Middle Eastern Pearl Barley Salad

It’s the hint of sweet spices, orange juice and currants that I love most in this Middle Eastern spiced pearl barley salad. ┬áThe flavours and the irresistible turmeric colouring infuse into the nutty pearl barley, making every mouthful layered with taste. A sprinkling of toasted almonds, garnished over the top, adds the perfect and necessary…

Chicken, Kale And Lemon Soup

  I make and freeze soups all the time. During these colder months of the year, when I’m cooking a different pot of soup each week, I portion the left overs into small individual serves and have them on hand in the freezer for when I need good food fast. At the moment I have…

Roasted Brussel Sprout And Chickpea Salad With Garlic Yoghurt

  A dear friends Aunty who I lived with for six months in Brighton, the UK, (20 odd years ago now), would steam her brussels for hours on end. On a Sunday morning (it was always a Sunday) she would begin the day by steaming the vegetables for the evening meal (gulp). The poor overcooked…

Creamy Black Rice With Ginger, Coconut And Mango

I wouldn’t for a minute want you to think that this is a breakfast dish I eat regularly. It’s not. Most mornings it’s homemade muesli with yoghurt and fruit, or my latest obsession a green smoothie with chia seeds. But every now and then, when time and circumstances permit, I turn to this slightly exotic,…