Tip of the day

For a healthier twist of mince beef try using ostrich mince it’s lower in fat rich in taste. Also you could try turkey mince but personally I prefer the ostrich. Just be aware that it cooks a lot quicker than the other type so don’t cook it for long or it will dry out. Can…… Continue reading Tip of the day

Tagliatelle Bolognese – A tribute to the late Antonio Bolognese

This is a tribute to the late Antonio Carluccio who passed away this week.  He was known as the Godfather of Italian cooking and is a great loss to the culinary world.  The ingredients are simple but the secret it in the low and slow simmering.  For a change I have not changed the recipe…… Continue reading Tagliatelle Bolognese – A tribute to the late Antonio Bolognese

Crazy Good Cantonese Chicken, Beef, Fish, Quorn or Tofu

This is another old faithful from my repertoire which a Chinese chef taught me over 20 years ago.  It is very versatile as it can be made with beef, chicken, pork, tofu or just veggies and it’s just as good.  By making the sauce separately first means you can adjust the seasoning to your own…… Continue reading Crazy Good Cantonese Chicken, Beef, Fish, Quorn or Tofu

My take on Beef Stroganoff – lower fat

INGREDIENTS 1 piece of fillet or lean rump steak thinly sliced 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (to tenderise) 1 tbsp cornflour to coat steak (opt) 3 cloves garlic crushed or 1 tbsp garlic paste from jar 4 shallots or 2 small onions finely chopped 1 tbsp of crushed black peppercorns small handful fresh thyme finely…… Continue reading My take on Beef Stroganoff – lower fat

Cottage Pie With Root Veg Topping

This has always been a winner, nice and healthy but satisfying at the same time.  It’s packed with vegetables and lean meat but full of flavour. Obviously like most of the recipes here if you prefer to make it a bit naughty you can add a bit of butter and normal potato. Probably the most…… Continue reading Cottage Pie With Root Veg Topping