Mostly healthy eating!

Simple suppers

Ratatouille with goats cheese and herb crumble

Ratatouille with goats cheese and herb crumble

I am often asked for non meat options for Sunday lunch and this recipe fits the bill nicely. The ratatouille is full of flavour and the crumble topping makes it feel more wholesome. Serve with the usual roast dinner accompaniments or a nice crisp green […]

Vegetable and bean mole

Vegetable and bean mole

Winter has well and truly arrived and I am craving heartwarming comfort food. This vegetarian mole hits the spot nicely with it’s mild chilli kick, and the dark chocolate adds to the depth of flavour. Serve with rice or baked potatoes, just top with yoghurt, […]

Red lentil tikka masala

Red lentil tikka masala

I love lentils in all their shapes and sizes. I don’t know what it is about them, whether it’s a textural thing or just their slightly nutty flavour, but I try to incorporate them as much as possible into my diet. This spicy curry really […]

Cauliflower and chickpea curry

Cauliflower and chickpea curry

We are now a good couple of weeks into the new year and this is when our resolutions begin to waiver. The weather is cold and grey and it’s too easy to stay indoors and make excuses not to exercise. We crave comfort food and […]

Singapore Noodles

Singapore Noodles

We are kicking off the new year with a quick and easy recipe which is designed for using up bits of leftovers. Although quick to cook, do allow yourself about 15 minutes to get all the ingredients together and prepare all the veg. As with […]

Beef and Guinness stew

Beef and Guinness stew

This is a heartwarming dish, perfect during the autumn and winter months. It’s based on a Jamie Oliver recipe and I often cook it in the slow cooker. I love to come home after a long walk in the countryside, and be greeted with the […]

Mushroom Quesadillas

Mushroom Quesadillas

After all the sweet bakes of recent weeks we are now back on track with a healthy Mexican supper dish. This is a perfect speedy meal for two, or can be served alongside other Mexican dishes. Best accompanied with guacamole and a green salad. Enjoy […]

Crusted bean and pesto bake

Crusted bean and pesto bake

This is a quick and easy bean stew with a delicious crumb, cheese and almond topping, and is perfect for a midweek supper. Any leftovers can be frozen. Enjoy x   Crusted Bean and Pesto Bake.   Ingredients    1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, […]

Roasted butternut squash and blue cheese quiche

Roasted butternut squash and blue cheese quiche

It’s pastry week on The Great British Bake Off and the contestants have really been put through their paces baking samosas, tackling  a particularly challenging technical bake and topping it all off with a show-stopping hand crafted pie. So have we all got our aprons […]

Chicken tagine with lemon, olives and pomegranates

Chicken tagine with lemon, olives and pomegranates

I love trying out new ideas and recipes and really look forward to my BBC Good Food magazine popping through my letterbox each month. I pick it up from my doormat and I am full of anticipation of the new tastes and flavours ahead. This […]