Two of the most common things I hear from clients who are trying to lose weight are “I don’t have time to cook” and “I’ve run out of ideas of things to cook”. One of my main suggestions is to find a day when you do have a bit more time, and do a big cooking session, … Continue reading Not got time to cook? Try “Recycling” Roasted Veg!
This one is super simple to make and looks great - I got lots of compliments and people asking for the recipe at the barbecue I took it to. Take some mixed leaves (I used mostly watercress, with some spinach to bulk it out), then add some cut strawberries (ideally you want ones that aren't … Continue reading Strawberry and goats cheese salad
Whilst the rain clouds may have other ideas, it's still officially summer, and that means salad season. Lots of my clients tell me that whilst they like eating salads, they're running out of ideas, and when I look at food diaries I see lots of the same traditional - lettuce, cucumber and tomato salads cropping up. … Continue reading Spruce up your salads – Ideas for more exciting salads
Even if you are going for a traditional green salad, there are lots of ways to make it a bit more exciting, and make sure you get a range of vitamins and protein in there, and it fills you up. I like to add a thinly sliced carrot and red cabbage for some crunch and … Continue reading Pimp my green salad
This one doesn't look that exciting but the dressing and nuts give it a real flavour kick. First cook some quinoa - a great source of veggie protein, as well as fibre, iron and magnesium. Whilst that's cooking, lightly steam some veg - I went for broccoli, carrots and snow peas. Don't overdo them, you still … Continue reading Crunchy quinoa salad
There's been lots of colds and nasty bugs going round recently so I made a salad packed full of lots of different coloured veg to boost my vitamin intake. First cut a butternut squash into large cubes and bake in an oven (gas mark 6), along with the squash seeds (scoop out with a spoon, … Continue reading Fight off flu salad
I'd just got back from the last cross country race of the season (not exactly a triumphant end to the season - we got lost and went for a spot of urban rather than cross country running trying to find start) and was rather cold and muddy and in need of something comforting to warm me … Continue reading Lentil and veg warming winter soup
I didn't realise until I started writing this down quite what a tick list of so-called 'superfoods' this dish is. I normally ignore most of the marketing buzz that goes on around the latest trendy food, but I happen to think this tastes (and looks) really good. Normally I would prepare it by roasting all the … Continue reading Superfood Seven – quinoa and ‘cheating’ roasted veg