Tag Archives: Leek

Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Idea Under 200 Calories. Creamy Dairy Free Cauliflower and Leek Mash.

Sometimes a successful fast day is all about an interesting side to accompany a little lean grilled chicken, red meat or fish. In summer the challenge is most definitely easier, with a wide array of interesting salads able to be … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Meal Idea Under 300 Calories. Shredded Filo Pastry Topped Chicken And Leek Pot Pies with Roasted Pear And Parsnip.

I’ve never been able to resist a well made pie. With the cooler weather well and truly settling in I’m suddenly craving chicken and leek pot pie. A personal favourite. Traditional comfort food. A crisp pastry lid blanketing an unctuously … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast And Live Longer. A 5-2 Recipe Idea Under 200 Calories. Sweet Potato and Leek Soup With Apple and Ginger.

Rain has brought some welcome relief from the relentless humidity we have been experiencing of late. For the past few days it seems that Autumn has at last made its tardy appearance.  Today’s 5-2 fast day idea is a decadently … Continue reading

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East Meets West Fusion. Beef Bourguignon With Miso and Shiitake Mushrooms.

After almost a week of glorious winter days with temperatures over 20C  the weather has turned. We have woken to a cold snap. Reminding us that Spring may be around the corner but we still have a little way to … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. Winter Warmer. Chicken and Leek Soup With Lemon and Pearl Barley.

Another 5-2 challenge fast day.  Another winter warmer. This time it’s Chicken and Leek Soup With Lemon and Pearl Barley. Made with chicken stock, poached, shredded chicken breast fillet and loads of leek to keep the calorie count down. Add … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. A Surprisingly Low Calorie Count. Cauliflower, Potato and Leek Soup With Crispy Prosciutto.

Autumn has finally descended upon Sydney. There is a definite chill in the air. Cooler weather is synonymous with comfort food. In my books there is nothing more comforting on a chilly day than a big bowl of warming soup. … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. Veering off Course. A Little. Pumpkin, Leek and Spinach Salad with Pine Nuts.

This week marks the end of school term. Looking at my diary yesterday it became apparent that I would need to reschedule my week. Substitute Thursday for my usual Friday fast day. The beauty of the 5-2 challenge is that … Continue reading

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Decadently Delicious and Dairy Free. Potato and Leek Soup With Croutons and Chives

Potato and leek. A classic soup combination. This particular version is thick and creamy. Decadently delicious. Seemingly sinful but completely dairy free.  Always a bonus in my books. Particularly as the weather gets cooler and we indulge in a little … Continue reading

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Crisp and Crunchy. Little Golden Risotto Balls. Arancini With Leek, Lemon and Saffron.

Arancini.  A Sicilian specialty. Crunchy, little golden risotto balls.  Traditionally filled with a rich slow-cooked tomato and meat ragu. Crumbed and fried to perfection. Pure genius. Incredibly delicious. Perhaps  invented by thrifty Italian mamas of  yore to make use of  leftovers. … Continue reading

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Chicken, Leek, Fennel and Mushroom Pot Pies with Peas

The psychology of pie. Put a casserole, stew, braise or even a curry into a ramekin. Blanket with pastry.  Call it a pot pie. Watch it disappear. I learnt this trick to tempt fussy eaters a very long time ago. … Continue reading

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