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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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