Healthier pregnancy treat!

I mentioned previously that I was really hungry during my first trimester, so it was often a struggle to stay on track with the right foods when I was tempted to eat anything just to fill myself up!  This lead me to look for healthy snacks –and let’s face it, there’s only so much fruit … read more >

Step By Step Vegetarian Curry

I’m always looking for ways to incorporate more vegetarian dishes in our diet.  Not that I don’t love meat, but it’s nice to have a break a couple of nights a week.  Lentils, beans and chickpeas are all excellent alternatives to meat – they provide protein and are low in fat, but high in fibre.  … read more >

Step-by-Step Pasta Bake

Pasta bake is one of my go-to comfort food dishes.  I always make a huge batch so there’s enough to last for a couple of dinners and maybe even a lunch.  The beauty of pasta bake is that you can tailor it according to what ingredients you have lurking in the fridge or what you … read more >

Healthy lunches on a budget

We recently ran a Nutrition Week in our office, where I gave a talk on “Healthy Lunches on a Budget”.  It proved to be really popular so I thought I’d share some of my tips with you.

Friday Night Fajitas

We live in the middle of the countryside, and thankfully we are too far from any takeaway food places to deliver to us, so there’s no temptation on Friday evenings after a long week at work to order in.   Of course there are times when I wish we could, but it just takes a little … read more >

Creamy Pesto Chicken

At this time of year my cooking tends to shift to lighter dishes to match the brighter evenings and (slightly) warmer weather.  I haven’t made soup for a few weeks now, favouring salads for lunch instead.  I love avocado at the moment, with some cottage cheese, cherry tomatoes, leaves and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.  … read more >

Step-By-Step Oaty Fruity Muffins

The sun is shining and Easter is almost upon us.  I can’t wait to have a lovely long weekend catching up with friends and family.  I will be staying overnight with a friend and have promised to bake some healthy treats so I’m going to try this muffin recipe – they will be perfect for … read more >

Step By Step Beef Casserole

It’s starting to get very busy on the farm for us and we are expecting 750 baby lambs in the next few weeks!  So I’m trying to batch cook at the moment and freeze meals, as our evenings will be taken up with looking after the sheep and lambs.  Batch cooking is a great way … read more >

Step by Step Chilli

This vegetarian chilli recipe is so quick and easy, it’s not really cooking at all, and it’s hard to believe how healthy it is.  It’s a favourite in our house – super quick to make, and so filling.  You can serve it with rice (I prefer brown rice), but a bowl of it is quite … read more >

Step-By-Step Easy Mince Pies

There are so many treats available at Christmas, but mince pies have to be one of the tastiest. It’s amazing how many calories and fat those little pies can contain though, so I’ve come up with a healthier alternative using filo pastry. Filo pastry is only 3% fat and easy to work with. You can … read more >