Nancy’s Mince Pies! Gluten and Dairy Free!

It’s mince pie time again! whoop! It’s so hard to find plant-based, dairy and gluten free mince pies that don’t taste like cardboard so I decided to make my own and boy are they good! I could eat these by the dozen… and in fact I do! This recipe was originally posted over at Pure and…

Punjabi Green Lentil and Vegetable Curry

This is a delicious, warming curry which is sure to bring go down well now the evenings are getting colder. You can use whatever vegetables you like – I used carrot, aubergine and green beans but feel free to mix it up with whatever you have to hand.   You will need: 1 cup Green…

The Ultimate Breakfast Smoothie

This is my go-to breakfast smoothie almost every day. It’s full of goodness and absolutely delicious. It’s so important to have breakfast but sometimes it’s hard to eat a big meal early in the morning, especially if you workout early. This smoothie is perfect pre-workout fuel – light enough to make sure you don’t feel…

Quinoa and Feta Burger

This is a lovely light burger that works well for a lunch or dinner. It can be served with a salad or you could have a sweet potato on the side if you’re looking for something a bit more filling. Feta is optional, so if you’re avoiding dairy then you can leave it out and…

Warming Pumpkin and Bean Chilli

As the days get colder and the evenings darker I know I start to crave more comforting meals and this is certainly that. It’s a yummy bowl full of love and comfort – full of taste, texture and a bit of heat! You don’t have to use pumpkin, butternut squash would work just as well,…

Amazing Protein-Packed Flapjacks

This is possibly the yummiest flapjack recipe I’ve tried! It was originally posted over at Pure and Simple Bakes (click here) but I’ve reposted it below for you all – enjoy! I get hungry, especially after a workout and I love a good flapjack or energy bar but I hate the fact that so many…

Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

It’s getting to that time of year when we want to curl up on our sofas under a blanket and fill up on warming foods. This soup will definitely hit the spot when you are feeling a bit autumnal. Roasting the butternut squash and the apples adds a lovely rich flavour and the sweetness of…

Mushroom Biryani

This is the perfect meal, all in one dish – it takes a little while to prepare but is very simple and is well worth the cooking time. It took a few goes to get the right balance of grain to mushroom, and the right intensity of spices but I think I’ve nailed it now!…

Spaghetti Squash and No-meat Balls

This is a super easy, super delicious alternative to pasta and makes a fantastic lunch or dinner. It’s squash season so I thought it would be nice to try something other than the usual butternut squash. The spaghetti squash looks very similar to butternut from the outside but varies from almost white in colour to…

Indian Stuffed Pumpkin Rice

These little beauties filled with spicy Indian rice make an impressive dinner party centerpiece and are a great way to cook pumpkin without any of the hassle of having to chop and peel them! They do take a little while to prepare but it’s worth it. If you use the smaller culinary pumpkins you should aim…

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

Hummus is a staple in my fridge – I absolutely love it! Such a great way to add protein and yumminess to your diet.  It’s always best to make it yourself so you know exactly what’s gone in to it. It also means you can tailor the flavours to whatever you fancy at the time…

Grated Apple, Yoghurt, Nuts and Seeds

A refreshing, light breakfast that will still keep you satisfied. You will need: 1 Apple Handful of Nuts and seeds of your choice Natural live yoghurt or soya yoghurt Drizzle of Honey or agave Place the nuts and seeds in a dry frying pan and heat gently until they start to brown. Remove from the…