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Herb Omelette

This dish is one of my favourite 'I'm too tired to think what to make for dinner' dinners. And would also make a mighty fine weekend brunch. Ingredients (Serves 2) 3…

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Hot Cocoa

Nothing so comforting in winter as a cup of hot cocoa. If you’d prefer a low-fat hot chocolate, leave out the milk. Use soy or rice milk for a dairy-free…

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Iced Lemongrass Tea

Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 stalks lemongrass, very finely sliced 2 cups boiling water 2 cups soda water 2 tablespoons honey Method Place sliced lemongrass in a teapot, pour 2 cups boiling…

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Iced Spiced Green Tea

Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 tablespoon green tea (or 6 tea bags) 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half 6 whole cloves 4 slices lemon 1 tablespoon honey 4 cups (1 litre) boiling…

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Immune Support Breakfast

This is a great breakfast recipe from Bastyr University in the States. The addition of spices to a bircher muesli-style mix turns this into a wonder breakfast. Ingredients 4 cups…

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Lamb, Beetroot and Pomegranate Salad

Mediterranean-inspired salad for a twist on the trusted lamb and fetta combination. Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 large lamb backstrap (approx. 200g) 1 beetroot (steamed), roughly chopped 1/2 bunch watercress Seeds from…

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Lemonade with Fresh Mint Leaves

An easy party drink for designated drivers when you're entertaining. Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 cups cold water juice of 4 lemons 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, left as…

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Lentil Salad

Legumes (such as chickpeas, kidney beans, lentils and baked beans) are a fabulous addition to our diet, they are high in protein, fibre and low in fat. Some people are…

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Lentil Stew

It is not quite '101 ways with lentils' but I am getting there. Can't help it, I love them and they are so easy to prepare. Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g dry…

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Lunch Box Salads

Salads are great for lunch boxes, but for them to be a success they have to be packed well and have to have dressing. Ingredients A largish size rectangular plastic…

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Mango, Banana and Tofu Smoothie

This is a variation on the protein shake. Tofu provides the protein, fruit and fruit juice together make a very refreshing drink. Totally satisfying even without milk. Again mix it…

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Marlin Steaks with Green Beans, Pesto and Roast Tomatoes

Kids usually eat vegetables if they have other flavours such as garlic, salt, soy sauce added to them. Pesto is a good choice for flavouring vegetables. Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 marlin…

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Mediterranean Fish Soup

This is an extremely easy yet finger-licking good soup (more like a stew really). Make it on the weekend and serve it with a side salad in individuals plates. You…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 sesame oil 1…

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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…

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