Shelley’s recipes

Healthy family favourites from the Purchon household

Shelley’s recipes

In the Purchon household we love to eat healthily and we’re always trying new things, but even our children have their limits. In my monthly blog, I teach you how to cook the dishes which our children most enjoy. Our rule of thumb is this: If the children say it isn’t worth repeating, it doesn’t get a mention.

Lamb broth is a British classic. Every ingredient here is seasonally available in the UK, so if you’re eating this in winter the vegetables will be local and fresh.

I find it difficult to know when to stop eating this. The silky texture of the leeks and the sweet sticky dressing bind this vegan salad together beautifully - better than mayonnaise in my book.

This vegan curry has a lot going on but isn’t hard to make. The flavours compliment each other beautifully and who isn’t going to be impressed by the fact that you have knocked up a home-made chutney?  (They don’t have to know that it only took 5 minutes.)

Most comfort foods go heavy on carbs, but not this one. If you’re looking for a healthy yet indulgent comfort food to enjoy as the nights draw in, look no further.

Roast vegetables can make a delicious and healthy side, but in this recipe they are the main event. There are lots of taste surprises held within (goats cheese, olives, capers) which liven up the whole thing, and a delicious dressing to add a little heat.

The spices provide a smoky base note to the flavour profile of this dish. Imagine how good that tastes with feta and coriander and lime juice stirred through – it gives a beautiful range of flavours within each mouthful. The textures of this dish are interesting too – we were fighting over the black beans.

Raw carrot with fresh lemon juice and toasted cumin seeds are combined to make this delicious Moroccan salad. I’ve also thrown in 3 bonus salads which I make all the time because they’re so easy. Read on to for some summer salad inspiration.

This colourful salmon recipe has everything going for it- it’s easy, healthy and delicious. If you love the fresh and zingy flavours of Southeast Asia you’re going to love this dish.