Pickled Red Cabbage

Preserves and Pickles
May 11, 2012 Pickled Red Cabbage to add some colour to meat and cheese dishes or to add to a salad. Ingredients 500g red cabbage , finely shredded 140g coarse sea salt 500ml cider vinegar 200ml red wine 400g granulated sugar 2 tsp black peppercorns 6 bay leaves 2 tbsp yellow mustard seeds Method Place the shredded cabbage {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Mushroom & Chickpea Burgers

Vegetables
Mushroom & Chickpea Burgers a great dish for vegetarians but tasty, healthy and high in fibre for meat eater too.  There are many different recipes for this dish but this one is taken from BBC Good Food Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 250g chestnut mushrooms , finely chopped 2 garlic cloves , crushed 1 bunch {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Strawberry Jam

Preserves and Pickles
May 9, 2012 Strawberry Jam delicious on toasted teacakes or scones for a cream tea.  You need to start this jam the day before as you have to prepare the strawberries and store in the fridge overnight. Ingredients 1kg /2lb 3oz strawberries 1kg/2lb 3oz granulated sugar or caster sugar Juice of half a lemon small knob of butter {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Currant Teacakes

Breads
Currant Teacakes great toasted with butter or jam for breakfast or supper this recipe make 12 teacakes. Ingredients 800g bread flour 1 teaspoon salt 120g caster sugar 2 teaspoons dried yeast 2 teaspoons semi-skimmed dried milk powder 450ml (3/4 pint) tepid water 250g currants Method In a mixing bowl combine the  flour, salt, sugar, yeast {Tags: , , } {More...}

Banana Bread

Breads
Banana Bread this is an easy recipe and can be prepared in minutes.   You can use wholemeal flour if you wish and substitute the butter for oil, but the butter gives a richer flavour. Ingredients 4-5 tablespoons butter, softened 2 eggs 2 or 3 very ripe bananas 2/3 cup sugar 1 1/3 cup all-purpose {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Low Calorie Italian Style Beef Stew

Low Calorie Recipes
April 27, 2012 Low Calorie Italian Style Beef Stew a one pot meal which is ready in 30 minutes and just 225 calories per serving.  This recipe from BBC Good Food serves 4. Ingredients 1 onion , sliced 1 garlic clove, sliced 2 tbsp olive oil 300g pack beef stir-fry strips, or use beef steak, thinly sliced 1 {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Salmon Burgers low calorie recipe

Low Calorie Recipes
Salmon Burgers recipe from BBC Good Food tasty oriental style fish burgers.  As the recipe does not use potatoes it keeps the calorie value down to 292 calories per serving (recipe serves 4) Ingredients 4 boneless, skinless salmon fillets , about 550g/1lb 4oz in total, cut into chunks 2 tbsp Thai red curry paste thumb-size {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Healthy Egg & Chips

Low Calorie Recipes
Healthy Egg & Chips if you are counting calories but really fancy a good fry-up try this healthy version of egg and chips at just 218 calories per serving – this recipe served 4. Ingredients 500g potatoes , diced 2 shallots , sliced 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp dried crushed oregano or 1 tsp {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Peanut butter and banana pancakes

Low Calorie Recipes
Peanut butter and banana pancakes a sweet and satisfying, energy giving breakfast recipe at 300 calories a serving, a good start to the day. Ingredients 1 cup of whole grain flour 1 egg ½ cup of milk 1 cup water 1 Banana peeled and sliced 4 teasp peanut butter 2 teasp honey A few drops {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Vegetable Stock

Vegetables
Vegetable Stock is a handy ingredient to have in your fridge or freezer and is cheap and easy to make.  A good vegetable stock cn be the base of many soups and sauces. When I am preparing vegetables for a meal I keep the trimming from leeks, cauliflower and broccoli and the peelings from carrots, {Tags: , , } {More...}