Carrot and Freekeh Salad

I love freekeh, it’s a really tasty alternative to rice or cous cous and enhances the middle eastern vibe in any dish. It is made from green wheat and has amazing fiberous properties. I’ve used a lovely combination of warming spices, lemon and garlic to make the marinade for the carrots, the lemon especially bringsContinue reading “Carrot and Freekeh Salad”

Three Great Salad Dressings

When it comes to eating healthily, salads can be pretty uninspiring and bland.  So a good salad dressing can make all the difference and maybe even help you to make healthier choices! I’ve made three of my favourites, all different styles and flavours to go with a variety of salads. The fruity, zesty Asian dressingContinue reading “Three Great Salad Dressings”

Tikka Chickpea and Spinach Pittas with Quinoa

I’ve never really used a ready made curry paste before, but I saw these when I was working and thought I would give it a go! The mini pittas I’ve used are really sweet and perfect for this sort of meal/snack, but if you can’t find them then just cut large pitta breads in half.Continue reading “Tikka Chickpea and Spinach Pittas with Quinoa”

Sweet Potato Kofte with Lemon, Basil and Red Pepper Quinoa

I came up with this recipe in a moment of inspiration in bed this morning, I’ve been trying to use up my hoard of sweet potatoes for ages! This is a really delicious way to do that, loosely based on Jamie Oliver’s lamb kofte in flavour. I used honey and crushed sunflower seeds for textureContinue reading “Sweet Potato Kofte with Lemon, Basil and Red Pepper Quinoa”

Pea, Feta and Spring Onion Fritters with Fresh Tomato Sauce

I really enjoyed making these fritters, a little different to ones I’ve made before now as they have a slight variation in texture. These have a summer feel to them with the freshness of spring onion and pea but the tomato sauce with thyme also adds a warmth to the dish that makes it reallyContinue reading “Pea, Feta and Spring Onion Fritters with Fresh Tomato Sauce”

Piri Piri Butternut Squash and Sweetcorn Quinoa

I’ve been really wanting to try using quinoa in a recipe, however the mess and faff has always put me off cooking it, despite the obvious health benefits. According to BBC Good Food, Quinoa is pretty much the perfect ingredient! It has twice the protein content of other grains such as rice or barley asContinue reading “Piri Piri Butternut Squash and Sweetcorn Quinoa”