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This Thai Chicken Salad is delicious, easy to make and super healthy. The honey drizzled cashews add a touch of extra yumminess as well as even more goodness.     Last week I shared my review of Madeleine Shaw’s latest book Ready Steady Glow – a wonderful book full of delicious, healthy recipes that are easy to make and fit into real people’s real lives. This week I really want to share with you a couple of my favourite recipes from that book. Today I am sharing her delicious Thai Chicken Salad, with a couple of my own little twists. And […]

Shredded Thai Chicken Salad with Toasted Cashews from Ready Steady Glow by Madeleine Shaw

Review of Ready Steady Glow by Madeleine Shaw

Review: Ready Steady Glow by Madeleine Shaw 

Madeleine Shaw’s Second book Ready Steady Glow is a wonderful collection of easy, healthy and delicious recipes to help you get that glow!     Regular readers of this blog will know that a few weeks ago I won signed copies of both of Madeleine Shaw’s fabulous books: Get the Glow and Ready Steady Glow.     Last week I reviewed Get the Glow and also shared two of my favourite recipes: Indian Spiced Cauliflower Rice and Gluten Free peach and Cherry Crumble.       This week I am reviewing Madeleine’s latest book Ready Steady Glow. For those of you who […]


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This Indian Spiced Cauliflower Rice is a quick, easy and wonderfully nutritious alternative to regular rice. Adapted from Get the Glow by Madeleine Shaw.     Last week I reviewed Madeleine Shaw’s lovely first book ‘Get the Glow’ – it’s a wonderful book full of delicious healthy and relatively easy recipes – If you haven’t got one already I’d really recommend buying it! Her recipes are so great that I really wanted to share a couple with you this week.     On Tuesday I shared with you my version of Madeleine Shaw’s Gluten Free Cherry Crumble and today I am sharing […]

Indian Spiced Cauliflower Rice

Gluten Free Peach and Cherry Crumble

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This Gluten Free Peach and Cherry Crumble is an insanely delicious, super simple, healthy and totally gluten free version of the humble crumble. Adapted from Get the Glow by Madeleine Shaw.     I am a huge fan of crumble, it is such a fabulously tasty and totally easy peasy dessert, which can be put together in minutes and left to do its thing in the oven. However, with all that refined white flour and sugar, it’s not exactly a health food, is it? So it has always been an occasional treat for me – until now! Enter Madeleine Shaw’s Cherry Crumble – […]


Review: Get the Glow by Madeleine Shaw 4

Madeleine Shaw’s Get the Glow is a fabulous, inspiring recipe book full of easy recipes that are delicious AND good for you!     As you probably know by now, I am trying to improve my diet and get healthier this summer. I have recently taken up running and now I am working on my diet – trying to fill my plate with lots of healthy, nutritious food that is also delicious and above all EASY!     I have been quite intrigued lately by the phenomenon of clean eating (yes, I know I’m a little late to the party!) […]

Review of Get the Glow by Madeleine Shaw

Easy Peasy Homemade Oven Chips

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These Easy Peasy Homemade Oven Chips are easy and quick to make, super tasty and so much better for you than shop-bought oven chips.     Mmmm – chips. I do love chips, but the kind you get from the shop and bung in the oven are…well they are convenient and great for playdates – but they are not exactly a health food are they?     My chips are made from baking potatoes with the skins left on, olive oil and a little salt and are much more healthy than their shop bought cousins…not only that, but they are […]


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These Easy Peasy Homemade Burgers take 5 minutes to prepare and taste sooo much nicer than the shop bought ones…plus they haven’t got any of that random unpronounceable gubbins in them either!     Hands up who loves a good burger! I love beef burgers – they taste fab and are a great choice for a barbecue…but so often I find the shop bought ones, well, a little disappointing – even the expensive fancy ones. There is often that slight artificial taste going on – plus have you ever read the back of the packet? Shop bought burgers are often […]

Easy Peasy Homemade Burgers

Sweet Potato Chips 19

Homemade Sweet Potato and Smoked Paprika Chips 18

Dusted with paprika and roasted in the oven, these Homemade Sweet Potato and Smoked Paprika Chips are so much tastier and healthier than shop bought oven chips and almost as easy!     Last autumn I was really inspired by Jamie Oliver’s Everyday Super Food book (which I reviewed earlier this year). One of the superfoods he really advocated were sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are apparently one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet: packed full of fibre, vitamins and antioxidants.     Since reading Jamie’s book I have used sweet potatoes in a lot more of my recipes: Chicken, Chorizo […]


Smoked Salmon and Vegetable Kedgeree 19

Perfect for a weekend brunch, this Smoked Salmon and Vegetable Kedgeree is brim full of health and deliciousness, plus it’s easy to make and only takes 30 minutes.     I think I mentioned a few weeks ago that I am trying to improve my diet and get more healthy this summer. But don’t worry, I totally love food and I am not about to embark on a diet of lettuce leaves, carrot sticks and apples (gosh that would make for a boring blog, wouldn’t it?). Nor am I about to start making my own nut milk – I love […]

Smoked Salmon and Vegetable Kedgeree

Prawn, Avocado and Mango Salad

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Another super simple, yet totally delicious salad, that only takes 5 minutes to make! This Prawn, Mango and Avocado Salad makes a fab main meal or can be served as part of a picnic or barbecue.     So, on Tuesday I shared with you my recipe for my 5 minute Mexican Salad, and today I bring you another gorgeous summery salad that is healthy, tasty and above all easy.     My recipes come about in many ways, but many of my recipes are inspired by me dreaming up a bunch of things I love, that I think would go together […]


5 Minute Mexican Salad 10

An incredibly easy peasy Mexican-inspired salad, that takes only 5 minutes to throw together and just happens to be vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free – so everyone can enjoy it!     Oh I do love it when the weather starts to cheer up (I am writing this bathed in glorious sunshine, though no doubt sod’s law will dictate that when this post actually goes live it will be chucking it down!).     The turn in the weather makes me slightly sad that I have to stop making stews (well, I don’t have to and to be honest […]

5 Minute Mexican Salad

Simple Mushroom Risotto

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A simple, stress-free mushroom risotto, that requires no complicated techniques and still tastes authentic. Ready in less than 30 minutes, this is an ideal recipe for a midweek dinner.     Easy Peasy Foodie is very much a mix of new discoveries and old faithful recipes. On Tuesday I shared one of my new discoveries – my Chicken, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Traybake. Today I am sharing with you a recipe that dates back to my student days (over 15 years ago – eeek! Where did all that time go???)     I can’t remember the original recipe (though I […]


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This Chicken, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Traybake is incredibly simple to make, using just a few super tasty ingredients, and is ready to eat in less than an hour. Perfect as an alternative to a Sunday roast or as a midweek treat.     I think it’s high time for another traybake, don’t you? I haven’t posted a recipe for a traybake since…oooh (checks) April 5th!! Gosh, that’s a ridiculously long time to be without a traybake – I will lose my ‘Traybake Queen’ mantle if I am not careful 😉 (My thanks to Mandy from Sneaky Veg for ‘officially’ […]

Chicken, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Traybake

Harissa Lamb with Chickpea, Spinach and Pomegranate Salad

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A deliciously simple dinner that is perfect for warmer evenings. Inspired by North African flavours, this easy peasy lamb dish is ideal for a quick midweek supper, yet delicious enough to make for a weekend treat. It can be cooked indoors on a griddle pan or outdoors on the barbecue – perfect for our impossible-to-judge British weather – it also happens to be dairy and gluten free and pretty healthy too!     I really love lamb, it’s super tasty and very versatile, so when the people from www.tastyeasylamb.co.uk got in touch and asked me to take part in their #lovelambchallenge to find […]


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Hello and welcome back to the last of my blogiversary bonanza! It was my blog’s first birthday last week and I felt it needed properly celebrating, so for the last 7 days I have been sharing all the things I’ve been learning in my first year of blogging.   Yesterday I shared How to start a food blog. But you may be wondering what exactly does a food blogger do all day? I mentioned last Friday that blogging takes up an enormous amount of my time. Well, today I am welcoming you behind the scenes to see what it is […]

A day in the life of a food blogger

How to start a food blog

How to start a food blog

OK I am sure that by now, pretty much everyone in the entire universe knows that last Friday was my little blogs 1st birthday, and being entirely unable to confine birthday celebrations to just one day, I have created a whole week’s worth of content to celebrate!   So far I have shared what I’ve learnt in my first year of blogging, several highlights from my first year, my most popular posts, a few food blog photography tips and yesterday I shared my top tips for wannabe food bloggers.   Well, today I am going to tell you how to actually start that […]


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Welcome to part 5 of my birthday bonanza! (It was my blog’s first birthday last Friday and, well, I tend to get a little over excited about birthdays…) Today I am sharing 10 top tips for wannabe food bloggers! Missed out on my previous birthday content? Check it out here…   Part 1: 10 things I have learnt from my first year of blogging Part 2: 10 Highlights from my first year of blogging Part 3: My 10 most popular recipes from my first year of blogging Part 4: 10 things I’ve learnt about food photography from my first year […]

10 top tips for wannabe food bloggers

10 things I’ve learnt about food photography from my first year of blogging

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Welcome back to my Easy Peasy Foodie birthday bonanza! Today I am focusing on photography. Photography has been my biggest learning curve by far this year…running a self-hosted website / developing recipes / writing interesting content / getting to grips with social media – all of these have been easy peasy compared to learning how to take decent images of food!   A year ago, I had absolutely no idea how important photography was to a food blog…I assumed it was ok to just take a quick snap of my dinner (in the dark, with the lights on, using the […]


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Welcome to part 3 of my birthday blog content! In case you haven’t heard (seriously – have you been hibernating??), it was my blog’s first birthday on Friday and I’m not very good at confining birthday celebrations to just one day at the best of times, so obviously I really, really wanted to thoroughly celebrate my little blog’s first birthday – so welcome to day 3 of my week long blogging bonanza!   Today I am going to be sharing my 10 most popular recipes from my first year of blogging. I must confess to you that ever since I […]

10 most popular recipes on Easy Peasy Foodie

10 highlights from my first year of blogging

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Hello and welcome to part 2 of my week-long blogiversary bonanza!   Just in case you didn’t hear (where were you?), yesterday was my blogiversary – Easy Peasy Foodie is now a whole year old! And, because I believe birthdays should be celebrated properly, I am planning a whole week of birthday content.   Yesterday I shared 10 things I have learnt from my first year of blogging and today I am sharing 10 highlights from my first year of blogging…   Then this is the schedule after that…   Sunday: My 10 most popular recipes from my first year of […]