Ingredient: salt and pepper

Roast Bacon, Mushroom & Spinach Gnocchi

Roast Bacon, Mushroom & Spinach Gnocchi

Cooking gnocchi is notoriously difficult for someone who can’t see, as all cooking instructions state that gnocchi is ready when it floats to the surface of boiling water in a pan. This is not a practical instruction for someone who can’t see, as it is…

Roast Chicken & Vegetable Pasta

Roast Chicken & Vegetable Pasta

I do enjoy a big bowl of roasted vegetables, especially when the edges have started to caramelise and go crispy. It just intensifies the flavour and the varying textures keep it interesting. This recipe works with most vegetables and most protein sources. It is incredibly…

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…

Lemon & Coriander Cod with Carrot & Cauliflower Pilaf

Lemon & Coriander Cod with Carrot & Cauliflower Pilaf

I don’t generally bother to grate my vegetables in recipes, as it adds an extra step in preparation, which means it takes longer. Also the grater I have is not very good, so I find it time consuming and too much hard work. But for…

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,…

Cottage Pie with Root Vegetable Mash

Cottage Pie with Root Vegetable Mash

One dish that really takes me back to childhood and having dinner cooked for me by my mum is cottage pie. Whenever I eat it, it brings back memories of the whole family sat together eating dinner. It would be one of her dishes that…

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…

Moroccan Roast Vegetables with Salmon

Moroccan Roast Vegetables with Salmon

I do love a big plate full of roast vegetables. There’s just something that feels so healthy about it, So long as you don’t go overboard on adding too much oil. Now don’t get me wrong I really do enjoy roasted vegetables when they are…

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…

Roast Squash with Spicy Quinoa

Roast Squash with Spicy Quinoa

Quinoa is an incredibly nutritious grain that can be substituted for pasta or rice. What sets it apart from other grains is that it has an unusually high level of protein in it. Most plant based foods can not be classed as a complete protein,…