Next time you find yourself reaching for a jar of pesto from the supermarket, refrain yourself and try this quick recipe instead. What you need: - 100g of fresh basil leaves - 100g of pine nuts - 2/3 garlic cloves - 1/2 green chilli - A good food processor/blender - Olive oil - Salt to … Continue reading Fresh Basil Pesto
I was really craving a rich and delicious pasta dish this week, so I made this last night and it was perfect. It's actually vegan and gluten-free, as I opted for GF spaghetti. I'm also not at all a fan of jarred supermarket sauces, so I've made the sauce from scratch here. Try it out … Continue reading Aubergine & Courgette Spaghetti ‘Bolognese’
Although this isn't one of my more beautiful recipes, it's definitely one of the most delicious. I discovered puy lentils (green lentils) just over a year ago, and this is my favourite way to serve them. It's a protein-rich, low-carb meal with plenty of flavour! What you'll need: - 300g mushrooms (any kind will do, … Continue reading Puy Lentils with Mushrooms & Black Beans
I wrote a post a few years ago about the 2 cookbooks I was using the most at the time. In addition to those, I now have a roster of about 9 that I switch between for those nights when I have a little more time on my hands and fancy something new. I'm planning … Continue reading An Overview of My Favourite Cookbooks
If you want a really quick and tasty meal that's healthy too, try this. You can always switch up which vegetables you roast, but my trio of tenderstem broccoli, sweetcorn and sprouts wins every time. And if you're not fond of sprouts then definitely try this out - roasting them completely changes the flavour. What … Continue reading Paprika-Roasted Veg & Quinoa
Looking for a simple and delicious guacamole recipe? Try this. What you'll need: - 4 large ripe avocados - 1 small red onion - 1 large ripe tomato - handful of coriander leaves - 1 small lime What to do: Start by slicing your avocados in half and scooping out the flesh. Finely chop your … Continue reading The Perfect Bowl of Guacamole
I love Mexican food, but it can be tricky to get it just perfect. I've tried tons of Mexican wrap and burrito recipes but never before have I found the perfect mix of ingredients, until now. This delicious take on a burrito can be whipped together in 15-minutes, and there are some hacks you can … Continue reading Black Bean, Wild Rice & Halloumi Burritos
Try this healthy vegan recipe for a quick and delicious dinner. The roasted squash topped with pesto, courgettes, mushrooms and peppers goes beautifully with a warm salad of garlic-kale and walnuts. You can add some crumbs of feta for extra impact, or let the pesto do the talking if you want to keep it vegan. … Continue reading Roast Squash with Pesto & Garlic Kale
This recipe is perfect for those evenings when you have a little more time to cook something indulgent but super healthy.
Try my delicious and warming recipe for lentil pasta with grilled long-stem broccoli and spiced artichoke.
Try this delicious and quick recipe of grilled vegetables and halloumi on a bed of hummus-topped pitta.
So this 'pasta with two veg' thing is actually becoming a thing - it started with my kale and mushroom pasta (which I'm still loving every week), and now I've got this absolutely delicious tomato and courgette pasta to add to my growing repertoire. This one is absolutely divine - the tomatoes really come alive with … Continue reading Tomato & Courgette Pasta
I first came across this delicious recipe here, and have put my own twist on the idea. All you need is your favourite grain, all your favourite veg and a saucepan. This dish tastes divine on its own as a wholesome dinner, but would also be great tucked into some stuffed peppers or mushrooms, or … Continue reading Delicious Vegetable Quinoa
This is my fool-proof recipe for perfect garlic bread. I often make it alongside my pesto pasta and it works great with pretty much any pasta dish. It's super quick, delicious and definitely healthier than the frozen off-the-shelf stuff. What you'll need: 5-6 slices of your favourite, good quality bread. I went for tiger bread this … Continue reading Perfect, Herby, Garlic Bread
I'm forever trying to perfect my paneer dishes, and I think this one is pretty close to heaven. I must say this recipe is definitely the one I use the most (for my other paneer recipe see here). It's creamy and wonderful and unapologetically delicious, but it's by no means the healthiest or lightest dinner option. … Continue reading Rich & Creamy Paneer Curry
Today I purchased my first ever cauliflower. It's one of those vegetables I've overlooked most of my life, but the concept of cauliflower rice has been floating about for some time now, so I decided to see what all the fuss is about. What you'll need: 1 cauliflower 1/2 head of broccoli 5-7 chestnut mushrooms 1 … Continue reading Spiced Cauliflower Rice
For me, sweet potatoes have always lived in the ‘eurgh, no thanks’ zone alongside butternut squash, goat's cheese and quiche. Simply couldn’t stand the stuff. I’d had a dodgy experience with a sweet potato fry in a Nandos a few years ago and had written the spuds off completely, opting for the ‘real thing’ (regular … Continue reading How To Make Perfect Sweet Potato Wedges
This is my quick and delicious vegetarian dinner with an indian twist! It's great for a wintery evening and is would be delicious served alongside my perfect paneer recipe. What you'll need: - 300g fresh green beans - 150g basmati rice - 150g mixed frozen vegetables - mustard seeds - turmeric - aniseed - red chilli … Continue reading Spiced Green Beans & Vegetable Rice
This is a very simple, super easy recipe with just a few core ingredients. You can use this saucy mushroom recipe as a topping on a slice of warm toasted rye bread for an exciting breakfast, as a quick and creamy sauce to stir into a bowl of wholemeal pasta, or as I did on … Continue reading Creamy Garlic Mushrooms
This is my magical, minty quinoa salad. Delicious, nutritious, and quick to prepare, this salad works great as a quirky side salad with burgers and main meals, and is equally wonderful as a packed lunch. What you'll need: - 100g Quinoa (raw or pre-cooked, depending on your laziness levels) - 3 or 4 inches of fresh … Continue reading Cucumber, Feta & Mint Quinoa Salad
This is a 15-minute recipe that's great for students, busy bees returning late from work, and especially for those of you who need to whip up an emergency meal last minute. What you'll need: 12-15 Chestnut Mushrooms 70g of Curly Kale (washed please!) 150-200g Whole Wheat Fusilli Pasta 1 large clove of Garlic Dried Herbs … Continue reading Kale & Mushroom Pasta
I made this dish for the first time a couple of nights ago. There are many variations of this recipe, and my version is adapted to make it a truly nutritious and wholesome meal. This was a perfect dinner for two, so if you want to see how to do it keep reading... What you'll … Continue reading Spinach-Stuffed Aubergines with Fresh Garlic Bread
So I've been very busy with deadlines recently, and having something to reach for when I'm lacking the creativity to come up with my own dishes has been great. I know there are tons of vegetarian cook books out there, but these two have been particularly great for my lifestyle. I'm a student, and so … Continue reading VegeBooks!
This filling meal is another great one for the winter months. It's warm, cheesy, and truly delicious. If you fancy a homemade version of this popular 'microwave meal,' then follow my three step process. What you need: - Macaroni pasta shells (about one mug full) - A whisk - 300g mushrooms - 250g tin of … Continue reading Warming Mushroom & Sweetcorn Macaroni Cheese
Here's a super quick salad idea that I'm sure you've all seen hundreds of times before. I'm including it on here anyway, because it's genuinely my favourite salad, and it's one of those dishes that I always have to order when I spot it on a menu. I recently started making it myself at home, … Continue reading The Perfect Mozzerella Salad
This is another great recipe for winter days. It's warm, a little spicy, and the paneer (deliciously magical indian cheese) makes it extremely tasty and filling. It's one of those curries that everyone loves, and because paneer is so versatile, you can change the spices up depending on what you prefer. Also, unlike most 'palak paneer' recipes, … Continue reading Spinach Paneer Curry
Looking for an easy, quick bake that tastes delicious every time? Try this. What you need: - 200g dark chocolate (I used about 74% cocoa chocolate, but use whatever you prefer) - 200g porridge oats - 200g muesli (I used swiss muesli with raisons and nuts) - 200g golden syrup - 200g golden caster sugar - 250g … Continue reading Delicious Chocolate Flapjacks
Next time you get home and reach for a ready-meal (whether its a packet pizza or microwave macaroni), try something like this instead. Everything I've included in this three-step-meal is bought from my local supermarket and cooked quickly at home. This is what healthy fast food looks like, and it's actually really fun and simple … Continue reading Fast Food at Home
This delicious dish makes a great light meal. I had it tonight with some left over pesto pasta and it tasted amazing. These lovely mushrooms can also be served as a starter or side dish, and if you're feeling adventurous you can always switch up the rice for couscous :). What you’ll need: - Portobello … Continue reading Spiced Rice & Stuffed Mushrooms
If you're craving a bit of the naughty stuff, then try this recipe. It's a great example of how 'frying' can be healthy (if you do it right!) This dish has a whole load of vegetables bursting with vitamins, and the noodles will really make sure that this meal fills you right up. What you'll … Continue reading Fancy a fry up?
Chickpea curry - perfect for a Friday night in. And as chickpeas are both highly nutritious and tasty, this is a recipe that will really tickle your taste-buds. What you will need: - Olive oil - 6 cloves - Cinnamon powder - Cumin - 2 onions - 2 cloves of Garlic - Ginger - 100g … Continue reading Warming Chickpea Curry