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[…]

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[…]

Coconut chickpea curry

A wonderfully rich and moreish coconut chickpea curry from a fantastic cook (and sister-in-law) Najma.  You can add loads of vegetables to it making it a nutrient packed vegetarian meal. If serving with naan, a great spelt naan bread recipe can be found here. Print Coconut chickpea curry Author: Kate Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Indian Prep time:  10 mins[…]

Smoked mackerel pasta with peas and spinach

This mackerel pasta recipe is criminally quick and very popular with all the family.  Ideally use fresh vegetables for this, but you can use frozen ones if you have an empty fridge! Print Smoked mackerel pasta with peas and spinach Author: Kate Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Italian Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  20[…]

Spinach pesto

This simple dairy-free green-rich spinach pesto is great to have at hand for quick meals.  Tastes great with spelt pasta for a speedy, healthy meal. Print Author: Kate Prep time:  10 mins Total time:  10 mins Serves: 8 servings   This simple dairy-free green-rich pesto is great to have at hand for quick meals.  Tastes great with[…]

Green Lentil Curry

Green lentil and vegetable curry

This wonderfully tasty and satisfying green lentil and vegetable curry is a simple, one-pot dish which works for both adults and children. If serving with naan, a great spelt naan bread recipe can be found here. Print Green lentil and vegetable curry Author: Kate Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  45 mins Total time:  55 mins Serves: 6[…]

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  […]