Baked Smokey Butterbeans & Vine Tomatoes on Sourdough

Baked Smokey Butterbeans & Vine Tomatoes on Sourdough

Baked Smokey Butterbeans & Vine Tomatoes on Sourdough Baked beans1 tin butterbeans (rinsed, drained)1 tsp ground cinnamon1 tsp ground cumin1 tsp sweet smoked paprika1 tsp pure maple syrup1 tsp red wine vinegar2 TBSP tomato puree paste4 TBSP waterRemaining...

Red Lentil, Carrot, Cumin, Ginger & Coriander Soup

Red Lentil, Carrot, Cumin, Ginger & Coriander Soup

One of the highlights of entering the cooler months is that I can make a new soup each week which I keep in the fridge, ready for heating up for a quick lunch. During a busy day, it's all too easy to skip lunch, so it's always handy to have something which can be...

Heirloom Tomatoes on Sourdough Toast with Avocado & Spinach

Heirloom Tomatoes on Sourdough Toast with Avocado & Spinach

Heirloom Tomatoes on Sourdough Toast with Avocado & Spinach 1 slice sourdough bread1 selection of heirloom tomatoes washed and sliced thinly1 small avocado skin removed (sliced)1 small handful spinach leaves washed (shredded)1 tsp hemp seed oilground black pepper...

Roasted Vegetables Summer Salad with Quinoa & Chickpeas

Roasted Vegetables Summer Salad with Quinoa & Chickpeas

A Summer salad using sweet potatoes, red bell peppers and courgettes, combined with quinoa, chickpeas and fresh spinach. Roughly chop the sweet potatoes, courgettes, peppers and red onions and pop them on a baking tray, evenly spaced to ensure they cook properly.  If...

Asian Tofu Stir Fry with Rice Vermicelli Noodles & Quinoa

Asian Tofu Stir Fry with Rice Vermicelli Noodles & Quinoa

Stir-fry - it's definitely one of my favourite meals to eat! It's so quick to make, tastes so much better than a takeaway (not to mention healthier too!), and  I absolutely love the bursts of garlic, ginger, lime and coriander against the crunchy veggies and crispy...

Bombay Spice Mix Potatoes in a Zesty Mango Salsa

Bombay Spice Mix Potatoes in a Zesty Mango Salsa

This recipe was developed for Blas y Tir using their quality Welsh Produce of Pembrokeshire Potatoes and Spring Onions. 'Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Pembrokeshire’s mild, frost-free coastal climate is perfect for growing Pembrokeshire Early Potatoes. This unique...

Potatoes & Courgette Ribbons with Spinach, Pea & Hazelnut Guacamole

Potatoes & Courgette Ribbons with Spinach, Pea & Hazelnut Guacamole

This recipe has been created for Blas y Tir using their fresh Welsh produce of Spring Onions and Pembrokeshire Potatoes. 'On 4th December 2013, the European Commission’s protected food name scheme awarded the Pembrokeshire Early potato its protected geographical...

Tabbouleh – Parsley, Mint, Potatoes, Tomatoes & Spring Onion

Tabbouleh – Parsley, Mint, Potatoes, Tomatoes & Spring Onion

This recipe was created for Blas y Tir using their Welsh produce of Pembrokeshire Potatoes. ‘Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Pembrokeshire’s mild, frost-free coastal climate is perfect for growing Pembrokeshire Early Potatoes. This unique climate and coastal soil work...

Asparagus, Pea & Courgette with Potatoes & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Asparagus, Pea & Courgette with Potatoes & Balsamic Vinaigrette

This recipe was created for Blas y Tir using their Welsh produce of Pembrokeshire Potatoes. 'Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Pembrokeshire’s mild, frost-free coastal climate is perfect for growing Pembrokeshire Early Potatoes. This unique climate and coastal soil work...

Kale, Watercress, Pomegranate, Orange & Ginger Flageolet Beans

Kale, Watercress, Pomegranate, Orange & Ginger Flageolet Beans

We all need ways to get more greens into our daily diet so I m always looking for new ways to incorporate them!  This kale and watercress salad is a nutritious and healthy way to eat them.  It's just bursting with flavour from the juicy pomegranate seeds against the...

Broad Bean, Walnut, Lemon, Mint & Garlic Pasta Sauce

Broad Bean, Walnut, Lemon, Mint & Garlic Pasta Sauce

20+ years ago, when I was at university, I was well known for a dish I used to make over and over (and over!).  It was cold white pasta, tuna, mayo and LOTS of garlic! (maybe the garlic was the reason I was well known for this recipe..?!!).  I am not sure why I made...

Lettuce, Quinoa, Sweet Potato & Mint with Tumeric Cream Dressing

Lettuce, Quinoa, Sweet Potato & Mint with Tumeric Cream Dressing

One of my favourite things about warmer weather is salads! But I am not talking a few limp lettuce leaves with some random chopped tomato and a bit of onion - say whaaaat IS that thing on the side of your plate in restaurants anyway?!! The token lettuce leaf and...

Chocolate Chip, Coconut and Oat Energy Square Bites

Chocolate Chip, Coconut and Oat Energy Square Bites

These energy bites are perfect for keeping in the fridge and snacking on when hunger strikes!  They come in really handy when you haven't got time to have a full breakfast, or when you are peckish around 11 or 3 or 7!  They are good for both children and adults,...

Green Leaf Salad with Strawberries, Blueberries, Orange & Kiwi

Green Leaf Salad with Strawberries, Blueberries, Orange & Kiwi

Adding fruit to salads is a favourite choice for me! I love savoury foods but you can't beat the burst of fresh, sweet juice which comes from oranges, blueberries, strawberries or kiwifruit combined with the freshness of the green salad leaves.  Drizzled with some...

Green Leaf, Carrot, Radish, Cucumber & Yellow Pepper Salad

Green Leaf, Carrot, Radish, Cucumber & Yellow Pepper Salad

A quick and easy salad to throw together on hot, sunny days! It makes a lovely centrepiece too if you're having guests or need to take something round to the neighbour's BBQ! Green Leaf, Carrot, Radish, Cucumber & Yellow Pepper Salad 200 g mix of any green salad...

Sweet Pea, Parsley & Red Onion Soup

Sweet Pea, Parsley & Red Onion Soup

5 minutes - 5 ingredients - that's all it takes to make this incredibly delicious soup! I was on my way out to the shops to buy a few ingredients but decided to not go and try and create some lunch from what I already had at home.  I found some sweet red onions, a bag...

Rainbow Salad Wraps with Sweet Tahini & Lime Dipping Sauce

Rainbow Salad Wraps with Sweet Tahini & Lime Dipping Sauce

This recipe was created for Blas Y Tir, using their wonderful, fresh Welsh produce. A really fun and vibrant way to eat the rainbow! These wraps can be made with whatever salad items you have in your fridge at the time, but use what I have used as a guide and try and...

Curried Pea & Potato, Whole-wheat Samosas with Raita – vegan

Curried Pea & Potato, Whole-wheat Samosas with Raita – vegan

This recipe was created for Blas y Tir, using their quality Welsh produce. Samosas are traditionally made with filo pastry, which can be tricky to work with as it is delicate and breaks very easily when handled.  I prefer to make my samosas with wholewheat tortillas...

Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Truffles – vegan

Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Truffles – vegan

These are absolutely deeelicious! Like - oh my goodness - somebody stop me from eating all of these right now!!! Yes. They are THAT good! Eek! Fantastic as a high protein, high energy 11am or 3pm 'keep me going until next meal time' snack food!  So easy to make and...

Smoked Paprika, Oven Toasted Sesame Seed & Edamame Beans

Smoked Paprika, Oven Toasted Sesame Seed & Edamame Beans

A delicious, high protein, plant-based / vegan snack idea to keep you going when you're feeling hungry!  These are so easy to make and a flavoursome way to turn a bag of frozen edamame beans into something you will love to grab a handful (or 2!) when you need...

Roasted Cauliflower, Butternut & Black Bean Hand Pies

Roasted Cauliflower, Butternut & Black Bean Hand Pies

This recipe was created for Blas y Tir, using their quality Welsh produce. These hand pies provide a really fun and delicious way to eat your veggies! The 'one-tray-bake' of the filling ingredients are really easy to make and it can be used as a filling in these hand...

Crunchy Cashew Cauliflower Cheeze Balls

Crunchy Cashew Cauliflower Cheeze Balls

Recipe developed for Blas y Tir, the home of Welsh produce! These vegan, dairy free, cauliflower cheeze balls are for people who don't like cauliflower! The combination of creamy cashews and nutty tasting ground almonds together with some nutritional yeast flakes and...

Oil-Free, Broccoli, Walnut & Avocado Pesto on Courgetti

Oil-Free, Broccoli, Walnut & Avocado Pesto on Courgetti

This oil-free pesto takes only minutes to make and takes absolutely delicious! An ideal mid-week meal which leaves you feeling satisfied while you nourish your body with greens, healthy fats and fibre! Begin by assembling all of your ingredients.  You will need; 1...

Black Bean Chilli Nachos with Tomato Salsa & Avocado

Black Bean Chilli Nachos with Tomato Salsa & Avocado

Mexican food is in my top 3 favourite cuisines to eat (the other two are Asian and Middle Eastern), and Nachos are one of those recognisable dishes which use some of the best ingredients from Mexican cooking; black beans, spices, garlic, avocado, coriander, tomatoes...

Sunshine Orange Soup: Carrot, Butternut & Red Lentils

Sunshine Orange Soup: Carrot, Butternut & Red Lentils

A wonderfully nourishing bowl of sunshine soup - full of vitamin A in the form of Beta-carotene - eat this - and you'll be able to see in the dark! Or so my mum used to say when trying to get me to eat my carrots! It may not give you x-ray night vision but it is...

Spiced Crunchy Baked Chickpeas

Spiced Crunchy Baked Chickpeas

A great recipe to batch bake at the start of the week, ready for adding to soup, salad, curry or simply just snacking on when your hangry 😉 Less than a minute to prep and 30mins in a hot oven to crisp up - that's not much effort for a healthy and tasty hit of plant...

Chunky Root Vegetable Soup with Parsley & Basil Pesto

Chunky Root Vegetable Soup with Parsley & Basil Pesto

I am going to be using the same mix of vegetables to create a range of different meals.  I have found this kind of meal preparation has saved me hours in the kitchen over the course of a week and is a life saver when I really can't be bothered to cook but still want a...

Spicy Peanut Butter Tofu with Quinoa and Crunchy Vegetables

Spicy Peanut Butter Tofu with Quinoa and Crunchy Vegetables

A bowl full of flavour, texture, health and m m mmmmmm! Enjoy! Joanne 🙂 First, press and drain your firm tofu and cut into bite-sized cubes; Next, assemble the ingredients for the satay sauce. You will need 6 ingredients; Sesame oil Fresh garlic Tamari Smooth or...

Kale & Walnut Pesto Stuffed Giant Pasta Shells

Kale & Walnut Pesto Stuffed Giant Pasta Shells

A 10-minute meal you can have ready after a long day out of the house using mainly store cupboard ingredients and some fresh kale leaves. We all need super quick recipes in our repertoire to pull out at the end of a long day and when you're feeling hangry! Well, this...

Winter Kale, Pomegranate, Orange, Pistachio & Hemp Salad

Winter Kale, Pomegranate, Orange, Pistachio & Hemp Salad

This is a wonderful Winter salad with a selection of vibrant ingredients which will look stunning on any table setting this festive season.  The pomegranate seeds shine like red jewels and the orange and apple add a contrasting colour pop against the deep green of the...

Cauliflower, Leek & Pea Fritters in a Turmeric & Chickpea Batter

Cauliflower, Leek & Pea Fritters in a Turmeric & Chickpea Batter

Cauliflower, Leek & Pea Fritters in a Turmeric & Chickpea Batter Fritters800 g white potatoes (peeled, cut small)1 medium cauliflower (washed, chopped into medium sized chunks)1 leek (washed, very finely sliced)100 g frozen peas60 g spinach (washed)1 tbsp...

Pea & Brown Rice, Thai Spiced Soup with Coriander

Pea & Brown Rice, Thai Spiced Soup with Coriander

I am a huge fan of soup! I love how quick and easy it is to make and the endless combination of flavours and textures.  It's a real welcome home kind of meal when you return on a chilly day and fills you up whilst being nourishing too.  This recipe is definitely one...

5 minute, Vegan Almond, Cashew, Coriander & Parsley Pesto

5 minute, Vegan Almond, Cashew, Coriander & Parsley Pesto

  5 minute, Vegan Almond, Cashew, Coriander & Parsley Pesto 100 g cashews100 g almonds100 g fresh parsley100 g fresh coriander1 juice lemon1 tbsp nigella seeds1 large clove garlic (skin removed)100 mls cold pressed olive oil Place all ingredients into a food...

Strawberry & Almond Green Leaf Salad with Hemp Oil Dressing

Strawberry & Almond Green Leaf Salad with Hemp Oil Dressing

Strawberry & Almond Green Leaf Salad with Hemp Oil Dressing 100 g fresh spinach (rinsed)100 g fresh rocket leaves (rinsed)1 handful fresh strawberries (tops removed, rinsed)5 salad radishes (washed, sliced)2 tbsp almonds (chopped)1 tbsp hemp seed oilground black...

Courgette, Broccoli & Cauliflower Soup with Tarragon

Courgette, Broccoli & Cauliflower Soup with Tarragon

It's the middle of May but looking outside it would be hard to believe it right now!  We've had some glorious weather where the thermostat has reached over 30 degrees but now we are back to true British weather and at around 15 degrees for this time of year. It feels...

Mint, Mango, Watercress & Quinoa Salad with Lime

Mint, Mango, Watercress & Quinoa Salad with Lime

If you're looking for a refreshing salad which has your tongue guessing between the flavours, this combination could really hit the spot. It's refreshing fresh mint leaves against the peppery watercress, sweet, juicy mango pieces and tanginess of the lime juice create...

Vegan Rocket, Walnut & Kale Stuffed Pasta Shells

Vegan Rocket, Walnut & Kale Stuffed Pasta Shells

  Vegan Rocket, Walnut & Kale Stuffed Pasta Shells 16 large pasta shells2 handfuls rocket leavespesto4 stalks kale (washed, stems removed)1 large handful walnuts1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes2 tbsp olive oil1 juice lemon1 clove garlic (skin removed)1 tbsp...

Courgette, Rocket, Broccoli Sprouts & Walnut with Coriander Cream

Courgette, Rocket, Broccoli Sprouts & Walnut with Coriander Cream

  Courgette, Rocket, Broccoli Sprouts & Walnut with Coriander Cream Salad2 large courgettes washed (ends removed)100 g rocket leaves washed1/2 cup broccoli sprouts2 Spring onions (washed, ends removed, chopped)1 handful coriander leaves1 cup walnutsDressing1...

Tuscan Soup with Butter Beans, Kale and Red Pepper

Tuscan Soup with Butter Beans, Kale and Red Pepper

Tuscan Soup with Butter Beans, Kale and Red Pepper 5oo mls tomato passata (or a tin of chopped tomatoes)200 mls vegetable stock400 g butter beans (1 tin, drained)1 bell red pepper (seeds removed, chunky chopped)1 large brown onion (skin removed, diced)2 cloves garlic...

Spiralised Courgette & Carrot with Avocado & Tahini Cream

Spiralised Courgette & Carrot with Avocado & Tahini Cream

Spiralized Veggies with Marinated Tofu and Tahini Cream Tofu & Marinade400 g firm tofu (drained)3 tbsp tamari1 tbsp sesame oil1 clove garlic (minced)1 inch fresh root ginger (grated)1 tbsp pure Maple syrupSprialised Veggies2 carrots (tops removed, peeled)2...

Apple, Celeriac & Artichoke Soup with Thyme

Apple, Celeriac & Artichoke Soup with Thyme

  Apple, Celeriac & Artichoke Soup with Thyme Soup400 g Jerusalem artichokes (wash excessdirt, chop any unwanted bits )1 medium cerleriac (roots removed, outer edges peeled/chopped, roughly diced)1 large brown onion (skin removed, diced)2 sticks celery...

Butternut Squash, Carrot, Ginger and Tumeric Soup

Butternut Squash, Carrot, Ginger and Tumeric Soup

Butternut Squash, Carrot, Ginger & Tumeric Soup Soup1 large brown onion (skin removed and diced)2 cloves garlic (skin removed and minced)2 inches fresh ginger root (skin removed and grated)2 tbsp ground tumeric ( or use fresh tumeric root if available)2 cups...

Herbed Bruschetta with Edamame and Green Peas

Herbed Bruschetta with Edamame and Green Peas

Herbed Bruschetta with Edamame and Green Peas 4 thick slices sourdough bread3 handfuls tomatoes (use a mix of yellow and red if available)1 red onion (skin removed, sliced)1 handful fresh mint leaves1 handful fresh basil leaves4 handfuls rocket leaves1 cup edamame...

Caramelised Walnut & Butternut Squash, Crinkly Cabbage Parcels

Caramelised Walnut & Butternut Squash, Crinkly Cabbage Parcels

  Caramelised Walnut & Butternut Squash, Crinkly Cabbage Parcels 12 Savoy Cabbage Leaves (washed)200 g butternut squash (diced small)100 g green lentils (pre-cooked from a can, rinsed, drained)1 brown onion (skin removed, diced)1 clove garlic3 heaped tbsp...

Curried Celeriac, Coconut & Black Sesame Salad

Curried Celeriac, Coconut & Black Sesame Salad

  Curried Celeriac, Coconut & Black Sesame Salad 1 whole celeriac (outer edges removed with a knife and the rest grated)150 mls coconut milk (from a carton not a can)1 tsp ground tumeric1 tsp ground ginger1 tsp ground cumin1 tbsp black sesame seeds Combine...

Thick and Creamy Cauliflower, Leek & Chive Soup

Thick and Creamy Cauliflower, Leek & Chive Soup

Thick and Creamy Cauliflower, Leek & Chive Soup 1 cauliflower (washed, leaves removed, chopped into smaller florets)1 leek (washed, ends removed, chopped)1 stick celery (washed)2 shallots (skin removed, diced)1 clove garlic (skin removed, minced)500 mls vegetable...

Roasted Red Onion, Red Pepper & Tomato Soup with Rosemary

Roasted Red Onion, Red Pepper & Tomato Soup with Rosemary

  Roasted Red Onion, Red Pepper & Tomato Soup with Rosemary 2 red bell peppers (washed, core and seeds removed)2 red onions (skin removed, quartered)6 large tomatoes (washed, halved)2 cloves garlic4 tbsp olive oil4 sprigs fresh rosemary1.5 litres vegetable...

Celeriac & Apple Soup with Garlic and Sage Croutons

Celeriac & Apple Soup with Garlic and Sage Croutons

  Celeriac & Apple Soup with Garlic and Sage Croutons Soup1 head celeriac (roots removed, outer skin removed and diced)1 cooking apple (cored, peeled and diced)1 large brown onion (skin removed, diced)1 clove garlic (minced)500 mls vegetable stockpinch sea...

Fig , Avocado and Pomegranate, Green Leaf Salad

Fig , Avocado and Pomegranate, Green Leaf Salad

  Fig , Avocado and Pomegranate, Green Leaf Salad 1 handful watercress (rinsed)1 handful rocket (rinsed)1 handful alfalfa sprouts1 avocado (skin and seed removed, diced )3 figs (washed, quartered)1 tbsp black sesame seeds1 tbsp apple cider vinegar1 tbsp olive oil...

Rocket, Candy Beet, Pomegranate and Avocado Salad

Rocket, Candy Beet, Pomegranate and Avocado Salad

  Rocket, Candy Beet, Pomegranate and Avocado Salad 1 bulb candy beet (sliced very thinly)3 handfuls rocket leaves (washed)1 avocado (skin and stone removed, cubed)1 pomegranate (seeds only)2 tbsp olive oil2 tbsp apple cider vinegar2 tbsp black sesame seeds...

Sweet Potato Pancake, Asparagus & Blueberry Buddha Bowl

Sweet Potato Pancake, Asparagus & Blueberry Buddha Bowl

  Sweet Potato Pancake, Asparagus & Blueberry Buddha Bowl 4 Sweet Potato Pancakes (see recipe notes)1 courgette (shaved into ribbons)1 bunch asparagus (washed)6 cherry tomatoes (washed, halved)4 spring onions (washedm chopped)2 large handfuls salad leaves2...

Summer Griddled Peaches with Watercress, Balsamic dressed Salad

Summer Griddled Peaches with Watercress, Balsamic dressed Salad

  Summer Griddled Peaches with Watercress, Balsamic dressed Salad 1 peach2 large handfuls watercress5 radishes (washed, halved)1 handful walnuts2 tbsp poppy seeds1 cup broccoli sproutsDressing1 tbsp balsamic vinegar1 tbsp olive oil1.2 tsp wholegrain mustard Slice...

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