Tag Archives: Healthy

Garden vegetable pasta

You don’t necessarily need fresh peas or broad beans for this dish – the frozen ones work just as well although you will need to slightly thaw the broad beans before taking the skins off. I think this pasta dish is best eaten in the garden on a warm summer’s evening with a good glass […]

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Carrot fritters with cumin yoghurt

These are really easy and quick to make. This recipe uses age old bed friends with cumin, carrots, yoghurt and coriander. Ingredients For the fritters 8 large carrots Handful of fresh coriander 1 hot red chilli 2tbsp gram flour 2 eggs (beaten) Salt and pepper For the yoghurt 100ml Greek yoghurt 2tsp cumin Small handful […]

Mixed quinoa with ceps and green beans

I have decided to enter this recipe into the Betta Living competition because this is a recipe that I make time and time again. It may not be the prettiest or the most colourful of dishes but everyone I make it for seems to love it – so I guess that is a good sign […]

Roasted crunchy chickpeas

If you’re looking for a homemade snack that is healthier than crisps, these roasted chickpeas are a lovely alternative and are really simple to make. They also keep for up to a week. The ingredients listed below are for one can of chickpeas which works out to be less than a bowlful as the chickpeas […]

Roasted red pepper and tomato soup

This is a very sweet soup – when you taste it you’ll be amazed you have not included any sugar. Keep any leftovers for a pasta sauce – simply reduce the mixture by cooking for a while longer and add more chilli flakes to liven it up a bit. Ingredients (serves 4) 4 red peppers […]

Aubergine and chickpea curry (Baingan channa Masala)

Aubergine and chickpea curry (Baingan channa Masala) is a really simple curry for a healthy week night meal. All it takes is a little bit of chopping followed by a about 30 minutes of frying. I find that the chickpeas are quite filling so don’t normally cook rice to accompany it but if you are […]

What oil should you use and when?

I have a habit of using extra virgin olive oil when cooking, but this is completely unnecessary and a massive waste of money since I cannot taste the lovely olive oil flavour. I’ve done a bit of research and discovered which oils are best for different circumstances Olive oil Olive oil comes in three different […]

Lemon quinoa with griddled courgettes and spring onions

This is light and refreshing dish. You could also crumble some feta into it if you fancy – peas and broad beans also work really well. Ingredients (serves 2) 300g quinoa 2 courgettes 6 spring onions 2 cloves of garlic 300mls vegetable stock Juice of one lemon Salt and pepper Oil Method Fry the finely […]

Ginger and lentil soup with kale

This soup is great if you’re stuffed up with a cold. It’s really healthy and full of things that will get your sinuses working again! Ingredients 250g dried split red lentils 1 large carrot 2 sticks of celery 1 onion 4 cloves of garlic 1 red chilli 75g fresh ginger 1 tin of chopped tomatoes […]