Recipes

Sorrel and buckwheat soup

Sorrel and buckwheat soup

Sorrel is a hardy herb that is easy to grow although it isn’t so commonly found in the shops. It has a strong flavour so is perfect for soups and sauces. The early leaves can be added to salads, but the more mature leaves are fairly bitter so best cooked. You can...

Pancake day!

Pancake day!

I love pancakes… I really could eat them every day, and this year I’ve been doing lots of experimenting with healthier pancake alternatives. I thought I’d share two of my favourites below: fluffy banana pancakes (dairy and gluten free), and chickpea crepes (plant...

Pears poached in spiced ginger syrup

Pears poached in spiced ginger syrup

Pears are a delicious and widely available British winter fruit and they make the perfect base for this simple tasty dessert. With only four ingredients, and taking just a few minutes to prepare, poached pears couldn’t be easier to make! The ginger and cinnamon give a...

Beetroot, celeriac and carrot slaw

Beetroot, celeriac and carrot slaw

These three winter roots are full of vitamin C and high in fibre. This slaw makes a great side and is slightly sweeter and more digestible than lots of raw cabbage. I like to serve it with piping hot jacket potatoes, or in wraps and tacos. If you want an even...

Leek and celeriac soup

Leek and celeriac soup

On cold winter days this hearty, healthy soup makes a perfect meal. Easy to make and keep in the fridge for whenever you need a simple meal (being completely plant based it lasts well and can also be frozen), this celeriac and leek soup is a really comforting winter...

Baked apples

Baked apples

Comfortingly warm and filling, but also a great healthy option for a dessert, baked apples are a winter favourite. Serve with crème fraiche, oat cream or for a treat, rich vanilla ice-cream. Serves 4 4 cooking apples 100g mixed dried fruit ½ tsp star anise 2 tblsp...

Leek and hake bake

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

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

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

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...