She describes her cooking style as 'family' - practical, healthy recipes that incorporate lots of fresh ingredients.
This vegetarian recipe suggestion from her is a different take on a classic ratatouille with the vegetables arranged prettily in a dish, and you serve it in slices.
For this recipe you will need a 25cm/10in shallow, round ovenproof dish (such as a ceramic quiche dish).
2 medium aubergines (egg-plant), cut into 1cm/½in slices
2 red peppers, de-seeded and cut into 1cm/½in slices
500g/1lb 2oz courgettes (zucchini), cut into 1cm/½in slices
6 tbsp olive oil
2 red onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
500g/1lb 2oz tomato passata
1 tsp caster sugar (or perhaps equivalent sweetener)
1 small bunch fresh basil, roughly chopped
50g/1¾oz gruyère cheese, grated
2–3 large tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2. Put a mixture of the aubergines, red peppers and courgettes in each roasting tin in a single layer. Drizzle over 4 tablespoons of the oil and season well with salt and black pepper. Roast for about 25 minutes, or until lightly browned and just soft. Set aside to cool and reduce the oven temperature to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.
4. Spoon half the sauce into the base of the ovenproof dish and arrange half the roasted vegetables in a spiral pattern on top, then season with salt and ground black pepper and sprinkle over the cheese. Spread the rest of the tomato sauce over the cheese, and then arrange the remaining vegetables and the tomato wedges in a spiral pattern on top.
5. Sprinkle with the thyme, cover with foil and bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until bubbling. Cut into slices to serve.
If covered and chilled in the fridge, this dish can be made up to 8 hours ahead. Simply reheat in the oven at 160C/140C Fan/Gas 3 for 25 minutes.
Not all gruyère is vegetarian, so it's best to check the label if that is a priority for you.
Roasting the vegetables in advance drives off any excess liquid so the final dish isn’t soggy.
This dish works well on its own as a vegetarian main, or could be served with meat or fish as a side dish.