Tomato Soup with Haloumi Croutons

Everyone loves tomato soup and this one is so delicious, easy to make, gluten-free and low carb. It’s inspired by a gorgeous website I love called Feasting at Home but to make the cooking time faster I cut out the step of roasting the tomatoes. The flavour is still amazing but is so much simpler.…

Spiced Slow-Cooked Lamb Shanks

I have been making these spiced lamb shanks, based on a dish from Jamie Oliver’s first ever cookbook, every winter for 10 years and they are always perfectly tender, delicious and aromatic. Cooking lamb long and slow on the bone makes for the most nutritious and tasty dish, with the anchovies adding a beautiful depth…

Fragrant Spiced Chicken with Cardamom Rice

This is my family’s absolute favourite chicken and rice dish. It is a marvellous one pan casserole of fragrantly spiced basmati rice with delicious braised chicken pieces, lots of fragrant herbs and a lovely minted yoghurt sauce. Inspired by a dish from Ottolenghi’s wonderful cookbook Jersusalem, your family will love it too. You will need…

Tuscan Vegetable Soup

This simple but very delicious Italian soup is filled with veggies and enriched with a stracciatella mixture of eggs, finely grated cheese and parsley. Stirred through at the end it gives the soup added protein, extra nutrition, a velvety texture and lots of flavour. The soup reheats and freezes very well so if you make…

Middle Eastern Fish Cakes in Tomato Broth

These deliciously spiced fish cakes cooked in a fragrant herbed tomato broth is a simplified version of a recipe from one of my favourite cookbooks; Ottolenghi’s wonderful Jerusalem. I so love his recipes but sometimes find they take quite a long time to make, and a quicker (just as tasty version) can be on the…

Spinach and Cheese Crustless Tart

This delicious tart is just the dish to make when you come see big beautiful bunches of organic silverbeet or spinach. The flavour is reminiscent of a spinach quiche or a spanikopita made without the pastry. It can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature and any leftovers make a lovely lunch or even breakfast.…

Spicy Spanish Mussels

This tasty dish is so easy to prepare and makes both a quick and delicious mid-week dinner or a great dish to share when you have friends over. If making it for children you can always reduce the amount of chilli. Mussels are a nutritional powerhouse – a wonderful source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, zinc,…

Pea, Mint and Goat’s Cheese Fritters

Deliciously more-ish these little green fritters are simple to make, flavoursome, wholesome and so very versatile as they can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or even as as snack.  Any leftovers make wonderful lunchbox additions. For these patties I have used a soft goat’s milk fetta but other cheeses such as haloumi, ricotta or…

Slow Roasted Herbed Chicken

Gentle slow cooking results in the most succulent, moist and tender chicken you’ve ever tried, with lots of fragrant fresh herbs flavouring the chicken beautifully. It is so very simple to cook – just pop in a low oven and baste every now and then. At The Health Emporium we sell organic free-range chicken sourced…

Satay Skewers with Homemade Satay Sauce

Your family and friends will love these Southeast Asian skewers of marinated grilled strips of meat, served with a fragrant spicy satay sauce and a simple refreshing cucumber salad.  So delicious and easy!  Any leftover satay sauce will keep refrigerated for up to 6 weeks in a glass jar, and can also be frozen.