Fresh Eating

I can’t diet, I hate deprivation and I love food. So telling me to cut out all bread forever is just a no-no. I end up cutting it out for three days then smashing as much freshly baked goodness in my face on day four…but Mireille Guiliano’s book – French Women Don’t get Fat – is a promise that she’ll reintroduce you to the love of food, fresh ingredients, amazing combinations and the odd delicious pastry. Also she promises I wont have to give up wine. One of my most favourite things in the world, is a spectacular wine! 

Crusted Chicken & Couscous

760 calories per portion. I don’t know if this is good or bad but since it’s the only recipe in this handwritten book with a calorie number next to it, I’m assuming it’s good and am mentally preparing myself for how thin I’m going to be after eating it! 

Avo & Chili – Mexican Layer

As per usual I hauled the heavy recipe books and files out of the cupboard and began to flick though to find something tasty, and well, when I saw the words avocado, I was sold! A tasty snack or starter recipe that’s quick, effortless and delish!

Fruit & Nut Biscuits

My Granny’s old recipe for biscuits. This recipe is amazing, substitute the ingredients and make it your own…really the possibilities are endless! A perfect tea time treat.

Glazed Carrots

Joosh up those boring old carrots! This post is for a rather delicious little gem of a recipe for carrots that I served with Sunday’s roast

Milo Chocolate Cake

Growing up my mum almost always home made our birthday cakes, she went to great lengths to make our birthday’s special. In the spirit of keeping family traditions going…it is my husband’s birthday this May and for Alex’s birthday I’m combining two of his favourite things – chocolate and chocolate!

Kedgeree

Breakfast Smoked Haddock Kedgeree – fresh and easy ingredients in a single dish, quick to make and looks impressive!

Chicken in Puff Pastry

I’ve been feeling all inspired by my mama, who regularly made up recipes based on what we had lying around in the house. So hoping the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree I started to think about what we had in the fridge…

Fruity Pork Chops

What can I say about this recipe…I adore it. I went to yoga and came home to make this recipe, it was ready in less than a half hour, it was so easy I had time to record a juggling instagram video and make a salad! I love making pork and never know what to do with it other than fry and serve with apple sauce, so when flicking through my mum’s handwritten recipes…

Watermelon Salad

I’m always on the hunt for interesting salad recipes. This one is no exception…though I’m not sure my beagle, Clara, agreed with me!

Bran-ana Muffins

An alternative to banana bread for those old bananas ! So that little lump of joy in the picture above is me as a baby, obviously already in love with cooking, the kitchen and wooden spoons!