Chicken and chorizo rice 

I accidentally co-created an Instagram hashtag this week – #humblehealthyfood The idea is a movement against the picture perfect Insta meal, ones made with exotic ingredients and random bits scattered over the table. We’re showcasing the humble dishes that form the backbone of getting meals on the tables during the week. The lunch box fare…

Spinach and Cashew Pesto

It changes all the time, but I often think that I would choose dairy-free pasta pesto for my last meal. Bright green, packed with good fats, served with brown rice pasta and heaps of slow roasted vegetables. Gosh, what a way to go. Luckily, I’m still very much in the land of the living and…

Mexican Rice and Beans

We have a food budget of £50 per week, and that’s not much when you start to think of it in terms of seven breakfasts, seven lunches and seven dinners for two people. After I’ve accounted for a different dinner each night, plus our staples for the week, plus my crucial supply of coconut peanut butter,…

My Favourite Baked Sweet Potato

You can still have a healthy meal with minimal effort when you let the oven do the lion’s share of the cooking. I love making this recipe at the weekends, so I can bung the sweet potato in the oven, forget about it whilst I complete a couple of chores, then sit down to a…

Dairy-Free Mushroom and Basil Soup

That’s the thing about cream. It makes things creamy. But when you’re looking to cut down on dairy for the sake of your skin and digestion, what do you turn to? My answer is butter beans. A whole carton went into making this soup, which gave it this silky, delicious texture. I used basil stalks…

Maple roasted carrot salad

It’s hard to say what’s going on with the weather at the moment. Just as we get a glimpse of spring, winter shuts that door firmly with an icy wind. It’s also difficult to judge what is best to eat. I’m longing for fresh greens and asparagus, but the climate isn’t ready, and nature won’t…