POTATO AND TURNIP SOUP WITH CRISPY CHORIZO

Turnips are at their best at this time of year, and their wonderfully sweet and peppery flavour works magic in this soup. Teamed together with potatoes, it’s the perfect winter pick-me-up to keep you feeling good from the inside out during the cold, winter months. The secret to this recipe is lemon juice, which adds…

SUPER GRAIN CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE PORRIDGE

It may take a little time to conjure up but believe me, this super grain porridge is worth it. Once it’s made you have it at the ready the next morning to enjoy a super healthy, tasty breakfast to kick start your day. It can also be served cold, or heated back up for the…

LEEK AND SWEET POTATO MASH

Leeks and sweet potatoes are in season and there is no better way to enjoy them than combining the two. Sweet potatoes provide such a creamy texture when cooked, that there is no need to add any dairy. Sautéed leeks are fantastic and take the mash to another level. You could eat this alone with…

BLACK TREACLE BEETROOT SALAD

Having black treacle left in our cupboard from Christmas sparked an idea; behold black treacle roasted beetroot. Perfect in a salad with mixed leaves and orange. Finish with a little feta cheese and extra virgin olive oil and then you are away. Simple and easy to make, leaving you full and satisfied. Ingredients 200g beetroot…

THAI SPICED PARSNIP SOUP

Not everyone loves parsnips but this soup brings out the best in them and may just turn you into a parsnip fan for life! The Thai flavours bring out the best in the root vegetable and turn it into something magical that warms the soul. Serve with some fresh coriander and chilli andyou are good…

FIG, BACON AND GOATS CHEESE TART

This will honestly take you less than half hour, until you are chomping your way to mouth-watering ecstasy. The combination of ingredients along with a few extras not mentioned in the title; red onion, pine nuts and balsamic glaze, combined together with the puff pastry is the perfect snack. You could even make smaller, bite…

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER HOUMOUS

For all you cauliflower lovers, this might just be the ultimate dip you have been searching for. Sesame and cauliflower goes very well and blitzed in with the chickpeas, we ended up with something quite special. Try this out for your next guests instead of buying in the boring old shop bought houmous. Ingredients 200g…

WELSH RAREBIT MUSHROOMS

If you love mushrooms then this is a side dish for any occasion. They go great with barbeques, salads, roasted veggies or even as a starter. There’s so much flavour packed in this dish, so make sure you cook enough for seconds! ingredients makes 4 4 large flat mushrooms 100ml milk 2 tbsp. Unsalted butter…

FROZEN STRAWBERRY YOGURT

This week is at its hottest for a long time and we need some new summer refreshments. This frozen strawberry yogurt tastes amazing and only takes a few minutes to whip up. No need to over indulge on ice creams, this is where it’s at! Ingredients Serves 6 500g frozen strawberries 250g low fat yogurt…

PESTO CHICKEN GOUJONS

This time of year basil is at its best, although available all year round, it still brings that summery note to your palate. These pesto chicken goujons are a fantastic snack, easy to assemble and packed with flavour. Enjoy with fries or on their own with the lovely extra virgin olive oil mayonnaise. Ingredients makes…

ROASTED VEG WITH BAKED RICOTTA AND POLENTA WEDGE

This dish is a summertime vegetarian treat which is surprisingly filling and full of flavour. Cornmeal is great and when used to make these fantastic grilled polenta wedges, bringing another texture to this layered dish. A mix of roasted veg, finished off by some chilli and lemon dressed courgette, and crumbled baked ricotta. What more…

OPEN OMELETTE WITH SPICED AUBERGINE

This is a light dish that hits the spot. Roasted aubergine mixed with a few spices to perk it up, which then goes on top of a light and fluffy omelette. Have half each as a snack with someone or eat the whole thing for dinner! Whatever way you choose is up to you. Add…