Vegetable chilli with baked eggs

One of the first things I learnt to cook was my Mum’s chilli con carne. It is simple but delicious and a firm family favourite. Ever since I stopped eating meat I have been experimenting with this recipe to come up with something new. I haven’t found any alternatives to minced meat that I enjoyContinue reading “Vegetable chilli with baked eggs”

Roasted, stuffed butternut squash

For me, the best way to cook and enjoy butternut squash is to roast it. The glistening soft orange flesh with golden roasted edges is perfection. But of course, the task of peeling the crocodile-like tough skin is quite time-consuming. This recipe came to me as a result of laziness. I chopped a small butternutContinue reading “Roasted, stuffed butternut squash”

Quinoa pudding with figs and almonds

A warm bowl of rice pudding with a big dollop of strawberry jam conjures up comfort and nostalgia. From my school dinner days to snuggling up on the sofa with my Mum, it is an absolute, unashamed, comfort food. I have been trying to find a healthy alternative for some time now. A warm andContinue reading “Quinoa pudding with figs and almonds”

Chunky butternut squash, tomato and chickpea soup

We have returned to England, and I couldn’t be happier. After living in Nice for 5 months, it was the right time to come back home. I love this time of year, the nights are drawing in and the autumn leaves of red and gold are falling from the trees. It is the time ofContinue reading “Chunky butternut squash, tomato and chickpea soup”

Lentil, courgette and romanesco salad with mint and lemon

Autumn has finally arrived in Nice, there has been a big temperature change and last weekend we had an apocalyptic storm. When the weather is bad in Nice all there is to do is to stay in and cook. Unfortunately, I currently do not have an oven so a lot of my favourite Autumnal dishesContinue reading “Lentil, courgette and romanesco salad with mint and lemon”