I’m always on the lookout for delicious and economical mid-week suppers and these hit the spot – they would also work well as part of a tapas-style feast. I served them last night with some fennel and orange slaw and some tahini yoghurt laced with chillies. They also taste good cold! Continue reading
That nibbly time of year is approaching when I find myself missing those little dainty ‘croustades’ that I used to buy and fill with delicious concoctions in the days before I was gluten free. I’ve been wracking my brains for an alternative and realised I could make little containers with slices of courgette. Continue reading
This was one of those accidental salads that worked so well I felt duty bound to write it down and share it with you. Therefore, apologies for the photo because, as so often happens, it wasn’t until it was half-eaten that I realised how good it was! Continue reading
I’ve written before about mid-week entertaining. It’s one of the great benefits of working from home, but I still like to get everything ready before the work day starts so that if anything happens to delay things at the end of the day, I’m still on track for a hassle-free evening with friends. Continue reading
It’s not easy to adapt a low carb diet to our convenience food mentality. Most of us want to grab and go when it comes to lunch and breakfast, but few foods offer the level of easy packaging and shelf life that carbs do.
I’m on a mission to provide a few quick and easy, store cupboard, brunch/lunch/supper options that don’t break the Dissident rules. Continue reading
As easy as it gets, this salad is healthy and satisfying. It makes a satisfying lunch all on its own, or a great accompaniment to lamb chops of cold chicken. You can beef it up with some feta cheese, if that isn’t a contradiction in terms. Choosing your oils is an art form in itself for changing the flavour every time! 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
The latest research suggests that aspirin can reduce your risk for a range of commonly occurring cancers (as well as a number of heart problems). I’m sure many of us will be beetling off to our GPs for a recommendation. But you don’t have to rely on pills for your health – eating the right food has the same effect – only with more enjoyment factor (which further boosts immunity). 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
Cauliflower must be one of the greatest Godsends for low carb dieters. It picks up flavours so well and is full of important nutrients. Classic cauliflower cheese is a bit long-winded to make so try these three variations on a theme. For a fourth option have a look at my lime pickle cauliflower recipe too. Continue reading