SMOKIN’ Cheese

First attempt at smoking cheese, wood chips bit to big so I have to keep shuffling them over, outside temp a bit hot for cheddar and it melted slightly still got feta, hallumi and Gouda smoking away, used whiskey barrel smoking chips… yummy flavour.

Monday Fake-Away Chicken Bhuna

As you have probably worked out – I love a curry. I try to make authentic curries from scratch as they taste so much better. In this curry you make the sauce first then cook the chicken in it, so if you make a big load of the sauce you can freeze it in portion…

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Recipes for Summery Green Side Dishes

Three great salads that can be eaten as a light meal or as a side to your protein. Rainbow chard with tomatoes and green olives This summery side dish really benefits from using top-quality ripe tomatoes. If you can’t find rainbow chard, use swiss chard instead and cut the stalks a little smaller. This is…

Carrot Cake Muffins for Breakfast…or anytime

Who says you can’t have cake for breakfast… not me! I find that cakes made with just almond flour or mixed with coconut flour turn out dry, heavy, flat and the texture is just not the best. I’ve started halving the almond flour and replacing that half with fibre flour. The texture is nicer, they’re…

Cookies Mmmmmm!

I love cookies, or biscuits as we call them in the UK. There are 2 major things that can kick me off the wagon and that is biscuits and cake. So to keep myself on track I have to find substitutes. If I don’t I can binge on the sugary ones, and by binge I…

Fake-away, But On A Sunday

Didn’t want anything too heavy on Sunday so instead of the usual Sunday roast we decided to have a fake-away. Went with our favourite Mediterranean/North African flavours. Keto Chicken Shawarma with Tzatziki and Sesame Flatbreads Chicken Shawarma Spice 2 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp…

Crispy Pork Fake-away

Tonight’s fakeaway is based on South East Asian cuisine with some strong aromatics. Crispy Pork Belly 500g/1 pound pork belly 500ml/2 cups water 1-2 tbsp garlic and ginger paste 2 tbsp soy sauce substitute 2 tsp fish sauce 1 tsp powdered lemongrass 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground black pepper 2 bay leaves Cut pork…

Pan Fried Fennel and Corgette

Usually I use fennel in a tray bake but I wanted to serve this with the Spicy Fennel Chicken 2-3 fennel bulbs 1-2 courgettes/zucchini 1 medium red onion 2 tsp lemon pepper 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp olive oil Chop all the vegetables into wedges and place in a sealable plastic…

Mid-Week Fake-away

There is nothing better than having a cheeky little Fakeaway in the middle of the week. This is based around Southern Indian cooking which widely uses fennel in the spice mix, giving the chicken a unique flavour. You can use a CrispLid, Air fryer, or the BBQ to cook these. Spicy Fennel Chicken 6-8 chicken…