Spinach & Ricotta Triangles

  Lunch time with kids can frankly be quite boring. The same sandwich, day in day out, is more than this woman can cope with…….you see, at the start of the school year I get all gung-ho about producing imaginative lunches. It’s all quinoa, tabouleh and burrito bowls in January. By the end of the … Continue reading

Pumpkin, Leek, Spinach & Ricotta Frittata

  It’s that time of year when we have lots of places to go and people to see, this usually goes hand in hand with lots of plates to bring (you can’t turn up empty handed can you?). Not that I mind providing a dish for the festivities…that way I know there is at least … Continue reading

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Now don’t let this post fool you…I’m not a firm believer that carbs/grains/whatever are the enemy and should never pass the lips, it’s just that sometimes I like to get some extra serves of vegetables into my day and substituting rice with cauliflower is an easy way to up the intake and lighten the load. … Continue reading

Fish with Lemon Caper Butter & Zucchini Cakes

    I’ve had a special request for a recipe from our Game of Thrones dinner party…..it has taken me some time to comply, but here it is wrapped up in a whole new main meal! I made zucchini cakes to give a lighter alternative side dish to go with a gorgeous eye fillet of … Continue reading

Spanakopita

Spanakopita is a Greek classic. Spinach and feta encased in gossamer thin filo pastry. The husband’s grandmother (Yia Yia in Greek) used to make it from scratch, rolling out the pastry herself, a skill I definitely do not possess. As luck would have it though, those lovely whisper thin pieces of pastry are in the freezer … Continue reading

Shakshuka

I learned how to make this dish when it was the Italian version “Eggs in Purgatory” which is a fantastic title. This version has a middle eastern bent with the flavours of the cumin and paprika and the kick of the harissa paste. It also has the added bonus of  having another fabulous title, “Shakshuka!” I don’t … Continue reading

Sweet or Savoury Pumpkin Bread – Gluten Free

This is such a clever little recipe you can make it for a sweet OR savoury occasion. It’s gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free and flavour full! Whenever I see recipes for the full American Thanksgiving dinner I always see Pumpkin Pie on the menu with a reference to “pumpkin spice”. An abundance of … Continue reading

Zucchini Slice – gluten free

In my never ending search to find an alternative to the sandwich (not that there is anything wrong with them, I just like to try and get as many vegetables into my family’s diet as I can and sometimes bread takes up valuable menu space) I’m always experimenting with lunch box alternatives. This slice (or … Continue reading

Healthy crunchy muesli bars

  It can be difficult to find some healthy snacks to pop in the kids lunch box or to stash in your drawer at work. They always seem to be high in sugar or fat or contain nuts. So with a little help from a recipe my friend Ali gave me and a few modifications … Continue reading

Zucchini Fritters & poached eggs with spinach, rocket and tomato relish

We all know that we are supposed to have at least 5 serves of vegetables a day. Sometimes it can be tricky squeezing 5 full serves into a your daily menu. On the weekend when I have a little more time, I like to fit  a good couple of serves into breakfast. These zucchini fritters … Continue reading