VEGETABLE BROTH WITH LENTIL PASTA

If you want a veggie winter warmer to keep you going this season, then look no further; packed full of winter veg with a tasty broth to go with it. To keep it extra healthy, we used lentil pasta which has a fantastic bite to it and tastes just as good too! Knock up a…

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…

PEA AND RICOTTA STUFFED CHICKEN WITH PUY LENTILS

We all want that healthy meal that is still packed with flavour and this is just one of them. A little naughty with the bacon but this dish is packed with goodness from the peas, lean chicken to the beautiful roasted veg with lentils. Just a little prep to do and then the rest just…

EASTER ETON MESS

These desserts are easy and fun to make. They are a fantastic treat for kids but us adults can enjoy them too! Little chocolate meringue nests, topped with cream, strawberries and mini eggs! Make these little indulgent treats this weekend to get you in the Easter spirit. Ingredients (serves 4) 200ml double cream 1 pack…

BOMBAY SWEDE

Behold Bombay swede, just as tasty and a whole lot healthier. For that little less guilty home made ‘takeaway’. Ingredients (serves 6 as a side dish) 1 heaped tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp turmeric 2 cloves garlic (finely sliced) 1 thumb sized piece of ginger (finely sliced)…

CAULIFLOWER, LEEK AND MINT SOUP

This soup is the perfect health kick – packed full of flavour and only 4 simple ingredients; cauliflower, leeks, mint and vegetable stock. Pure veggie power! ingredients (serves 4) 1 large cauliflower 2 large leeks 1 handful of fresh mint 1.2L water 1 vegetable stock cube Salt and pepper to taste   Method Slice the…

LEEK AND CHEESE PITTA BREAD PIZZAS

Have one of these little pizzas as a light lunch or make a couple to enjoy for a proper meal. Cheap, easy and super tasty! We used wholemeal pitta bread and low fat creme fraiche to make you not feel so guilty. A little rocket is the perfect accompaniment. Enjoy! Ingredients (makes 2) 2 wholemeal…

PAD THAI WITH PARSNIP NOODLES

Parsnips are still well in season and this is a great way to substitute noodles with a vegetable. The parsnip ribbons are of such a similar texture, we promise that you’ll hardly notice the change! All you need is a peeler, parsnips and the usual Pad Thai ingredients and you’re set! Ingredients (serves 2) 2…

MUSHROOM AND SHALLOT SOUP

This is a rich mushroom soup without the need for any potatoes or cream! Healthy yet full of flavour, it will leave you warm on the inside and with a big smile on the outside! Just a few simple tricks make the most out of the ingredients and you will be chucking out the tin…

ROOT VEG GOAN CURRY

It’s the season for root vegetables! Not only are they a great source of nutrients but they also make a fantastic substitute for meat. This curry was the perfect consistency; despite being dairy free it has a lovely creaminess coming from the coconut milk. All we needed to do was make few minor adjustments to…

RHUBARB AND APPLE CRUMBLE BREAKFAST POTS

This is a fun way of turning your favourite desserts into healthier breakfasts! Using granola for the crumble (click here for our recipe), slow roasted rhubarb and bramley apples and a little vanilla infused yoghurt – you have a delicious breakfast! You can cook the fruit the night before and assemble it in minutes the…

EASY HOMEMADE GRANOLA

Usually, the granola that you buy in shops is full of sugar and not as healthy as you might think. Making it from scratch is a really easy way to control what goes into it – and it tastes better! This recipe is quick, simple and you can store it away ready to use each…