Spaghetti alla puttanesca

I thought I needed a dose of oily fish and omega 3 and unfortunately the only thing kicking around in my cupboards was sardines. I’m not their biggest fan so made a big pot of spicy, tangy, juicy puttanesca sauce to hide them in! If you’re a fan of hiding sardines in olives, capers and […]

Oven-roasted sea bass with bulgar wheat

Quite often I need something I can stick in the oven and leave to cook while I jump in the shower and race out the door again. You can pick up little bargains on nice fish and I got a couple of sea bass fillets the other day that are perfect for these foil parcels […]

Pea and prawn risotto

Risotto is one of my favourite things and although not considered very healthy usually, it’s lovely on occasion and doesn’t have to contain handfuls of parmesan (debatable I know..) White rice spikes blood sugar and insulin when consumed on its own, but team it with vegetables and it has much less of an effect. I’ll […]

Gluten free apricot and almond cake

My friend and I decided to club together our store cupboard ingredients (with a few fresh apricots) and make the healthiest cake we could possibly muster. We did still need something that would satisfy our cake craving and go nicely with a cup of tea on a Sunday though! The result was a deliciously moist […]

Gazpacho in the garden

I’ve never really been one for a cold soup but I arrived home at the weekend to this and slurped it in the sunshine – it was just the ticket. Taken from an incredibly old (1976) book of Spanish regional cookery, it is a traditional recipe that you just can’t go wrong with; fresh, quick, […]

The courgetti craze

There’s not much that can beat spaghetti bolognese and my dad makes a cracker. I was sent back to the city with lots of leftover sauce and decided to give courgetti a try to go with it. I’ll admit I was dubious but it went down a treat. You really need one of those julienne […]

Pea, mint and chilli soup with feta

This recipe is from a book called ‘Natural born fillers‘ by Silvana Franco and it is a winner. Unbelievably quick to make and the simple ingredients make it spicy, salty, fresh and sweet all at the same time! And of course, very healthy. Ingredients to serve 4: 1 onion, chopped 1 red chilli, chopped 3 […]

A thoroughly beany affair

Sometimes it’s nice to lose the meat and opt for a hearty veggie meal instead. This 3/4/5 bean chilli gives you all the protein you could need with the added hit of fibre, vitamins and minerals. Chickpeas are particularly rich in magnesium and folate (find out more here) and kidney beans pack a high zinc […]

Hidden grain bites

You’ll never guess what’s in these……couscous! Along with some other goodies, these will really fill you up and keep you going. Great for using up excess easter eggs too! Chia seeds are rich in omegas and protein, filling you up for longer. Add an combination of fruits, nuts and seeds, whatever takes your fancy! 100g […]

Cream-less turkey korma, chapatis and yellow rice

Yellow rice is one of my favourite things. It’s flavoursome and adds a little extra to a curry. I had some last night with a healthier take on korma and some homemade chapatis. For the korma (serves 4): 4 diced turkey breasts 2 or 3 crushed garlic cloves juice of 1/2 lemon 90g greek yoghurt […]