January

Jan 11th: Kale, Chicken & Beetroot Salad

Jan 11th: Kale, Chicken & Beetroot Salad

Serves 2 Ingredients: 100g kale 4 whole beetroot 2 skinless, boneless chicken thighs Optional: 100g goats cheese or feta Handful of pumpkin seeds Handful of sunflower seeds 2 oranges 2 tsp. wholegrain mustard Extra-virgin olive oil Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper   Method: Preheat […]

Jan 12th: Thai Chicken Skewers With Chilli, Coriander And Lime

Jan 12th: Thai Chicken Skewers With Chilli, Coriander And Lime

Introduction: This this is all about the marinade. The longer you leave the chicken in the marinade the more pronounced the flavour. The chicken needs at least an hour and the marinade to take any effect, at the maximum of 24 hours. This recipe uses […]

Jan 13th: Bacon & Egg Cups

Jan 13th: Bacon & Egg Cups

Serves 2 Ingredients 4 eggs 8 rashers of bacon Oil or butter Some fresh herbs to taste Salt and pepper    Method Preheat the oven to 160C Grease a muffin tin/cupcake tin with some oil or butter, line with the bacon slices around the sides […]

Jan 14th: Kale Salad with Cranberries & Pine Nuts

Jan 14th: Kale Salad with Cranberries & Pine Nuts

Introduction: Kale is one of the most nutrient dense vegetables and also happens to be cheap and readily available so it’s easy to include in your diet. I like cooked kale what it can sometimes be a little bitter. Raw kale is fantastic marinated, as […]

Jan 15th: The Perfect Steak

Jan 15th: The Perfect Steak

Introduction: Two rules to a perfect steak: a very hot pan, and room temperature meat.  A steak with good marbling will produce the best flavor. Rib eye or sirlion work well, or something like rump or denver steak,  which is increasing in popularity. Feather steaks are cheap but […]

Jan 16th: Dairy Free Smoothies

Jan 16th: Dairy Free Smoothies

Serves 2 Ingredients: 400 ml non-dairy milk (almond, coconut) or water 1 banana ½ avocado – optional 100g-200g fruit such as berries or mango. Frozen fruit works well. 1 tbsp. coconut oil – optional 1 tbsp. gelatin (Great Lakes brand – green tub) – optional […]

Jan 17th: Slow Cooked Lamb Stew

Jan 17th: Slow Cooked Lamb Stew

Ingredients: 400-500g diced lamb 1 onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 2 parsnips, diced Optional: ½ butternut squash, diced 500ml stock, preferably homemade, or water 1tbsp tomato puree Fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary Salt & pepper Fresh parsley and lemon zest to garnish   Slow […]

Jan 18th: Winter Chicken Pie

Jan 18th: Winter Chicken Pie

Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato, diced 1 celeriac, diced Leftover roast chicken or pre-cooked chicken breast or thigh meat 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 shallot, finely chopped 3 diced carrots 1 finely chopped red pepper 6 mushrooms, sliced Fresh herbs – 1 […]

Jan 19th: Simple Banana Pancakes

Jan 19th: Simple Banana Pancakes

Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 mashed banana 2 eggs 1 tbsp. cashew butter (or any nut butter). You could also replace this with 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed or 1 tbsp. coconut flour Coconut oil or butter for frying    Method: Thoroughly mix the mashed banana, 2 […]

Jan 20th: Bolognese

Jan 20th: Bolognese

Introduction A slow-cooked Bolognese sauce is one of my absolute favourite meals. You don’t have to slow cook this, but for best results try to give the sauce at least 45 minutes. I add liver to the sauce, which once cooked, simply lends richness to […]