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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.

Some stews don’t need meat to make them hearty. This vegan stew is mega healthy, packed with flavour and so easy to make.

Avoiding breakfast cereals? This unusual recipe will be a great addition to your repertoire. Spend just ten minutes putting it together the night before and wake up to a delicious breakfast with huge health benefits.

It's barbecue season! These sausages are perfect. They're filling and substantial, just like meat, but are a much healthier way of getting your protein fix. Nuts are naturally cholesterol-free and contain heart-healthy fats, fibre, and protein. 

Smoked Mackerel Cassoulet


Smoked mackerel cassoulet isn’t just healthy - it’s tasty, economical and easy to make. If you’re looking for a simple way to up your intake of oily fish, this may be the perfect dish for you.

Porridge is nice, but it can get a bit boring. Try this luxury porridge, deliciously chewy and full of flavour. Perfect for an indulgent yet healthy breakfast.