A little filo parcel filled with summer fruits and flavours
V / Vegan / DF
Persimmon or Sharon fruit as I know them are unique little fruits. The flavour is somewhere around a peach, and for me the texture is between a pear and melon. They are delicious! Simply take the woody leaves off, peel and enjoy. In this recipe I’ve used filo pastry. It keeps these parcels light and totally vegan too.
Orange & Tomato Salad
Vegan // V // GF //DF // Syn Free // Raw
This light salad is pure sunshine on a plate. Bursting with colour and fresh flavours. It combines sweet citrus oranges and savoury lightly picked onions and juicy tomatoes.
They’re hotdogs, but not as you know them!
Vegan // V // DF
Summers coming and that means its nearly BBQ time! This recipe is vegan and uses the humble carrot as the star of the show. First by poaching them in delicious spiced liqueur, then by finishing them directly onto the BBQ to give that authentic smokey charcoal flavour. Then topped with your favourite sauces and pickles for a true hotdog experience.
Crisp and light, yet full of flavour!
V // Vegan // GF // DF
Use rice papers, and any flavours you enjoy for these lightly baked bundles of joy.
A Super Simple Breakfast
V // Vegan // DF // GF
This is such a simple dish! Its zingy and bright and will liven up your day in the best possible way!
Grapefruit is a nutrient powerhouse. It is full of immune strengthening and metabolism boosting goodies, plus this recipe takes grapefruit to the next level with a mix of spices, natural sugars and grilling.
Happy year of the monkey!
V / DF
I thought I’d celebrate Chinese new year with this perfectly balanced dish of warming broth, noodles and vegetables.
My version is vegetarian (check all the sauces to make sure they are vegetarian friendly) using tofu but this work equally work well with most thinly sliced meats and even fish.
This noodle soup is super quick, only taking a bit of prep and 5 minutes of cooking time.
Butternut Squash Hummus
Vegan / V / GF/ DF/ Syn Free
Liven up a dreary day with this sunny dip
This is a lovely alternative to plain hummus. I love adding to a classics and this one is great for a light snack. Butternut is just going out of season, so it’s the perfect way to use up any that are left. In the absence of butternut, sweet potato would also work well for this too.
The addition of the butternut adds a lift in colour, nutrients and flavour. This is a great quick, healthy dip. It is also vegan, vegetarian (V), gluten free (GF), dairy free (DF) and is syn free on Slimming World extra easy… so enjoy!
Sprout and Sage Polenta Tart
If like us all, you still have a few sprouts lurking at the back of the fridge, then this Sprout and Sage Tart is a great gluten free, dairy free, healthy dish and it’s perfect for using up seasonal vegetables and herbs.
Using polenta as the crust means the tart is light and butter free. Plus the inside mix uses plant based dairy and doesn’t need cheese, milk or cream.
Im really pleased this turned out so well, especially the crust, I hope you love it as much as I do. This would be great with a host of fillings, so get experimenting! Plus I’m pretty sure you could omit the eggs and add more yoghurt to make the dish vegan too.