Mackerel and watercress spread

Mackerel and watercress

This is a great fish pate that’s high in protein, low in carbs and gives you that desirable boost in Omega 3. Spread it on your toast for breakfast, use it as a healthy sandwich filling or in a seaweed ‘maki’ roll. You could even serve it as a starter at a supper party dressed…

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Review: Giggling Squid

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My first introduction to Thai food was more than 20 years ago while on a girlie backpacking trip to Bangkok and Koh Samui. Then, as now, it was some of the most deliciously exotic food I’d ever tasted, and I remember the intense spicing of every dish virtually knocked us all out! I’ve been a…

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Low-carb colcannon

I usually think of colcannon – a traditional Irish dish that combines potatoes, cabbage, cream and butter – as rich, creamy, comforting fare that's a perfect side accompaniment for winter dinners. ...

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Cool summer gazpacho

I realise there are a lot of people turned off by the idea of cold soup. And if you mentioned it to me in winter, I would probably baulk at the idea too! But there's something about gazpacho, ...

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Cherry clafoutis (low-carb)

Clafoutis. It’s a lovely word isn’t it? Clafoutis – just had to say it twice. It’s a French dessert – kind of a mix between a flan and a baked pancake, and traditionally made with cherries, although ...

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Cappuccino breakfast cake

What’s not to like about cake for breakfast? This one has a smooth coffee flavour, healthy ingredients and a sweet cream cheese topping. If you follow the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating, then ...

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Tabbouleh with a twist

So this is the thing with tabbouleh – it’s one of those recipes that you can freestyle with, depending upon what’s available in your fridge or store cupboard. Unless, of course, you’re a purist who ...

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Pink pomegranate dressing

Pink pomegranate dressing

If there was a beauty contest for fruits, pomegranates would surely be a main contender. These delicious ruby red orbs are lovely both inside and out. Break them open, and you get hundreds of sweet ...

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