Spelt gnocchi

Simple yet deliciously more-ish spelt gnocchi.  My children love to cut up the gnocci, which is great for them and saves me a job!  Serve with home-made pesto for a lovely, nutritious meal. Print Spelt gnocchi Author: Kate Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Italian Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  5 mins Total time:  25 mins Serves: 4 servings  […]

Lunch box

Packed lunches: Can they be healthy, easy, cheap, environmentally and child-friendly?

I think they can.  It’s a fine balance but it is possible. I often get asked about healthy packed lunches.  I try to tiptoe a wiggly line between health, ease, environmental-impact and child-acceptability!  I don’t get it perfectly right and I’m no Delia Smith, but for what it’s worth, here are some simple ideas for[…]

Classic mung dal

This classic mung dal is a fantastically tasty vegetarian dish which, when served with wholegrains (e.g. brown rice) or dairy, provides a full protein meal.  It is a simple recipe to prepare and easy to digest.  Kids like it too! Mung beans are the easiest pulse to digest (and least wind-forming) and is good for all[…]

Spelt Sourdough loaf in a bread-maker

Before you can make spelt sourdough bread, you need to first, make or obtain a sourdough starter.  If you are starting one yourself, you can use wholemeal spelt or rye from the beginning.  If you are getting some from a friend or another source and it is wheat, you can feed it spelt or rye and[…]