Category: Healthy

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Asparagus Niçoise Salad

The exact constituent parts of an authentic Niçoise salad is a matter of contentious debate. There must be as many points of view as there are cooks. So I am throwing my hat into the ring and offer up Niçoise with asparagus!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Asparagus and peas braised in butter with herbs, hazelnuts, kasha and lemon

It’s the British asparagus season – make the most of it with this very simple combination: fresh asparagus from local fields and fresh peas from a pod, boiled and then quickly braised in butter, with lemon herbs and hazlenuts and kasha for a bit of crunch.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Spinach, Tofu, Avocado

This recipe is all about tofu and how well it partners avocado, spinach, sesame and ponzu dressing. I’ve been rather fastidious in presentation – but don’t let that put you off. Just try the combo, however its presented.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Yaki soba in 30 Minutes

Yaki soba is a Japanese noodle stir-fry. Soba noodles are made with buckwheat, but yaki soba are uses egg or wheat noodles.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Watermelon and Prawn Salad with Chilli Dressing

Make the most of watermelon season and the hot weather with a watermelon salad. It’s make a perfect starter – especially for a Mexican meal.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Really Easy Creamy Tomato and Basil Tortiglioni

This is part of a series of really easy dishes – this one only take as long as the pasta does to cook. They’re perfect for a quick supper after work or lunch or tea with the kids.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Roasting Tomatoes

Roasting tomatoes is a useful technique for adding sweetness and depth of flavour to tomatoes.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Roman Artichokes

This is one of the best ways to enjoy artichokes. I got these artichokes from Kingston Market – they’re fresh in from Italy.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Dad’s Californian Salad with Artichokes and Fresh Vegetables

A delicious salad of fresh vegetables, typical of those grown in my childhood home!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Tomato Salad—Simple and Visually Satisfying

This is inspired by a recipe in the book, ‘Salad’ by Amy Nathan (1985).

Monday, July 3, 2017

Pear and Fourme d’Ambert Salad

This is inspired by a recipe in the book, ‘Salad’ by Amy Nathan (1985).

Friday, June 16, 2017

Healthy Sweetcorn, Rice and Chicken Salad

Here is a very grown-up way to use sweetcorn. The salad starts life as a herb and sweetcorn pilaf. So if you like sweetcorn make the pilaf and use it as part of a hot meal – or use it in this salad.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Quick and Easy 30 minute Souvlaki

“A great recipe for those who are strapped for time! Don’t forget the yogurt!”

Monday, May 29, 2017

Fennel, Lentil and Bean Salad

A tasty healthy salad, full of texture and goodness. Ideal as part of a low-cholesterol diet.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Chocolate Snack Bars

These bars are delicious. They are full of good things but low in added sugar and added fats.

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