Two black rice recipes in a row? I guess that tells you how delicious it is.Continue reading
Meals with just a small amount of meat or fish included for those who like to keep consumption low but are not, strictly, vegetarian.
Middle Eastern-inspired butternut squash and black rice pilaf
Today’s mission is to cram the maximum number of breast cancer friendly foods into one recipe that suits all diet preferences. This one is meat and dairy free, sugar and gluten free, and filled with delicious ingredients that support breast health.Continue reading
Prawn, three bean and feta salad, with fresh mint
The Riverford broad beans were too good to wait…
Pan-fried skate with capers and cod roe
My fishbox arrived again today with two fresh skate wings inside – and a huge piece of cod roe; I really look forward to the day each month when we will have the freshest fish for supper. This evening’s dish was a tad experimental but it got rave reviews from my husband, who is always a willing guinea pig. Here’s how it all came together. Continue reading
Celeriac and Apple Remoulade with Smoked Mackerel
This recipe works just as well for a winter starter as it does for a healthy packed lunch; the quantities in the recipe mean there’s plenty for both. Continue reading
When the weather is skorchio I love to spend half an hour in the cool of the kitchen before the heat gets going – pottering round and preparing something nice for supper. This morning, I was going to make my tried and tested stuffed peppers recipe when I spotted some prosciutto in the fridge and decided to experiment with a variation on a theme. Continue reading
Warm Salads: the easy way to ten-a-day
You can’t have missed last week’s headlines announcing that the five a day target needs to double. The New York Times led with ‘You’re going to need a bigger bowl‘.
The study found that up to 600g per person per day of vegetables leads to a reduced cancer risk and that 8oog reduced all cause mortality. Apples and pears, citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, cruciferous veg and salads were all found to be helpful, with a particular emphasis on green-yellow vegetables and crucifers for cancer risk.
I know many readers greeted the news with dismay. It can be hard to meet those targets. Continue reading
An Italian Picnic
We’ve just returned from a few hot and heady days in Rome enjoying some delicious food –and arrived home in time for an English heat wave. Continue reading
Accidental Summer Salad
One of the things I love best about summer is making a cooked salad and eating a delicious plate of it with a glass of red wine as the sun goes down in our west-facing kitchen. Continue reading
I don’t miss pasta one bit, but I do miss some of the sauces. Continue reading