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The healthy recipes which are featured on this website are all easy to prepare and form part of our regular meal plan.  I am a busy Mum and unfortunately don’t have the time to slave over a stove.

Many of the healthy recipes on this site are as easy to prepare in a slow cooker as on the stove top or in the oven.  Where there is a slow cooker option, it is featured in each individual recipe.

Have fun experimenting with these recipes.  None of them are fixed in stone as far as ingredients go.  Tweak them to suit your palate. They are healthy, nutritious and satisfying.

For the cake-based recipes, they have the smallest amount of sugar that I can get away with.

Heavenly Rhubarb Compote with Berries

Rhubarb Compote with Berries Rhubarb is one of my favourite foods, for many good reasons and rhubarb compote is one of my favourite summer desserts.  Rhubarb is packed full of minerals, vitamins and fibre. This rhubarb compote is easy to prepare and rhubarb, when...

Lentil dhal with sweet potato and spinach

Lentil dahl with sweet potato and spinach Lentil dahl with sweet potato and spinach is a hearty, healthy and comforting meal.  While wholesome and packed full of nutrients, it also packs a punch on your taste buds as the fragrant spices add lively flavour to this easy...

Slow Roasted Lamb with Red Peppers

Slow Roasted Lamb with Red Peppers Slow roasted lamb with red peppers is a delicious combination of sweet, ever-so tender lamb coupled with syrupy port/wine sauce, refreshing mint, aromatic fresh thyme and juicy, red peppers and sweet cherry tomatoes.  The lamb is so...

Crab Pasta with Kale

Crab Pasta with Kale Crab pasta with kale is a comforting yet light meal with a combination of refreshing and lively flavours. The aromatic coriander, fresh lime and chilli lift the softer flavours of the pasta, crab and avocado,  Delicious flavours all tied together...

Apple and Berry Puff Pastry Tarts with Lemon Vanilla Creme Fraiche

Apple and Berry Puff Pastry Tarts If you have read any of my other recipes you will know that I'm a fan of cooking with balsamic vinegar and wine.  This Apple and Berry Puff Pastry Tart recipe is no different!  It combines some of my favourite flavours. I use zesty...

Crab and seaweed risotto

Crab and seaweed risotto Crab and seaweed risotto is one of those recipes that takes me back to the happy memories of my childhood, walking along a blustery promenade, tasting the salt spray in the fresh sea air, the scent of drying seaweed on the tideline wafting...

Salmon, Prosciutto Ham and Kale

Salmon, Prosciutto Ham and Kale Salmon, Prosciutto Ham and Kale is a delectable combination of flavours which complement each other perfectly. The earthy softness of the pan-fried salmon fillets combines well with the deep flavours of the cured Prosciutto ham, served...

Smoky Sausage Casserole

Smoky Sausage Casserole Smoky sausage casserole is perfect for a chilly autumnal or winter's evening meal curled up in front of the fire.  It's easy to prepare and can be cooked in the slow cooker or on the stove. The smoked paprika and chorizo sausage offer a welcome...

Chicken Jalfrezi

Chicken Jalfrezi Slow Cooker Style Chicken Jalfrezi is one of my favourite curry recipes.  If I'm ordering in an Indian restaurant, it will be chicken jalfrezi or chicken madras.  Ironically, Jal means pungently spicy, which this dish is and frezi means stir fried. ...

Puff Pastry Pasty

Puff Pastry Pasty My version of the puff pastry pasty is simple to make, moist inside and totally delicious. It freezes well and reheats beautifully.  I used shop-bought puff pastry because I wanted to come up with a recipe that is quick and simple to prepare.  The...

Roasted Parsnip Soup

Roasted Parsnip Soup Aromatic, winter warmer roast parsnip soup is a warming, spicy and super nutritious soup.  The roasted parsnips give the soup a deep, sweet, earthy flavour. The spices complement the parsnip beautifully as well as adding extra nutritional value to...

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms Creamy garlic mushrooms is simple to prepare and works well as a tasty, light snack on its own or as a side dish to another meal.  I cooked creamy garlic mushrooms to eat alongside steak, jacket potatoes and a fresh, green salad.  The meal was...

Roasted Vegetable Bake

Roasted Vegetable Bake Roasted vegetable bake is as good as Boxing Day leftovers, just without the Christmas Day busyness - and turkey!  I came up with this recipe after a very long weekend of eyes glued to my laptop with my internet connection dropping out and...

Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad

Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad Chicken and bacon caesar salad is one of my all time favourite meals. It's full of delicious and rich flavours, while being refreshingly tantalising too.  Combining garlic butter baked chicken breasts, crispy smoked bacon, gingerly...

Hearty Lentil and Vegetable Soup

Hearty Lentil and Vegetable Soup I  have a very talented young Miss Katie B to thank for this recipe.  Katie is the daughter of one of my best friends and she came up with this delicious recipe while I was visiting for lunch.  It is so delicious and easy to prepare...

Gammon and Turkey Raised Pie in Cider

Gammon and Turkey Raised Pie in Cider I was inspired to create this gammon and turkey raised pie in cider in honour of the great British pie week.  The combination of flavours is delectable and the pastry was sturdy, crisp and about as perfect as I could have hoped...

Toad in the hole

Toad in the hole Toad in the hole is one of those delicious, comfort meals perfect for enjoying with a large glass of red wine on an autumnal or winter evening, sat around the fire.  Although for children, it seems to be a winner any time of the year.  This toad in...

Fish Paella

Fish Paella Having spent an afternoon rowing on a local river, I arrived back home craving a fish paella-style meal.  I had most of the ingredients, except for paella rice, so I combined risotto rice with brown rice and it was delicious. Two of the most important...

Lime and Parsley Soup

Lime and Parsley Soup Lime and parsley soup is a refreshing and zesty soup, yet satisfyingly filling too. Lime and parsley soup makes a delicious lunch or tastebud-tantalising starter.  Easy to prepare and full of goodness. I prepared lime and parsley soup with...

Lamb Shanks and Bulgur Wheat

Lamb Shanks with Bulgur Wheat Lamb shanks with bulgur wheat is a richly flavoured and succulent meal.  The spices perfectly complement the lamb meat.  It is gloopy, comforting, warming and totally delicious.  The lamb falls of the bone and is one of my favourite lamb...

Chicken and bacon in smoky tomato sauce

Chicken and bacon in smoky tomato sauce Chicken and bacon in smoky tomato sauce is rich, flavoursome, healthy and super easy to prepare.  The smoky tomato sauce is the result of adding smoked paprika, saffron strands and smoky bacon.  Earthy flavours are added with a...

Smooth and earthy chicken and mushroom curry

Smooth and Earthy Chicken and Mushroom Curry Smooth and earthy chicken and mushroom curry is elegant as well as delicious.  The black cardamoms, chicken and mushrooms tease the tastebuds to catch the earthy flavours while tomatoes and coriander add a welcome...

Very Berry Cheesecake

Berry Cheesecake I use a variety of berries for this Berry Cheesecake, but you could use the same portion of your favourite fruit or mix them up.  The choice is yours.  It's so delicious it's hard not to eat it all in one go.  Berry Cheesecake is simple to prepare,...

Tuna Arrabiata

Tuna Arrabiata Tuna Arrabiata is a deliciously satisfying meal, with refreshing and comforting flavours and textures.  It creates a deliciously rich, thick and gloopy sauce which clings to the peppers and flakes of tuna and is delicious stirred into your favourite...

Salmon with chorizo and pasta

Salmon with Chorizo and Pasta Salmon with chorizo and pasta is a heartwarming, delicious and easy to prepare meal. The smokiness of the chorizo lends a deliciously warm undertone to the salmon. I made this meal after working at Hospice all day.  I was tired and hungry...

Spaghetti Bolognese

Deliciously Gloopy Spaghetti Bolognese This version of spaghetti Bolognese is a healthy, yet rich and gloopy Bolognese.  It is a firm favourite with my children and is easy to cook on the stove or in the slow cooker. It also freezes very well, so you can prepare large...

Karahi Gosht Slow Cooked Lamb Curry

Karahi Gosht Slow Cooked Lamb Curry Karahi Gosht in this recipe is a slow cooked lamb curry.  Traditionally, Karahi Gosht is cooked in a wok, but for the purposes of this recipe, I cooked the lamb curry in a slow cooker.  What makes this slow cooked lamb curry special...

Dum aloo with chickpeas

Dum aloo with chickpeas Dum aloo with chickpeas is a rich and fragrantly spiced Kashmiri dish made with small potatoes, spices and chickpeas. It is simple to prepare and packed full of healthy goodness. I add garam masala to this recipe as it is one of my favourite...

Mackerel and Black Pudding Over Crushed Horseradish Potatoes

Mackerel and Black Pudding Mackerel and black pudding is a deliciously salty and richly flavoured meal, served over a layer of fresh rocket leaves and crushed horseradish potatoes.  The mackerel is drizzled with a marinade which adds to the myriad flavours of this...

Curried Carrot and Orange Soup

Curried Carrot and Orange Soup Curried carrot and orange soup will have your tastebuds dancing with joy. It is refreshing, full of antioxidants and is as delicious cold as it is warm.  Easy to prepare and refreshingly delicious - and different!  Make sure to add it to...

Rosemary chicken in bacon

Rosemary chicken in bacon Rosemary chicken in bacon is flavourful and rich and is very easy to prepare.  The chicken breasts are stuffed with a slice of Emmenthal cheese, Dijon mustard and a sprig of fresh rosemary, wrapped with two slices of bacon or pancetta.  If...

Lemon-Roasted New Potatoes

Lemon-Roasted New Potatoes Lemon-roasted new potatoes are so simple to prepare and add a little something extra to the ever-popular spud. They make a delicious side-dish for many savoury meals.  They are a firm favourite with my rosemary chicken in bacon meal as the...

Salmon, Parma Ham and Beetroot Wrap

Salmon, Parma Ham and Beetroot Wrap Salmon, Parma ham and beetroot wrap is a delicious combination of the moist and earthy flavours of salmon fillet, beetroot and spinach combined with the salty and rich flavour of Parma ham and smoked salmon, topped with the...

Lamb Dopiaza

Lamb Dopiaza Lamb Dopiaza is quite hot and slightly sour.  The lamb lends itself very well to this recipe, giving it an earthiness that combines well with the onions. The recipe name means onions twice, so there are quite a lot in this dish, but they aren't...

Very Berry Fool

Refreshing, taste-bud-blitzing Very Berry Fool Whether you mix this up for breakfast, enjoy as a snack or as a healthy dessert, the Very Berry Fool will have your taste-buds dancing in celebration and your bum and tum thanking you for looking after them. Very Berry...

Homemade Granary Rolls

Homemade Granary Rolls While I was trying out a recipe for creating the best beef burger, I decided to bake my own homemade granary rolls.  I wasn't disappointed. The homemade granary rolls were a perfect addition to a rocking beef burger recipe. They were easy to...

Best Beef Burger

Best Beef Burger Recipe I know this is a lofty claim to make, but I think I've found the best beef burger recipe.  It's full of flavour, low on fat, holds its shape well and oozes juice when you take a bite into it.  What more could you expect from the best beef...

Spicy Tomato and Lime Broth

Spicy Tomato and Lime Broth Spicy tomato and lime broth is a delicious combination of warming, earthy flavours combined with the zest of lime, coriander and the liveliness of tomatoes and mild, Indian spices.  The addition of avocado lends a creaminess to the broth...

Salmon and Asparagus Tart

Salmon and Asparagus Tart Salmon and asparagus tart combines the delicious earthiness of salmon and asparagus with creamy hollandaise sauce, encrusted in a puff pastry tart, topped with a crispy cheese layer.  Ideal for a tasty lunch or light supper. Salmon and...

Lemon and lime cheesecake

Lemon and Lime Cheesecake Lemon and lime cheesecake is a delectable combination of fresh, zesty flavours combined with the softness of cream cheese on top of a crunchy, biscuit base.  No bake, easy to prepare and refreshingly delicious. I use a few gelatine sheets to...

Crab, Avocado and Brie Bake

Crab, Avocado and Brie Bake Crab, avocado and brie bake is a delicious, satisfying and wholesome meal.  I used to eat this with my Dad when he came to visit at our local pub in Surrey.  I've added a few spices and lime zest and juice to liven it up a little.  Serve...

Zesty coconut chicken with coriander and garam masala

Zesty coconut chicken with coriander and garam masala Zesty coconut chicken with coriander and garam masala offers a taste-bud jangling combination of comforting yet zingy flavours which complement each other beautifully.  This coconut chicken recipe leaves you...

Home made whole grain bread

Home made whole grain bread Home made whole grain bread is one of my favourite bread recipes.  It's easy to prepare and full of flavour and moisture.  By baking your own bread, you are also ensuring that you have a healthy loaf, free of preservatives. This home made...

Spicy roasted chickpeas with roasted vegetables and mint yoghurt

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas with Roasted Vegetables and Mint Yoghurt Crunchy and spicy roasted chickpeas bring this recipe alive. Packed full of fibre, essential vitamins and minerals they help to stabilise and maintain blood sugar levels, strengthen bones and help to...

Pilau Rice

Pilau Rice Pilau rice is one of my favourite side dishes when I eat a curry.  This recipe is fragrant with a vibrant yellow colour.  It is very simple to prepare and full of mood and health boosting spices such as turmeric, saffron, cloves and cinnamon. Pilau rice...

Dauphinoise Potatoes

Dauphinoise Potatoes Dauphinoise potatoes are a totally decadent way of serving up the traditional spud.  I love how the top caramelises and goes a little crispy, then when you scoop the spoon through the layers of thinly sliced potatoes, the waft of subtly-flavoured...

Chermoula Poached Salmon

Chermoula Poached Salmon Chermoula poached salmon is an easy to prepare and delicious meal.  Chermoula is a north African marinade and adds a refreshing zing and flavour to the rich and soft flavours of poached salmon. This meal is as easy to prepare in the slow...

Turkish style roast vegetables with mint yoghurt

Turkish style roast vegetables with mint yoghurt Turkish style roast vegetables with mint yoghurt is a light meal combining rich and zesty flavours which bombard your tastebuds.  It is incredibly easy to prepare, packed full of nutrients and combines soft and crispy...

Pan-Fried Chicken Livers with Raspberry Vinegar

Pan-Fried Chicken Livers with Raspberry Vinegar Chicken livers are the mildest of all liver recipes, easy to prepare and make a delectable meal.  Combined with raspberry vinegar and thyme, beetroot, mushrooms and onions, they are delicious served on top of a bed of...

Fragrant Chicken Korma

Fragrant Chicken Korma This is a simple and fragrant chicken korma recipe.  The flavours are subtle, yet indulgent. Chicken korma once graced the festive tables of the Mogal Empire in the 1500s, rich with a silky creaminess, nuts and laced with the fragrance of...

Spiced Sweet Potato Wrap

Spiced Sweet Potato Wrap Spiced sweet potato wrap is a wonderfully fragrant, satisfying and deliciously easy to prepare meal.  I was having one of those days when I had no particular desire to eat or prepare anything.  I'd worked 12 hours flat out, but knew I needed...

Baked Mung Beans

Baked Mung Beans Mung Beans are an ancient superfood from Asia. They offer a high source of protein, phytonutrients, fibre and antioxidants.  They are nutty, sweet and green.  They don't need soaking like many other beans which makes them ideal for gassy-stomach...

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto This vegan mushroom risotto is packed full of flavour and lends warmth, earthy flavours and makes a hearty meal for a chilly autumnal or winter's evening.  It can be easily adapted to replace nutritional yeast flakes with grated parmesan or your...

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala This Chicken Tikka Masala recipe is healthy and bursting with flavours. The combination of lemon zest and juice and the variety of spices create a harmoniously refreshing yet comforting meal. It is simple to prepare and worth the wait to allow the...

Smoked Salmon Pasta Bake

Smoked Salmon Pasta Bake with Crispy Kale Smoked salmon pasta bake combines the mellowed oaky smokiness of smoked salmon with creamy freshly grated parmesan and pasta of your choice.  When I decided to make this meal, I realised I had run out of penne pasta which is...

Lamb Rogan Josh

Lamb Rogan Josh Lamb Rogan Josh is a hearty, red, warming curry.  The spices complement the lamb meat perfectly.  Rogan Josh is a staple of the Kashmir region of India and has an intense, rich and fragrant flavour.  "Josh" can mean hot, it can also mean red.  In this...

Stuffed Butternut Squash

Stuffed Butternut Squash with Feta Stuffed butternut squash is one of my favourite autumnal vegetarian meals. It can be easily adapted as a vegan meal too.  As the nights are beginning to close in, and the evenings have more of a chill in the air, the satisfying smell...

Rogan mushrooms

Rogan mushrooms Rogan mushrooms is a lightly spiced, rich and fragrant dish.  I serve it brown rice and tamarind and mint raita. Very easy to prepare, delicious and satisfying. If you enjoy mushrooms and fragrant spices, you will enjoy this recipe. Rogan mushrooms...

Whole grains with roasted vegetables

Whole grains with roasted vegetables Whole grains with roast vegetables is wholesome, satisfying and full of irrestible flavours and textures. The roast vegetables add a caramel sweetness while the lemon and spices liven it up. The rocket and spinach add freshness and...

Tamarind and Mint Raita

Tamarind and mint raita Tamarind and mint make a refreshing, zingy and lively combination, which when combined with Greek yoghurt, create a delicious topping or sauce for most recipes.  I tend to use the tamarind and mint raita a lot with grain based recipes and my...

Cavolo Nero with Feta

Cavolo Nero with Feta Cavolo Nero, also known as black chard, black kale and Tuscan chard is one of the healthiest vegetables you can add to your plate.  It is packed full of nutrients and has an intense and deep flavour.  It can be found in most supermarkets as whole...

Chicken Passanda

Chicken Passanda This Chicken Passanda is one of my all-time favourite curry dishes.  I love Madras and Jalfrezi, but the fragrance of this Chicken Passanda recipe adds it to my top 5.  The flavours complement each other perfectly. Not one spice is overpowering, yet...

Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin This tarte tatin recipe will have your tastebuds bursting with delight. The tartness of the apples and the crispy, light, short-crust pastry, make this tart a welcome addition to any dinner party table. It is easy to prepare and lasts well.  Normally,...

Butternut Squash with Gingerly Tomatoes and Lime Yoghurt

Butternut squash with gingerly tomatoes and lime yoghurt Butternut squash with gingerly tomatoes and lime yoghurt is one of my all-time favourite meals.  It is satisfying, supremely refreshing and bursting with flavours.  Roasted, caramelised butternut squash forms...

Deliciously Moist Chocolate Cake

Deliciously Moist (and healthy-ish) Chocolate Cake Recipe I have tried for years to find the right moist chocolate cake recipe.  I've always adapted recipes that I've found, because I don't use the same amount of sugar as they state (we don't like uber-sweet things). ...

Ratatouille sauce (ideal for children)

Ratatouille Sauce Ratatouille sauce is a vibrantly flavoured, health-packed topping for any pasta dish of your choice.  For adults you may prefer not to puree the vegetables, but for fussy children, this is an ideal way of increasing the amount of vegetables they eat,...

Bulgur Salad

Bulgur salad Bulgur salad is easy to prepare, full of refreshing flavours and bursting with good health. Bulgur wheat is a nutty-flavoured Middle Eastern whole-wheat cracked grain.  It is high in fibre and protein, rich in B vitamins and minerals. Bulgur salad makes a...

River Cobbler in Citrus Sauce

River Cobbler in Citrus Sauce River cobbler in citrus sauce is a refreshing and zesty, light meal.  It is packed full of good nutrition and is very easy to prepare.  It makes an impressive main fish course for a dinner party, yet is simple and good enough value to eat...

Smoked salmon with creamy citrus pasta

Smoked salmon with creamy citrus pasta Smoked salmon with creamy citrus pasta is a refreshing yet comforting meal combining the smokiness of the salmon with the softness of creme fraiche, avocado and pasta and the zing of lemon, horseradish and chives.  It pulls...

Lentils with Butternut Squash

Lentils with butternut squash Lentils with butternut squash bursts with flavour, leaves you feeling satiated yet healthy, is packed full of goodness and easy to prepare.  It is a vegan meal at its core, but if you are a cheese lover, sprinkle a little feta cheese over...

Scrumptiously moist banana loaf

Scrumptiously Moist (and healthy-ish) Banana Loaf Recipe I love everything bananas and this recipe is my all-time favourite banana loaf recipe.  It is flavoursome, moist, just sweet enough and is delicious enough for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dessert.  Needless to...

Chachouka

Chachouka Chachouka is a spicy North African recipe. It will have your tastebuds doing a dance of celebration.  It is spicy, bursting with flavours, super healthy and nutritious.  It is the kind of recipe that will leave you with a healthy and satisfying glow.  I tend...

Hearty mushroom and coriander omelette

Hearty mushroom and coriander omelette A hearty and satisfying mushroom and coriander omelette, it is ideal for breakfast, brunch or a quick snack at any time of the day.  The combination of mushrooms and coriander make sure this omelette checks all the right boxes...

River cobbler with black butter sauce

River cobbler with black butter sauce River cobbler with black butter is a light, refreshing, zesty meal. Very easy to prepare and it brings summer to your plate! You can use any white fish you choose, although please ensure it is an ethically sourced choice!  I've...

Smoked salmon salad with refreshing chive dressing

Smoked salmon salad with refreshing chive dressing I was having one of "those" days when I came up with this smoked salmon salad with refreshing chive dressing recipe.  I didn't feel like cooking, and was lacking inspiration. Loads of work was calling, yet I knew I...

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