Carrot cake bircher

A lovely alternative to a bircher breakfast, this takes a few minutes to make the night before and is a refreshing and healthy way to start your day. It’s really simple, you just mix together the dry and then wet ingredients, and leave in the frige overnight. It’s then delicious as it is, or the…

Spelt banana bread

This is a really nice, simple recipe, and feels a bit healthier for having spelt flour rather than regular flour. Just don’t focus too much on the amount of sugar that also goes in … Ingredients: 210g spelt flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tp bicarb soda pinch of salt 125g unsalted butter, soft or…

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…