This is a super quick curry that can be whipped up in a matter of 20 minutes± 500 g white fish (cod works well) ((chopped into chunks))1 white onion ((roughly diced))2 cloves garlic ((diced or minced))2 tbsp thai green curry paste ((add to your own spice tolerance))1 tbsp fish sauce2 400g tins coconut milk1 lime ((juice and zest))100 ml fish stock100 g sugar snap peas1 aubergine ((cut into large cubes))2 tbsp coconut oilLarge Handful fresh coriander leaves and stems (roughly chopped) Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok over high heat and add the onions and garlic until they are soft and see-through. Add the curry paste and keep stirring until cooked and you can smell the lovely aroma of the paste. Add the coconut milk, fish sauce, stock, lime and aubergine and simmer for 10 minutesAdd the fish

  Using a tortilla wrap as a base for a pizza is a great idea and makes a nice light pizza that you can top with almost anything you want! You could also use the Basic Tomato Sauce recipe instead of the chopped tomatoes for the base of this recipe. For the base4 wholemeal tortilla wraps440 g tin of chopped tomatoes125 g grated cheese4 tsp dried oregano ((1 tsp for each pizza))Toppingadd any toppings that you like Preheat your oven to as high a temperature as it can go - around 240 degrees and prepare two large baking trays with greaseproof paper (2 tortillas on each tray)Spread the tin of chopped tomatoes between the 4 tortillas, leaving a border. Then, divide the cheese between the tortillas, sprinkling evenly. Add 1 tsp dried oregano on each.Add your toppings and then bake in the oven for

Roasted veggies go with ANYTHING! But there's a knack to getting them just right. They take time, but they're worth the wait! 2 large courgettes (zucchini)1 red bell pepper 1 yellow bell pepper2 red onions2 large carrots1 butternut squash2 large parsnips2 sprigs fresh thyme4 sprigs fresh rosemary6 cloves garlic4 tbsp olive oil Preheat the oven to 220 degrees and prepare a very large baking tray or roasting pan with some greaseproof paper.Roughly chop all the veg. Make sure to chop the courgettes into very large discs, around 2-3cm width. Peel and halve the garlic cloves.Toss all the veg and herbs in the olive oil and then spread onto the baking tray/roasting tray.Place in the oven for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and toss around. Place back in the oven for a further 20 minutes. Keep an eye for the final

  This is a deliciously summery tasting pasta salad, bursting with nutrients and flavour. Ideal as a meal on its own. 400 g wholemeal pasta shapes ((bows or fusilli is nice))180 ml creme fraiche ((use coconut yoghurt to make it vegan))4 tbsp fresh basil pesto ((use vegan if necessary))1 large courgette ((spiralised raw))24 cherry tomatoes ((halved))fresh basil leaves (roughly chopped)6 tbsp pine nuts Cook the pasta for 10-12 minutes (or follow packet instructions), drain and then put in a mixing bowl.Once the pasta has cooled, toss in all the other ingredients, apart from the pine nuts, and mix well. Heat a small frying pan over a medium heat and toss the pine nuts in. Keep tossing them around until they become toasted. Keep an eye on them as this happens fast and they burn easily.Serve the pasta salad in bowls and toss some

This tomato-based sauce can be used as a base for dishes like pasta, lasagne and even as a pizza topping! 1 tbsp olive oil2 white onions (chopped)2 cloves garlic (minced)1 tbsp tomato puree2 400g tins of chopped tomatoes1 tsp dried oregano or mixed italian herbs Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat and add the onions.Cook the onions until they are soft and almost see-through, then add the garlic and tomato puree. Stir through.Then, add the chopped tomatoes and herbs and simmer for 20 minutesThis can be stored in jars in the fridge for one week, or frozen for up to two months.

  2 fillets sea bass ((descaled and pin-boned))250 g baby potatoes ((halved))1 red chilli (finely sliced)2 cm piece of fresh ginger4 garlic cloves2 tsp dried oregano1 lemon (juice of)2 tbsp olive oil200 g green veg of your choice Preheat the oven to 220 degreesPlace the halved baby potatoes in an ovenproof dish and toss with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add some salt and pepper. Cover with tin foil.Place the potatoes in the oven and set a timer for 25 minutes.Whilst the potatoes are in the oven, prepare the seabass fillets by laying them in another ovenproof dish flesh-side down. Squeeze the lemon juice over the fish, then sprinkle over the crushed garlic, grated ginger and finely sliced red chilli. Remove the pith and seeds from the chilli if you don't want it too hot. Cover with tin foil.When the timer

500 g Lean Beef Mince1 white onion ((finely diced))1 tbsp dried mixed herbs ((optional))2 tsp harissa paste or tomato puree ((harissa paste will give a spicy, smokey flavour))1 medium egg ((beaten))Salt and Black Pepper if needed to season4 sesame seed topped burger buns ((toasted under the grill)) Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Make sure the ingredients are very well mixed.Shape into 4 burger pattiesPreheat the grill on medium-high heat and grill for 4-5 minutes on each side. Make sure the burger is thoroughly cooked through and no pink meat remains before serving.Top the burger with whatever you fancy and serve with homemade sweet potato chips, or a side salad.

  These little crunchy, slightly spicy chickpeas are an amazing snack when you're feeling a bit peckish. They also make a really good bowl snack for when you're entertaining. They can form the base of crispy chickpea tacos too! Try them in a few different ways. 1 tin chickpeas (drained and rinsed)1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon paprika1/2 teaspoon chilli powder1 teaspoon ground coriandersalt & pepper1 tablespoon olive oil Preheat your oven to 220 degrees C and prepare a large baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.Combine all the ingredient in a bowl and mix well to coat the chickpeas with the spice mix. You could use a pre-made spice mix tooBake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the chickpeas are crispy - but keep an eye on them because they can burn quickly!Drain the excess oil with kitchen roll and serve immediately

  4 large beetroot ((steamed vacuum packed is fine))220 g feta cheese ((cubed))1 handful coriander leaves40 g flaked almonds ((toasted))1 bag mixed salad leaves ((rocket, watercress and spinach))For the Dressing1 lemon (juice of)extra virgin olive oil For the SaladChop the beetroot up into 2cm cubesMix the salad leaves with the dressing and place in a large serving bowl.Place the cubed feta and beetroot on top of the leaves, and scatter the toasted flaked almonds on topSprinkle the coriander leaves on top. You could sub coriander for mint if you have a coriander aversion.For the DressingMix the juice from the lemon and around 4 tablespoons of olive oil together, some salt and pepper and set aside for drizzling over the salad.

Delicious little chocolatey sweet treats for that 3pm slump with a cup of tea 265 g pitted dates25 g pecan nuts (crushed)35 g almond butter10 g ground almonds1 tablespoon cocoa powderdesiccated coconut to decorate Put the dates in the microwave for 20 seconds to softenAdd the dates, pecans, cashews, ground almonds and almond butter (or peanut butter), and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl and use your hands to mix the ingredientsRoll into 14 (approx) equal sized balls and then roll them in the desiccated coconut.Place in the fridge for a few hours and then enjoy one with a cuppa.

A delicious, warming and surprisingly quick midweek meal that really hits the spot! 750 ml Vegetable Stock2 Inches Ginger Root (Peeled)1 Red Chilli1 Clove Garlic2 tbsp Miso Paste100 g Ramen or Soba Noodles (Dried Weight)2 tbsp Sesame Oil100 g Shiitake Mushrooms (Hydrated Weight)4 Spring Onions2 Heads Pak Choi1 tsp Soy Sauce400 g Tofu Block (Cubed) Cook your noodles to packet instructions, and rehydrate your mushrooms if needed. Drain the noodles and rinse in cold water then set asideWhile cooking, chop your vegetables. Dice half of the ginger while slicing the other half into discs. Chop half of the red chilli, leaving the other half whole, bash the ginger to break it up but keep it relatively whole, slice your mushrooms, shred the pak choi and shred the spring onions (keep the green and white bits separate)Heat the stock and simmer along with

Let's face it, Heinz and Branston do a bloody good baked bean, but did you know that you can make your own at home too? Here's a seriously quick recipe that takes less than 15 minutes to do and it'll keep in the fridge for a day or two. 1 tin haricot beans (drained and rinsed)1 small white onion (diced)1/2 teaspoon powdered garlic1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika1 tablespoon tamari, soy or Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon brown sugar1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes ((optional))1 400g carton passata1 tablespoon olive oil Saute the onion in the oil, in a non-stick saucepan over medium heat for 3 minutes until see-through. Add all the other ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes. Add water if the mixture becomes too dry.Serve with a crispy jacket potato, or as a breakfast side.

This curry is seriously quick to make, uses store cupboard basics and is really cheap per portion too. You can add any vegetables you want and change the heat by adding or removing chilli. 1 large brown onion (roughly diced)2 cloves garlic (minced)1 thumb sized piece fresh ginger root (grated)1 teaspoon black mustard seeds ((optional))1 400g tin chickpeas (drained and rinsed)1 400g tin chopped tomatoes1 400g tin coconut milk500 g white potatoes (diced into big chunks)2 large carrots (roughly chopped)1 tsp ground turmeric1 tsp ground cumin1 tsp ground coriander1 tsp dried chilli flakes500 ml vegetable stock2 tablespoons olive oil Heat the oil in a large non-stick pot over moderate heat and then fry the onions slowly until they are see through.Add the garlic, ginger and mustard seeds and fry for a further 3-4 minutes. You can also use garlic & ginger

Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki This light and refreshing dish packs a ton of protein and is ideal for a Spring BBQ! For the chicken1 kg Skinless chicken thigh or breast fillets (Cut into thick strips)4 Cloves Garlic (Chopped finely)1/2 tsp Cumin1 tsp Smoked Paprika1/2 tsp Black Pepper (Ground)The juice of two lemonsThe zest of a lemon70ml Extra Virgin Olive OilFor the Tatziki350 g Greek Yoghurt1 Medium Cucumber1 Clove Garlic1 Small Handful Fresh Dill1 Small Handful Fresh MintThe juice of one lemon Mix all of the chicken ingredients other than the chicken in a large bowl. Mix wellAdd the chicken, coat fully and leave to marinade in the fridge for at least an hour (ideally 5+)While marinading, make your Tatziki. Start by cutting the cucumber into eighths, lengthwaysCut out the seeds from the middle and discardGrate the cucumber roughly into a bowlTip your

This recipe is from one of my cookbooks - Cut the Crap - No Bullsh*t Cookery Volume 2. Download your copy from by clicking here. These go great as a side or as a meal all on their own!  2 large sweet potatoes (cut in half lengthways)8 rashers streaky bacon1 tablespoon coconut oil1 tablespoon soured cream1 handful chives (chopped finally) Preheat the oven to 200CPlace the bacon on a cooling rack placed in a large rimmed baking trayPlace the sweet potatoes on another baking tray, drizzle with melted coconut oil and season with salt and pepperPut both trays in the oven and cook for 30-40 minutes until the potatoes are soft and the bacon is crispyRemove from the oven, scoop some of the flesh out of the potatoes (keep it half and use half for something else)Finely chop the bacon strips and mix

  Traditional Scotch Pancakes, just the way my maw used to make them! 225 g self-raising flour2 medium eggs50 g caster sugarMilk make up the eggs to 300ml150 g frozen or fresh blueberriesA drizzle Maple SyrupPinch salt Sift the flour, sugar and salt together into a mixing bowlBeat the eggs together in a measuring jug, then add milk up to the 300ml mark.Slowly mix the egg/milk mixture into the flour/sugar/salt and whisk into a smooth batter.Grease a large, flat based frying pan with butter or oil and heat over medium heat until the butter starts to bubble and turn light brown.Place a tablespoon of batter at a time into the frying pan and watch for bubble to appear on the top. Once that happens, flip over and cook for a further minute.Keep going until all of the batter is used up. Stack high

This overnight oats recipe is so simple to make the night before so you're not skipping breakfast in the morning! This super simple breakfast can be made the night before to make busy mornings much easier. Add the basics (oats and yoghurt or milk) and then alternate toppings depending on what you like. 50 g rolled oats140 g greek yoghurt100 g raspberrys50 g blackberries15 g crushed walnuts5 g sesame seeds (sprinkle on top) This is so easy to do. Place the oats and yoghurt into a container and mix well. Place in the fridge overnight.In the morning, add the fruit and nuts/seeds to the top.You can add any fruits you like - for example, banana & walnut with a drizzle of maple syrup is a nice combination too. See last wee's recipe - click here

  Broccoli, Cauliflower & Leek Soup I've been really trying to increase the diversity of prebiotic foods I've been eating recently, and wanted to combine a whole load of these in one soup! So I've added loads of onion, garlic and leeks to hearty cruciferous broccoli and cauliflower to create a delicious meal for both you and your healthy gut bacteria! 1.5-2 litres vegetable stock1 head of broccoli ((in florets))1 head of cauliflower (plus the leaves) ((in florets))2 leeks (trimmed and washed)1 onion4 cloves garlic2 medium white potatoes ((diced - skin on))Salt & Pepper1 tbsp olive oil Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over a moderate heat and saute the onions and leeks for 5 minutes until they start to go see through. Then add the garlic and heat for a further 2 minutes.Add everything else and allow to simmer for

Some of the most amazing vegan friendly burgers you'll ever make! Amazing at BBQ's or as a great freezable midweek evening meal. Try adding some chopped nuts to the recipe for an extra protein crunch! 1 Can (400g) Chickpeas ((Drain))1 Can (340g) Sweetcorn ((Drain))15 grams Fresh coriander4 tbsp Plain wholemeal flour1 Lemon1/2 tsp Ground cumin1/2 tsp Dried Coriander1 tsp Paprika2 tbsp Rapeseed oil (For cooking) Drain Chickpeas and corn, then add to a food processor along with spices, flour, a pinch of salt and your lemon zestPulse until combined but coarse. You're not making hummus!Dust a surface with flour. Use this to divide your mixture into four, then shape into patties. Place in the fridge to cool and firm up. Once cooled, wrap in cling film and freeze if you'd like to store them for laterHeat oil in a pan on medium

4 cups oats (gluten free if needed)3/4 cup desiccated coconut1/4 cup chopped nuts of your choice (I like walnuts)1/4 cup dried cranberries1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds2 mashed bananas (extra ripe if possible)7 tablespoons maple syrup5 tablespoons almond butter (unsalted)5 tablespoons coconut oil1 teaspoon mixed spice Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius and prepare a baking tray with greaseproof paperMash the bananas in a bowl with a fork and set asideIn another bowl, chuck in the oats, coconut, nuts, mixed spice, seeds and cranberries. Add a pinch of salt.In a large non-stick pan, heat the mashed bananas, almond butter, coconut oil and maple syrup until the oil has melted, then toss in the dry ingredients and mix wellPlace the mix on the baking tray, spreading evenly (around 1.5cm thick) and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes (keep an eye

  1 cup walnuts1 cup oat flour (just blitz some oats in a food processor)1/8 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar2 ripe bananas2 eggs1 tsp baking powderbanana chips for decoration Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius (Gas Mark 6)Place the walnuts into a food processor and blitz into a paste. Then, add the bananas and blitz again until mixed. Add the eggs, sugar, oat flour and baking powder to the mixer and mix throughLine a muffin tin with 6 muffin liners and pour the mixture evenly into each section. Add a dried banana chip or a walnut half to the top of each one. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Insert a skewer into one of the muffns - if it comes out clean, they're ready.