This vegan pâté recipe substitutes walnuts and mushrooms for the meat protein and olive oil for the animal fat. The result is rich and delicious without the artery-clogging saturated fat calories!
Falafel fan I have not always been but experimenting with different ingredients and coming up with these has changed my mind. These are a great alternative for a meat free dish. They pair well alongside a quinoa tabbouleh or salads for a nutritious addition in trying to include more plant based recipes to your mealtimes.
Today I want to quench my rhubarb thirst, but also use up some leftovers. I have half a block of marzipan in the larder and half a box of filo pastry going begging. Also, I've been thinking about baklava a lot lately (it happens that way sometimes) so I feel a plan coming neatly together....
This plantain and pecan loaf has an incredible light texture. Although being grain free, it is packed with an overload of nutritious ingredients. It is wonderful served as it is or the flavour, taste and texture of the bread is enhanced either by popping the toaster or under the grill served with lashings of your favourite nut butter or chia seed jam.
In my opinion, a barbecue should be a relaxed way of cooking and eating. And so it defeats the object entirely if you spend hours slaving in the kitchen before the coals are even lit, preparing and cooking sides.
Sun-dried tomatoes and dried mushrooms. Two of the most expensive ingredients available, especially in comparison to their fresh counterparts.
With the weather looking to hot up this week and many people bringing out their BBQ's and picnics, I wanted to share one of my favourite summer recipes with you. My Thai-Style Tofu Noodles are a great alternative for a tasty, light summer lunch or as an exiting side dish for your BBQ.
I like to pop these in the freezer for about an hour and then take them out for a few minutes before serving. This recipe doesn't make too many but they're rich and moreish and you could always double the recipe if you're craving more!
I've always been a bit of a sucker for gadgets in the kitchen and the spiralizer is most definitely my appliance de jour! (Soz Nutribullet). If you don't have a spiralizer machine fear not as you can buy spiralized vegetables from most supermarkets.
Oh my word I've never seen so many herbs in the garden! This spell of warm wet weather has sent everything into a growing frenzy. The rocket is living up to its name - 'wild'. The parsley is going to need mowing if it grows another inch.
This Mediterranean warm halloumi and potato salad is the perfect lunch on a hot summer's day. It's quick and easy to make, spicy and full of flavour and, whether your guests are meat lovers or vegetarians, they'll LOVE IT!! It's also perfect for anyone following a low FODMAP diet such as people with IBS or digestive disorders.
This courgette and lemon risotto is sublime. It's healthy, tasty and full of nutrients, meaning that you'll look great, feel great and, best of all, it's not a diet so no restrictions. Just healthy choices.
Part 2 of baking with chickpeas. This was initially intended to be a chocolate cake. When it emerged from the oven, I thought it was ruined, but in fact, it was something even better!
Since beginning my new Food Optimising way of eating via Slimming World, I am always looking for ways to reduce my use of processed ingredients and for foods with lower syn values. This way of eating limits all kinds of flours, even wholegrain flours, although the whole grain itself, say quinoa, can be eaten freely in unlimited quantities.
Wild garlic season may just be the highlight of the spring for me. As much as I adore asparagus and Jersey Royals, there is something so alluring about shards of garlicky green leaf growing free in the wilderness.
Turmeric is a very powerful spice, a popular spice in India, used for thousands of years. It contains curcumin, which is the substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and is a very strong antioxidant.