Chicken and Leek Lasagne

Chicken and Leek Lasagne

This is a great recipe if you are suffering from winter induced cravings for chicken pie, or if you have plenty of leftovers from cooking a roast chicken. The recipe given here uses a whole roast bird, which is poached in its own stock (which is then used to make the sauce) before use, but […]

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Crab and Chilli Noodles with Red Chicory and Broad Bean Salad

Crab and Chilli Noodles with Red Chicory and Broad Bean Salad

This recipe is packed with the Asian flavours of chilli, lime and coriander, and so it tastes delicious even if you are not able to buy fresh white crab meat. I generally use tinned crab, and have never received any complaints! I always serve this with a Red Chicory and Broad Bean Salad, the colours […]

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Chickpea and Spinich Casserole

Chickpea and Spinach Casserole

This recipe originally came from my Cranks recipe book which I bought almost 20 years ago. It has been adjusted to reduce the fat content, with few extra spices to compensate, but is otherwise untouched. It is packed with protein and fibre; contains six of your five a day and has a very low GI. […]

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Thai Fish Curry

Diabetic Thai Fish Curry

As a rule, a takeaway Thai curry is something to be avoided as it is laden with calories and saturated fats, whilst the traditional accompaniment of sticky jasmine rice has a sky high GI and a rock bottom fibre content. This recipe allows you to still enjoy the flavour of a Thai curry (red or […]

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Vegetarian risotto

Comfort Food

For me, there is nothing quite as comforting as a lovely big bowl of velvety, creamy risotto and our recent jaunt to Rome has left me feeling extremely comforted, if a little uncomfortable around the waistband. The problem with it, diabetically speaking, is that it has to be made with Arborio rice (which is white […]

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Vegetarian risotto

Asparagus, Broccoli and Pea Risotto

Gorgeous comfort food, with the relatively high GI of the arborio rice balanced by a good dose of vegetables (around 3 portions per serving) and a reasonable protein hit from the peas and parmesan. Serve on its own or with a green salad dressed with hot olive oil in which seeds have been sizzled to […]

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