Keyword: Spinach

Halloumi, Pumpkin & Wild Rice Salad

Halloumi, Pumpkin & Wild Rice Salad

This is a substantial salad that is great on a miserable autumnal evening. The mint dressing keeps it fresh, the pomegranate adds pops of sweetness and the wild rice gives it a lovely nutty texture. Basmati rice would work if you are short on time, 

Pumpkin & Chorizo Quinoa

Pumpkin & Chorizo Quinoa

I’ve made a couple of versions of this recipe in the past but using butternut squash instead of pumpkin. Either work well, so use whichever you prefer. Roasting is another really delicious way to cook pumpkin and its mild, sweet flavour works really well with 

Creamy Tarragon Chicken & Vegetables

Creamy Tarragon Chicken & Vegetables

Continuing my current enjoyment of new potatoes, here is a recipe that doesn’t include roasting them but still only involves one pan. Everything is boiled in stock until well reduced and then yogurt is stirred through to give it a creamy texture. If you want 

Curried Chicken & Nectarine Salad

Curried Chicken & Nectarine Salad

This creamy salad is incredibly good for you as it is packed full of nutritious ingredients, providing 3 of your five a day vegetables and fruits, while also being high in protein. It is a substantial salad that can be thrown together in minutes, stores 

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 

Lentil, Spinach & Sweet Potato Dahl with Fish

Lentil, Spinach & Sweet Potato Dahl with Fish

A well cooked dahl is a wonderful thing. It is both comforting and nutritious, while also being fairly simple to make. The key is to ensure that the red lentils are cooked long enough that they soften and lose there shape. It is not a 

Cardamom Spiced Roast Chicken, Sweet Potato, Pear, Spinach & Walnuts

Cardamom Spiced Roast Chicken, Sweet Potato, Pear, Spinach & Walnuts

I took inspiration for this recipe from one I found on The Happy Foodie. It sounded really tasty but I personally needed more veg and carbohydrates to make it a complete meal. I decided to add sweet potatoes and spinach, which both compliment the ingredients 

Spicy Chicken & Peanut Stew

Spicy Chicken & Peanut Stew

I made this stew using some homemade nut butter I whizzed up in my vitamix. If you can do this yourself it is much better for you, as you don’t need to add any extra oil or salt. This makes it a far healthier option, 

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 

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 

Chestnut Pesto Pasta with Spinach & Mushrooms

Chestnut Pesto Pasta with Spinach & Mushrooms

This is a homemade pesto with a difference. Great for that festive time of the year if you have any chestnuts that need using. If you don’t have chestnuts then the classic pine nuts would work just as well. I served mine with some venison