Light Bites & Snacks Recipes Sides

Radicchio and Burrata Salad

I had a very similar salad in a restaurant recently for a friend’s birthday. I thought I could recreate it, with a slight nutritional twist whereby each serving provides you with an actual portion of salad! It’s just as delicious as the restaurant, but knowing it’s providing that little bit of extra nutrition makes me forgive the fact that I’m …

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Light Bites & Snacks Main Meals Recipes

Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup

Rather than growing a carving pumpkin, I prefer to grow squash as they’re a bit more tasty than standard carving pumpkins. I’m also all about the guts, so in this recipe I’m using the whole of the edible pumpkins, with just the inedible stalk and pumpkin bum, aka the blossom end, left for the compost bin. I keep the skin …

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Light Bites & Snacks Main Meals Recipes

Tomato and Goats Cheese Galette

This recipe is for anyone who is clinging to these last few warm days of summer. It’s the end of my tomato growing season, my courgette plants are on the brink of shutting down, and the nights are slowly drawing in. So here’s a comforting summer-style galette making the most of those wonderful tomatoes. Other veg that would work well …

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BNF’s Health Eating Week Summer Quinoa Salad

It’s the British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating Week and there are a few key health messages set out for this week: Here’s my super easy Summer Quinoa Salad recipe which incorporates all of these concepts in one dish. Serves 4 as a main Ingredients Method Per serving: 530kcal/ 29g fat/ 4.4g saturated fat/ 44g carbohydrates/ 11g fibre/16g protein

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No Waste Vegetable Fritters
Light Bites & Snacks Recipes Sides

No Waste Vegetable Fritters

Use your leftover vegetable peelings from your Christmas Dinner to make these delicious No Waste Vegetable Fritters. They are so versatile in terms of what vegetables you want to use in them. I have used a combination of potato, parsnip, carrot and sprout peelings, but other suitable vegetables include onion, cabbage, kale, cauliflower (leaves included), broccoli, mushrooms or leeks. Save …

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Dessert Light Bites & Snacks Recipes

Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

No tricks, all treats here. Using dates to naturally sweeten these muffins with roasted pumpkin, autumnal spices and sultanas. Delicious as they are, they also can be topped with orange mascarpone icing for the final touch. Makes 12 muffins Ingredients 200g pitted dates 50ml boiling water 200g roasted pumpkin flesh 175g vegetable oil 3 eggs Zest and juice of 1 …

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Roasted Mushroom Pate

Combining deliciously roasted and sticky garlic with vitamin D-enriched mushrooms (read my previous post on enriching your mushrooms with vitamin D by clicking here) for a delicious and nutritious spread. Make a large batch and I promise you won’t regret it! Try serving these up as little canapes on thinly sliced toasted bread at your next dinner party. Makes 17 …

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