5:2 Diet Winter Meal Plan Ideas: Low-Calorie Turkey & Kale Scotch Broth Recipe

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5:2 Diet Winter Meal Plan Ideas: Low-Calorie Turkey & Kale Scotch Broth Recipe Hello to my first 5:2 Meal Plan and Recipes post of the New Year! I would like to tell you about my lows and highs on the diet first, and tell you JUST how much weight I have lost, and not just… 

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Potage and Pulses for October: Spiced Red Lentil Soup with Frazzled Onions Recipe

Potage, Stew, Broth or Gruel - or Soup by any other name! Spiced Red Lentil Soup with Frazzled Onions

Potage and Pulses for October: Spiced Red Lentil Soup with Frazzled Onions Recipe We are now almost in the midst of October……..so, well into autumn now, and winter and the sparkling festive season are just a few weeks away. The nights have drawn in and the clocks will be going back an hour next week,… 

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Meal Plan: Diet Food and Comfort Food – Farmhouse Chicken & Vegetable Stew with Dumplings Recipe

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Meal Plan: – Diet Food and Comfort Food – Farmhouse Chicken & Vegetable Stew with Dumplings Recipe   I apologise for missing out on last week’s Monday Meal Plan, but, I was making marmalade in Somerset with Vivien Lloyd, and was away from Sunday until very late on Monday evening when I got back home. I… 

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Five-A-Day Family Supper Recipe: “Sunday Lunch” Chicken, Sausage and Vegetable Hotpot

Five-A-Day Family Supper Recipe: "Sunday Lunch" Chicken, Sausage and Vegetable Hotpot

Five-A-Day Family Supper Recipe: “Sunday Lunch” Chicken, Sausage and Vegetable Hotpot Ahhhh…..Slow Sunday! A day of comparative rest, unless you are cooking a “full on” family Sunday roast that is; a day to turn over in bed for another few minutes or half an hour, a day of “no bills” through the letter box.  A… 

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Charles Dickens and London Particular: Ham and Pea Soup Recipe

Charles Dickens and London Particular: Ham and Pea Soup Recipe

Charles Dickens and London Particular: Ham and Pea Soup Recipe It has been foggy lately, the New Year opened with thick, swirling fog – the sort where drips of moisture are amplified by the close pressing presence of this most depressing of weather phenomena. Rain I can cope with, now and then that is, snow is initially magical before it becomes sludge or… 

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A 5:2 Fast Day Diet Winter Meal Plan with Low Calorie Highland Stew Recipe

A 5:2 Fast Day Diet Winter Meal Plan with Low Calorie Highland Stew Recipe

A 5:2 Fast Day Diet Winter Meal Plan with Low Calorie Highland Stew Recipe I know what you all thinking, it’s all been quiet on the 5:2 diet front lately; well, what with doing my Wartime Kitchen and preparing for Christmas, I have not had time to post any meal plans, or indeed any of… 

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5:2 Diet – A Fabulous Vegetarian Red Pepper, Lentil and Cheese Pâté (Spread) Recipe

Vegetarian Red Pepper, Lentil and Cheese Pâté (Spread) Recipe

- 5:2 Diet – A Fabulous Vegetarian Red Pepper, Lentil and Cheese Pâté (Spread) Recipe Some tasty crispbreads arrived just in time for me recently (as I am on a diet) and a VERY big thanks to Ryvita UK for sending me a packet of their new flavour HINT OF CHILLI CRISPBREAD as well as a very… 

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The Very Merry Soup Month of May! Curried Scottish Carrot and Lentil Soup

Curried Scottish Carrot and Lentil Soup

The Very Merry Soup Month of May! Curried Scottish Carrot and Lentil Soup Who would have thought that in May I would still be hankering after soup to warm the soul as well as me! We are only two days into May and already I am planning more soup days….. which, as it happens is fine,… 

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Salt Cod, Lobster and Mangoes – Interview with Shelina Permalloo the 2012 MasterChef Winner

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- Salt Cod, Lobster and Mangoes – Interview with Shelina Permalloo 2012 MasterChef Winner “Geert van Hecke taught me to believe in my food style as well as simplicity in cooking” – Shelina Permalloo  There will be many of you out there who like me were glued to the television every week for the 2012 MasterChef… 

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