Recipes

My recipes are both healthy AND practical, designed as quick ideas for busy women to cook on working days of the week. My philosophy in the kitchen is: "Cook it quick, keep it light"  AND "Maximum result, minimum effort".  Some are from my books, some are new ideas I’ve experimented with, and some have been passed on to me by friends.

Home-style baked beans

Home-style baked beans

This meal keeps really well. Prepare the beans in advance then reheat later for a quick weeknight option. This is also a good recipe to add some “hidden” veg to tempt those fussy eaters. Try grating a carrot or zucchini in with the beans.

8 June 2022 by Guest post

Veggie-full lasagne

Veggie-full lasagne

This meal is a hearty and healthy winter choice for a family. You can use any vegetables you have on hand, ensuring there is 600g in...

4 May 2022 by Guest post

No-Fuss Sushi

No-Fuss Sushi

This meal is based on a couple of cans of tuna plus rice, edamame, avocado and cucumber, and is ready in a jiffy. Easy. If there are...

16 March 2022 by Guest post

Broccoli pesto fish parcels

Broccoli pesto fish parcels

Here is a quick, easy and delicious way to cook fish using the foil-enclosure method. And it has hidden vegetables – both in...

15 December 2021 by Guest post

Recipe Salmon, baby spinach and rice salad

Salmon, baby spinach and rice salad

This easy salad is one I’ve adapted from the Canadian Salmon Advisory Service and used with their permission. Because it uses up a...

3 November 2021 by Catherine Saxelby

Pumpkin and Red Lentil Soup

Pumpkin and Red Lentil Soup

A versatile and nutritious vegetable, pumpkin is a rich source of beta-carotene, from which it gets its lovely golden colour. The...

22 September 2021 by Catherine Saxelby