Rocket and Radichio Salad with Pear and Hazelnuts

Rocket & Radicchio Salad with Pear & Hazelnuts

  Do you find that as the morning temps start to dip into the single digits, and the rugs, throws and slippers come back out into play, it’s tempting to move away from the usual salad and greens? It’s natural to start to lean towards warm soups, broths, braises and roasts, which all play a beautiful role in our nurturing …

Gluten-Free Almond and Zucchini Bread (fondly referred to as A-Z Bread)

Don’t you just love sweet, random moments that can have rippling effects in the most surprising directions? That can prompt one of our all-time favourite gluten-free breads to finally receive a blog posting? Yes? Well, this one is thanks to Mike. We met Mike, a young English Doctor based in Leeds,  by chance last week on a train heading from …

Golden-Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Walnuts, Parsley and Capers

Finally cauliflower is hip, and deservedly so. Not only is it a powerhouse of nutrition but your taste buds will love it too … yep, no kidding! The humble cauli is gaining popularity as a ‘real food’ alternative to commonly used foods such as rice, pizza bases and more and it also makes a de-lush-ous salad ingredient. Infact cauli is …

basil and sunflower pesto

Basil and Sunflower Seed Pesto

  This basil pesto is a simple, easy combo of delicious ingredients that allows you to throw together a meal in less than 15 minutes. Full of flavour and bursting with Summer goodness from the sweet basil leaves, it ranks as one of my ultimate comfort foods.  Truth be told, I have been known to eat it directly from the jar! Fresh pesto is incredibly …

Chorizo and Rosemary Frittata

Back in the day, I lived and worked in Italy for months at a time over several years, in a medieval fortress city called Spoleto. It is an extraordinary place which ticks all the tourist boxes with Roman amphitheatres and relics, an aqueduct kilometres long, a stunning Duomo and castle, and an international music event Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival …

Spinach and Feta Comfort Pie

Comfort food is an essential part of everyone’s diet. There, doesn’t that sound comforting! Doesn’t that make you feel at ease! Of course, I’m not imagining here some sugar-laced, processed sweet item, but rather a simple, home-made, warm dish of wholefood that softly nourishes from the inside and feeds the inner glow. For me, comfort can always been found in the deep wedges of …

Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric and Ginger

I’m sure one food memory many of us share is of the traditional cauliflower in white sauce. I remember it fondly as an accompaniment to Nan’s Sunday roast, included in Mum’s meat-and-three-veg dinners, and when I was at Uni as part of the pub lunches. Do you too remember it dressed to impress in its beautiful, cheesy white splendour? Interestingly, move forwards …

Avocado, Potato and Watercress Salad

Our veggie garden has been springing into action with the change of season. As the temperature heats up and the days start to lengthen, we are being rewarded with daily bounty of fire-truck red cherry tomatoes, crisp baby cos and mesclun lettuce, peppery rocket, climbing english spinach and well-mannered, straight-backed spring onions. I  never tire of the seemingly endless salad combinations available, and how …