Beef Bolognese Soup

This recipe really does cover all bases. It’s packed with nutrients and vitamins from all the fresh vegetables, lots of lean protein from the beef, carbs from wholegrain pasta and a dose of good fats from the cheese & coconut oil. According to mentalhealth.org A balanced mood and feelings of wellbeing can be protected by…

Chewy Oat & Seed Granola Bars -Gluten & Refined Sugar Free!

I love chewy, oaty granola bars. I love the flavours, the textures, taste and the convenience but what I don’t love is the mile long ingredients list! I mean what the hell are mixed Tocopherols? Who wants to eat Maltodextrin or Palm Kernel Oil- frankly it makes a scary read, especially when these are considered…

Quitting Alcohol & Super Banana Berry Smoothie Recipe

So I finally decided to kick the drink! I don’t like to use the term ‘give up’ as I firmly believe that I’m doing quite the opposite. Giving up insinuates going without and by quitting alcohol I won’t be missing out, instead think my life is going to be so much better! Alcohol isn’t good…

My (Skinnier) Pad Thai

I feel I need to start by saying this recipe is by no means authentic. I probably shouldn’t even be calling it a Pad Thai but hey that’s the beauty of freedom of speech. It is a great, tasty way to pack a lot of vegetables and lean protein into your midweek meals. In Asia…

Homemade Alphabetti Spaghetti & Alphabet Soup

I’ve always loved spaghetti hoops, I developed a strong dislike for baked beans during my primary school days, where eating everything served to you each lunch time was not a choice, neither was packed lunch. The force-feeding put me off them entirely and so the hoops in a can became my go-to toast topper. Whenever I was feeling slightly…

No Knead Seeded Spelt Bread

To be a successful baker we must be mindful, fully focused on the task in hand, ignoring all other distractions. We need to approach the recipe with a ‘beginners mind’ without assuming things will go totally to plan. Many variables can affect the outcome of a recipe, you may be using a new oven therefore…

Bacon, Sausage & Egg Breakfast Rolls

Made with only a handful of ingredients these delicious breakfast rolls are sure to become your new favourite brunch food! I first made these rolls a couple of years ago, I’d been to a restaurant who had the most delicious bread rolls studded with crispy bacon and I’d fallen in love at first bite. I’d…

Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup

You may think it’s strange for me to be posting a recipe for tomato soup in the midst of the current heat wave but the truth is I really love soup! No matter the weather, even when it’s boiling hot, I can still manage a steaming bowl of soup for lunch. Plus now is actually the…

Spiced Indian Chicken & Rainbow Veg Traybake with Creamy Raita 

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have noticed that I’m rather partial to this traybake style of cooking, especially during the week. Not only does cooking everything together on one tray really cut down on the washing up (of which i’m not a fan, who is) but I love that all the vegetables really…

‘Feel Good’ Old Fashioned Chicken Soup

As soon as I woke up the other day I knew something wasn’t right. Usually I am enthusiastic to begin the day but my limbs had turned to concrete and It was hard to peel myself off the mattress. I felt incredibly emotional, close to tears over breakfast and the familiar feeling of dread was…

Grilled Vegetable, Beef & Mozzarella Bake

This post follows on from my recipe for slow cooked beef and vegetable ragu. It’s another delicious way to serve the ragu with even more lovely vegetables! It’s reminiscent of a lasagne al forno but it’s much lighter without the béchamel and layers of pasta. A healthier take on the dish that still feels quite…

Slow-Cooked Beef & Vegetable Ragu

Here’s another recipe to help you hit your 5-a-day. If you can get used to incorporating as many veggies as possible into your meals then you’ll be well on the way to a healthier diet. Most importantly you’ll be helping your body to stay at peak condition and in turn keeping anxiety as well as…