Tropical chia breakfast

This is a refreshing change from porridge and almost has a tropical taste to it! I had my doubts about mixing orange and milk as the original recipe suggested, but I would definitely do it again! The orange zest gives it a lovely freshness and the honey or maple syrup proportion can be changed depending…

Warming ginger overnight oats

This is lovely on a gloomy morning with a warmth and spice from the ginger even though the oats aren’t cooked. The banana just melts on the tongue after a night in the fridge with oats and chia seeds and complements the ginger spiciness deliciously! It’s really simple to make but it does need to…

Cod with a pea and lentil braise

This is a great weeknight meal; it uses a few store cupboard ingredients, it’s a bit different, and it’s a great way to get your weekly fix of fish and lentils. The recipe I loosely followed was initially from BBC Good Food – I didn’t have any mint when I made it but will definitely…

Cherry lime chia breakfast parfait

This is definitely one of the more ‘out there’ recipes, but I’m putting it up because I’d recommend giving it a try! The parfait texture (i.e. set) is created by soaking the chia seeds in liquid overnight, which has the same setting effect as eggs can have. This recipe is a really versatile idea; you can use…

Posh-ish fish pie

This ranks highly in the all important ‘quick to prepare’ category, and, as the first fish pie I’ve ever made, amazed me in how easy it was to make – essentially having only three parts (potato topping + fish + leek and prawn filling). I always thought fish pies were complicated things with clever sauces…