Tag Archives: Vegetarian

Crisp, Golden and Flaky. Zucchini Tart With Chilli, Lemon, Mint And Feta.

Not so long ago my favourite local patisserie closed down leaving me with a new dilemma. Where to source  puff pastry for my home-made tarts and sausage rolls. Many years ago I accidentally discovered (whilst unashamedly  eavesdropping on another customer’s … Continue reading

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The Summer Edition. A Beach Side Feast. Beer Battered Potato Scallops.

Another trip down memory lane. This time the focus is on the great Australian potato scallop. More popularly referred to as the potato cake in our southern states. For me it’s the quintessential taste of the long summer school holidays. … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer.A 5-2 Fast Day Meal Idea Under 300 Calories. A Mediterranean Grilled Haloumi and Summer Vegetable Salad.

  When the temperatures soar the last thing I want to do is spend hours in a hot kitchen preparing an evening meal. On hot, balmy evenings the barbecue is  my best friend. Relaxed, alfresco cooking and dining. Pared back … Continue reading

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The Summer Edition. Folding With Filo. Spinach, Herb and Cheese Triangles.

Summer is all about simple meals that make good use of seasonal produce. Bursting with flavour the ingredients often don’t need very much preparation at all. On hot, sweltering days we love a casual mezze style of eating.  Char grilled … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Day Recipe Idea Under 300 Calories. Red Lentil Dahl With Roasted Vine-Ripened Cherry Tomatoes, Green Beans and Mint.

Red Lentil Dhal makes a brilliant 5-2 fast day diet meal solution. Low in calories, healthy and bursting with flavour it marries well with a wide variety of seasonal vegetables. It’s early summer here,  so today I used green beans, … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Meal Idea Under 200 Calories. Grilled Asparagus Salad With Rocket, Mint and Parmesan.

Asparagus season is in full swing. One of my favourite salads combines lightly grilled asparagus spears with peppery rocket and refreshing mint. Dressed with a simple olive oil and lemon vinaigrette. Garnished with a good grating of parmesan cheese. Another … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 100 Calories. Egg Omelette And Nori Rolls Filled With Fresh Salad.

This is almost too good to be true. A fresh and delicious 5-2 fast day meal option for under 100 calories. Egg Omelette and Nori Rolls.  Based on the idea of sushi rolls. Without the rice. I’ve always marvelled at how long … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. Nasu Dengaku. Roasted Eggplant With A Sweet Miso Glaze.

Another of my favourite Japanese dishes that lends itself wonderfully to the 5-2 fasting diet. Nasu Dengaku. An incredibly delicious combination of soft silky baked eggplant and sweet miso. Umami at its very best. Traditionally prepared over a charcoal grill … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. My Fast Day Snack With Crunch. Oven Baked Beetroot Crisps.

Sweet, earthy beetroot. Perfect fast day food. High in fibre and antioxidants. Low in calories and fat with an  impressive energy count of only 45 calories per 100 grams. A cooler weather vegetable, beetroot also happens to be in abundant … Continue reading

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My Asian Pantry Staple. Homemade From Scratch. Sweet Chilli Jam.

Chilli jam. Another of my pantry staples. Incredibly versatile, it can be used anywhere you need a sweet and spicy flavour hit. A key ingredient in one of our favourite meals, Thai Chicken Stir Fry With Sweet Chilli Jam and Cashews. Not … Continue reading

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