Kale Pesto Pasta

This has got to be one of the easiest and most versatile dinners to make. You can whip it up in about 15 minutes flat. Plus kale is a super healthy vegetable containing plenty of calcium and magnesium which are essential minerals for bone health. Here’s the recipe.

Colourful Mexican Salad

I don’t know about you, but I’m still trying to avoid going to the supermarket too much. I stock up on my tinned/frozen favourites so I don’t have to. With this in mind, this salad can be made almost completely from larder cupboard staples.

Peanut Butter Hummus

Hummus recipes usually call for tahini (sesame paste), but this has sometimes been difficult to come by in lockdown. On the other hand, we always have peanut butter in the cupboard. So I thought I’d devise a hummus recipe that replaces the tahini with peanut butter. Here we go…

7 Veg Vegan Lasagne

If there’s one veg laden meal I can guarantee the children will eat, it’s this one. Our son is a ‘healthy eater’ in training. Living in this family he’s going to have to eventually get used to the idea that all meals are not made up of sausages or pasta and pesto. Fortunately, I never have any arguments when it comes to this 7 veg vegan lasagne.

How to Sprout!

I love sprouts. They’re a power house of nutrients, an excellent quick snack or lovely addition to any salad. They’re also much easier than you’ll imagine to do, and a fun activity with the kids….

Rhubarb Crumble

It’s rhubarb season in the UK and I like nothing better than a good old fashioned rhubarb crumble. Rhubarb is incredibly nutritious and high in fibre promoting regularity. Here’s a healthy recipe..

Sauerkraut Recipe

Sauerkraut is a simple and traditional dish of fermented cabbage that has some major health benefits. When cabbage is fermented it is elevated to something very tasty and unique. Here’s a recipe..

Pulled Beef Tacos

Cooking is such an important part of my life, and it’s a skill that you’ll always need, especially if you want to stay healthy. So, I’ve been using this extra time to teach the children some of my favourite recipes. Pulled beef tacos…

Spring Green Fritters

Late Spring is a wonderful time for young green vegetables. Asparagus is in abundance (click and collect Rectory Farm Shop now open), and we get the introduction of pea shoots and sugar snaps. But the less glamorous Spring Greens, which is a young tender flavoursome cabbage, should not be overlooked. Its vibrant green colour will complement any type of fish or meat dish.

Lockdown Sourdough

The supermarket baking aisles are empty, what are you all doing with your flour?? I suspect some Lockdown Sourdough maybe going on. Here Martyn gives us the crucial tips for success with some fun along the way…


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