Saag aloo paneer

Saag-aloo-paneer (kale-potato-paneer curry)

I love saag aloo; that well known spinach (or kale) and potato curry.  I also love saag paneer; substituting the potatoes for indian cheese.  For a hearty, full meal, I thought why not combine them?  The result, saag-aloo-paneer is delicious and of course, very nutritious, especially made with kale.  If you blend the sauce well,[…]

Simple universally-liked green smoothie

Even the green-smoothie averse child likes this one! For how and when to have smoothies, see here. Print Simple universally-liked green smoothie Author: Kate Recipe type: Drinks Prep time:  5 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 2 glasses   Ingredients 2 handfuls grapes 2 handfuls spinach ~125ml room temperature water Instructions Add all ingredients and blend well. Drink[…]

Creamy and child-friendly green smoothie

Two of my three children like this creamy green smoothie, the other is not a green-smoothie man. Print Creamy and child-friendly green smoothie Author: Kate Recipe type: Drinks Prep time:  5 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 2 glasses   Ingredients Two handfuls of spinach ~150ml of room temperature water 4cm unpeeled cucumber 1 tsp lemon juice or[…]

Fresh and zingy green smoothie

I think this fresh and zingy green smoothie is just wonderful.  It is more of an adult smoothie than a child one. For the pros and cons of drinking smoothies, see here. Print Fresh and zingy green smoothie Author: Kate Recipe type: Drinks Prep time:  5 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 1 glass   Ingredients 2 handfuls[…]

Hidden kale risotto

Hidden kale risotto

I created this while trying to find a great way of disguising kale for the children to eat. It worked perfectly!  It was gone in minutes; they got a great dose of calcium and other essential vitamins and minerals as well as a tasty dinner. This hidden kale risotto makes a bright green meal with no ‘bits’[…]

Coconut oil spelt pancakes

The type of oil you use to cook with is very important.  Most vegetable oils (apart from olive oil) are very heat unstable and cooking with them creates free radicals (aging and toxic chemicals for the body).  Only cook with coconut oil, ghee and olive oil (not to high temperatures). In making pancakes, don’t fry[…]

Spelt Courgette Cake

Spelt courgette cake

Wonderfully moist, this spelt courgette cake is as healthy as a cake can be.  It’s dairy and wheat free too.  It is important to use good oils in cooking – see article here. Print Spelt courgette cake Author: Kate Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: British Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  40 mins Total time:  55 mins Serves: 8  […]

How to make self-raising spelt flour

I do all my baking with spelt flour as spelt is a huge amount easier to digest than modern wheat flour (see here).   If the digestion struggles, the tissues of the body don’t get nourished and diseases begin to materialise; so a good reason to use spelt! To make self-raising spelt flour, just add[…]

Spelt loaf in bread-maker

Spelt is much easier to digest than modern-wheat; see here for an explanation.  Many people who find they have bloating, indigestion or tiredness after eating wheat, discover that eating spelt doesn’t cause any of those problems. Spelt flour is now readily available in, even in most mainstream supermarkets.  You can bake with wholegrain alone or[…]

Spelt naan bread in a bread-maker

This is such a ingeniously simple way to make spelt naan bread.  This recipe for spelt naan bread in a bread-maker is pretty-much fool proof and the results are mouth watering.  Spelt is an ancient form of wheat that is much easier to digest and, for most people, doesn’t give the bloating, tiredness or other[…]