Lynne’s Nachos with Spicy Salsa

Lynne’s Nachos with Spicy Salsa

Lynne’s nachos with spicy salsa is a healthier version of the delicious Mexican sharing snack without the calorific content. Simple and made from fresh and low cost ingredients, this alternative nachos with spicy salsa is great to enjoy with friends! [Read more…]

Monday – Gym

Monday – Gym

For me, I need to get my exercise routine over and done with early, and preferably first thing in the morning. Why? Because for me, in the evening I am tired from my work and I just want to go home and have something nice for dinner and watch some TV (normally cooking programs). It also means, it’s done and I haven’t reached the end of the day, where I might be tempted to put it off, through being overly tired, or at the stage where I just can’t be bothered. As it gets later in the day, my enthusiasm generally declines. I know myself too well, it would be easy at 4.30pm to say “oh well I’ll just go tomorrow” and that probably wouldn’t happen. [Read more…]

Yellow Split Pea and Ham Soup

Yellow Split Pea and Ham Soup

This delicious, rich tasting, low calorie easily made yellow split pea and ham soup is a great low cost family staple. This recipe makes 8 portions so there’s plenty to freeze for days you just haven’t got the time! [Read more…]

Wholemeal Bread and Rolls

Wholemeal Bread and Rolls

I make all our own bread and rolls, not just wholemeal but all different kinds of home baking which will slowly make their way onto my blog – because I just love home baking!

It’s so true when people say that your own home-made bread is the best. Not just that, you know exactly what you’ve put in it, as opposed to that loaf or those rolls, which you’ve bought in the supermarket. How much sugar do they use? Why use sugar?  My bread doesn’t need it! [Read more…]

Neil’s Bircher Muesli

Neil’s Bircher Muesli

(Made on Friday night makes enough for 2 weekend portions)

I like to spend my weekends cooking and baking nice things for my wife and myself to eat. I also have a plan of what meals we are going to have for the following week, so it may be that I’ve meals to pre-make, so it helps to have a healthy breakfast pre-made and in the fridge which will cover both Saturday and Sunday mornings for my early starts in order to maximise the efficiency of the time that I spend in the kitchen!

Saturday’s I tend to get up at my usual time (4.15am) so that I can bake a loaf of bread, and the rolls that go with the soup we have every lunchtime, and take with us to our work places. [Read more…]

Healthy Scrambled Egg Whites, with Flax Seeds, Spinach and Nutmeg

Healthy Scrambled Egg Whites, with Flax Seeds, Spinach and Nutmeg

As I’m usually at home on my Pilates and Free Weights Day, I like to cook something quick, easy, filling, and full of all the goodness that I need after my workout. One of the simplest things for me is scrambled egg whites with flax seeds, spinach and nutmeg. To make this quick recipe I use just 2 bowls for quickness:- [Read more…]

Exercise

Exercise

Ok, so it goes without saying that in order to enjoy my passion of baking and cooking great healthy meals, I do have a weekly exercise routine that I follow fairly rigidly.

For me, in order to enjoy the foods [Read more…]

Sunday Curry Lamb Rogan Josh and Naan Breads

Sunday Curry Lamb Rogan Josh and Naan Breads

Lamb rogan josh and naan breads go together so well they create an amazingly tasty Sunday curry feast. Here I show you how to make lamb rogan josh with home-made naan breads. You’ll never want to buy pre-made curry or naan breads again once you’ve tasted this! [Read more…]

Snacks – Interesting Curly Kale Crisps

Snacks – Interesting Curly Kale Crisps

Curly kale crisps make an ideal quick healthy snack recipe. Here I show you how to make curly kale crisps in just 15 minutes. All that’s needed is 200g curly kale, 1 tbsp. olive oil and a little salt to season. You’ll love this easy light and crispy savoury delight!   [Read more…]