I devised this salad a coupled of years ago and was sure I’d posted it on the blog but couldn’t find it over the weekend when I wanted to pass it onto guests who had enjoyed it over lunch on Sunday! Seems I was keeping it all to myself and yet it is delicious and one of those salads I come back to again and again. This is a totally new take on potato salad but one you’ll love. The spicy dressing offsets the sweetness of the potatoes beautifully. Give it a go and let me know what you think.

Today we’re having left overs with falafel and salad. Yummy.

Ingredients

I'm always explaining that no one ever became less healthy by eating one more vegetable a day, or better still one more vegetable at every meal! A 2017 study from Rush University involving 1,000 adults came to the same some stunning conclusions.

Researchers found that people who ate just one serving of leafy greens per day appeared 11 years younger in terms of their cognitive health when compared with those who rarely or never consumed green leafy vegetables.

We love this really simple dish, that tastes amazing and feels like you’ve spent a lot of time and care in the kitchen when the truth is it’s a simple one pot dish! Do marinade the chicken overnight to get the true full-on flavour.

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 x 180g skinless chicken breasts

2 red peppers, deseeded and sliced

1 courgette, sliced into 1cm discs

1 red onion, cut into wedges

4 whole garlic cloves, peeled and left whole

16 cherry tomatoes

500g cooked Puy lentils

Whose joining us on Weds 6 May to cook with their kids. This week at 2.30pm we're adapting one of my favourite breakfast muffins to 'lock down' so you can use whatever staples you have in the cupboard. These are really fail proof so go for it. You can even add grated carrot, courgette or pumpkin! 

Makes about 20 cookies 

It’s time for another cooking with Kids Recipe and today we’re making these super simple and really versatile vegan muffins. I call these Olivia’s chocolate chip muffins as my teenager loves to make a batch. The only problem is they don’t last long, at least not in our house, though they do freeze really well!

 

Whose joining us cooking with their kids. I’m so excited that so many parents are learning to cook healthy, wholesome dishes with kitchen cupboard staples while in this current situation. I know it’s a devastating situation for so many but one of the positive things that is coming out of this whole episode is that people are turning back to wholefoods as a nutritional source and away from processed ready meals. My mission of changing the health habits of a generation one family at a time is alive and well!

Join me on Weds 15th April for cooking with Kids - the treat edition. We'll be making a healthy version of Chocolate Digestives. These super simple, and really delicious biscuits, can cut into any shape your kids fancy. Eat them plain or finish with chocolate too. I'll be doing the chocolate version with homemade chcoclate too!

Use zoom code 678 816 362 to get on live or join on FB in our Rise with Us group. 

 

You’ll need

We’re in week 3 of our cooking with Kids classes and this week we bring you two super simple dishes you can create in an instant. Nutritious, filling, inexpensive dishes that the kids will enjoy making with you and versatile enough to make again and again in the weeks to come.

Get the kids to put their aprons on at 5pm this Friday 10th April and help make tea. Joinus on the free app Zoom using ID 700 755 025 or on our team FaceBook page - Rise with us. 

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When you’re home alone with the kids and need food that’s nutritious, filling, cheap and easy to prepare this is it. Get the kids to put on their aprns at 5pm this Friday 3rd April and help make tea.

This great ‘baked bean’ dish is so versatile. Don’t have butter beans? Use any other tinned or dried beans, which you’ve pre-cooked, or chickpeas. You could even try it with lentils.

Add any greens you have wilting at the bottom of the fridge, spring greens, spinach, kale, sprouts.

I recently saw a cry go up on the Riverford Tribe FB page (where I get my organic fruits and veg) asking for ideas for what to do with a glut of cauliflower. There’s rarely a glut in our house! When they’re in season, we usually have my Moroccan spiced cauliflower steaks every week! And I love cauliflower rice and Cauliflower couscous. But I thought it was about time I came up with a hearty, warming soup for those cold days when you want something warm for lunch, and you have a slightly yellowing cauli in the fridge!

Ingredients

100g desiccated coconut

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