• butternut & harissa hummus
6 Mar, 2016

Butternut squash & harissa hummus

By |March 6th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

We all love a good hummus and it does seem fashionable for the supermarkets to be selling all kinds of varieties, such as lemon and coriander and roasted red pepper hummus.  I normally only make the traditional version, but here I've made an alternative, but near to flavours you might expect in the middle-east. Butternut [...]

  • lemon prawn and pea risotto
6 Mar, 2016

Lemon prawn & pea risotto

By |March 6th, 2016|Dairy-free, Fish course, Gluten-free, Main Courses, Recipes, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Having spent many weeks at an Italian cookery school in London and taught passionately about how Italians cook their risottos, I was somewhat surprised in my pressure cooker recipe book, a way to cook risotto.  I'm sure Italians would have something to say, but of course I had a go and very pleasantly surprised with [...]

  • low calorie italian meringue icing
14 Feb, 2016

Apricot, cinnamon and olive oil cupcakes

By |February 14th, 2016|Low calorie, Low GI, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

These cupcakes 'under the bonnet' are healthy versions of cupcakes, without scrimping on taste.  I have replaced butter with yoghurt and rapeseed oil and replaced refined sugar with xylitol (natural sugar alternative) and reduced flour by 50 per cent, replacing it with ground almonds.  As for the icing, I've used an Italian meringue style frosting [...]

  • spicy parsnip soup
7 Jan, 2016

Spicy parsnip soup

By |January 7th, 2016|Recipes, Soup|0 Comments

Spicy parsnip soup - Parsnips make a great autumnal vegetarian starter or a hearty lunch with homemade bread. - rapeseed oil, onion (sliced), garlic cloves (sliced), fresh ginger (grated), parsnips (peeled & chopped), chilli powder (optional), cumin seeds, coriander seeds, garam masala, vegetable stock, crème fraîche, to serve: olive oil, cumin seeds (toasted), red chilli [...]

  • roast guinea fowl
23 Aug, 2015

Roasted guinea fowl

By |August 23rd, 2015|Main Courses, Recipes|0 Comments

Roasted guinea fowl - Guinea fowl are a delicious alternative to roast chicken. The birds can be just the right size for two people. This dish can utilise any seasonal root veg you may have. - onion (cut into wedges), carrots (quartered lengthways), potato (large; bite size chunks), olive oil, guinea fowl, butter, smoked streaky [...]

  • citrus sunshine chicken quinoa salad
21 Aug, 2015

Sunshine chicken quinoa salad

By |August 21st, 2015|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Lunch, Main Courses, Recipes, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Sunshine chicken quinoa salad - A light summery hearty dish with creamy avos, nutty quinoa (healthy alternative to rice) and smoky chicken. Gluten and dairy free and is very flexible with ingredients. Perfect for light dinner or easy lunch. - chicken breast (skinless pieces), quinoa (washed and cooked), oranges (peeled and segmented), avocado (peeled and [...]

  • minced beef cottage pie
2 Aug, 2015

Cottage pie

By |August 2nd, 2015|Gluten-free, Main Courses, Recipes, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Cottage pie - A great crowd pleaser, utilising left over beef. Great for freezing and will bcome a family favourite with toppings of mash potato and optional cheese. - minced beef, onions (finely chopped), bay leaf, carrots (partially steamed), frozen peas, chestnut mushrooms (optional), worcester sauce, beef stock/gravy, tomato sauce (or tomato puree), potatoes (floury; [...]

  • sunday british roast beef dinner
31 Jul, 2015

Roast silverside beef & onion gravy

By |July 31st, 2015|Main Courses, Recipes|0 Comments

Roast silverside beef & onion gravy - For us Brits, there is nothing more traditional than a classic roast beef dinner on a Sunday. For many, it can be a tough ask to cook a joint of meat. Follow this for perfect beef...EVERY time. - Beef: Beef joint (Topside or silverside), garlic (crushed), sea salt, [...]

  • cinnamon swirls
10 May, 2015

Cinnamon Swirls

By |May 10th, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Cinnamon Swirls - The smell of toasted nuts, caramelised sugar and cinnamon. Who could resist? These are easier to make than you think, if you have the time! - Swirls: strong white flour, dried yeast, honey, fine sea salt, water (tepid), olive oil, Filling: almonds, hazelnuts, unsalted butter, ground cinnamon (extra for sprinkling), honey, demerara [...]

  • spicy prawn, mango and black rice
5 May, 2015

Spicy prawn, mango salad & black rice

By |May 5th, 2015|Dairy-free, Low calorie, Lunch, Main Courses, Recipes, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Spicy prawn, mango salad & black rice - A delicious Thai inspired rice dish, with prawns, hot chilli, fresh mango, avocado and crispy red cabbage salad and sharp lime wedges. What is there not to like? The nutty texture of the rice and crunch from the red cabbage prevents this dish from becoming all one [...]