Chickpea, Feta & Coriander Salad

Chickpea, feta and coriander salad

Chickpeas, feta, coriander with a hint of chilli in one bowl – it works for lunch, for dinner, for BBQs. This salad is lush with a fantastic combination of textures and flavours. And chickpeas are truly kick arse when it comes to nutritional value with a good serve of protein, fibre and lots of other goodies. I’m a fan of pulses and love the humble chickpea. I buy them dried, soak […]

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad

Sweet potato and black bean salad

Sweet potato and black bean salad is quickly becoming one of my summer staples! And with the combo of flavours and textures, you’ll be wanting more. I’m a huge fan on sweet potatoes. Most important for me is that they have a fantastic flavour and texture. Second to this is they’re full of the good stuff – potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin B6 which supports energy which is […]

Warm Lentil Salad with Wilted Spinach, Roast Vegetables, Goat’s Cheese and Balsamic Glaze

warm lentil salad

This warm lentil salad is a heart and stomach warming dish with a brilliant depth and intensity of flavour. The lentils and beetroot give it an earthiness which is then balanced out with the spinach, roast veggies and glaze. It’s also a great way to use up any leftover roast veg if you want a quick and easy version. And the reason for making this – having friends over for […]

Barley Salad (with spinach, feta, pine nuts and citrus)

Barley salad

If you’re looking for a filling and oh so tasty meal, barley salad is the way to go. This is an adapted recipe. The original calls for Wheat Berries which can be a little tricky to find in my local shops so in the spirit of experimentation, I used barley. It’s a difficult one to call but while the taste is different, it’s equally as good.

Quinoa with courgettes

Quinoa with courgettes

I love a good bit of quinoa and quinoa with courgettes is a fab combination of flavours and texture. Now I don’t go for the superfood hype and instead subscribe to the Michael Pollan school of thought – Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

Asian inspired coleslaw

Asian inspired coleslaw

Running can take up a lot of time and energy. While we all know diet is crucial, it can also seem like a lot of hassle to cook and prepare. So most Sundays I take some time to prepare for the week ahead. I tend to make pretty large quantities – something for lunch; something for dinner. This Asian inspired coleslaw is a great option. This is the basis for […]