Fig Compote

  I’ve been meaning to experiment with jams, compotes and the like for quite some time now.  I found this fig compote one which is simple to make, does not require a slow-cooker, and has familiar ingredients which won’t be impossible to find! (A Martha Stewart recipe)  Ingredients 1/2 cup chopped dried Mission figs 1/4 cup…

Strawberry & Gbejna Wrap

So for the past few weeks I’ve been making more frequent trips to the veggie truck to make the most out of strawberry season – and while waiting (a rather long while)  I started to think about the countless ways I could enjoy the sweet, fresh batch of gorgeous strawberries I just picked out. At…

Mango, Almond & Quinoa Chicken Salad

INGREDIENTS: Rucola Lettuce Red Quinoa Almonds (crushed) Currants Chicken Breast Orange Honey Lemon Strawberry Pepper METHOD Firstly, cook the chicken breast in a pan with some sunflower oil. Squeeze 1/2 of a lemon, and 1/2 of an orange.  Stir in a tablespoon of natural honey in it, and add to the pan (once the chicken…

Salmon Fillet & Zucchini Salad

By now you might have noticed that salmon features quite a lot on here.   Salmon is loaded with protein and the two blockbuster omega 3s — DHA and EPA — that make us happy, smart and pain-free. As the body can’t make omega-3 fatty acids, the best way to obtain them is through the food we eat….

Greek Yogurt, topped with Strawberries & Drizzled with Honey

A quick snack, or breakfast fix! INGREDIENTS: Greek yogurt Fresh Strawberries Honey METHOD: As simple as it gets (and as the title states). Just pour some yogurt into a bowl, dice up some strawberries and toss them on top, and drizzle some honey.

Cranberry & Orange Loaf

Bored of the usual holiday cakes?  Don’t like the traditional Christmas cakes? Here’s a seasonal alternative;  this time round I baked this Cranberry and Orange Loaf, taken from Martha Stewart’s collection.  I simply added the fresh berries on top before serving as a sauce and to make the cake more moist.  If you prefer, a…

Apple Salmon Salad

  We’ve all heard about apple & chicken, but do apple & salmon work well together? You bet! INGREDEINTS 1 Onion 1 Red apple 1 Salmon Fillet Handful of Walnuts Lettuce Rucola/Rocket Cucumber Olive oil Salt & Pepper Ground Cinnamon Honey walnuts METHOD: Pour some olive-oil into a pan (set on low temperature) and add…

Savory Pumpkin Muffins

Here’s a recipe for savory pumpkin muffins.  They are not a sweet bunch; if you desire something sweeter try this Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe instead!  The recipe makes 16 large muffins. INGREDIENTS: 500g plain flour (Lamb Brand) 2 tsps baking powder 2 tsps bicarbonate of soda 3 tsps ground cinnamon 1l2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground cloves 200g brown…

Chicken Caesar Salad

No matter how many new and exciting salads I make, I always eventually get a craving for a  well-made Chicken Caesar Salad; and what could possibly be better than home-made classic Chicken Caesar Said?  I have added some ingredients which I do think make it even more mouth-watering. (PS. Recipe serves two, portion as pictured) MAKING THE SALAD Ingredients 1 whole chicken…

Spiced Pumpkin Soup

Look up pumpkin and you’ll find an assortment of fruit roped to a fast-growing vine that creeps along the ground surface.  With pumpkin the possibilities are endless; their luscious flavor can be utilized in a multitude of recipes.  The health perks that accompany pumpkins are similarly versatile; like keeping heart health, vision and waistlines in check (yes you…

Mushroom & Cherry Tomato Omelette

“Did you know that eating eggs can help you lose weight? This might come as a surprise to those who think of eggs as “fattening” or “unhealthy”—but a study carried out by the Rochester Center for Obesity Research found that eating eggs for breakfast helps limit your calorie intake all day, by more than 400…

Creamed Mixed Mushroom Soup

Mushrooms contain some of the most potent natural medicines on the planet. Some of  most known benefits include weight management and a improved immune system functioning.   This little  concoction will surely give your immune system a boost. Ps. You don’t need cream to have a creamed soup, & you don’t need stock/cubes for flavor, just the…