• 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • madeleines french patisserie
19 Oct, 2015


By |October 19th, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

I have loved these for years, but never been brave enough to try these difficult treats.  I have heard many have had limited success when it comes to Madeleines.  Then I came across this recipe my Julia Childs, who has perfected the technique.  Armed with a madeleine baking pan (to give you bake the traditional [...]

  • lamb noisettes with jus
19 Oct, 2015

Lamb noisettes with lemon & herb jus

By |October 19th, 2015|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Main Courses, Recipes, Wheat-free|0 Comments

'Noisettes' refer to the medallions that are made when a loin of lamb is wrapped in a thin layer of fat and then sliced – this can be before or after the meat is cooked. To prepare a noisette of lamb, it is necessary to begin with a rack of lamb, as this is where [...]

  • low calorie apple cake
16 Oct, 2015

Low fat apple cake

By |October 16th, 2015|Desserts, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Low fat apple cake - This cake is light, soft with a surprisingly light crumb. You can make this free-from and makes a perfect, low calorie, indulgent feeling snack, all under 140 calories per slice. - dessert apples (golden delicious or granny smith), eggs (large), golden caster sugar, xylitol, lemon (zested), salt, plain flour (sifted), [...]

  • spring vegetables; asparagus, peas, green beans
1 May, 2015

Spring vegetable tagliatelle in lemon sauce

By |May 1st, 2015|Low calorie, Lunch, Main Courses, Recipes, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Spring vegetable tagliatelle in lemon sauce - Utilising all the fresh spring vegetables that come into season with this equally fresh pasta dish in a tangy lemon and chive sauce. - spring vegetables (choice of green beans, asparagus, broad beans, peas), tagliatelle, shallots (finely diced), green chilli (finely chopped), lemon, dijon mustard, olive oil, chives [...]

  • fish fingers
15 Apr, 2015

Fish fingers

By |April 15th, 2015|Blog, Dairy-free, Fish course, Low calorie, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Fish fingers - Use up that left over piece of white fish - usually at the bottom of the freezer. This simple recipe will elevate the humble fish fingers in under 25 minutes to plate. The kids will love them and they are healthy; salt free and fat free. - white fish (cod, haddock, coley, [...]

  • french apple tarte tatin
15 Jan, 2015

Tarte tatin

By |January 15th, 2015|Desserts, Recipes|0 Comments

Tarte tartin - This is a french classic dessert - usually made with apples that have been caramelised and traditionally a base of shortcrust pastry. This recipe uses ground rice to give it more texture. It can be time consuming dish to make, but rewarding results. - pastry: plain flour (plus extra for dusting), ground [...]

1 Jan, 2015

Pumpernickel, salmon and mascarpone

By |January 1st, 2015|Canapés, Recipes, Starters|0 Comments

Pumpernickel, salmon and mascarpone - Pumpernickel is a kind of rye bread and this is served with smoked salmon, dill and marscapone cream. Delicious little canapes for any party. This recipe requires no cooking! - pumpernickel bread (sliced), dill, lemon, mascarpone, white wine vinegar, smoked salmon, salt and pepper (freshly ground), Cut out circles of [...]