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…

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,…

Slow-Cooked Beef Rendang Curry

Mouth-wateringly fragrant and flavoursome, you will feel like you are back on a gorgeous tropical holiday while eating this beautifully spiced curry. As with all slow-cooked dishes a cut of beef with some fat in it will produce a dish that is succulent, tender and delectable. Chuck, blade, topside or stewing or braising steak would…

Shepherd’s Pie

So warming, comforting and delicious….. home made Shepherd’s Pie is the perfect meal for a chilly evening.  When made with leftover slow-roasted lamb, lots of beautiful veggies, bone broth and fragrant herbs the dish has such an amazing depth of flavour, but is also very lovely when made with lamb or beef mince.  Whatever meat…

Nourishing Chicken Bone Broth

This easy-to-make recipe will result in the most flavoursome, nourishing chicken broth, which can be used as a base for soups, stews, casseroles, sauces and gravies and can also be drunk daily as a healing and protective tonic. With numerous health benefits bone broth is extremely nutritious, containing an abundance of minerals and electrolytes in…

Slow Cooked Beef Stew With Winter Vegetables

  You know those meals that remind you of your Grandmother’s kitchen and those nostalgic childhood days when you didn’t have to worry about anything but laughing, eating and sleeping?  Oh, childhood….Today, we’re tapping that nostalgic side of the heart and soul with this old-fashioned, nourishing recipe that will remind you of the warming, delicious…