Homemade Baked Beans

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 […]

Baked Veggie Loaf

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 […]

Squash & Harissa Dip

A yummy dip to make the most of all the different squashes and pumpkins that are available at this time of year. The recipe states butternut squash, but you could use any available squash in its place. You could also make this using ground cumin, coriander & chilli for a change. If you’re dairy free […]

No/low sugar snacks

You want something to eat. You don’t want a meal, but do need a sustaining snack. You’re trying to avoid/reduce sugar – what can you have?  Certainly an interesting challenge.  Here are few ideas of no/low sugar snacks that you can either prepare in advance or make quickly & easily when you need a boost. […]

Healthy Soup Bowls

As the autumn weather starts to get colder thoughts turn to comforting warm bowls of homemade soup (well in our house they do!).  However, soup is, well soup, however tasty it is, so I thought I would try and improve on a bowl of Soup by adding toppings (this does only work for thicker soup).  […]

Storecupboard Tomato Soup

Following on from my post about storecupboard ingredients here is a quick and simple recipe for Tomato soup.  The addition of Courgette makes the soup creamy without having to add any dairy products.  Serve with your favourite bread or a follow with a salad topped with beans for added protein and avocado for healthy fats. […]

Salmon Fishcakes

Personally I’m not that keen on Salmon on its own and neither is my husband, so as I often do I make it into something else – in this case fishcakes.  These fishcakes are easy to make and cook and can be served with a multitude of different things.  We tend to have new potatoes, […]