Brazilian Friday Night Fakeaway

As you might have noticed I like to travel around the world a bit with my Fakeaways and this one is no different… travelling to South America in particular Brazil. You could do this with any part of the chicken, drumsticks, Maryland or breast… I chose to use boneless chicken thighs… if you cook with…

Instant Pot Warming African Stew

Yesterday was wet and windy so we decided a stew was just what was needed… comfort food. African Beef stew with cabbage is a low carb, keto-friendly, hearty, comforting meal loaded with beef and vegetables that will keep you warm and satisfied. I adapted this from a soup recipe because I wanted something a little…

Smokin’ Cheese 2

Better results this time, used olive wood smoking dust in a small smoke box and smoked for 4 hours. Cheeses smoked 1. Somerset cheddar with sea salt, 2 bits as can’t get enough of it. YUM! 2. Stilton, an experiment but tastes WOW! Mystery Turkish cheese, lost the wrapper, very mild,

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…