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Healthy Natty’s Banana Bread

I’ve never made banana bread before, and so I thought I’d give Healthy Natty’s recipe a whirl (while you’re checking out the recipe, have a look around her blog, it’s lovely!).

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A Little More About Me: 10 of My Favourite Things….PART 1

What are your favourite things in life? In a world full of high intensity work, easy access internet and 24hr news, it’s pretty difficult these days to de-stress and take timeout. This week, I’ve decided to lay it all bare and let you know a little more about me; to be precise, 10 of my favourite things in life (but …

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My New Roots – Black Lentil Salad with Tzatziki, Avocado & Pea Shoots

I haven’t made much My New Roots yet as I think it requires a bit more thought and planning. It’s definitely a book which requires reading ahead to take all of Sarah’s advice in. So I thought I’d start with this very easy black lentil salad which is incredibly straight forward, quick and healthy (link to recipe here).

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4 Foodie Blogs I Love

I’m very new to this blogging malarkey and so I thought I’d share four foodie blogs which I love with you and which have inspired me. If you’ve not come across them before, you might find them interesting too. Although the four blogs share good healthy food in common, they’re each quite different and have their own very unique style. …

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Herbie the Balcony

So, our little balcony is rather small, but it’s perfect for growing herbs as it gets plenty of sun and dappled shade.

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DeliciouslyElla’s Bircher Muesli

I’ll let you in to a secret, I don’t faff around with breakfast in the mornings. It’s too much hassle and not enough time and so I don’t bother. Instead, I make DeliciouslyElla’s Bircher Muesli the night before, whilst dinner’s on the go or while Peter’s washing up, and then whip it out the fridge in the morning with no …

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My New Roots – Sarah Britton

Peter gave me this cookery book for my birthday, it follows on from Sarah Britton’s very successful blog, My New Roots which is all about eating seasonally and enjoying whole foods. Last week I cooked two recipes from the book (albeit I didn’t quite have all the required ingredients) and loved them both.

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Persiana – Red Rice Salad with Barberries & Grilled Vegetables

This Red Rice Salad from Persiana (Page 181) is so special! The recipe uses a french variety of wild rice, grown in the south of France in Camargue (where the rice takes its name). After the second World War, marshlands in France were used for agriculture, specifically for growing white rice. As time went on, cross pollination occurred between the white …

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Spicing Salmon up with Chimichurri Sauce and Quicker than Toast Courgettes

I’ve always found it hard to get excited about salmon dishes; but this one, which combines two recipes, really is quite special. I cooked this after Peter and I got back from our Cross Fit class last Tuesday evening and it really filled a hole even though it doesn’t look all that substantial. It’s based on Hemsley + Hemsley’s recipe …