Tag Archives: Breakfast

A Lazy Sunday Brunch. Jam Doughnut Muffins

I love a lazy Sunday morning. Sleep-ins, newspapers and cappuccinos. A welcome respite from our hectic schedules and sadly an increasingly  rare commodity in our busy household.  No gulping down my coffee, one eye on the ticking clock as I … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast And Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Day Meal Idea Under 200 Calories. Banana Pancake Stack With Summer Stone Fruit.

This morning I was greeted by a whole hand of bananas fully ripened by the summer heat. Sadly those stalwart and reliable bananas can’t compete with the glorious tumble of juicy stone fruit also sharing the fruit bowl on my kitchen … Continue reading

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The Summer Edition. Beach House Baking. Peach and Ricotta Breakfast Muffins.

We’ve all been there. Booked a long weekend or holiday getaway at an idyllic, secluded beach house. Far from the maddening crowds. And the nearest convenience store. The car is loaded up with enough provisions to tide the family over … Continue reading

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Sunday Baking. Inspired By… My Favourite Pastime. Strawberry and Rhubarb Brunch Muffins.

Rhubarb and strawberry. One of my favourite flavour combinations. In season right now. I’ve been making huge pots of strawberry and rhubarb compote. I could eat it by the spoonful for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in between. It’s a while … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. The Perfect Fast Day Meal. Baked Eggs Wrapped In Prosciutto

This might just  be the perfect fast day meal. Here’s why. It’s nutritious and very quick and easy to prepare using just a few simple ingredients. These baked eggs truly are delicious. What’s more they look great on a plate, … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. Fast, Healthy and Wholesome. Raspberry and Banana Smoothies.

Last week I embarked on just one full fast day instead of my usual two. Railroaded by an attempt to bake my husband’s rather decadent chocolate birthday torte on fast day number two. My usual fast day eating plan was … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. Cooking From Scratch. Home Made Yoghurt In A Jar.

I like to include yoghurt in my menu planning for fasting days. Relatively low in calories, high in protein it keeps me feeling fuller for longer. Most important for keeping the hunger pangs away. All yoghurts are excellent sources of protein, … Continue reading

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A Rainy Day Afternoon Tea. Blueberry and Buttermilk Crumpets.

Last week I made crumpets for the very first time. This week it’s still raining and we are all beginning to feel just a little bit stir crazy. With the weather too awful to willingly venture out and ever present … Continue reading

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Winter Weekend Warmers. Perfect Crumpets and a Cup of Tea.

A few days ago I caught up with a girlfriend at a local cafe. On the menu? Homemade crumpets. Perfect with a cup of tea. Particularly so on a miserable wet winter’s day. I’d never eaten homemade crumpets before and … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. Fast Day Quick Meal. Tomato and Chilli Omelette With Avocado and Fresh Herbs.

The easiest fast days are the busiest. Sometimes there is not a lot of time to spend in the kitchen calorie counting to whip up a suitable meal. Here is my idea of a simple, nutritious fast day quick meal. … Continue reading

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