Have Yourselves a very Cranberry Christmas!

Cranberries can transform ordinary food into something colourful and festive. Be it porridge, trifles, pancakes, cheese & biscuits, pate & toast or as a topping on chocolate brownies. All you do is stir-fry the cranberries in a non-stick wok or large frying pan in a little butter and listen to them pop! Keep tossing them … More Have Yourselves a very Cranberry Christmas!

Love vegan cooking!

I love the challenge of cooking vegan, it stretches my imagination … the use of texture and colour, not to mention gorgeous flavours! So when guests at Fountains Court requested a vegan lunch for today, I said ‘no problem’. Today is was homemade mushroom soup (lightly steamed cauliflower whizzed into plenty of sautéed mushroom and … More Love vegan cooking!

Over-ripe avocado?

Got an over-ripe avocado? Mash it with cream cheese, add flavourings and seasoning and you have an instant dip for a quick, delicious and health snack or starter. A favourite at Fountains Court and ideal for vegetarians and coeliacs, (omit the crackers unless gluten free – likewise for Keto diet).

Poached Pears

Sometimes, people ask if I serve deserts at Fountains Court –  a residential centre for wellbeing, disguised as a hotel  – and the answer is YES! Everyday! The evening meal is always a choice of 2 or 3 courses and of course they are deliciously nutritious. Today I have prepared poached pears – as follows: … More Poached Pears