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

  PERKY, PUNCHY, PORK AND PINEAPPLE PATTIES (Try saying that one fast) Yummy lower fat, crunchy pork burgers with a deliciously sweet and tangy sauce. An added little sweet surprise of fresh pineapple running through the middle makes them a truly mouthwatering delight.  You will just want to dive into the sauce.  Just one piece…… Continue reading

PUKKA PULLED PORK LETTUCE WRAPS

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 (https://www.waterstones.com/book/lose-weight-for-good/tom-kerridge/9781472949295 ) , 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

Awesome Asian-style Ostrich Stir-fry

Quicker, healthier and tastier than the takeaway. If you’ve never tried ostrich it’s a must! It is like a nice tasty steak but so much leaner; I love it. The sauces used in this stirfry work with all sorts of Chinese dishes so definitely worth having in your store cupboard. They are great with chicken,…… Continue reading Awesome Asian-style Ostrich Stir-fry

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

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 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