Autumn

Black bean “Bolognese”

This is a delicious warming dish for colder days. The dish is entirely plant based and full of nutritious ingredients. Black beans are a fantastic source of protein and fibre, and are also high in folic acid and magnesium. The flavours are inspired by traditional […]

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Mini apple gingerbread donuts

Being baked, these are far healthier than traditional donuts, and their mini size makes them a perfect bite sized treat. The mixture is heavier than cupcake batter, so don’t be tempted to make these into cupcakes if you don’t have a mini donut mould, as […]

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Blackberry breakfast oats

Overnight oats make a brilliant breakfast, with the bonus that they are ready to grab and go with no morning preparation required. I like to keep extra pots of these in the fridge for healthy day time snacks too! Of course, you don’t need to […]

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Black bean and beetroot salad

This super simple, plant based salad is delicious standalone or as a side dish. Black beans are a great source of protein and full of fibre which makes them very filling. Using cooked beans and raw beetroot makes this an extremely quick salad to put […]

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Homemade pesto

Do you always buy pesto ready-made? Well, now’s the time to try making your own! This simple little sauce can transform so many dishes and it is the easiest, quickest thing to make. It is also far cheaper to make your own then buy it […]

Pears poached in spiced ginger syrup

Pears are a delicious and widely available British winter fruit and they make the perfect base for this simple tasty dessert. With only four ingredients, and taking just a few minutes to prepare, poached pears couldn’t be easier to make! The ginger and cinnamon give […]

Beetroot, celeriac and carrot slaw

These three winter roots are full of vitamin C and high in fibre. This slaw makes a great side and is slightly sweeter and more digestible than lots of raw cabbage. I like to serve it with piping hot jacket potatoes, or in wraps and […]

Leek and celeriac soup

After the excesses of festive celebrations, hearty, healthy soup makes a perfect meal. Easy to make and keep in the fridge for whenever you need a simple meal (being completely plant based it lasts well and can also be frozen), this celeriac and leek soup […]

Baked apples

Comfortingly warm and filling, but also a great healthy option for a dessert, baked apples are a winter favourite. Add ginger wine if you want a little decadency, or leave out for a family friendly and healthier option. Serve with crème fraiche, oat cream or, […]

Leek and hake bake

Cooking fish in sauce makes it deliciously moist and flavoursome – it’s a little like a fish pie without a lid! You don’t need to use hake, any white fish or salmon will work well, or you could even use a mix of fish chunks. […]

Squash and hazelnut gratin

This is a fantastic and very easy, vegetarian main or side; I’ve even made it as an addition for Christmas dinner in the past and it always disappears rather quickly! You can use any squash – all are full of sweetness and Vitamin C. You […]

Mushroom and black bean pie

You can’t beat a good pie on a wintry day and this is a fantastic healthy and filling option. The black beans are high in fibre and a great source of protein and make this is one of those dishes that meat eaters won’t notice is vegetarian! […]

Pumpkin and sage ravioli

I don’t make pasta often as buying fresh pasta is so much quicker, but I do think it’s worth making your own for ravioli! This pumpkin and sage filling is deliciously sweet and the oat cream makes it decedent whilst still being dairy free. Sage […]

Marrow stuffed with quinoa and olives

Marrows have a fairly short season in the autumn as are simply courgettes left to grow larger on the plant. They don’t have a huge amount of flavour but make a great blank canvas for a meal. Like courgettes, you can spiralise to use as […]

Salmon Wellington with celeriac mash

Perfect for Sunday lunch or a dinner party, this salmon and spinach version of the beef classic is an absolutely winner and far simpler to make than you may think! lLeafy green winter vegetables make a perfect accompaniment along with this celeriac mash, which is a […]

Quinoa burgers with apple braised red cabbage

These veggie burgers are very easy to make and keep well for reheating so are an excellent midweek dinner. The tang of the braised red cabbage is a perfect autumn compliment and adds some lovely colour to the plate! Also delicious served with mashed potato […]

Aubergine and ginger curry

This is a perfect warming curry as the days start to turn cooler. It is very easy to make and doesn’t require an endless list of spices. Aubergines make a great base for curries as they soak up loads of flavour. The ginger adds a […]

Blackberry and almond galette

Galettes are rustic, open pies which you can fill with any kind of fruit and take minimal effort to make. Blackberries are perfect in the autumn, made all the sweeter if you can forage them from the hedgerows. The almond base to the filling adds […]

Figs and blue cheese salad

Figs are one of those fruits that work equally well with sweet or savoury dishes. Perfectly juicy and sweet in late summer/ early autumn, this super simple salad makes the most of their delicious flavour. Blue cheese is a classic pairing and the saltiness of […]

Chai tea and plum cake

Whilst not as sweet as their juicy peach and nectarine cousins, plums are perfect in this wonderfully moist, fruity loaf cake! It has a lovely spiced flavour and is delicious with a good cup of tea (or iced tea when it is warm!) It is […]