• 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 [...]

  • red lentil chilli
2 Mar, 2016

Red lentil chilli

By |March 2nd, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Main Courses, Recipes, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Ever fancy a meat-free day, but miss that taste and texture?  Let me tell you that the vegetarians are definitely onto something here.  This is in guises a meaty texture chilli.  I love this dish, its raw simplicity and perfect for bulk cooking and the ability to freeze dishes ahead for those busy days.  Oh, [...]

  • homemade bone broth in a bowl
2 Mar, 2016

All you need to know about bone broth

By |March 2nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Broth, which is technically a stock, is a marriage of mineral rich bones with vegetables, herbs and spices.  Perfect as a stock for flavouring soups, risottos an the base to many sauces.  The broth itself can be eaten as a soup, plain and simple. I feel that stock is the modern name used by nearly [...]

  • bone broth/chicken stock
1 Mar, 2016

Bone broth

By |March 1st, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low GI, Paleo, Recipes, Sauces, Soup, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Broth, also known as stock is an almost clear liquid, very light in both colour and flavour.  It is rich in protein and thin in texture.  It is made by cooking the bones of meat, fish or poultry, allowing the rich minerals to be extracted into the liquid broth.Bone broth - A healthy broth/soup that [...]

  • peas and pea pods
29 Feb, 2016

Peas in a pod – fresh peas

By |February 29th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Fresh peas can only mean one thing here in the UK - Spring is on its way and we can start enjoying those fresh, green and lighter vegetables and banish away those heavier veg from the winter. Peas for me are all part of my childhood memories.  My father would grow them in the garden [...]

  • pea and ham soup
29 Feb, 2016

Pea and ham soup

By |February 29th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Paleo, Recipes, Soup, Wheat-free|0 Comments

The first thing you see about pea soup is the vibrancy of the dish, which is equally matched by the freshness and sweetness that comes through from the peas.  There are few ingredients here, so the peas really do speak for themselves.  If you can make the chicken or vegetable stock, then you will have [...]

  • paleo golden apple flaxjacks
17 Feb, 2016

Golden apple flaxjacks

By |February 17th, 2016|Breakfast, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Low GI, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

I have been trying to perfect a recipe for flaxjacks, after several mitigating disasters - mainly batter consistency was wrong and there was a lot of flour in the recipes.  Do not confused these with flapjacks...it's no typo!  These are in essence pancakes, but 'free-from' including any flour.  A single serving (3 pancakes) is only [...]

  • spicy vegetable soup with croutons
11 Feb, 2016

Spicy vegetable soup

By |February 11th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Soup, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Spicy vegetable soup - This is a hearty, winter dish that can be enjoyed by all. Simply omit the pancetta for a fully vegetarian version (I've used a home-made vegetable stock as the base). Serve with crusty bread or rustic croutons. - onion (roughly chopped), garlic, vegetable stock (or stock cubes), tomato puree, sweet potatoes, [...]

  • super healthy rusks (beskuit) on a plate
11 Feb, 2016

Super healthy rusks (free-from)

By |February 11th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

I love South African rusks (not to be confused with baby rusks in the UK & Ireland), but they are not on my radar with my careful eating, so I wanted to try and find a way of still enjoying a rusk or two.  The traditionalists out there might scoff.  But, with the help of [...]