Cheat's Pizza and Winter Warm Salad


Recipe by Ella Blackwell

Warm Salad 


2 pepper. Red, yellow or a mix

300g baby tomatoes, halved 

2 red onions

3 Cloves garlic

Large handful of fresh basil

-2 tsp fresh or dried thyme

Large Slug olive oil

Small dash Balsamic Vinegar

2 Avocado

4 Ready-cooked beetroot

Bag rocket

Dressing: 2 parts olive oil, 1 part tamari, 1 part balsamic vinegar, tsp of honey and wholegrain mustard, seasoning


  1. Roughly chop the pepper, onion and garlic.

  2. Roast for 20mins at 200* with the tomatoes, basil, thyme, o.oil and vinegar

  3. Slice the avocado and beetroot, put in a salad bowl with the rocket, add the roast ingredients once cooled. 

  4. Shake the dressing in a jar and pour over the salad

Cheat’s Pizza

4 Pitta breads

8+ tbs passata and pesto

Fresh Basil and thyme

1 pack halloumi (230g)


  1. Toast the pittas, cut them open and place each half on a tray (inside up), drizzle with olive oil.

  2. Pile on pesto, passata, fresh basil, thyme and sliced Halloumi.

  3. Bake for 5 mins in the hot oven.

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Ella lives in Sussex with her husband and two young kids. After 10 years as a fashion designer she changed her lifestyle to bring up the children. She has a small start-up company with a friend selling children’s Teepees. Currently they’re building a house from scratch, grand designs style. Being a creative person; producing healthy family meals is simply an extension of this. There are, of course some creative culinary disasters along the way...

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