Mostly healthy eating!

Simple suppers

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 […]

Chicken in oyster sauce with braised pak choy

Chicken in oyster sauce with braised pak choy

This is another quick and easy supper dish which takes advantage of store cupboard ingredients. A tasty and satisfying meal, ready to serve in around 30 minutes. Enjoy x   Chicken in Oyster Sauce with Braised Pak Choy   Ingredients   4 tbsp oyster sauce 1 […]

Leek and pancetta quiche

Leek and pancetta quiche

We are doing a fair amount of entertaining in the coming weeks and I like to get ahead, enabling me to spend more time with our guests. This is a really tasty quiche which can be made in advance, and popped in the freezer ready […]

Spicy bean wraps

Spicy bean wraps

This is a quick and easy supper dish using store cupboard ingredients. I used to make this with a fajita packet mix but wasn’t overawed by the flavours and I found the resulting texture a bit too powdery. After much experimentation, with different herbs and […]