Garlic & Parmesan Cauli Bites

You may have picked up on it by now from some of my previous posts but I am a big fan of Cauliflower as a healthy alternative to many of our beloved Complex and Simple Carbohydrates. It is an extremely versatile vegetable that is packed with goodness and healthy stuff for our lovely tummies to…

Balsamic Brussels with Pancetta

One of my most vivid memories from when I was growing up is how much I absolutely HATED Brussel Sprouts and how they just had to be an obligatory element to the Christmas Dinner. There was no getting away with it at our table – if you wanted more roast potatoes or stuffing, the penalty…

Cranberry & Quinoa Turkey Stuffing

OK.. So.. The Christmas Dinner Stuffing – It’s one of the most important components of the Christmas Dinner and one of everyone’s favourite sides. Families and hosts choose to do their stuffing in many different ways so you can interpret this recipe and serving suggestion to whatever method suits you and your meal. This is…

Root Vegetable & Potato Bake

I thought this might be a nice recipe to share with you all now that it’s coming up to the biggest dinner of the year – December 25th. These days everyone is looking to put their own individual twist on the classic meal and I thought this was lovely way to cook your vegetable and…

Saucy Spinach & Artichoke

If I’m honest, I actually created this sauce with absolutely no thought process at all. I came home from work last week and just pulled whatever I had in the fridge out and somehow this was the end result. So when a colleague of mine asked me what it was the next day for lunch,…

Roast Garlic & Parmesan Quinoa

So you’re probably catching on to my obsession with quinoa but it’s just soooo versatile and ridiculously yum! It’s such a good grain to use and is so filling so it’s a great substitute to other white foods you might be used to using like pasta and white rice. This recipe is a good one…

Sweet Potato Scoops

Ingredients 1 medium Sweet Potato, washed 4 cubes Frozen Spinach 4 Tbsp. Low Fat Cream Cheese 2 sprigs Spring Onion, finely chopped 4 Bacon Rashers, diced ½ cup Grated Parmesan Salt & Pepper to taste 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil Method Preheat your oven to 200 Degrees C and line an oven tray with greased parchment…

Zucchini Fritters

These guys are a great way to get some additional veg into your diet without chomping down on the same old salad every day. There’s a little bit of preparation involved but they taste great and look great too. Zucchini is such a versatile vegetable and is defo one of my faves so here is…

Homemade Hummus

When making small changes to your diet to become healthier, another ideal food to add to the menu is Hummus. Hummus is mainly made from Chick Peas that are packed with protein, fibre and omega 3. You can use it as a trusty condiment for snacks or as an alternative dip or side sauce for…

The Salad Bar – Tomato & Chick Pea Salad

This is such a good On-The-Go salad to have made up or it can be used as a side dish to a main meal.It takes 5 minutes to put together and tastes fab. Its super filling and packed with fibre too. Ingredients 1 tin Chick Peas 6 small – medium Tomatoes 1 Tbsp. Turmeric 1…

Beetroot & Feta Quinoa

I’m eating this as I type up this post and oh my goodness it’s so yum. Ingredients 2-3 medium Raw Beetroot, diced 50 grams Feta, diced 1/2 fresh Red Chilli 100 grams Quinoa, uncooked 1 Vegetable Stock Cube Method Preheat the oven to 180 Degrees C. Thoroughly rinse the quinoa and drain off any excess…

Brocquettes

One of my favourite kitchen hobbies is to try and make healthy food as appealing as possible as this helps create the illusion that you’re indulging when really you are still eating mindfully. Don’t get me wrong, I am a big fan of the cheat meals but I also love to find ways to transform…