Tag Archives: Spices

Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Day Idea Under 100 Calories. Skinny Masala Chai Latte.

I’m definitely a late comer to the masala chai tea party. My first taste was frankly quite off putting –  a very bland and thin offering concocted with a barely waved chai tea bag introduced into a pot of hot … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 400 Calories.Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Loaded With Spiced Lamb.

Every now and then a deliciously satisfying 5-2 fast day recipe idea comes along that actually makes me forget that I am fasting. This is one of them. In my books baked stuffed potatoes have always been well and truly … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 100 Calories. Savoury Granola.

With the long summer holidays over and everyone back at school today, serious 5-2 fasting is back on the agenda. Starting next week. Two days – Mondays and Thursdays. Fortunately we’re drifting into late summer, so with the markets full … Continue reading

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Tis The Season To Be Thankful. The Holiday Turkey. Brined, Roasted And Stuffed.

Tis the season to be thankful. Thursday 28th November is Thanksgiving Day in North America. Whilst we do not celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia, preferring to save our turkey for the Christmas table, I thought I would share with you … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. Eating With The Seasons. Roast Pumpkin and Red Lentil Soup with Moroccan Spices

It’s been an incredibly busy week. Having driven over 2000 km in a return journey from Sydney to Melbourne, with pit stops in Daylesford and Canberra, we’re glad to be finally home. Easter is over. It’s April first. The weather … Continue reading

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Autumn Flavours. Spiced Red Lentil Soup with Lemon and Fresh Herbs.

Last weekend marked the start of Autumn. Cold, dreary and wet. Perfect weather for a warming bowl of soup. This spiced lentil soup is a cooler weather favourite in our house. Lovely and  fresh. Inspired by the big, bold flavours … Continue reading

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Talking Turkey. With Apple Cider and Spice. Brining Tonight. Roasting Tomorrow.

Tonight I’m brining a turkey. For lunch tomorrow. OK.  I’ll admit that I have never ever brined a turkey before and to the best of my knowledge have never even eaten a brined turkey. I do recall a neighbour brining … Continue reading

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Moroccan Pesto. Chermoula with Preserved Lemon

Chermoula. I like to think of  it as Moroccan Pesto. Brimming with the bold flavours of  the Middle East it certainly packs a vibrant punch. Take some coriander, mint and parsley. Pound together with chilli, garlic, ginger, cumin, paprika, turmeric … Continue reading

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