The Great British Bake-Off 2015: the Technical Challenges

This has been a fun blog to put together! 🙂 People who know me well know that I love my soups and salads, but they also know that I love my cakes, biscuits and puddings! It is often difficult to reconcile being a nutritionist with being a keen baker, who enjoys baking as much as… Continue reading The Great British Bake-Off 2015: the Technical Challenges

Cauliflower Tabbouleh with Coriander Vinaigrette

Tabbouleh is a salad of Eastern origins, often made with bulgur wheat or couscous, tomatoes, parsley, mint and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice and salt.   It is a very versatile dish and you can switch up the vegetables you are using according to your tastes. Or you can switch up the whole recipe,… Continue reading Cauliflower Tabbouleh with Coriander Vinaigrette

Minestrone Soup (+ bonus recipe: Home-made Tomato Sauce)

                            Minestrone Soup   In honour of Meat-Free Week 2015, this ultra-easy, but full on flavour recipe has been slightly adapted from a recipe in Ellie Krieger’s Small Changes, Big Results.   Ingredients (serves 6):   2tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely… Continue reading Minestrone Soup (+ bonus recipe: Home-made Tomato Sauce)

Wholemeal Spinach and Potato Pasties

In honour of Meat-Free Week 2015, this lovely recipe is slightly adapted from a recipe published in Cook Vegetarian magazine in April 2013. Ingredients (serves 4):   150g plain wholemeal flour 150g plain flour ½ tsp salt 150g butter, chilled and diced 300g unpeeled potatoes, cut into chunks 225g baby spinach 1 garlic clove, finely… Continue reading Wholemeal Spinach and Potato Pasties

Quinoa, Apricot and Chickpea Salad with Grilled Halloumi

The base for this recipe was inspired by a Quinoa Pilaf recipe from Ellie Krieger’s Small Changes, Big Results. I bulked up the recipe with chickpeas, added a spiced lemony dressing and, because I can’t leave well enough alone, I topped it with grilled halloumi slices. This is nourishing enough to be eaten as a… Continue reading Quinoa, Apricot and Chickpea Salad with Grilled Halloumi

Chinese Chicken Stir-Fry

  I actually hesitate to call this a recipe because it is so easy, the prep is only 5 minutes of minimal chopping and it means you can have dinner on the table in about 15-20 minutes at the most. This recipe is the short-on-time-cook’s best friend.   I have called it “Chinese” stir-fry due… Continue reading Chinese Chicken Stir-Fry

Chicken Cacciatore

  There are recipes for which there are as many versions of as there are cooks in the world and I love that; I love the idea of taking a “traditional” recipe and make it mine.   My aim with Sandra’s Holistic Kitchen is to create or re-create recipes and make them easy, affordable and,… Continue reading Chicken Cacciatore