Buddha bowl – recipe

I love Buddha bowls, so called because they should be bulging like buddhas stomach. You can pack them with so much healthy goodness and they fill you up for ages.  I try to fill mine with a good source of protein, veggies and a crop such as rice, bulgar wheat, couscous or quinoa. The great…

Soy & honey salmon – recipe

I love fish, and just don’t eat enough! Last week my housemate and I had a salmon craving and so grabbed some fillets during our weekly shop. Raiding the cupboard we mixed a load of staple ingredients together and made a healthy, tasty quick dinner with a handful of veggies Ingredients  1/4 cup soy sauce…

Nectarine, prosciutto and watercress salad 

While searching the Internet for low-carb/low-calorie meals I stumbled across this great one from Nom nom paleo. Lidl didn’t have any peaches so I had to use nectarines instead, and it was absolutely brilliant. Here is a quick step-by-step guide of how to make it yourself. Is a taste sensation, and feels like summer in your…

Roasted Vegetables and Herb Chicken – Recipe

I’ve mentioned many a time how much I love quick dinners, the occasional packet mix, and tasty food. Today I managed all 3 with a little help from my friend… Maggi. The ‘so tender’ range of packet mixes are ideal if you like succulent, flavoursome chicken but don’t always have time to prepare a meal….

Tandoori inspired chicken with avocado Mayo – recipe

I love Indian food. I’m also on a diet. These two things don’t usually mix well for me as I love rice and garlic naan bread! So, taking inspiration from my love of chicken shashlik I decided to attempt my own Indian spiced chicken! My friend Rob came for tea and a catch up and…

Homemade Pot Noodle

As a kid there was nothing I loved more than a pot noodle. Now I’m an adult I have taken to making my own. It’s healthier and cheaper to do! Makes one Ingredients  Dried noodles 1 spring onion Handful of bean sprouts Handful of Asian stir fry veg Tofu or cooked chicken 1 tsp miso…

Chocolate Orange Pots – Recipe

I’m not in a relationship so this Valentine’s Day I’ve made it my favourite dessert for my mates instead! The presentation isn’t great I’m afraid as I was in a rush, but it tastes sooooo damn good! Calories – no idea, best not to know! Make 3 stupidly big ones. Or 6 smaller ones. Make…

Fennel & Bacon Pasta – Recipe

I love aniseed, and so fennel is one of my favourite herbs. I adapted this a little from a Good Food recipe I saw today, using things in my store cupboard. Most of the pasta I cook is quick, easy and mostly boring. This was anything but boring! It was ready in around 30 minutes. …

Not so traditional Spag Bol – Recipe

This is a massive bastardisation of the traditional Spaghetti Bolognese. I love italian food but I also love adding loads of stuff to traditional recipes and seeing what happens.  I used to make this loads, and have always had a good reaction to it so it can’t be too bad! I cooked this for my…

Blueberry, Banana & Cinnamon muffins – Recipe

These ace muffins are a great breakfast snack. The recipe comes from the Hairy Dieters and they are only 256 calories each!  Makes 8 large or 12 medium Ingredients  250g/9oz plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon, plus ½ tsp extra for the topping pinch of salt 2 ripe bananas, mashed 150g/5oz…

Matcha cake Mix – Review

Matcha cake is a traditional Japanese cake. I had never heard of it, and when the guys at Hope Makes It Easy asked me to try and recreate this with their cake mix, I jumped at the chance.  Nozomi, (Japanese for Hope) the founder of Hope makes it easy, loves Matcha cake. Born and raised in…

Peanut butter cookies – Recipe

My dad LOVES peanut butter cookies, so I thought I would surprise him with these tasty treats at the weekend. They work better with crunchy peanut butter, but you can use smooth if you wish.  Makes around 20 Ingredients  2 eggs 400g peanut butter 350g caster sugar 1 tsp salt Peanuts for decoration Method Pre-heat…