Parsley The Undercover Superfood

Did you know? Parsley has twice as much iron than spinach and nearly 3 times as much vitamin C than oranges. But the little green herb that most people push aside their plate rather than eat, is so much more than just a garnish. Parsley packs a mighty punch of health promoting nutrients.   Why ...

Spiced Baked Pears with Brandy Infused Cashew Cream

On The Countdown to Christmas My Pantry Gave to Me… One word… stuffed. By the end of Christmas day I will be absolutely well and truly stuffed. I will have neatly devoured half a Nut, bean and seed loaf, torn through two servings of Mac and Cheese pie, and accidentally on purpose forgot to share ...

Vegan Nut, Bean and Seed Loaf

On The Countdown to Christmas My Pantry Gave to Me… Ah, a nut roast. How could I not include this as part of my Vegan Christmas special! It may not be the most glamorous dish on your Christmas dinner table but a decent nut loaf always goes down well at Christmas. As usual, I have ...

Vegan Mac and Cheese Pie

On The Countdown to Christmas My Pantry Gave to Me… If mum’s not quite brave enough to tackle a nut roast, Mac and Cheese pie is a fantastic alternative that everyone can enjoy. Made with wholewheat spelt pasta, cashew nuts and tahini, with ground almonds as your as your topping. Swap out the spelt for ...

Festive Gingerbread

On The Countdown to Christmas My Pantry Gave to Me… Over the last week I have had more than my fair share of sweet treats, but there is always room for Gingerbread! This moist, warmly spiced gingerbread smells and tastes just like Christmas. So’s not to feel too guilty about my Christmas overindulgence I have ...

Classic Christmas Veggies – Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Parsnips & Carrots

On The Countdown to Christmas My Pantry Gave to Me… Ahh, parsnips, carrots and Brussels sprouts, the three classic Christmas vegetables my Christmas dinner table would never be without. I am sure you may already roast your parsnips and carrots but lets add some rosemary just to be different this year. The Brussels sprouts – ...

Christmassy Mulled Apple Juice

On The Countdown to Christmas My Pantry Gave to Me… After a hectic day of pounding the streets Christmas shopping, there’s nothing more satisfying than an uplifting mug of mulled apple juice! This satisfying alternative to mulled wine made from sweet, crisp natural apple juice, spiced with soothing cinnamon and cloves is a perfect end ...

Decadent Christmas Hazelnut Truffles

On The Countdown to Christmas My Pantry Gave to Me… Decadent, chocolate truffles with a hazelnut surprise. Perfect for a post Christmas dinner treat – if you still have room! Dates and almonds enclose a crunchy hazelnut centre, that is coated in dark chocolate and covered in roasted hazelnuts.  Divine! But still healthy!     ...

On The Countdown to Christmas My Pantry Gave to Me…

Counting Down… On an average day my pantry shelves are normally full, but during Christmas they’re packed solid. I love food and food loves me, and Christmas gives me the green light to go full throttle. It’s the time of year when it’s customary to over indulge in all those naughty things; because come the ...

Classic Hummus

Hummus….the creamy textured, garlic and lemon dip that any mezze platter would be incomplete without. Although it originates from the Middle- East, it’s now common place in many households cross the UK, including mine. We go through shed loads of it a week. Its addictive grab, spread, and dip appeal makes it a sure favourite for busy mums ...