Pan Fried Gnocchi, Mushrooms and Chard with Goats Cheese

So for meatless Monday this week I opted for gnocchi. Also my local farm shop had gorgeous bunches of Swiss chard. For the meaty part I used mushrooms. This recipe is quick, healthy and tastes delicious. Perfect for w weekday dinner. Ingredients (serves 2) 1/2 packet of gnocchi (175g) Knob of butter 1 banana shallot,…

Foraged Wild Garlic and Cheese Scones

I love the wild garlic season, this year I have made pesto and butter for the freezer as well as dumplings in a beef stew. I was a little nervous about trying to make scones as the last time I had a go they didn’t rise at all and were as hard as rocks. Actually…

Baked Cauliflower and Pea Pakora with a Mint and Yoghurt Dip

Indian food in the UK is really good. I have been watching come dine with me (I can watch endless cooking shows) and saw an Indian guy make pakoras and he fried them. All the diners commented how greasy they were so I thought I would have a go at baking them, they turned out…

Healthy Crown Prince Squash and Red Lentil Curry

I love squash and the crown prince has lovely orange flesh and is deliciously sweet. It really holds its shape and texture in this curry. It is tasty, filling and healthy. Ingredients (serves 2) 1/2 crown prince squash, whole if small. Peeled center removed and cut into 5cm chunks 2 shallots, peeled and finely diced…

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Soup with Sage Grissini

So soup season has come back around. I really like soup as you can chuck in whatever you have left in the fridge. I had a couple of parsnips left over that were starting to go soft so I chucked them in too. I added in some curry powder and turmeric to stop it being…

Beetroot, Feta and Coriander Burgers

Sometimes it’s nice to have a meat free healthy lunch or dinner. These burgers were surprisingly filling and tasted delicious. The feta seasoned the beetroot so well and added a really good texture. There is quite a lot of water in beetroot so I had to give mine a good squeeze to get it as…

Halloumi and Lentil Salad with a Sweet Chilli Dressing

Halloumi takes on flavours really well and the Thai sweet chilli sauce adds such a nice flavour against the salty, creamy halloumi and earthy lentils. I always replace a block as it’s a quick healthy chuck together lunch. The other thing I keep in the cupboard is a box of puy lentils. I have learnt…