Cumin, Carrot, Ginger and Cashew Nut Soup

It’s really cold here at the moment so I fancied something warming and comforting. I opted for this soup. I didn’t have a potato or cream and I had read in a food article that you can use cashew nuts as an alternative thickener. I wish I had tried this before the nuts gave it…

Hen of the Woods Mushroom Soup

So many variates of mushrooms are now available to everyone, whether you get them from a farm shop or order them online. I was recently back home in Devon and there is a farm shop that specialises in growing mushrooms. It’s great as where they grow them they have windows and information about them so…

Hoisin and Soy Sauce Tempeh Noodle Salad

It’s time for some tempeh again. I went down the Asian route again as I love it so much as the tempeh really soaks up the yummy flavours. Next time I’m going to go down a different route I think. I always keep a bag of edamame beans in the freezer and just rinse them…

Roasted Spiced Squash with Harissa Yoghurt

I got this idea from a Yotam Ottolenghi recipe I saw on Saturday kitchen. I love his recipes they have soooo much flavour. Middle Eastern flavours are so delicious. My friend is Israeli and she goes home with her kids for the summer, I get so jealous of her foodie pics they make me drool…

Roasted Vegetables on Couscous with a Zaatar Dressing

This is an easy dish as I just bought some prepared mixed vegetables from the supermarket and put them in the oven. Couscous is easy to make too. I love couscous and Zaatar together it tastes so exotic and the flavours are so layered. This is just a yummy dish packed full of flavours. Ingredients…

Chickpeas, Couscous and Spinach

Meatless Monday today. As we are more informed these days about meat I try to have at least one vegetarian and fish meal a week (doesn’t always happen) but I’ve managed it today. Chickpeas are such a good staple and thankfully nice and filling a great alternative to potatoes. They also carry on flavours so…

Chargrilled Courgettes and Borlotti Bean Salad with a Tahini Dressing

Sometimes a veggie healthy salad hits the spot. Anything chargrilled tastes good with that smokey flavour and the lovely crunchy bits. Borlotti beans are so creamy and add abit of colour. I also think trying different pulses are great but I can’t be bothered to soak raw pulses as they are in every supermarket in…

Courgette, Pea and Spinach Soup

So I had a lonely courgette in the fridge and the temperature is getting cooler now so I decided to go for soup as I always have frozen spinach and peas so decided to chuck them in with the courgette. This was fresh and very quick to make and of course Uber healthy. Ingredients Directions

Thai Rice Salad with a Crispy Egg

So I had some leftover rice which was cold so I decided to do a rice salad. All I had in the fridge was a few mushrooms, an egg, a sweet baby pepper and a shallot. I decided to go down the Thai route as I had no protein and Thai works really well as…

Tomato baked Gnocchi with Parsley and Sun Dried Tomato Breadcrumbs

Sometimes it’s so nice to have comforting and familiar flavours. That’s exactly what this does it makes you want to curl up even though it’s summer. I love the contrast of all the different textures of the humble tomato, tinned and fresh in the sauce then dried in the breadcrumbs. Then you’ve got the added…

Feta, Olive and Tomato Salad with a Herb and Lemon Dressing

I got some really good quality feta cheese and olives from a farmer’s market so I wanted to use them in a simple way. The dressing matches the flavours perfectly. I didn’t toss the feta or olives in the dressing as I wanted to keep their flavour fresh. All the other ingredients really complimented everything….