The sun was shining into my kitchen as I did my pre-lunch fridge surfing, prompting me to pull together a little salad in celebration of the first free Vitamin D of the year. Continue reading
Coconut based soups are one of the best bits of low carb dieting. This one is delicious.
600ml Chicken Stock
800g Butternut squash, seeded and peeled
4 tbsp Olive oil
3 Dried kashmiri chillies Continue reading
I’m always on the lookout for carb susbtitutes that provide healthy, dissident alternatives to stodge. This one from my new, favourite cook book, Smashing Plates, by Maria Ella is on the menu tonight.
When you’re trying to lose weight – or even trying to maintain your figure – lunch can be the most difficult meal to get right. For those of you lucky enough to work from home, here’s a list of lunches that are easy to shop for and produce in just a few minutes. Delicious too. Continue reading
One of the nicest lunches I have ever eaten was at Palazzo Fava café in Bologna with my daughter, Polly. It was simply some fresh salad leaves, beansprouts, crumbled goats cheese and toasted hazelnuts. Continue reading
When days are long and evenings are short quick and easy recipes are required. If you’re watching your weight you also need quick and easy low carb. Here’s one I prepared earlier… Continue reading
On a cold and rainy day you need something to insulate you from the inside out. This soup should fit the bill. This will make 4 portions: 2 portions to eat now and 2 to freeze. You can multiply as you need to.
Take one cauliflower. Continue reading
I try as far as possible to eat with the seasons. It’s better for the planet and, some would argue, better for our bodies. So in the middle of winter I really miss having a big bowl of salad. In recent years I’ve learned to scratch that itch by making slaw. Continue reading
One of my favourite salads which works equally well for two people and ten. Most of the ingredients can be prepared in advance and the salad assembled, beautifully, at the last minute. I made it recently, on one of those beautiful summer days we had, for a very important occasion with some of our specialest friends and it hit the spot. Continue reading
Easy to prepare and stunning to behold, stuffed peppers make a great starter, buffet dish and accompaniment to roast and barbecued meats. Use this as a recipe template and just experiment with what you’ve got in the fridge. Avoid the anchovies for a vegetarian option. Continue reading