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Mushroom Moussaka

Mushroom Moussaka

This a very satisfying and nutritious dish. The white sauce used to top the moussaka is gluten-free, made with a mixture of yoghurt and eggs with some mint, nutmeg and seasoning. This means it’s much more nutritious, packed with more protein and minerals, than the […]

Balti Butternut Squash Soup

Balti Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash is very rich in vitamin A, carotenoids and fibre, among other things. A good winter vegetable to get you through the winter, or any time. The heat from the balti curry sauce is nicely balanced with some coconut milk, which is also reputed […]

Vegetable Broth with Vegetarian Parmesan

Vegetable Broth with Vegetarian Parmesan

This is a recipe for a simple vegetable broth which is turned into something great by adding Parmesan. As I mentioned last week Parmesan isn’t vegetarian but if you shop around you can find vegetarian substitutes. I’m using Gran Kinara here. You might think that […]

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Lemon Cherry Cake

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Lemon Cherry Cake

It might be stretch to say this is a healthy treat as it does contain a whopping 175g of caster sugar but it is full of good fat from the olive oil and ground almonds and it is delicious. Also it is always handy to […]

Mushroom &  Crème Fraîche Soup

Mushroom & Crème Fraîche Soup

I’ve mentioned how good mushrooms are before, they are rich in in iron, are also a source of potassium, selenium, copper, zinc and they are full of fibre. In addition to all this they may help boost your immune system. Many varieties of mushrooms contain […]

Beetroot, Orange & Mustard Soup

Beetroot, Orange & Mustard Soup

I love this recipe. I tried it only as an experiment and I was amazed by the results. It’s simple to make and full of goodness but it tastes complicated, unusual and delicious. I absolutely love it. And to think I make this with cooked […]

Marrowfat Pea Soup

Marrowfat Pea Soup

Marrowfat peas are high in vegetable protein and fibre, low in fat and they are also a source of iron. You can find packets of no-soak marrowfat peas in any supermarket and they are very cheap. Most people use marrowfat peas to make mushy peas […]

Vegan Wholemeal Scones

Vegan Wholemeal Scones

After posting the wholemeal soda bread recipe I wanted to offer a vegan version to show how easy it is to play around with soda-bread recipes to suit many different diets. I wanted them to be very similar in taste to the wholemeal brown soda […]

Wholemeal Soda Bread

Wholemeal Soda Bread

Soda bread is one of the easiest breads to bake. They say baking is more of a science than an art but when they do they are certainly not talking about soda bread, it’s one of the most forgiving recipes you’ll meet. It takes only […]

Broccoli, Carrot & Apple Salad

Broccoli, Carrot & Apple Salad

Last year a study reported that eating broccoli helps to prevent or slow the progress of osteoarthritis in mice – they are now studying if it has the same effect on humans. Unfortunately I was unable to find out whether the mice were fed raw […]