Cabbage

Sometimes we overlook a basic ingredient. We try to jazz it up too much, add herbs, spices, braise it in wine, just mess around with it so much it looses its real quality. For me cabbage is one of those vegetables that I feel we often loose our way with. Too often cabbage brings back…

Beetroot

For as long as I can remember I have hated beetroot. Actually not hated but detested! Whether it was fresh, boiled, pickled, in a salad or whatever. I DON’T LIKE IT! But after hearing constantly about all the benefits of beetroot, how good it is for you I thought there must be a way I…

Sausages….. Square Ones!

As some of you know I am a real foodie. I love food. Nearly all food, sadly I can no longer eat shell fish but everything else can be chopped, cooked, made with love and I’ll eat it! With that in mind and a total lack of self control I find myself back on the…

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Yep I know I’m not really giving a recipe here but this afternoon I had the urge to make an American style grilled cheese sandwich for our foster daughter. Normally I pull out the toastie maker, load in too much cheese, wait 20 minutes for it to heat up then have to spend 30 minutes…

Easy Chicken Soup

I love a good soup! Be it a decent tinned soup that we turn to for comfort or a posh carton soup for decadence, soup is a real go to comfort food. Before my SlimmingWorld journey I would often just reach for a tin of tomato soup and consume it with a huge cheese toastie….

Cooking with the Senses

Or in other words how to inspire your friend by teaching her a basic white sauce. As you know from my previous post Know Your Onions and Garlic I was teaching my friend Colette the fine art of listening to your food. It got me thinking that every time I cook, I rarely follow a…

Thai Green Chicken Noodles

Ok, so you can easily make this a vegetarian dish by substituting chicken with sweet potato, but it doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.  Thai Green Sweet Potato Noodles….. hmmmm….. actually it does, but let’s just ignore that for now and get back to this recipe. You’ll need to chop some Onions and gently fry…

Know your Onions (& Garlic)

Onions…. for me are a staple of any meal.  I was recently helping my friend Colette out as she was trying out a three course meal option she may need to cook later on in the month.  Collette isn’t the most confident of cooks, but her meals nearly always turn out hearty and very tasty…

Slow cooker Pork

I love my slow cooker but we have had our fair share of disasters together. Mainly dried out chicken or meat that’s so soggy you could wrong it out! But it’s never stopped me trying. This is a deliciously spicy dish that’s slimming world friendly. If you are not following slimming world it’s less fiddly…

Perfectly Poached

I ❤️ poached eggs! You either love runny yolks or it turns your stomach. I don’t particularly like soft whites so to get that perfect marriage of set white and creamy runny yolk takes a little time and practice. I have found the best way is to poach in a small saucepan. Boil the kettle…