Lentil and Mushroom Ragu

This hearty vegan sauce is incredibly easy to make and seriously delicious. Filled with lots of veggies and protein-rich lentils it is also super healthy. Make a big pot as it both reheats and freezes very well and the whole family will love it! You can use any kind of lentils you prefer, even tinned…

Mexican Beef and Chorizo Chilli

Mexican is a dream dish for families and when cooking for large groups as everyone absolutely loves it. Wrap this deliciously spiced chilli up soft tortillas or serve it on top of salad leaves or rice. Either way accompany it with slices of avocado or guacamole*, a dollop of sour cream or yoghurt and a…

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,…

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…