known as Tryin’Air. The Powers That Be deemed our flight would escape the cull that was so conveniently announced 24 hours before we were due to depart. AlphaMale and I sat in our designated seats, trying to pretend there wasn’t an empty seat next to us and praying hard every…


Roast Squash, Spinach & Goats Cheese Lasagne

This is a beautiful autumn dish. It works best with autumn squash, although butternut can be used but it gives a slightly sweeter flavour. The goats cheese is optional for those who don’t like it.   Ingredients 2 autumn squash (not butternut) – approximately grapefruit size Rapeseed oil 500g washed spinach 1 tbsp butter whole…


Blueberry Financiers

    This is a great way to use up left over egg whites and you’re fed up with making meringues. The financiers reheat beautifully if wrapped in foil- I haven’t frozen them yet but don’t see why it can’t be done. Any summer fruit could be used, the original recipe I found on Great…


Veggie ‘sausage’ rolls

  These gorgeous rolls are ridiculously savoury in flavour and make the perfect lunchbox snack or picnic food, as well as being a fab as a quick bite at home. They freeze well- you can freeze them at the end of the manufacturing process and cook straight from the freezer, just add another 5-10 minutes…


Sugar Free Digestive Biscuits

  I’m so unbelievably excited to be eating an Actual Biscuit after a month of sugar-free eating (so excited that I may have accidentally eaten three…) that I had to share this recipe with you immediately. These contain maple syrup so theyre not entirely sugar free but they don’t have any refined sugar in them,…


Goan Fish Curry

This is a lovely fragrant curry which is easy to make and also looks very impressive. The recipe has been adapted from one I found in Red Magazine. Goan Fish Curry (serves 4) Ingredients: Curry paste: 30g cashew nuts 4 shallots, chopped 1 red chilli, deseeded 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tbsp grated ginger 1…


Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

  Who doesn’t like pasta? And when it’s got a melting spinach and ricotta filling and a chunky tomato sauce on top AND it’s easy to make it seems even more lovely. The recipe can easily be altered but i find  it easiest to make a batch and freeze any leftovers for another day. The…


Vegetable Cottage Pie

  This cottage pie was a bit of a medley of all the leftover vegetables in the fridge after Christmas, and was surprisingly savoury, considering its a completely vegetarian meal. Ingredients (serves 4) Rapeseed oil for frying 1 red onion, diced 1 leek, halved lengthways and sliced 1 large carrot peeled and diced 1 stick of…


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…


Salmon & Broccoli Tomato Mascarpone Bake

This is a lovey posh  pasta bake,  perfectly at home as a midweek supper or a dinner party delight. I’ve made it with both plain salmon and lightly smoked salmon and have to say I preferred the slightly smokier flavour. Ingredients (serves 4) 500g salad tomatoes, quartered 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp dried oregano…


Breakfast Bread

  I’ve been baking my own bread for a couple of years now. I don’t profess to be any kind of genius at it- I have good days and bad days. Mostly good but there is often a catastrophe and loaves have mysterious holes in the middle from over-proving, or they don’t rise enough in…


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…