‘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…

Fresh Strawberry & Vanilla Custard Tart

With June almost on our doorsteps now’s the perfect time to make use of the delicious English strawberries that are filling the farm shops and greengrocers. This tart makes the most of the simple but wonderful flavours that I love about British summertime. Who could resist the combination of juicy strawberries with creamy vanilla custard,…

Mexican Turkey Salad with Avocado, Beans & Chipotle Dressing

Food has such a big impact on how we feel both mentally and physically, this is why I want to share as many of my ‘good mood food’ recipes as I can. Recipes that not only taste amazing but are packed with feel good ingredients that have a positive impact on our minds and bodies….

Homemade Reduced Sugar Granola

This is my simple recipe for a delicious reduced sugar granola. You’ve heard me talk about the benefits of a good breakfast before and I really can’t repeat it enough. Often the foods that are most convenient are the ones that are full of additives, sugar and preservatives. We don’t want those in our bodies…

Summer Fruit Baked Cheesecake Slice

A baked cheesecake is my go to dessert when I’m entertaining. Not only does it taste and look amazing but it really is foolproof as well. It’s really quick to make and can be baked in advance taking all the stress away on the day. You can top this with whatever takes your fancy; I…

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…

Almond Bakewell Emoji Cupcakes

When you suffer with anxiety it can feel like you have too many emotions, you experience things a lot more deeply than other people do. Feelings of embarrassment stay with you for hours and hours, your feelings are easily hurt and negative comments will go round in your mind for days after they were hastily…

Homemade Burgers & Garlic Butter Buns

Burgers are great when feeding a crowd, you can ask people to customise their burgers as they please, try adding extras like crispy bacon, sliced avocado, sautéed mushrooms or a fried egg. It’s a really fun recipe for a Friday or Saturday night, you can prep all the toppings and the patties then cook to…

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…

Salty & Sweet Millionaires Rocky Road

This recipe is definitely not for the faint hearted, in fact It’s best not to even think about the calorie content!  You’ll only be able to manage a small square anyway leaving you with the lovely job of making 15 other people happy with a slice too! It’s a lot of fun to make and…

Sweet Potato Fish Pie

I love fish pie; to me it’s the ultimate in comfort food. Creamy mashed potatoes and delicate flaking fish scented with fresh dill and just a hint of lemon, all baked until golden, crunchy and molten hot. My tongue has had its fair share of fish pie induced burns, I can never wait until it’s…

Chicken, Chorizo & Roasted Vegetable Tray Bake

I’m sharing this recipe for a few reasons, the first is the taste – it really is lovely – the combination of the smoky and sweet chorizo alongside the fresh herbs and creamy, melting mozzarella is divine. The vegetables really soak up all of the delicious flavours; the benefits of cooking all in one pan….