The Red List

Red foods contain all the foods to avoid as they will be high carbohydrate foods (e.g. potatoes, rice). I strongly suggest you avoid all the items on this list, or, at best, eat them very occasionally and restrict the amount when you do. They will do nothing to help you in your attempt to reach…

The Amber List

Amber foods include ingredients containing between 6g and 25g of carbs per 100g (6% – 25%). If you are endeavouring to go into ketosis, this list will assist you to stay under a total of 50g carbs for the day. These are all net carbs and they are all 23 to 25g per indicated amount….

Chicken, Bacon & Cabbage Soup

This is a quick, soup recipe that’s easy to make, delicious and filling. I had a few things left in the fridge and had been fancying something savoury and hot all afternoon. Normally that would mean a large piece of beef was on the menu, but inspiration hit me and I knocked this together in…

Simple Cheese Sauce

This classic, storecupboard white sauce is loaded with loads of cheddar and parmesan cheese. You can use it for all sort of dishes like macaroni or cauliflower cheese Ingredients 500ml milk 4 tbsp plain flour 50g butter 100g grated strong cheddar (or 50g grated cheddar, 50g crumbled blue cheese) A handful of chives Method Pour 500ml milk into a…

Black Forest Brownies

Here is another recipe from my New Years Eve party. Introducing the Black Forest Brownie. Who doesn’t love chocolate and dark cherries! Num. Watch out, these are particularly gooey and moreish. Ingredients 400g caster sugar 225g butter, melted 60g cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 eggs 225g plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2…

2019 The Season of Change

This, for me, is a season of change. I’ve been wanting to start changing for so long now, but haven’t. I think about change a lot, often how I’m going to change, and how I’ll fuck it up and how its just easier not to bother. I’ve had a couple of days stuck at home….

“Merry Christmas” Mulled Wine Gammon

Remember my recipe for Very Cherry Cola Gammon, well this is a new variant, it’s marvellous! I cooked this for my friend groups New Years Eve party, and everyone loved it. It didn’t last long! 🙂 So, it gives me great satisfaction to acquaint you with my “Merry Christmas” mulled wine gammon with a sticky cranberry glaze. Ingredients…

HAPPY 2019

Happy new year folks! Another year has passed, another year has come. I wish for you that, with every year, you achieve all of your dreams. I will be trying (once again) to come to terms with being me, to improve my mental and physical health and I may even start to consider re-joining the…

No matter how I try…

No matter how I try, I just can’t seem to get into the Christmas mood. I’m a bit of Christmas purist at heart. I don’t like the long drawn out Christmas period it reduces the impact. I would really like Christmas to be small, quiet and dark. The world is too bright these days. I…

Braised Cabbage with Ham Hock

A few weeks ago I watched Simon Rimmer cook Roasted Hispi with Ham and Anchovy. Now I’m no fan of anchovies, but I realised that apart from his advice to serve with Bread the recipe was perfect for high protein low carb diet meal. Find Simon Rimmers Roasted Hispi with Ham and Anchovie here. So, after the…