Vivacious Vietnamese stew

  This is a recipe based on one that Stella made on holiday in Vietnam so it is a joint effort after I put in a few extra bits. On first glance this looks like a lot of ingredients and a lot of hassle but to be honest it’s easier than you would think.  Of…… Continue reading Vivacious Vietnamese stew

Jumping Jamaican Inspired Cottage Pie

This recipe was inspired by an episode of Sunday Brunch but I adapted it to be healthier as usual, Slimmingworld friendly/low fat if required and gluten free.  Only one word needed YUM! INGREDIENTS Marinade 500g of skirt beef or beef cheeks or 1kg of oxtail (a slow cook cut of of lamb/goat/mutton or even chicken…… Continue reading Jumping Jamaican Inspired Cottage Pie

Valiant Veggie and Banging Beef Chilli

This dish is extremely versatile and can be made purely vegetarian/vegan by omitting the meat (obviously 😊), Worcestershire Sauce as it contains fish and substituting the beef stock .  It can also be gluten free if required. You can use beef or turkey mince and really you can add as more veg or beans as…… Continue reading Valiant Veggie and Banging Beef Chilli

Truly Taste bud Tickling Turkey and Virtuous Vegetable Cottage Pie

This is a revamped recipe to accommodate Slimming World dieters.  From my calculations it is Syn free if the cheese is used as your Healthy Extra (please double check the calculations and let me know if there are hidden Syns).  You should be able to get about 4 portions and if served with extra veg…… Continue reading Truly Taste bud Tickling Turkey and Virtuous Vegetable Cottage Pie

Fabulous Fusion Stir fried Steak

Sometimes it it’s just a case of looking what’s in your cupboard and throw it ta all together. This is a truly global dish. It can be low carb with the use of zero noodles, it can be made with chicken, fish/seafood, pork, tofu, Quorn or just vegetables it’s just so versatile.  Don’t be put…… Continue reading Fabulous Fusion Stir fried Steak


All I can say is OMG wow! Just remember to bring your toothpick and a bib. This is loosely based on a recipe from Tom Kerridge’s diet book ( ) , it really is a winner. INGREDIENTS 1 – 1.5kg of Pork shoulder (fat removed) 100g chipotle paste 2 tbsp tomato purée 3 tbsp cider vinegar Juice of 2 oranges,…… Continue reading PUKKA PULLED PORK LETTUCE WRAPS

Beautifully Bonkers Beef Rendang Curry

Doesn’t look the prettiest but yummy all the same Many years ago I went to Thailand and we went out on a scuba-diving boat trip, I was a wimp and stuck to snorkeling but the experience itself was great.  During the course of the trip they served up a stew/curry and I’ve been searching for…… Continue reading Beautifully Bonkers Beef Rendang Curry

Magnificent Morcilla y Cebollas en Ciabatta (Spanish black pudding on ciabatta with caramelised onions)

  Served as a part of a tapas meal Spicy Meatballs and Patatas Bravas Sue, my sister-in-law raved about this dish when she came back from the Costa del Sol. The next time we went we ordered what we thought was the same but the look on her face was heartbreaking when she said it…… Continue reading Magnificent Morcilla y Cebollas en Ciabatta (Spanish black pudding on ciabatta with caramelised onions)

Superb Stroganoff

Hands up on this one I can’t take the credit as it is a recipe that I found in Tom Kerridge’s Lose Weight For Good book (my favourite at the moment).  The only suggestion I would make if you wanted to reduce the calories even more would be to use fat free Skya or Greek Yoghurt. …… Continue reading Superb Stroganoff

Luscious Lasagna Without the Guilt, Well, Almost

I pinched this basic recipe from Tom Kerridge’s Lose Weight for Good series but as with most of my recipes, I have changed them to make them more to my palate and usually a bit lighter on the calories.  It’s bursting with vegetables so a good way of trying to get some of your 5…… Continue reading Luscious Lasagna Without the Guilt, Well, Almost