Mashed Chickpeas (serves 4) - Simple, healthy and filling. Can be served on a rice cracker or as a dip with chips or carrot batons or as a salad. All it takes is chickpeas, onion, garlic, oil and lemon juice. 1 can of chickpeas - Read More
Dal or Dhal (serves 4) - Dal, also spelled Dhal, is a very popular Indian dish. It can have the texture of soup, it can be a sauce or it can be a kind of binder for foods when people eat with their hands as is Read More
Causa Joanna or Potato Sandwich (makes 4) - I am so glad I came across this very popular Peruvian hand held food called causa. I have loosely it translated it as a Potato Sandwich. The true recipe is spicier and includes mayonnaise. I just really took the idea Read More
Sally’s Salad (serves 4 – 6) - This is a delicious and out-of-the-ordinary salad with a great homemade dressing and comes courtesy of my friend Sally who produced it as her contribution to dinner with friends and tossed it in front of us just before serving. It Read More
Chicken Honey Mustard Wrap (per wrap) - When I have guests to stay around the Holidays and they need lunch I buy wraps (there are some gluten free brands depending on where you live) or corn tortillas. I put out the ingredients for this wrap and let Read More
A Chicken Stew (serves 4) - Another stew for winter packed with flavor - spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, carrots and cannellini beans. I tossed the chicken in gluten free flour seasoned with salt and pepper and this thickened the stew nicely. Mashed potato would go well as Read More
Venison Ragu over Celeriac Mash (serves 4) - This is just about as healthy as you can get. Venison is a leaner meat than turkey and replacing mashed celeriac for mashed potato means no carbs. To the ground venison I added mushrooms and some jam like lingonberries (red Read More
Shrimp and Avocado Salad (serves 4) - A delicate salad that is perfect for a light lunch. Very quick to prepare - tear up a few mixed salad leaves, use little shrimp/prawns or cut up big ones, finely slice scallions, dice an avocado and you have it. Read More
Traditional Beef Stew with a Twist (serves 4) - First stew of the season. Cooking a stew isn't complicated but it can't be rushed. The onion needs to be softened and slightly browned, the chunks of beef need to be tossed in seasoned cornflour and then seared on all Read More
Chicken, Fennel, Celery and Avocado Salad with a Lemon Dressing (serves 4) - There's a lot of crunch in this salad with the fennel and celery offset by the avocado. If you want to speed things up buy a pre-cooked chicken and take the skin off. The trouble is that the end result Read More

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