Healthy, low-cost dishes to make you smile

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Bean and Celeriac Stew

Bean and Celeriac Stew

I fell in love with a bag of dried beans in Waitrose the other week. I know, weird stuff happens to me! After admiring the 10 different beans in the mix I realised I needed to cook something which really celebrated them and made them […]

Pomegranate Slaw

Pomegranate Slaw

Pomegranates are at their best right now and also readily available at a reasonable price – so there’s no reason not to incorporate them in your meals to give them a new fresh feel and a dazzling burst of red. That’s why this Pomegranate Slaw […]

Roasted Carrot and Paprika Soup

Roasted Carrot and Paprika Soup

I had one of ‘those’ shopping trips this week – without checking what was in the fridge I hit the shops and was more than a little surprised that we already had 1kg of carrots in the chiller drawer when I slipped the second kilo […]

Flavoursome Roasted Cauliflower

Flavoursome Roasted Cauliflower

I know some people are crazy about cauliflowers but they have never been top of my fave veggies. Often they are cooked in a way which is so bland so I have resolved to find more exciting ways to make the white vegetable more exciting. […]

Fifteen Minute Pad Thai

Fifteen Minute Pad Thai

Whenever I see Pad Thai on a menu I have a magnetic like attraction to it! There’s just something absolutely perfect about the combination of flavours and textures. Obviously I can’t eat it out every day as I would love to, so I have come […]

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

A friend and I were talking recently and she was saying how she would like to see more soups on this blog because she a) loves them b) looks at recipes and they seem to be long and overwhelming. To be a soup is a […]

Vegan Sloppy Joes

Vegan Sloppy Joes

I recently became obsessed with the concept of the Sloppy Joe. Mainly because I have never had one and probably never will. It’s on the list of things I’ve never tasted like a kebab, Big Mac, dubious southern style chicken from a faux KFC… Generally […]

Simple Beetroot Risotto

Simple Beetroot Risotto

I’m having a ‘no shop’ week this week which is something I like to do every now and then, where I don’t buy any food that week, just use up things in the cupboards and freezer. It’s a really helpful concept for reducing your food […]

Sweet Potato Couscous

Sweet Potato Couscous

Couscous is no longer the hard to fine, expensive ingredient it used to be and is easily found on most supermarket shelves. It comes in many varieties, I love the wholemeal and giant couscous, both of which you can use to make this Sweet Potato […]

Pearl Barley and Beetroot Salad

Pearl Barley and Beetroot Salad

Pearl barley is so often associated with winter as it’s popular in soups, but don’t just save it for the colder months because this gorgeous grain is also brilliant in salads. It pares beautifully with the earthy flavour of beetroot in this filling Pearl Barley […]