Ingredient: balsamic vinegar

Cheese, Peach & Quinoa Salad

Cheese, Peach & Quinoa Salad

The cheese I used for this recipe was a white stilton flavoured with mango and ginger. It was a really good combination of creamy, spicy and sweet and perfectly complimented the other flavours in the dish. It would also work well with a stronger blue 

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 

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 

Wensleydale Cheese with Roasted Carrot & Samphire Salad

Wensleydale Cheese with Roasted Carrot & Samphire Salad

This makes a really tasty meal that is great for a filling lunch. I came across inspiration for this recipe when looking for ideas on what to do with my latest batch of samphire from my Fishbox. As it is classed as a seaweed, I 

Caponata With Steak

Caponata With Steak

A caponata is a mixed Mediterranean vegetable stew, traditionally starring aubergine. However I came across this one on BBC Good Food using pepper, tomatoes and celery, which were all the ingredients I had at the time and so I decided to give it a go. 

Feta & Beetroot Salad

Feta & Beetroot Salad

Cheese and beetroot go so well together, especially feta. One of the good things about feta is that it is lower in fat than most other cheeses and so contains less calories. It is also an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus and B vitamins, which 

Beef, Beetroot & Radish Salad

Beef, Beetroot & Radish Salad

This is a quick and easy meal to prepare that packs a surprising amount of flavour. If you want it to be meat free, then you could always use halloumi or tofu instead. The capers are optional, as I know they aren’t for everyone. They 

One Pan Roast Salmon & Asparagus

One Pan Roast Salmon & Asparagus

So simple yet so tasty, this colourful and nutritious meal is ready with very little fuss and is great for days when you need to be able to multi-task. You can leave it cooking in the oven while you do any other jobs you need 

Chorizo, Pear & Beetroot Salad

Chorizo, Pear & Beetroot Salad

This is another lunch time recipe that I can only really make when I’m not training. There are plenty healthy elements about the dish but the addition of chorizo makes it feel more of a treat. The sweetness of the pear works really well, The