Chilli Chicken Bestival Kebabs

So Tim spent last weekend at Bestival on the Isle of Wight… And amongst yoga, live music, DJs, Henna Tattoos and Ping Pong, there was food… Festival fuel!  Sadly I wasn’t there to experience it… But I did get a little flavour of the festival on Thursday night when Tim put together these ‘a littleContinue reading “Chilli Chicken Bestival Kebabs”

Caramelised Red Onion, Fig and Feta Salad

Sticky figs, sweet red onions, and creamy feta… This is an autumnal salad, or maybe it’s a rice bowl? Either way a side of rocket would be delicious, or just  as it is with the rice… Ingredients for 2: 1 large red onion 3 ripe figs 2 tsp maple syrup 1 tsp balsamic vinegar largeContinue reading “Caramelised Red Onion, Fig and Feta Salad”

Spicy Tomato and Red Lentil Soup

I love this pan, it’s inherited and probably 30 years old now… I think it’ll outlive me too! Ingredients (serves 4): 1 large onion 2 small carrots 2 sticks celery 1 can chopped tomatoes 2 punnets (600grams approx) fresh ripe vine tomatoes 1 red pepper 1 tsp mixed herbs 1 tsp chilli flakes 1 tspContinue reading “Spicy Tomato and Red Lentil Soup”

Sun Dried Tomato and Black Olive Houmous

A few years ago we had a major financial melt down.  Two small children, one income and a monthly deficit of around £1000… It’s when I started really looking at what we spent on food.  Houmous was always a staple in our weekly shop, and the kids love it, but when I realised I couldContinue reading “Sun Dried Tomato and Black Olive Houmous”

Byron Breakfast Smoothie

Tim and I met in Byron Bay in 2001… 10 years later we went back to get married and it remains to be one of our favourite places on Earth.  Back then Phoenix ran the juice bar on Jonson Street, he blended frozen fruit with yoghurt and added hits of wheatgrass, it was a revelationContinue reading “Byron Breakfast Smoothie”

I Carried a Watermelon (smoothie)… It’s a classic!

If you’re a dirty dancing fan it’s just as pleasing to watch this clip as it is to whizz up some watermelon with coconut milk and banana for a morning or snack smoothie! Ingredients for 1 smoothie: 1 generous slice of watermelon 1/2 banana 1tbsp ground almonds / chia seeds/ linseeds or other coconut milkContinue reading “I Carried a Watermelon (smoothie)… It’s a classic!”

Big Pizza Pie That’s Amore…

Pizza reminds me of my mum and sister always… It’s our go to remedy for heartbreak, stress, fatigue, oh and hunger too… Although I could eat pizza anytime, making them on a Friday afternoon with kids is special… Pizza=Love and it’s a legacy that my children have already adopted… Friday nights are officialy pizza andContinue reading “Big Pizza Pie That’s Amore…”

Vegan Bircher Muesli in a Kilner Jar

I love a ‘Bircher’… I first had it in the health food cafe in Byron Bay (Australia), so have a habit of saying it in a pretty bad Aussie accent!  This vegan version suits me though, I’m just not keen on milk and love the taste of coconut milk.  I think it’d be just asContinue reading “Vegan Bircher Muesli in a Kilner Jar”

Hazelnut Chocolate Porridge

Thanks to Ella for turning back on to porridge, perfect as the weather turns chilly and juicing or smoothies are just too cold.  My mum’s mum is Scottish so oats are sacred to us… Although I’m not sure Robina MacDonald would like this one?  It’s a far cry from oats, water and salt! Ingredients (forContinue reading “Hazelnut Chocolate Porridge”

Frugal Fish (finger) Cakes… And Homemade Wholemeal Breadcrumbs

These are a regular on the 5pm tea scene in our house… They need a good half an hour to make but will make 10-12 fish cakes (or fish finger cakes as my kids call them) and they freeze really well. Ingredients: 2 fillets of salmon or trout 4 medium potatoes 1 large egg wholemealContinue reading “Frugal Fish (finger) Cakes… And Homemade Wholemeal Breadcrumbs”