Jada-Virginia Surpin brings one of her favourite recipes to help us transition from warming winter stews to a colourful, flavourful ratatouille bringing a touch mediterranean sunshine to pre-Spring days. As we move into February, the promise of Spring beckons, approaching nearer every day. In the meantime, we still need to keep warm and make it […]
When you’re short for time but need a warming, comforting simple meal soup does it every time! Taking inspiration from a Jasmine Hemsley recipe this broccoli based soup hits the spot every time. All you need is broccoli &….. whatever other veg you fancy or have in the fridge. I started with broccoli and asparagus […]
I used to love Baked Beans on toast with cheese on top, particularly as a quick, easy meal, but now I prefer to make my own healthier version. Fry some onions, mushrooms & peppers, add garlic and herbs (I like basil, organo & thyme – you can also add some chilli powder or paprika or […]
I love a good Farmer’s Market, particularly for the veg you get. It’s often cheaper, you get more for your money, it’s super fresh and you get varieties that aren’t available in the supermarket. This week I got Purple kale (anything purple fruit & veg wise is excellent), heritage carrots i.e. not just orange!, Purple […]
Fishcakes don’t get much simpler than this!
I found this recipe many years ago and have adapted it to suit my current dietary needs. It’s both gluten and dairy and absolutely yummy. In fact it’s so good my husband asked me to marry him the first time I served it to him!! It’s also easy to make and contains plenty of veg.
A friend of mine, who is vegetarian, came for Christmas dinner. I didn’t want to trot out something safe nor did I want to do a standard nut roast. So having looked at a few different recipes I created this veggie loaf. It is quite crumbly when just out of the oven, but tastes great, particularly with […]
A super easy, chicken stir fry recipe using ingredients from your storecupboard and whatever veggies you have in the fridge. Serve with either egg noddles, rice noodles (gluten free) or rice of choice (gluten free) and a green salad.
I had these at a couple of events over the weekend and they are delicious. They work well on their own, with a variety of salads & dips, definitely with avocado and would work equally well as a side with chicken or fish. This recipe uses curry powder, but you could easily substitute this for […]
A quick easy way to cook chicken and one that should go down well with the kids as well as the grown ups. This would go well with the Mango Salsa, sliced avocado and your choice of salad or green beans with some new potatoes on the side buttered (if you eat dairy) or dressed […]