Low Cal Vietnamese Vegetable Rolls

Vietnamese food is often light and always fresh and tasty. On a recent city break I had the most FABULOUS Vietnamese food I’ve ever tasted. I could have just eaten and eaten and eaten. In fact, I pretty much did. One of my most favouritest Vietnamese foods ever are their rice paper rolls. There’s something…

Herby Aubergine and Courgette Salad

I’m always trying to create different ideas for weekday lunches. I want to look forward to my lunch, and savour every last little mouthful. My go-to combo is sweetcorn, tomatoes, feta cheese and cucumber – a Greek salad morphed into Mexican with the help of an Abel and Cole recipe which gave me the idea. It’s…

Mediterranean Stew

This is what to make if you want something gorgeously moreish, filling and healthy. And don’t we all want that ALL the time? You’ll be filled up due to all the beans 🙂 but you won’t feel all bloated and fat as it’s got just a little smidgen of oil to fry the onions. We…

Chickpea, Coriander and Carrot Burgers

I thought it was really time I blogged these, since we have them almost every fortnight. They’re super healthy, yet have that comfort food treat feel about them – perfect 🙂 One of the things I love about making these is that the whole meal has a whopping 4 of your 5 a day of…

Spinach, Pea and Pine Nut Pesto Pasta

This is uber simple and quick but delicious and filling. Often that’s just what you need. And this one’s healthy too, as long as you can constrain yourself to normal-sized portions. I adore fresh pesto, but due to the cheese-hating Mr Roast Chicken, I hardly ever have it as I love to put in as…

Carrot and Spinach Tagliatelle

It’s a l’al bit of a blurry pic but it was such a yummy, healthy and useful recipe that I just had to share it. The sweetness of the carrots contrasts perfectly with the bitter spinach and makes this a SUPERDUPER pasta dish that’s so healthy – but so delicious – my kind of eating…

Very Versatile Sweetcorn and Bean Stew

I wasn’t quite sure what to call this. It’s got so many different flavours and I’m not sure what the ‘star’ ingredient is, nor really what ‘type’ of dish it can be categorised as. In my head it began as a veggie chilli, but I chucked in some lentils for added stodge, needing a bit…

Chunky Autumn Soup

Having just bought a house, and now hankering after a piano, I’m looking to make a few little savings elsewhere in our expenses. Obviously I won’t be giving up delicious food, but eating vegetarian is a tasty and healthy way to save a few pennies. I made a huge amount of this last Sunday, with…

Pan con Tomate

When I lived in Spain I ate this almost every day. I say ‘lived’ although it was actually just a summer. A long hot summer, every day lying by the poolside in an impossibly picturesque Catalan mountain village. I was lucky enough to be living with a local family who owned a huge house in…

Better Jackets and Beans

We had snow today! Only about an inch, but enough for the local press to go bananas. The picture is obviously not a picture of a jacket potato – but I’m guessing everyone knows what a spud looks like. The pic is my lovely hand made (I think) lights I bought from this lovely farm shop. As…