AMAZING SALADS, ONE FOR EACH DAY OF THE YEAR

Be brave, be adventurous, whats in the fridge, the garden, herb pots and in the markets? There’s always more than lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber.Am I crazy, can I make a different salad every day for a year?  Full time study, zenning out in yoga , barre classes,  walking an over exuberant puppy and busy family……(aren’t…

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…

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…

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…

GREEN PEA & HAM HOCK SOUP

A bag of frozen green peas just got interesting! Vibrant green, velvety texture, the aroma of this soup fills the kitchen and once served will bring a smile to everyone’s face. This soup is happiness in a bowl. Although the initial cooking time for the stock takes 2-3 hours, the recipe is easy and requires little effort in…

CHILLI HONEY CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS AND CRUNCHY SLAW

Easy to make, economical, healthy, a crowd pleaser, honey chicken is always a winner.  Having trouble with fussy eaters, worry no more, this dish will have them scurrying to the dinner table on the first gong. I often made this for my girls when they were younger and now my grandchildren. In cooking classes, high school kids who…

COS SALAD WITH FRESH SALMON AND GOAT CURD

Home late, hungry, need a quick meal to enjoy as you, unwind for the day and have a quite chat over the soft flame of a candle. I have the perfect  recipe!   The chat over the soft light of a candle happened to be with one of my grand daughters and Mr 70’s. We had…

PASSIONFRUIT YOGURT, STRAWBERRIES,TOASTED COCONUT AND ALMONDS

This dessert will wow everyone’s socks off and it only takes 5 minutes to make. Healthy, yummy and quick, a winning formula in the kitchen, this dessert ticks all the boxes. I make this for breakfast, snacks or as a dessert. No matter who eats this dessert the bowls are always licked clean. Sugar free…