Cinnamon, Banana & Blueberry Pancakes

Cinnamon, Banana & Blueberry Pancakes

I do love having pancakes for breakfast. They generally signify a rest day from training. Making pancakes in our household is a team effort as I struggle to fry and flip them safely, so Neil takes this job and mine is to make the batter.…

Homemade Baked Beans

Homemade Baked Beans

Baked beans make a tasty topping to many things including toast, jacket potatoes, crumpets and baked sweet potatoes. Straight from a tin they are quick and simple but can often contain more sugar and salt than is necessary. Making them yourself helps to control this…

Carrot, Leek & Sprout Stir-Fry

Carrot, Leek & Sprout Stir-Fry

I’ve recently discovered how tasty sprouts can be when stir-fried. They work really well with Asian flavours like the sesame and ginger that is in this recipe. It is yet another one of my quick and simple throw everything in the one pan and stir…

Quinoa with Stir-Fried Winter Vegetables

Quinoa with Stir-Fried Winter Vegetables

This recipe I found on BBC Good Food and just put my own spin on it. I added an onion and a chilli for a little spice, while also serving it with a beef hache steak for some extra protein. The sun-dried tomatoes help to…

Healthy Fish & Chips with Broccoli Pea Puree

Healthy Fish & Chips with Broccoli Pea Puree

Here is a healthy take on the classic fish, chips and mushy peas. I was inspired by this recipe on BBC Good Food when looking for inspiration on what to make with some pollock fillets I had received from my Fishbox. The recipe sounded so…

Harissa & Maple Glazed Root Veg & Chicken Traybake

Harissa & Maple Glazed Root Veg & Chicken Traybake

I was inspired to make this dish when I came across a recipe for a maple and harissa spiced glaze on the Vitamix website. It suggested you pour it over carrots, but I wanted something more substantial so I came up with this instead. The…

Baked Hake with Wild Rice Salad

Baked Hake with Wild Rice Salad

Wild rice is a much longer grain of rice than white or basmati. It has a crunchier and nuttier taste and makes a lovely change if you want to mix things up. Just remember though that it takes much longer to cook, so plan this…

Smokey Hake & Sweet Potato Stew

Smokey Hake & Sweet Potato Stew

This simple stew is packed full of smokey flavour, which is enhanced by the use of smoked hake. You could easily use any smoked white fish, such as coley or haddock if you prefer. Its a very warming bowl of nourishment that will also fill…

Maple Glazed Chicken & Sprouts

Maple Glazed Chicken & Sprouts

I made this recipe with slight trepidation as I really wasn’t sure how the sprouts would taste when cooked in the slow-cooker. I’ve learnt that I like sprouts, so long as they aren’t mushy inside from being over cooked. I was also nervous that the…

Kale & Sprout Stir-Fry

Kale & Sprout Stir-Fry

This is another quick and healthy, vegetable packed stir-fry recipe that is ready in minutes. This time I served it with grilled mackerel fillets but in the past I have also made it with sliced up chicken breast, which I added to the stir-fry when…

Bacon, Sprout and Chestnut Stir-Fry

Bacon, Sprout and Chestnut Stir-Fry

This was a quick throw together meal that I made as I didn’t have the time to make what I planned at the beginning of the week. So I made it up as I went along and was very pleasantly surprised by the end result.…

Roast Bacon, Sprout & Chestnut Lentil Salad

Roast Bacon, Sprout & Chestnut Lentil Salad

This makes a festive, nutritious and filling lunch or small dinner. If you want to make it more substantial, then add some roasted sweet potato to the mix or serve it with some toast. Roasting the bacon allows it to crisp up nicely and the…