• 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 [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • italian meatballs
19 Feb, 2016

Simple Italian meatballs

By |February 19th, 2016|Dairy-free, Recipes|0 Comments

Mention meatballs, who turns their noses up at this meal.  There are many ways with many ingredients, but this recipe has been condensed down to save time and money.  For a variety, why not mix up the pork mince with some beef mince (lean of course).  If you have no mince about, you could always [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • spicy parsnip soup
7 Jan, 2016

Spicy parsnip soup

By |January 7th, 2016|Recipes, Soup|0 Comments

Spicy parsnip soup - Parsnips make a great autumnal vegetarian starter or a hearty lunch with homemade bread. - rapeseed oil, onion (sliced), garlic cloves (sliced), fresh ginger (grated), parsnips (peeled & chopped), chilli powder (optional), cumin seeds, coriander seeds, garam masala, vegetable stock, crème fraîche, to serve: olive oil, cumin seeds (toasted), red chilli [...]

  • 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, [...]