Squash, Chilli and Coconut Soup

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Another great soup for these crisp winter days. I have to say I do use a lot of coconut milk at the moment but it adds such a lovely creaminess and flavour that I can’t resist it.ย  This is economical and will last about 4 days in the fridge. This is delicious served with some black olives on the side and a toasted slice of sourdough. ๐Ÿ™‚ I now have a brilliant pressure cooker which does the whole thing in 10 minutes but have given you the traditional saucepan recipe. Butternut squash is a great source of fibre and vitamins, coconut milk reduces blood pressure and cholesterol and improves digestion – so don’t take my word for it – make this and see how you feel after!
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Simple Lemon Cake

This very simple cake was a hit with my kids (who can be harsh critics!) I was able to knock this up whilst listening to a bible class live from America! I turned the microphone and video off so they couldn’t see me baking ๐Ÿ™‚ before long the house smelt of lovely lemon sponge and the children started drifting towards the kitchen to find out what it was. This is not fancy but it is just right with a cup of tea and coffee ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tangy White Bean Salad

As the sun slowly starts to put in an appearance it’s time to start moving away from winter comfort food and embrace spring! (Even if we can’t physically get out much at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚ ) I need easy recipes that are filling but still deliver on taste. A few days of anything processed or skipping meals and I start to feel run-down. It’s super tasty and you can add in whatever you please to bulk it out – though it’s pretty filling. All of the ingredients are available, and with a zingy dressingย  – it’s a great, time-saving lunch.

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Spinach Rice (Spanakorizo)

This is a great dish for getting some spinach in your diet, it can be eaten as a dish on its own or as a side dish with fish or a salad. I only use brown rice now, white rice and whole-wheat rice make my stomach bloated and again have been bleached, with a lot of the goodness taken out. Brown rice takes slightly longer to cook but is much better for you and has more protein and fibre than its white counterpart which has its bran and germ removed (why would you do that?!!! take out the bits that are good for you?) Continue reading “Spinach Rice (Spanakorizo)”