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Rustic Sausage and Haricot Bean Soup

This soup is brilliant for adults and children at any time of the day.  Lots of carbs and protein to keep you going throughout. I often do my weekly shop […]

Ricotta, Basil and Pinenut Crêpe

Ricotta is a fab cheese to use in a dish like this as its flavour isn’t overpowering. It does melt when heated, but unlike ordinary cheese it becomes more runny […]

Classic Slow-roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Garden Herbs and Garlic

Cooking a shoulder of lamb doesn’t get more straightforward than this recipe. It’s exactly the same principles as roasting a leg, only you cook it for longer…hence the title! Shoulder […]

Toffee Apples

You really should give this recipe ago,especially as there is no better night to eat them than fireworks night, which just happens to be tonight!! We all need a nostalgic […]

Duck and Spiced Plum Autumn Salad

For me, this salad represents autumn. The plums in the salad complement the rich duck and bring a warm component to the dish. Serves 2 2 Cooked aromatic or confit […]

Gingerbread Cupcakes

It’s the time of year when you are feeling the need for warmth and spice. These cupcakes are great for all the family and totally nostalgic. It’s time to plump […]

The unladylike sandwich

There is no possible way to eat this sandwich without getting it all over you. So consume while you’re still in your pyjamas!  This feast is my ultimate favourite; the […]

Spicy Beans and Pepperami on Toast with Fried Egg

On toast, in jackets or served as a soup, this savvy- savers brunch is quick, cheap and cheerful. Prep time 10 minutes Cook time 15 minutes Serves 2 75g Pepperami, […]

Cinnamon and Carrot Cookies

Ever wondered what to do with those few poor, slightly floppy carrots that are hanging about in the bottom of your vegetable tray?? Well, here you go.  An old wartime […]


A staple in our house hold and I promise you, there is nothing wrong with buying a few ready prepared ingredients when time is short but a healthy homemade meal […]

Quick Salbitxada Sauce

With a glut of vitamin C rich, juicy, baby plum tomatoes about at the moment I couldn’t resist throwing this cheeky sauce/salsa together this week. Traditionally made using all roasted […]

Lamb, Sultana and Almond Meatballs with Tomato and Aubergine Sauce and Brown Rice Salad

Iron and protein rich.Iron is an essential and highly important nutrient for your body throughout your life. Being anaemic or having low iron levels after the birth of your baby […]

Frozen Greek Yoghurt and Pomegranate Cubes 

This is another recipe from my lastest pregnancy book, Blooming Delicious. Vermillion. £18.99 pictures by Chris Terry. These look so pretty and are extremely satisfying to eat, especially when it’s […]

Juice Tip

Juices are great way of topping up on your bodies essential vitamins such as Vitamin C, K and Beta Carotene.  They are not a substitute for a balanced and healthy […]


I wrote this recipe specifically for my pregnancy cookbook, Blooming Delicious, however it’s a great soup for the whole family.  Packed full of amazing nutrients, vitamins, colour and flavour.  Eating […]


Blooming Delicious, Vermilion Publishing. £18.99. Photography by Chris Terry This recipe has been lifted from the Nesting chapter of my book, Blooming Delicious.  Nesting is a stage that many mums-to-be […]