Aubergine boats

This was a bit of a discovery by accident. I’ve made them twice in so many weeks and cannot get enough of them. They are an alternative to aubergine parmigana or lasagne and could be a great dinner party dish with a salad and some crusty garlic bread. I just can’t believe how easy it…

Vietnamese chicken balls

Not chicken’s balls…as my 6 year old calls them! They are delicious, incredibly easy and fast to make. Taken from Dr Rupy’s ‘The Dotctor’s Kitchen’ but amended – I can’t leave any recipe alone! Try them – Turn the oven on to 180’C fan To make the chicken balls 2 chicken breasts – I actually…

The bleaching effect

I love this time of day, when the light bleaches all the colour out of the day and the birds sing, while the smell of log smoke permeates the air… It’s so still… Settling… A gentle closure on the day.

Pakora and chips

There are 6 veg on this plate. The pakora are phenomenally tasty and so incredibly good for you. Substitute the chips for sweet potato chips to boost nutrient intake further. They are an adapted recipe from Dr Rupy of ‘The Doctor’s Kitchen’. His recipes are pure gold. I can’t recommend his book enough! Here’s how…

Healthy flapjacks

Inspired by Dale Pinnock “The Medicinal Chef”, these flapjacks are not only healthy but they also taste delicious. They are low sugar so don’t expect a high sugar hit, but they are delicious as they are and I would encourage you to try them. They make you realise how tasty doesn’t have to be sugary….

Rowena’s nut roast

Only one day to go to Christmas… The decorations are up, the mulled wine and Harvey’s Bristol Cream flowing. Now to prep for the big day… I love Christmas, I come from a very Christmassy family, my Dad, inspired by his mum like to go all out for tge festive season. I like the tradition…

Orange and fennel salad with halloumi and pomegranate

An antidote to the 5 million mince pies I have eaten thus far… I can no longer ignore my liver screaming for me to reign it in. So, here we go liver.. Enjoy Inspired by the warm clementine salad in December’s edition of the magazine.  Thanks Waitrose for the great flavour combo. Here’s how to…

Chocolate protein breakfast pancakes

When your kids dont realise the clocks have gone back and they are actually up at 5am…the only thing you can do is some experimental cooking with chocolate… The result is a winner!! 40g oats 3 eggs 1 tbsp chia seeds 2tbsp milled linseed mix (lidl, aldi) 2tbsp cacao powder 1tbsp maca powder (aldi) 2…

Venison with red wine, juniper and bay

Inspired by a trip to the butcher who had just received in the first of the season’s venison. Put everything into the slow cooker and stir. Cook on high for 7 hours. Olive oil, splash One chopped red onion 4 chopped chestnut mushrooms 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or pureed 250-300g (a large handful) of…