Smoky rice and beans

This might not be the most picturesque meal you ever cook, but it’s healthy, vegetarian and full of protein from the black beans and numerous health benefits from brown rice, which gives you plenty of selenium, manganese, fibre and has low GI, if that’s something you’re watching for. There are four aspects to this meal:…

Courgette chocolate sponge cake

Really moist, chocolatey and light – you’ll wonder if you forgot to put the courgettes in once you bite into this. It’s so good I only did half the the recipe – it’s supposed to have rye salted chocolate crumbs on top but I don’t think it needs it. Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a…

Fresh broccoli and chicken salad

I made this for dinner one hot summer evening, and it was perfect. Fresh flavours, chilled dish, with an excellent mix of protein, crunch, greens and general healthiness. This would be great for dinner or lunch. What you need for 3 portions: 200g broccoli 200g greek yoghurt 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander 30 mint…