Rhubarb and ginger stem polenta cake

I finally found the perfect excuse to christen my new square tin with an idea I’d been deliberating about for weeks: putting ginger stem with rhubarb to make a delicately sweet and aromatic tray bake. The slight tartness from the rhubarb and heartiness from the polenta lend themselves well to an uplifting dessert apt for the spring months ahead. Making this was the first time I had ever improvised with both the amounts and ingredients of a cake (I normally go by the books). But it turned out to be a storming success, which is why I’m sharing it with you all. Give it a go!

Bowls of goodness: kale, long-stemmed broccoli and goat’s cheese salad

Serves 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 180g kale 220g long-stemmed broccoli, boiled 100g goat’s cheese, cubed 30g toasted almond flakes 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar glaze 3 tbsp. garlic oil 2 tsp. salt Method: Place the kale in a large bowl and massage half the amount of garlic oil for two minutes, or until theContinue reading “Bowls of goodness: kale, long-stemmed broccoli and goat’s cheese salad”

Bowls of goodness: Courgette and chilli pasta

One of the wonderful things about this dish is that it’s cost-effective, incredibly quick and easy to make and can also be made vegan if you choose to leave out the grated parmesan cheese at the end. I made this for the first time when I was a student in my final year (all those months ago) and was in desperate need of a nutritious and delicious recipe, without being time-consuming – and I’ve been making it and passing it onto friends ever since.

My super simple spanakopita

A slightly unconventional remaking of spanakopita, this Greek savoury pastry comprises leeks as an equally tasty and substantial alternative to onions. The basic premise of the filling still upholds traditional expectations, with feta cheese and spinach, and a hint of nutmeg.