Category: vegetarian

Soda Bread Recipe – how to make soda bread

Soda Bread Recipe – how to make soda bread

Making soda bread is one of my favourite breads to make at home. Mainly because I don’t have the patience (and very rarely the foresight) to make bread and have time for proofing. This soda bread recipe isn’t sexy, new or difficult – but it…

Fig and Feta Salad Recipe | Feta Recipes

Fig and Feta Salad Recipe | Feta Recipes

Delicious fig and feta salad recipe with walnuts, pomegranate molasses and grapes | Feta Recipes | Fig Salad Recipe

Homemade Garlic Bread Baguette

Homemade Garlic Bread Baguette

How to make homemade garlic bread baguette in five minutes!

Sausage Tray Bake Recipe with smoked paprika – 1 tray dinner

Sausage Tray Bake Recipe with smoked paprika – 1 tray dinner

Sausage Tray Bake is a great recipe to feed the family! I wasn’t planning on making a sausage tray bake, but dinnertime came around and I found myself staring at a dozen sausages and the words ringing in my ears “can you have dinner ready…

3 ingredient fondue with Idahoan Mash

3 ingredient fondue with Idahoan Mash

Quick and easy fondue recipe! A delicious and easy fondue made using Idahoan Perfect Mash. This buttery, cheesy fondue is the perfect social meal to be shared amongst loved ones. I like to serve my fondue inside a hollowed out sourdough loaf, using the insides…

Toad in the Hole Recipe! A family one-tray dinner

Toad in the Hole Recipe! A family one-tray dinner

TOAD IN THE HOLE RECIPE Everyone loves a little toad in the hole and if you’ve never made it, it is surprisingly easy! Even kids can do it! Here’s my toad in the hole recipe. SERVES 4  Toad in the Hole Recipe Serving Suggestion: Steamed…

Spaghetti Tray Bake – Baked Sausage Pasta Recipes

Spaghetti Tray Bake – Baked Sausage Pasta Recipes

Spaghetti Tray Bake – Baked Sausage Pasta Recipe – it’ll change your life! My spaghetti tray bake – a baked sausage pasta recipe is AMAZING! OK, I know this doesn’t sound very modest, but it’s really good and has totally changed the way we make…

Episode 3 – How to make an Omelette

Episode 3 – How to make an Omelette

Omelettes are so easy to make and the perfect all round breakfast and lunch (hell, even dinner) option. You just need to know how to make an omelette properly! How to make an omelette!  I asked whether everyone wanted the cookalongs to be 3…

Episode 2 – Homemade Gnocchi

Episode 2 – Homemade Gnocchi

Homemade Gnocchi for our Live kids cookalong Kids cooking gnocchi from scratch!  Homemade gnocchi is way easier than you think.. Think of these as pasta so we’ll make a simple sauce but feel free to freestyle with any sauce you want! Gnocchi is basically…

Episode 1 – Homemade Flatbreads & Flatbread Pizzas

Episode 1 – Homemade Flatbreads & Flatbread Pizzas

Homemade Flatbreads & Flatbread Pizzas MONDAY 23RD MARCH 2020 Watch our live kids cooking show – homemade flatbreads and flatbread pizzas  You will need: Frying pan Mixing bowl +spoon Grill or hot oven Rolling pin (or a wine bottle on it’s side works… just…

Spicy Pickled Onions | Pickled Red Onions Recipe

Spicy Pickled Onions | Pickled Red Onions Recipe

My spicy pickled onions is a joy to behold and following my pickled red onions recipe couldn’t be easier; they are wonderful – a vibrant pink jar of joy! I’ve got slightly carried away describing my spicy pickled onions, but there is something weirdly alluring…

Canned Jackfruit Recipes | Pulled Jackfruit | Jackfruit Pulled Pork

Canned Jackfruit Recipes | Pulled Jackfruit | Jackfruit Pulled Pork

Canned Jackfruit Recipes: My pulled jackfruit is a classic take on bbq pulled pork and makes a great vegan alternative; time to jump on the jackfruit pulled pork band wagon! Canned jackfruit recipes are a great thing to master; you can source canned jackfruit online…

Cauliflower Cheese with Truffles | Recipes with Black Truffles

Cauliflower Cheese with Truffles | Recipes with Black Truffles

Cauliflower Cheese Recipe with Truffles for a decadent winter warmer recipe – the ultimate in comfort food, recipes with black truffles. Recipes with black truffles can be expensive, but my Cauliflower Cheese Recipe makes use of store bought preserved truffles which are cheaper and last…

Slow Baked Baby Aubergine Preserve with Aloades Olive Oil

Slow Baked Baby Aubergine Preserve with Aloades Olive Oil

This post is sponsored; but I only promote what I love and genuinely use – and these guys are great, first press olive oil from Cyprus by an incredibly ethical company. Find out more about Aloades Olive Oil – or try their olive oil –…

Harissa Tofu with Orzo Pasta (vegan recipe) – David Lloyd Clubs Video

Harissa Tofu with Orzo Pasta (vegan recipe) – David Lloyd Clubs Video

This vegan delicious Mediterranean orzo salad topped with crispy harissa tofu is the ideal summer dinner dish. Ready and on the table in less than 20 minutes, enjoy as a quick mid-week meal or packed lunch – get the full recipe from the David Lloyd Blog.…

Cannellini Bean Dip with Preserved Lemons and Aloades Olive Oil

Cannellini Bean Dip with Preserved Lemons and Aloades Olive Oil

Cannellini Bean Dip with Preserved Lemons and Aloades Olive Oil A deliciously easy and tasty smashed cannellini bean dip with crispy pitas. This is great for sharing with friends and family, the key to this recipe is using the best quality olive oil you can…

Roasted Aubergine & Cauliflower Couscous

Roasted Aubergine & Cauliflower Couscous

Roasted aubergine with chili dressing on a bed of cauliflower couscous, beautiful vegan lunch – exclusive to David Lloyd Clubs

Roasted Pumpkin and Lentil Salad (vegan salad) | David Lloyd Clubs Exclusive

Roasted Pumpkin and Lentil Salad (vegan salad) | David Lloyd Clubs Exclusive

Roasted Pumpkin Lentil Vegan Salad – exclusively made for David Lloyd Clubs. This vegan winter salad is one of my favourites. See in the winter months with a gorgeous earthy roasted pumpkin and lentil salad. Winter doesn’t have to be all about heavy stews! Watch the…

Greek Panzanella Salad Recipe – David Lloyd Clubs

Greek Panzanella Salad Recipe – David Lloyd Clubs

My Greek inspired watermelon and halloumi panzanella salad for David Lloyds Club. Just before we head into the depths of winter here is my Greek inspired Panzanella Salad created exclusively for David Lloyd Clubs. This is the perfect salad to bring a little sunshine to…

Puff Pastry Pizza – easy cheese tart

Puff Pastry Pizza – easy cheese tart

Puff pastry pizza recipe, simple to make and delicious!

Rice Noodle Recipe Thai Style for David Lloyd Clubs – Video

Rice Noodle Recipe Thai Style for David Lloyd Clubs – Video

A great healthy, vegetarian and easy Rice Noodle Recipe I developed for David Lloyd Clubs inspired by the flavours of Thailand (watch the video to see how to make it). This rice noodle recipe is really easy to make, healthy and totally vegetarian. It’s packed…

Grilled Halloumi Green Lentil Salad for David Lloyd Clubs – Video Recipe

Grilled Halloumi Green Lentil Salad for David Lloyd Clubs – Video Recipe

Grilled halloumi green lentil salad recipe created for the lovely folks at David Lloyd Clubs.

Brussel Sprout Recipes – How to cook Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprout Recipes – How to cook Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprout Recipes – love them or hate them, brussel sprouts are packed with goodness and a mandatory requirement at Christmas (or at least I think so). This brussel sprout recipe is a favourite of mine and is really quick to cook. I came up with…

Greek Lentil Salad Recipe with Pink Grapefruit

Greek Lentil Salad Recipe with Pink Grapefruit

Greek Lentil Salad recipe with Pink Grapefruit My Greek lentil salad recipe with pink grapefruit is delicious, check out the full recipe below. A quick word on lentils. Yes they’re very good for you, yes they are trendy, yes no self-respecting gastro establishment would be…

Roasted Beet Salad – my Yiayia’s Greek Beetroot Salad | Greek Recipes

Roasted Beet Salad – my Yiayia’s Greek Beetroot Salad | Greek Recipes

Roasted Beetroot Salad – my Yiayia’s Greek Beetroot Salad Recipe Roasted beet salad, or Greek roasted beetroot salad always reminds me of my Yiayia (that’s grandmother in Greek to the non-Greeks reading this!). It was a dish that was always on the table and one…

Skordalia – Greek Mashed Potato and Garlic Dip | Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Skordalia – Greek Mashed Potato and Garlic Dip | Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Skordalia is a garlicky Greek mashed potato dip not to be confused with a regular, run of the mill garlic mashed potato. Skordalia is smoother than that and usually eaten as a dip. It’s divine. In saying that, I have used a variation of Skordalia…

Kale Crisps – How To Make Kale Chips

Kale Crisps – How To Make Kale Chips

Kale Crisps – how to make kale chips. Kale crisps are a fuss free, healthy and fun way to make kale chips. I like the addition of some spice when I’m making kale crisps but to be honest, just knowing how to make kale chips…

Potato Bake Recipe with Pancetta, Thyme, Garlic and Lemon

Potato Bake Recipe with Pancetta, Thyme, Garlic and Lemon

My layered potato bake recipe is elevated with a few humble ingredients such as pancetta, thyme, garlic and lemon. Slowly cooked; the potatoes melt together, enveloping the other flavours for a deliciously more-ish concoction. Soft, chewy, a hint of crisp charring; I originally made this…

Braised Lettuce – delicious braised gem lettuce

Braised Lettuce – delicious braised gem lettuce

Braised Lettuce – what a revelation! Move over cold salads – lettuce just got hot! Braised lettuce, specifically braised gem lettuce is incredibly easy to make and a really fun alternative to the usual boiled veg. Braised lettuce is a delicious autumnal or winter dish, packed…

Oven Dried Tomatoes – made at home and stored in olive oil

Oven Dried Tomatoes – made at home and stored in olive oil

Oven Dried Tomatoes – Made at Home and Stored in Olive Oil Oven dried tomatoes really do get better with age (well a day or two anyway). I store my oven dried tomatoes in olive oil for a couple of days to help enhance their…

Fried Halloumi with honey and black sesame | Halloumi recipes

Fried Halloumi with honey and black sesame | Halloumi recipes

Fried Halloumi with honey and black sesame is so easy I feel a bit naughty even categorising this as a Halloumi recipe! Fried Halloumi is the famous Cypriot cheese is fabulous to cook with; its strong enough to hold up to some heat without melting…

Courgette Chips (zucchini fries) – how to make the best courgette chips ever!

Courgette Chips (zucchini fries) – how to make the best courgette chips ever!

Courgette Chips (or zucchini fries if you don’t live in the UK!) are delicious and this easy to follow recipe will show you exactly how to make courgette chips that are crispy, delicious and a great way to use up a glut of courgettes taking…

Padron Peppers – Spanish style grilled peppers (Pimientos de Padrón)

Padron Peppers – Spanish style grilled peppers (Pimientos de Padrón)

Padron Peppers are the famous grilled peppers from Spain, known as Pimientos de Padrón.  I was first introduced to these darling grilled peppers when in Majjorca on our family holiday and they are the epitome of a tapas. I first decided to cook these in the…

Grilled Zucchini Recipe – Grilled Courgettes with summer dressing

Grilled Zucchini Recipe – Grilled Courgettes with summer dressing

Grilled Zucchini recipe or Grilled Courgettes (if you live in the UK!) is one of the Michaels’ family staple BBQ vegetables. My grilled zucchini recipe (or grilled courgettes!) is served with a lemon, garlic and parsley dressing. Grilled zucchinis are a wonderful thing; charred exterior,…

Minted Peas with Feta and Chilli – de-lish-us!

Minted Peas with Feta and Chilli – de-lish-us!

Minted peas are lovely. Minted peas with chilli are awesome. Minted peas with chilli and feta! Boom!! You’ve just hit the pea jackpot! These are my Greek inspired minted peas with feta and chilli, and a couple of other bits of course… my Greek minted…

Bulgur Wheat Salad – my take on a tabbouleh recipe!

Bulgur Wheat Salad – my take on a tabbouleh recipe!

My Bulgur Wheat Salad – deliciously simple and healthy. I’ve got quite into bulgur wheat recently; something about the summer and wanting something light but not quintessentially a salad. Something fresh and filling but not heavy, potato salads are great, but sometimes I’m searching for that…

Greek Potato Salad – how to make potato salad Greek style!

Greek Potato Salad – how to make potato salad Greek style!

A Greek Potato Salad is incredibly easy to make and should be garlicky, lemony and fresh with mint! Use nice waxy potatoes that hold their shape when cooked and don’t turn to mush. To be honest, I was in two minds whether to post my…

Bombay Potato Recipe – How To Make Bombay Potatoes

Bombay Potato Recipe – How To Make Bombay Potatoes

Bombay Potato Recipe – let me show you how to make Bombay potatoes at home. These are delicious, I mean really, really, delicious! Bombay potatoes are an old-school favorite and go with just about everything, especially with my homemade tandoori salmon! Want to make a curry…

Gemista Recipe – Greek Stuffed Vegetables Roasted Whole

Gemista Recipe – Greek Stuffed Vegetables Roasted Whole

Gemista are the famous Greek stuffed peppers (pron. Yemista).  In fact, Gemista is Greek for any stuffed vegetable roasted whole, usually stuffed with rice. Typically stuffed peppers or beef tomatoes are the most popular.  Gemista (Greek stuffed peppers and tomatoes) work amazingly well as a…

Melitzanosalata – the famous Greek aubergine dip

Melitzanosalata – the famous Greek aubergine dip

Melitzanosalata is a a deliciously moreish dip of smoky burnt aubergines, garlic, lots of olive oil and a touch of lemon.  Melitzanosalata is the famous Greek Eggplant Dip (Greek Aubergine Dip depending on where you live!) If there was a holy trinity of dips in Cyprus…

Bean Salad Recipe | Mixed Bean Salad

Bean Salad Recipe | Mixed Bean Salad

An easy but delicious bean salad recipe with lots of herbs and a sharp lemon dressing. I love the rustic feeling of a good mixed bean salad. I would say my bean salad recipe is really a mixed bean and herb salad. It’s the herbs…

How to Make Fluffy Pancakes | Easy Buttermilk Pancakes (without Buttermilk)

How to Make Fluffy Pancakes | Easy Buttermilk Pancakes (without Buttermilk)

How to make fluffy pancakes – in essence these are easy buttermilk pancakes without the buttermilk!  There are a ton of pancake recipes showing you how to make pancakes, from the thin French crepe to my banana trail pancakes.   Making fluffy pancakes in the Michaels’ household…

Orzo Salad | Orzo and Feta Salad – a bowl of sunshine!

Orzo Salad | Orzo and Feta Salad – a bowl of sunshine!

There are tons of Orzo salad recipes and this is one of my favourites; it’s a real ‘summer in a bowl’ type dish. Chewy orzo, sharp feta and a warm salad dressing made from the juices of roasted baby plum tomatoes. I made this for…

Flatbread Recipe No Yeast | Two Ingredients (How to make Flat Bread)

Flatbread Recipe No Yeast | Two Ingredients (How to make Flat Bread)

My flatbread recipe no yeast is such an easy flatbread recipe! Ever wondered how to make flatbreads? Well, you’ve come to the right spot! Especially if you want to make super easy flatbreads without yeast. This is literally two ingredient flatbread. Flatbread recipes have been…

Asparagus Potato Soup | Gluten Free Soup Recipe

Asparagus Potato Soup | Gluten Free Soup Recipe

My asparagus and potato soup is made with the stalk of asparagus saving the spear end for something pretty. Using potatoes in the soup gives it a slight creaminess – a great gluten free soup recipe.  This asparagus potato soup is a gluten free soup recipe…

Homemade Ravioli with Halloumi | Raviolies Kypros

Homemade Ravioli with Halloumi | Raviolies Kypros

Homemade ravioli is made with homemade pasta and stuffed with Greek cheese; Raviolies. These delicious morsels of homemade ravioli stuffed with the sunshine of Cyprus; Halloumi cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, rocket and olives. Known as raviolies. Check out my other pasta recipes here. Did you know the…

Cooking Corn on the Cob – straight on the coals!

Cooking Corn on the Cob – straight on the coals!

Cooking corn on the cob is one of life’s pleasures – especially when cooked straight on a fire. Cooking corn on the cob straight on the coals is just perfect. There is something prehistoric about cooking corn on the cob in their husks straight on…


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