Bourbon & Coke Slow Cooked Beef

Lately I’ve heard a lot about slow cooked dishes being cooked using Coca Cola so I wanted to give it a try.  The dish turned out really well but I felt it was lacking in something.  I had a bottle of Jack Daniels sitting nearby, I added a splash and […]

Slow Cooker Moroccan Beef Stew

This dish is perfect for cold winters nights in front of the fire.  Make it in the morning, leave it cooking away all day and when you return home, the beef should be melt-in-the-mouth tender. If you are short of time, you don’t have to brown the onions and beef […]

Fajitas with Homemade Guacamole

After making fajitas using a disappointing ready-made fajita spice mix bought from the supermarket, I decided to have a go at making my own.  It took a few attempts to get it right but I finally cracked it. In this video, I’ve used Piedmontese strips, which work perfectly, but of course you […]

Low Carb Lasagne

An incredibly rich and satisfying lasagne recipe which has only 416 calories a slice?   Yes please.    Trust me, you will not miss the pasta. [recipe-foody]Serves 4 Bolognese sauce (get the recipe here) 1 large courgette (or 2 small) 250g tub of ricotta cheese 1 large egg 25g Parmesan […]

Courgetti Bolognese

I used to believe that there were two secrets to a good Bolognese sauce:  using meat with enough fat and cooking the sauce for hours so that the beef tenderises and the flavours blend together. But this recipe has changed my mind.  The sauce only needs to simmer for about 10 […]

Mexican Lasagne

This idea was inspired by an old Nigella recipe which I love.  I used a rounded baking dish (this one) which was a little bit smaller than the size of the tortilla wraps so I quickly trimmed the edges with some kitchen scissors.  This took seconds and made the dish look […]

Chilli con Carne

This version of Chilli con Carne has only 300 calories per portion (without the rice), a massive 33g of protein and only 7g of fat!  It will store well in the fridge for a couple ahead.  You can make a big batch, portion it out and heat it up for a […]

The Meatza

Introducing the Meatza – the perfect grain-free alternative to pizza which is ideal for those on a low-fat, low-carb, gluten-free or Paleo diet. The Meatza works well with any kind of lean mince:  beef and turkey both work well.  Just don’t use a high-fat mince as you will end up with too […]

Crispy Chilli Beef

Healthy Crispy Chilli Beef

Crispy Chilli Beef is a favourite in Chinese takeaways everywhere.  You know it will probably be greasy and full of MSG, and it can be hit or miss:  sometimes they even over-fry it so that the beef is chewy and tough.  Yuck. This recipe will satisfy two people when served […]