Dairy Free ‘Carbonara’ – Recipe

My housemate insists that this is not carbonara. I agree. What this is, however is a great tasting alternative if you don’t like cream and cheese! It’s quick, easy and super tasty! Serves 2 Ingredients  160g dry Spaghetti (I do 80g per person) 2 eggs 4 rashers of bacon Salt and pepper to season Method…

Quiche Lorraine – Recipe

My mother has made quiches for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was a little girl she has made them. I still hate them. However the rest of the family love them and so I thought I would pop it in my blog. Ingredients  For the Shortcrust pastry 6oz plain flour 3oz…

Garlic & Rosemary focaccia – Recipe

I love bread. The one that always seems to turn out well for me is focaccia. So, using Jamie Oliver’s standard focaccia bread recipe and amending it a little below, I experimented using some toppings of my own. I loved the results! Recipe – for the dough 500g strong white bread flour 1tsp sea salt…

Mango dressing – recipe

This dressing is great on the Buddha bowls, chicken dishes and even as a smoothie!  Ingredients  250g mango pieces Juice of one orange Juice of one lime  Tbsp honey Tsp of ground cumin Tbsp of olive oil  Handful of coriander Method In a food processor, blend together the mango, lime juice, orange juice, cumin and…

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. …