Weekend Breakfast Brunch

At the weekend I like to treat myself to a full breakfast, complete with eggs, bacon, chorizo, black pudding, whatever takes my fancy really.  This dish brings them altogether into one plate of delicious food.  You can substitute in any of the typical breakfast ingredients you like (if you prefer sausages, mushrooms for instance) Ingredients…

Quick and Healthy Turmeric Chicken

More chicken! I know I know, I seem to be overloading on chicken, but it is so versatile and easy to make quick and healthy meals with.  This one is no exception.  The most time spent is the marinating and you could quickly rustle that up the night before if you really want the chicken…

Quick and Healthy Chicken and Avocado Salad

It may seem strange to have a salad in Winter, but this warm chicken and avocado salad is so yummy and quick, it is a perfect foil for all those stews, casseroles and pies we end up eating at this time of year! Marinade Olive oil Lime juice of a lime Lime zest of half…

Quick and Easy Chicken Tarragon Soup

Chicken and tarragon are a match made in heaven, add a splash of wine and you have a melt in your mouth delicious bowl of yum. (That could be the wine talking). Another super quick, super easy dish for mid-week that is full of nourishing warmth. Recipe: Serves 2 5-6 chicken thighs, cut into pieces…

Quick and Healthy Spanish Chicken

This is an old family recipe, but also a popular one among non-Spaniards (my other half loves it and I noticed a Facebook friend made something similar the other day).  The key ingredient is a cured meat called Sobrasada .  Sobrasada can only be described as like a spreadable chorizo.  It can be eaten straight from…

Detoxing – through hell and out the other side

  Whose idea is it to detox? I’d like to know because right now I have a few choice words for that person.  Obviously, I have taken the responsibility to put myself through this hell, so the choice words should be for me, after all I wouldn’t jump off a cliff blah blah… So, you…

Healthy Tacos

  With all that turkey lying around it is tempting to wish you never had to eat another mouthful again I know. But waste not want not (I never really understood that saying!) so here is a quick and easy way to use up left-over turkey that is healthy, has nothing to do with a…

Golden Tea – The Natural Cold & Flu Remedy

Golden Tea is a fantastic natural alternative, or complement to lemsip and other cold n flu type hot medicines.  It soothes your throat, helps alleviate any inflammation in your sinuses, and gives you a great immune boost. Recipe with Golden Paste: I cup of boiling water from kettle 1 tsp golden paste i tsp manuka…

Golden Porridge

Golden Porridge is the perfect start to the day on a cold wintery day.  You can combine it with honey for an added immune support boost as well. Recipe with Golden Paste: 2-3 tbsp jumbo rolled oats. I cup of milk, almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk or soy (whichever you prefer, I use almond…

Golden Milk

Golden Milk is an ideal, warming way to benefit from the properties of turmeric and is perfect for the cold winter nights.  You can combine it with honey for an added immune support boost as well. Recipe with Golden Paste: I cup of milk, almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk or soy (whichever you prefer,…

Golden Paste

Golden Paste is a great way to keep turmeric in a dissolvable and easy to use format for all your recipes, especially Golden Tea, Golden Milk and Golden Porridge.  It is by no means essential and all of these recipes (and others) can be made using powdered turmeric and other ingredients (see the recipes in this blog…