• welsh cakes
23 Apr, 2016

Welsh cakes

By |April 23rd, 2016|Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Although readily available in UK supermarkets, I had forgotten how good Welsh cakes taste.  Recently I found a traditional recipe, given to my grandmother from her Welsh neighbour 10 - 15 years ago. Everytime we visited, Ivy would come around with an ice-cream tub full of them.  I can still remember that smell. I have [...]

  • butternut & harissa hummus
6 Mar, 2016

Butternut squash & harissa hummus

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

We all love a good hummus and it does seem fashionable for the supermarkets to be selling all kinds of varieties, such as lemon and coriander and roasted red pepper hummus.  I normally only make the traditional version, but here I've made an alternative, but near to flavours you might expect in the middle-east. Butternut [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • healthy banana oat flapjacks
18 Feb, 2016

Healthy banana flapjacks

By |February 18th, 2016|Dairy-free, Low calorie, Low GI, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Who can't resist a flapjack?  That oaty texture and full whack of sugar from brown sugar and golden syrup as a kid has certain comforting memories.  Well, stop a second...Why can't you still have that, but a healthy version with a twist (without all those empty calories and sugar), but just as tasty. Yes, this [...]

  • paleo golden apple flaxjacks
17 Feb, 2016

Golden apple flaxjacks

By |February 17th, 2016|Breakfast, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Low GI, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

I have been trying to perfect a recipe for flaxjacks, after several mitigating disasters - mainly batter consistency was wrong and there was a lot of flour in the recipes.  Do not confused these with flapjacks...it's no typo!  These are in essence pancakes, but 'free-from' including any flour.  A single serving (3 pancakes) is only [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • creamed savoy cabbage and carrots
15 Feb, 2016

Creamed cabbage and carrots

By |February 15th, 2016|Gluten-free, Low calorie, Low GI, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

It's not often you can create a tasty, luxurious side dish from just two vegetables.  You'll be wanting to tuck in for more.  The added nutmeg really does add something to this dish.Creamed cabbage and carrots - This is a real crowd pleaser from just a humble savoy cabbage and carrots - your dinner guests [...]