I must confess, I find ‘during the day’ food a bit of a pain. I really love my evening cooking ritual but I’m too often tempted to cut myself a quick chunk of cheese at midday and carry on working. To cure myself of my bad habits I’ve been trying different brunch bowls. This one works well – and it was especially easy because I made my favourite rainbow room salad last night and simply processed a few extra carrots for later. Continue reading
Yesterday, I invited a few people for supper to celebrate a friend’s recovery from a rather horrible health scare. I had been planning to cook a fish tagine but, typical me, ended up at the last minute changing my mind. It was such a beautiful day that I decided I wasn’t in the mood for the deep, earthy flavours of Morocco and wanted something lighter and more zingy to match the mood of impending Spring. Too late to find a recipe, I ended up rooting in the fridge and putting this together and it turned out to be seriously delicious. Continue reading
One of the great joys of going ketogenic has to be the freedom to put a huge dollop of mayonnaise onto your plate. Agreed? Suddenly something we always consumed with guilt has become a way to fuel weight loss.
Well yes… and no…
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
Not everyone likes them, in fact a lot of people don’t, as I was reminded on Saturday evening when I served a large dish of fresh broad beans at supper with friends. Whoops!
My long-standing friend with a long-standing dislike of the most unloved bean was polite enough to try them – and then ask for more! I decided it was a recipe that needed sharing, being not only delicious but also very simple. Continue reading
I love it when the wild garlic arrives in my Riverford box, the smell reminds me of childhood country walks, and the flavour is so much fresher and lighter than bulb garlic. Continue reading
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
My nutrition clients often ask me what they can dress their salad with, since most off the shelf varieties are packed with added sugar and dubious fats. My stock reply has always been olive oil and lemon juice… Simple, but not exciting. Lately I’ve been inspired to create something with a bit more punch. Step aside, Paul Newman… Continue reading
The sun was shining into my kitchen as I did my pre-lunch fridge surfing, prompting me to pull together a little salad in celebration of the first free Vitamin D of the year. Continue reading