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Beef, Beetroot & Radish Salad

Beef, Beetroot & Radish Salad

This is a quick and easy meal to prepare that packs a surprising amount of flavour. If you want it to be meat free, then you could always use halloumi or tofu instead. The capers are optional, as I know they aren’t for everyone. They […]

Making an Omelette

Making an Omelette

A while back now, when talking about using the grill, I briefly mentioned that I’m not very good at making omelettes the conventional way in a frying pan and so use the grill to finish them off cooking. I thought it would be a good […]

Lemon & Coriander Cod with Carrot & Cauliflower Pilaf

Lemon & Coriander Cod with Carrot & Cauliflower Pilaf

I don’t generally bother to grate my vegetables in recipes, as it adds an extra step in preparation, which means it takes longer. Also the grater I have is not very good, so I find it time consuming and too much hard work. But for […]

Ingredient of the Week: Egg

Ingredient of the Week: Egg

As a child I adored egg, preferably scrambled or fried. For some reason when growing up I claimed I didn’t like pasta and so whenever Mum made pasta bolognese for tea, I would have “Chucky Egg” instead. Basically mashed up boiled egg with butter and […]

Egg & Bacon Brunch Salad

Egg & Bacon Brunch Salad

The inspiration for this recipe came from one on Tesco Real Food. However this called for poached egg instead of boiled. As I explain in Poaching an Egg, it’s not a skill I’m good at so I thought a soft boiled egg would also work […]

Poaching an Egg

Poaching an Egg

I love poached eggs. There is nothing more enjoyable than poached eggs and avocado on sourdough or a bagel. Throw in some smoked salmon and I am in heaven. The problem is, I can’t seem to make it myself. I can only enjoy poached eggs […]

Hoisin Cod with Crispy Omelette Cake

Hoisin Cod with Crispy Omelette Cake

Ok, so this might not be the prettiest of meals to look at, but its tasty and nutritious. Its also quick to make and a little different to your usual noodle stir-fry. Often fish fillets are quite small and so don’t contain enough protein for […]

Ingredient of the Week: Rocket

Ingredient of the Week: Rocket

Rocket is a cruciferous vegetable like cauliflower, kale and broccoli. It is a    typically “English” salad leaf vegetable, even though it originates in the Mediterranean. It is available all year round and is very easy to grow. In fact if you aren’t careful it will […]

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 […]