Tag: living with sight loss

Kale & Quinoa Tabbouleh with Halloumi

Kale & Quinoa Tabbouleh with Halloumi

This is a quick and simple, high protein, vegetarian meal. It is extremely tasty and filling. Ideally you need a food processor but you could just very finely slice the kale and herbs yourself if you don’t have one. This would be a lot more 

2020 – The Year We Never Expected

2020 – The Year We Never Expected

What a weird year 2020 has been. I certainly never planned for this year to play out like it did. I never expected to spend the majority of my year riding a static bike around the virtual world of Zwift. I never expected to be 

Cauliflower & Red Cabbage Dahl

Cauliflower & Red Cabbage Dahl

This is a bowl of nutritious goodness that is great for days when you feel like you have over indulged and are in need of something healthy. It is filling and balanced enough to be served on its own but can be bulked out with 

NaviLens

NaviLens

Earlier this week I appeared on BBC North West Tonight as part of a news piece highlighting an exciting development to help make shopping more accessible to the blind and visually impaired. I was approached during October to see if I would be interested in 

Venison, Chickpea & Pumpkin Tagine

Venison, Chickpea & Pumpkin Tagine

This tagine can be either made on the hob or in a slow-cooker. The venison can be swapped for beef if you prefer, and the pumpkin can be replaced with butternut squash. The apricots give sweetness, balancing out the spices and the flaked almonds add 

Thai Pumpkin & Fish Curry

Thai Pumpkin & Fish Curry

I do love a Thai curry. It’s amazing how many different vegetables work really well in one. This uses pumpkin, kale and green beans. The key is to cook the pumpkin long enough that it starts to soften and absorb the flavours of the coconut 

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, 

5 of my Favourite Curry Recipes

5 of my Favourite Curry Recipes

This week is national curry week. So to celebrate, I’m compiling 5 of my favourite curry recipes. However, first off, let’s answer a simple question, what is a curry? The term curry encompasses a vast array of dishes originating from the Indian subcontinent, including countries 

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 

Pumpkin & Chard Dopiaza

Pumpkin & Chard Dopiaza

Dopiaza means double onions and refers to a curry that contains at least 2 types of onion. Each type are added at a different stage and so bring additional taste and texture to the finished dish. In this case, red or white onion, depending on 

Dad’s Allotment

Dad’s Allotment

I’ve mentioned several times now on here that my dad has an allotment and he regularly supplies me with home-grown vegetables. In lots of ways, me and my dad are very similar. We are both very driven, determined, focused and resilient. We are both good 

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