Ingredient: boiling water

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…

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…

Healthy Sausage & Chips

Healthy Sausage & Chips

Sometimes you just need a plate of food that takes you back to childhood. Eating food is not meant to be a chore. It’s meant to be fun. It’s meant to bring back happy memories and be a sociable occasion that you can share with…

Moroccan Fish with Rainbow Chard & Quinoa

Moroccan Fish with Rainbow Chard & Quinoa

This recipe evolved around rainbow chard being the star. I’ve not cooked with this vegetable much, so I’m still discovering new and exciting recipe suggestions, and having to search for inspiration when I have it. I came across this recipe on Tesco Real Food for…

Smoked Mackerel, Beetroot & Broccoli Salad

Smoked Mackerel, Beetroot & Broccoli Salad

There is so much I love about this extremely healthy and nutritious salad. For a start, it is ready in 20 minutes. It also contains some of the healthiest foods that I enjoy to eat and packs a whole lot of flavour. As a bonus, it…

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…

Curried Paneer & Tenderstem with Mango Salsa

Curried Paneer & Tenderstem with Mango Salsa

This recipe evolved a lot from my initial plans. I intended to make paneer and pepper kebabs, but I ran out of peppers and so had to raid my fridge to find a good substitute. Sometimes these sort of meals turn out to be the…

Miso Salmon & Tenderstem Quinoa Salad

Miso Salmon & Tenderstem Quinoa Salad

The inspiration for this recipe came from one on BBC Good Food, Only the one on there uses boiled eggs instead of salmon, making it vegetarian. They recommend it as a healthy lunch box suggestion that you can eat cold. I served this one hot,…

Chicken with Roast Cauliflower & Root Vegetable Quinoa

Chicken with Roast Cauliflower & Root Vegetable Quinoa

Cauliflower is one of Neil’s favourite vegetables, especially if it has been roasted like in this recipe, so that parts of it have started to caramelise and crisp up. We are both big fans of different textures in our meals and this one is a…

Meatballs in Tomato & Aubergine Sauce

Meatballs in Tomato & Aubergine Sauce

Aubergine lends itself brilliantly to a tomato-based sauce, when you cook it this way it softens and helps to thicken it. It also absorbs flavour really well so leads to a very tasty dish. I used meatballs but if you prefer you can use chicken…

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…