Archive | 2015

Egg Fried Quinoa

Rich in iron and protein, among other super nutrients, quinoa is a great alternative to meat. This ancient superfood has a gentle nutty flavour itself, but is excellent at absorbing other flavours, and goes with just about everything. If I’m pushed for time, the pre-cooked pouches (all supermarkets have them) are great, but it’s simple […]

Cleansing Fennel and Walnut Salad with Torn Chicken

Originally posted on Family Fork:
We have just de-decorated, chopped up the Christmas tree and cleaned our home back to normal.  The twinkling lights, bright decorations and rich smelling fir tree all seemed to ignite and satisfy our senses in early December, and immerse us in festive feeling.  In the light of a new year…

Easter Eating: 5 Delicious Ways with Lamb

It will come as no surprise to learn that lamb is full of protein and iron, as many red meats are.  What you may not know however, is that it contains some fantastic vitamins and minerals and is super high in Omega-3s and 6s.  It’s also far easier to digest than beef. Gram for gram, […]

Spicy Chickpea Salad (Garbanzo beans for my US subscribers)

Chickpeas are nothing less than fabulous. They are full of fibre, most of which is insoluble meaning that these little nuggets help keep guts clean and healthy, and tummies flat. They are protein powerhouses, great as an alternative to meat, and children tend to love them as they are mildly flavoured and take on the […]

My Top 3 Kid Friendly Healthy Breakfast Cereals

As much as I’d like Arabella to start each day with a spinach omelette and carrot juice or homemade granola, it’s not always viable or indeed desirable.   She, like her father, loves cereal, I love it as it’s convenient and it’s easy for her to feed herself.  I don’t however, love the huge amounts […]

Sweet and Smoky Maple Marinaded Chicken – Weekend Food

The Spring Equinox has passed and the sunny days make me want to eat summery food. The cold evenings however don’t make me want to BBQ my dinner each night.  This sweet and smoky (and very simple) marinaded chicken gets a BBQ type flavour from the marinade, but is cooked in the oven and finished […]

Moroccan Lamb Meatballs

My toddler and I have something in common, we both love meatballs.  I love them for their versatility, to be dressed up with sexy salads and sauces for a dinner party or equally delicious popped in a pitta for a quick dinner, for their make ahead-and-freezability and the endless flavour options.  She loves them as […]

Clean Chocolatey Crispy Cakes (no gluten, dairy or refined sugar)

I love Arabella helping me to cook, she likes to think she is helpful and I like that she has another little bit of variation to her day.  She has made clouds from icing sugar (fun to clean up), chocolate from chopped dates, and crisps from pumpkin seeds.  Her interpretations are nothing less than biblical. […]

9 minute Healthy Pitta Pizza

Pizza is invariably a fun food, a fast food, and a finger food, thus perfect for children.  The only challenge is the lack of nutrients and the excess of baddies like lots of salt, sugar and additives in those pizzas that we can pick from a supermarket shelf.   Now, while I love to feel […]

On The Pulse: My Top 5 Pulse Dishes

Let’s call them legumes, it sounds so much sexier, and let’s face it, these simple foods need their reputation sexing up a bit.  I wrote a tongue in cheek intro to a recipe a while ago that includes lentils, about how I love Puy lentils, and I am not a hippie, I don’t knit my […]