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)

Made-From-Scratch Ratatouille

You know those bowls of veggies that sell on the market for a pound a bowl? Well, after buying a glut of tomatoes and aubergines I decided to have a go at making my own ratatouille. It was, shall we say a roaring success (2 people, 2 spoons, no problem). Today my sister asked for the … Continue reading Made-From-Scratch Ratatouille

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

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