Energy / Detoxing / Digestive / Immunity Smoothies

Even though they are really delicious, you do need to be careful about the sugar content in smoothies. In all of these recipes you can replace the juice with water, or coconut water. Energy Smoothies:  2 bananas 2 kiwifruit Handful red seedless grapes ¾ cup apple juice ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 2 bananas 2 peaches 2 tangerines ½…

Frittata 

Just when you think there’s nothing in the fridge for supper… a Frittata is quick, easy and goes along way for not many ingredients. Serve with a green salad and some pickles and crusty bread for a leisurely lunch.  Serves 4.  Ingredients 500g of potato, peeled and cubed (2 – 3 potatos)  1 onion, finely…

Homemade Burgers 

Homemade burgers are sooo much juicier and tastier than supermarket ones. You know exactly what’s in them and can spice them up to your own taste.  Ingredients – Makes 8 1 kilo of good quality minced beef  1 onion, very finely chopped  1 large garlic clove, crushed  1 bell pepper, finely chopped  1 tspn ground…

Nanas Beef Soup 

Soup is food for the soul and when I was growing up soup was on the menu nearly every day of the week. Nana served Pop soup daily for lunch, usually either chicken noodle or beef soup and then again before his main evening meal. They often had soup followed by pancakes as a light…

Fruit Crumble

Fruit crumble is a real winter favourite pudding. The soft, warm and often spiced fruit covered with a crunchy, sweet, perhaps nutty crumble topped with cream is a perfect way to top off a Sunday roast. This is a basic apple recipe but I’ve given you some variations below. Apple Crumble Serves 6 – 8…

Nasi Goreng 

I’ve been eating this for as long as I can remember. Fried rice is a family favourite and there are a number of versions of the recipe. You can substitute the chicken for pork, beef or prawns, even a meaty fish like monkfish would work really well. Nasi is better the next day, so whilst you…

Baked Salmon with Lentils

This recipe is really delicious, the lentils are so tasty! This serves two, but you can multiple the recipe up as necessary. Ingredients: 2 medium sized salmon fillets 150g green lentils 1 pint of chicken stock 1 pint of water 1 medium red onion – finely chopped 50g (handful) of pancetta – cut into lardons…

Cooking Pasta and Rice

Using a large saucepan with 2 handles makes cooking with large volumes of water easier to handle. The trick with boiling pasta and rice is using a lot of water. When steaming rice you need to be specific with the volumes so here are a few tips: All measures serve 4 – 6  1) 500g…

Salad Dressing

If you have the following ingredients in your pantry at home you can quickly rustle up a dressing to transform the most basic of fresh greens into a delicious meal or side dish. The quality of dressing will depend on the quality of your two main dressing ingredients: oil & vinegar. Right now I’m loving balsamic…

Chicken & Broccolini Gnocchi 

Silken gnocchi with the crunch of broccolini and sugar snaps peas in a rich alfredo sauce – heaven. You can easily leave the chicken out of this recipe and it isn’t a real alfredo sauce – more of a cheats version but it makes for a really quick supper.  Ingredients: 1 bag of gnocchi (400g)…