Spicy Pumpkin & Bean Chilli (Gluten/Dairy Free, Vegan)

Buying food when it’s in season is the cheapest time to buy, so make good use of those pumpkins, as they’ll be around until December. You can pick up a huge pumpkin that’ll easily feed a family or numerous meals for yourself, for around £1.   Pumpkin cooks in a similar way to squash and … Continue reading Spicy Pumpkin & Bean Chilli (Gluten/Dairy Free, Vegan)

Banana Walnut Oatmeal (Gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan, low FODMAP)

The Green Machine has adapted this delicious and super simple porridge recipe, originally by skating tomato. Made in a matter of minutes, this oatmeal delivers a good dose of complex carbohydrates and healthy fats, naturally sweetened by the banana, which also gives the porridge a wonderfully creamy texture. For optimum nutritional benefits, use the following … Continue reading Banana Walnut Oatmeal (Gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan, low FODMAP)

Sweet ’N’ Creamy Banana Thickshake (Dairy Free)

This shake is full of healthy fats, fibre and carbohydrates. Bananas are a high sugar fruit but are a fantastic source of nutrients, including a range of vitamins, magnesium, calcium, iron and potassium. Potassium helps with body functions such as muscle contraction, therefore low levels of potassium can lead to muscle cramps.  Serves 1 Ingredients … Continue reading Sweet ’N’ Creamy Banana Thickshake (Dairy Free)

Spicy Gouda & Chive Risotto (Vegetarian/Low FODMAP/Gluten Free)

This recipe was adapted from a friend of mine, fellow photographer Luca Nocera. It doesn’t require many perishable, fresh ingredients, so as long as you keep stocked up on a few essentials, you'll be good to go. If you do want to stick veggies in the mix, peppers, peas, broccoli and spring greens all work … Continue reading Spicy Gouda & Chive Risotto (Vegetarian/Low FODMAP/Gluten Free)

Green ‘n’ Creamy Avocado Pasta (Vegetarian/Vegan)

Avocados need no introduction. High in healthy fats, they are also a great source of vitamins A, B2, C, K, folic acid (1) and dietary fibre. You can use them in both sweet and savoury dishes and even slather them over your face as they’re great for your skin too! A perfect mid week dinner, … Continue reading Green ‘n’ Creamy Avocado Pasta (Vegetarian/Vegan)

2 Minute Berry Oats

This has to be the quickest, easiest snack to make when you’re busy. It takes 2 minutes to put together and can be made with just 3 ingredients! I take it to work and eat it a bit before going to the gym in the evening so I don't exercise with low energy. Berry Oats also … Continue reading 2 Minute Berry Oats

Raw Papaya Seed Pepper

I’m a huge fan of using as much from our food as possible, be it the skins of veg or seeds of fruit. I don’t like waste so this is great way to use up those papaya seeds that often make it into the compost. Enter, Papaya Seed Pepper! You can eat papaya seeds raw. … Continue reading Raw Papaya Seed Pepper

Papaya & Beet Citrus Slushy

Papaya and beetroot go together surprisingly well. The earthiness from the beet is counteracted by the sweet papaya and lemon adds a refreshing splash of citrus. When blending, I normally just throw in the veg with the skin left on but with beetroot, this can sometimes give too much of an an earthy taste, so … Continue reading Papaya & Beet Citrus Slushy

Seasonal Strawberry Bruschetta Topping

This unexpected combination of strawberry and tomato is a refreshing twist on a much loved classic. Bruschetta is one of my all time favourite dishes but I hadn’t had it for years at a restaurant as so far, I’ve not been able to have it served on tasty gluten free bread. Now it's all good... I can have it … Continue reading Seasonal Strawberry Bruschetta Topping

Rose Infused Oatmeal

This Rose Infused Oatmeal is another porridge favourite. Infusing the liquid makes oats so much more flavourful, meaning you generally use less sweetener to add flavour. A friend recommended this to me and I haven't looked back since! The oats don't have to be soaked if you're really in a rush but I'd highly encourage … Continue reading Rose Infused Oatmeal