Dippy eggs

Need a quick, light and healthy meal? Or a delicious brunch? Perfect for sharing? Here you go! Nutritious and protein-rich eggs on a bed of homemade tomato sauce, with some (preferably) homemade bread to dip in. Try baking some bread of your own with some of these recipes. Tomato sauce is really rich in the […]

Broad bean and feta frittata

A frittata is the perfect base for pretty much anything you have in the fridge or growing in abundance in the garden. This high protein, fresh and healthy dish is super quick and easy and is great as a leftover lunch. Broad beans are really high in fibre and contain the flavonoid quercetin, beta-carotene, vitamins […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lamb tagine

This lamb tagine is a lovely dish and not that hard to make! I made it for a dinner party and the timings work out well because you can cook it all the night before or morning of. To serve 6 you will need: About 1kg of diced lamb shoulder or leg 2 tbsp butter […]

Mackerel, beetroot and sweet potato

This is an easy, quick and super healthy dish to whip up mid-week. It’s become a regular dish at home when in need of something a bit lighter and is pretty inexpensive. Serves 2: 2 sweet potatoes, cut into small dice 2 crushed garlic cloves 2 pre-cooked medium beetroots 2 sprigs of thyme 2 smoked […]

Wrapping things up

On occasion, it’s nice to go back to basics. Had a wee look at the ingredients in mission deli wraps: Wheat Flour, Water, Vegetable Oils, Humectant (Glycerol), Wheat Fibre (2%), Sugar, Wheat Germ (1%), Emulsifiers (E471, E472e), Salt, Raising Agents (E450, E500, E296), Flavouring, Preservatives (E282, E202), Stabiliser (E466), Flour Treatment Agent (E920). Look at […]