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

Home-made Cheeseburger and Sweet Potato Chips

This is another one of my son’s favourite meals, often requested at home. Making everything from scratch means you can feel good about serving this treat meal; you know every single ingredient that has gone into making it. As you’ll see, I like to keep the seasoning of the burger meat very simple but feel… Continue reading Home-made Cheeseburger and Sweet Potato Chips

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