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.
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
There are endless variations of this recipe out there: here’s mine. But Now for a confession… Continue reading
Lemon Macaroon Tart
If you’re still searching for a low carb, gluten free, dessert that doesn’t taste like any of the above, then look no further. Continue reading
Blue cheese and celery soup
I’ve fallen in love with soup all over again while I’ve been recovering from surgery. It’s such a good way to deliver nutrients into your system when your digestion is compromised by trauma and antibiotics. Friends have provided delicious new recipes and I’ve rediscovered some old ones – like this blue cheese and celery soup that I haven’t made for years. Continue reading
I don’t miss pasta one bit, but I do miss some of the sauces. Continue reading
Venison steaks and celeriac mash
My lovely husband needed a little bit of cheering up last night and this perfectly hit the spot. Continue reading
Christmas Cream Cheat!
Need to whip cream this Christmas? Just leave the film top on the pot and shake it until you can hear it’s the right consistency! Don’t overshake or it will go buttery.
King kale gratin
I tried this for the first time last night and started a whole new love affair with kale: I used curly (Riverford organic kale is quite honestly the best I’ve ever tasted) but you can use any kale you like. The great revelation for me was the crispy topping created by the alchemy of kale and cheese – absolutely delicious. Continue reading
Dissident chocolate ice cream
My dissident diet has become such a way of life now that I even inflict low carb menus on friends I invite for supper. So convinced am I that it’s the diet we should all be eating, fat or thin, Continue reading
Roasted chicken breast with creamy butternut squash and chilli
I’m always on the lookout for simple ‘one-pot’ suppers that can be assembled in no time at all, bunged in the oven and served with a simple salad or a side serving of steamed greens. To fit the bill the recipe needs to be warming, spicy and delicious too. This is the perfect example – works for one and scale for a family. Just delicious!