Tag Archives: Yoghurt

Sunday Afternoon Tea. Inspired By…Jo Blogs Jo Bakes. Vanilla Yoghurt Cake With Buttercream and Fresh Passionfruit.

We are extremely partial to a well baked Victoria sponge at our house. Beautifully light and airy, elegantly filled and dusted with just a whisper of icing sugar it’s my idea of the most perfect cake. A couple of weeks … 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 5-2 Challenge. A Fast Day Curry. Butter Chicken With A Difference.

Butter chicken on a fast day? No, I’m definitely not joking. This incredibly delicious but healthy butter chicken tastes authentic but contains very little fat. There’s no butter in this recipe, just butternut pumpkin, loads of spices and a little … 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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The 5-2 Challenge. More Reinvention. The Modern Bircher Muesli. Overnight Oats in a Jar with Raspberries

Oats are a staple pantry item in our house. With a daughter who swims most mornings they are the perfect, portable breakfast solution. Served in one of two ways. Depending on the season. A thermos of steaming hot porridge. A … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. Adapting Recipes To Fit The Brief. Green Goddess Dressing With Avocado and Greek Yoghurt.

I was watching Jamie Oliver whip up a Green Goddess Dressing on his show 15 Minute Meals the other night. Made with avocado, fresh herbs and yoghurt to dress a Mexican tortilla salad. One concept I have struggled a little … Continue reading

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Cool as a Christmas Cucumber Canapé. Viviane’s Tzatziki Rolls.

It’s the countdown to Christmas. Lots of last-minute get togethers. Here’s a very easy canapé idea. A de-constructed tzatziki. I stumbled upon this fabulous canapé idea on Viviane’s gorgeous blog @ Down Under. Viviane is French and hails from New Zealand. Just across the ditch. But we … Continue reading

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Summer in the City. Breakfast Smoothies with Fresh Fruit and Greek Yoghurt.

Its December First.  Hello Summer.  Another hot, humid, sticky day. We woke to a summer rain storm. Today’s headline in the Sydney Morning Herald reads “Summer in the City…and its Hot, Hot, Hot”.  Somehow I don’t think its going to … Continue reading

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Summer Breakfast. Bircher Muesli with Seasonal Fruit.

One of my daughters swims. Five mornings a week. I am very fortunate that my husband is an early riser and invariably will drop her off at the pool at 5.30 or 6 am! My end of the bargain is … Continue reading

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