Tag: healthy

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,…


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…


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…


Plum Frangipane Tart

  This is a gorgeous seasonal recipe which can be adapted for all year round by using whatever firm fruit is seasonal, or even tinned fruit such as apricots or pears. The original recipe was by Mary Berry which I have adapted slightly. Ingredients: For the pastry: 175g plain flour 75g cold butter, cubed 25g…


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…


Tandoori Aubergine with Tomato & Coriander Rice

    I originally found this recipe on the Hello Fresh website but as it isn’t there any more I’m going to share it with a you as it was just too darned tasty to keep to myself. It was ridiculously filling – in fact we couldn’t eat the whole lot and ended up keeping…