I’m a great believer that the proverbs and old wives’ tales that we learned from our grandparents were based in ancient wisdom that we ignore at our peril. So I wasn’t surprised to learn, during my functional medicine training earlier this year, that a daily portion of stewed apples can work miracles in just a few days to support and restore a healthy microbial population in the gut. Continue reading
You’ll see that in many of my recipes I feature something called XVOO – that’s extra virgin olive oil for people who are too lazy to type it out. I also write it like that because I want to draw your attention to it as an ingredient. We all know it’s an oil with a healthy reputation but it may be a lot more powerful than we realise.
When the weather is skorchio I love to spend half an hour in the cool of the kitchen before the heat gets going – pottering round and preparing something nice for supper. This morning, I was going to make my tried and tested stuffed peppers recipe when I spotted some prosciutto in the fridge and decided to experiment with a variation on a theme. Continue reading
This one’s more of a tip than a recipe. When I was racking my brains for good low carb nibble just recently I spied a jar of Brindisa garlic cloves in the fridge that were a bit neglected and a new nibble idea took shape. Continue reading
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!
Thanks to the unpredictable contents of my Riverford box, I’m always looking for new ways to combine vegetable in a healthy and delicious way. This was yesterday’s experiment which really tickled my tastebuds in a way that made it an instant share.
Although this recipe is a little higher in carbs than I normally include (containing roughly 10g carbs per 100g) a small portion (c.150g) in an otherwise low carb meal should not threaten ketosis once you are keto-adapted.
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.
You know how I feel about cake and desserts: even when they’re made with the best ingredients, they are too energy dense for every day scoffing. That’s why making a cake is a treat – because we don’t do it very often.
There are some classic flavour combinations that risk being forever lost to low carb dieters and many of my recipes focus on keeping them alive. Here’s one that works well for breakfast and also as a dessert. Continue reading