• 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 [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • broccoli and stilton soup
2 Jan, 2015

Broccoli & stilton soup

By |January 2nd, 2015|Gluten-free, Recipes, Soup, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|1 Comment

Broccoli & stilton soup - A great tasting,smooth and creamy; popular during the winter months. A smooth blended vegetable soup with blue cheese that's a great comforting meal or just as good for a dinner party starter. - vegetable oil, onion (finely chopped), celery (sliced), leek (sliced), potato (medium - diced), sunflower or vegetable oil, [...]

  • green zinger smoothie
19 Dec, 2014

Green zinger smoothie

By |December 19th, 2014|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Smoothies & Juices, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|4 Comments

Green zinger smoothie - A perfect ‘pick up me’ breakfast smoothie. Contains spinach, apple, orange and ginger. Full of vitamin C, and will help remove toxins, high in fibre and ginger boosting the immune system. - baby spinach (or kale), orange (peeled), apple, carrots, celery, fresh root ginger (grated), If like me you have a [...]

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 [...]

5 Oct, 2014

Bitter-sweet salad with rocket

By |October 5th, 2014|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Lunch, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Bitter-sweet salad with rocket - A bitter-sweet salad with rocket, endive and orange. Known in Italian as insalata agrodolce. - oranges, rocket leaves, endive (white or red julienned), black olives (stoned), red onion (julienned (optional)), celery (julienned), radishes (finely chopped into circles), extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper, Peel the oranges [...]

  • homemade stock
30 Sep, 2014

Chicken stock

By |September 30th, 2014|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Sauces, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Chicken stock - What better way to utilise your Sunday chicken roast leftovers than a home-made chicken stock. Just natural ingredients, such a few fresh vegetables and voila an amazing stock for soups, risotto etc, minus the preservatives if shop bought. - chicken carcass (roasted or unroasted), onions (small), cloves, carrots, leeks, celery, parsley, thyme, [...]

  • caponata
27 Sep, 2014

Sweet and sour aubergine stew

By |September 27th, 2014|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Main Courses, Recipes, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Sweet and sour aubergine stew - In Sicily, there are at least 40 variations of this recipe. It is usually served as part of antipasti with cured meat. Known in Italy as Caponata. - aubergine (diced), salt and pepper, olive oil, celery (chopped), italian plum tomatoes (tinned), caster sugar, red wine vinegar, capers (heaped), olives [...]

  • sausage casserole
21 Sep, 2014

Slow cooked sausage casserole

By |September 21st, 2014|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Main Courses, Recipes, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Sausage Casserole - An easy sausage casserole recipe that can be left in a slower cooker all day - pork sausages (lightly browned), passata (or tinned tomatoes), courgette (thickly sliced), celery (sliced), red pepper (de-seeded and cut into thick slices), onion (diced), carrots (peeled and cut into batons), chestnut mushrooms (sliced), pancetta or bacon (optional), [...]