April 28, 2015

Week Night Bacon and Broccoli Pasta Recipe

This is one of my quick fix week night dinners which is a winner with both kids and adults. The only fresh ingredient is the broccoli, everything else is store cupboard stuff. As this is my own recipe, the quantities are quite approximate, so I’m hoping it’s not too vague. I’ve tried to estimate the quantities that I would use for making generous two portions (my kids like this so much that sometimes they eat a lot more than I would expect).
January 30, 2015

Shepherd’s Pie with Extra Veg Recipe

If I’m going to spend a bit longer in the kitchen preparing a family meal, I’d like it to be something that really ticks all the boxes in terms being a healthy and delicious recipe. And if it can be eaten for more than one days in a row, all the better!
January 30, 2015

Courgette Noodles with Avocado Sauce Recipe

This is an absolutely lovely recipe from Ella Woodward of DeliciouslyElla that will leave you feeling both satisfied and very virtuous. The Courgette Noodles with Avocado Sauce Recipe is not, however, one of my family recipes, this is more for husband and me. My fairly adventurous 5 year old did try this, but it wasn’t really a winner with them.
August 27, 2014

Chicken curry the healthy way recipe

One of the things I hate about ‘diet food’ is that it’s often bland and tasteless.  So when I’m trying to think up different ways of making tasty meals out of Metabolic Balance plan foods, I want to make sure that they taste good too!  So a chicken curry the healthy way, seemed like a great option. Some of the spices I’ve started using more and more are curry powder and Garam Masala powder.  Watch this space for further permutations of the theme, but let’s start with today’s recipe, a good old-fashioned chicken curry.
August 19, 2014

Bean and Mushroom Salad

Just tried a new little combo which I thought turned out rather nicely.  I used two great store cupboard ingredients for a bit more quick and easy flavour:  pureed lemongrass and Waitrose chopped ginger in vinegar.  Which means no hassle in grating fresh ginger root, or buying lemongrass stalks.  I’m definitely going to try these two for other dishes too! Anyway, here’s the bean salad recipe: Serves 1 70g of chestnut mushrooms 50g of avocado 20g (or your remaining vegetable allowance) of cucumber, cubed into small cubes 170g or your tinned bean allowance (remember to double up the weight on […]