Ultimate Italian Meatballs in Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce

By |2020-07-13T10:20:01+00:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Beef, Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Recipe, Uncategorized, Whole Food Recipes|

Simplify time in the kitchen with your best no-fail, go-to dishes. Here’s a favourite of mine that should please all the family. It can be re-imagined in many ways, giving you a different dish, flavours and experience every time. Part of it can be pre-prepared and frozen,  like the […]

Sautéed Lamb Kidneys with Chorizo, Flower Sprouts and Feta Crumble

By |2020-06-19T14:27:54+00:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Breakfast/Brunch, Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Lamb, Salads, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Although no longer a favourite these days, kidneys, liver, heart etc, are the most nutritionally dense foods of all. Organ meats have distinctive flavours that people tend to love or hate. In the past couple of years and encouraged by ‘himself’, I have started to embrace these less […]

Scorched Cauliflower Steak, Smoky Aubergine and Yoghurt Chutney

By |2020-06-10T09:08:17+00:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Low GI, Paleo, Salads, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This recipe proved a great success at one of our IINH get togethers.  Such brave souls – I am so grateful for their generous tasting services and feedback! I hope you enjoy this updated version – it might even become a meat-free menu favourite? 

Serves 4  […]

Creamy Hummus

By |2020-05-18T10:19:16+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Dairy free, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hummus is so easy to make, specially from canned chickpeas, which are as nutritious as the dried version and a great store cupboard staple. So skip the shop-bought stuff and make this lusciously creamy and light recipe yourself in just 5 minutes. Serve with crunchy vegetables or lovely […]

Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce

By |2020-04-22T12:51:29+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

This beautiful sauce is best made towards the end of the summer when fresh tomatoes are plentiful, sweet and delicious. Oven-roasting tomatoes at low temperature concentrates their natural sugars, giving a sweeter and much more flavourful version – ideal when tomatoes are out of season. Making your own […]

Baked Smoked Haddock with a Cheesy Crumb and Peas

By |2020-04-17T18:10:54+00:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Fish, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Baked Smoked Haddock with a Cheesy Crumb and Peas. The ulitmate comfort food – well in my eyes anyway!

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 500g naturally smoked haddock or cod
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced (120g)
  • 60g butter
  • 100 ml cream
  • 120g […]

Braised Cabbage, Leeks and Petit Pois

By |2020-02-05T11:59:16+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Low GI, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Delicious, nutritious and simple – what more can I say!

Serves 2-4

Ingredients

  • Dash of olive oil
  • 40g butter or olive oil
  • 1 leek (100g), finely shredded
  • 1 small head cabbage (250g), finely shredded 
  • 120g petit pois (defrosted)
  • […]

Eggy Fried Brown Rice with Vegetables and Arame

By |2020-01-29T14:39:02+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Sports on a plate, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you ready to ditch the take-away in 2020!  Here is a really quick eggy fried rice brown rice that will ensure the take-away is binned forever.

Serves 2 

Ingredients

  • 220g cooked brown basmati rice (left over from previous […]

Roasted Cauliflower and Buckwheat Salad

By |2019-12-07T10:31:53+00:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Lunch, Salads, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I’ve made this salad many times in my cookery classes and EVERYBODY just loves it. Why would they not – cauliflower and cheese is a match made in heaven but add the crunchy buckwheat and this salad and bang – taste buds […]

Char-Grilled Hispi Cabbage, Manuka, Hazelnut and Black Olive Butter

By |2020-01-29T11:48:55+00:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Favorites, Gluten Free, Low GI, Lunch, Paleo, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

I first came across this cabbage on a recent trip to Portugal. Each of the great restaurants from Lisbon to Algarve had their own take on it. My favourite version was at  the Elska Kitchen Aljezur   The chef […]