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Every year on our birthday my sister and I get to choose what we would like for dinner and every year when we were growing up I chose roast chicken and vegetables with my sister choosing lamb shanks. These days I generally don’t choose roast chicken as I have come across so many amazing recipes in the last couple of years, however my sister still chooses lamb shanks.
My sister came over for dinner on the weekend, and even though it wasn’t her birthday Mum suggested we have lamb shanks, justified by the fact that it is rare that we are More >
These days it seems to be becoming trendy to go on a gluten free diet to lose weight. Now I could go on and on about how this is not a good idea however I will just say that a lot of gluten free substitutions are actually higher in fat, sugar and higher GI than their glutenous equivalents. This means that a lot of people actually put on weight when going on a gluten free diet (especially since if you are like me, every time you see something gluten free you just have to try it!).
For this reason I avoid More >
I had seen a couple of different versions of this of this recipe (in Teresa Cutter’s 80/20 diet cookbook and on Scandi Foodie’s blog) and thought it looked and sounded amazing so decided to make it for dinner last night.
This salmon kedgeree is so quick and easy to make so is perfect for a week night meal. Leftovers would also make a very yummy lunch! It is perfect for everyone, not just coeliac’s!
Salmon Kedgeree (serves 3)
- 1 onion, finely diced
- small piece of fresh ginger, grated
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp ground coriander
- 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 cup basmati rice
- Boiling water (375ml to More >
Sunday afternoon, pouring with rain, what to do? Make chicken patties for lunch!
Since I didn’t have a car and the rain was keeping me inside I decided to make some chicken patties to have with a salad. The chicken patties are really easy to make and are really yummy served with sweet chilli sauce. The chucks of the water chestnuts and macadamias give them a great texture. The patties are also very healthy as they don’t use breadcrumbs. The recipe is an adapted version of Teresa Cutter‘s chicken burgers with macadamia nut and lemon from her 80/20 cookbook. If you More >
Dietitian Susie Burrell recently released a book ‘Losing the last 5kg‘ which I purchased considering that is exactly (well close to since I want to lose 6) what I have been trying to do for the last 5 months or so. I am only a 1/3 of the way through the book and I already have picked up so many great tips (so much so that I am going to have to read it again and highlight some parts so I can keep coming back to them).
I will complete a review of the book and trial some of the recipes in More >
Here is a recipe that is wheat free, gluten free, low carb, high protein and low GI and still tastes amazing!
Though the recipe I took it from calls it a lasagna it is really a moussaka as it uses layers of eggplant instead of lasagna pasta sheets, making it ultra healthy.
I made it with chicken mince though you can also make it with beef mince. However, once you add the red wine, carrot and other ingredients you could almost swear that it was beef mince (as you will see in the photo below!)
I have always been skeptical about moussaka’s as I More >