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Basque Country Writing

July 7, 2014

Inclement weather aside, this ‘part of Spain’ is a complete revelation. Green fields, sandy beaches and amazing food. All very good for my creative juices, dear Publisher. With the new Eden Seed out this month my mind has been deep in marketing mode. Where do I start? Is this all down to me or does […]

Prawn and Pomegranate Soup

January 25, 2013

Trying this new fasting diet and today is one of those days. Looking round the kitchen I decided to use what I could find quickly. The prawns seem to be fairly low calorie and the rest is just veg and a stock cube. I need to keep under 600 calories. The prawns, 100g, we’re 89 […]

Cheat’s Chilli Con Carne

January 19, 2013

When I don’t have much time, and that’s pretty much all the time, I like to have a good standby in my head. You know, just in case someone special pops round, like my good lady. This version of chilli con carne is simple and truly scrumptious. Take a half pound of lean beef mince […]

Spicy Lamb Curry

January 18, 2013

Leftovers… Yum. How to resurrect lamb with some spices! Cut the cooked lamb into chunks. Put in a frying pan, no oil. Add tsp of curry power A tsp of cumin seeds 2 cardamom seeds, split 1 clove of garlic A tsp of coriander powder 1/2 a tsp of chilli powder 2 spring onions, chopped […]

Roast Lamb with Basil, Yogurt and Fajita Spice

January 14, 2013

Fajita Spice sounds as though she’d have been a good singer, perhaps that injection of Latin missing from the original line up. Anyway, this dish was simply yummy and pretty easy to put together. Take a leg of lamb and butterfly away from the bone. Rub in some fajita spice, about half a packet. Lather […]

Chicken with Garlic and Apricots

January 11, 2013

Here’s another take on chicken that is both sweet and tangy. Heat some olive oil in a big pan. Add two breasts of chicken A cup and a half of orange juice Half a stock cube Three cloves of garlic 6 dried apricots Salt and add black pepper to taste. Cover with a heavy lid […]

Fried Bread Dipped in Egg

January 10, 2013

I’ve been away from my cooker for a while, hosting a show down in London. Anyway, here’s a classic bit of nosh for those of us on the hop. Take one egg and crack it into a bowl. Add a pinch of nutmeg, a smidgen of cinnamon and a dash of low fat milk. I […]

Salmon with Lime and Ginger

January 7, 2013

Here’s an easy one. I love smoked salmon but sometimes I like a change. So… Get some smoked salmon, about 200g, and lay out on a large plate. Squeeze the juice of three limes over the top. Grate a two inch cube of fresh ginger and sprinkle over the top too. Place in the fridge […]

Cajun Chicken with Tzatziki and Salad

January 6, 2013

This recipe is a real blend of cultures that works well. Just about every ingredient has a health benefit but we’ll look at the lime element later. You can put this together in 15 mins if you want by missing out marination. Take three chicken breasts and score them. By that, I mean flip them […]

Curried Butterfly Prawns

January 5, 2013

Prawns often get a bad press when it comes to healthy eating, especially when it comes to the old cholesterol levels. So, I thought I’d try and cancel out some of the bad stuff with some cholesterol busting onions and leeks. Prawns are too scrumptious to ignore so, here we go… Heat smidgen of olive […]