Category archives: Mains

Hazelnut Crust Rainbow Quiche

The weather's been so beautiful here over the past few days... it is not anymore... back to rainy season.. However we went to the first BBQ of the year at the weekend. Sitting out in the garden with the sun shining, eating and chatting with friends is really the best thing ever. Since I don't eat sausages or steaks, I took this quiche along and it proved to be a hit w[...]

Warm Winter Salad Bowl

January is a lovely relief from the heaviness of December if you know what I mean... Not just food wise - although the eating and drinking can all get a bit much too. There just seems to be such a rush in the month leading up to Christmas as businesses try to wrap things up and the general craziness and mayhem of Christmas, that once it's gone it definitely feels like[...]

Minestrone Soup

I have to say I'm not a fan of  the cold weather; even more so since I’ve had rheumatoid arthritis. The cold damp weather can really aggravate my symptoms, but the thing that makes me happy in the winter is eating soups. I love soups! Having grown up in Romania in the 80’s, I spent most of my time with my grandparents as my mum had to work. My grandma was an amazing c[...]

Pumpkin, Kale and Black Rice Noodles

This year is absolutely flying by, I can't actually believe it's already Halloween... and pumpkin season! I bought a beautiful little pumpkin last week from which I will be enough to make two or three dishes. The first one I'm sharing with you today, is a very simple dish of roasted pumpkin, kale and black rice noodles - you can use any pasta or noodles of your ch[...]

Falafels in Lettuce Wraps with Tahini Dressing

A middle eastern street food staple, falafels are absolutely delicious and one of those things I absolutely love but don’t often get to eat… Although they have become popular on street food stalls in the UK, they are rarely gluten free. So.. time to make my own vegan and gluten free falafels! Chick peas, the main ingredient of falafels, are one of my favourite food[...]

Gluten Free Savoury Muffins

My gluten free savoury muffins have taken a little bit of working and re-working to get just right, but after few goes I've got it! They are AWESOME divine, fluffy creations, now fully tried and tested on my lovely, willing family and friends.. Packed full of green veg and protein, they make a great breakfast on the go, delicious lunch along with a nice big salad or a[...]

Healthy Green Socca Pizza

Who doesn't want to eat pizza? We all do, so get ready to have the best healthy pizza ever. I haven’t been able to give this blog as much love and attention as I would have liked to recently as other things like finishing my Naturopathic Nutrition diploma and working on photography commissions have had to take centre stage. I’d planned to come back with a post of my [...]

Veggie Nut Roast

Happy Christmas to everyone and anyone who's reading this. This is one for anyone who won't be eating turkey this Christams, it's my favourite Veggie Nut Roast. Full of amazing ingredients - lovely walnuts and cashews which provide us with protein and healthy fats, beautiful veggies - courgette, carrot and sweet potatoes this nut roast keeps me on track through the in[...]

Warm Lentil & Butternut Squash Salad

I am so happy I managed to grow this beauty in the garden without the slugs and snails getting to it first. In the end it took over a little as it trailed across the lawn but I ended up with this lovely looking butternut squash. It's always good to grow the foods you love eating and I sure am a big fan of butternut squash! I love it roasted, in stews and curries or in[...]