SALAD NISCOISE WITH A TWIST

So often the old favourite recipes remain the most loved and cocoon us in comfort. My eldest grand daughter did a phone survey, with  everyone who is coming over for Christmas lunch, of their favourite Christmas day foods. The plan was to then devise a menu that would delight the oldest to the youngest. As always, the old favourites were…

SUMMER BOWL, Breakfast done simply

Hot, summer days, clear blue skies, early mornings and the living is easy…….. breakfast or beach ?…….. I know what my answer is!  Healthy, quick and gluten free…yes. yes. yes   But….. with this great dish, you can do both. Those of you who are culinary challenged and for those of you who know their whisk from…

NASI GORENG WITH A TWIST

Gluten, dairy, sugar free and you guessed it…… super easy and delicious…my nasi goreng! Be creative, own your recipes and change ingredients to suit the seasons, what you have in the garden or fridge and your personal tastes. On one of our trips to Asia once, I remember the whole family eating Nasi Goreng for breakfast almost…

SANG CHOY BOW: my way

Dairy, sugar and gluten free Make dinnertime easy with this delicious family favourite! I have been making this dish for many years for all ages and all occasions and incredibly popular with my family. It’s definitely on my comfort food list and can be made with many variations. I love its simplicity and how easy it is…

TINY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE POTS: sugar & dairy free

Let them eat chocolate! Every one craves chocolate occasionally. Sadly, milk chocolate is loaded with sugar and dark chocolate still has some dairy and sugar, so try these healthy, tiny chocolate pots and I guarantee your taste buds will be delighted.  If you cant stop at one serve, don’t worry, they are filled with all things wonderful from natures bounty….

WINTER PORRIDGE with winter fruits, gluten free

Porridge, healthy and sustaining, spice up yours with this quick winter recipe. Every day breakfast needs to be simple, not a Michelin 3 star event!  I am sure, we can all agree on that. If you have 3 kids to get off to school, yourself to work and the dog to the vet, this recipe might just be for…

CHICKEN, FIG, NECTARINE TAGINE WITH BLACK LENTILS

Bring fragrant smells of a Moroccan Souk into your kitchen!   Think Moroccan and we conjure up images of the deep, vivid, colours from the open sacks of spices in markets and stacks of highly patterned ceramics. Smells in the air are sweet and spicy, that  feed the senses from a culture that is centred around a…