Tag Archives: Vegetables

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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Eating Your Winter Greens. Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprout Chips With Balsamic Vinegar And Sea Salt.

I was so excited this week to find new season brussels sprouts at the market. Small, tightly furled and a bright emerald green they caught me by surprise.  Weeks of uncharacteristically hot and humid weather, and a long, seemingly unending … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. Full of Flavour. Low in Fat. Lamb Shank and Barley Soup With Vegetables.

Nothing beats a Lamb Shank and Barley Soup in winter. Delicious and nutritious. Loaded with vegetables. Full of flavour. Low in fat. Hearty, warming fast day fare. To be perfectly frank this dish has always been a staple on our … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. The Lowdown on Potatoes. Baked Potato Skins With Colcannon.

Back in Sydney after days of holiday eating I’ve decided to squeeze in a fast day before the weekend. The bottom line? One fast day this week is better than none. Thankfully the 5-2 diet is proving to be a … Continue reading

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Crisp, Crunchy and Healthy. Oven Baked Panko and Parmesan Crumbed Zucchini Fries

First it was the polenta chips, then the mini Italian doughnuts. There seems to have been a lot of frying happening in our house these school holidays. Here is a much healthier alternative to the much loved potato chip or … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. Resetting My Appetite Thermostat. A Bowl of Puy Lentil and Vegetable Soup.

Let me preface this by saying I have always had a more than healthy appetite for good food. In my younger days I didn’t really have to think about how much or what I ate. Being naturally lean and moderately athletic I … Continue reading

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A Little Naughty But Very Very Good For You. Oven Baked Kale Chips.

These vibrant dark green leaves belong to kale. A form of wild cabbage that produces stems with large leaves but no compact head. Heralded as the newest super food. Rich in minerals, vitamins and anti oxidants. Renowned for its cancer … Continue reading

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Fresh From My Father’s Summer Garden. Battered Zucchini Blossoms with Ricotta, Herbs and Lemon.

Such a  busy, busy time of year.  As we are celebrating Christmas in Sydney this year, we have just returned from a pre Christmas visit to Canberra to see family and friends. One of the joys of each of our … Continue reading

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My Fifteen Minute Meal? Lamb Stir Fry with Spring Garden Vegetables.

I’m a big fan of Jamie Oliver. I love his energy. His style. His food philosophy. I don’t mean to be overly critical but the concept of a fifteen minute meal is seriously doing my head in. When I hear … Continue reading

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Spicy Corn and Ginger Soup with Chillies, Shallots and Home Made Chicken Stock.

Chicken Soup. Medicine for the soul. The ultimate comfort food and oh so very versatile. Here’s another of my family’s favourite soups. Spicy Corn and Ginger Soup with Chillies and Shallots. This soup is fresh, light and very moreish. Its … Continue reading

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