• 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 [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Plaatkoekies (Crumpets)
8 Feb, 2016

Pancakes

By |February 8th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Yes as a child here in the UK, we always celebrated Shrove Tuesday as 'Pancake Day.'  Lemon and sugar and then rolled up.  Probably a bit dull by today's standards of varying toppings or fillings...Sweet or savoury fillings? What is Shrove Tuesday and why pancakes?  They are traditionally eaten on this day because they contain [...]

  • healthy muffins
  • hamper of chocolate, banana & vanilla muffins
6 Feb, 2016

My four favourite muffin flavours

By |February 6th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

I simply love muffins, any time of the day.  Some recipes can be hard to replicate that fluffy centre and to avoid being dry or under-baked.  If you follow my simple base recipe for muffin batter, you can't go wrong.  Even better is that I've modified the ingredients, so you can make 'free from' muffins [...]

  • baked chocolate, banana & vanilla muffins
6 Feb, 2016

Chocolate, banana & vanilla muffins

By |February 6th, 2016|Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Chocolate, banana & vanilla muffins - Using my tried and tested healthy muffin base mix, I've created muffins from my favourite flavours. I have used raw cocoa (doesn't have added sugar) and like dark chocolate, coconut sugar instead of processed, refined cane sugar, balanced with natural sugar from the banana. This also bulks out the [...]

  • 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 [...]