Turmeric toddy

This is so warming & comforting as a bed time drink.  A big old mug of cashew milk (you can use any milk you want but I like cashew because I like to have plenty of cashews for my mental health). 1 tsp turmeric. 1 tsp cinnamon. 2 tsp agave, honey or coconut sugar. Heat…

Real simple baked trout

1 whole trout. Herbs (I used oregano, sage and rosemary as I had them in the garden). 2 cloves garlic. 1 lemon (sliced). foil. Heat your oven to 200c and put your trout (gutted buy your fish monger if you’re not confident doing this yourself) on foil. Stuff with the ingredients and seal the foil…

The ‘constantly on the go’ vegan day

Jack is a busy working vegetarian/vegan and he also loves to eat healthy non processed home cooked food. He works away from home a lot and so the temptation of fast food is always there. When you work long hours and are away from home on your own your body can crave high calorie foods…

Easy Mediterranean chicken tray bake

Easy Mediterranean chicken tray bake Serves 2 – you will need: 2 chicken thigh fillets 2 red onions 2 red peppers 1 tbsp olive oil Juice of 1/2 lemon Zest of 1/2 lemon 3 cloves garlic Salt & pepper to taste To serve: 2 big handfuls of rocket A sprinkle of basil leaves 2 tbsp…

The “surprising and tasty” vegan day

When I asked my friend and namesake Holly if she wanted to open up her kitchen to show what she eats on an average day her reply was “sure! I eat some surprising stuff!” So needless to say I was intrigued and eager to receive her food diary. She didn’t disappoint and has come up…

The “Whatever I can find in my Placard” Vegan day

My mum lives in very rural France and when I asked her about doing a vegan day she jumped at the chance but wasn’t going shopping so decided to make whatever she could find in her cupboard (placard is cupboard in French!). A lot of the time when me and my mum talk health foods…

Vegan Wednesday

In celebration of Vegan Wednesday I am opening up my kitchen to show you exactly what I ate today on a busy week day at work. Also I have opened the floor to my friends and family who will also be sharing their culinary skills with you, each with unique issues that people claim make…

Porridge 4 ways

Porridge can be a fantastic quick, easy & nutritious breakfast. But sometimes the age old oats & milk can seem less than inspiring. Here are some yummy twists on the classic brekkie! Tropical coconut & lime soaked oats (top left) 3 tbsp oats 2tsp chia seeds 7 tbsp coconut milk 5g creamed coconut 1 tbsp…

Home made baked beans

The baked beans we buy in the supermarket are often laden with sugar and salt and have watery, fairly miserable sauce. These home made ones are so much nicer and really hit the spot as a comfort food. Makes one big bowl, Probably 4 or 5 portions You will need: 1x 400g tin of haricot…

Berry quick breakfast pancakes

Serves 1 For the pancakes: 50g Brown Rice flour 1 egg water (enough to make a normal runny pancake batter, keep adding until the batter looks right- you could use a milk alternative) 1 tsp coconut oil For the filling & topping A big handful of mixed berries (I used a mixture of raspberries, blackberries,…

Spicy yoghurt chicken with raspberry beetroot salad

Spicy yoghurt chicken with raspberry Beetroot salad For the yoghurt marinade you will need: 2 thighs 100g coconut yoghurt (or natural yoghurt) 1 clove of garlic Zest of 1 lemon juice of ½ lemon 1 tsp of Ras-el-Hanout (Moroccan spice mix) salt and pepper   Marinate your chicken in the above ingredients for as long…

Pesto Pasta

Serves 1 For the pesto you will need: 10 cherry tomatoes (Roasted in the oven for around 20 mins until soft- you can do this whilst your spaghetti is cooking) 1 garlic clove 1 tbsp pine nuts 1/2 tbsp olive oil handful of basil handful of rocket salt and pepper For the veggie mix you…