Freelance food writer, editor, audio describer and author of over 60 books

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Carolyn Humphries
Carolyn Humphries

I have loved cooking since I was a tiny tot. I used to stand on a chair in the kitchen beside my grandmother (a professional cook) and she taught me all the basic skills. I cooked my first Sunday lunch when I was eight or nine years old! Gran had such flair and natural talent. I like to think some of it rubbed off on me… 

Leftover Veggies
Leftover veggies make great meals in minutes. Here are some quick and simply delicious ideas for how to use them up. Leftover Veggie Soups Cooked leftover veggies: Put all your leftover veggies in a blender or food processor with a teaspoon of onion granules or dried onion, a good pinch …
For a ‘Meaty’ Flavour Add Smoked Paprika
To add a 'meaty' flavour to your veggie and vegan dishes, I recommend smoked paprika or pimènton. It is a smoked Spanish red pepper that will add body, richness, warmth and delicate, smoky notes, which complement pulses, tofu and bland cheeses like halloumi or the vegan alternatives. With judicious use …
Plant-based Proteins
Plant-based proteins are the way forward to help our planet but unlike meat, fish and dairy, plant-based ones are not ‘complete’ proteins. This means each vegetable protein does not contain all the essential amino acids our body needs for growth and repair. Therefore, we need to get a mixture of …
Low-Carb and Low-Fat Alternatives
Trying to cut down and lose a bit of excess weight now that 2022 is here? Eating low-carb and low-fat alternatives to your favourite high-calorie foods can be a great start to getting in shape. Here are a few suggestions that you might like to try. Cauliflower ‘rice’ Blitz florets …

My Skills & Expertise

  • Passionate about food and the environment
  • Nutrition expert, committed to encouraging eating a healthy, balanced diet
  • Highly creative cook and recipe writer
  • Wide range of knowledge and experience of different foods and cooking techniques from around the world
  • Expert in many kitchen appliances: microwaves, freezers, steamers, slow-cookers, pressure-cookers, electric grills, electric frying pans, food processors, bread-makers, ice cream-makers
  • Experience of writing and editing for international markets, including UK, US and Australia
  • Proficient on Mac and PC
  • NCTJ trained journalist and editor
  • Keen eye for detail so excellent proofreading skills
  • Qualified further education teacher
  • Restaurant critic
  • Discerning palate so ability to judge the quality of a wide range of foods