Peppercorn sauce

Home Cooked Sauces are Simple and Tasty

I’ve always liked adding a bit of sauce to meat and poultry. A bit of sauce can make a relatively bland dish much tastier and interesting. However up until recently I wouldn’t have bothered making a lot of the sauces from scratch when I can buy them readymade in the shop. But I discovered that […]

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Misbehaving While on Holidays

I travel quite a lot throughout the year. Sticking to a diet of any kind when you’re travelling can be a bit of a challenge, but it’s not impossible. It just requires a concerted effort at times and you need to simply avoid certain types of food. Of course the type of diet you’re following […]

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Jazzing up Dinner With Cooking Experiments

While I enjoy cooking I’ll be one of the first to admit that I avoid complicated recipes. If it involves magical incantations it’s not going on the menu. If it involves ingredients I can’t get locally or online then it’s off the menu. Recently, however, I’ve been trying to get myself out of my “comfort […]

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Low Carb Burger in Central London

Back in January I posted about having a low carb burger in LA. This weekend I’m in London, which, while packed to the gills with restaurants, probably isn’t famous either for burgers or for low carb options. A couple of minutes walk away from Leicester Square I came across Byron. They’re a burger restaurant chain […]

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More Obligatory Clothes Shopping

I’ve never really liked tight fitting clothes – even when I was a lot slimmer I generally preferred to go for clothing that gave me freedom of movement. Basically I don’t like feeling that I’m stuck in a straitjacket! But there’s a big difference between “loose” and so “baggy” that you nearly break your neck. […]

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Hitting a Weight Loss Plateau

Dieting and losing weight is wonderful and very satisfying when you see results. You know, when you weigh yourself and that number on the scale keeps getting smaller and smaller, lower and lower. It’s a very satisfying sensation and it really helps to boost your morale and encourages you to keep going. It’s a different […]

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