Last night’s simple dessert accidentally turned into something bloggable that I was encouraged to share. I started off by halving some apricots to roast and serve with yoghurt, and the addition of a few extra ingredients along the way elevated it to something special. Continue reading
This recipe works just as well for a winter starter as it does for a healthy packed lunch; the quantities in the recipe mean there’s plenty for both. Continue reading
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
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
I love my NutriBullet, and wouldn’t be without it but it’s important to remember that not everything you can pulverise in a cup is good for you: the key benefit of smoothie makers is their ability to reduce foods to micro-particles that bypass our lazy chewing and boost stressed digestion, improving bioavailability of nutrients; the key danger is how easy it is to overwhelm your blood sugar because of the fast absorption.
The perfect supper if you fancy a curry but can’t be bothered to cook it! Continue reading
We’re out in Turkey enjoying the amazing climate and incredible food. Breakfast this morning was incredibly Dissident: Turkish yoghurt, extra virgin olive oil, dried cherry tomatoes and fresh (not dried) almonds. We’ve got mandarins, pomegranates and bananas growing around our villa. Continue reading
Desserts are one of the trickiest courses when you’re on any diet, but particularly on The Dissident Diet. Normally I sidestep the whole affair by providing cheese, celery and some UK grown fruit, which tends to be lower in sugar. Continue reading