Spring Pasta with Asparagus Peas & Feta

spring pasta

The arrival of spring brings so many good things to the cook’s table. Asparagus for example, is always a welcome sight to see. Sometimes I want to eat them simply with melted butter but at other times I like to include them into family meals. My spring pasta with asparagus, peas and Feta cheese is […]

Raw Gingerbread Bites & A Cook Book Giveaway

raw gingerbread bites

It’s been a while since my last post so I thought it would be a good idea to share with you my latest cook book giveaway via Rafflecopter at the end of this post. The book is “Fitness Gourmet” by Christian Coates. Fitness Gourmet is the debut cookery book by Christian Coates, the brainchild behind Soulmatefood. The […]

Buttermilk Breakfast Muffins

buttermilk breakfast muffins

These muffins were very difficult to name. Yes they are buttermilk breakfast muffins but they are also so much more than that. Oaty, fruit packed, super duper light and low in sugar not to mention healthy-ish, I used spelt and wholemeal flour, two fruits and one veg. The trouble is they are so good the […]

Supergreens Soup

supergreens soup

After my first experiment with a green smoothie, I thought I would try my hand at making a supergreens soup. All the goodness of a green smoothie but in soup form. What turns a green smoothie into a soup? Heat. That is where my Froothie comes into it’s own. Hot soup blended to perfection within […]

Valentine Mochaccino Mousse

valentine mochaccino mousse

Does anyone actually go out and eat in restaurants on Valentine’s day? It is a contrived scenario to find yourself in. A restaurant only set up with tables of two, a single stem rose in a thin vase and lots of pink splashed around looking anything but pretty in pink. I purposefully avoid restaurants on […]

Green Goddess Smoothie

green goddess smoothie

This is my first foray into the world of green smoothies. I was thinking of the perfect combination which would get me kick-started into enjoying the benefits of a glass of green goodness so I came up with an idea for a Green Goddess Smoothie. I thought a good place to start would be by […]

Jerusalem Artichoke Chestnut & Mushroom Soup

mushroom soup

I have for you a soup that truly reflects this time of the year. Earthy, woodsy, deeply rich flavours speak for themselves. Before making this soup, I hadn’t eaten Jerusalem artichokes for years. I remember a time when Jerusalem artichoke puree came with everything, I think around the same time as celeriac became a big […]

Christmas Vegetable Strudel

Christmas vegetable strudel

Just before I head off to begin my Christmas celebrations I wanted to share with you my Christmas vegetable strudel. It could not be simpler to prepare and even though I would class it as a vegetarian main course, I would happily add a slice to my turkey dinner plate. It contains all of the […]

Stollen Biscuit Bites

stollen biscuit bites

If you are looking for a last minute edible gift to give to someone then you might like my stollen biscuit bites. Simple enough to make and far too easy to eat, my bite sized biscuits with the flavours of stollen make the perfect edible Christmas gift. This is a biscuit recipe that can make […]

Roasted Pear & Mincemeat Crumble Tarts

mincemeat crumble tarts

I have a recipe here that is suitable  for those who may not be totally enamoured by mince pies. Although I love  mince pies in their traditional form, others may not be so keen. Adding mincemeat to crumbles has always been something I like to do and I have made a pear and mincemeat strudel […]