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…

Quick Tomato and Halloumi Salad

Its summer, it’s too hot cook, and too hot for junk food. Finally, a reason to eat healthily without finding it a struggle. Well, here something I throw together when its sweltering outside.

[Diet Update] Day 7 – Weigh In!

So how’d it go? The first week has gone well. None of the food was repulsive, in fact, it has been a bit of a surprise to find that the Jane Plan food is delicious. I’ve lost over 2kgs, which is precisely what I was looking for. OK, I have 24 to go (around 4st…

[Diet Update] Day 5 – Gnomic Nudity

Yesterday evening was the when I experienced “Gnomic Nudity“, otherwise known as my Gym Induction. Didn’t you do that a few days ago? Well, that was my PT’s gym, this is the gym in my building. I plan to see my PT at his gym and do my day-to-day exercise in my building’s gym. Hence my…

[Diet Update] Day 4 – A Glum Cannon

So, how as the first day using “Glucomannan”? I hear precisely no one screaming at me. Well, funny you should ask… It was fine. Full Stop.😃 Which is a relief, you hear about all those horror stories of “anal leakage” and worry that it could happen with any new dieting supplement. So, phew, no runny bot bots. Having…

[Diet Update] Day 3 – Back to Work

The joy I felt when my alarm gently roused me from a good nights sleep was without a doubt the most arse clenching upsetting thing to have happened to me in weeks. In summary, it was a bit of a downer. Still, the rent doesn’t pay itself. Today is my first day back in the…

Back to the track

The latter part of 2017 wasn’t fun. Shortly after starting the anti-anxiety medication I had a bad experience with a new GP. If you find a good GP, don’t move, even if you have to travel to see them. I was described as a drug addict by the new GP and refused a new prescription…

Taking Time Out

Friday I suppose you could say that this weekend, I’m taking time out. I’m off to see the family for a couple of days. Oddly, at the moment, its the most socially active thing I do each month, but somehow it feels like timeout, no cooking, no shopping, just winding my niece up. It will…

Low Carb – Chilli

So I promised you a recipe, and here it is. This is one I’ve found and adapted over the last few weeks in an attempt to get it ‘right’. It’s originally from an American recipe so I’ve been running with it using American measures. Oh, and there is an optional twist, one that I can…

Lemon, Rosemary and Garlic Hangover Steak

Why, Lemon, Rosemary and Garlic Hangover Steak you ask? So after a fun night at home on my own on Saturday night, I ended up hungover and not fancying doing much cooking. After racking my brains I decided on steak, but not just any steak, I wanted to ‘do something’ with it. So out of…