Mostly healthy eating!

Simple suppers

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 […]

Spicy bean tacos with tomato salsa

Spicy bean tacos with tomato salsa

These zingy, zesty, black bean wraps are a firm family favourite. Quick and easy to make, and any leftovers are great for lunch the following day. Enjoy x   Spicy bean tacos with tomato salsa   Ingredients   1 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, […]

Spaghetti with king prawns, garlic and chilli

Spaghetti with king prawns, garlic and chilli

This is another fast supper dish using only a few ingredients which come together to pack a real punch of flavour. Perfect for a weekday meal when time is precious. Enjoy x   Spaghetti with King Prawns, garlic and Chilli   Ingredients   200g spaghetti […]

Couscous salad with mixed beans, feta cheese and olives

Couscous salad with mixed beans, feta cheese and olives

As the heat wave continues light, tasty food is the order of the day. This recipe is inspired by Greek flavours and includes feta cheese and olives. As both of these ingredients can be quite salty, do check the seasoning carefully before adding extra salt. […]

Chickpea and chorizo salad

Chickpea and chorizo salad

We are having a bit of a heatwave here in the UK with temperatures consistently reaching the high 20s, and this is having a profound effect on my appetite and motivation to get into the kitchen! This chickpea and chorizo dish is light, tasty and […]

Courgette pasta

Courgette pasta

It’s the start of the courgette season and this recipe is for all of you allotment owners. These green gems come thick and fast in the summer and it can be a bit daunting to find new ways of using them. This recipe heroes the […]