We are big fans of meals where everything is plonked on the table for people to serve themselves. Not only does it keep things simple and give off good communal vibes, kids are keen to join in because they don’t like to miss out on things, particularly if it looks like a sibling may be […]

We’ve written before about how a well-stocked pantry is crucial when you need to pull a healthy meal together quickly. The same goes for the freezer, as we were reminded this week when rummaging around for anything that could bring a lonely head of cauliflower and few leftover herbs to life. Frozen broad beans were the […]

Like overripe bananas are often destined for banana bread, potatoes usually go the way of mash or roasting. That’s OK. Routine is good. But when you feel the need to bust out of it because it’s just dawned on you that routine is ruling your life (thanks, kids!), put those potatoes to a new use. […]

We don’t usually strive for fancy dinners midweek (or ever, if we’re being honest) but by throwing some pearl couscous into this warm vegetable salad, it did feel a little special and a much welcome departure from the norm of spaghetti bolognese and nachos. This quick and healthy salad is the perfect base for all […]

Ever wondered what to do with that big bunch of kale you bought with such lofty intentions? We seem to ponder over this question at least once a fortnight and often end up throwing it in soups or stews. This week we put kale to good use as a substitute for parsley in this quick […]

Bowl of fennel, chickpea and orange salad with haloumi

Fennel is one of our favourite vegetables. It’s sensational roasted but equally as good raw simply tossed with olive oil, lemon juice and cracked pepper. This salad takes it up a notch with the addition of chickpeas, orange and spinach. It’s so easy to prepare and the haloumi gives it a lovely saltiness. Grilled chicken […]

We were delighted to hear Yotam Ottolenghi championing the cause of vegetables at the Opera House on Tuesday night. It was so refreshing to listen to a chef that speaks common sense. We love the Ottolenghi philosophy and wholeheartedly agree that vegetables can be more versatile than meat. So next time you look in the fridge […]

Pomegranates are in season and add sparkle to any dish. We’ve partnered the seeds here with roasted cauliflower to make a very pretty (and delicious) Christmas salad. If you’re still deciding on a dish to contribute to the table over the holidays, this recipe has you covered! This salad could easily stand alone as a […]

Dressings can make or break a salad, which is why Caesar salads often taste revolting. Left in the wrong hands, the dressing ruins everything it comes in contact with and leaves a gross overpowering taste in your mouth. While our go-to dressing is usually an inoffensive drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice […]

With pomegranates back on the supermarket shelf, this lentil salad will be making multiple appearances on our table over the coming months. So easy to throw together with just a handful of ingredients, it’s the perfect addition to barbecued fish, meat or cheese such as halloumi. And you know how good lentils are for you, […]