Healthy, low-cost dishes to make you smile

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Split Pea and Vegetable Soup

Split Pea and Vegetable Soup

I live with such a soup lover and since making more of my own I’ve really gotten into it myself. It’s such a brilliant way of getting a big veggie fix quickly and easily as if you make a vat of soup and keep it […]

Chocolate Orange Oat Bars

Chocolate Orange Oat Bars

If you are looking for the perfect suit every occasion snack and breakfast then you have found it here! These Chocolate Orange Oat Bars are a versatile source of slow release carbs and are refined sugar free too. They are basically a baked oatmeal, so […]

Salted Caramel Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Salted Caramel Chocolate Avocado Truffles

I have recently been toying with ‘healthy’ truffles. Not just because it’s the season for them but also because I am trying to find bite size treats for lunchboxes which pack a nutritional punch! These Salted Caramel Chocolate Avocado Truffles are not only sugar-free and […]

Pitta Croutons

Pitta Croutons

If you have some pitta or flatbread which has gone a little stale please don’t throw it away!!! Make these Pitta Croutons instead which are low in fat and high in flavour. Just tear the bread I into pieces, spray with oil (I use a […]

Warm Courgette and Mint Salad

Warm Courgette and Mint Salad

This Warm Courgette and Mint Salad is a great way of using up courgettes and it’s such an interesting side dish. It compliments fish so well and is brilliant as part of a buffet as it’s so colourful and a bit different. I like to […]

Basic Hummus

Basic Hummus

I’m not sure what kids party tea and lunchboxes comprised of before hummous or hommous or hummus – however you like to spell it! – was a staple of childhood. There’s no doubt it’s a brilliant go to for the whole family, whether as a […]

Italian Kale Stew

Italian Kale Stew

I am lucky enough to have a friend who embraces veggies and throws together meals with them so well I want to recreate their fantastic flavours as soon as I return home. And this Italian Kale Stew came about as a direct result of a […]

Cauliflower and Lentil Curry

Cauliflower and Lentil Curry

I have a minor obsession with my children loving Indian food for no reason other than I love it myself and cannot wait to take them to India which I think is one of the most fascinating and special countries in the world. They love […]

Chestnut Soup

Chestnut Soup

There is nothing better than free food! And this soup practically was. Even though winter is approaching nature is still providing some fabulous freebies. On a recent walk I found myself walking on a carpet of chestnut cases – many of which still filled with […]

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 […]