Recipes

Rhubarb fool

There are few British fruits available in spring, but quality makes up for quantity in the form of delicious rhubarb. The tart pink fleshy stems are wonderful with sweet or savoury dishes, but one favourite of mine is whipping it into a simple fool. Soft and sharp,...

Satay tofu with sweet and sour salad

This satay sauce is very easy and a total crowd pleaser! Great for dipping or for skewers of tofu or meat, the rich peanut sauce is perfectly complimented by a sharp, crispy salad of crunchy vegetables with a citrus/balsamic dressing.  If you aren’t a tofu fan, you...

British shakshuka with spring greens

Traditionally Shakshuka contains peppers, but this is a British spring version with spring greens (or you can use sprout tops, kale or spinach if you prefer). It is one of those meals that works any time of day, from breakfast to dinner, and it is incredibly simple...

Cranberry spiced vegan banana bread

Bananas are available all year round, although sadly they aren’t grown in Britain! They are one of the fruits I will regularly make an exception to my seasonal eating rule for though as are wonderfully versatile (and adored by my baby!), and a great option when...

Vegetable topped cheesy polenta

This is a favourite quick lunch, perfect both for me and my young son. If you use quick polenta, it literally takes a couple of minutes to cook, and you can top with whatever you have to hand! Try a mix of vegetables and a poached egg, or top with a piece of grilled...

Raspberry Seed Bars

Whilst I try to snack mainly on nuts and fruit, sometimes only chocolate will do! These bars give a boost of goodness in a treat, as are packed with seeds full of omega-3 fatty acids which are essential in the diet. You can use any kind of seed mix; I usually use a...

Smoky butternut squash soup

Its January, you want to eat healthily after a little too much indulgence over Christmas, but its cold and miserable and you want comfort food too! Soup is such a good answer. Filling, tasty and super healthy, you can add fabulous immune boosting ingredients like...

Maple roasted Brussels Sprouts

If you can only think of mushy balls of green slime when you think of sprouts, then you need to give this recipe a go! Sure to convert even the greatest sprout hater, this delicious side is perfect for any Sunday roast, not just Christmas Day, or you could even try...

Black bean “Bolognese”

This is a delicious warming dish for colder days. The dish is entirely plant based and full of nutritious ingredients. Black beans are a fantastic source of protein and fibre, and are also high in folic acid and magnesium. The flavours are inspired by traditional...

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...