Dish of the Day
A risotto traditionally takes a lot of love and care and a fair bit of attention but fear not, this offers a great alternative option which is low on demands and handiwork. You can simply roast your veg and cook the rice then combine and taste the results. Fresh herbs give this dish extra fresh flavours and the beetroots chips offer a variation of textures. This has to be an all time simple favourite. Keep your veg seasonal, fresh and ripe and you won’t go wrong.
This is a simple and easy way to freshen up a hearty stew. Here I’ve done away with the side salad and served the stew with the salad on top. The earthiness of the bean stew goes perfectly with the crispness of ribbons of courgette and hot, peppery chilli plus it saves on the washing up! This filling dish is perfect for a cold Spring lunchtime and is packed full of protein and iron.
If you fancy a treat every now and then, then this is a recipe not to miss off the list. What’s great about this dish is that it’s super rich in flavour so I’d be surprised if you got through more than one slice (practically a diet dish!) Serve with roasted tomatoes and charred lettuce and you’ve got a full meal. For those avoiding carbs, try swapping the bread for a generous slice of beef tomato.
This salad is packed full of flavour, nutrients and everything else that’s good for you. This is a well-balanced guilt free meal for those days when you fancy being a little healthier.
Feeds – 4
Preparations Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 15-17 minutes
Glug of rapeseed oil
2 handfuls / 350g Brussels sprouts
400g / 1 Tin Green lentils [...]
The Reluctant Vegetarian: Super Cleansing Brown Rice Miso Broth with Courgette, Smoked Tofu, Spring Onion and Black Beans
This is a deliciously cleansing, light broth packed full of crisp greens, smoked tofu, fresh herbs and black beans. The beans add a little sustenance to the dish to keep hunger at bay. If you’re a spice lover like me then this is the perfect dish to add a load of fresh chillis or your favourite chilli sauce to.
Organic Black Rice Noodles with Garlic Fried Oyster Mushrooms, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Smoked Tofu & Lemon Oil Dressing
This dish is very much in keeping with my attempts at healthy eating and clean living. The aim is to stick with it and reach the end of January and feel good for it. Just like the majority of people that may well have overeaten (perhaps not as much as I did) during the Christmas break I’ve started the year with stricter guidelines to my eating, wanting to reduce the amount of processed foods I consume, cut the sugar and caffeine addiction and pack in some more exercise.
This dish is for when you need something big on flavour that’s packed full of greens and has a bit of spice. If you’re starting the year on a health kick but don’t want to miss out on a good hearty meal then this is a great lunch or dinner option.
This has to be one of my favourite Christmas inspired desserts. Although a little labour intensive, this dessert really does pay off. The crunchy panettone waffles combined with ginger ice cream topped with the boozey apricot syrup is something special. Although a fair bit of effort goes into this, the upside it you can prepare [...]
This is a great way to use seasonal produce to create a hearty comforting meat-free meal. The earthiness from the chestnuts and greens works so nicely alongside the tart physalis fruit and vibrant pesto. This is pasta with a difference and worth a try.
Preparation Time – 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time – 10-12minutes
250g Spelt spinach tagliatelle [...]
This week The Reluctant Vegetarian gives us a winter warmer with her Beetroot, Goat’s Cheese & Harissa Fried Eggs
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