Healthy Beetroot dip – two ways!

On Wednesdays we wear pink… ummmmm actually, most days I wear grey and black much to my mums disapproval, “you’ve got your whole life to wear black” she used to say. I’m not entirely sure what she meant by this, so I’m going to eat pink and colourful food instead…does that count?! Whenever we buyContinue reading “Healthy Beetroot dip – two ways!”

Iced mocha smoothie…for when you need a little more than coffee in the morning 

I’ve been dying to make this recipe for ages as we’ve been out of cacao powder for some time but after a trip to Sainsburys I am now stocked up and ready to make this dreamy smoothie! Think iced coffee meets frappaccino but waaaaayyy healthier and only 6 ingredients so it’s an easy one toContinue reading “Iced mocha smoothie…for when you need a little more than coffee in the morning “

Sweet and salty peanut butter ice cream shell

Hands up if you love ice cream! If like me you love the stuff then I think you will also love this sweet and salty peanut butter sauce. It goes really well with my current favourite – Alpro Hazelnut and Chocolate “ice cream” – which is dairy free, low in sugar and it does not disappoint.Continue reading “Sweet and salty peanut butter ice cream shell”

Herby lentil and tomato salad with griddled halloumi

When I think of lentils, hearty winter stews, indian dahl and my favourite vegan shepherds pie spring to mind. Salads are probably the last thing I would put lentils with but they go so well! I’m always trying to come up with new salad concoctions to keep things interesting and this one is easy toContinue reading “Herby lentil and tomato salad with griddled halloumi”

Snack Idea: Crispy Cajun Chickpeas

You’ve got to try these, seriously, they are so good and super moreish. I made them on a whim to go on top of a salad when we didn’t have much in and by the time we sat down to eat there was only a handful left, so I think it’s safe to say this isContinue reading “Snack Idea: Crispy Cajun Chickpeas”

Super Easy Kiwi & Pineapple Smoothie

Some days are harder than others to get all 5 portions of your fruit and veg and I often find at the weekend when I’m not in as much of a routine food-wise, this is when I can miss out on those vital nutrients and minerals. Particularly this time of year when many of ourContinue reading “Super Easy Kiwi & Pineapple Smoothie”

Heartwarming Porridge

Most mornings, particularly in winter my breakfast comes in the form of creamy porridge topped with anything and everything I have in the cupboards. They are super cheap and so so good for you but they don’t have to be boring! Oats are one of the best sources of fibre which is so important forContinue reading “Heartwarming Porridge”

Creamy coconut and fennel curry

Its getting to that time of year again where everyone is coughing and sneezing and all you want to do is snuggle up and eat delicious comfort food…but who says it has to be unhealthy? As I’m sure you’ve guessed by now, I love a one pot meal and this curry is very easy toContinue reading “Creamy coconut and fennel curry”

Easy Peasy peanut and raisin cookies

When it comes to making sweet treats at home I have a very simple check list… Quick & easy to make As few ingredients as possible Good for you! These cookies definitely fit the bill, they are so yummy and only take 10 minutes to bake! So if you want something soft, sweet and deliciousContinue reading “Easy Peasy peanut and raisin cookies”

Mexican Inspired Quinoa Bowl

I’m a huge fan of Mexican food…pretty much anything with coriander and lime gets a thumbs up from me…add avocado into the mix and I’m in heaven! However I used to always associate this type of cuisine with heavy, carb-rich foods such as fajitas or quesedilla’s which are so yummy but not something I wouldContinue reading “Mexican Inspired Quinoa Bowl”