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 […]

Redcurrant Sauce

As a counterpoint to the Baked Veggie loaf, I created this spicy Redcurrant Sauce. This would also go well with grilled or roasted meat as an alternative to traditional mustards etc. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian and quick and simple to make. If you have any left over it will keep […]

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 […]

Coconut Pancakes

Super quick, easy to make (only two ingredients) and totally delicious. I serve these with stewed apples (with raisins & cinnamon), some sunflower & pumpkin seeds and topped with coconut cream. These can be served at any time of the day and make just as good a supper as breakfast. They are so quick to […]

Sausage & Veg Roast

This is an easy to make family meal (although any leftovers can be frozen for another day if there’s less of you), gives you loads of veg in one meal (I tend to serve with a green salad on the side or a green veg such as broccoli – you can’t have too much broccoli!). […]

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. […]

Lemon Paradise Bars

I love Hemsley & Hemsley’s Paradise Bars – basically healthy bounty bars! I have tweaked the recipe so that it uses less sweetener and put a lemon flavouring through it. I can report it is delicious and thought I would share for you to try.  You could also make ‘bliss balls’ from this recipe if […]

Healthy breakfast ideas for kids

Breakfast is definitely the best meal of the day. After a long night it is designed to do exactly what it says – break your fast. After 10-12 hours without eating we need something to get us up and running again. Today there is such a wide range of options on offer it can be […]

Cooking for kids – a collection of easy recipe ideas

Being the middle of the summer holidays I thought it would be good to bring together a few ideas for cooking with the kids that are quick, easy, fun and healthy to make. Perfect for a not so sunny day or just to do something a bit different and encourage your children to experiment with […]