• honey sesame chicken
25 Apr, 2016

Honey sesame chicken

By |April 25th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Main Courses, Recipes, Wheat-free|0 Comments

This is a real comfort food meal, Chinese style - if there is such a thing.  This is a typical dish you order from your Chinese restaurant, but made simple and quick with the use of a pressure cooker (cooks and keeps the chicken succulent).  Serve with rice for the perfect crowd pleaser.Honey sesame chicken [...]

  • quick & easy chicken casserole
6 Mar, 2016

Quick & easy chicken casserole

By |March 6th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Main Courses, Recipes, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Why spend hours waiting for a moreish family size casserole, when you speed up the cooking time to around 40 minutes in a pressure cooker.  It still has an intensity of flavour and is a remarkably light dish.Quick & easy chicken casserole - Good-value dish of chicken, veg and potatoes stew that can be on [...]

  • lemon prawn and pea risotto
6 Mar, 2016

Lemon prawn & pea risotto

By |March 6th, 2016|Dairy-free, Fish course, Gluten-free, Main Courses, Recipes, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Having spent many weeks at an Italian cookery school in London and taught passionately about how Italians cook their risottos, I was somewhat surprised in my pressure cooker recipe book, a way to cook risotto.  I'm sure Italians would have something to say, but of course I had a go and very pleasantly surprised with [...]

  • red lentil chilli
2 Mar, 2016

Red lentil chilli

By |March 2nd, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Main Courses, Recipes, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Ever fancy a meat-free day, but miss that taste and texture?  Let me tell you that the vegetarians are definitely onto something here.  This is in guises a meaty texture chilli.  I love this dish, its raw simplicity and perfect for bulk cooking and the ability to freeze dishes ahead for those busy days.  Oh, [...]

  • turkey meatballs in a thai coconut soup
29 Feb, 2016

Turkey meatballs with thai coconut soup

By |February 29th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Main Courses, Recipes, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Turkey meatballs with thai coconut soup - This classic Thai coconut broth/soup is super healthy with turkey meatballs, keeping the calories of this dish in trim. The soup gets its rich flavour from your typical Thai ingredients: coconut milk, garlic, ginger, lime juice and chillies. - coriander stalks (small packet), garlic, turkey mince, fish sauce, [...]

  • smoky prawn and tomato casserole
19 Feb, 2016

Smoky prawn and tomato casserole

By |February 19th, 2016|Dairy-free, Fish course, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Low GI, Main Courses, Recipes, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

For such a simple and healthy dish, this meal really does pack a punch.  It is tangy, rich and smoky and with the prawns, it is rich in protein, but low in carbs and calories.  Perfect evening meal, accompanied with a large glass of sauv blanc and some crusty bread (I cannot be held accountable [...]

  • asian style tuna burger with chilli jam
15 Feb, 2016

Asian style tuna burgers

By |February 15th, 2016|Dairy-free, Fish course, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Low GI, Main Courses, Recipes, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Tuna is a versatile and meaty fish.  rich in omega 3 fatty acids (good fat)  and high protein (60g per 100g) and about 10% of daily required potassium.  It is full of flavour with these typical Asian ingredients.  I substitute a portobello mushroom for a burger bun and serve with a large helping of veggies, [...]

  • chicken strips with greens - leeks, peas and spring onions
2 Feb, 2016

Chicken strips with greens

By |February 2nd, 2016|Gluten-free, Low calorie, Main Courses, Recipes, Wheat-free|0 Comments

This evening meal idea came about as I wanted to use up a drawer full of greens and had a pack of chicken strips coming to its sell by date.  This dish is so delicious and can be prepared and cooked in under 25 minutes.  The chicken will give you a protein-rich dish and the [...]

  • courgette fritters and salad
30 Oct, 2015

Courgette fritters

By |October 30th, 2015|Dairy-free, Low calorie, Lunch, Main Courses, Recipes, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Courgette fritters - Also know as zucchini, these veggie fritters are great for a last minute snack, or as part of a meal substituting potatoes. I often mix the courgette with carrot to give it a sweeter edge. Very moreish! - courgettes (grated), plain flour, large eggs (lightly beaten), salt, spring onions (chopped), fat free [...]

  • lamb noisettes with jus
19 Oct, 2015

Lamb noisettes with lemon & herb jus

By |October 19th, 2015|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Main Courses, Recipes, Wheat-free|0 Comments

'Noisettes' refer to the medallions that are made when a loin of lamb is wrapped in a thin layer of fat and then sliced – this can be before or after the meat is cooked. To prepare a noisette of lamb, it is necessary to begin with a rack of lamb, as this is where [...]