Superfood supper: Beetroot & coriander dip
Free from / Fruit & veg / gluten-free / vegetarian

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

Spanish supper: Salmorejo (chilled tomato soup) with crispy jamón serrano
dairy free / Free from / Fruit & veg / vegan / vegetarian

Spanish supper: Salmorejo (chilled tomato soup) with crispy jamón serrano

As I passed my local (and ridiculously awesome) greengrocer the other day, a bunch of juicy tomatoes started winking at me. We understood each other instantly and so I made this soup for the Spain v Holland World Cup match. It didn’t seem to help Spain very much but we had a jolly good time anyway. Salmorejo is … Continue reading

Tomato, beetroot & mozzarella summer ‘pizza’ tart
Baking / Free from / Fruit & veg / vegetarian

Tomato, beetroot & mozzarella summer ‘pizza’ tart

Sometimes (rarely) eating pizza doesn’t seem quite appropriate. For me, in the midday sun is one of those times. I want something a little less heavy. Something with brighter flavours and a bit more veg. But really, I still want pizza… I bring you my summer ‘pizza’ tart. The reassuring tomato-mozzarella combo remains but the … Continue reading

Belting bruschetta
dairy free / Free from / Fruit & veg / gluten-free / vegan / vegetarian

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

Mexican supper: Fiery prawn & guacamole wraps
dairy free / Fish / Free from / Fruit & veg / gluten-free

Mexican supper: Fiery prawn & guacamole wraps

This heatwave is causing me to become mildly unhinged. Heat-induced insomnia is sweeping across Britain, leaving us to limply negotiate the morning commute thirsty and grumpy, a scrum of clammy hands and moist shoes. And last night the thermostat was showing 28°C in my flat. I found myself huddled over my stove in my swimsuit, … Continue reading