Quick tasty pasta sauce

This recipe is super quick to make, full of flavour and low calorie. I make a big batch of this and freeze it for an even quicker dinner option. Ingredients 400g tin of chopped tomatoes1 glass of white wine1 Onion, finely chopped2 cloves of garlic1 vegetable oxo cube, crushed2 tsp Marmite5-6 basil leaves Method Heat…

Easy Steak Salad

This simple steak salad is super easy, and impresses people with its burst of flavour. Ingredients Chosen piece of steak (I love sirloin) Handful of watercress/rocket mix Palmful of shelled pistachios Watermelon 5-6 mint leaves, chopped To make the glaze 1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar 3 tbsp honey Method Firstly mix the honey and balsamic vinegar…

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…