• 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 [...]

  • sticky date pudding with caramel sauce
6 Mar, 2016

Sticky date & sultana pudding

By |March 6th, 2016|Desserts, Recipes|0 Comments

This is a take on the British classic, sticky toffee pudding.  Yes, it's sticky, yes it's calorific and yes a family favourite for those with a sweet tooth.  This recipe embraces the pressure cooker and makes it a simple, quick, but delicious dessert that will impress dinner guests or family and something you don't have [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • pea and ham soup
29 Feb, 2016

Pea and ham soup

By |February 29th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Paleo, Recipes, Soup, Wheat-free|0 Comments

The first thing you see about pea soup is the vibrancy of the dish, which is equally matched by the freshness and sweetness that comes through from the peas.  There are few ingredients here, so the peas really do speak for themselves.  If you can make the chicken or vegetable stock, then you will have [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • sesame seed topped white bread rolls on a rack
17 Feb, 2016

Quick n easy bread rolls

By |February 17th, 2016|Bread, Recipes|0 Comments

What could be more satisfying that producing your own dough and baking a loaf or batch of bread rolls.  The smell that fills the house is tempting enough.  There really isn't that much to bread making and if you've never tried, this simple six step recipe will have you well on your way.  I have [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]