Recipes

As a Nutritional Therapist, I’m always being asked what I feed my family of four day to day.

Our family is very typical and has it’s various food challenges..

My husband Alex, is a dustbin. Tall and lean he needs fuel to give him the stamina to march around the hospital wards, plus a broad spectrum of nutrients to help him fight off any nasty bugs he may encounter along the way.

Our ten year old daughter is keen on sports. Keeping extremely active, she needs a good balance of protein, fat and slow carbs to keep her going all through the day.

Fortunately, she’ll eat almost anything (except mushrooms and prawns), and has even been known to say ‘I love salad’. However, it wasn’t always this way. For the first two years of life she only ate a small handful of foods.

Our four year old son, is a healthy eater in training.

Having been an easy to feed baby that grabbed roast beef and mashed potato off your plate, and absolutely loved spinach, he’s going through a fussy phase.

He gravitates towards anything laden with sugar and needs persuading to eat his veg. Let’s just say….he’s a work in progress.

If you’ve read our about page, you’ll know that I was a fat child, with numerous health complaints (acne, ear infections, IBS, low thyroid to name a few).

Since cracking my ‘food code’ and solving my health problems I’ve been dedicated to cooking deliciously healthy recipes for myself and my family.

Here you’ll find some of our favourite meals and snacks.

I hope you enjoy them.


Lime and Coriander Coleslaw

There’s something very appealing about this colourful coleslaw. It’s versatility means it compliment most main dishes. We had it the other day with pulled pork and brown rice, and it went down a treat. It would make a great addition to a BBQ, and is delicious with halloumi kebabs. Spice it up with some chilli […]

Nutty Quinoa Granola Bar

Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is an ancient Peruvian grain that looks similar to cous cous and cooks like rice. It’s high in protein and contains all 9 essential amino acids making it a fantastic vegan protein source. Quinoa has higher amounts of lysine, cystine, and methionine than all other grains; important for tissue growth and repair. […]

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…

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