Spanking Spaghetti with Tingly Tenderstem Broccoli, Garlic and Chilli

As I’m forever watching my weight and cholesterol I usually shy away from too much oil but this dish really does need it.  It is however high in monounsaturated fats which apparently help the high cholesterol battle so it’s not all bad.  This stunningly simple dish is a great little meal and the use of…… Continue reading Spanking Spaghetti with Tingly Tenderstem Broccoli, Garlic and Chilli

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

Cheeky Chocolate Orange Tiramisu

Although I’m rather partial to a nice skinny latte I don’t actually like coffee desserts or chocolates. I was given a couple of little bottles of orange liqueur on my honeymoon in Rome and wanted to do something different with it. One evening I was having an Italian themed dinner and I wanted a nice…… Continue reading Cheeky Chocolate Orange Tiramisu

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

Tagliatelle Bolognese in Homage to the Late, Great Godfather of Italian Cooking – Antonio Carluccio

 This one is in memory of the late great godfather of Italian cooking.  a true great who is a great loss to the culinary world. I am still however guilty of making some additions by adding tinned tomatoes, garlic and basil to make it richer.  Well maybe another one of your 5 a day so…… Continue reading Tagliatelle Bolognese in Homage to the Late, Great Godfather of Italian Cooking – Antonio Carluccio

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

Gluten Free Pizza

INGREDIENTS Gluten free pizza, with sweet and tangy tomato and pepper sauce, crispy bacon, fresh mozzarella, basil and oregano 1 gluten-free pizza base 1 tin of good quality plum tomatoes 1 small onion minced 2 to 3 cloves of garlic (to taste) 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon of sweetener/sugar a handful of fresh…… Continue reading Gluten Free Pizza