Hearty nut roast

Hearty Nut Roast and Onion Gravy

Inspired by an article I read about heart health and the vitamins and minerals most beneficial to the cardiovascular system, I was inspired to make this recipe which is from the Hairy Bikers healthy eating phase. It contains just about all the nutrients recommended in the article, is totally delicious and has the added advantage […]

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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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Lemon Tarragon Cod

This is a delicious way to enjoy a tarragon sauce without the usual vat of butter that usually accompanies more traditional recipes. The cod works really well with the acidity of the lemon and the creme fraiche adds a lovely creamy texture, without the cream. I served it with new potatoes, carrots, asparagus, broccoli and […]

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Diabetic Birthday Cake

Chocolate Birthday Cake

I should point out that my back of the envelope calculation reveals a slightly higher calorific value per 100g in my cake relative to Misters Marks and Spencer (440cal versus 420), but I reckon you can get 16 slices out of my cake, giving a per portion calorie hit of 410. Which is a lot. But it’s a celebration.

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