Chickpea, sweet potato and lentil hotpot (Golden Wonderpot)
With current times forcing us to reply more on our storecupboards, and longer-life ingredients, as well as it making sense to batch cook and freeze meals, this is an ideal recipe. Using tinned chickpeas and coconut milk, and sweet potatoes which have a great shelf-life, you can create a delicious, hearty and nourishing all in one dish that the whole family can enjoy.
I called this Golden Wonderpot, partly for the sake of my daughters who tend to be more attracted by dishes with tempting ...
Herby lentil & potato stew
A recently published study by the World Health Organisation concluded that eating more fibre reduces the chance of heart disease and early death. I've been conscious of how much fibre my family are getting in their diets since a relative contracted diverticulisis a few years ago following a switch to a low-carb diet. The recommended daily portion of fibre for an adult is 30g, and for a child (aged 5-11) is 20g a day. That is actually quite a lot of fibre to fit in per day, and I've been ...
Vegan lentil bolognese
I've been trying to find ways to get more legumes into our diet, and I have been dying to try out a lentil ragu recipe after seeing the idea on Pinterest!
I used puy lentils, although you could also use green lentils- personally I would avoid red lentils as they can go very mushy, but I've seen some versions that do use them.
One of the keys to a good bolognese sauce is giving it a nice long simmer, and this therefore works really well with dry lentils, as they have time to cook to ...
Crushed pea, mint, lemon and asparagus salad
This recipe is from the lovely Katie Pix, and put together to go perfectly with the Saucy Fish Company's smoked haddock with vintage cheddar and chive sauce.
It's a perfect summer salad- easily pre-prepared so that you can just whip it out of the fridge whenever you are ready!
Thai carrot and red cabbage salad
We recently had a lovely weekend away where our hosts cooked the most amazing meals- they were catering for 11 adults and 4 children and they went to so much time and effort to feed us all. All of the food was delicious and I've asked for all the recipes, but one of the absolute stars was a grated vegetable salad which had Thai flavours. It's really something that I would never have thought of doing and it's really inspired me!
I don't yet have that specific recipe, but we were heading ...
Quick sweet potato fries
It's not rocket science, but it is a lovely quick way to make these yummy treats!
Add the cayenne if you like a bit of a kick!
If you don't have a chip mesh I recommend investing in one! You can often find them in Poundland or Aldi- or here on Amazon (click)
Spicy pizza pops
These are just little bites of deliciousness! You have the lovely melted mozzarella, pepperoni and jalapeno, but with a quinoa body they're low in syns. Perfect dipped in my Best Ever Pizza Sauce (click here). They are also very quick and easy to make.
I got the idea from Wonky Wonderful (click here) on Pinterest, but have amended the recipe.
Baby spinach and mint salad
The recipe for this salad was alongside the Oozy mushroom risotto, but it's so good that I think it stands alone! I've had it with pastas, risottos and meats, it's very versatile. It does have a certain 'treat' element to it as you wouldn't usually make a synned salad, but this is definitely worth it for the addition of pinenuts, sundried tomatoes, and a little oil. However you could remove all the syns and it would still be a nice side salad. If you hadn't already used your Healthy Extra B ...