Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato & Carrot Soup

A warming bowl of soup, perfect for those wet, and distinctly unspring-like, April days. Try this delicious and flavoursome bowl of soup, served here with Peter’s Yard crackers, topped with shavings of cheddar cheese & chilli jam. Continue reading “Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato & Carrot Soup”

Homemade Chicken Stock

Your homemade soup will be so much more flavoursome if you can get into the habit of making it with homemade stock. It gives you a great excuse to enjoy a roast chicken on a Sunday – or any other day of the week – and once you know the drill, it’s easy! Continue reading “Homemade Chicken Stock”

Zesty Chicken & Pearl Barley Salad

Spring has sprung so it’s time for slightly lighter suppers with plenty of salad leaves. This zingy chicken salad recipe serves two people, and is full of flavour and colour. The chilli, lime, garlic & ginger combination works nicely with the slightly sweet salad dressing.
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Good Morning Smoothie

An incredibly easy and delicious smoothie to keep you going first thing! Full of goodness, you can whizz this glass of goodness up in under 5 minutes.  Continue reading “Good Morning Smoothie”

Sticky Tuna with Rice Noodles, Stir Fry Vegetables & Avocado

This delicious recipe of Sticky Tuna with Rice Noodles, Stir Fry Vegetables & Avocado makes for a really quick and easy lunch. It’s so simple – you can make this healthy bowl of goodness in under 10 minutes. Prepare it the night before and enjoy it cold at your desk. No fuss, just an amazing lunch to keep you going.
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My Gut Feeling on Fermented Food

Last year I heard the Hemsley sisters speak at their book signing in Edinburgh. They were promoting their  cookbook, Good + Simple. ‘Cooking with love, for someone you love’ was a phrase they used a lot. Their way of eating and living doesn’t cut out ‘all the good stuff’, as many healthy eating regimes demand. They are all about natural, organic, fresh home cooking. You don’t need to be paleo, or even vegetarian, to enjoy their ethos and get stuck in to their recipes. Continue reading “My Gut Feeling on Fermented Food”

The Fluffiest American Pancakes

The hunt has been on going to find the fluffiest American pancakes out there. After many weekends, usually Sunday mornings, of trial and error, making stacks upon stacks of fat pancakes of varying success, I can finally put down the recipes books. I have found the recipe for the lightest, fluffiest most joyful pancakes out there. Continue reading “The Fluffiest American Pancakes”

Seafood Laksa

This is a really colourful and easy mid-week supper. Using seafood, as opposed to chicken or pork, makes this dish really quick to whip up, and the recipe below makes enough for about 3-4 people, so you can enjoy it two nights in a row or for lunch the following day. If you don’t like a lot of spice, simply reduce the amount of red chilli you add, the flavour will still be there. Continue reading “Seafood Laksa”

The Best Christmas Dinner Ever?

Just 15 days ’til Christmas and I have, so far, read a gazillion party canapés recipes, googled the ‘best bread sauce’ three if not four times, and I am now desperately trying to gleam as many tips as I can on how to cook the perfect roast turkey. Don’t even get me started on which flavour of stuffing I should choose… Continue reading “The Best Christmas Dinner Ever?”