spinach, chickpea + lentil curry

As a family we are trying to eat more meat-free meals, replacing the meat with alternative proteins such as pulses and tofu.  This simple curry is full of nutritious pulses, whilst being super cheap to make and full of lovely fragrant flavour.  The troops lapped it up with rice and naans and have requested it…

spinach, butternut squash + ricotta conchigle

I drew inspiration for this pasta dish from a lovely fellow instagrammer, @mrssinge. This really is a tasty, filling, nutritious and low fat dish that is worth the effort to make it. You can cut corners and reduce the prep time by buying a tub of simple tomato pasta sauce but it’s really worth making…

lighter beetroot hummus

We are all desperate for some colour in these final weeks of winter. Spring keeps hinting that it’s not far away and I’ve got some gorgeous pink tulips to brighten up our home. It’s that gorgeous colour that game me inspiration for this pink hummus.  I often buy store hummus and love the lighter varieties…

tomato, chorizo + butterbean soup

We are craving some quick and easy comfort food on this stormy Doris evening. This stew like soup is packed full of bright and sunny Mediterranean goodness. We can all but dream! Served with a gooey reduced fat cheese toastie of seeded bloomer, this really is a delicious, nutritious and filling dinner. Enjoy, Mrs H…

chipotle and lime steak fajitas with avo cream

Perfect for a help yourself weekend picky dinner which my boys love. The steak can be marinated way in advance and then they takes no time at all to cook and put together. Another perfect Saturday night supper. Enjoy, Mrs H x Serves 4 4 thick rump steaks 2 red onions, peeled and cut into…

butternut squash + chickpea tagine 

I always mean to experiment and make tagine more often but they are normally too much prep for a weekday…until now! We need to eat more veggie meals too and I had some odds and ends of veg leftover so thought I’d try out a quick(er) veggie tagine. Some ready chopped butternut squash, mixed spices…

tuscan bean soup

I adore big hearty bowls of soup for a quick tea on busy week days. This one is packed full of goodness and takes no time at all to make. I enjoy this with a sprinkling of reduce fat cheddar on top and some freshly baked bread. Satisfying and healthy in one bowl. Enjoy, Mrs…

chocolate orange loaf

It’s half term here this week and the boys have lots of plans to get out and about if the weather behaves! A few picnics will have to made, so I thought I’d treat them with this easily transportable loaf cake. I’m using up the last of the beautiful blood oranges too. It’s by no…

rhubarb, blood orange & cardamom crumble

The weather was baltic outside today, with cold sleety snow flurries all day so we decided to make a little baked crumble treat to have after dinner, a healthier version of course!  Yorkshire forced rhubarb is currently in season and I can’t resist their vibrant pink colour. Paired with in-season blood oranges, you’ve not only…

blood orange + almond cake

We all deserve a treat every now and again, and when I saw these stunning Ippolito blood oranges, which are currently in season, I just couldn’t resist. I was going to make a simple orange and poppy seed loaf but that wouldn’t do these beautiful fruit any justice, and I wanted to showcase their amazing…

slow cooked pork rendang 

Not your normal Sunday evening recipe,  but I had kinda messed up with our plans this weekend and had 2 pork fillets that needed to be eaten today. Just don’t tell the boys it is national Yorkshire Pudding day as they will be gutted! Bring on this healthy makeover of a rendang. Even though it…

squash, courgette + ricotta cannelloni 

I was really looking forward to experimenting with this perfect Friday supper. I expected it to be easy, fairly quick but special enough to kick off the weekend!  Unfortunately due to the ‘veg crisis’ I couldn’t get loose courgettes, however I could get both spiralised squash and courgette, which in hindsight was great because it…