• bone broth/chicken stock
1 Mar, 2016

Bone broth

By |March 1st, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low GI, Paleo, Recipes, Sauces, Soup, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Broth, also known as stock is an almost clear liquid, very light in both colour and flavour.  It is rich in protein and thin in texture.  It is made by cooking the bones of meat, fish or poultry, allowing the rich minerals to be extracted into the liquid broth.Bone broth - A healthy broth/soup that [...]

  • salad dressing ingredients
16 Feb, 2016

Basic salad dressing (vinaigrette)

By |February 16th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Low GI, Recipes, Sauces, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

There is nothing to be scared at something so simple. Yes, they are always served at fancy restaurants, however, bear in mind that it requires no cooking and can be rustled up in 2 minutes.  It is just a case of balance of sweet and sour.  Oil and vinegar.  Your choice, but if you follow [...]

  • tomato chilli and onion salsa
19 Sep, 2015

No-cook tomato chilli salsa

By |September 19th, 2015|Recipes, Sauces|0 Comments

No-cook tomato chilli salsa - This tangy salsa with a nice chilli kick can be made in 10 minutes and requires no cooking. Can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days. Perfect accompaniment for tuna, beef or on bruschetta. - fresh tomatoes (finely chopped), onion (small and finely chopped), chillies (mild and [...]

  • italian tomato pesto
3 Mar, 2015

Tomato pesto

By |March 3rd, 2015|Gluten-free, Recipes, Sauces, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Tomato pesto - Pesto is an Italian staple with pasta. Usually made with pine nuts, this version is perfect for anyone with a nut allergy as it contains tomatoes instead, hence the name. High in Vitamin C and dietary fibres. - italian plum tomatoes (400g tins; chopped), garlic (minced), fresh basil leaves, extra virgin olive [...]

  • vegetables in a stockpot
15 Jan, 2015

Vegetable stock

By |January 15th, 2015|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes, Sauces, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Vegetable stock - What better way to utilise your left over vegetables. With just a few ingredients, you can create a naturally tasting stock for soups, or risottos. - onions (small), cloves, carrots, leeks, celery, parsley, thyme, bay leaf, coarse salt, peppercorns, water, Place all the ingredients in a pot and boil for 2-3 hours, [...]

1 Jan, 2015

Tzatziki

By |January 1st, 2015|Canapés, Gluten-free, Recipes, Sauces, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Tzatziki - Tzatziki is a Greek originated sauce served with grilled meats or as a dip. It is made of strained yogurt mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, sometimes lemon juice, and dill, mint, or parsley and served cold. A perfect accompaniment to the grilled meats & fish of a summer BBQ! - cucumber [...]

  • muffin smoked salmon scrambled egg and hollandaise
27 Dec, 2014

Quick and easy hollandaise sauce

By |December 27th, 2014|Recipes, Sauces|0 Comments

Quick and easy hollandaise sauce - - eggs (large, separated), lemon juice, white wine vinegar, butter (softened), salt and pepper (freshly ground), Begin by separating your eggs. In a food processor or blender, place the egg yolks and add some seasoning.; In a small saucepan, heat the lemon juice and white wine vinegar until the [...]

  • plum chutney
27 Dec, 2014

Plum chutney

By |December 27th, 2014|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes, Sauces, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Plum chutney - This flavour some sauce is a perfect serving for duck or game meat (with strong flavour) as the sweetness of the plums and sharpness of the lime juice will cut through the meat. - red onion (finely sliced), brown sugar, plums (stones removed and chopped), red wine, lime juice, olive oil, salt [...]

3 Nov, 2014

White fish stock

By |November 3rd, 2014|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Sauces, Wheat-free|0 Comments

White fish stock - Fish heads give a lot of flavour. I keep a stock of them and fish bones in the freezer. The stock in Italian is known as fumetto di pesce. - fish bones (1 fish head and bones from 2 fish), celery stalk and heart (chopped), carrot (roughly chopped), white onion (cut [...]

6 Oct, 2014

Basic soffritto recipe

By |October 6th, 2014|Gluten-free, Low calorie, Lunch, Main Courses, Recipes, Sauces, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Basic soffritto recipe - Also known in Italian as battuto, which is essentially a base for Italian stews, soups and some sauces like ragù. The recipe varies by region, but generally contains celery, onion and carrot. - carrots (about 2 - 3), celery (2 - 3 sticks), onions (red or white), garlic (optional), salt and [...]