I’m guilty of eating a little too much meat sometimes and when I want to lighten up mealtimes I always find beans make a nutritious, cheap and versatile option. This recipe is really quick to prepare and the trusty food processor does most of the work for you – hurrah!
Frittata’s are my go to quick meal, simple to make and great hot or cold. Even better, my baby loves them too (though I do a version of this recipe without the added sea salt for her). Continue reading “Rosemary, new potato & sea salt frittata”
The first time I tried halloumi cheese on holiday in Cyprus many years ago I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. As a pre-dinner snack, we would sit outside on the balcony of our apartment at sunset enjoying slices of grilled halloumi and bottles of ice cold beer. Uncooked it’s pretty unimpressive and quite squeaky on your teeth, but pop it under the grill for a few minutes and it transforms into a salty delicious flavour bomb!
When I’m working at home it’s all too easy for me to turn into the queen of procrastination. Endless cups of tea, a few loads of washing, a bit of sock pairing and anything else that’s got nothing to do with what I’m actually supposed to be doing! I also usually put my oven to good work, either roasting up some veggies for quick meals, baking or slow cooking a stew.
Just typing up this recipe brings back memories of how good it tasted! Sage and pork are match made in heaven, and the roasted butternut squash is wonderfully sweet with a comfortingly soft texture. You just pop everything in the oven and return 30mins later to the most beautiful combination of flavours.
Continue reading “Roasted squash with pancetta and sage.”
A warming, winter salad with the sweetness of roasted vegetables and the distinctive flavour of goats cheese. The addition of puy lentils brings a deepness to the flavour. I tend to make up a big batch that will last a couple of lunches. Wholesome and comforting.
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In January I usually cut back on rich dishes and drink a bit less. I certainly don’t embark on any crazy diets – not a chance! Food-wise, in colder months, soup is where it’s at for me. I tend to cook up a big batch that I can keep in the fridge to see me through a few lunches and dinners.
I love sweet potatoes and can’t seem to stop eating them at the moment. Stacked full of fibre, they are a fantastic alternative to white potatoes, especially if you’re trying to balance your blood sugar levels but still fancy some carbs. I love to roast them whole and then top with hummus and sprouted seeds.
This is my twist on potato rosti, making use of one of my favorite root vegetables: the good old parnsip.
I’ve lost my cooking mojo a bit recently. That’s not to say I’ve lost my appetite though, far from it in fact! I’ve been eating out for more than my bank balance (and belly) would like. But do you know what? I’ve been having a great time and I don’t feel guilty in the slightest. So I think the excitement of enjoying other people’s cooking might have something to do with my lack of enthusiasm in the kitchen.
Continue reading “Aubergine and mozzarella stacks”