Kale, Broccoli and Lentil Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

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This salad is salty and sweet, crunchy and soft, filling but light. Basically all the things. It’s the perfect thing to serve with steamed or baked fish or even some grilled chicken. Alternatively soft boil a couple of eggs and keep it vegetarian.

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Cauliflower and Chickpea Baked Eggs

These eggs are so creamy and indulgent tasting but they’re actually full of vegetables, fibre and protein. Baked eggs without the tomato factor make for such a nice change. They’re also a great way of using up any leftover cauliflower you have around.

 

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Roasted Radish, Chickpea and Avocado Salad

If you’ve never roasted a radish you have to try this recipe. It changes their texture and mellows out the flavour a little and they’re so good. Especially with the creamy avocado and the fresh and simple dressing. This salad was made for consuming on warm evenings or afternoons or just scattered over some crunchy sourdough.

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MOROCCAN SPICED CHICKPEA AND TOMATO SOUP

 

 

This is such an easy soup recipe and will keep you feeling warm on these chilly winter days. It can be ready in 30 minutes and is all done in one pot, no blending required. The spices can be adjusted to suit your taste and you can leave out some if you don’t have a well stocked spice cupboard. That said, buy SOME spices though, cos if you don’t know how to flavour your food what are you even doing?!

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PUMPKIN, CHICKPEA AND TAHINI SALAD

This salad is full of flavour and texture thanks to the creamy dressing, crunchy almonds, sweet pumpkin and fresh spinach. The perfect prep ahead work salad. Just don’t toss it all together until you’re ready to eat.

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PRAWNS AND CHICKPEAS WITH PAPRIKA AND SAFFRON

 

So much of what I want to cook at the moment is about recreating flavours I experienced overseas. This is one of those dishes. It’s simple, comforting and full of flavour. And one of those flavour memories from traveling that I just keep coming back to.

 

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BAKED SWEET POTATOES WITH CHEDDAR, BLACK BEANS AND GREEN SALSA

Baked sweet potatoes make for such a good lunch or dinner! You can make these ahead of time and just reheat things when you’re ready to eat. They take a little bit of time in the oven but you’re just waiting for most of that time – there’s not lots you need to do to make them delicious. You can read a book, dance round the kitchen, have a glass of wine etc while you wait for the oven to do it’s thing.

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ZUCCHINI AND LENTIL SALAD WITH PECORINO AND SPINACH YOGHURT SAUCE

This simple summer salad can be a side or a full meal. I love having it with a couple of soft boiled eggs on top for lunch – so delicious I kind of want to lick the plate. Maybe have, this is a safe private place for my confessions right?  It’s really easy to throw together and tastes delicious.

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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER AND LENTIL SALAD WITH BEETROOT HUMMUS

This salad is so pretty and full of flavour. it combines a couple of my favourite things… hummus and cauliflower. I’ve been really into loading roasted cauliflower onto hummus lately and then scooping it all up with some flat bread… or just a fork. But I felt I could make the whole thing look less beige. So now we have this.

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SWEET POTATO AND BLACK BEAN ENCHILADAS

I don’t really know where to start with how delicious these are. And messy. And delicious. And colourful. And tasty. And did I mention delicious? They’re a winner and you can easily make the enchilada sauce in advance (or buy it if you live near somewhere that sells a good one).

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