Pulses – the best kept protein secret

Here are 10 things you may not know about pulses. Pulses (or legumes): fuel your body with protein are cheap are good for the environment – protein from crops to stomach are low-fat, full of fibre, vitamins and minerals (including iron) count as 1 of your 5 a day are versatile and delicious go down[…]

Hidden kale risotto

Hidden kale risotto

I created this while trying to find a great way of disguising kale for the children to eat. It worked perfectly!  It was gone in minutes; they got a great dose of calcium and other essential vitamins and minerals as well as a tasty dinner. This hidden kale risotto makes a bright green meal with no ‘bits’[…]

Coconut oil spelt pancakes

The type of oil you use to cook with is very important.  Most vegetable oils (apart from olive oil) are very heat unstable and cooking with them creates free radicals (aging and toxic chemicals for the body).  Only cook with coconut oil, ghee and olive oil (not to high temperatures). In making pancakes, don’t fry[…]

Spelt Courgette Cake

Spelt courgette cake

Wonderfully moist, this spelt courgette cake is as healthy as a cake can be.  It’s dairy and wheat free too.  It is important to use good oils in cooking – see article here. Print Spelt courgette cake Author: Kate Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: British Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  40 mins Total time:  55 mins Serves: 8  […]

Masala dosa

After several stints in South India, my favourite Indian food has to be masala dosa – scrummy pancakes stuffed with masala (spiced) potatoes (but you can also use any fillings you want, or none at all).  The pancake flour is made from rice and pulses so they do contain protein and don’t contain wheat –[…]

Coconut chickpea curry

A wonderfully rich and moreish coconut chickpea curry from a fantastic cook (and sister-in-law) Najma.  You can add loads of vegetables to it making it a nutrient packed vegetarian meal. If serving with naan, a great spelt naan bread recipe can be found here. Print Coconut chickpea curry Author: Kate Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Indian Prep time:  10 mins[…]

Smoked mackerel pasta with peas and spinach

This mackerel pasta recipe is criminally quick and very popular with all the family.  Ideally use fresh vegetables for this, but you can use frozen ones if you have an empty fridge! Print Smoked mackerel pasta with peas and spinach Author: Kate Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Italian Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  20[…]

Spinach pesto

This simple dairy-free green-rich spinach pesto is great to have at hand for quick meals.  Tastes great with spelt pasta for a speedy, healthy meal. Print Spinach Pesto Author: Kate Prep time:  10 mins Total time:  10 mins Serves: 8 servings   This simple dairy-free green-rich pesto is great to have at hand for quick meals.  Tastes[…]

Beetroot pasta with walnuts

Beetroot is hard to use in recipes as it has such a particular taste and colour, but this vegetarian beetroot pasta recipe makes the most out of both of these.  My children love this tasty and healthy meal and it is often served to chants of ‘pink pasta, pink pasta’.  This recipe is great for[…]

Ma Po Tofu

Ma Po Tofu

Ma Po tofu.  I should probably put that in quotation marks ‘Ma Po’ tofu as it has been properly butchered since I first started making it (thank you Ai-Leng), to make it more Ayurvedic.  It realistically no longer resembles Ma Po tofu at all but it remains utterly delicious and, as usual with my recipes,[…]