Spiced Duck Breast with a Soy Sauce, Honey and Ginger Sauce

Happy new year let’s hope 2019 is good to us. Over Christmas I really did eat what I wanted so I’m ready for some healthy food. I had an urge for some Asian flavours but something really simple. This duck dish worked perfectly with the spiced crispy skin. I had broccoli with mine which worked…

Fragrant Red Lentil, Spinach and Tomato Dal Recipe

I think having vegetarian food a couple times a week is really good for you. I always think vegetarian curries work really well and I do love a Dal for an easy tasty healthy mid week dinner. The garam masala and mustard seeds add a lovely fresh note and you get a tiny bit of…

Pickled Red Onion Recipe – Perfect in Salads

These sweet lightly pickled onions add so much flavour to salads. They also add a lovely sharpness to dishes that need a little oomph of flavour. They are really easy to make, ready to eat within and 24 hours and keep in the store cupboard for at least a month. They are quite moorish once…

Lightly Spiced Healthy Hake Curry Recipe

  This curry was really tasty and light, perfect for some spice in the summer. I can’t believe it comes in at just 152 kcal per portion perfect for the 5:2 diet. Hake is such a good fish to use in curry as it really holds it shape and takes on flavour a bit like…

Quick and Easy Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

Our bank holiday treat was lemon meringue pie. This was a Mary Berry recipe which means it is so easy to make and not too sweet which is good for us. This was so tasty and perfect for the easter weekend. It was a real crowd pleaser. Ingredients For the base 75g butter 25g  demerara…

Paulie’s Delicious Cheese on Toast Recipe

Who doesn’t like cheese on toast? This is a lunch that I leave to Paulie as he makes it perfectly. 2 simple additions take’s it from good to amazing. It is like a simple version of welsh rarebit without having to make the white sauce. I love mine dipped in brown sauce. Ingredients 4 slices…

30 Minute Duck Leg Xacuti Curry Recipe

Curries are a firm favourite in our house. We have worked our way through a host of celebrity chef’s cook books like Rick Stein’s Asia and India, Anjum Anand Indian cookery and also Atul Kochhar’s Books plus a few more. We haven’t had a bad one yet and they vary with different spice blends and…

Fish Friday – Thai Coconut Mussel Broth Recipe

If you want a very quick tasty dinner this is the answer. This dinner takes under 10 minutes including the prep time. I love how you get a hit of ginger, garlic and herbs in every other mouthful. The mussels were Cornish from our fishmonger and cost all of £4 and were so much plumper…