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Satay tofu with shredded salad

This satay sauce is very easy and a total crowd pleaser! Great for dipping or for skewers of tofu or meat, the rich peanut sauce is perfectly complimented by a sharp, crispy salad of crunchy vegetables with a citrus/balsamic dressing.  If you aren’t a tofu […]

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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Summer vegetable wholegrain salad

This salad is full of summer produce and filling enough for a main meal, although also makes a perfect accompaniment for a BBQ or summer picnic! It is completely plant based and gluten free. You can mix up the vegetables if you don’t have everything […]

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Smoked mackerel salad with rye crumb

This is a simple salad that works well with strong spring leaves like spinach and watercress, as well as herby salads. I particularly like to add chives. Mackerel is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and, like all oily fish, are said to help […]

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Tomato gnocchi with watercress pesto

Gnocchi is deceptively simple to make and doesn’t need any special equipment. Some people use eggs to bind their gnocchi together but you can make it without, as in this recipe, making the dish plant based. It’s a great base for pesto, creamy or tomato […]

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Fish and spinach pie

Fish pie is one of my favourite go to dishes for a filling, tasty, easy dinner. I always add a thick layer of greens to the base, spinach, kale and cavolo nero are all great options. To keep it healthy, I don’t overload with sauce. […]

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 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 crumble

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, or […]

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. They 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 […]

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 […]

Crab cakes with samphire and lemon dressing

These crab cakes are easy to make and are a delicious summery meal. I have served with samphire, a wonderful summer sea vegetable, but they go equally as well with salad or any summery greens. White crab meat works best here as the brown meat […]

Asparagus frittata

Frittata, also known as Spanish omelette, is a very quick and easy meal and you can customise as much as you like! This is a lovely spring dish with asparagus taking centre stage. It is delicious served with crispy green salad on the side. Serves 2-3 4 […]