Japanese supper: Miso soup with soba noodles, mushrooms & flash-fried beef
dairy free / Free from / Fruit & veg / gluten-free / Meat

Japanese supper: Miso soup with soba noodles, mushrooms & flash-fried beef

I fell in love with soba noodles on a trip to Japan last year. Until then, my Western experiences of ‘authentic’ Japanese cuisine had led me to believe that the Japanese subsisted on sushi alone, washed down with green tea by day and sake by night. I was obviously wrong (about the sushi anyway!). And everything … Continue reading

Superfood supper: Beetroot & coriander dip
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Superfood supper: Beetroot & coriander dip

Move over houmous, this vibrant dip is where it’s at – it’s tasty and fragrant and the cardamom and coriander add an exotic zestiness to the sweetness of the beetroot. The ‘catch’: It’s good for you too…as well as vitamins and minerals, beetroot is packed full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory chemicals and can help your body … Continue reading

Heart-healthy blueberry & almond baked oatmeal
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Heart-healthy blueberry & almond baked oatmeal

About a year ago, a start-up US magazine called Nanny Magazine approached me and asked if I would like to contribute some recipes to their maiden print issue. They were looking for recipes that were both heart-healthy, child-friendly and simple to create. It still astonishes me how blogs can connect people from across the globe … Continue reading

Spanish supper: Monkfish with quick chorizo & butterbean stew
dairy free / Fish / Free from / gluten-free / Meat

Spanish supper: Monkfish with quick chorizo & butterbean stew

Monkfish is a beautifully textured fish and so meaty that it can stand up to proper flavours – move over white wine and parsley, I’m talking chorizo and garlic and smoked paprika (okay, and a teensy bit of parsley). At once easy to make and completely dinner party-proof, this is a dish of two halves … Continue reading

Belting bruschetta
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Belting bruschetta

There are few greater pleasures in life than a ripe tomato bursting in your mouth. Like liquid sunshine. Deliciously sweet and ludicrously easy, this recipe is perfect for a starter or light lunch – I’ve even made mini-ones as party canapés. ***WARNING: PLEASE USE RIPE TOMATOES OTHERWISE THIS DISH WILL TASTE ANEMIC AND MAKE YOUR … Continue reading