Category: Recipes

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars [Recipe]

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I have a serious sweet tooth, so anything that can satisfy my cravings without having lots of sugar and other nasties hidden inside is a winner in my book. Take this cherry chocolate chip mixture for example, that you can whip up and turn…

Cranberry Nutty Cocoa Energy Balls

I’ve got a cracking little recipe for you today… These cheeky monkeys not only taste great, but they’re also easy to make. Here’s what you’re going to need… + 80g ripe banana + 50g dried cranberries + 60g ground almonds + 80g crunchy nut butter of your choice + 3 tsps cocoa powder + 50g…

Reduce Body Fat with 3 Easy Recipe Hacks

Hello you. I’ve got a guest post for you today from my “Recipe Hacker” friend, Diana Keuilian. Enjoy :) ====================== Reduce Body Fat with 3 Easy Recipe Hacks Written by Diana Keuilian, from Family Fat Burning Meals. Another meal, another salad? When fat loss is your goal, it’s easy to fall into a salad rut. And while…

Your breakfast tomorrow

Got a healthy breakfast recipe for you to try tomorrow morning. I dare you to give it a bash. ================ Breakfast Hash PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME: 10 mins TOTAL TIME:25 mins SERVES: 4 people INGREDIENTS 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed ½ yellow onion, chopped 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 2…

Chia and Quinoa Parfait

I’ll admit when I first looked at this recipe I didn’t think it would be a winner. I was so wrong. It’s AMAZING. Great way to satisfy your sweet cravings without damaging your fat loss progress. Plus, with ingredients like chia, flaxseeds and cacao it’s brimming with nutrition. I’m getting all fizzy just thinking about…

The Nod (and how to make your own chocolate)

The nod is something every man has in his possession. It’s in our genetics. Something only grown men truly understand. You see, a nod to a lady is often misunderstood and greeted with a blank look followed by “weirdo”. *For this reason the nod is best used between men.* The only acceptable response to a…

Egg and bacon cupcakes

Came across this really simple recipe recently in a book called ‘I quit sugar’ written by Sarah Wilson. All you need is coconut oil, 6 rashers of bacon, goats cheese (optional) and some sage (optional). Grease 6-muffin tray moulds, pop the bacon round the sides add the eggs and then chuck in the cheese and…

Scrambled Eggs & Smoked Salmon

Serves 1 Ingredients • 3 large eggs • Fresh sea salt and black pepper to taste • 1 tsp coconut oil • 2 spring onions, green tops only, thinly sliced • 2 slices smoked salmon, thinly sliced Method 1. Combine eggs and seasoning in a small bowl. Stir briskly with a fork until well blended….

ALMOND PANKCAKES

Serves 1-2  Ingredients • 1 cup almond flour • 2 eggs • 3-4 tbsp of coconut milk • 1 vanilla pod, split and scraped seeds out • 1 tbsp of ground cinnamon • Coconut oil Method 1. Mix eggs, coconut milk and vanilla in a bowl and whisk together. 2. Sift in almond flour and…

DAIRY FREE BANANA BREAD

This one is so easy, even I can do it!  My daughter, Tallulah, loves it.  She’s allergic to dairy, hence the ‘dairy free’ tweak. Ingredients: 1 and ¾ cups organic wholegrain spelt flour (or wholegrain regular flour works fine too) ¼ cup caster sugar 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda ½ tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp sea…

CINNAMON SQUASH

(Serves 4 people) Ingredients 1 large butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and cut into 2 inch pieces 1 tsp ground cinnamon pinch grated nutmeg 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted sea salt and ground black pepper to season 1 tbsp honey Method Preheat oven to 220 degrees/Gas 7. Place the squash in a large bowl and add…

CHOCOLATE CHERRY SCONES

(Makes 8) Ingredients 9 oz spelt flour 1 tbsp baking powder pinch sea salt 2oz caster sugar 2oz cold butter 1 egg 5-6 tbsp milk 2oz dried cherries 3oz good quality dark chocolate, chopped into chunks Method Preheat the oven to 190 degrees/Gas 5. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and…

NUT-BERRY-COCONUT MEDDLEY

(1 serving) Ingredients 1 handful almonds 1 handful walnuts 1 handful fresh or dried berries 1/2 can unsweetened coconut milk (shake well before using to distribute the cream evenly) small drizzle of honey (to taste) Method In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Pour over the coconut milk. Add a small drizzle of honey…

BRAISED KALE WITH CHORIZO

(4 servings as a side dish) Ingredients 6oz chorizo, cut into small cubes 1 red onion, finely chopped sea salt and fresh ground black pepper 1lb Kale, roughly chopped 12fl oz chicken or vegetable stock Method Add the chorizo to a large saucepan and fry over a low heat until the fat starts to melt. …

SPANISH OMELETTE WITH SWEET POTATOES, ONION AND CHORIZO

(2 people) Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1 medium sweet potato (around 300g), peeled and cut into 1cm cubes sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1/2 large chorizo sausage (around 150g), chopped into small cubes 4 eggs, beaten Method Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying…

SPICY BEEF AND LETTUCE WRAPS

Serves 2 as a dinner, 4 as a lunch This doesn’t look like it is going to be very filling when you make it up but, trust me, it is!  I couldn’t finish my portion (Gavin had to help me out!). Ingredients Coconut oil for frying 400g lean minced beef Toasted sesame oil for frying…

WHOLEMEAL SPAGHETTI ‘ANTIBOISE’

(4 servings) Ingredients 3 large plum tomatoes 200ml (7floz) olive oil 3 large shallots, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 6 large fresh basil leaves 6 sprigs of coriander 3 sprigs of tarragon 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice Sea salt and ground black pepper Method Peel the tomatoes (score, immerse in hot water for 1…

TUNA STEAKS WITH MANGO AND AVOCADO RELISH

(4 servings) Ingredients 4 tuna steaks (around 175g each) Rind and juice of 1 lime 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 tsp olive oil 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp fresh coriander 2 ripe avocados 1 ripe mango 1 small red onion, finely chopped Method Rinse and pat…

FIVE-SPICE SALMON WITH GINGER STIR FRY

(4 servings) Ingredients 4 salmon fillets, skinned (around 115g each) 2 stp five spice powder fresh ground black pepper 1 large leek 1 large carrot 150g mange tout 1 inch piece root ginger 2 tbsp ginger wine soy sauce 1 tbsp sesame oil freshly boiled rice noodles to serve Method Wash the salmon and pat…

SWEET AND SOUR VENISON STIR-FRY

(4 servings) Ingredients 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced 1 red pepper, de-seeded and chopped into 1 inch pieces 150g mange tout, trimmed 150g baby corn, trimmed and cut in half 350g lean venison, cut into thin strips 1 tbsp sesame oil 1 clove garlic (crushed) 1 inch piece root ginger, finely chopped…