Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers

Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers

Stuffed tomatoes and peppers are a traditional Mediterranean recipe that are perfect for summery evenings, paired with a delicious and refreshing wine.

Vegetarian Paella

Vegetarian Paella

Vegetarian Paella is such an attractive dish with the saffron kissed rice, fresh herbs, lemon slices and green olives. And this version uses even more veg!

Insalata Caprese

Insalata Caprese

Simple, classic and timeless. There is a reason why this salad has stood the test of time. Best made in the late summer with homegrown tomatoes and basil or purchased from a local farmer’s market. Try heirloom or heritage varieties of tomatoes that offer flavour,...
Fattoush

Fattoush

Fattoush is a great way to use up old pittas and create an unforgettable summer salad. Sumac is a reddish-purplish powder made from dried and crushed fruits produced by one of the varieties of the sumac plant. It’s used in salads, to sprinkle on hummus and other mezze...
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,...
Tom Kha Soup

Tom Kha Soup

Tom Kha Soup is comfort in a bowl. Creamy coconut milk, seductive chillies and fragrant lemon grass and lime leaves set this soup apart from any you have ever had. The vegetables can be swapped with the season, the coconut can be swapped to low fat if that is a better...
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...
Spicy Peanut Noodles

Spicy Peanut Noodles

Summer is all about not having to spend much time in the kitchen and not having to turn on the oven. Spicy Peanut Noodles accomplishes both of those and is very moorish! The rice noodles only need soaking in hot water, the veggies just need chopping. This is great as...
Roasted Summer Vegetables and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Summer Vegetables and Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a powerhouse food that contains a high amount of protein in every serving. Roasted Summer Vegetables and Quinoa Salad is great a main meal or a side and keeps well in the fridge for a few days. Instead of roasting the vegetables, try using the bbq if you...
Som Tum – Thai Green Papaya Salad

Som Tum – Thai Green Papaya Salad

Som Tum has is hands down my favourite Thai dish. I love the fragrant curries, the creamy soups and the tangy noodles, but this spicy green papaya salad makes my heart sing every time. The first bite takes me back to the the street food vendors of Thailand. Green...
Curried Sweet Potato Salad

Curried Sweet Potato Salad

Potato salad is a summer staple, this recipe for Curried Sweet Potato Salad is a exciting spin on the classic. The combination of roasted sweet potatoes and crunchy cashews is a match made in heaven, mingling with fresh coriander, curry powder and lime juice. Perfect...
Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Vietnamese rice paper rolls are not fried, they are served fresh. Rice paper is soaked and packed with fresh herbs, vegetables and rice noodles and served with a gorgeous dipping sauce to create an explosion of taste. These work great as an interactive starter for a...
Baba ganoush

Baba ganoush

Baba ganoush can be found in many areas of the Middle East. Each country or even family has its own version. The most authentic tasting baba ganoush is made with aubergine that has been roasted over a flame or bbq until the skin is charred and the flesh is tender....
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...
Courgette Muffins

Courgette Muffins

Courgettes make these harvest style muffins moist and fluffy. This recipe is an old favourite of mine that I created while working at the Upper Valley Food Co-op in White River Junction, VT. I was asked to start a take away foods deli in the store, The Sweet Lilac...
Courgette Fritters

Courgette Fritters

Courgette fritters are a fantastic and easy way to use up courgettes. We love them served warm, cold, served with beetroot chutney as pictured, served with tzatziki or even on their own. Courgette Fritters makes about 12 fritters 2 courgettes (approx. 350-400g) 3...
Quinoa Peanut Burgers

Quinoa Peanut Burgers

The recipe for these Quinoa Peanut Burgers was born out of a trip to St. John, US Virgin Islands, aka Paradise, with my friend Cat to visit our dear friend Susie. She had just moved into her cabin and did not have a lot of ingredients stocked in her cupboards. What...
Aubergine Pizza

Aubergine Pizza

Most Fridays are pizza night in our house, last Friday it was Aubergine Pizzas Usually I make home made dough using wholemeal and white flour for a healthy, but light base. This weekend everyone was away so I decide to make something far less complicated and very...
Vegetarian Aubergine and Mushroom Satay

Vegetarian Aubergine and Mushroom Satay

Vegetarian aubergine and mushroom satay is a great version of the infamous Malaysian favourite. The recipe is a bit complicated, but don’t let that scare you off as it comes together rather quickly and even faster the next time you make it. The satay is great...