• 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 [...]

  • welsh cakes
23 Apr, 2016

Welsh cakes

By |April 23rd, 2016|Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Although readily available in UK supermarkets, I had forgotten how good Welsh cakes taste.  Recently I found a traditional recipe, given to my grandmother from her Welsh neighbour 10 - 15 years ago. Everytime we visited, Ivy would come around with an ice-cream tub full of them.  I can still remember that smell. I have [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • herb flatbreads in a basket
4 Mar, 2016

Herb flatbreads

By |March 4th, 2016|Bread, Recipes|0 Comments

Flatbreads can be found in North Africa and throughout the Middle East.  They are so easy to prepare, even if you are no seasoned bread baker!  Practically fuss-free and unlike traditional bread recipes, they are really unleavened bread, although my recipe does give a little rise and I feel makes them feel lighter and less [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • homemade bone broth in a bowl
2 Mar, 2016

All you need to know about bone broth

By |March 2nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Broth, which is technically a stock, is a marriage of mineral rich bones with vegetables, herbs and spices.  Perfect as a stock for flavouring soups, risottos an the base to many sauces.  The broth itself can be eaten as a soup, plain and simple. I feel that stock is the modern name used by nearly [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]