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

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

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

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

Carrot Ginger and Orange Soup

I love this brightly coloured winter warmer soup - the addition of orange juice before blending really makes the flavours sing. Try a big bowl after a winter walk or workout - the ginger is a natural analgesic which can soothe muscle soreness. Ingredients 1 tbsp garlic infused olive oil or 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 clove garlic 1 stick … Continue reading Carrot Ginger and Orange Soup

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

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

Sweet Potato and Salmon Fishcakes

These fishcakes came to life when I had just three things in the fridge - salmon, sweet potatoes and spinach! They're a great source of slow-release carbs, filling protein and anti-inflammatory omega 3 oils from the fish. Try after a workout for the right mix of protein and carbohydrates to re-fuel and support muscle recovery. It's … Continue reading Sweet Potato and Salmon Fishcakes