LEMON & MASCARPONE PUDDINGS These deliciously light and tasty puddings are the perfect dessert to follow a spicy meal. The fresh taste of lemon zest with the mascarpone topping is difficult to beat. These little individual puddings are made and baked within minutes in the microwave, but they can also be baked in the oven
COLESLAW This lovely, sweet, crunchy coleslaw is perfect to serve with fried and baked chicken and with sausage rolls and a cold-meats and cheese picnic plate. A light and healthy addition to most meals – and lovely on a cheese or ham sandwich too. The batch comes in at 42g net carbs, so you need
JAMAICAN JERK SEASONING I found it impossible (recently) to find Jamaican Jerk seasoning in my local shops, so decided to make my own. It’s all a matter of degree and taste, but this is as good a place to start as any. I mixed a couple of different recipes together to determine my own family’s
JAMAICAN BAKED CHICKEN This is a lovely, keto variation on the KFC type of chicken in seasoned breadcrumbs. Very simple to make and absolutely delicious to eat. I tend to make this with chicken thighs as there’s more meat on them than drumsticks and I make chicken breasts for my partner as he doesn’t like
CHOCOLATE OLIVE OIL CAKE This deliciously rich, moist and gooey cake is to die for. It is incredibly simple to make and, I am sure it will now become a staple, go-to, cake recipe in our household. I’ve converted the recipe from a regular Sainsbury’s cookbook, so it’s now incredibly keto-friendly and each slice has
RED PESTO PORK CHOPS This is a wonderfully simple and deliciously tasty dish to cook. Thick, wholesome pork chops marinated and cooked in red pesto sauce with a sticky and caramelised finish, are truly a revelation. Inspired by www.dietdoctor.com, this has become a staple dish in our household. Incredibly low carb at just 3.4g net
CAULIFLOWER MASH My partner really dislikes cauliflower, but I have persuaded him to try my cauliflower mash. He is now an enthusiastic convert. This very simple dish can be made in 15 minutes and is a wonderful accompaniment to the usual beef, pork, lamb, chicken and fish dishes that are served with the traditional mashed
Yesterday marked the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice, and hence, the Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year of 4720, the Year of the Tiger. According to Chinese astrology, children born in the Year of the Tiger will be imbued with character traits of bravery, competitiveness, unpredictability, and confidence. They are very charming
DOUGHNUTS Spring is coming; the nights are getting lighter, the sun is beginning to break through, the snowdrops, daffodils and crocus are erupting from the ground and I wanted to make something that I could nibble on whilst sitting in the garden with a cup of coffee – and here it is; Doughnuts! These doughnuts
LUCY’S CIPRIANI CAKE My stepdaughter, Lucy, is staying with us at the moment and she’s inspired me to pick up my blog again and to publish all the lovely recipes I’ve been making over the last couple of months. She loves baking and needed a little encouragement and advice, so she made this for us!
TOFFEE SAUCE This is the most amazing and versatile toffee sauce. It can be used hot as a runny sauce, or cold as a thicker, spreadable sauce. I use it to drizzle over desserts and doughnuts, to spread in the middle of cakes, to use in the middle of melt-in-the-middle toffee puddings, to pour over
VANILLA TRAY CAKE WITH FROSTING & DRIED RASPBERRIES This lovely cake is so quick and easy to make and just warms your heart when you just fancy a piece of sweet cake with a cup of coffee. The simplicity is its strength and your guests will never know you are on a keto diet.