Mediterranean Salad

I guess this is a cross between a Greek salad and a Nicoise. You can play around with it as you like. For example, you can replace chick peas with Borlotti beans or perhaps leave out the parsley and use snow pea spr..

Mim's Hot Cold Tea

If you have got a cold, or thinking about getting a cold or flu, drink this delicious tea and you're bound to feel much better. In your favourite teapot or plunger, combine the juice of one lemon and add half ..

Minestrone with Pesto

Traditional minestrone has short pasta (like penne or macaroni). I've left it out of this recipe because I think it is much nicer without the starch. However, if you wish to add pasta to the soup, do it after the ve..

Mixed vegetable and tofu stir-fry

Colourful and crunchy, this healthy stir-fry is simply mouth-watering. Asian-style flavours and cashew nuts complement fresh, seasonal vegetables. Ingredients (Serves 4) 1—2 tablespoons rice bran oil or se..

Moroccan Inspired Lamb with Couscous

This is not the authentic recipe but it is a pretty good imitation. You can use chicken instead of lamb, if you prefer. Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g diced lamb, all visible fat removed 400g cans diced Italian tomato..

Oat and Sunflower Seed Cookies

A great snack. Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup diced apricots 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 cup sesame seeds 2 eggs 1/4 cup honey 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons vanill..

Olive Paste

Olive paste makes a delicious spread for sandwiches, dip for vegetable sticks or as a spread on crisp bread. Ingredients (Serves 4) 375g jar pitted Kalamata olives, drained 1 tablespoon thyme, oregan..

Omelette With Fetta and Green Dill

This is my mother's recipe but she makes flat omelettes, I like to fold them over. It tastes good either way. Ingredients (Serves 4) 8 eggs 1 cup fetta, crumbled 1/2 cup green dill, chopped sea sa..

Pea Soup

I've left out the bacon bones from this recipe because I wanted to keep it vegetarian. However, if you want to add 'animal' protein to the soup, try it with lamb shanks for a change. Ingredients (Serves 4) 3 cups g..

Peach and banana smoothie (non-dairy, with Chia seeds)

Bored with your banana smoothie recipes? Try this for a twist. Boring? With peaches and chia seeds, a superfood containing omega 3, it’s more like ‘wow’! Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 medium-size banana 2 ripe peac..

Pear and Ginger Juice

Simply delicious. Ingredients (Serves 4) 8 ripe pears, washed and quartered 12cm piece of ginger Method Put pears and ginger through the juicer. Stir well Add a little cold water if ginger tas..

Pear, Raspberry & Almond Cake

Julie Mainprize has created this simply divine recipe for Pear, Raspberry & Almond cake, with no sugar! Bake, eat and enjoy. Ingredients 4 large ripe pears 4 eggs 200g almonds 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste ..

Penne with Tuna, Olives and Capers

Keep the left overs, they are excellent in lunch boxes. I don't recommend cheese with this pasta. Ingredients (Serves 4) 400g (or 4 cups) dry penne pasta 2x425g cans tuna, drained well 2x400g cans diced I..

Peppermint Tea with Ginger

Warming and soothing for the tummy. Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 tablespoon peppermint tea-leaves (or 6 teabags) 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons grated ginger 1 tablespoon honey 4 cups (1 litre) boiling w..


Pesto is a great addition to many recipes or delicious on it's own with crusty bread. It will keep in fridge for 2 weeks as long as the top of the sauce is always covered with a layer of oil. Ingredients ..

Poached Eggs with Spinach and Yoghurt

Garlic in the yoghurt might sound a bit strange to you, but where I come from, we drizzle it over most vegetables. Trust me it is very good, just try it. Ingredients (Serves 4) 8 eggs at room temperatur..

Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

I am sure you have heard this lots of times before, but here it is again. When buying cooking chocolate, buy the best quality possible. Higher the cocoa component, better the chocolate. Ingredients (Serve..


This porridge is delicious any day but it is particularly good on a cold morning. It does not need any sugar added to it as the grated pears and the sliced bananas provide enough sweetness, but of course it is up to..

Potato and Leek Soup

Leeks are a personal favourite of mine--this tasty, versatile vegetable can be the base of stocks, soups, pasta and pies. The symbol of Wales, the leek has been cultivated for centuries, and as a member of the ..

Power breakfast smoothie

This delicious breakfast smoothie contains antioxidants, probiotics, protein and fibre. Everything you need to start your day. Ingredients One cup juice (orange, apple) 75g frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries,..