Salad Days

I can’t quite believe it’s November 8th and I’m still making salad sides ….. normally by this time of the year we are well into our hearty stews, curries and comfort food which helps us get through winter. Tonight we are having steak and Jacket Potatoes so I’m also serving up this simple side of…

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…

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….

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…

Ok lets try this again

I am back………… I realised I have not blogged anything on here since October 2015 That’s pathetic! my last post was full of reasons (excuses) as to why I hadn’t blogged for a while, I’m not going there again…….  Just know I am back and on a mission I need to loose a serious amount…

Thank You

Just a quick non recipe post! I was just tidying up the office and found a USB stick by the computer. It was given to me by Delos and Yvette back in February. I’ve just had a quick look through, it is full of family recipes………. I am going to enjoy cooking and eating my…

1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Well, not quite as exotic as Dr Suess suggests, but we did have a rather healthy, Mudder Kitchen Floor  inspired Yellow Fish this weekend.  A nice piece of smoked haddock.  I think that haddock is one of the nicest tasting fish you can get, whether it is smoked or un-smoked, to me it has a…