I just restocked the herbs under my bay tree. I chose five hardy ones (Rosemary, Thyme, Mint, Oregano and Sage) to get me through the winter and left space for a less hardy one (chives) which I can change when it fades. It gave me an instant urge to use them, so out came the… Read More Homage to the Herb Omelette
I love some heat and freshness so this simple seafood dish really does it for me. I first cooked it for myself so just multiply the quantities up for more people. My version is 400 calories. Ingredients 200g seafood, I used cod, raw prawns & scollops 50g carrot, peeled and sliced 50g celery, sliced 1… Read More Seafood Hot Pot
When you’re cutting back on fat and sugar you can sometimes resort to eating some odd combinations of food. But actually combining some wholemeal or rye toast with a natural syrup and topping it with fruit makes a great starter for the day. Bread / Toast Rye Bread – I keep a packet in the… Read More Fruit on toast? I like it!
I like mustard, apple, pork and sweet potato so why not put them all in one recipe! This one takes 10 minutes to prepare, and once you have put the potatoes and apple in the oven just another 10 minutes to cook the pork. I served it with some steamed Chinese leaves. There is plenty… Read More Mustard Pork with Roast Apple & Sweet Potato
I’m not big on exercise. Hated it at school, recycling “sick notes” from my mother and even occasionally resorted to putting a bandage round my ankle to fake an injury, from what I have no idea. I have a gym membership I rarely use and a bike which is safely gathering dust in the bike… Read More Urban Walking – my answer to exercise
I got Lorraine Pascales latest book as a surprise Amazon delivery by way of encouragement from my daughters. They know I like her programmes and recipes (and her). It’s a great example of a book that takes a healthy look at cooking but is sensible (well to me) at the same time. The Hairy Bikers… Read More Cook Book Inspiration
You can read loads of things about the good and bad aspects of coffee. All I know is I like it but if I have too much I can tell! So when I first started being healthy I cut it out all together but then realised how much I miss it and like most things… Read More Coffee – quality not quantity.
A quick Saturday lunch and may be the last one served outside. Steamed kale with lots of black pepper and a sprinkle of sea salt. Poached egg topped with a balsamic glaze. I do mine cracked in to a small pan of just boiled water with a splash of malt vinegar and salt in it.… Read More Poached Egg & Spicy Kale
Despite reading and being told continually that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” I never really felt up for it in the morning. But since I started eating more healthily and having smaller portions especially at dinner time I found that I do feel hungry in the morning and therefore need to… Read More Bran’s Your Man (or Woman!) – honest!
On a recent family holiday I re-found my love for nachos but using a few ideas and help with chopping from the rest of the party we produced this healthy tray to feed 12 people with ages ranging from 20 to 60 plus as a snack with a drink before dinner. I made the recipe… Read More Go Nacho – with refried beans & salsa