Rhubarb & Mackerel Salad

Rhubarb & Mackerel Salad

Recipe taken from my book Cook. Nourish. Glow. (2016) from the Happy Tummy chapter.  Mackerel is one of my favourite fish – rich in healthy fats. This is an excellent fish to introduce into your diet if you haven’t already done so. Many people think of sweet crumble when they think of rhubarb, but here its acidityContinue reading

Spring Garden Salad

Spring Garden Salad with Watercress & Hazelnut Pesto

  This is a super way to celebrate spring and the fresh green bounty of salad vegetables that the season brings. This sort of dish lends itself beautifully to sharing, don’t you agree? Friends can help themselves and dip into the peppery watercress pesto as they choose. It’s a dish I make throughout spring and summer; asContinue reading

Spicy Thai Chicken Broth

Spicy Thai Chicken Broth

This recipe accompanies my article Detox: Fact or fiction? which features in my What’s the Evidence? series. You’ll Need (Serves 3-4) 1ltr chicken stock 2 stalks of lemon grass 4 kafir lime leaves 15g ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 1 birds eye chili, sliced 1-2 tbsp fish sauce Juice of 1 or 2 limes 2 poached chicken breasts,Continue reading

Wild Rice Purple Salad

Wild Rice Purple Salad

This recipe celebrates naturally gluten-free grains. This is a stunning winter grain salad using everything purple and pink with nutty wild rice. If the bitter radicchio or chicory are hard to find, red cabbage works very well here too. Give the rice a thorough rinse before soaking. Eating a rainbow of colours from your food isContinue reading

Turkey Green Curry Soup

Turkey Stock & Green Curry Turkey Soup

Taken from Healthy Christmas Leftovers There is something strangely precious about my turkey stock: I think because its flavour is so intense and delicious, I try to save it for ‘best’ (I usually make a big batch of stock in my slow cooker on Boxing Day and then freeze in portions to use at aContinue reading

Jerusalem Artichoke, Sage & Hazelnut Soup

Jerusalem Artichoke, Sage & Hazelnut Soup

This recipe is taken from my #EatInSeason series for November. Silky smooth Jerusalem artichokes, toasted hazelnuts and sage make a heavenly winter soup. I would suggest reducing the quantity of Jerusalem artichokes and replacing with parsnip, or similar, if you are new to eating them (they are quite hard to digest but richly nutritious, see myContinue reading

Warm Jerusalem Artichoke Salad

Warm Jerusalem Artichoke Salad

This recipe is taken from my #EatInSeason series for November. I love to eat warm salads at this time of year. This one, using Jerusalem artichokes, is nicely filling and delicious; if you’ve never eaten Jerusalem artichoke before, it’s a little like a potato but nutty, earthy and velvety – but eat in moderation as they are notoriously hardContinue reading

Jerusalem Artichoke, Chestnut & Celeriac Puree

Jerusalem Artichoke, Chestnut & Celeriac Puree

This recipe is taken from my #EatInSeason series for November. The rich, sweet and nutty joys of Jerusalem artichoke partner wonderfully with chestnut and celeriac for this puree  – it’s a festive, wintery marriage. This puree also lends itself perfectly as a velvety base for meaty white fish like turbot, brill or cod, with steamed winter greens.Continue reading

Pumpkin Dahl Soup

Pumpkin Dahl Soup

This recipe is taken from Healthy Comfort Dishes. There is nothing more delicious or comforting to me than a big, fragrant bowl of dhal on a wintery day. This one, made with seasonal pumpkin, gently spiced with some health-boosting turmeric, is topped with delicious caramelized onion slices, and it is a particular favourite of mine. I hopeContinue reading

Apple, Fennel & Turmeric Salad

Crisp Apple & Fennel Salad with Turmeric Dressing

I never subscribe to the notion that salads are just for summer, and as the seasons change I always find a way to make a perfect plate out of natures offerings. This salad is the perfect combination of crunchy, creamy, & nutty topped with this earthy and vibrant turmeric dressing. It’s a real autumnal celebrationContinue reading

Potato Salad

Summery Potato Salad

Serves 2 Fresh herbs bring dishes alive and I use them in abundance at every opportunity. I’ve added a good mix here – chives, dill and basil. 500g new potatoes 2 spring onions, sliced 10g chives, chopped 10g dill, chopped 10g basil leaves, chopped For The Dressing 3 tbsp coconut yoghurt (I use Coyo) 1 tbspContinue reading

Courgetti with feta

Yellow Courgette, Herb & Feta Salad

Serves 2 This is a wonderful, super-quick dish (but no less impressive or tasty) – it bursts with summer flavour and goodness. 2 tsp coconut oil 2 yellow courgettes, spiralized 3 Spring onions, white and green parts, chopped 1 green or red finger chilli, diced handful of cherry tomatoes, halved ½ avocado, small diced 15g basilContinue reading

Lettuce Boats with Picnic Pots

Lettuce Boats & Picnic Pots

THIS RECIPE IS TAKEN FROM MY NEW EBOOK: STEP INTO SUMMER This is an easy way to pack a luxurious picnic treat. Lovely little tubs of potted crab and crayfish tails and some a light smoked mackerel ‘pate’. You will need three regular jam jars to take this on a picnic, or make in smallContinue reading

Summer Garden Salad

Garden Summer Salad

I love to serve beautiful salads, especially in the summer months when we are blessed with an abundance of resplendent seasonal produce. This wonderful summery salad perfectly demonstrates how a spiralizer can be used to really jazz up salads and other dishes – look how delightfully pretty it is! It is also a fantastic way to pack in anContinue reading

Broad Bean Dip

Broad Bean Dip

Teasing the delicate green bean from it’s tougher grey skin is a great job for small fingers if you have idle children to spare. If you don’t fancy skinning all 500g of beans, try adding some peas to make up the weight, they also work very well in this refreshing summery dip. You’ll Need (serves 3) 500g poddedContinue reading

Asparagus Gaspacho

Asparagus Gaspacho

I love to have a big bowl of chilled gazpacho in my fridge through the warmer months. The core ingredients change as the season progresses as gazpacho is not just reserved for tomatoes – right now it’s all about asparagus. This one is a perfect go-to meal on the run but equally refreshing and zingy to serveContinue reading

Sauerkraut-2

Homemade Sauerkraut

You’ll Need 1 medium organic cabbage, try pointed, white, savoy or red (about 500g) 4 tsp sea salt You will also need: 1 large Kilner jar – sterilized in the dishwasher or very hot water. 1 smaller jam jar (or drinking glass) that fits inside the neck of the bigger jar, sterilized as above AContinue reading

Sprout Slaw

Sprout Slaw

You’ll Need (Serves 2) 200g sprouts, try to find purple ones, very thinly sliced Half a red pepper, cut into fine strips Half a bunch of radishes, thinly sliced 1 tbsp sesame seeds For the Dressing 1 tbsp sesame oil 1 tbsp coconut amino juice of half a lime Step-by-Step Toss the salad in aContinue reading

Kale and Bean Stew

Kale & Bean Soup with Pistachio & Lemon Pisto

This recipe featured in my #EatInSeason series for February: Kale (click here for other delicious kale recipes). This is a clean and simple kale soup that holds its own alone but comes alive with a tangy fresh pistachio and lemon pistou stirred in. You’ll Need (Serves 6) 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 large onion, dicedContinue reading

Kale, Pumpkin, Chickpea

Spiced Chickpea, Kale & Squash (or Pumpkin) Salad

This recipe featured in my #EatInSeason series for February: Kale (click here for other delicious kale recipes). This is a hearty salad, packed with flavour and goodness – it takes a little time to prepare but is a meal in itself. The crunchy parsnip fries on top make it a bit special, but if you’reContinue reading

Crunchy Vegetabel Tabbouleh

Crunchy Vegetable ‘Tabbouleh’ with Coconut Cream & Herb Dressing

I’m not sure how this recipe came about. I think it was a mix of leftovers in my fridge, but somehow it just works. The creaminess of the coconut cream with the crunch of the vegetables and the sharpness of the pesto is really unusual, and a perfect starter to a dinner party. Ingredients For the dressing: 1Continue reading

Chickpea & Aubergine Salad

Chickpea & Aubergine Salad

This salad celebrates the chickpea which is an excellent source of fibre, protein and iron, and perfect for keeping us going on busy days. However,  go easy on pulses – they are still starchy carbohydrates despite their protein content. So bear this in mind if weight loss is your goal. Ingredients (Serves 4 as a side dish, 2 as a main)Continue reading

Turmeric Socca

Turmeric Socca with Cucumber, Pepper & Tahini Salad

Turmeric Socca with Cucumber, Pepper & Tahini Salad Serves 4 // Prep 30 mins // Total time 45 mins   Get ahead You can make the socca up to 2 days ahead, cool and store in an airtight container (but they are best eaten warm). Make the salad a few hours ahead; dress just before serving. YouContinue reading

Spicy Roasted Tomato & Lentil Soup

Autumn Spicy Roasted Tomato & Lentil Soup

Cold salads aren’t doing anything for me since Autumn arrived.  All I want are comforting warming soups and stews.  Of course autumnal produce lends itself perfectly for this kind of cooking so I shall be posting many soups and stews over the coming weeks as I create them in my kitchen. I just don’t knowContinue reading

Autumn Soup

Autumn Survival Carrot & Turmeric Soup

As Autumn has finally taken hold, I’m starting to see clients with snivels and aches already. I get quite passionate about this soup. I remember when I first made it, I felt excited by just how powerful the ingredients are and delighted by just how yummy it is.  I kept making batches every few days andContinue reading

Asian Crayfish Lettuce Cups

Asian Crayfish Lettuce Cups

Asian crayfish lettuce cups Serves 4 generously // Prep 40 mins // Total time 40 mins Get ahead Make up to the end of step 2 a few hours ahead; chill the salad. You will need 4 medium carrots, peeled 1 under-ripe mango, peeled 1 under-ripe papaya, peeled 200g beansprouts 1 x 31g pack coriander, stalks only,Continue reading

Broad Beans

Avocado, Broad Bean & Radish Seed on Toast

Eat in Season – celebrating July’s seasonal veg. This is super quick to put together but it is brilliantly filling, colourful and yummy! Toasted Millet bread by biona spread with olive oil, mashed avocado, peas, broad beans, fresh mint, spring onions & sprinkled with radish seed sprouts optional: add flakes of poached salmon, crab, chicken orContinue reading

Avocado, Apple & Kale Salad

Super Quick Kale, Apple & Avocado

Sometimes the quickest dishes are the best and most satisfying – if you are short on time or rushing out the door, this super quick salad packs a nutritional punch and, best of all, can be made in seconds. This salad is a typical dish for me – clean eating, bursting with nutrients and goodnessContinue reading

Chicken & Pumpkin Soup

Warming Chicken & Pumpkin Soup

Now that it’s properly cold and miserable, all I want to eat is comforting, warm and healing food. So I wanted to share this treasured recipe as it’s currently a fav in my household at the moment. We know that chicken soup is our saviour when we get a cold, but it’s also our protector to preventContinue reading

Salad Dressings

Fancy a Splash of Healthy Dressing Up?

Store-bought vinaigrettes are usually loaded with sugar and preservatives and are an expensive choice. Making your own vinaigrette can be very simple and a far healthier option – I make up enough for a week and store in a jam jar or glass bottle. I also have a small jar that I can take withContinue reading

Quintessential Summer Salad

Quintessential Summer Salad

This is the most refreshing salad – perfect for a hot summer’s day. Ingredients: 50g spinach 50g watercress 60g asparagus tips, lightly steamed for 2 minutes then left to cool 1 avocado, thinly sliced 4 radishes, finely sliced 1 tsp each, chopped – dill, mint, basil and parsley 1 preserved lemon, rinsed and finely choppedContinue reading

Rainbow salad in a jar

How to Make a Rainbow Salad-in-a-jar

This is super easy and so much nicer than a packed lunch. It is my homage to the abundance of fresh produce in the garden at the moment. Ingredients // Serves 2: 1 cucumber, made into noodles using a spiralizer 1 packet feta cheese, crumbled 1 beetroot, washed, peeled and grated, and dressed in lemon juiceContinue reading

Summery Lemony Chicken Salad

Summery Lemon & Herb Warm Chicken Salad

It’s lovely and quick – perfect for a light lunch or evening meal, but still tasty, nutritious and filling.  If you aren’t trying to loose weight, then add in some boiled baby potatoes which have just come into season but really it’s enough just as it is. Don’t overcook the vegetables, they are still meant toContinue reading

Superfood Soup

Superfood Soup

This is one of my favourite ‘go-to’ soups: it bursts with nutrients, is super healthy and surprisingly tasty. I suggest cooking up a good batch so that you have a few extra portions to pop into the freezer (I’m sure, like me, that you have days when there isn’t a great deal of fresh produce to hand; IContinue reading