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

Very virtuous veggie Lasagne

Not just your everyday lasagne. Bursting with a rainbow of vegetables, you will certainly get your 5 a day I would imagine with this one. Looks complicated but like with all my recipes they can be really flexible but they are really delicious and most of them are able to be frozen so a little…… Continue reading Very virtuous veggie Lasagne

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

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

Simple Sesame Pasta & Smoked Bacon Salad (gluten free optional)

This is a long time favourite that I’ve been doing for years.  The addition of the sesame oil and garlic salt just gives it that subtle extra taste which is really delicioso.  It’s one I always do when my dear friend Becky comes to visit. INGREDIENTS ½ of red and yellow pepper (or whatever colour…… Continue reading Simple Sesame Pasta & Smoked Bacon Salad (gluten free optional)

Creamy chickpea pasta with roasted vegetables

This turned out nice although doesn’t look the best presentation. Ideally it needs more salt than I would normally like but definitely worth the try. Particularly good for gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan. INGREDIENTS FOR THE PASTA 1 tin of chickpeas 3 cloves of garlic or garlic paste 1 chilli 1 onion 1 stick of celery…… Continue reading Creamy chickpea pasta with roasted vegetables