January – how was it for you?

Well, we’ve done it! We’ve reached the end of January. The nights are pulling out and I can see bulb shoots poking their heads through the frosty ground. How did you get through January? Did you abstain from alcohol or try Veganuary? I took my own route and committed to eating pulses (that’s dried beans,Continue reading “January – how was it for you?”

carlin pea & kale fritters

VEGETARIAN “These easy fritters make delicious little snacks, great for lunch or part of a sharing platter. Serve with yoghurt for dipping, a crunchy side salad and some spicy chutney.” SERVES: 4   PREP TIME: 10 MINS   COOKING TIME: 15 MINS Ingredients pot of aromatic peas with perks 1 dessertspoon curry paste 2 eggs, beaten 100g wholemeal flour 100g kale,Continue reading “carlin pea & kale fritters”

bean, lentil & veg lasagne

VEGETARIAN “This is a massive hit with my young family. My children don’t even realise that it doesn’t have meat in it! The ragu sauce is deliciously rich and comforting. Packed full of health giving veg, lentils and beans. It’s a winner.” SERVES: 4   PREP TIME: 30 MINS   COOKING TIME: 1 HOUR + 30 MINSContinue reading “bean, lentil & veg lasagne”

aubergine, carlin pea & tomato curry

VEGAN “Aubergines are amazing in a curry. They soak up flavours beautifully and have a great texture; firm yet yielding. The sauce in this curry is absolutely delicious. It’s rich despite being really healthy and has great depth of flavour.” SERVES: 4   PREP TIME: 5 MINS   COOKING TIME: 1 HOUR Ingredients pot of aromatic peas with perks 1 tblspContinue reading “aubergine, carlin pea & tomato curry”

mini pea & feta frittatas

VEGETARIAN “These tasty little frittatas are great for lunchboxes, picnics, parties and make a perfect guilt-free snack at any time of the day.” SERVES: MAKES 12   PREP TIME: 10 MINS   COOKING TIME: 15 MINS Ingredients 1/2 pot of popping peas with perks 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 tblsp oil 3 eggs 50g feta cheeseContinue reading “mini pea & feta frittatas”

carlin pea, sweet potato & carrot falafel

VEGAN “These yummy falafel are easy to make and taste sublime with the zingy lime, tahini and chilli slaw. Here I’ve served them on warm flatbreads spread with humous. You could stuff them into pitta bread or just dip them directly into some chilli sauce as a snack” SERVES: 4   PREP TIME: 10 MINS   COOKINGContinue reading “carlin pea, sweet potato & carrot falafel”

carlin pea, sweet potato & cauliflower curry

VEGAN “Imagine coming home to this super healthy and delicious curry that took minutes to prepare! It’s made in a slow-cooker, really easy to prepare and utterly divine. If you don’t have a slow-cooker then just cook in a casserole pan for 50 mins until the veg are tender.” SERVES: 4   PREP TIME: 10 MINS  Continue reading “carlin pea, sweet potato & cauliflower curry”

Mexican bean & egg tortillas

VEGETARIAN “This Mexican-inspired dish takes just 5 minutes to prepare. Great for any time of the day – breakfast, brunch, lunch or supper. Add a drizzle of your favourite chilli sauce. Why don’t more of us eat chilli for breakfast in the UK? They release natural endorphins making you feel happy!” SERVES: 4   PREP TIME:Continue reading “Mexican bean & egg tortillas”

I love pulses – there I’ve said it!

How will you be celebrating new year? I’ll be reaching for the lentils in the hope that they’ll bring me good luck and prosperity in the new year. Well that’s what the Italians believe. Lentils are thought to resemble coins so are eaten as part of new year celebration meals in Italy. I’ve enjoyed aContinue reading “I love pulses – there I’ve said it!”