Dill, Tomato & Lemon Shrimp

Dill, tomato and lemon shrimp is so easy and quick to make, very tasty and packed full of goodness. Dill has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for hundreds of years and is said to boost our immune system, aid digestion, relieve arthritis pain and more. Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes….

Tahini, Lemon & Parsley Sauce

Tahini is made from toasted sesame seeds and is widely used throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East. It is highly nutritious and rich in antioxidants, as well as preventing certain diseases. I like to serve this as a sauce alongside falafel, rice or fish dishes, but it can also be eaten with bread as a…

Goats Cheese, Onion & Coriander

Goats cheese is easier to digest than many other cheeses because goat’s milk is lower in lactose than cows milk. The presence of lactose (milk sugars) is a major reason why some people cannot digest dairy very well. Goats cheese also has less calories and fat than the likes of cheddar, brie or gouda –…

Lemon & Mint Rice

I experiment with lemon quite often in my recipes because I absolutely adore it. Adding lemon and dry mint to rice makes it a little more exciting. Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes. Ingredients (serves 4 people) 2 cups of white basmati rice 3 cups of boiling water Juice of 1 lemon Rind…

Red Wine Coriander Beef

Slow cooked minced beef in a red wine and coriander sauce with green, red and yellow peppers, carrots, onion and garlic. I call this my ‘rainbow’ dish due to the many colours that make up the finished product. Comfort food full of goodness. This is another one of my ‘one pot’ recipes, creating less to…

Garlic & Thyme Chicken

Slow cooked chicken thighs with carrots and potatoes in a garlic, white wine and thyme sauce – Yum! This is another one of my ‘one pot’ recipes, creating less to wash up later. The chicken thighs will be so tender and succulent that they’ll literally be falling of the bone. Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking…

Vegie Bulgur Salad

Bulgur is an excellent source of protein, fiber, iron and vitamin B. I often eat this as a main dish with pieces of chicken on top. The key to this dish is to chop every ingredient finely. Preparation time: 30 minutes. Ingredients (serves 4 people) Half a red onion very finely chopped 2 or 3 spring onions…

Pimientos del Padron

Most padron peppers aren’t hot, but once in a while you come across one that really packs a punch! It’s impossible to tell which one might be hot – and this is part of the fun. I absolutely love these little blistered peppers and hopefully you will too. Cooking time: 5-6 minutes. Ingredients (serves 3-4…

Lemon & Mustard Potatoes

You’ll see a lot of lemon in my recipes because I absolutely adore it. These perfectly roasted potatoes can be served as a side dish alongside meat or fish dishes. Yummy. Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 45-50 minutes. Ingredients (serves 4 people) 6-8 white potatoes (peeled) 1/4 cup of olive oil Juice of 1-2…

Spicy Cucumber Yogurt

Yogurt is widely used throughout Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries, with slight variations in prepping. I like to serve this alongside main dishes as it complements white rice and chicken or lamb perfectly. Ingredients (serves 4 people) 1 pot of natural or Greek yogurt 1 cup of cucumbers finely chopped 2 garlic cloves minced 2…

Lemon & Dill Chicken

This tasty, tangy chicken recipe is one of my favourites and it’s all cooked in one pot, creating less to wash up later. If you’re a lemon lover, you’ve got to try it. Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 60 minutes. Ingredients (serves 3 – 4 people) 6 chicken thighs (bone and skin on) 3-4…

Chickpea, Carrot & Dill Salad

Chickpeas are incredibly nutritious and filling. Two cups provides your entire daily dietary requirement of fiber and when we combine chickpeas with heathy fats such as olive oil, it actually enhances nutrient absorption. Preparation time: 15 minutes Ingredients (serves 4 people) 2 cans of pre-cooked chickpeas 1/2 red onion finely chopped 2-3 spring onions /…