This risotto is chock-a-block with green veg, including broccoli, mange-tout, courgette and green beans. This can easily be made vegetarian or vegan by using vegetable stock and leaving out the cheese.
Sweet roasted peppers are filled with savoury rice and topped with sharp feta cheese.
I'll just say it: I am trying to eat less cheese. It is horrifying to me gastronomically, but appeals to my wish to eat more healthily. My family loves polenta, but how to make it taste as creamy and flavourful without the cheese I have come to rely on. The sun-dried tomatoes and rosemary make the polenta really tasty, but the basil-infused olive oil was the real secret to success. This is my first attempt. It worked really well for the adults, but the smaller kids turned up their noses.
Perfect for vegetarians, but great for meat-eaters too, this hearty rice dish made with starchy short-grain rice is wonderfully rich and satisfying.
Porridge is taken to new heights with added fruit and whole grains.
This creamy pilaf incorporates the fluffy, nutty-flavoured grain, quinoa, with a decadent and delicious hard goat cheese. This has an amazing flavour and texture. Try serving with steamed salmon. I think this would work well with pine nuts as well as a variety of other cheeses.
A healthy salad with a delicious orange juice vinaigrette.
This healthy dish is loaded with spinach - a great way to your five a day.
This vegetarian paella is as colourful as it is delicious. Chickpeas and a rainbow of veg are cooked in one pan with rice and a good dash of paprika for colour and flavour. Enjoy with friends!
This combination is so good together and it's a great way to get your kids eating fruit. I make this for my daughter's lunch and she loves it.