(Zucchini) Courgette Pea & Feta Summer Salad

Wandering around the farm shop the other day I was completely inspired by the amazing range of produce.  Everything looked and smelled so fresh and inviting, but what really caught my eye were the courgettes (zucchini).  They had both yellow and green ones and I knew then that I wanted to make them the star…

Grilled Moroccan Chicken Skewers with Tahini Sauce

When the sun is shining, there’s nothing better than a bit of al-fresco cooking and dining!  Who wants to sweat in a hot kitchen when you can be outdoors cooking in the fresh air?  With plenty of people heading off on their holidays at the moment I thought a recipe that could be cooked on…

Raspberry Almond Cake with Coconut Cream

This weekend was my Mummy’s Birthday and I wanted to make something special for her!  She, like me, follows the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.  This means no grains, gluten or refined sugar amongst other things, so a traditional cake was definitely out of the question.  Last year I made her my Carrot Cake & Date Muffins…

Warm Lentil Bacon Salad with Shallots & Fresh Thyme

Having loved the last lentil salad I made (Lentil Salad with Feta & Mint)  I decided to use lentils again.  I really don’t eat them enough.  They’re so filling and so full of protein that they’re extremely good for you.  Legumes, beans and pulses don’t seem to cause me any ill effect although I know…

Pan Fried Cod with Tomato Chorizo Cassoulet

This evening I was in the mood for something light yet tasty and filling.  When feeling this way I usually turn to pulses.  Beans and lentils really pack a protein punch and seem to keep me feeling full for much longer than anything else.  Haricot (navy) beans are allowed on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet that…

Parmesan Almond Flour Crackers

Recently I made my delicious Almond Flour Crackers and having tried three different toppings I kept thinking about other flavour combinations to create.  I love cheese biscuits so Parmesan came to mind pretty quickly.  With such a strong taste, you don’t need much of it to flavour the crackers so they don’t get greasy and…

Grilled Figs with Goats Cheese, Crispy Prosciutto, Pecans & Honey

Figs have two main growing seasons so I’ve just found out!  The first is now, before the summer and the second is in the autumn.  This means that at the moment there is an abundance of figs in the stores.  I found some mini figs that looked so amazing and ripe that I knew I…

Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder

I love a roast dinner – there’s something about it that feels so homely, and with friends of ours coming over for dinner (who have recently emigrated to Hong Kong) I decided to do a traditional British supper to welcome them back to the country.  This time of year is all about Spring Lamb and…

Full English Breakfast Muffins

If you’re anything like me there’s never enough time in the morning to cook a delicious breakfast.  Mornings are always a rush and there’s only ever time to grab something quick to eat, but breakfast is so important so I’m trying to be more organised at the weekends and cook things that I can eat…

Gambas Al Ajillo (à la Dan) – Garlic & Chilli Prawns/Shrimp)

Last night’s dinner was a follow-on from Madrid.  When telling Dan all about my trip, I realised that I hadn’t eaten Gambas Al Ajillo (Garlic & Chilli Prawns/Shrimp) once on the whole trip, so to rectify it we decided to make it at home, and Dan offered to cook it .  Other than his burgers…

Almond Flour Crackers (3 Ways!)

One of the things I miss most about the medical diet that I’m on is the crunch of a crisp (potato chip).  Sometimes a carrot stick really wont cut it and when everyone has the crisps and dip out it can be tough not to join in!  No longer, bring on the Guacamole!  These Almond Flour…

Shakshuka – Moroccan Baked Eggs

On a cold winter’s morning there’s nothing like a warming bowl of spicy baked eggs to brighten the day and this Shakshuka is a Moroccan Baked Eggs Recipe.  Originating in North Africa it is now also popular all over the Middle East.  There are many different versions so you can make it as mild or…