Browsing All posts tagged under »diet«

Spiced Carrot & Butterbean Soup

February 25, 2011


I’m a big fan of soup, but there is a tendency for many of my soups to taste alike!! My standard recipe is a few handfuls of any vegetable left   lurking in the veg box and some vegetable bouillon blended to a smooth consistency and topped with whatever fresh herb I have to hand. The […]

Winter Salad: Roasted Tomato, Basil & Lentil

January 24, 2011


Here is the last winter salad recipe I’ll share with you for now. Not because I haven’t got lots more, but because I fear you may be getting bored of all this health food and be in need of a chocolate recipe very soon! This recipe is a bit of a winter take on the […]

Winter Salad: Roast Pepper & Bulgar Wheat

January 18, 2011


Here’s a filling and healthy salad to make grey winter days a little more vibrant. This has quite a variety of ingredients to give it the right mix of sweet, salty and herby flavours but you can easily play around with some of the components if you’ve not got them in your cupboards. For example, the apricots […]

Winter Salad: Lentil, Pumpkin & Feta

January 12, 2011


Another healthy delight to tempt tastebuds in winter months! This time I’ve used puy lentil (for bite), pumpkin (for sweetness) and feta (for saltiness). I’ve chosen to accompany it with a red wine vinegar, thyme and olive oil dressing to add some piquancy but it’s not essential if you’ve not got those ingredients in the cupboard. There […]

Winter Salad: Barley & Butter Bean

January 3, 2011


Diets are on everyone’s minds in January. After a month of naughty treats and yet more months of cold weather, the thought of salads is often not appealing! However, I think there is still a place for a rustic, healthy salad in these cold winter months. The trick, I believe, is to bulk salads out […]

Zingy Ginger Scones (low fat too!)

December 27, 2010


A warm scone with oozy jam and a mug of tea is just what I want on cold winter days. Christmas decadence is on its way out and I want simple, comforting flavours and textures. The humble scone is pretty versatile. Consider that  it happily sits alongside dramatic petit fours in the very grandest of places […]