Summer salads

Summer means one thing, lighter days and lighter suppers. I have lots of people ask me for recipes for salad and these are so much more than leaves on a plate! They can all be used as sides to any of my main dishes, such as my chickpea burgers, or just enjoyed on their own. I [...]

Zucchini Fries

Everyone loves chips so why not make something healthy into chips?! This is a really simple way to make vegetables into crispy fries. The batter gives a crunchiness to the courgettes, try adding a teaspoon of sumac or chilli flakes to the mixture. I always make these to go alongside my burgers or to have [...]

lunch in a jar

Lunch in a jar means delicious salads without the soggy leaves! Key to this is putting the wet stuff at the bottom and working your way up to the leaves on top. This can be made with any combination of dips/roasted veg/cheese or meat. Prepare some roasted veggies at the weekend so you have a [...]

Spinach and Cashew Pesto

Ingredients: 4 large handfuls of fresh spinach zest of 1 lemon juice of 1/2 a lemon 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup cashew nuts pinch salt What to do... Place the spinach in your blender and whiz until finely chopped. Add the cashews and the lemon juice and zest and pulse again until combined. Then add [...]

Quinoa tabbouleh

I love making a satisfying salad, and this is definitely one! The sweet potato adds texture to the quinoa and I love adding the pomegranate for some extra colour! This is based on a tabbouleh salad, with lots of fresh parsley. I used a combination of red and white quinoa and bulgar wheat, but quinoa on [...]

Coco Almond Butter

I spend a lot of time wandering around health food shops and markets and I am always tempted by new products I find. I always look at the ingredients on packaging and quite often think how hard can that be to make?! Not only does it save money making it yourself, but you know exactly [...]