Butternut ‘Squashetti’ with Sage & Pine Nuts, Amelia Freer

Butternut ‘Squashetti’ with Sage & Pine Nuts

The classic Italian flavour pairing of butternut squash, sage and pine nuts works so well here, without the need for pasta to bring it all together. The squash becomes your ‘pasta’! This makes a super lunch or light supper. You’ll Need (serves 2) extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, finely chopped large handful fresh sage leaves 1Continue reading

Chicken & Tarragon Casserole, Amelia Freer

Chicken & Tarragon Casserole

This makes me think of my mum – she really rocks a casserole. It’s something I used to be afraid to make, but thank goodness for the slow cooker! It really is a win-win solution. For me, this is pure joy in a bowl, at any time of the year. You’ll Need (serves 4) 1Continue reading

Pumpkin Dahl Soup

Pumpkin Dhal 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

Spicy Roasted Tomato & Lentil Soup

Autumn Spicy Roasted Tomato & Lentil Soup

This is hands down one of my favourite soups and I’ve been making it for years, as many of my clients will attest to as it has become a firm favourite for them, too. The tomatoes are roasted with carrots for over an hour and lend a depth of flavour – a subtle sweetness –Continue reading

12 things on toast, Amelia Freer

My 12 Favourite ‘Things on Toast’

Here is a tasty selection of my 12 favourite ‘things on toast’: perfect for a tasty breakfast, speedy lunch or light supper, too. 12 #thingsontoast Smashed Minty Peas and Prosciutto Olive tapenade, Cherry tomatoes and Feta with Mixed Seeds Oven Roasted Pepper Strips, with Goats’ Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts Poached Trout, Cucumber, Avocado, RadishContinue reading

Amaranth Granola

Crunchy Amaranth Granola

This recipe celebrates naturally gluten-free grains. Amaranth, used by the ancient Aztecs, is a complete protein source boasting eight essential amino acids and a host of other nutrients. It is naturally gluten free – it’s a seed, not a grain. I make a simple porridge with soaked amaranth, cinnamon, a few blueberries and a drizzle ofContinue reading

Apple Crumble

Apple & Plum Crumble with Vanilla Custard

The humble crumble is the perfect way to use autumn fruits, here I’ve used plums here but this works equally well with pears, berries, or which ever fruit you have plenty of. I’ve also made vanilla custard with almond milk, but you could also whip coconut cream with vanilla paste if you are short of time. Serves 6-8 ForContinue reading

Autumn Soup

Autumn Survival Carrot & Turmeric Soup

Any of you with snivels and aches since the strong hold of Autumn has set in? 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 how tasty it is. And the beauty is that there’s so littleContinue reading

Chicken & Pumpkin Soup

Warming Chicken & Pumpkin Soup

Now that the season is well and truly turning and the nights are drawing in, I’m yearning for comforting soups that really celebrate the abundance autumn has to offer. This is a treasured recipe – I’ve been making it for many years and it still remains a favourite at this time of year. We knowContinue reading

Grilled Sardines and Tomatoes, Amelia Freer

Grilled Sardines & Tomatoes with Crunchy Herb Dressing

Sardines are a fantastically rich source of the omega-3 essential fatty acids, EPA & DHA, as well as a wealth of other nutrients, including vitamin D, which is essential to optimum health. The omega-3 fats are essential for healthy skin, but most Western diets are unfortunately deficient, so making sure that you eat plenty ofContinue reading

Oysters 3-Ways

Oysters 3-Ways

This dish is from #EatInSeason: Autumn Inspiration. Oysters are a nutritional powerhouse of minerals, vitamins and other compounds:  one of the best sources of zinc, as well as providing protein, vitamin D, iron, copper, manganese and selenium and are being rich in anti-oxidants, omega-3 and fatty acids. Eating oysters can boost over-all body function and healthContinue reading

Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat Pancakes

This dish is from #EatInSeason: Autumn Inspiration. Buckwheat is a good source of both fibre and protein and a great gluten free flour to make delicious nutty pancakes. I have gently stewed Autumnal blackberries to top mine for a good weekend breakfast or brunch, but try them with savoury toppings too, like an avocado salsa salad or someContinue reading

Fragrant Golden Monkfish Curry & Cauliflower Rice 

Fragrant Golden Monkfish Curry & Cauliflower Rice 

This dish is from #EatInSeason: Autumn Inspiration. This is one of my favourite Indian curries to make, and a great dish for a cosy autumn night in. If monkfish is not available, use any sustainable firm white fish, such as haddock, bream, pollock or hake. It looks complicated and labour intensive, but it is actually a ‘throw it all inContinue reading

Chicken & Bean Stew

Chicken, Kale & Bean Stew 

This dish is from #EatInSeason: Autumn Inspiration. This is the kind of hearty autumnal stew that brings me lovingly into the colder seasons – this one pot meal can feed my house for days and the flavours only seem to improve a day or two after its made (if it were ever to last that long!). If you have homemade chicken stock thisContinue reading

Green Shakshuka

Green Shakshuka

This dish is from #EatInSeason: Autumn Inspiration. The ubiquitous brunch staple of red shakshuka gets a sensational spicy green make over here, with some of my favourite flavours. I’ve used frozen spinach as it works really well but try blanched kale, or swiss chard, especially as autumn turns to winter.  Ingredients / Serves 4  1 tsp caraway seeds  1 tbsp cuminContinue reading

Gluten Free Pizzas

Gluten Free Pizzas

This dish is from #EatInSeason: Autumn Inspiration. Getting a good gluten free pizza base is the holy grail for some of us and I think this one is up there, both crispy and flavoursome. It’s a forgiving dough that can be made a day or so ahead of time and left to mature in the fridge, theContinue 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

Summer Vegetable Frittata

Summer Vegetable Frittata

Prep time: 5 mins // Cook time: 8 mins // Serves 4-6 I think every fridge should have some frittata slices in it. Possibly the easiest and swiftest meal to make, it stores well and is just as tasty cold as when straight out of the oven. It works for any meal of the day and IContinue reading

Salmon with Broad Bean Salsa

Baked Salmon with Broad Bean Salsa

I love the combination of zesty salsas on fish. Here, sweet young broad beans work so well with the simple flavours of herbs and lemon to create a perfect plate for warmer days. You’ll Need (serves 2) 2 fillets of organic salmon coconut or avocado oil, for rubbing 200g of podded broad beans (weight withContinue reading

Wake Me Up Broth by Amelia Freer

Green ‘Wake Me Up’ Broth

Many of my clients recoil at the thought of vegetables at breakfast but this nutrient dense vegetable broth is a beautiful way to start the day, although that’s not to say that you cannot enjoy it at any time for a natural energy burst. Chicken stock, or bone broth, is a hydrating way to get aContinue reading

Herby Green Bread by Amelia Freer

Herby Green Bread

This delicious green bread is more cakey than bready in texture, because it’s gluten-free. It’s really nice toasted for breakfast with a poached egg, but as it will fall apart quite easily (because of the lack of gluten), it won’t toast very well in a toaster. Instead, put it on a baking sheet under theContinue reading

Heritage Tomato Salad by Amelia Freer

Heritage Tomato Salad

Be sure to use the ripest and freshest tomatoes that you can find for optimum flavour and texture. If buying from a supermarket, chose ‘on the vine’ and leave them to really ripen in a bowl for a couple of days. Tomatoes increase our natural melanin production – essential for protecting our skin in the summer months. With addedContinue reading

Lettuce Boats with Picnic Pots

Lettuce Boats & Picnic Pots

This is an easy way to pack a luxurious picnic treat. Lovely little tubs of potted crab and crayfish tails and light smoked mackerel ‘pate’. You will need three regular jam jars to take this on a picnic, or make in small bowls if serving at home. Let your friends make their own lettuce boats.Continue reading

Champagne "pimms' by Amelia Freer

Summer Champagne ‘Pimms’

This is from #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. Best served beautifully chilled, of course, this is a light, eloquent summer cocktail to serve to friends. If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, try sparkling apple or elderflower pressé, both work beautifully. You’l need (makes 6 glasses) Champagne (or Prosecco, if you prefer) ½ cucumber (smaller the better here – if youContinue reading

White Fish, Tomato & Fennel Tray Bake by Amelia Freer

White Fish, Tomato, Fennel & Herb Bake

This dish is from my #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. This is one of my favourite easy fish dishes for the summer-time; the freshness of the herbs and perfectly ripe juicy tomatoes, results in a wonderful tasty liquor. You can use any sustainable white fish: I’ve used pollack, but try brill, monkfish or sea bream. It’s one of those wonderfulContinue reading

Zucchini, Feta, Hazelnut Salad by Amelia Freer

Ribbon Zucchini Salad with Rocket, Feta & Hazelnuts

This dish is from my #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. This is an exquisite summer salad. It is refreshing and moreish – bursting with seasonal freshness and contrasting textures. You’ll Need (serves 4) 3 courgettes pinch of salt zest of 1 lemon 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 100g feta, crumbled 100g Rocket 60g toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped a handful of basilContinue reading

Sharing Steak with Smoky Slaw - Amelia Freer

Sharing Steak with Chimichurri & Smoky Slaw

This dish is from my #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. Surely, no summer is complete without a BBQ to celebrate a barmy summer’s day or evening? This sharing steak, with chimichurri salsa and smoky hot slaw, is a winning combo. If you aren’t familiar with Chimichurri, it is a staple of Argentinean cuisine, most often served with steak, but it also works wellContinue reading

Broad Beans, Feta, Herbs, Egg - Amelia Freer

Egg on Toast, Broad Beans with Herbs & Feta

This dish is from my #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. This dish is a true celebration of summer. Super fresh, fragrant and surprisingly filling, it makes an ideal breakfast or brunch. Broad beans are from the legume family, so are a great source of vitamins and minerals, plus they pack a good protein punch. Just one cup of broad beans will giveContinue reading

Cucumber and herb gazpacho by Amelia Freer

Cucumber & Herb Gazpacho

This dish is from my #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. This is a velvety, iced, super refreshing gazpacho soup packed with antioxidants and goodness. It’s perfect to make ahead – just keep it chilled in the fridge and make sure to give it a good stir before serving. You’ll Need (serves 6) 1 large cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped 100g baby spinach 3Continue reading

Avocodo Papaya Salsa by Amelia Freer

Avocado Papaya Salsa

This zingy, zesty salsa is delicious with chicken or white fish, but is just as lovely on its own – it tastes so fresh and summery – plus it’s packed full of essential vitamins and antioxidants. You’ll Need (serves 4) 1 ripe papaya (or mango) 1 firm avocado 1/2 a small red onion 1 red chilli,Continue reading

Lemon & Coconut Mouse by Amelia Freer

Lemon Coconut Mouse

If you like something a little sweet but appreciate that the processed fat-free yogurts in the supermarket do you no good at all, then try this alternative dessert. Light, fruity and all natural – it’s a mousse to soothe the senses. Perfect for summer entertaining, too. You’ll Need (serves 3-4) 400g tin of coconut milk 3Continue reading

Poached Chicken, Crunchy Vegetables, Herb Dressing by Amelia Freer

Poached Chicken, Crunchy Vegetables & Herb Dressing

I used to be put off by poaching chicken as I feared it was more complicated than my simple fried version. But it’s actually much easier, because while the chicken poaches you can prepare the rest of the food. These days I often poach 3 or 4 chicken breasts at a time, then keep themContinue reading

Super Simple Chicken & Sweet Potato Chips

Simple Chicken & Sweet Potato Chips

This is a quick, easy, adaptable and, to me, the epitome of comfort food – it’s great for adults and kids alike, so makes a perfect family meal. It’s a completely no-fail recipe that certainly isn’t my own invention but is absolutely a staple in my home. You’ll Need (serves 2) 1 chicken breast, cut intoContinue reading

Lentil, Hazelnut and Ginger Salad by Amelia Freer

Lentil, Beetroot & Hazelnut Salad with Ginger Dressing

Nourish you body with this welcoming salad complete with a warming ginger dressing. Lentils provide a fabulous source of protein and the beetroot adds that splash of colour I love so much. You’ll Need (serves 2-3) 250g puy lentils, rinsed 625ml filtered water (see tip) 3 cooked (unpickled) beetroot, cut into small cubes 2 spring onions,Continue reading

Amelia Freer's Beef Curry

Beef Curry

I love to make this curry in my slow cooker but it works just as well in a casserole. It’s easy to make and feels like a really delicious hearty meal – great for sharing with friends and family. You don’t need to have rice or bread with this as there are lots of vegetables, so it’s actually moreContinue reading

Fish Fingers with Broad Beans

Fish Fingers with Broad Beans

Here’s my take on a British classic. Use any variety of fish that takes your fancy. I wanted to get the perfect crunch – obviously without using gluten, but also without using almond and coconut, which has been so overdone. So I was thrilled that this red lentil-based coating gives the perfect texture to theseContinue reading

Mini Carrot Cakes

Mini Carrot Cakes

If I were going to eat cake, it would always be carrot cake. This is a slightly healthier twist on an old-fashioned version, made in miniature sizes so you don’t overindulge. You’ll Need (makes approx. 20 mini cupcakes) 300g almond flour ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 3 teaspoons ground ginger AContinue reading

Minute Steak by Amelia Freer

Minute Steak, Roasted Fennel with Rocket & Caper Dressing

  A lot of people assume that being healthy means that red meat is off the menu. But I’m delighted to say that it’s very much on mine. That said, I am a stickler for ensuring that the meat we eat is of the highest quality and that it is always paired with an abundanceContinue reading

SIMPLE PRAWN, COCONUT AND AUBERGINE CURRY

Simple Prawn, Coconut & Aubergine Curry

Many of us love a curry, and this is my absolute favourite. It’s rich in flavour but won’t leave you in that post-curry slump. I love this because it’s so simple and everything’s made in one pot – perfect to share or enjoy alone, and I don’t think it needs any rice! You’ll Need (ServesContinue reading

Poached Fish with Spinach by Amelia Freer

Poached Fish with Spinach in a Chilli-Tomato Sauce

I like this one because it’s a one-pan dish – you will need a pan with a lid. You can use a can of tomatoes instead of using passata if you wish. When it comes to buying passata, there are lots of varieties available, some of which have additives, so it’s worth reading the label. AlwaysContinue reading

Recipe Thai Salmon

Poached Thai Salmon & Pak Choi

Recipe taken from my book Cook. Nourish. Glow. This is a fail safe meal for any time of day. Make up lots in advance and eat it whenever you need something tasty, delicious and filling. 1tbsp coconut oil 2 shallots, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or grated 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled andContinue reading

Super Green Soup

Green Soup & Cashew Cream

Recipe taken from my book Cook. Nourish. Glow. This simple soup really is a celebration of all things green. Courgettes, kale and leeks also work well, along with any other greens from the fridge that need using up. The cashew cream pays a lovely trick on your taste buds. You’ll Need (serves 2) 1tbsp olive oil 1Continue reading

Sweet Potato Cakes

Sweet Potato Cakes, Tiger Prawns & Ginger-Saffron Yogurt

Recipe taken from Cook. Nourish. Glow. I love a sweet potato cake. When I came up with this recipe, I was thinking along the lines of potato croquettes, as they are such a comforting food. Sweet potatoes have a great colour and they are more nutritious than potatoes. This recipe is lovely to have asContinue reading

Pissaladière

Gluten Free Although the weather isn’t always kind to us in Britain, an easy way to evoke the sunnier climes of southern France is through this traditional French recipe. Rather than a classic dough, my version is entirely gluten-free and won’t leave you feeling bloated or lethargic. Light and fresh, it’s delicious served with aContinue reading

Grilled Asparagus with fish

Grilled Asparagus with Fish

You’ll Need (per person) 1 medium sea bass or sea bream 250-280g half a bunch of chunky British asparagus good olive oil 1 lemon salt and pepper Step-By-Step 1. Pre heat your grill to hot, around 220 and place an oven rack on the highest shelf. Grease a baking try or line with tin foil.Continue reading

Asparagus & Crab Tarts

Asparagus & Crab Tarts

A grain or gluten free life doesn’t have to mean no pastry. These delicious asparagus tarts require a little effort to make but they are a luxurious lunch or starter with a simple salad. Pastry (makes 6 tarts) 250g almond flour 1/2 tsp fine salt 125g coconut oil, hard not melted 1 egg 5-6 tbspContinue reading

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

Wild Salmon Parcels

Wild Salmon Parcels with Asian-Style Salad

Recipe taken from my new book Nourish & Glow: The 10-Day Plan (page 170-171). Making fish parcels is such a lovely, easy way to cook fish without the risk of it becoming dry. I make mine by lining the inside of some foil with baking parchment, as I personally don’t like to cook directly on to foilContinue reading

Chicken Drumsticks

Crispy Chicken Drumsticks with Fragrant Coleslaw

Recipe taken from my book Cook. Nourish. Glow. (2016) page 304-305, Everyday Food chapter. This is another recipe I created for for anyone with a  penchant for fried chicken. It’s wonderfully crunchy on the outside, juicy on the inside and full of flavour: exactly what you want from fried chicken. Ingredients (Serves 4) 8 chicken drumsticks coconut oil lemon wedges,Continue reading

Banana Ice Cream

Nutty Banana Nice Cream

Recipe taken from my new book Nourish & Glow: The 10-Day Plan (page 227). If you are not yet familiar with using bananas to make ‘ice-cream’, you are in for a real treat. Their texture once frozen and blended is like the most delicious, creamy sweet ice-cream you’ve ever tasted. The addition of nut butter here addsContinue reading

Passion Fruit Crumble

Passion Fruit ‘Crumble’

Recipe taken from my book Cook. Nourish. Glow. (2016) from the Entertaining chapter.  This is such a sweet little pudding. As you know, I’m not one for sweet treats but this is a little pop of yumminess – perfect for dinner parties, and it won’t leave your guests rolling around on the floor with indigestion. Ingredients 150g raspberries 1 teaspoonContinue reading

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers with Chilli (v)

Recipe taken from my new book Nourish & Glow: The 10-Day Plan (page 262). This hearty and warming vegan chilli filling is a great recipe to have up your sleeve for those nights when you need a warming, healthy meal. It works well as a stand-alone dish too – just load up a bowl and add aContinue reading

Rhubarb and Custard

Rhubarb & Custard Tart

Rhubarb and custard: it has to be one of the most nostalgic flavours of childhood, it certainly is for me. This tart gives a happy (but healthier) nod to the classic pudding. Did you know that rhubarb is actually a vegetable, not a fruit? It’s rich in several B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K, and is a superb sourceContinue reading

Slow Cooked Lamb

Slow Cooked Leg of Lamb with Creamy Cannellini Beans

If you are looking for inspiration for Easter, look no further as this is a winning lunch to share with family and friends. This is a super way to cook a leg of lamb as the meat will literally fall off the bones when you come to carve it. You’ll notice that I’ve added anchovies  – these will dissolveContinue 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

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

Crab comes into season in April here in the UK and partners superbly well with veg also in season, like asparagus, watercress and spring onions. These gluten free crab cakes are my light, delicately tasty take on the American classic. Serve simply with a salad and homemade mayo (so much nicer than the commercially available ones and wellContinue reading

Egg Soldiers

Egg with Veg Soldiers

Often I find the simplest of meals to be the most rewarding and I especially love dishes that can be easily adapted to bring the rainbow of seasonal veg to our plates. This is one of those quick dishes: egg and soldiers with a twist. Here, I have swapped in traditional toasted soldiers for fresh seasonal veg to create aContinue reading

Watercress Spring Tart

Watercress, Pea & Asparagus Herb Spring Tart

The wheat alternative crispy crust on this dairy and gluten-free tart provides the perfect ‘vessel’ for piling in wonderful seasonal, green produce. It literally sings spring. Ingredients Serves 6 For the Crust 100g gluten free oats 60g almond flour or ground almonds 60g brown rice flour ½ tsp salt flakes 1 egg yolk 3 tbsp meltedContinue reading

Spiced Mackerel

Smokey Devilled Mackerel

This recipe accompanies my article on Oily Fish which features in my What’s the Evidence? series. You’ll Need (Serves 2) 2 whole mackerel 240 – 260g, gutted and cleaned For the spice rub 1 tbsp coconut or light olive oil 1 tsp cayenne or chilli powder 1 tsp hot paprika 2 tsp English mustard ½ tsp ground gingerContinue reading

Sardines with Spiced Potatoes

Sardines, Spiced Potatoes & Poached Egg

This recipe accompanies my article on Oily Fish which features in my What’s the Evidence? series. This is a powerhouse of goodness and energy for a weekend brunch. Delicately curried potatoes pair deliciously with tinned sardines. This is a great store cupboard dish and a tasty alternative to sardines on toast! You’ll Need (Serves 2 for brunch) 1Continue reading

Baked Trout

Baked Trout

This recipe accompanies my article on Oily Fish which features in my What’s the Evidence? series. You’ll Need (Serves 2) 1 medium trout 450g, gutted and cleaned 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and sliced 3 medium tomatoes, sliced 1 lemon, sliced 2 medium red onion, sliced 5 sprigs of fresh thyme 2 clove garlic, grated or crushed oliveContinue reading

Greek Steamed Greens

Horta (Greek Steamed Greens)

This recipe accompanies my article Detox: Fact or fiction? which features in my What’s the Evidence? series. In Greece the dish ‘horta’ is simply cooked wild greens seasoned with lemon juice and olive oil, usually eaten cold as a side dish. It works wonderfully with the produce we find at the greengrocers too, so do use what is inContinue 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

Trout & Salsa Verde

Steamed Trout, Salsa Verde & Courgetti

This recipe accompanies my article Detox: Fact or fiction? which features in my What’s the Evidence? series. You’ll Need (Serves 2) 2 trout fillets, about 200g – 250g 2 courgettes, spiralized Brazil nut salsa verde 8 brazil nuts, roughly chopped 1 ½ tbsp capers, rinsed and drained 1 small garlic clove, crushed 10g mint, finely chopped 20g basil,Continue reading

Coconut Pancakes

These are really good pancakes; they crisp nicely on the outside but are very fluffy and soft on the inside. I’ve added blueberries and coconut as they work so well together here, but do swap these for your own favourite combo. This recipe appears on page 220-1 of  Cook. Nourish. Glow. (spot the typo though –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

Brown Rice Donburi

Brown Rice Donburi Bowl

This is my own healthy version of Donburi, a traditional Japanese “rice bowl dish”, enjoyed by many in Japan as a staple dish. It consists of a delicious steaming bowl of rice served with one or two portions of protein: egg, fish, meat or vegetables. Donburi has many interpretations, so use your own choice of proteinContinue reading

Smörgåsbord Platter

Taken from Healthy Christmas Leftovers This festive Smörgåsbord Platter has to be the most exquisite way to serve a crowd a feast of colour, flavour and goodness, plus it’s the perfect way to use up leftovers and short-lived fresh produce over the Christmas holiday. No matter how well I’ve planned or how good my intentions, there will always be surplus foodContinue 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

Turkey Pate

Zingy Turkey Pâté

Recipe taken from Healthy Christmas Leftovers I love to make little pots of pâté to dip crunchy crudités into, or to spoon generously onto little gem lettuce boats. Here, Ieftover Christmas turkey lends itself to one of my favourite types of pâté; packed full of healthy fats and protein, this makes a super light lunch after the richnessContinue reading

Vegetable Fritters

Vegetable Fritters

Recipe taken from Healthy Christmas Leftovers I’m a huge fan of fritters: they are packed full of goodness and taste; make the ideal quick, lazy breakfast/brunch; and are the perfect choice for reincarnating leftover veg. I love to top them with poached eggs or a pile of smoked salmon teamed with a handful of baby leaf spinach or rocket. I’ve used sprouts, peas,Continue reading

Gluten Free Carrot & Caraway Bread

Carrot & Caraway Gluten-Free Bread

Recipe taken from Healthy Christmas Leftovers This is a sumptuous and festive loaf, perfect for Christmas platters and sharing with family and friends. It keeps really well if you want to make it ahead of time. Makes 1 Tin Loaf 100g gluten free brown bread flour 7g fast action yeast 200ml warm water 400g glutenContinue reading

Turkey Quiche

Turkey, Carrot & Parsnip Quiche

Recipe taken from Healthy Christmas Leftovers This alternative oat and potato crust which I’ve used for this festive quiche maybe unusual, but its flavour and texture lend a brilliant twist. I have used leftover carrots and parsnips here, but swap in other veg such as Brussel sprouts, leeks, or squash – whatever you have to hand to boost goodnessContinue reading

Shakshuka

Shakshuka Using Leftover Vegetables

Recipe taken from Healthy Christmas Leftovers The smoky heat of a shakshuka works wonderfully with leftover vegetables thrown into the sauce. Here (given the festive time of year), I used leftover chestnuts, crunchy red cabbage, peas and leeks, but do experiment and use what you have to hand. If you are cooking for a crowd, youContinue reading

Festive Mince Pies

Quick & Easy Gluten-free Mince Pies

Prep 30 mins, plus 30 mins to chill // Cook 20 mins I’m not a fan of baking or making desserts, cakes, treats or sweets (even if they have a healthier form of sugar in them) as they are still going to disrupt our blood sugar levels. The abundance of sweet foods on offer over Christmas can so easily dent our willpower andContinue reading

Festive Red Cabbage

Braised Red Cabbage with Apple & Pecan

Here is a long-time festive favourite of mine – honestly, I could eat it any day of the year – it’s super simple to cook and authentically festive and delicious. This would make a brilliant rainbow addition to your Christmas lunch or any other meal this December. And best of all, it can be preparedContinue reading

Choco Moulds

Homemade Chocolates

Grab yourself some sweet little moulds and create these super easy homemade chocolates. Or grease some spoons for a really creative way of serving to guests – see below. 125g cacao butter 50g cacao powder 50g coconut nectar Melt the cacao butter in a bowl over simmering water, remove from the heat and sieve inContinue reading

Hazelnut Chocolate Salted Caramels

Hazelnut Chocolate Salted Caramels

When the temptation to indulge on chocolate-y treats come thick and fast (it happens to us all!), here’s my delicious (not too naughty) hazelnut chocolate salted caramels. These are decadent and truly delectable. Makes 12 caramels Prep time: 15-20 minutes Soak time: 20 minutes Freeze time: 3 hours Ingredients: 14 small medjool dates, pitted 75ml coconutContinue reading

Smoked Salmon & Buckwheat Toast Canapé

This is what I’ll be eating on Christmas morning – I love to start Christmas day with smoked salmon (its something of a tradition for me), so I’ll be making this for all my family this year. This can also be a great appetiser during the festive season. Smoked Salmon is a source of proteinContinue reading

Choco Brownies

Chewy Chocolate, Almond & Cranberry Brownies

Ingredients: 140g raw almond butter or nut butter of choice 2 tbsp chia seeds 5 tbsp cold filtered water 1/2 tsp ground pink Himalayan salt 1/2 tsp gluten-free bicarbonate of soda 65g coconut palm sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or extract 3 tbsp dried cranberries (optional) 125g organic dark chocolate (at least 70%), cut into small chunks Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 140ÅãC/275ÅãF/Gas mark 1. Line aContinue reading

Quinoa Nut Roast

Festive Quinoa Nut Roast with Cranberries

I had never made a nut roast before but, ‘oh my’, I am delighted with this one. I don’t often eat quinoa but I know so many of you love it and it works perfectly here, together with the pistachios, hazelnuts, cranberries and butternut squash. It does take a little prep, but it’s worth it. Plus, it oozesContinue reading

Martini

Spiced Blood Orange Martini

Blood oranges come into season just in time for festive fun (blink and you may miss them as they are only briefly available in the UK). I love them and so always get excited to include them in my dishes. And in drinks, too, for their blush red colour – this means a Blood Orange Martini, of course! AnyContinue reading

Chocolate & Orange Chia Pudding

Prep time: 5 minutes // Standing time: 30 minutes // Serves 2 Chia is a magical little seed: a nutritional powerhouse; bursting with omega-3 fatty acids; vitamins, antioxidants, fibre, calcium and protein; and ticks all of the boxes for such a tiny, ancient seed! They are easily absorbed by the body and make an ideal protein source toContinue reading

Cashew Cheese Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts Cashew Cheese

You’ll Need (Serves 4 – 6 as a side dish) 450g brussels sprouts 180g cashew nuts soaked for 3 hours & drained 400ml water I garlic clove Juice of half a lemon Grating of nutmeg 1 tbsp nutritional yeast Step-by-Step Preheat oven to 200/180 fan. Blanch or steam the sprouts for 3 minutes, drain andContinue reading

Chocolate Mouse

Healthy Chocolate Mousse

If you are looking for a gluten-free, dairy-free pud to wow your guests, look no further. These are so quick to make and yet taste complex, luxurious and like a naughty treat. A perfect healthy take on a classic so you and your guests can enjoy a treat without any of the worries… You’ll Need: 100 mlContinue 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

Squash, Mushroom, Chard Lasagna

Squash, Mushroom & Swiss Chard ‘Lasagna’

This recipe is taken from Healthy Comfort Dishes. I have always found both the preparation and eating of a bubbling tray of lasagna a comforting activity. There is something about all those different stages of preparation and their tantalizing smells as I potter about the kitchen, carefully stacking layer upon layer. If I have timeContinue reading

Simple Ratatouille

Simple Ratatouille

This recipe is taken from Healthy Comfort Dishes. Ratatouille is not just for high summer. In fact, I almost prefer it as the weather starts to turn a little more blustery, as the flavours bring warmer day memories flooding right back. It is also a great Sunday ‘cook-up’ dish to prepare in advance for theContinue reading

Slow Cooked Mexican Beef

Slow Cooked Mexican Beef

This recipe is taken from Healthy Comfort Dishes. The slow cooker is the busy person’s best friend at this time of year. It only takes me a few minutes to get this in the pot, where I can then just leave it to do it’s magic, before coming back at the end of the dayContinue reading

Puy Lentil Stew

Puy Lentil Stew

This recipe is taken from Healthy Comfort Dishes. I think a few of us have been put off the idea of lentils, considering them to be a bit boring and bland. I beg to differ for they are, in fact, hugely versatile and healthy – best of all, they are the perfect base for soaking up delicious, seasonal flavours. ThisContinue reading

Spicy Meatballs

Spicy Meatballs in Sauce on ‘Squashetti’

This recipe is taken from Healthy Comfort Dishes. Autumn Yumminess: These spiced meatballs in a fragrant sauce really warm you up from the inside as the days draw in. It’s also a great dish for sharing (especially with children, if you leave out the chilli). I like to make my ‘spaghetti’ using squash, as there areContinue reading

Beetroot, Rosemary and Walnut Soda Bread (Gluten Free)

Beetroot, Rosemary and Walnut Soda Bread (Gluten-free)

This is a really unusual way to boost your beetroot intake, plus there is nothing more joyful to see than a pink loaf of bread. Serve with a tasty soup or toasted for breakfast under a poached egg, this is a wonderful addition to your week. Dry ingredients: 250g gluten-free white flour 250g gluten-free brown bread flour 1½Continue reading

Beetroot & Squash Salad with a Hazelnut Dressing

Beetroot & Squash Salad with a Hazelnut Dressing

You’ll Need (Serves 2) ½ a squash, cut into half-moon slices a little coconut oil 3-4 medium beetroot scrubbed and cut into wedges 70 g feta, crumbled 50g rocket or salad leaves For the hazelnut dressing handful (50g) of toasted hazlenuts small bunch (20g) parsley, finely chopped zest of 1 lemon juice of ½ aContinue reading

Beetroot & GInger Smoothy

Beetroot Smothie

I love to balance the earthy taste of beetroot partnered with something zingy like ginger. The addition of almond milk brings some morning protein and it really is the most spectacular colour!  You’ll need: ½ a medium raw beetroot, scrubbed not peeled ½ an apple, cored ½ a medium carrot, scrubbed not peeled 1cm piece (5g) ginger 150-200mlContinue reading

Spiced Apple Sauce

Spiced Apple Sauce

This is a versatile sauce, equally delicious with yoghurt and granola for breakfast as it is with succulent pork or duck. Make a large batch if you have a glut of apples and freeze in small tubs. Makes 7 portions 8 Apples, cored, peeled and chopped 1 cinnamon stick 1 star anise 3 tbsp raisinsContinue 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

Raspberry Muffins

Raspberry & Lemon Muffins

These muffins are so easy to make and the lemon makes them feel light and fresh. I’ll often whip up a batch for impromptu visitors. Enjoy these with a cup of delicious green tea. You’ll Need (makes 12) 250g rasberries 160g ground almonds 120g teff flour (available online from stores such as Sainsbury’s or Ocado,Continue 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

Tuna on Courgetti

Tuna on Sprialized Courgetti

I used to love tuna pasta salad and spaghetti with tuna and tomato was a regular meal for me years ago. This is a much lighter, healthier and tastier version. As well as courgettes, you could also use squash or other vegetables paired with favourite sauces. This recipe works just as well with smoked mackerel, poached salmon or chicken. You’llContinue reading

Root Vegetable Crisps

Homemade Root Vegetable Crisps, Herb Salt

These homemade root vegetable crisps are easy to make and cost the fraction of the price of commercial alternatives which are so often drenched in sunflower oil or similar. They are perfect to serve when entertaining as a healthier, more nutritious and colourful alternative to shop bought crips or snacks. Children, especially, will enjoy their sweetness and bright colour.  Root Vegetable Crisps withContinue reading

Asian Chicken Pot Noodle

Asian Chicken Pot Noodle

This is a fun way to make a healthier version of the often not-so-healthy pot noodle. These are great to take with you on trips or when you need to have a quick, portable lunch, so long as you can get access to some hot water to add. It’s a wonderfully healthy and quick way to enjoy aContinue reading

Pakoras

Vegetable Pakoras

These vegetable pakoras are my healthier take on the Indian favourite. They are delicious and so easy, although I confess a little bit messy to make! Worth the effort, though. I love to serve these at parties with a spicy chutney. You’ll Need (makes 10) 175g gram flour (chickpea flour) ¼ tsp chilli powder ½Continue reading

Vegetable Quiches

Vegetable Soufflé with Parsley, Sage & Rosemary

This is a fun way to use your spiralized vegetables; I think they look so pretty this way and help to keep the soufflé light and fluffy. Don’t be put off by the name ‘soufflé’ as this is just my simplified version and much easier to make. These are great to serve at breakfast, or they workContinue reading

Healthy Rhubarb Fool

Healthy Rhubarb Fool

You will need (serves 4-5) 6 rhubarb sticks  4 large oranges, juiced 2cm cube fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1 tbsp coconut sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or use a vanilla pod (optional) To serve: coconut yoghurt  optional: torn mint leaves Method: Heat oven to 170 c Top and tail the rhubarb and cut intoContinue reading

Warm Spring Medley

Warm Spring Medley

The ingredient list here could easily read ‘any green spring vegetables that your garden or greengrocer has to offer’, so use it as a base and try other greens like globe artichokes, chicory, baby spinach, or little gem hearts. You’ll Need (serves 4-6) 2 tbsp good olive oil 1 large onion, sliced 2 small heads of fennelContinue 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

Lamb & Cauliflower bugers

Cauliflower Steaks & Beef Burgers

This is an easy way to make a handsome burger base out of cauliflower. They are great with these beef burgers but if that’s not your thing try my Green Burgers (Cook. Nourish. Glow. page 306-7), or simply have on its own with your favourite salad. You’ll Need (Serves 4) For the Cauliflower Steak 3Continue reading

Cauliflower Miso Dip

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini & Miso Dipping Sauce

This recipe is from my #EatInSeason series on my blog – April is for cauliflower. You’ll Need 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1 cauliflower 3 tbsp tahini 1 tbsp miso 1tsp coconut nectar or honey 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1-3 tbsp water Step-by-Step Pre heat oven to 200 fan. Break the cauliflower into floretsContinue reading

Z'atar Lamb & Cauliflower

Spiced ‘Z’atar’ Lamb & Cauliflower Bowl

This is my take on a traditional Middle Eastern dish, usually served on hummus but cauliflower blended with tahini makes the perfect rich creamy base for this spiced Z’atar lamb. Serve on one large sharing platter, or in individual shallow bowls. I top mine with a chopped salsa for freshness, but this works equally wellContinue reading

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

Prawn, Sesame, Ginger Gyoza

Prawn, Sesame & Ginger ‘Gyoza’ in Cabbage Wrapper

You’ll Need (makes 12-15 rolls) 1 Chinese Leaf, Savoy or pointed cabbage. 150g turkey mince 150g raw fresh tiger prawns, diced 2 spring onions, finely sliced 2cm of ginger peeled & grated 2 tbsp chives, finely chopped 1 tbsp sesame oil 1 tsp coconut amino pinch of chilli flakes (optional) ½ tsp salt ¼ tspContinue reading

Indian Coconut Cabbage

Indian Coconut Cabbage

You’ll Need (Serves 2-3) 1-2 tbsp coconut oil 1 tsp mustard seeds ½ tsp cumin seeds ½ tsp coriander seeds ¼ tsp tumeric 1 pointed spring or Savoy cabbage, core removed & sliced 1 red chilli, thinly sliced 3 tbsp desiccated coconut juice of 1 lime Step-by-Step Heat the oil in a large frying pan orContinue 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 & Mushroom Muffins

This recipe is featured in my #EatInSeason: Kale (click here for other delicious kale recipes). They are so easy to whizz up and they make the perfect brunch to serve to friends and guests. You’ll Need (Serves 2) 120g kale 150 chestnut mushrooms, sliced 5 tbsp coconut oil 3 clove garlic, crushed a few sprigsContinue 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

St Valentine Oysters

St Valentine’s Oysters (Pomegranate Mignonette)

In honour of the oyster, here is a little St Valentine inspired recipe: Ensure you buy the freshest oysters you can find (native oysters – those grown locally to our shores here in the UK – are by far the tastiest and we should all do our bit to support small fisheries). The shell should be firmly closed,Continue reading

Nut and Seed Granola

Crunchy Nut & Seed Granola

I’m really not a fan of cereal, but for those of you that like to start your day with a little bit of crunch, this is for you. Full of healthy fats and rich in nutrients, this will help to keep you full as well as providing an energy boost. Suitable for any time of the day.Continue 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

Spiced Prawns with Spinach & Cocount

Spiced Prawns with Spinach & Coconut

I love prawns because they’re so versatile and quick to cook. This is a really simple meal that you can rustle up in minutes. But, as is always key with any quick meal, don’t skimp on the flavour. Here I’ve given you a lovely mix of spices that will satisfy your taste buds. Ingredients (Serves 2) 300gContinue 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

Kale & Almond Pesto

Kale & Almond Pesto

The traditional ingredients for a pesto recipe (originally from northern Italy) are basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, lemon and olive oil, which are mixed together either using a pestle and mortar or a blender until you get a smooth, slightly ‘bitty’ texture. To keep my pesto dairy-free I leave out the Parmesan, and I replace the pine nutsContinue reading

Individual Fish Pies

Individual Fish Pies

Many people might not expect to find fish pie in the Happy Tummy section of my book Cook. Nourish. Glow. While I admit it’s not as rich as the cream-and-cheese-laden standard fish pie, this is by no means a poor man’s version. This is a satisfying, hearty dish that abides by all of the low-FODMAP rules. Ingredients (Serves 4)Continue reading

Christmas Chicken Skewers

Chicken Skewer Canapés with an Almond & Lime Satay

When I’m entertaining I often skip a first course and just serve great canapés as a starter. I find that most people don’t wish to overeat these days and so while I hope no one leaves my home hungry, I also hope they don’t leave feeling full, bloated and full of regret for over eating.Continue reading

Baked Apples

Baked Apples with Almond Cream

Baked Apples // Serves 6 (with 2 left over for breakfast) You will need For the apples 8 apples 80g walnuts, soaked overnight. 50g raisins 1 ½ tsp cinnamon a good grating of nutmeg 1 tbsp honey For the almond cream 80 almonds, soaked overnight 150 ml coconut milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp honeyContinue reading

Celeriac Rosti

Celeriac Rostis

My garden has become a bit of a ghost town over the last few weeks. We have been turning the soil and clearing the patches ready to start planting as we patiently await Spring! For now, I have mostly root vegetables left and still a healthy pack of winter squashes which I am slowly working myContinue reading

Harrisa Chickpea

Crunchy Harissa Chickpeas

In my pre-nutritionist days I was a crisp addict – they were a hard habit to break and still to this day despite my knowledge of their damage to my arteries, weight & skin, I battle to walk away from them if they are within reach! I love something crunchy.  A couple of years agoContinue reading

Autumnal Turkey & Pumpkin Chilli (perfect comfort food)

This is a wonderful, autumnal dish – perfect comfort food for these darker, colder evening. I first tried a version of this dish on a trip to the US and it has become a firm favourite in my household ever since. It’s perfect for making in large batches and freezing into smaller portions to defrostContinue 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

Veggie balls with ‘courgetti’

Veggie balls with ‘courgetti’ and tomato and basil sauce

I was delighted to have been given the Guest Chef spot for Sainsbury’s last June for which I created 13 new recipes. This recipe is a great substitute for a pasta or rice dish – the spaghetti here is made with courgettes using a spiralizer – one of my favourite kitchen aids. Serves 4 // Prep 40 minsContinue reading

Quinoa Porridge

Warming Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa is a seed, not a grain. It’s not something that I eat a lot of, but it does make a lovely breakfast porridge and a great alternative to oats. It’s naturally gluten free and rich in nutrients and protein so it’s a better choice than plain oats. It’s also really versatile so play around with the flavours. I findContinue reading

Chia Power Porridge

Chia Breakfast Bowl

I decided a few years ago to ‘go against the grain’. Finding good breakfast options was a challenge, it’s by far the hardest meal of the day to make gluten-free. Enter the sexy little chia seed – with more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon, a wealth of antioxidants and minerals, a complete source of proteinContinue 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

Pineapple Smoothie

Turmeric & Pineapple Smoothie

Breakfast is often a challenge for many. We have been programmed to believe that sugar-coated wheat flakes are normal to eat at this time of the day, as they are quick and taste nice. Well, a breakfast smoothie is often a winner for most. Now, I know that pineapple and mango aren’t seasonal fruits in the UK, but combined withContinue 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! mashed avocado, peas, broad beans, fresh mint, spring onions & sprinkled with radish seed sprouts Serve on toasted bread (I used toasted Millet bread by Biona which I spread with olive oil), optional: add flakesContinue 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

Lamb Burger

Lamb Burgers in a Lettuce or Portabello Bun

Prep time: 10 mins // Cooking time: 10 mins // Serves 4 When I first started to eat more healthily, I was under the assumption that comfort food such as a burger was out for good. But that’s just not the case. All burgers are not created equally and if you can get your head aroundContinue reading

Egg muffins

Egg ‘Muffins’

I’ve always been a fan of frittatas and have often encouraged clients with busy households to make up frittata slices to keep in the fridge for quick snacks or meals.  But a frattata is of course a natural at breakfast and making mini ones using muffin trays is ideal.  I didn’t create this concept, IContinue 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

The Hangover Sandwich

The Hangover Sandwich

It would be unrealistic not to enjoy the odd overindulgence. We’ve all suffered from the morning after effects of too much alcohol but instead of the usual English fry-up or pain au chocolate to ease the pain, why not be a little savvier with your choice of recovery food by avoiding the evil clutches of the sugar and carb spiral?Continue 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

Salmon Kebab

Salmon & Fennel Kebabs

These kebabs are super simple and full of colour – delicious on their own or with a fresh green salad. They make they make an ideal healthy barbecue option and would works just as well with prawns, chicken or any fish. Ingredients // Serves 2-4: 2 wild salmon fillets (or fish of choice) 1 fennel bulb 1 lemon, washedContinue 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

Hake in a Bag

Simple Hake in a Bag with Zucchini Ribbons

Brilliantly fresh and packed full of colourful goodness, this is a no-fuss, super easy dish – best of all, there’s barely any washing up!  Ingredients: 2 fillets of hake spinach yellow or green courgette / zucchini ribbons (made with a spiralizer) spring onions chilli basil parsley lime olive oil lemon juice salt & pepper Method: Wrap itContinue reading

Green Breakfast Smoothie

Green Breakfast Smoothie

Green Breakfast Smoothie Serves 4 generously // Prep 20 mins // Total time 20 mins Get ahead Make the smoothie up to a day ahead, keep chilled and stir thoroughly before serving. You will need 1 head of romaine lettuce, roughly chopped 1 cucumber (peeled, if not organic), trimmed and roughly chopped a handful of young-leaf spinachContinue reading

Chia Strawberry Shake

Strawberry Chia Shake

Strawberry Chia Shake Serves 4 // Prep 15 mins // Total time 25 mins You will need: 5 tbsp chia seeds 400ml almond milk 1 tsp vanilla extract or paste 1 tsp ground cinnamon 12 strawberries a few mint leaves, plus extra to finish 1 x 250g carton coconut cream Step by Step 1. Put the chiaContinue reading

Creamy Crab

Creamy Crab ‘Linguine’

This is a brilliant (and far more delicious) alternative to pasta. The courgette/zucchini linguine is made using a spiralizer, but you can easily substitute this with a vegetable peeler. It’s perfect for spring as we start to crave lighter, fresher meals. I love this recipe and serve it often to friends as a light lunch or supper. Serves 2 (generously)Continue reading

Fish & Spinach Curry

Fish and spinach curry with cauliflower ‘rice’ and pistachios

So many of you have been asking for more recipes from me for a while now – I have heard you loud and clear! I’m delighted to have been given the Guest Chef spot for Sainsbury’s this month, so I’m ever-so-happy to be able to share 13 brand new recipes with you in the June edition ofContinue 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

Chicken Nuggets with Mango & Avocado Salsa

Chicken Nuggets with Mango & Avocado Salsa

Here’s a recipe for the whole family – it’s a much healthier (and dare I say, tastier!) version of chicken nuggets. Throw in a good measure of childhood nostalgia and enjoy. Prep time: 10 minutes // Chill time: 30 minutes // Cook time: 15 minutes Ingredients (serves 2-3): 2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes 250ml coconut milkContinue reading

Green Juice on a Rainy Morning

Many of us skip breakfast using lack of time or not feeling hungry as an excuse and opting just for a coffee instead. While I don’t think everyone needs to eat breakfast, they need to have good habits and structure before they remove this meal – it’s no good skipping breakfast if you end up bingeing on sugar and carbsContinue reading

Chickpea and Pumpkin Curry

Warming Chickpea & Pumpkin Curry

A little word about chickpeas – they are a starchy carbohydrate but they do contain protein –  best to eat in moderation. They are a brilliant substitute for meat, as demonstrated here in this filling meal. The dish also includes pumpkin and sweet potato so eat as it is, there’s no need to add rice or otherContinue reading

Superfood Soup

Green 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