Inspired by a recent visit to Juliet’s (my favourite Tunbridge Wells café) this salad is the perfect accompaniment to grilled or barbecued meats; tonight it is going to sidle up to a grilled lamb chop from Speaight’s butcher. To me, supper doesn’t get any better than this! However, this salad would also make a delicious and nutritious lunch. Hope you like it as much as we did!
Category: Starters, Snacks & Nibbles
On a healthy diet snacks don’t look much different from any other meals, though you may choose a smaller portion. Many of the recipes here are adaptable for lunch, snacks, starters or dinner party nibbles.
Goat’s Cheese and Asparagus Crustless Quiche
To me, May is the most beautiful month; the garden is full of colour and life, summer is still waiting to happen. The new season’s asparagus is an added bonus. You can add it to soups and salads, or simply eat on it’s own with a little butter and black pepper, or a poached egg.
Carrot, nut and yoghurt brunch bowl
I must confess, I find ‘during the day’ food a bit of a pain. I really love my evening cooking ritual but I’m too often tempted to cut myself a quick chunk of cheese at midday and carry on working. To cure myself of my bad habits I’ve been trying different brunch bowls. This one works well – and it was especially easy because I made my favourite rainbow room salad last night and simply processed a few extra carrots for later. Continue reading
An Italian Picnic
We’ve just returned from a few hot and heady days in Rome enjoying some delicious food –and arrived home in time for an English heat wave. Continue reading
Scallops and bacon with samphire and peas
I’ve recently subscribed to Fishbox in an attempt to get more fresh fish into my diet which is both responsibly caught and carefully selected. My first couple of boxes have been a great adventure and I’m looking forward to eating a wider variety of fish more regularly. Continue reading
Easiest ever smoked mackerel paté
It’s not always easy to eat enough oily fish, and it can be difficult to find easy and delicious low carb foods for lunch and snacks. This recipe ticks both boxes, and it’s almost too easy to call a recipe: Continue reading
Oliver Twist Broad Beans
Not everyone likes them, in fact a lot of people don’t, as I was reminded on Saturday evening when I served a large dish of fresh broad beans at supper with friends. Whoops!
My long-standing friend with a long-standing dislike of the most unloved bean was polite enough to try them – and then ask for more! I decided it was a recipe that needed sharing, being not only delicious but also very simple. Continue reading
Quail’s Egg, Olive & Chorizo Nibbles
Ideas for low carb nibbles can be difficult to come by. This is my latest offering and I’m told they’re delicious. They are also very easy to make. Continue reading
Power Paté : Organic Chicken Liver
Paté makes a perfect low carb high fat snack. When it comes to superfoods, liver is very near the top of the list providing way more nutrients per gram than the fruits and vegetables which often hog the limelight. Continue reading
Coffee and Walnut Chocolates
Low carbers don’t need to miss out on delicious things. These coffee and walnut chocolates hit the healthy and happy spot. They make a great hostess gift or a delicious mid morning snack with a cup of coffee. Continue reading