Banoffee Muffins – Banana and Toffee Muffins

These banoffee muffins are soft and squishy with a delightful gooey toffee and chocolate centre and perfect to use up any overripe bananas. Tip: if your bananas are on the point of liquefying and won’t wait until you have time to make muffins, pop them in the freezer and they’ll be even better to use […]

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Creamy low-fat Mushroom and Italian Greens Pasta

This delicious creamy dish  holds a naughty secret – it’s actually a lot lower fat than you’d think!  Lightly cooked italian greens (Cavolo Nero) give a crispy fresh edge whilst the mushrooms give a beautiful savoury bite. Ingredients Serves 4 350g linguini pasta 4 tablespoons quark 1tbs olive oil 200g diced chestnut mushrooms 1 finely […]

Meatless Monday – Meatless Chilli con Bean

This meatless chilli is a vegetarian version of a family favourite!  To taylor it to suit other palates adjust the chilli powder as suggested.  For those who like it extra hot, a garnish of finely chopped fresh chilli will liven it up a treat! Replacing meat with pulses is a great way to reduce the […]

Quick and Easy Butter Bean Enchiladas

Here’s our latest contribution to meatless Monday. These enchiladas are quick and easy as well as  full of healthy veggies and high in soluble fibre to help keep you feeling full for longer. If you’re a spicy food fan, feel free to ramp to chilli up to suit your taste! These enchiladas are a great […]

Packed Lunch Noodles a la Dietitian

OK, so here’s an admission. I used to eat pot noodles when I was a teenager and what’s more, I used to enjoy them! Then a few years further on, circa 2004, I discovered the London-based joys of Wagamamas and take-out oriental food on every street corner. Now in 2011 I can’t imagine tucking into […]

Banana Chiffon Cake

Ever taken a banana to work in your packed lunch, forgotten to eat it, inspected it the next morning, decided it’s too bashed about, put it back into the fruit bowl and replaced with a fresh one? Only to the go and do exactly the same thing the next day? No? Ah, maybe it’s just […]

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

This spicy pumpkin soup is just the thing for using up all those haloween leftovers (or in our case using up the allotment glut of Crown Prince squashes!) Full of immune boosting vitamins A and C and plenty of fibre this is the perfect winter meal served with chunky granary bread and hunk of cheese! […]