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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Rosy Roasted Roots, Random Recipes and Fresh Scottish Herrings in an Oatmeal Crumb

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Rosy Roasted Roots, Random Recipes and Fresh Scottish Herrings in an Oatmeal Crumb Of all the root vegetables that are grown and available in the UK and France, Beetroot has to be one of my favourites; it’s a much maligned vegetable, probably due to being picked in harsh malt vinegar for months on end, but… 

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