Creamy garlic pasta (without the cashews!) (GFO)

It’s hard to believe that I used to literally fear the thought of having a mouthful of pasta let alone a plate of it and boy, am I glad I snapped myself out of it! Carbohydrates… any food in general, should not be feared however in this current day and age where there is always a [food] trend to partake, it’s hard to know what is worthwhile.

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Roast cauliflower, carrot and wild rice soup with borlotti beans (GF)

To be honest, I have never been a fan of soup. Well, I don’t detest them, I simply prefer foods with more texture. Although delicious and flavourful, they are often satisfying for a hot minute before you’re lookin’ for snacks again. I have learnt to up the satisfaction factor by increasing the amount of protein in my recipes including the good old humble bean. In this recipe, I have also added wild rice for a delicious, nutty texture.

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Hearty lentil and potato chilli with a herby cashew pesto (GF)

Goodmorning, on this crisp Winter’s morning . I don’t know about you but this is a week (who am I joking, I mean month… months) of comfort food. I’m not complaining as our comfort foods are always wholefoods based and a healthier version of traditional dishes. Why not make it a little healthier but making healthy and nourishing substitutions?

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Tofu and potato Thai green curry (GF)

Ahhh, the good ol’ soy debate. Is it really that bad for you? Absolutely not. The issue and most of the misunderstanding when it comes to soy is that a majority of it is genetically modified. The other issue is the confusion behind the presence of isoflavones aka phytoestrogens which people assume imitate oestrogen effects.

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Heirloom squash and carrot soup with chickpea flatbreads

Winter being officially here this week, soup weather has also begun! Unfortunately more often than not, soups can be overly thin and filling for no longer than a hot minute.  I prefer thick, chunky soups that are nutrient rich- filled with warming spices, grounding vegetables and a good dose of healthy plant based protein and fats. The addition of my homemade no-knead chickpea flour flatbreads were a lovely addition to the meal.

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