Entries by Julie Bladon

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Ras el Hanout Roast Chickpeas with Halloumi

A tasty twist for cooking chickpeas.  Using ras el hanout, a north-African mix, to spice up the recipe.  An alternative way of cooking halloumi and vegans can substitute the halloumi for a block of firm tofu and skip the honey.  Serve the dish with a drizzle of honey and flatbreads. Serves 4 Prep: 20 mins […]

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Asparagus Traybake with Mustard & Orange Dressing Recipe

A tasty recipe for Spring using seasonal asparagus, radishes, spring onions and peas.  The mustard and orange dressing gives the dish some zing!  Serve with wild rice, fresh bread or new potatoes. Serves 4 Prep: 15 mins / Cooking: 20 mins Ingredients 4 eggs 250g asparagus, woody ends snapped off 1 bunch of spring onions […]

Chickpeas with Swiss Chard Recipe

A super quick dish to prepare and perfect comfort food.  Serve with a spoonful of Greek yoghurt, chopped coriander leaves, a drizzle of olive oil and rice. Serves 2 Prep: 10 mins / Cooking: 30 mins Ingredients 60ml olive oil, plus extra to serve 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 carrots, peeled and chopped […]

Beetroot and Ginger Soup Recipe

Seasonal food is fresher and tends to be tastier and more nutritious.  Eating seasonal food helps us to reconnect with nature’s cycles and can help us lead a more eco friendly life by reducing the airmiles of our food. This Beetroot & Ginger Soup is a perfect winter warmer.  Beetroot is high in betacartotene and […]

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Supergreen Soup Recipe

This Supergreen Soup has been popular at our Summer Yoga Retreats and also on the Menopause, Wellness and Vitality Workshop this year.  Christine, our wonderful retreat cook, took inspiration for this recipe from Davina McCall’s ‘Sugar Free in a Hurry’ recipe book. Christine has adapted the recipe stating “I have adapted it to suit my […]

Smoked Mackerel Pate Recipe

I love this super simple light smoked mackerel pate recipe.  It’s really quick to make and adds lots of flavour to salads, picnics and regular meals such as jacket potatoes.  Also experiment with the flavours – try smoked mackerel with black pepper and chilli, replace the lemons with lime, add capers, dill or a squeeze […]