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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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Cauliflower mash with broccoli and grilled chicken

Recipe: Low Carb Cauliflower Mash

I’ll be the first to admit that I miss potatoes, rice and bread. I don’t miss them every minute of every day, but when I go to a supermarket that has its own bakery the smell of freshly baked bread is both appealing and pure torture. And don’t get me started with patisseries .. I’ve […]

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Healthy Chip Shop Curry Sauce

Guest post by Jason. Healthy Chip Shop Curry Sauce One thing I’m always craving at the weekend is chip shop curry sauce. The Chinese style curry sauce that you often find on the butcher counter is filled with coconut milk and is laced with hidden calories. I decided to make a healthy chip curry sauce recipe that is […]

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Spaghetti Carbonara

I’ve always liked carbonara. It’s one of those dishes that isn’t complicated, but is incredibly tasty. I guess it proves that you don’t need elaborate “fussy” recipes to get good, tasty food. It’s not a super lean or low calorie dish, but it’s good quality food and free of processed junk. And no, you don’t […]

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Cheese on Toast With Onion & Tomatoes

When I was growing up cheese on toast was a staple. However when I moved overseas in the early 1990s I stopped eating it. Why? Well two reasons really: Sliced bread is common in the UK and Ireland. It isn’t in France, Italy or Spain Most cookers in France, Italy and Spain don’t have grills […]

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omelette for breakfast

Starting the Day With Omelette

Starting the day “right” is key. I find that if I’ve had a “proper” breakfast of some kind that things just work better over all. But ordinarily I wouldn’t go to the trouble of making myself an omelette first thing in the morning. I tend to leave omelettes for when I’m staying in hotels and […]

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Grapefruit, ginger and carrot

Grapefruit, Carrot & Ginger Juice

I quite like grapefruit. Sure, it’s a lot more bitter than orange, but the bitter taste sort of adds to its attraction. Yesterday I picked up a few grapefruit specifically for juicing, but I wanted to add something else to them. So carrot and ginger seemed like a reasonably good idea. The end result was […]

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