Walnut Crusted Chicken Piccata with Vine Tomatoes

Walnut Crusted Chicken Piccata with Vine Tomatoes

This is such an easy and delicious meal to make. Tender chicken breast in a lemon sauce with roasted tomatoes. I think I threw this together in just twenty minutes. It is a fast, healthy dinner when you’re short on time. Piccata is a method of preparing food....
My Version of French Cassoulet

My Version of French Cassoulet

In an effort to have more resistant starch in my diet, I looked for bean recipes. Up comes French cassoulet, which also has stock in it’s ingredient list. I’m trying to eat more of that too. Perfect! Cassoulet is a rich, slow-cooked casserole originating...
Bone Broth, Fountain of Youth?

Bone Broth, Fountain of Youth?

Homemade bone broth or stock is a nutrition powerhouse. Why is it the fountain of youth? It is rich in collagen and the building blocks of collagen which is essential for having strong, supple and soft skin. It has claims of reducing cellulite. It is also rich in the...
Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Casserole

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Casserole

I had been craving some comfort food recently, despite the gorgeous warm weather. Something more traditional, creamy and delicious but not one that will create a spare tyre! I knew I wanted to make something with bone broth as I want to eat a lot more of that for my...
Baked Fish Wrapped in Crispy Potatoes

Baked Fish Wrapped in Crispy Potatoes

Trout fillets brushed with a lemon and herb dressing, baked in a wrapping of thinly sliced potatoes until golden brown and nice and crispy. Delicious! The potato wrapping does get nice and crispy and when you bite through it you get hit by the amazingly fresh and...
Salmon with a Honey Mustard Pistachio Crust

Salmon with a Honey Mustard Pistachio Crust

If you are cut from the “I hate fish!!” cloth and are thinking, “There is no way I will ever, ever, ever in my life like fish.” I can sympathise. I used to hate fish! I ignored huge sections of menus for years, but no longer. I have...
Flavour Filled Fish Parcels

Flavour Filled Fish Parcels

I always aim to eat a diet rich in healthy fats, cooking with coconut oil, plenty of avocados, nuts, eggs, butchers bacon, dressing salads with olive oil and if you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I eat plenty of salmon. But that’s the only fish I...
Katsu-Karē – Breaded Chicken with Sweet Curry Sauce

Katsu-Karē – Breaded Chicken with Sweet Curry Sauce

Katsu is a Japanese method of breadcrumbing chicken. Japanese curry is thicker and sweeter than Indian curry and is always served with a bed of rice. You can buy a curry powder mix and add or use the measures in this recipe. I looked for the ratio of spices that would...
Crispy Quinoa Cakes

Crispy Quinoa Cakes

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an ancient grain, or rather, seed, originating from the high altitude regions of the Andean mountains in South America.  Originally grown by the Incas in Ecuador, Bolivia, Columbia and Peru, it was one of the few crops that could...
Hearty Cottage Pie

Hearty Cottage Pie

I love cottage pie! (Turns out Shepherds pie is made with lamb.) This is a delicious hearty meal for a cold day. I’ve always wanted to make my own version without the addition of gravy granules. I’m just not crazy on the flavour or maybe I’m just not...

Tasty Potato Curry

This is one of the first recipes I remember learning how to make when I was a teenager. I was determined to learn to cook from scratch. I thought cooking from a jar was cheating and I wanted to know what was in my food. My mum was happy to have dinner made...

Creamy Dairy-Free Pasta Sauce

I just love creamy pasta (who doesn’t?!), and sometimes a big, heaped serving of the stuff is just the only thing that will kill my craving for it. However, as any dairy in my diet causes spots across my cheeks I had to find a dairy free alternative.  This is a...
Spicy BBQ Sweet Potato Wedges

Spicy BBQ Sweet Potato Wedges

Why sweet potatoes rather than our usual spuds? The moist-fleshed, orange-colored root vegetable may be one of nature’s unsurpassed sources of beta-carotene. Their ability to provide us with a key antioxidant like beta-carotene makes them a standout antioxidant...

Maple Dill Carrots

Ingredients: Makes 4 servings 1 tablespoon coconut oil 3 cups peeled and sliced carrots 4 tablespoons of maple syrup 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill pinch of salt and black pepper How: Boil carrots until tender. Remove from saucepan and drain...

Warming South Indian Soup

This is one of my favourite soup recipes of all time! It’s so delicious! Ingredients: 2 tbsp coconut oil 2 cloves garlic, minced thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and sliced into matchsticks 1 fresh red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced 1/2 tsp mustard seeds...
Classic Red Wine Bolognese

Classic Red Wine Bolognese

I have to say, I just love lasagne! I first started making this as I wanted to make lasagne from scratch. Well all but the pasta sheets. However that was all before I found out that eating dairy was giving me the spots all over my cheeks, so as the sauce is...
Chili Sin Carne

Chili Sin Carne

I started cooking this recipe when I had a few tins of kidney beans in the cupboard that were about to go off. I had been reading about the benefits of eating beans (Beans are a digestive wonder thanks to their high protein and fibre content, supporting the movement...

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