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Smoked Coley Rice Salad

Smoked Coley Rice Salad

I have recently signed up to a monthly subscription from a company called Fishbox, which sends me a selection of sustainably caught fresh fish, that has already been prepared and filleted, each month. As a result I’m able to try a variety of new fish, as […]

Top 10 Nutrition Tips

Top 10 Nutrition Tips

Last month I was approached by someone to ask me for my top 10 bits of nutritional advice and so I thought I would write them down and share. 1. Get Plenty of Fruit & Veg Aim for 8 portions of fruit and vegetables a […]

Smoked Salmon & Eggs on Potato Cakes

Smoked Salmon & Eggs on Potato Cakes

This recipe is brilliant for that slightly indulgent brunch or lunch dish, to enjoy when you are still wanting to get plenty of nutrition in to your body, while also providing it with a treat. Ideally you would poach the eggs properly so that they have […]

Ingredient of the Week: Mangetout

Ingredient of the Week: Mangetout

One of the vegetables that my Dad has been growing in his allotment is mangetout. They are in season at the moment, which means he’s been keeping me well supplied with them. Therefore I’ve been eating them a lot and so thought I should focus […]

Satay Style Prawn Noodles

Satay Style Prawn Noodles

As a child I used to say I hated peanut butter. I’m not sure I had ever actually really tried it. My mum isn’t a big fan and so we never really had it in the house. Now I eat it a lot. Spread on […]

Learning to Bake Bread

Learning to Bake Bread

For a long time now I have wanted to learn how to bake bread properly. I just love the smell and taste of it when freshly baked and so wanted to be able to replicate it myself. As a child, Mum used to have a […]

Thai Chicken Curry & Rice One Pan

Thai Chicken Curry & Rice One Pan

Sometimes even the best of us have very little enthusiasm to cook. You might be tired, you might be stressed, your mind might just be on other things. Either way, when you are experiencing this you need a recipe for a meal that doesn’t take […]

Ingredient of the Week: Tenderstem Broccoli

Ingredient of the Week: Tenderstem Broccoli

Tenderstem broccoli is a relatively new vegetable to British supermarket shelves. It originates from Japan and is a cross between broccoli and kale. It is from the brassica family of vegetables, sharing nutritional qualities with cauliflower, cabbage and pak choi, as well as the 2 […]

Curried Paneer & Tenderstem with Mango Salsa

Curried Paneer & Tenderstem with Mango Salsa

This recipe evolved a lot from my initial plans. I intended to make paneer and pepper kebabs, but I ran out of peppers and so had to raid my fridge to find a good substitute. Sometimes these sort of meals turn out to be the […]

The Healing Power of Food

The Healing Power of Food

Since Libby passed away a few weeks ago, I must admit my highly nutritious athlete’s diet has been a little suspect. For the majority of the time I’ve still been able to stick to my general diet guidelines that I describe in my blog post […]

Chicken & Mango Stir-Fry

Chicken & Mango Stir-Fry

Quick, simple and tasty, this sweet and spicy stir-fry is great for using up any leftover vegetables you have at the end of the week. I used carrot and broccoli, as well as the mango but pepper, kale, or baby corn would work. I suggest […]

Ingredient of the Week: Prawn

Ingredient of the Week: Prawn

Prawns are a shellfish or crustation. They come in many sizes from the very small, size of your fingernail, to the very large, bigger than your hand. The larger varieties are often referred to as tiger or king prawns. All prawns have 10 legs. They […]