Sweet Potato and Mixed Bean Chilli (National Vegetarian Week)

Most people associate a vegetarian diet with low protein, and with the current popularity of strength training, high protein diets have never been so desired. So with one portion of this delicious veggie chilli, packing around 20g of protein; you should be sure not to skip leg day. This Mexican veggie chilli is an all…

Beetroot, Feta & Fennel Tart (National Vegetarian Week)

It’s National Vegetarian Week! With knowledge of the environment, sustainability and animal welfare growing, so is the movement of vegetarianism. From ‘Flexitarian’ to Vegan, the popularity of cutting down on our meat intake is on the up. Studies have shown from a health perspective, that removing meat (especially red meat) from out diets for even…

Houmous, Hummus, Hooknows?

Ahh, the simplicity. The humble chickpea. What a hero. May 13 2017 has been honoured with being international Houmous (hummus?) day. I don’t think I could name a single person I know who doesn’t enjoy the wonders of this Middle Eastern delight. In a pitta, on a salad, out of the pot with a carrot…

Moroccan Tagine.

Not technically a true tagine, unless cooked in the traditional clay pot, this is more accurately a Moroccan stew, but a mighty tasty stew nonetheless. The word is thought to derive from the Berber meaning – ‘the special earthenware pot in which it is cooked’ and contains meat, fish or vegetables cooked slowly along with…

Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch.

For those of you not in the know, today March 19th, is National Poultry Day. Somehow this didn’t make front page news… So with this opportunity, it seems wise to talk about the wonderful ingredient that is the egg. Making our cake sponges light, our vanilla custards yellow and our omelettes, well…omelettes; they are also…

Banana-Oat Pancakes.

Traditional to Shrove Tuesday, pancakes were originally made for using up the leftovers in your store cupboard; to feast before the start of Lent. However, I think the modern day store cupboard is a little different to how it used to be. So this recipe is based on things I usually have in my store…

The Herbivore Carnivore Spectrum

Veganism. It’s everywhere you go. To the point where you can’t utter the word without hearing a chorus of ‘my flatmate is vegan’, ‘my cousin was vegan last month’ or ‘is that the one with weird milk?’. The word has the power to strike terror in a dinner party host and destroy a family Sunday…

Honey: The Real Buzzkill

To those unaware (which is most) September is the national month of Honey, and it has been since 1989 (but we all knew that, didn’t we?). It was declared so in an aim to promote the bee keeping industry and honey itself. The beautiful golden river we pour over yoghurt and berries, add to our…

Fish are Friends, not Food.

Closing in on one year ago, it was announced that Cod had moved from the ‘Red Zone’ to the ‘Orange Zone’ within the borders of the MCS (Marine Conservation Society) Sustainable fish list. Yay for humans. We did a good thing. Then because of this revelation, consumption of Cod went up, and the poor little…

The Sugar Speculation. Raw, refined, or just plain wrong?

Every day we hear a new warning about the little white granules we love to hate. Whatever the way it’s said, it’s all much of a muchness. From apricots to ice cream. Fructose to Glucose. Sugar is bad. So surely all those great sugar free products must be super good for me right?! Wrong. Is sugar our…

Avocado or Avocadon’t?

Ah the Avocado. Who knew one little green fruit could bring the world so much happiness. Avo on toast. Green smoothies. Salmon and avocado salad. The list goes on. I am no stranger to the delights of this creation of nature, however light has recently been shone on the havoc this trendy giant berry (yep,…