Saag aloo paneer

Saag-aloo-paneer (kale-potato-paneer curry)

I love saag aloo; that well known spinach (or kale) and potato curry.  I also love saag paneer; substituting the potatoes for indian cheese.  For a hearty, full meal, I thought why not combine them?  The result, saag-aloo-paneer is delicious and of course, very nutritious, especially made with kale.  If you blend the sauce well,[…]

Simple universally-liked green smoothie

Even the green-smoothie averse child likes this one! For how and when to have smoothies, see here. Print Recipe Simple universally-liked green smoothie Prep Time5 minsTotal Time5 mins Course: Drinks Servings: 2 glasses Author: Kate Ingredients2 handfuls grapes2 handfuls spinach125 ml room temperature water InstructionsAdd all ingredients and blend well. Drink straightaway.

Creamy and child-friendly green smoothie

Two of my three children like this creamy green smoothie, the other is not a green-smoothie man. Print Recipe Creamy and child-friendly green smoothie Prep Time5 minsTotal Time5 mins Course: Drinks Servings: 2 glasses Author: Kate Ingredients2 handfuls spinach150 ml room temperature water4 cm unpeeled cucumber1 tsp lemon juice or juice of ¼ lemon to[…]

Spelt loaf in bread-maker

Spelt is much easier to digest than modern-wheat; see here for an explanation.  Many people who find they have bloating, indigestion or tiredness after eating wheat, discover that eating spelt doesn’t cause any of those problems. Spelt flour is now readily available in, even in most mainstream supermarkets.  You can bake with wholegrain alone or[…]

Spelt naan bread in a bread-maker

This is such a ingeniously simple way to make spelt naan bread.  This recipe for spelt naan bread in a bread-maker is pretty-much fool proof and the results are mouth watering.  Spelt is an ancient form of wheat that is much easier to digest and, for most people, doesn’t give the bloating, tiredness or other[…]

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 Recipe Coconut chickpea curry A wonderfully rich and moreish coconut chickpea[…]

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 Recipe Smoked mackerel pasta with peas and spinach This mackerel pasta recipe is criminally quick and very popular with all the family.[…]

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 Recipe Spinach Pesto This simple dairy-free green-rich pesto is great to have at hand for quick meals.  Tastes great with spelt pasta for a speedy, healthy meal. Prep Time10[…]

Green Lentil Curry

Green lentil and vegetable curry

This wonderfully tasty and satisfying green lentil and vegetable curry is a simple, one-pot dish which works for both adults and children. If serving with naan, a great spelt naan bread recipe can be found here. Print Recipe Green lentil and vegetable curry This wonderfully tasty and satisfying green lentil and vegetable curry is a simple,[…]

Spelt gnocchi

Simple yet deliciously more-ish spelt gnocchi.  My children love to cut up the gnocci, which is great for them and saves me a job!  Serve with home-made pesto for a lovely, nutritious meal. Print Recipe Spelt gnocchi Simple yet deliciously more-ish spelt gnocci. My children love to cut up the gnocci, which is great for[…]