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Lentil, Vegetable and Chorizo Soup

On February 8, 2011 By

This is a gorgeous and filling soup for a cold winters day and also benefits from being a true one pot dish. There is no pre frying of the ingredients, and this makes the dish low fat and also low in calorie. The Chorizo does and a punchy flavour and I would suggest that if you are watching your weight I would add a few small slivers to your dish to add flavour, not thick chunks despite the latter being nicer of course. You only need a mere sprinkle of Pecorino (or Parmesan) and you get a satisfying soup that certainly does not feel like a weight watching meal.

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Fattoush Salad

On February 1, 2011 By

This is my fail-safe salad which I bring out at all manner of occasions and not once have there ever been leftovers and everyone always loves it, even my children will eat a bit of this!

Its one of those salads that can be eaten as a lunch on its own or alongside […]

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This is a great recipe for when you want something quick but satisfying and tasty and also is a great Monday evening meal after a sinful weekend!

I have given lots of options here for what you put into the salad itself, it depend son what you might have in your fridge!. I have […]

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Aromatic Yellow Rice

On February 1, 2011 By

I always have a starchy standby for the children when I’m cooking a starch dish that they may not like. My Yellow garlic rice is delicately flavoured with Turmeric and garlic which gives their palate a taste of spice, but it also does not have hugely strong flavours enough for them to not eat it. […]

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6 bushy sprigs of Rosemary, leaves removed

4 cloves of garlic

3 tablespoons of olive oil

4 Lemons, halved and squeezed saving the skins.

1 tsp Salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

With a Pestle and Mortar, squash the Rosemary Leaves, the salt and the garlic until the Garlic is well squashed. Add the […]

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Tray Baked Pork Chops with Herby potatoes, parsnip, pears : Jamie Oliver, The Return of the Naked Chef page 180

I saved this recipe for the weekend as it seemed like appropriate fare for an end of week dinner with the family. Jamie Oliver has a section in his book with various marinades […]

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Steak Butter Recipe

On January 27, 2011 By


 125 grams butter or half a standard block. I use unsalted butter

Half a teaspoon of salt

a small bunch of parsley

3 large cloves of garlic crushed

pinch of black crushed pepper

Put all these ingredients into a food processor and whizz until blended and soft.

Lay out a sheet of cling film […]

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A heavenly Turkish dessert

On January 27, 2011 By

Tel Kadayif with cream and pistachios, Claudia Roden

 I must admit I panicked slightly when my sons number game came up with this recipe. This is a Turkish sweet dessert which is a dense layered pudding cake of finely shredded pastry (Konafi), Orange blossom scented and flavoured sugar syrup drizzled over the top […]

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A Mediterranean feast

On January 22, 2011 By

Stuffed Cypriot Chicken, Pan fried Broccoli and Vine tomatoes (Asparagus is not in season) Cabbage Salad, and St Clements Drink

My mum and cousin visited so I had a great opportunity to try a menu of dishes without risking the fattening effect of a leftover breakfast on Sunday. This menu was simple and I […]

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