Category: Recipes

Warm up your winter cleanse with soup

‘Balti’ spice is simply a mix of spices used in Indian cooking. Spices can be great for nourishing the digestive system, so adding them to your cooking is an easy way to improve your diet. This recipe is from our Ultimate Soup Cleanse, a very nice way to bring things back into balance and warming…

3 Perfect BBQ Salads

Marinated Feta & Heirloom Tomatoes I managed to get to Borough Market and pick up these wonderful heirloom tomatoes. I wish supermarkets had more varieties like these but this time of year you might find them more easily, especially if you have a farmers market near you. To marinate the feta you gently fry about…

Kitchari Magic Soup

I swore I would never make anything with mung beans, having always thought they were created only to make dieters suffer. Then I discovered kitchari, which is an Ayurvedic soup designed to help balance the body. Perhaps because it’s so balancing, it tastes good too. And mung beans really do work wonders on bloating or…

Caldo Verde

I discovered this soup when looking up what I could make with ingredients left over in the fridge: a couple of potatoes, some kale, a leek and some chorizo sausages. It turns out thats just what you need to make a quick-fix caldo verde, green broth in Portuguese. Maybe green broth will be the next…

Magic Soup: Apple Cider Beetroot

Cider vinegar has been used in home remedies for thousands of years, and it is thought that Hippocrates (the godfather of medicine) used it as an elixir. You can find all kinds of vinegars these days, from raspberry to pomegranate, but for pickling, good old cider vinegar is still one of the best. Here the…

Super Easy Granola

Im usually a bit lazy when it comes to granola there are so many tasty brands to choose from. But I was thinking of ways to use up some flax seeds and hemp seeds I had hanging around in the cupboard, so I thought Id see what else I had and give a batch of…

Scrambled eggs with kale and coconut oil

Every year a couple of ingredients seem to suddenly appear everywhere, what makes them the chosen ones is hard to always tell, but Im very happy that both kale and coconut oil are high on the hot and healthy list this year. I remember first trying Lucy Bees Coconut Oil a few years ago when…

Lemony Lentil Sumac Soup

This magic soup will warm you on a chilly day while shrinking your waistline. Sumac is a Middle Eastern spice made from crushed dried berries. It adds a lovely subtle sweetness alongside the tang of the lemon juice. Garam masala is a brilliant store cupboard essential as it is a combination of lots of spices…

Portuguese Chicken Lemon Soup Revisted

Back at the beginning of Flat Tummy Club I came across a delicious chicken, lemon and mint soup while on holiday in Portugal. Its a favourite with so many people, the perfect mid-week supper that is so easy and good. Earlier this week I made a few tweaks and when Nic got home from work…

Mushroom Quinoa Soup

I usually hate to let go of summer, but today is different as Ive just devoured a new soup recipe, mushroom and quinoa. My seasonal cold has no chance against this nutrition packed comforter. Serves 3-4 Small handful of porcini (or any dried I used a selection from the New Forest) mushrooms, soaked in hot…