British Egg Week & Egg-Cellent Recipes: 5:2 Diet Egg, Artichoke and Salmon Salad

Egg, Artichoke and Salmon Salad (5:2 Diet)

British Egg Week & Egg-Cellent Recipes: 5:2 Diet Egg, Artichoke and Salmon Salad This weeks marks British Egg Week, and as a “chicken mother”, I am a bit of an egg addict! I have three hens, Mavis who is a Black Rock, Gertie is a Bluebell and Blanche is a Sussex Light; they lay three eggs… 

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Paleo 5:2 Diet Recipe for Pepper Steak with Pan-fried Onions, Tomatoes and Spinach

Paleo 5:2 Diet Recipe for Pepper Steak with Pan-fried Onions, Tomatoes and Spinach

Paleo 5:2 Diet Recipe for Pepper Steak with Pan-fried Onions, Tomatoes and Spinach Although I enjoy my meat-free days and we do eat a lot of fish too, both of us (my husband in particular) hanker after a big juicy, red steak now and then, and so when I received a sample hamper from the… 

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Sous Vide Poached Eggs: Posh Bacon & Eggs, Smoked Haddock & Eggs and Basic Poached Eggs

Poached Eggs and Bacon on Sourdough Toast

Sous Vide Poached Eggs: Posh Bacon & Eggs, Smoked Haddock & Eggs and Basic Poached Eggs Several months ago I was sent a Sous Vide Supreme water bath machine to trial and review; in return for my wonderful machine, and I have loved using it on many occasions, I committed to creating several recipes and… 

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Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Breakfast Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans I love Sunday morning breakfasts, the feeling of a languorous “end of a weekend”, with yet another feeling of Sunday School and a church “day of rest” tradition; although in reality Sundays can be just as busy as any other day of… 

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The Smell of Summer with a Floral Salad Recipe: Egg and Tomato Salad with Marigold & Chive Flowers

The Smell of Summer with a Floral Salad Recipe: Egg and Tomato Salad with Marigold & Chive Flowers

The Smell of Summer with a Floral Salad Recipe: Egg and Tomato Salad with Marigold & Chive Flowers I can officially declare that it is summer! The mercury has been steadily rising over the last four to five days and I am wearing shorts and t-shirts, so, it MUST be summer. My herb garden and… 

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A Tasty Store-Cupboard Standby: Low-Calorie Salmon & Herb Fish-Cakes Recipe (285 Calories)

A Tasty Store-Cupboard Standby: Low-Calorie Salmon & Herb Fish-Cakes Recipe (285 Calories)

A Tasty Store-Cupboard Standby: Low-Calorie Salmon & Herb Fish-Cakes Recipe (285 Calories) I love store-cupboard and leftover recipes, but, I often forget to write them down and many a “thrown together” tasty meal idea has been lost, as it is almost impossible to replicate them again. This was one such recipe, but this time I… 

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Recipe: Low-Calorie Moroccan Cod Parcels for the 5:2 Diet and a Healthy Happy Heart

Recipe: Low-Calorie Moroccan Cod Parcels for the 5:2 Diet and a Healthy Happy Heart

Recipe: Low-Calorie Moroccan Cod Parcels for the 5:2 Diet and a Healthy Happy Heart As Lavender and Lovage regular readers will know, I love fish! I eat it at least twice a week – it’s easy to cook, tasty and extremely healthy, as well as being low in calories. I have been working with Fish… 

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My Mum’s “Teacup Apricot and Honey Porridge” Recipe for a Cold March Morning

My Mum's "Teacup Apricot and Honey Porridge" Recipe for a Cold March Morning

My Mum’s “Teacup Apricot and Honey Porridge” Recipe for a Cold March Morning Spring has ebbed away in a slither of ice and snow, and my daffodils and tulips are drooping under the weight of heavy white hoarfrost, whilst the garden birds look slightly shell-shocked as they grapple with ongoing nest-building in Arctic conditions – yes, winter… 

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Recipe: Low-Calorie Fish on Friday – Mediterranean Wild Haddock Gratin (270 calories)

Recipe: Low-Calorie Fish on Friday - Mediterranean Wild Haddock Gratin (270 calories)

Recipe: Low-Calorie Fish on Friday  Mediterranean Wild Haddock Gratin (270 calories) I know I promised you chicken stew and dumplings, in yesterday’s post – Love Food, Hate Waste for Thrifty Thursday: Home-Made Chicken Stock Recipe – but, I had forgotten that is was FRIDAY today! And, as I am a Fish Fanatic and always love to share my… 

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Recipe: Wild Haddock with Smoked Sea Salt Crust and Cherry Tomato Scramble

Recipe: Wild Haddock with Smoked Sea Salt Crust and Cherry Tomato Scramble

Recipe: Wild Haddock with Smoked Sea Salt Crust and Cherry Tomato Scramble I am always constantly amazed at how many people are scared to cook fish, for me it is the easiest ingredient to cook, and as I have said many times before, it is the original “fast food”. At my cookery school in France where… 

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