Two black rice recipes in a row? I guess that tells you how delicious it is.Continue reading
Category: Portable Food
If you need to eat on the run then there are not many healthy, low-carb options. I’ll share the ones I discover here but my basic advice is don’t eat on the run: it plays havoc with your digestion and your diet. Chew a few nuts and wait until you’re somewhere you can eat properly.
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
Apple and Almond Cake
We invited some dear friends to supper last night for an impromptu birthday celebration. Although I’m not the world’s most prolific or skilled baker I decided to make a cake. My inspiration was a delicious apple and almond cake I tasted at the delightful Southern Cross cafe in Edinburgh – it made such an impression on me that I vowed to recreate it. It’s supposed to have some flaked almonds on top to make it look pretty but the cupboard was bare yesterday so that didn’t happen. The resulting cake is both light and dense, moist and crumbly – easy to make and well worth the effort.
Prawn, three bean and feta salad, with fresh mint
The Riverford broad beans were too good to wait…
Lamb, pistachio and mint patties
I’m always on the lookout for delicious and economical mid-week suppers and these hit the spot – they would also work well as part of a tapas-style feast. I served them last night with some fennel and orange slaw and some tahini yoghurt laced with chillies. They also taste good cold! Continue reading
Fennel, orange and black olive slaw
I first tasted this slaw during a trip to Bologna several years ago, and it quickly became one of my favourite side dishes. A perfect accompaniment to fish, chicken or red meat, it works just as well without the olives.
Speedy smoked mackerel paté in gluten free courgette cups
That nibbly time of year is approaching when I find myself missing those little dainty ‘croustades’ that I used to buy and fill with delicious concoctions in the days before I was gluten free. I’ve been wracking my brains for an alternative and realised I could make little containers with slices of courgette. Continue reading
Three pea salad with fresh mint and roasted hazelnuts
I made this the other night to accompany some (home-cured) duck prosciutto. The duck was good but the salad took all the praise, so I thought I’d blog it in its own right. Continue reading
Prosciutto and strawberry canapés
I invited friends for a casual supper last week and found myself at the last minute wishing I’d thought ahead to make some nibbles to get the evening started. Continue reading
Cauliflower, lentil and halloumi salad
This was one of those accidental salads that worked so well I felt duty bound to write it down and share it with you. Therefore, apologies for the photo because, as so often happens, it wasn’t until it was half-eaten that I realised how good it was! Continue reading