Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soup is very satisfying and soulful.  This recipe is based on the traditional way to make it, however I’m leaving the option to add courgette, sweetcorn and beans to make the soup into a more substantial meal. The combination of beans, sweetcorn and squash...
Roasted squash and mango soft tacos

Roasted squash and mango soft tacos

In Mexico, the cheeses are very subtle and creamy, unlike the punchy cheddars we have in the UK.  Feta may seem a weird choice, but it works well – opt for a creamy feta instead of a salty or long cured one. Wensleydale is also a good substitute for Mexican cheese. ...
Mexican Lasagne

Mexican Lasagne

Mexican Lasagne has been in my little black recipe book for over 15 years. This recipe uses cupboard and freezer staples to create a delicious, wholesome recipe that is full of flavour. It can be adapted with the seasons but incorporating things like winter squash,...
Chestnut and Mushroom Wellington

Chestnut and Mushroom Wellington

This Chestnut and Mushroom Wellington recipe is a very special vegetarian main, served for Christmas dinner or Sunday lunch. The stuffing makes enough for 6 mushrooms, but 500g of puff pastry only makes four individually wrapped Wellingtons. We recently made the...
Curried Split Peas with Courgette

Curried Split Peas with Courgette

Curried Split Peas with Courgette is inspired by trips to the Caribbean where I first had split peas cooked in this manner. The split peas are not mushy like in soup or dhal, but indvidual, cooked, but still with texture. The last 15 minutes of the cooking time the...
100% Abbey Home Farm Fritters

100% Abbey Home Farm Fritters

100% Abbey Home Farm Friters Today I spent the day doing cookery demos for the Open Farm Day at Abbey Home Farm in Cirencester. Abbey Home Farm is home to the award winning farm cafe and shop, The Organic Farm Shop. Nestled only a few minutes drive out of...
Ten Top Smoothies

Ten Top Smoothies

Whether it’s for breakfast or a snack, a smoothie is a great way to incorporate fruit into your diet. I have put together Ten Top Smoothies recipes that are tried and true. Protein powder or your choice can be added to any of them to boost the protein content....
Miso Noodle Soup

Miso Noodle Soup

Miso Noodle Soup is my vegetarian equivalent to chicken noodle soup when I am starting to feel poorly. Miso is delicious and packed with nutrition. It is a traditional ingredient used in Japanese cooking. Miso is made by fermenting soy beans with salt and koji, which...
Sesame Kale Crisps

Sesame Kale Crisps

Sesame Kale Crisps make eating healthy easy. Kale is a powerhouse vegetable, it is full of fibre, helps to reduce the risk of cancer, contains a high amount of antioxidants, supports the bodies natural detoxification process and it taste great. Sesame Kale Crisps...
Squash, Feta and Pomegranate with Kale

Squash, Feta and Pomegranate with Kale

Squash, feta and pomegranate with kale is my new autumn favourite, I have completely fallen in love with it. The squash, roasted with ras el hanout, a North African spice blend, paired with creamy feta and speckled with pomegranate jewels make the dish not only tasty,...
Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

Salsa verde is a green Mexican salsa made with tomatillos. Tomatillos are a plant of the night shade family that is popular in Mexico and have a papery outer husk that is removed before eating, much like their family member physalis or cape gooseberry. Tomatillos...
Pumpkin Enchiladas Verde

Pumpkin Enchiladas Verde

Pumpkin Enchiladas Verde are the perfect way to enjoy pumpkin or winter squash. Enchiladas are one of my favourite Mexican dishes and pumpkin is one of my favourite vegetables making this a dish to remember. I chose to do this batch of enchiladas using a green salsa...
Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie has got to be the quintessential American autumn treat. As I am an American living in England I recreate this classic pie every year to remind me of home. Until they have tried it, most people I have met in the UK are not convinced they will enjoy a piece...
Root Vegetable Hot Pot With Dumplings

Root Vegetable Hot Pot With Dumplings

Autumn is in full swing, embrace the season by making Root Vegetable Hot Pot with Dumplings.  This recipe is perfect for chilly autumnal nights and very easy to make.  Forget the old stodgy dumplings of days past, these fluffy dumplings are made with cheese, butter...

Swedish Apple Pie

Today is Apple Day, celebrate with this easy peasy Swedish Apple Pie.  We are very lucky in Gloucestershire to have a strong apple growing history.  Embrace that history by visiting a local pick your own farm.  I have great childhood memories of apple picking each...
Pumpkin and Tomato Soup

Pumpkin and Tomato Soup

Autumn is finally here, celebrate the season with Pumpkin and Tomato Soup. Any type of pumpkin or winter squash can be used for this recipe. Even better, this soup is a great way to use up the bits of pumpkin leftover from carving jack-o-lanterns! This soup is great...