Healthy, low-cost dishes to make you smile

Salads

Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad

Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad

Too many years ago I ate one of the most delicious meals of my life in the kitchen of one of my dearest friend’s houses. She was living in Athens at the time and we visited her at the beginning of the summer, just before […]

Beetroot, Lentil and Somac salad

Beetroot, Lentil and Somac salad

I love lentils. There, I’ve said it. They are so picked on and ignored as a foodstuff but do not deserve their bad press at all. A nutritional powerhouse, easy to cook and really cheap and filling too. Quite why they are so derided is […]

Moroccan-style Freekah Salad

Moroccan-style Freekah Salad

Last year everyone was going freeky about freekah which is no bad thing as frankly this grain is ace! I have so many salads in my life with the grain but this is my Moroccan-style Freekah Salad. You will not be reaching for the snacks […]

Tomato, Cucumber and Parsley Salad

Tomato, Cucumber and Parsley Salad

When I was a student I used to live in an area of London packed with Turkish and Greek supermarkets. And they were certainly the best place to shop cheaply on a budget. The boxes of perfectly ripe fruits and vegetables were better quality than […]

Posh new potatoes and green beans

Posh new potatoes and green beans

One of the best ways to eat fresh and save cash is buy seasonally and make the most of promotions in story. That’s what happened when I came up with this dish. The potatoes were just 59p a bag and the green beans on offer […]