Almost any vegetable (and fruit) can be fermented, but perhaps the most famous and fuss-free ferment is sauerkraut. Lacto-fermentation is a great way to preserve vegetables, and locking in their nutrients and increasing the gut-friendly bacteria.
Move over pancakes…
Pancakes are a weekend staple round ours and I have made pretty much every combination you can imagine (including the less than well received matcha, dark choc chip combo). I recently bought a waffle iron, and waffles have now replaced the pancake as our weekend breakfast favourite. I've also recently started experimenting with milk kefir thanks to my army … Continue reading Move over pancakes…
A wholegrain take on choc chip biscuits
I found out recently from my son's school that they want to feature a recipe that we created for his February half-term homework as part of a cookbook that will be sold during 'Healthy Living Week' at the school. I'm chuffed. He's not really bothered. Either way, I had fun making these with him and these are now … Continue reading A wholegrain take on choc chip biscuits
One for the sun…
Hopefully like me, you are willing the sun to stick around. I'm dreaming of sun-filled afternoons in the garden and going on summer holiday somewhere, anywhere warm. This recipe is inspired by my love of summer holidays in Spain, where I drink gazpacho by the litre. After all, I don't eat meat, so this is one of the … Continue reading One for the sun…
When you want a curry, but can’t stomach the spice
After reading the title, you will realise that there's a bad pun lurking. Apologies, but it was too good to pass up. Puns aside, this recipe was developed for the boyfriend of a friend who loves curry, but not the after effects. Despite being a very keen cook, curries being amongst his favourites, he eats a lot … Continue reading When you want a curry, but can’t stomach the spice
A hearty salad: What to eat when the weather can’t make up its mind
I love salad, a hearty salad, mind you. This means my salads often include grains, pulses and seeds, as well as veg (the more colourful the better, I say) which creates a filling and nutrient dense meal.
Smoothies for anytime of the day
I have to confess, I don't drink many smoothies and when I do, I often over-zealously add in too many ingredients and end up with a green/brown sludge, which I realise is not necessarily appetising or visually appealing.
Healthier takes on two old favourites: curry and baked beans
Who doesn't love baked beans? And who doesn't love curry? Both are favourites in British cuisine, and are great comfort foods.
Chocolatey, crunchy and oozy amazing butter cups
The idea for these came late one night and I was pleased that I acted on the impulse. These butter cups in fact are delicious, so much so that you wouldn't believe that they are actually quite healthy - full of good fat, antioxidants and no refined sugars. I could go on, singing their nutritional praises, but you'd fall asleep and not busy yourself with making these.
Two quick, easy and delicious fish recipes
Fish is a great source of protein as well as B Vitamins and other essential and good for you fats. As a long-time vegetarian (and ex-vegan), and now, pescatarian, I try to have a few servings of fish a few times a week.