Recipes

Fish and spinach pie

Fish pie is one of my favourite go to dishes for a filling, tasty, easy dinner. I always add a thick layer of greens to the base; spinach, kale and cavolo nero are all great options. To keep it healthy, I don’t overload with sauce. Get good fresh chunky pieces of fish...

Leek and hake bake

Cooking fish in sauce makes it deliciously moist and flavoursome – it’s a little like a fish pie without a lid! You don’t need to use hake, any white fish or salmon will work well, or you could even use a mix of fish chunks. Leeks become lovely and sweet when cooked...

Squash and hazelnut crumble

This is a fantastic and very easy, vegetarian main or side; I’ve even made it as an addition for Christmas dinner in the past and it always disappears rather quickly! You can use any squash - all are full of sweetness and Vitamin C, or swap in any root vegetables. You...

Mushroom and black bean pie

You can’t beat a good pie on a wintry day and this is a fantastic healthy and filling option. The black beans are high in fibre and a great source of protein. They make this is one of those dishes that meat eaters won’t notice is vegetarian! The ginger was a recent...

Marrow stuffed with quinoa and olives

Marrows have a fairly short season in the autumn as are simply courgettes left to grow larger on the plant. They don’t have a huge amount of flavour but make a great blank canvas for a meal. Like courgettes, you can spiralise to use as a pasta alternative, and as in...

Salmon Wellington with celeriac mash

Perfect for Sunday lunch or a dinner party, this salmon and spinach version of the beef classic is an absolutely winner and far simpler to make than you may think! lLeafy green winter vegetables make a perfect accompaniment along with this celeriac mash, which is a...

Quinoa burgers with apple braised red cabbage

These veggie burgers are very easy to make and keep well for reheating so are an excellent midweek dinner. The tang of the braised red cabbage is a perfect autumn compliment and adds some lovely colour to the plate! Also delicious served with mashed potato or chunky...

Aubergine and ginger curry

This is a perfect warming curry as the days start to turn cooler. It is very easy to make and doesn’t require an endless list of spices. Aubergines make a great base for curries as they soak up loads of flavour. The ginger adds a kick without making the dish too spicy...

Crab cakes with samphire and lemon dressing

These crab cakes are easy to make and are a delicious summery meal. I have served with samphire, a wonderful summer sea vegetable, but they go equally as well with salad or any summery greens. White crab meat works best here as the brown meat is a lot wetter, although...