Friday Night Fake Away Goes Lebanese

This recipe is really easy to make and the secret is in the rub. It is delicious and full of flavour, my partner said they could have eaten it all over again. Crisp Lid Lebanese Grilled Chicken 2 chicken leg quarters, skin on 4-6 tsps Lebanese 7 spice (I used BAHARAT a ready made spice…

Love Carrot Cake

Bought some wonky carrots today with the idea of making carrot cake. Now I like cakes made with olive oil instead of butter as it makes the cakes moist. So I’ve taken my olive oil cake recipe and adapted it to be carrot cake. My partner doesn’t usually like the texture of cakes made with…

An Early Friday Night Fakeaway

Thought I’d do it early so, if you want to try it, you can get all the stuff for Friday. This week it’s a Chinese feel with loads of ginger and garlic… feel free to add more if you want. I served this with fried Konjack noodles, fried in toasted sesame oil, ginger and garlic…

Friday Night Fakeaway Cajun Style

Fakeaway is back, but lockdown style. Couldn’t get chorizo so used spicy hot salami, ran out of paprika but had Cajun seasoning so used that instead of paprika and cayenne as it contained both, didn’t have any chives. Other than that this is what’s in the bowl. My partner’s first question was “can you do…

Home made Jerk paste for Chicken

I love jerk chicken but find all the manufactured pastes, I always use paste as the powders just taste powdery, have added sugars. This is the paste I used on my Fakeaway Jerk Chicken. JERK CHICKEN PASTE 5 scallions/spring onions 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme 2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 – 1…

Lasagna Heaven in the Instant Pot

Found a recipe for a traditional lasagna made in the instant pot so I thought I’d Keto it. Tasted great but when I make it again I will flash fry the courgette for a few mins to soften it a bit as it was a little too al dente for me. Not worked out the…

Tasty Instant Pot Ragout

Whilst having to self isolate we’re going through our freezer finding all sorts of meat we’d forgotten we had. This delicious ragu is made with beef shin and cooked in the Instant Pot which gives it a lovely rich flavour. Didn’t have any celery but had some swede/rutabaga so used that Keto Instant Pot Beef…

A Little Bit Of Science

How our bodies process complex carbohydrates Complex carbohydrates are just glucose molecules hooked together in a long chain…our body breaks it apart into blood sugar. Our Brain Neurotransmitters also get out of balance when we have chronic high insulin levels…cravings, moodiness, depression, anxiety or fatigue. What Happens: Insulin tells your body to eat, particularly sugar…

Another Friday Night Fakeaway

Travelling to the Caribbean for this one. Really love Jerk Chicken but the traditional ones contain a lot of sugars so I decided to make my own Jerk Paste, which is also really great on pork or lamb (goat). Jerk paste 5 scallions/spring onions1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon black pepper1/2 – 1…