Much quicker and easier to make than mince pies, and without the need for the long maturing time of a Christmas cake.
Eating this reminds me of my childhood Halloween, bonfire night and Christmas treats.
Crispy and delicous. Its easy to make your own pizzas from scratch. With a little early prep to make the dough
a simple recipe for cheese scones and who doesn’t like cheese scones!
These burgers are great served in buns, with Chips, onion rings or a summer salad.
Bored of the usual ham sandwich, I was looking for a healthy alternative, so here it is! This is a very filling vegetarian sandwich.
Stinging nettles are high in vitamin A and calcium and are a good source of protein
With no yeast, or proving required, these are a great, last minute addition to any meal.
Super easy and really tasty. We make this quite a lot. We often have it whilst out camping with salty nacho chips, but rice works well too.
As there are only 2 and a half of us, I freeze the leftovers from this, for a quick dinner the following week.
A healthy homemade take-away.
I love a Thai green curry, and its so easy to make the sauce yourself, rather than buying one in a jar.
Lentils are one of the oldest domesticated pulse crops in the world, having been found alongside human habitations dating back to 11,000BCE
This is a very simple vegetarian Indian rice dish. There are many different versions of this recipe, usually containing meat, fish or eggs.
Great served with rice, naan or flatbreads
This is the season for a wassail. We drink it around a fire, offering some of the cider to our garden fruit trees.
This is a vegan version of a moroccan spiced soup. It can be eaten all year, but to me it feels like a winter dish.
A tasty vegan alternative to a classic pasta dish.
Spaghetti bolognese has a special place in our family, as it was the last meal we all had together, as a family just a few days before my Mum died.
This is a great vegan version, packed full of veg.
A British classic – tea and crumpets. These are easy to make and have more flavour than shop bought crumpets.
These are one of my favorites, they are softer and more cake like than normal gingerbread, and have lots more flavour.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a mince pie. Here is a vegan alternative to my other mince pie recipe. Best served warm from the oven.
These dairy and egg free puddings are an essential for any roast.
This is great served with chunks of sourdough bread. I have been making this to take to work, for my lunches.
A great dairy-free variation of the classic gingerbread, perfect for Christmas. Once made the dough can be frozen for cooking at a later date.
This is super rich and indulgent. Perfect on a cold winters night.
A great, meat-free version of a shephards pie topped with sweet potatoes
Packed full of veg and healthy lentils, this is very filling. Best served with my garlic flatbreads.
A little hint of spice on a cold day, really helps to warm you up.
A very filling and tasty winter warmer soup.
The perfect autumn soup – sweet apples, mixed with pumpkin and warm spices.
This is a tasty vegetarian pasta dish, but if you leave out the parmesan it works just as well as a vegan dish.
I usually make these in September and feed them every couple of weeks, up till December, with a mixture of brandy, dark rum, and sloe gin, for a really boozy cake.
Having lots of carrots coming from the garden in Autumn, this is the perfect meal to use them up on.
Lightly spiced, it’s perfectly suited to the cooler nights, that are now drawing in to signify the coming, cold winter months.
This recipe came about after my neighbour offered us a tree full of pears. Making this in September fills the house with the smell of Christmas and really gets me excited for the cosy Winter nights ahead, sat by the fire and the build up to Christmas season. Ingredients: 500g pears (cored and cut into…
Packed full of seeds and banana, these must be healthy, right?
These make a great healthy snack. They are rather more-ish though, so don’t last very long!
Lightly spiced and fruity, this cake is delicious and another great way of using up this years courgette glut. I’m sure it still counts toward my 5-a-day, right?
Don’t tell the kids about the courgette, they’ll never know that you are sneaking in some healthy veg!
BIG NEWS!! I have a book out now on Amazon. You can buy it here Written with help from my lovely wife. Split into sections the recipes include: 4 seasons of meals and puddings/cakes (28 recipes), campfire cooking (7) breakfasts (5) bread (7) preserves (10) booze (10) non alcoholic drinks (3) I hope you enjoy it…
This is a traditional Sunday roast alternative – just as time consuming to make, but tasty and super healthy.
I rarely make a lasagne with meat, I don’t think you really need it.
Warming and slightly spiced, this squash recipe should get you in the autumn mood.
This might be the easiest fresh meal you’ll ever make. Ideal for those warm summer days when the last thing you want to do is be in the kitchen.