Keyword: Spinach

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…

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…

Beetroot, Spinach & Goats Cheese Risotto

Beetroot, Spinach & Goats Cheese Risotto

This is the first time I have cooked with raw beetroot. I usually buy the pre-cooked versions for ease, but I saw this recipe on the Vitamix website and just had to try it. The problem with raw beetroot is that if you break the…

Roast Coley with Green Lentils & Vegetables

Roast Coley with Green Lentils & Vegetables

Although I made this recipe with coley, any white fish would work just as well. Its an incredibly healthy and nutritious dish that is very simple to make. If capers are not to your taste, then simply leave them out, it will be tasty either…

Kedgeree

Kedgeree

Surprisingly, as it usually consists of rice, smoked fish, boiled eggs and curry spices, kedgeree is traditionally served at breakfast time. It has origins in both British and Indian cuisine. I must admit it doesn’t really appeal to me for breakfast, but I do love…

Jamaican Chicken & Mango Curry

Jamaican Chicken & Mango Curry

I’m becoming obsessed with cooking chicken and mango together. The enzymes found in mango help to break down proteins and so result in the chicken being wonderfully tender and moist. Its surprising how many different meals I can sneak it in to. When making this,…

Turkey & Cauliflower Biryani

Turkey & Cauliflower Biryani

A biryani is a traditional Indian rice dish containing spices, meat and vegetables, cooked in a thick stock or gravy, over a low flame, for a long time. This recipe is definitely not a traditional recipe, but my speeded up and easy interpretation of the…

Smoked Salmon & Eggs on Potato Cakes

Smoked Salmon & Eggs on Potato Cakes

This recipe is brilliant for that slightly indulgent brunch or lunch dish, to enjoy when you are still wanting to get plenty of nutrition in to your body, while also providing it with a treat. Ideally you would poach the eggs properly so that they have…