Chilli, Garlic & Lime Salmon Traybake

Tonight I had my mum staying over with me and after a very meat-heavy week with Slow Cooked Brisket, Beef Bourguignon and Lamb Shoulder on the menu I decided to cook a nice healthy fish dish – I also wanted something easy and quick so that I wouldn’t have to spend too much time preparing…

Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad

Craving some greens and a fairly high protein meal after a work-out at the gym tonight I settled on a Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad, complete with a gooey poached egg and topped with my homemade Rocket Pesto. To start with I steamed the asparagus (only for 2mins or so so they were still crunchy) and…

Prosciutto Wrapped Roasted Asparagus

This has to be one of the easiest (yet most popular with guests) appetisers I have ever made.  It takes 5 mins to prep, has only 3 ingredients and just needs to bake in the oven for 15-20mins. Preheat the oven to 180C and then prep the asparagus – I like to snap the ends…

Smoked Salmon & Asparagus Quiche

I made this quiche using my Grain-Free Almond Flour Pie Crust Recipe and I blind baked it for 10mins as I knew I was going to have to bake it for another 10-15mins once I had added the filling.  My pie crust pan was a 9inch/22.5cm one so if yours is bigger/smaller you may have…

Salmon Nicoise Salad

Last night I wanted something light and fresh but still filling and full of good fats and protein to fuel me after my BODYPUMP class.  I settled on a Salmon Salad Nicoise – or my version of one – topped with a gooey poached egg and some avocado and dill salsa.  Fats from the oily…

Salmon, Dill & Celeriac Fishcakes

Tonight we had a bit of time on our hands so decided to do a dinner that took a bit more effort.  Fishcakes to me always seem to involve so many components (cooking the fish, cooking the celeriac (potatoes usually) combining everything and then re-cooking as a cake) that I tend to shy away from…

Steak Supper & BIG NEWS!!

…I’m interrupting today’s scheduled blog post for some Huge News!!  My brother and his girlfriend had a little girl on Wednesday!  My niece was born!!  I’m an Auntie!! Everyone round here is a bit emotional and completely overwhelmed but so thankful that the beautiful baby girl was born healthy and happy and we can’t wait…

Family BBQ

The weather today was much better than expected and Dan had some of his extended family over so we all decided to do a BBQ at his mum’s house in St Albans. Having said before that Dan doesn’t cook, he does in fact do a mean BBQ and tends to take charge completely of all cooking…

Great Northern Dinner

After a morning playing Lawn Bowls and lunch at the Skylark Cafe on Wandsworth Common, we decided to take Mats and Matilda to the Great Northern in St Albans for dinner as they hadn’t been there since the pub first opened.  Making it a bit of a group thing, there ended up being 6 of us…

Feta & Sundried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breasts & ‘BODYVIVE’

Tonight was the start of a new class at my local gym.  BODYVIVE which described itself as a mix between BODYATTACK, CX WORX and BODYBALANCE – all LES MILLS classes I’ve taken before and enjoyed so I wanted to give it a go.  It was a 45min class and the first 25mins were devoted to…