Winter

Maple roasted Brussels Sprouts

If you can only think of mushy balls of green slime when you think of sprouts, then you need to give this recipe a go! Sure to convert even the greatest sprout hater, this delicious side is perfect for any Sunday roast, not just Christmas […]

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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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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 […]

Cauliflower Cheese with mustard sauce and almonds

A perfect warming dish for cold days, cauliflower cheese is real comfort food and a great way to get some extra vegetables into children! The mustard and almonds give this an interesting and more “adult” twist however, and it is wonderful as a side dish […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chicken and celeriac curried coconut soup

There is a reason that people say to eat chicken soup when you are feeling unwell, it’s just so yummy and nutritious! This is perfect made using left over chicken from a roast. However, you can also pop a couple of fillets in the oven […]

Lamb shanks in ale

There are few meats that can beat good spring lamb in my mind and this dish is wonderful for a lazy weekend meal (with a good bottle of red wine or two!) Whilst a roast joint is always great, slow cooking these shanks gives them […]

Creamy cauliflower curry

Whenever we fancy an easy, warming, tasty dish, a simple curry is our go to! Cauliflower works really well in this flavoursome, but mild and creamy vegetarian dish, but you can swap it for squash or aubergine instead. Although the list of ingredients looks long, […]

Pear and ginger loaf cake

This is a lovely tea time treat that makes great use of a real British classic winter fruit. It is relatively low in sugar for a cake and has lots of flavour from the ginger, which also has fantastic anti-inflammatory properties. 150ml maple or agave syrup […]

Beetroot and pumpkin seed muffins (dairy free)

Beautiful, bold beetroot! Such a wonderful, versatile vegetable. See my blog post here for lots of other beetroot inspiration! Beetroot, like carrot, is great in cakes, adding a delicious flavour, natural sweetness and moisture. You can use any type of beetroot, but if you use red […]

Beetroot hummus

Beetroot is not only extremely versatile, it is beautiful as well! The candy stripe ones are especially pretty and have the added bonus of not staining everything like the red ones do. Beetroot is available for a long season in the UK and is very easy […]