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Vegetables are essential to achieve healthy living.  They provide all-important vitamins and minerals, as well as fibre.  The recommended daily intake is 5-a-day but I challenge that.  The more, the better.

 

Ah daal!  For all the sceptics out there, there is nothing like a well-prepared daal for a heart warming meal with loved ones.  With a bit of basmati and naan, and voila!  Simple, flavourful and just spicy enough to remind you that its birthplace is India.

 

Paneer is one of my all time favourite ingredients.  I love mattar paneer (with peas) and saag paneer (with spinach) in equal measures.  The softness and delicate flavour of the paneer compliments the peas or spinach perfectly.  At any meal in an Indian restaurant, I have to order this simple yet soul warming dish.

 

This recipe is one of my new finds.  Bruno Loubet knows his vegetables and he knows how to make them sing.  The original recipe requires duck fat but I have chosen to replace it with a healthier fat, olive oil.  The root vegetables are at their best in the winter and these work particularly well together.  I serve this with a lamb or chicken roast.  Enjoy!

 

This is a fresh salad for all seasons. It combines cabbage with carrots in an asian-inspired dressing. Carrots are known for their high beta-carotene content, which is converted into vitamin A, whilst cabbage is rich in vitamin C, A, folic acid and beta carotene. A powerful combination; delicious in its simplicity. I urge you to try it.

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