Traditional Fasolada or White Bean Stew

What is better than a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food on a winters night? Pulses and lentils are a staple of the traditional Mediterranean diet. Fasolada is a soup made of dried white beans, olive oil and vegetables. If you have not tried them they are so easy to use, economical…

Immune Boosting Mediterranean Herb, Beetroot & Quinoa Salad

Summery salads are not only useful for summer but also have their place during winter. The high nutrient herbs in this salad provide anti-inflammatory benefits and will boost your immune system during the time of year when we are all susceptible to our immune systems being compromised.  What is wonderful though, is that this salad…

Olive Oil Semolina Cake with Rosewater and Lemon Syrup

This European and middle-eastern inspired sweet is similar to the Turkish and Greek Ravani or Revani, and the Egyptian Basbousa. Rosewater is akin to middle-eastern sweets but have toned it down for an understated and subtle presence. Traditional syrup cakes are heavy and laden with sugar, here have played-down the sweetness so don’t be afraid…

Pork and tomato risotto

Perfect date night meal on a cold rainy evening when you simply prefer to stay at home. The pork is gently simmered in a rich tomato based sauce to form a flavoursome base for the risotto. The rice is finally added and stirred through and quietly allowed to absorb the sauce. The portions given easily…

Herb Infused Greek Roast Chicken

This well loved classic dish is delicious and can be easily achieved to perfection by following tge easy steps and tips. The chicken is infused in herbs, lemon, garlic and roasted to perfection. Juicy on the inside served with the pan juices and accompanied with classic greek crispy roasted lemon potatoes. What more could one…

Rosemary and Thyme Spelt Grissini Breadsticks

Snap and dip away into hummus, tsatsiki, avocado or eggplant dip or perfect served with antipasto or cheese plate with flare. These long, thin crunchy Grissini or breadsticks have flavour undertones of olives and rosemary and thyme. Deeply flavoured made with spelt flour, they are finally rolled into more herbs and a little himalayan sea…

Yellow Split Pea and Chickpea Vegan Dahl

Fill the air this winter with the aromatic spices of India. This flavourful and warming dahl is made from creamy yellow split peas and simmered in the right blend of toasty spices. The addition of chickpeas lend texture and a deeper nutty flavour. Drizzled with coconut milk and sprinkled with fresh coriander or parsley served…

Fig, Apple and Raspberry Scrolls

These scrolls are delicious warm on their own or topped with a generous drizzle of raspberry and lemon jam. The scrolls are soft and pull-apart with ease. When biting into them the filling bursts of sweet and indulgent figs, walnut and moist apple. What I love about these, the butter is limited and sugar content…

Quick Mix Banana & Pineapple Spelt Loaf

A simple and perfectly moist banana bread recipe with a wonderful texture, colour and packed with flavour. This bread is a perfectly refreshing and summery without going all out tropical. It is light without being dry due to the olive oil , banana and pineapple. The banana is silky smooth and then there is the…

Gluten-Free Blueberry No-Bake Cheesecake

This Gluten Free Blueberry Cheesecake is light and creamy without the heavy calories. The texture is amazingly smooth, and ever so simple and quick to make. It is lower in sugars and carbs making it a perfect healthier balanced dessert option without compromising on taste. Ingredients Base 1 cup raw walnuts 1/2 cup almond meal…