Meals

Pasta with peas, asparagus and pesto

Pasta with peas, asparagus and pesto

Perfect for kids this vegetable-loaded healthy pasta with peas, asparagus and pesto, is delicious and the ideal option for when you feel lazy and little time but want an easy and comforting meal. The extra vegetables in the recipe not only add fibers, but will […]

Cannellini beans, fennel and radicchio salad

Cannellini beans, fennel and radicchio salad

A gorgeous vegan salad this cannellini beans, fennel and radicchio salad is brimming with colors and nutrients, perfect for a light meal to support liver health and detoxification. It is rich in vegetable proteins and some complex carbs, so complemented by a slice of crust […]

Salmon with spinach & cherry tomatoes “quinotto”

Salmon with spinach & cherry tomatoes “quinotto”

This meal recipe is the perfect example of a healthy & balanced meal, like you will find in my online course “How to Quit Sugar” and in my upcoming cookbook. The combination of proteins, vegetables & moderate carbs, is perfect to keep you full for […]

Quinoa, avocado & beans Summer salad

Quinoa, avocado & beans Summer salad

After the lockdown and two laptops breakdown, I am finally back into blogging with this delicious and healthy quinoa, avocado and cannellini beans salad. Dramatic purple tomatoes, Italian cannellini beans ( you can use ordinary white beans ) red onions, Greek basil, avocado, cold pressed […]

Italian Chicken & avocado salad

Italian Chicken & avocado salad

This Italian chicken and avocado salad is brimming with flavours, colors and nutrients. Made with rocket, radicchio, tomatoes & avocado, with cracked pepper & lemon chicken fillets, this salad is a full meal, filling and satisfying, yet healthy. Seasoned with cold pressed extra-virgin Tuscan olive […]

Quick polenta with walnuts & Parmesan cheese

Quick polenta with walnuts & Parmesan cheese

This polenta with walnuts and Parmesan cheese recipe is the perfect quick meal for when you want something comforting but you don’t feel like cooking. It is ready in literally 5 minutes, it’s delicious and gluten-free. Polenta is a traditional dish form the Northern Italy, […]

Summer smoked mackerel salad

Summer smoked mackerel salad

This beautiful smoked mackerel salad is delicious, nutritious and ready in 5 min! It is perfect for a Summer meal, when you really don’t have time or don’t feel like cooking. The layered ingredients, herbs and seasonings used in this recipe, bring out lot of […]

Salmon, chili & rocket fishcakes

Salmon, chili & rocket fishcakes

I made these salmon, rocket & chili fishcakes recipe just before Christmas. They were delicious, ideal for one of those evenings when you want something a bit fancy and comforting but healthy at the same time. I had them with rocket, cherry tomatoes & spring […]

Summer Greek salad

Summer Greek salad

The Healthy Gourmet take on the traditional Greek salad. I made this dish the other day and frankly with what I had left in my fridge, but it is delicious and a very much needed variation to the traditional Greek salad recipe, which I am […]

Mediterranean pasta with peppers, tomatoes and olives

Mediterranean pasta with peppers, tomatoes and olives

I made this Mediterranean pasta with peppers, tomatoes and olives, from some leftover roasted peppers that I had made for the  previous day, and some leftovers salad tomatoes.  This pasta was delicious, full of fibers and satisfying. It is perfect for a family meal or […]

Sundried tomatoes, celery and white beans salad

Sundried tomatoes, celery and white beans salad

Fresh but full of taste this sundried tomatoes, celery and cannellini beans salad recipe,  is perfect for a light summer lunch or dinner. Suitable for vegans, this recipe is also gluten-free, dairy-free and nuts-free. Celery is low in calories but rich in fibers and has […]

Easy Mediterranean Shakshuka eggs

Easy Mediterranean Shakshuka eggs

An easy version of the classical Mediterranean shakshuka recipe, served with some garlic and chili spinach on a side. My mum used to love eggs and tomatoes sauce, and for me as well it has been an easy and yummy quick recipe, for when I […]

Egg pasta (pappardelle) with lemony walnuts & spinach pesto

Egg pasta (pappardelle) with lemony walnuts & spinach pesto

Protein pasta like this gorgeous egg “pappardelle” is the perfect type of pasta to have with pesto, as it  provides a more balanced carbs/proteins ratio, leaving you full and satisfied for a real healthy gourmet recipe. As you may have read in my previous post […]

Mackerel, celery, borlotti beans & spelt (farro) salad

Mackerel, celery, borlotti beans & spelt (farro) salad

Ready in less than 15min and delicious, this mackerel, borlotti beans & spelt salad recipe, is super filling and loaded with proteins and vegetables. This recipe is really balanced in its proteins, complex carbs and vegetables ingredients, to keep you fuller for longer and keep […]

Roasted tomatoes, peppers, thyme & feta gnocchi

Roasted tomatoes, peppers, thyme & feta gnocchi

A delicious, comforting and decadent gluten-free gnocchi recipe. Thyme infused, roasted Romano peppers, tomatoes, olive oil and feta cheese for this rich Mediterranean flavors dish, that will satisfy your palate.   Nutritional lowdown. Potatoes gnocchi have a slightly higher GI than pasta, so they need […]

Roasted peppers and tomatoes soup

Roasted peppers and tomatoes soup

This gorgeous soup, will warm up your winter evenings and bring you a host of Mediterranean flavors. Eating a varied and colorful diet is a great way to make sure that your body receives the cocktail of nutrients to support optimum nutrition, so my tip […]

The ultimate Christmas leftover frittata: sprouts, potatoes & Stilton frittata

The ultimate Christmas leftover frittata: sprouts, potatoes & Stilton frittata

The best way to have a sustainable & healthy Christmas is to use up leftovers for Boxing Day meal. Leftover are frugal by definition so you will not tempted to have decadent meals, but you can still add a glass of prosecco or slice of […]

Sumac lentils & carrots stew

Sumac lentils & carrots stew

A delicious and comforting vegan recipe, perfect for a cosy night in. Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, this yummy stew is full of fibers and vegetable proteins. Perfect with a slice of crusty wholemeal bread or some quinoa for a gluten-free option.  

Pumpkin & sage risotto

Pumpkin & sage risotto

A delicate yet, delicious Italian pumpkins and sage risotto, perfect for Halloween and the Christmas season. Made with olive oil instead of butter, it is light yet full of flavor. Gluten-free.  A real, authentic Italian recipe that will impress your guests at a dinner party. […]

Easy salmon, broad beans, peas and tamari rice salad

Easy salmon, broad beans, peas and tamari rice salad

Perfect for an office lunch or light dinner, this easy but tasty gluten-free recipe creates a well balanced meal with plenty of proteins, fibers and a modest amount of carbs. The Tamari sauce, (a mild healthier type of soy sauce) and the spring onions add […]

Pumpkin, spinach & Stilton frittata

Pumpkin, spinach & Stilton frittata

This pumpkin, spinach and Stilton frittata, is a recipe that I have created to use up last Christmas leftovers, and that can be great to use all the pumpkins leftovers for this Halloween. The frittata is delicious, and it can be seved as an appetizer, […]

Polenta with mushrooms & crushed walnuts

Polenta with mushrooms & crushed walnuts

A gluten-free and vegan autumnal recipe, delicious, super easy to make and ready in 15 minutes! It is perfect for those chilly nights in, when you want something comforting but don’t feel like cooking, and it is a great addition for dinner party, for those […]

Chickpeas & kale turmeric stew

Chickpeas & kale turmeric stew

When we reach the colder season it is natural to start craving warmer and more cooked meals. This turmeric chickpeas & kale stew is comforting enough but extremely easy and quick to make. Rich in soothing spices, this stew is a perfect vegan meal choice […]

Italian asparagus & prawns risotto

Italian asparagus & prawns risotto

This delicious risotto is a perfect for every occasion,from a dinner party to a family dinner. Perfectly balanced in its carbs, vegetables & proteins components it will keep you full for longer and satisfy even the most sophisticated of the taste buds. Ingredients ( serves […]

Spaghetti with tomatoes, black olives and feta cheese

Spaghetti with tomatoes, black olives and feta cheese

Some days you need pasta! This spaghetti with tomatoes, black olives, and feta cheese recipe, pulls all the stops. A healthy pasta recipe, it is delicious, easy to make and light. SUSTAINABLE & LIGHT It can be made with leftover tomatoes and leftover crumbled feta […]

Zataar & turmeric rice

Zataar & turmeric rice

This zaatar & turmeric rice recipe is super easy and quick to do. Gluten-free and full of Mediterranean flavors, this super easy & quick recipe is ideal as a base for lunch boxes and as a gluten-free alternative to cous-cous or for those days when […]

Italian chicken & peppers (peperonata)

Italian chicken & peppers (peperonata)

An easier version of the classic “peperonata”, and Italian dish very popular during the summer. very rich in fibers and proteins, this version is slightly easier that the traditional one as the peppers are partly roasted in the oven rather than stewed.  In this way […]

Potatoes and rocket frittata

Potatoes and rocket frittata

A very tasty and speedy potatoes and rocket frittata recipe, filling and great to use up vegetables leftovers. For this recipe, I used some “rocket, watercress and spinach” leftover salad leaves and some steamed potatoes that I had left from the day before. This frittata […]

Quinoa salad with tamari chicken and Greek basil

Quinoa salad with tamari chicken and Greek basil

This delicious gluten-free quinoa salad with tamari chicken and Greek basil is aromatic, healthy and delicious. Perfect for the warm season it is made with only few ingredients, but full it is of flavor thanks to the use of many herbs and spices. Ingredients For […]

Asparagus, broad beans & feta frittata

Asparagus, broad beans & feta frittata

A delicious frittata recipe, perfect for a light dinner or brunch, cold buffet or a tasty proteins rich snack before of after the gym. Versatile and delicious, this frittata is easy to make and great to use up some asparagus or feta cheese leftovers. Filling […]

Tagliatelle with asparagus and leeks

Tagliatelle with asparagus and leeks

This easy to make and light and healthy tagliatelle with asparagus and leeks recipe, is full of spring vegetables just straight from the British garden. With its content of vegetables and only 65 g of egg pasta ( which is high in proteins), this dish […]

Potatoes gnocchi with olives, sundried tomatoes & rocket pesto

Potatoes gnocchi with olives, sundried tomatoes & rocket pesto

A vegan & gluten-free super quick but comforting recipe ready in less than 10 min! Pestos are are really easy to make and a great way to use up your leftovers. There is no need to buy the shop made ones that are going to […]

Chickpeas, avocado & spinach turmeric cous-cous

Chickpeas, avocado & spinach turmeric cous-cous

A gorgeous and nutrients rich vegan cous-cous recipe, ready in only 10 min. Great for lunch, dinner or lunch box. Ingredients 1 avocado a handful of spinach leaves 1/2 Romano pepper 1/2 chickpeas can (drained) a pinch of dried oregano 2-3 spring onions a dash […]

Salmon, chard, beetroot & heirloom tomatoes salad.

Salmon, chard, beetroot & heirloom tomatoes salad.

Just in time for your New Year detox, here is a NO cook this salmon, chard, beetroot & heirloom tomatoes salad is healthy, delicious and super-quick to make. Rich in healthy fats, proteins and anti-inflammatory properties this rainbow salad ready for those days when you […]

Balsamic chicken with roasted tomatoes, broccoli & asparagus Parmesan salad

Balsamic chicken with roasted tomatoes, broccoli & asparagus Parmesan salad

A lovely, easy to do family dinner, that everybody will love. Any leftover from the main meal, can be re-used in easy to do recipes the next day to save time in the kitchen and maximise your food shopping. Ingredients 1 packet of free range […]

Italian orecchiette with broccoli

Italian orecchiette with broccoli

A traditional recipe from the south of Italy this garlic, chili & broccoli pasta, is a staple of my witnter menu. Originally made with “orecchiette” a typical pasta from the Puglia region, can be made with any other type of pasta, including gluten-free. For the […]

Serrano ham and spinach breakfast eggs

Serrano ham and spinach breakfast eggs

A healthier take on the typical English breakfast, great for a weekend brunch with this Serrano ham and spinach eggs recipe. The bacon has been substituted with the yummy Serrano ham, and the eggs are accompanied by some deliciously green garlic and chili spinach. The […]

Spinach and cherry tomatoes quinoa “risotto”

Spinach and cherry tomatoes quinoa “risotto”

Sometimes the best recipes are the ones that are not planned, but made out of convenience and lack of ingredients. I made this “quinotto” on a day that I was really craving something healthy but cooked, and I had nothing left in my cupboard apart […]

Anti-inflammatory pumpkin, ginger and turmeric soup

Anti-inflammatory pumpkin, ginger and turmeric soup

This is my to-go soup for the winter months, when colds and sore throats become a sad reality. Rich in soothing properties, it usually manages to help me decongest a runny nose and support my system when I am run down. I find it perfect […]

Healthier ragu “Bolognese” pasta with mushrooms

Healthier ragu “Bolognese” pasta with mushrooms

A healthier version of the classic “Bolognese” sauce, aka Italian ragu. Made with semi-wholewheat rigatoni pasta, and super charged by lots of mushrooms and less mince meat, this pasta is quite balanced in its carbs, proteins and fibers for a longer filling sensation and a […]