Halloumi and Fig Mega Wrap

I totally love figs and try and sneak them into all sorts of things at this time of year. High in natural sugars, minerals and soluble fibre, figs are rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper and are a good source of numerous vitamins. They are naturally sweet and complement so many things…

Super Steak Salad

Quick, filling and heavenly tasty – you can get this on the table in under 15 minutes. My boys love the meaty element to this which creates a good distraction from the greenery which they’re not always keen on. A little steak goes a long way so try and buy the best you can find…

Running on Empty

Our children today are different from previous generations – they are free to aspire to anything they wish, and what a wonderful thing that is.  We are all generally so much more aware of nutrition and lifestyle than previous generations were but now is the time to get with the programme on providing the correct…

Christmas Vodka – Strictly for the Adults!

We are at the start of a rare and blissful empty weekend. The sun is shining on a chilly Autumn morning here in Somerset and all the leaves are turning red and gold. This afternoon promises us a great game of rugby with Son #2 and his wonderful friends before we head home for Strictly…

Roasted Garlic Chicken with Orzo

An easy, tasty crowd pleaser for all the family and friends around the Sunday table tonight. Makes the house smell like a shrine to all things delicious and leaves you hands free to chat and love all around you. Rugby training is tomorrow so an easily absorbed carb is mixed with protein and vegetables to…

Smart and Smoky Fish Tart

A trip to my beloved Italy last weekend has left me missing the flavours of the season back in the UK – walnuts, fish, winter parmesan. Three out of three are satisfied in this great lunch dish. A crowd of people are in and out at all times of the day today – friends, hungry…

Welcome to Autumn – Guilt Free Pumpkin Pie

A summer spent in America has left me inspired to take American classics and add healthy elements. Pumpkin Pie is a Thanksgiving staple and uses seasonal ingredients as a family celebration classic. We in the UK are yet to adopt this as a family favourite but I think it deserves a mention and certainly a…

Pre-Season Baked Potato Soup

It may still be summer but I have a house full of big muddy teenagers who are on pre season rugby camp this week, shaking off the summers lethargy and getting tuned up for another hard season on the field. It is important to stage what your children and teens eat when when they are…

Terrific Teriyaki Pork – Fast and Fresh

This is quick, has OMG levels of flavour and is very popular when it hits the table – filling and veg packed. A much under looked joint in my opinion, pork loin is cheap and low fat. marinated in teriyaki sauce, it takes on a smoky BBQ flavour and it cooks in no time as…

Fast & Tasty Chicken Salad Platter

Lots of faces around the table in the garden this afternoon enjoying the last of the summer sun. None of them much want to come in so I took the food to them. A warm summer salad of roast (or rotisserie if you can’t be bothered) with tiny crispy skin on potatoes, leaned on a…

Start Them Young!

A good time was had by all at the River Cottage HQ in Devon this glorious bank holiday weekend – the sun shone on a fabulous family event where foodies and families mixed to see the best of what this part of the world has to offer. Part of the education process that brings children…