Halloumi And Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta

Recently I went for dinner with some very dear girlfriends, we went to a tapas style cafe that was tucked away off the beaten track. Amongst the many delicious morsels we tasted was a halloumi and red pepper dish. I tried my own version of it recently and although not the same it was really…

Christmas Pasta

I have neglected my blog for some time now, not sure why other than I just got really busy and couldn’t find time to sit and write it. I have also not been cooking so much, it’s been to hot to be standing in the kitchen so I have been spending time outside enjoying the…

Spring Potato Salad

With the onset of warmer weather I find my garden springing into life rapidly. Mint can go mad and take over the Vege patch so with that in mind I planted it in different places so it wasn’t concentrated in one patch. I still have an abundance of mint and it seems also of spinach….

Vegan Chocolate Cake

I have had this recipe for so long I cant even remember where it came from. It used to be stuck on the fridge on a scrap of paper, I even moved twice and it was still attached to the fridge, thankfully I had written it down before the last move ! Ever since my…

Mexican Chicken or Tofu and Cauliflower Rice

We are moving into summer now , well we have to get past spring first and the very changeable weather, sun ,hail and torrential rain all in one day ! I am planting my garden for summer and planning a new vegetable garden .As I wander around I am finding all those little flower surprises…

Falafels

Before my first son was born I worked in a cafe that predominately sold middle eastern style food. I have fond memories of making large pots of chilli sauce, hummus, falafels and tahini sauce as well as stacking up the lamb marinated in oregano and lemon to slowly turn and cook in front of the…

Brown Rice and Quinoa Salad

On Sunday’s I like to prepare for the week ahead. It’s good to have the fridge full of pack n go salads for work and athletes lunches. A while ago a friend gave me a great tip on keeping lettuce salads fresh for the week, all you need to do is cover with a paper…

Rocket and Sundried Tomato Pesto

Decided to clean the pantry this morning , well when I say clean I mean move things around so it looks tidier and check what I have and what I need. What I discovered was I really need to write a list before I shop 😊 I have an abundance of some things and none…

My Bircher Muesli

I must admit I was never a huge fan of Bircher muesli's a good many just had no real flavour. Over the past few weeks I've been experimenting with different flavours and think I have found a couple that I really like. Hope you do too 😊 quick and easy to throw together then just…

Cauliflower Mac n Cheese

I’ve been craving mac n cheese on these cold nights but I didn’t want the heavyness of it. I have seen Jamie Oliver put cauliflower in his so thought I would give it a go. The result is a lighter version but still lovely and creamy. I have used onion soup and light sour cream…