• 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • spicy vegetable soup with croutons
11 Feb, 2016

Spicy vegetable soup

By |February 11th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Soup, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Spicy vegetable soup - This is a hearty, winter dish that can be enjoyed by all. Simply omit the pancetta for a fully vegetarian version (I've used a home-made vegetable stock as the base). Serve with crusty bread or rustic croutons. - onion (roughly chopped), garlic, vegetable stock (or stock cubes), tomato puree, sweet potatoes, [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • rustic sausage cassoulet
16 Nov, 2015

Sausage cassoulet

By |November 16th, 2015|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Sausage cassoulet - A filling and tasty crowd pleaser of a dish for the whole family. Sausage casserole with tomatoes and chick peas with a gratin style crunchy topping. - pork sausages (good quality), rapeseed oil, onion (finely chopped), garlic (finely chopped), bacon (lardons/pancetta), dry white wine, chopped tomatoes, carrots (sliced (optional)), salt, black pepper, [...]