Cheesy Pasta Bake

For me, this recipe screams comfort meal and is a perfect, easy dish to throw together at the end of a long week, and still includes some healthier fats than a traditional pasta bake. Simple dishes like this are so appealing to me to make, and a safe option if cooking for a number of…

The Veggie Vista

It’s the summer, which on paper means it’s time for picnics. Unfortunately we’re not getting the clearest skies this July, but there have been a few lucky days so far to dip out and relax under the sun. This is a recipe that really showcases the good foods you can bring along with you to…

Maple and Oat Biscuits

I am, for sure, a sucker for biscuits and cookies, so having too many recipes for them is never a worry for me. Is it just me or does the combination of maple syrup and nuts just bring you back in time to long cycles or hill/cliff walks where you stopped to rest and take…

Vegan Smoothie Bowl

Now more than ever, we have more time to get creative in the kitchen. Just like engaging in an adult’s colouring book, gardening or taking to a musical instrument, decorating your food can be an act of mindfulness. Below, I’m sharing just one of many of my smoothie recipes, along with some information about the…

Carrot & Meatball Pasta Salad

It’s sometimes hard to remember or even want to slip enough veggies into your daily meals, without the right planning. As adults it can be difficult, which means even more so for kids. I threw this together in an appealing way, so as to make introducing some healthy nutrients a little easier for the young…

Sweet Avocado Porridge

Sounds strange? Maybe. But if you think it tastes strange, I beg to differ. Avocado for me is  a smoothie staple and with the right amount of added sweetness, it also enhances their taste, and especially their texture. Since I like my avocado smoothies and usually include oats in them, I thought I’d reverse the…

Cashew Cream Spaghetti

By now, I have experienced the benefits of veganism first hand. When done right, a few weeks on a vegan diet can boost your mood, energy levels, and combined with a regular amount of exercise can have you shedding the pounds quicker than you realize. One run-in I’ve had with the diet, however, is how…

Blueberry and Cranberry Chia Bars

I’m a big fan of sweet treats that are easy to throw together, and even more so when they happen to be healthy. Dates are an extremely popular fruit in the Middle East, where I’m currently working because of the huge volume of date palm trees. They’re high in fiber and can be used as…

My Minestrone

Minestrone – a traditional, thick Italian soup – consists usually of many vegetables like beans, onions, celery, carrot sticks and tomato, with added rice or pasta, or sometimes both. There have been many different varieties of minestrone created down through the years, with every different twist as interesting as the other. Most people stick to…

Kale Turkey Burgers

Following on from my previous recipe post using kale, I’d like to share another way to sneak the power green into your meals without really noticing it. Homemade burgers were always a staple for me growing up at home – my mum always preferred to throw them together with fresh mince rather than bring home…