A Healthier Take on Three Junk Food Classics

Burgers, fries and soft drinks are a hallmark of fast food establishments. But, this trio proves they don’t have to be greasy, filled with cheap ingredients and loaded with sugar. Yup, that goes for the fizzy drink as well. And I can find all the ingredients at my local greengrocer’s, just […]

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Double Deck Cashew Chocolate PLUS 11 Other ‘Gift to Self’ Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Chocolates, roses and romantic dinner dates are traditional hallmarks of Valentine’s Day. Commercially, the holiday is aimed at couples, I know,  but there is no reason why it can’t be a day dedicated to a little self-focus and self-love. So, regardless of whether you’re in a relationship or have just […]

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Nectarine Almond ‘Crumble’ with Cinnamon Yoghurt

Out of all produce seasons summer must be my favourite. Don’t get me wrong, I love winter because of its crisp air with a just the right hint of woodfire scent in it.  The transitional period between spring and summer excites a plenty because of local asparagus. Autumn is perfect for […]

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Vitenamese Salad Rolls – Bánh Mì

Banh Mi (bun me) is a popular Vietnamese baguette roll stuffed with all manner of salad – think of it as the more flavourful cousin of the classic that’s salad sandwich. I have long been enjoying Banh Mis as my “fast food” of choice when out running errands and they’ve become my […]

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BBQ Glazed Ham + Leftover (Christmas) Ham Fried Rice

I’m not sure about you, but we have just about finished eating our way through the Christmas ham. The 24 hours before Christmas was the most agonising as we wondered if the stock-standard oven result would be a better and a more predictable than trying to BBQ the ham.  Finally, […]

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21 Foods You Can Freeze to Save Money and Minimise Food Waste

Post Christmas, my freezer is always stashed with big and small packets of all sorts – there are the regular culprits like fruit, veg and meat but also a few others you may not have known you could freeze. Make your kitchen more budget-friendly and less wasteful with these simple […]

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Easy Christmas Fruit Mince Truffles

Bite-sized, sweet, rich and with a warming aroma of fruit mince spices and rum. Wrapped in a box or popped into vintage jars they make for a beautiful handmade gift for neighbours, colleagues and friends. Keep a batch in the fridge for when unexpected guests pop over for tea this festive […]

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See Your Recipe in a Cookbook

I’ve spent most of 2016 quietly working on the next Wholesome Cook cookbook here at Wholesome Cook HQ…. Now, for the exciting part! How would you like a chance to have your favourite healthier recipe featured in the book? Interested?

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