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,[…]

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[…]

Smoothies and juices – choose wisely

Like it or not, juicing and blending is taking us by storm.  Seen as quick and easy way to dose up with essential vitamins, minerals and cancer-fighting antioxidants, smoothies and juices have become a much larger part of our diet. How they help… Over the years, plants have been bred to have less and less[…]

Pulses – the best kept protein secret

Here are 10 things you may not know about pulses. Pulses (or legumes): fuel your body with protein are cheap are good for the environment – protein from crops to stomach are low-fat, full of fibre, vitamins and minerals (including iron) count as 1 of your 5 a day are versatile and delicious go down[…]

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 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[…]

Masala dosa

After several stints in South India, my favourite Indian food has to be masala dosa – scrummy pancakes stuffed with masala (spiced) potatoes (but you can also use any fillings you want, or none at all).  The pancake flour is made from rice and pulses so they do contain protein and don’t contain wheat –[…]

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[…]