Wholewheat pesto spaghetti

This is a great meal to cook when you are short of time but want something healthy! You can make the pesto beforehand or it’s so quick and easy to do whilst the spaghetti is boiling.  Ingredients: Wholewheat spaghetti Almond pesto – this time round I didn’t add the avocado but if you want a creamier…

Spring green salad with almond pesto and grilled chicken

A hearty salad for a hot summers day! For two people as a main dish takes about 30-40 minutes with preparation and cooking time. Great for during the week after a busy day at the office!  Ingredients  2 organic chicken breasts 1 courgette  1 pack asparagus tips 4 pink radishes 1 packet organic watercress Feta…

Spicy roasted chickpeas 

Roasted chickpeas are great way to get your fibre and protein intake. They taste great as an accompaniment to a meal or scattered over a salad! Ingredients: 400g can chickpeas (I use Sainsburys So Organic range) 1/2 tsp each of the following: Ground cumin Smoked paprika Crushed coriander seeds Salt and black pepper A few…

Oat and banana breakfast bars 

These are great to make as part of Sunday meal prep and a nutrient packed grab and go breakfast!  Ingriedents: 1 cup porridge oats 1 banana  1 tbsp chia seeds 1 tbsp nut butter 1 tbsp honey  1 tbsp ground flaxseeds (optional) 1 tbsp cacoa powder (optional) Handful each of: Pumpkin seeds Coconut chips  Flaked…

Black bean dip

A super quick and easy recipe! The black beans give it a great texture and nutty flavour while the paprika, garlic and cumin give it good kick! Ingredients: 400g tin organic black beans Half tsp each of the following: Paprika Ground cumin Pink salt Black pepper 2 garlic cloves A good gulg of extra virgin…

Easy homemade granola 

I love granola for breakfast but when buying them from the shop they contain so many extra ingredients which aren’t really necessary and it’s so simple to make it at home! I use the following as the base to all my granola creations: 3 cups Scottish rolled oats 1/2 cup organic honey 2 tablespoons coconut…

Vegan almond and avocado pesto 

Ingredients: Half an avocado  4 tablespoons ground almonds  1 pack fresh basil 3 garlic gloves Juice of half a lemon Olive oil – a good glug!  Salt and pepper to taste  Method: Blend the avocado, garlic, basil leaves with the lemon juice and some olive oil till chopped and slightly smooth.  Remove and mix in…

Warm butter bean and grilled vegetable salad

I love a hearty salad and as the autumnal days are slowing creeping in I’m looking for warm salads full of colour and flavour. This is a favourite of mine and it’s so quick and easy to make during the week.  Serves two  Ingredients: 250g organic butter beans 1 red pepper 1 medium courgette 1…

Brie, mushroom and rocket spaghetti 

I went into autopilot cooking this meal and forgot to take step by step pictures – sorry!  Serves 1 Ingredients  200g cooked Spaghetti (I used whole grain spelt) 4 large chestnut Mushrooms 30g Somerset Brie  Handful of spinach and rocket Knob of Butter Few glugs of Olive Oil  1 tsp garlic powder Handful of chopped…

Easy creamy pasta sauce

Ingredients: For the sauce: 500g baby plum tomatoes  2 small red onions or 1 large 5 garlic cloves  Half a thinly sliced red chilli  3 tbsp Olive oil Handful of basil leaves  A tin of chopped tomatoes  For the pasta: 175g baby Spinach  Two tablespoons Greek yogurt  Salt and pepper Oregano  Heat a frying pan…

Vegetable fried rice

An easy versatile recipe great with grilled chicken breast or steamed fish fillets