Category Speedy Weekday Meals

Turkey Tagliata with Tomato-Herb Dressing

Some of the most important things I’ve learnt on the Natural Chef course have come from the simplest recipes. The idea of flattening poultry or pork to make it go further and cook quickly isn’t revolutionary, but it’s a great technique to have up your sleeve to turn what is otherwise one of my most […]

Italian Meatball Soup

I used to love the Italian meatball soup from Pret. I was always excited on a work day when I searched the Pret soups to see what was on the menu for that day and found it was a meatball soup day. I was fully aware that the meatballs had breadcrumbs in them but they […]

Cauliflower ‘Hummus’

I am so excited by this recipe. It came about when a Fitter Food friend mentioned that he had made cauliflower hummus for his wife’s birthday dinner and I thought ‘Why haven’t I thought of that?!’ I’m the QUEEN of turning cauliflower into all things white and grain-like! I actually really hated hummus growing up. […]

Prawn Balls and Butternut Noodle Broth

This recipe is inspired by one of Jamie Oliver’s 30-minute meals. It was the day after my first semester exam for year 1 nutrition and all I wanted to do was veg out in front of the telly. Of course, daytime telly being what it is, the only thing that caught my eye was – of […]

Kimchi Fried Cauliflower ‘Rice’ with Bulgogi Beef

I have a bit of a confession to make. I’m not very good at eating fermented foods. It’s a bit hypocritical because I like to tell people how good it is, and I like making it. But the jar of sauerkraut or kimchi tend to languish in the back of the fridge, making me feel […]

Spicy Liver Strips with Cashew ‘Yoghurt’

I really hate the term superfoods. I think it’s misleading and dishonest – it suggests that any other ‘normal’ food that we eat is somehow inferior to a food that is easily accessed far away by another culture. The idea of cherry picking particular foods from far away as being more nutritious than the food we can […]

Roast Dinners Are Not Just For Sundays! Roast Poussin With Trimmings

My partner has had a change in his work pattern recently, which means he leaves the house at 12.30 in the afternoon, but doesn’t get home until 10 at night. Our meal times are completely up the spout and we’ve been mostly skipping breakfasts and eating a brunch at around 11.30 in the morning. It’s a […]