Recipes

Blackberry breakfast oats

Blackberry breakfast oats

Overnight oats make a brilliant breakfast, with the bonus that they are ready to grab and go with no morning preparation required. I like to keep extra pots of these in the fridge for healthy day time snacks too! Of course, you don’t need to use blackberries, although...

Cherry vegan cheesecake

Cherry vegan cheesecake

I am constantly inspired on social media and by fellow food bloggers by the incredible diversity of plant based food. Although I am not vegan, I am a strong advocate of a heavily plant based diet and at times avoid dairy for health reasons. Cashew “cheese” is one of...

Black bean and beetroot salad

Black bean and beetroot salad

This super simple, plant based salad is delicious standalone or as a side dish. Black beans are a great source of protein and full of fibre which makes them very filling. Using cooked beans and raw beetroot makes this an extremely quick salad to put together, but you...

Three grain egg and minted pea risotto

Three grain egg and minted pea risotto

This vegetarian dish is a great, healthy alternative to traditional risotto. Buckwheat is actually a seed not a grain, although it is generally treated like the latter. One of the benefits is that it is gluten free as well as being high in nutrients and fibre....

Summer vegetable wholegrain salad

Summer vegetable wholegrain salad

This salad is full of summer produce and filling enough for a main meal, although also makes a perfect accompaniment for a BBQ or summer picnic! It is completely plant based and gluten free. You can mix up the vegetables if you don’t have everything to hand. Peppers...

Berry blast chia pudding

Berry blast chia pudding

This makes an excellent breakfast, snack or dessert! I like to make a few at a time as they will last in the fridge for a few days, then I have them ready for breakfast or can grab one whenever I feel like a healthy, sweet snack. It is best to add the fresh berries on...

Smoked mackerel salad with rye crumb

Smoked mackerel salad with rye crumb

This is a simple salad that works well with strong spring leaves like spinach and watercress, as well as herby salads. I particularly like to add chives. Mackerel is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and, like all oily fish, are said to help prevent cardiovascular...

Tomato gnocchi with watercress pesto

Tomato gnocchi with watercress pesto

Gnocchi is deceptively simple to make and doesn’t need any special equipment. Some people use eggs to bind their gnocchi together but you can make it without, as in this recipe, making the dish plant based. It’s a great base for pesto, creamy or tomato based sauces,...

Spring Green Smoothie

Spring Green Smoothie

Smoothies and juices are such a great way to start the day and get an extra boost of fresh vegetables into your diet! This healthy spring smoothie has vitamin rich spinach, cleansing and detoxificating ginger, flaxseed to aid digestion and for a boost of omega-3 fatty...

Homemade pesto

Homemade pesto

Do you always buy pesto ready-made? Well, now’s the time to try making your own! This simple little sauce can transform so many dishes and it is the easiest, quickest thing to make. It can also be cheaper to make your own then buy it ready-made, plus you know there...

Fish and spinach pie

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...