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ROAST VEGGIE TART

ROAST VEGGIE TART

A pack of puff pastry always makes a useful standby and can be transformed into all sorts of sweet and savoury goodies. For instance, impress friends and family…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
CAULIFLOWER COUSCOUS WITH POMEGRANATE

CAULIFLOWER COUSCOUS WITH POMEGRANATE

Cauliflower, when grated into fine grains, makes a surprisingly good and nutritious alternative to couscous, and is both low-carb and gluten-free. Pomegranate…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
RAMEN WITH PINK EGGS

RAMEN WITH PINK EGGS

I haven’t met a child who doesn’t like noodles and the beauty of ramen is its versatility, so as long the noodles and broth are at the heart of the dish, you…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
SUMMER VEGETABLE SALAD WITH HERB MAYO

SUMMER VEGETABLE SALAD WITH HERB MAYO

Make the most of summer vegetables when in season with this pretty, vibrant side salad. The herb-infused homemade mayonnaise adds the final flourish! It’s delicious…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
BEETROOT/BEET SOUP WITH APPLE & HAZELNUT

BEETROOT/BEET SOUP WITH APPLE & HAZELNUT

This rich, velvety, vibrant soup comes with a topping of Greek yogurt, diced apple and toasted hazelnuts, which not only add flavour and contrast in texture, but…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
TAGLIATELLE WITH ASPARAGUS & WILD GARLIC PESTO

TAGLIATELLE WITH ASPARAGUS & WILD GARLIC PESTO

Homemade pesto takes a matter of minutes and is fresher and cheaper than shop bought, especially with foraged ingredients. Pesto can be so much more than the classic…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
SUPER PEA SOUP

SUPER PEA SOUP

Visually, fresh green vegetables do not respond well to slow cooking, losing their colour and turning a bit murky looking. Nutritionally, this is also probably…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
BURMESE NOODLE, TOFU & WINTER GREENS CURRY

BURMESE NOODLE, TOFU & WINTER GREENS CURRY

Burma (Myanmar) is bordered by China, Thailand and India, so it’s not unusual to find a mix of influences in a dish. Don’t be put off by the list of ingredients;…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
CHILLI CORN BREAD

CHILLI CORN BREAD

Who’d have thought cornbread would work so well made in a slow cooker, but it comes out surprisingly light and airy in texture. A slice is delicious served plain…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
ARANCINI EGGS

ARANCINI EGGS

This is a cross between the Italian arancini (fried rice ball) and a meatfree version of the British Scotch egg. It came about when a friend gave me some eggs…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
TURKISH PUY LENTILS WITH GOAT'S CHEESE

TURKISH PUY LENTILS WITH GOAT'S CHEESE

Lentils just work in a slow cooker – it’s a method of cooking that suits them perfectly, allowing them to soften low ‘n’ slow. Don’t add the stock until…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
YUM CHA BUNS

YUM CHA BUNS

Great as a starter or a light meal, these light, fluffy Chinese buns have a filling of hoisin cashews and mushrooms. Surplus uncooked buns can be frozen on a baking…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
BERRY BOUNTY BALLS

BERRY BOUNTY BALLS

Acai berries (and the freeze-dried powder) have impressive nutritional properties and are good post-exercise, helping to boost energy levels, support the immune…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
FIG, ORANGE & CARDAMOM BALLS

FIG, ORANGE & CARDAMOM BALLS

Surprise… these purple-coloured, nutrient-rich balls have a fresh blueberry in the middle to give each one a burst of juicy freshness when bitten into. Purple…

Nicola Graimes October 9, 2017