Apricot and Yoghurt Cake with Pistachio Topping

If you like apricots and pistachios, you should give this simple recipe a go. The dried apricots bring a fruity tang to the inside of the cake, while the pistachio and lemony topping gives a zesty, crunch to the outside. … Continue reading

Mediterranean-style Banana Bread

I accidentally ended up with a banana mountain last week (for reasons too complicated to go into here!) and, when they all started to ripen at the same time (as bananas unhelpfully tend to do!), I decided it was the … Continue reading

Chickpea Calentita

Easy, healthy and delicious This is one of those easy, store-cupboard recipes that is great to have up your sleeve, especially at times like these, when you can’t simply pop out to the supermarket to restock supplies. All you need … Continue reading

Spicy vegetable soup

Whilst having lunch with some friends last week, the conversation moved to discussing how good chefs hate throwing away food so will often creatively “upcycle”  ingredients into delicious soups, sauces or  puddings. Despite my assurances that chefs would not compromise … Continue reading

Top foods to help beat arthritis

Home spun remedies, based on local ingredients and handed down the generations, like chicken soup to combat flu, are often dismissed as placebos.  We live in an age dominated by over-reliance on prescription medicines and pill popping, even for minor … Continue reading