This month’s spice is warming wonder cinnamon. While it will always remind us of Christmas, it’s a really versatile spice that brings a warm richness to sweet and savoury dishes all year round. It’s also been proven to help stabilise blood sugar levels so is a great addition to your diet for your overall wellbeing… and cinnamon swirls.Read More
This Asian-inspired dish is like sunshine on a plate - the perfect antidote to the January blues. Based on the recipe for ‘Singapore chilli crab’, this vegetarian version replaces the crab with tofu, which is the ideal vehicle for the heavenly tomato and chilli based sauce. Be sure to make plenty of rice – you’ll need it to mop up your plate.Read More
As we also enter the party season, we tax our bodies a little bit more at night, and so if we can upgrade what we do in the morning, it will help our body to regain its balance more easily. That way we will have more energy to enjoy all the fun that this season brings with it.Read More
This month I’m delving into the unknown with a less commonly used spice - the black cardamom. Bolshy in flavour yet amicable when used in harmony with other spices, it’s the lesser known big brother to green cardamon which you might have used already.Read More
Short for time but want an easy and delicious meal? Then look no further than this simple red lentil dhal recipe. Using store cupboard ingredients, you can create a fantastic and nutritious meal with minimum fuss.Read More
Every Halloween we throw away a scary amount of nutritious and delicious pumpkin flesh leftover from carving out our creations. Here Jo Hodson gives you an idea for a recipe to put all that goodness to good use!Read More
Cumin is the ubiquitous underlying flavour that is the source of all deliciousness in cuisines across the globe, from Morocco to Mexico. A gently warming spiciness that is deep and earthy, you can go easy and make it the star of the show in a simple jeera rice or take advantage of its ability to hold its own in a massaman curry paste.
Watermelon is so incredibly refreshing in the heat and I tend to buy a large half at a time, so in the days that follow I eat it in all sorts of ways. Here are three of my favourite simple watermelon recipes.Read More