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


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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strawberry cheesecake mousse

Strawberry cheesecake mousse

I am happy to eat strawberries all summer long – preferably with cream, and even sometimes with a decadent portion of clotted cream. They also find their way into many of my homemade summer ...

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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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How to lower your carbs in 3 easy steps

Did you see the recent story in the media about being able to change the carb count of white rice simply by the way you cook it and cool it? With one particular method it actually lessened the impact ...

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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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Low-carb apple & cinnamon cakes

These are easy-peasy, delicately light low-carb cakes, that can be mixed up, put in and taken out of the oven within half an hour. I don’t bake cakes that often at the moment, so if I’ve made the ...

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Carrot & leek breakfast waffles

I’m still in love with my new waffle maker. I had feared that when I finally treated myself to one a few months, it might turn out to be one of those space-eating kitchen gadgets that quickly gets ...

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